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AlfaSeed : Are Games the Ultimate Creative Output for 3D Digital Art?

Alfa SeeD are two popular digital artists providing exceptional Poser content, who are also aiming their creations towards the game market. They provide a mix of quality science fiction and fantasy content and are one of the most popular vendors on Runtime DNA and describe themselves as “Electronic Performers”. In this interview, republished from Issue 23 of 3D Art Direct, we discover their passion for game artwork and how they’ve continued to evolve as artists despite their many challenges.

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3DAD: How was AlfaseeD formed and what were some of your early successes that enabled the company to grow and progress to the next level?

AlfaSeeD: AlfaseeD is the evolution of our previous “AS”, our first being Aery Sense, then Awful Soul and Aery Soul after it.

The Seed of creativity, what spawns amazing fantasies and art is at the root of our work and everything else that we enjoying doing. Alfa (alpha) Seed represent the want and need to bloom (again) and grow (we quit producing content for a year or so).

We re-entered the 3D graphics world as AlfaseeD in March 2011 with the intent of creating wonderful 3D products and game designs, to expand compared to our previous selves.

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3DAD 006 : How to create character digital art with impact: Interview with Deedee Davies on Poser Pro and Photoshop

In this session I interview a British artist called Deedee Davies who creates some outstanding artwork with Carrara Pro, Vue, Poser Pro and Photoshop.

Have you ever wondered how to create art with impact, especially for media such as book covers? Deedee reveals some tips on this and other great resources as she talks about her artwork.

I hope you enjoy the interview with Deedee and take a look at her portfolio at www.3dfantasyart.co.uk/

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In the interview we cover:-

  • How to create art with impact. Does less really mean more? eBook covers Vs physical book covers.
  • Trying to gain decent colour palettes in your scenes; using complementary colours. Deedee mentions the tool http://colorschemedesigner.com/ 
  • “Too little emotion and your character looks like a shop window dummy, too much and they look crazed.”. Using the Liquify tool in Photoshop to overcome this.
  • What was it like for Deedee when she gained her first commissions and in helping to sell stories and novels for authors with her book cover artwork?.
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