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  • Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate

    20 Review(s)
    "Great book" - Dave, 26 December 2020
    " I’ve followed along with YouTube tutorials and some cheap Udemy courses But until getting this book with the downloadable resources to enhance my learning I wasn’t making the progress I wanted. Now I have this and a few other manuals from this site my work is improving. "
    Tap into the world of Procreate, the groundbreaking app for the iPad that brings unbounded creativity into the hands of digital artists of all levels! In this invaluable beginner’s guide, professional artists show you how to draw, paint, and sketch digitally, at home or on the go. Packed full of expert tips, diverse projects, and inspirational artwork, it unlocks the secrets of this affordable, versatile, and highly intuitive software. Exploring the creative potential of layer masks, blend modes, and how to create your own custom brushes, leading artists from across the concept art and illustration industries share eye-opening step-by-step tutorials to enable you to confidently create your own digital masterpieces. The engaging and accessible chapters take you right back to basics. From creating your first canvas to exporting your final artwork, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate shows beginners and experienced creators alike how to get the most from this digital art game-changer.
    Incl. Tax: $30.17

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 11

    9 Review(s)
    "Fab and inspiring" - Pip, 3 July 2020
    " I loved this book it gave useful tips and interesting ways of doing things differently (and better!). Lots of different styles too. It also makes a great coffee table book. "
    Bursting from the pages of issue 11 are dynamic tutorials, in-depth interviews, and expressive characters from a selection of the industry’s most talented creators. Delve into dynamic demonstrations by Jake W Morrison, Amanda McFarlane, and Vanessa Morales, as they create characters with a life of their own; and uncover the tools and techniques used by Sam Nassour to develop his captivating cover art. For a little lighter reading, check out the informative mini features to pick up top tips on how to effectively indicate scale, as well as how to approach alternative color palettes, and imbue characters with emotion. And lastly, relish a jam-packed gallery of engaging artwork by Roma Gewska, Madison Harper, and Leonard Furuberg.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Komorebi: The Art of Djamila Knopf - with signed bookplate

    6 Review(s)
    "Nostalgie at its best" - Dafina, 11 March 2021
    " I really love Djamila Knopf's art, and this book is a great compilation of her beautiful artwork. Plus, you're getting some really valuable tips & tricks and tutorials on the illustration process. "
    Illustrator Djamila Knopf's first art book leads us through her universe, where anime-influenced characters, exquisitely drawn and colored settings, and fantastical travels through other worlds enchant her loyal fans and fellow artists worldwide. Across its pages you will find a collection of Djamila's best artwork, sketchbook pages, tutorials, and personal insights into her thought processes, early influences and journey of becoming an artist.
    Incl. Tax: $38.41

  • Art Fundamentals 2nd edition

    5 Review(s)
    "Extremely Useful" - Julie, 3 December 2020
    " As someone who struggled quite a lot in art before to finally accept that I needed to know the fundamentals to be good at drawing, this book saved my career. It is well explained, and with training on the side, is a really wonderful way to understand the core of drawing and painting ! I recommand this book to everyone I know who wants to learn the fundamentals all the time. (In general, I recommand highly every book on 3DTotal, this site is one of the best thing I encounter in my art journey) The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because, as english isn't my mother tong, some part needed quite an amount of translation because of the advanced vocabulary - but appart from that it's really great! "
    Even more expert advice, key techniques, and illuminating artwork upgrades 3dtotal’s bestselling Art Fundamentals, the cornerstone of every artist’s bookshelf. Whether you work in a traditional or digital medium, understanding the foundations of art itself is essential for engaging and confident results. Real-world rules make concept art so much more believable, while a clear comprehension of time-honored principles can elevate a classic subject to new levels of accomplishment. This must-have, updated edition of Art Fundamentals is written and illustrated by experts from a range of creative backgrounds. It demystifies the crucial elements of art, while specially selected artwork details how the fundamentals have been cleverly applied to the canvas by incredible professional artists.
    Incl. Tax: $41.15

  • Guweiz: The Art of Gu Zheng Wei - with signed bookplate

    4 Review(s)
    "Great book but it does look a bit different to the preview" - Mikhail, 14 December 2020
    " I agree with Imran - some of the images are really dark (compared to the preview). I'm also not that sure about the value of the "texture" which looks as wet paint spots on half of the pages, which mostly doesn't affect the works except for a couple of pages. Still a good book of course, with plenty of great works "
    Digital artist Gu Zheng Wei, AKA Guweiz, shares his anime-inspired world in this captivating book. His unique urban take on the popular manga and anime styles is gripping right from the first page, from his often poetic take on Japanese lifestyles to the fantastic narratives he creates. Embark on a journey through his imaginative world, and uncover a prolific portfolio packed with gritty details of the urban landscape and dark, surreal tones.
    Incl. Tax: $38.41

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 12

    3 Review(s)
    "Great for inspiration and technique" - Laurent, 3 July 2020
    " There's such a variety of styles and techniques to draw from. Really helpful when I'm stuck and looking for a solution to a problem ora novel approach to designing a character. "
    Crafted by a selection of the industry’s best and brightest; adorable creatures, kooky aliens, and an array of more personable characters bound from the inside of issue 12. Devised for a range of audiences, the designers outline how best to understand your viewer, reveal some of their favorite techniques built for speed and efficiency, and impart the importance of harnessing your unique take on a client’s brief. Absorb invaluable advice from professional visual development artist, Simon Baek (Toy Story 4, Onward), and the motivational and deeply inspiring words of whimsical illustrator, Sara Kajba of Moonchild Illustrations. Sit back and revel in the fascinating technical approaches of cover artist Sarah Conradsen, the mastermind behind this issue’s shady gang of mercriminals; Tom van Rheenen, and 2D designer for Atomic Cartoons, Lara Carson.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Anatomy for Artists

