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  • Character Design Quarterly - Subscription

    11 Review(s)
    Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine offers inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine provides a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.
  • Character Design Quarterly issue 08

    Issue 08 is teeming with fantastic original content from talented international designers. Peek inside the fascinating creative practices of Max Ulichney and Nicholas Kole, and meet the man behind the stunning cover art; Ramón Nunez. As you dive deeper into this issue, you will grasp how to effectively guide the viewer to increase readability like Dave Bardin and jump into drawing successful dynamic action poses with César Vergara. Discover award-winning designer Nikolas Ilic’s reimagining of a classic pirate captain while Alexander Cho reveals the power of color and its ability to dramatically alter the mood of your designs. And finally, to complete our exhilarating journey, explore the adrenaline-fueled dinosaur universe created by Toni Reyna for his informative tutorial on devising unique related characters.
    Incl. Tax: $14.35

  • Still Just Kidding

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    Cassandra Calin’s ability to document the hilarity of relatable everyday events in a series of webcomics has made her a worldwide success and generated a huge following on social media. In this book, not only can you find a collection of her best-loved comics, illustrations, and lots of original content, but Cassandra also offers a unique insight behind the scenes – sharing how she went from drawing on her parents’ furniture, to drawing a character with bad hair and high expectations, who continues to go viral to this day. Still Just Kidding is an excellent resource for any aspiring comic artist, but also for anyone who enjoys the humor and awkwardness of familiar situations..

    Incl. Tax: $31.30

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 06

    4 Review(s)
    Issue 06 features a range of exciting artists and character designers to awaken your creativity! Self-taught artist Amanda MacFarlane discusses her engaging designs, Floriane Marchix chats to us about visual development on animated feature films, and James A. Costillo talks about the skills needed to become a successful Art Director. In this issue’s tutorials, comic artist Ivan Shavrin explains how to distinguish conflicting characters in a scene, Hollie Mengert creates a trio of characters featuring both contrast and cohesion, and Tata Che shows how a character can develop and adapt throughout a life span. Also in this issue you can find professional design tips from artists including Julia Christians, Luis Gadea, and Victoria Kosheleva. Plus, our incredible cover artist, Lois van Baarle (Loish), discusses her life and work as a freelance artist and shows the progress of creating this spectacular cover artwork!
    Incl. Tax: $14.35

  • The Sketchbook of Loish

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    The Sketchbook of Loish is the second published book by digital artist Loish (Lois van Baarle) after it was successfully funded on Kickstarter in four minutes. Showcasing a wide range of her traditional and digital sketches, this book features exclusive artwork, both old and new, by Loish, ranging from character sketches to environmental speed paints. Loish also offers insight and advice on key topics such as stylization and sketch development, making it a useful book for any artist looking for tips on approaching digital sketching as well as admirers of Loish’s work.

    Incl. Tax: $30.00

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 07

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    Inside issue 07, designers including Steph Laberis and Haley Justice offer valuable lessons, such as how to make impactful changes to your designs through the use of shape language, and transforming animals into memorable and successful characters. Eduardo Vieira composes a quartet of distinctive characters with an intrinsic connection – heavy-metal music! Combatting stereotypes is tackled by Anthony Wheeler, and Jens A. Larsen Aas has advice on strengthening characters through simple stylistic effects. Discover informative insights into the entertainment industry as Dani Diez, Elsa Chang, and Dirk van Dulmen discuss their creative practices. Meanwhile, Isadora Zeferino and Sheena Dempsey lead us through the fascinating world of the children’s book industry. Finally, cover illustrator Cécile Carre shares the skills that have propelled her from qualified engineer to accomplished character designer.
    Incl. Tax: $14.35

  • Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques

    12 Review(s)
    For matte painters and concept artists working in the movie, video game, and TV industries, it is often important to be able to quickly and efficiently create artwork for storyboarding and storytelling purposes. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques aims to be the go-to book for artists training to enter the industry, and for established artists looking to brush up on their knowledge of speed painting. With invaluable time-saving tips on custom brushes and photobashing, and guides for painting in 10-, 30-, 60- or 120-minute periods, this book will help you on your way to becoming a speed-painting master!
    Incl. Tax: $28.69

  • The Art of Loish

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    The Art of Loish is the first published compendium of the works of digital artist and animator Loish (Lois van Baarle), offering you inspiration, insight, and exclusive artwork. Featuring a wide range of Loish’s illustrations, the book will show her development from someone who drew digitally as a hobby into a highly popular professional artist. The book will include a visual timeline of Loish’s artistic journey with a selection of remakes of past works to demonstrate the evolution of her work. With expert tips you’ll see Loish’s creative process, from initial idea and sketch to finished piece.
    Incl. Tax: $30.00

  • Custom Brushes: V1 (Download Only)

    6 Review(s)
    The Custom Brushes eBook is a 77-page tutorial about how to create your very own set of custom brushes.

    Regular Price: $11.16

    Special Price Incl. Tax: $3.91

  • Learn to paint heroes and villains (Download Only)

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    Shape, color, and theory are a few of the key ingredients when it comes to crafting any concept design. When designing characters, we can use these skills to create a sense of good-willed beings, or evil-natured beasts. The tutorials presented in this e-book reveal how to turn character design briefs into portfolio-worthy designs, with heaps of pro tips and tricks for you to take into your other projects, too!
    Incl. Tax: $12.98

  • Custom Brushes: V2 (Download Only)

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    In the second volume of our Custom Brushes eBook series, we have asked six industry professionals, including the likes of Carlos Cabrera, Nykolai Aleksander and Roberto F. Castro, to show us the techniques that they use to produce custom brushes.

    Regular Price: $12.98

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  • Elements: V3 (Download Only)

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    This third volume of the Elements series is a 40-page guide to 2D digital painting and can be followed in most software packages that support paintbrushes and layers. The eBook follows cartoon and comic artist, Carlos Cabrera, as he takes a basic scene and transforms it into five different weather conditions: sandstorm, twister, rainstorm, snowstorm and heatwave.

    Regular Price: $11.16

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  • Elements: V1 (Download Only)

    5 Review(s)
    The Elements: V1 eBook is a 70-page guide to 2D digital painting and can be followed in most software packages that support paintbrushes and layers. In the first volume of this series, we cover such topics as painting eyes, fabric, fire and smoke, flesh wounds, and fur and hair.

    Regular Price: $11.16

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  • Elements: V2 (Download Only)

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    The Elements: V2 eBook is a 70-page guide to 2D digital painting and can be followed in most software packages that support paintbrushes and layers. In the second volume of this series, we cover topics such as painting rocks and stone, skies, skin, trees and water.

    Regular Price: $11.16

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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 05 - SOLD OUT!

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    Inside issue 05 is a host of extraordinary character designers including Kun Vic and Paul Schoeni, who share the secrets of their successful careers. John Loren illuminates the subject of lighting, while Dung Ho leads a fast and effective warm-up exercise. Tutorials packed with practical ways to improve your character design include Guilherme Franco’s guide to depicting fury with impact, James A. Castillo’s engaging circus troupe, and Alexandra Frantseva’s multi-genre ninja-warrier concept. Ester Conceicao deals with anthropomorphism, while Kévin Roualland reveals how to develop an authentic fantasy character. Plus, Beatrice Blue’s enchanting cover design is broken down to show how she tells a story within a single scene!
    Incl. Tax: $14.35

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