    2 Review(s)
    "Best Human Anatomy Book I've seen yet!" - Cristopher Lincoln, 12 February 2021
    " This book has really amazing high quality photos side by side with anatomical drawings, contour lines, and planar forms overlaid on top of them. Makes it very easy to understand all the anatomical forms of the figure from every angle. There are good comparisons of male and female skeletons, joint mechanics, and some overweight and age references as well. With the bulk of the book showing both male and female figure. Warning though the book is 100% nude photos, so if that kind of thing bothers you or your giving it as a gift make sure their mature enough to deal with the subject matter. I'd recommended this book to any artists working with the human figure in any medium both traditional and digital. "
    Anatomy for Artists: A visual guide to the human form Anatomy for Artists presents an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Over 240 specially commissioned photographs capture every detail, from muscle definition and bony landmarks to a valuable catalogue of postures and poses. Every photograph is overlaid with musculature, planar, and contour diagrams drawn by figurative fine artist and illustrator Charlie Pickard to deepen your comprehension. The illuminating introduction by expert and teacher Jahirul Amin results in a thorough understanding of the subject and how it relates to your work. Detailed diagrams reveal the inner workings of the joints and muscles, and how their shape and movement affect what you see on the surface, and ultimately in your art.
    Incl. Tax: $48.01

  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator

    2 Review(s)
    "Excellent book and great quality" - Richard, 3 December 2020
    " Informative, fun to read through and lovely quality. It looks great behind the dust sheet. Sure I’ll read through it more than once. "
    Discover how top children’s illustrators portray characters, narratives, and themes through the art of visual storytelling in this uniquely practical and inspirational handbook. Indispensable techniques are revealed alongside captivating illustrated examples, while in-depth sample stories show how the professionals approach their work. There are even tips for artists who want to write the story too!
    Incl. Tax: $41.15

  • Masters of Sketching: Patrick Ballesteros & Paride Bertolin (Download Only)

    1 Review(s)
    "A great tool and a good book even in a ebook format" - Alejandro, 21 September 2020
    " I was locking for the printed version of this book but I found only the ebook version. Anyway it is one of the fundamentals of 3D total. Very interesting book even if you buy the ebook version. "
    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring concept illustrator Patrick Ballesteros and character designer Paride Bertolin. Sketching is a versatile medium used by artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, from the old Renaissance Masters to modern concept artists today. Learning from other artists is one of the best things you can do to improve your own technique, and through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process.
    Incl. Tax: Free!

  • Dibujante Nocturno: The Art of Fran Garcés

    1 Review(s)
    "Amazing!! " - Jatze, 21 December 2020
    " I follow the artist since years and this artbook ist breathtaking! There is so much living in this works and with fantastic colors and details you get the feeling this is real! I love it!! I hope the next book will be out soon (I can't unse Kickstarter so I have to wait, but I will :D) "
    Turn the pages of this lavishly produced book to discover a collection of monsters, creatures, and characters created by illustrator and digital artist Fran Garcés, AKA Dibujante Nocturno. Explore an inspiring gallery of his fantastical works and discover step-by-step tutorials that break down not only the artist’s workflow and routine, but also his intricate pen sketching techniques, cleverly chosen color palettes, and detailed rendering. This inspiring book presents a unique opportunity for fans of fantasy art and creature design to see how the epic art of Dibujante Nocturno is created.
    Incl. Tax: $38.41

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 14

    1 Review(s)
    "THE magazine to gain insight" - Jerr, 3 December 2020
    " Being buying CDQ since it first came out. Always full of interesting and practicle hints, tips and studies. Well worth getting hold off. "
    On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry’s finest international artists. Delve into an enlightening interview with award-winning artist Izzy Burton, as she talks about her passion for storytelling, then explains the inspiration and technical approach that led her to this issue’s absorbing cover. Then, unearth invaluable advice from Tim Probert, Art Director at Nathan Love Studio in New York, as he offers guidance on juggling personal and commercial projects. In-depth tutorials from highly respected artists including Toshiki Nakamura and Justin Rodrigues are presented with flair and interest, to help artists of all levels improve and discover new design techniques. Cute creatures, mythological beasts, and hilarious human characters leap from the pages to offer precious inspiration.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Fundamentals of Character Design

    1 Review(s)
    "Comprehensive!" - Paul, 3 December 2020
    " This VERY thick book is a comprehensive look at the elements that go into effective character design. Covering essentially all aspects of character design with a variety of drawing styles and finish treatments, there's something to be learned in here for everyone - from the beginning artist/character designer to the most experienced. Full of inspiration and great advice. Even with the shipping (to the U.S.) priced at nearly the cost of the book, it's well worth the investment! "
    Fundamentals of Character Design: How to create engaging characters for illustration, animation & visual development Why do the characters in our favorite books, animations, and games stay with us long after the final scene? The heroic protagonist, evil villain, comedic sidekick - even the supporting cast – have been crafted by clever character designers with incredible skills at their fingertips. This comprehensive character-design toolkit, written by industry professionals, includes everything you need to design successful and compelling characters.
    Incl. Tax: $43.89

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 13

    1 Review(s)
    "Totally worth it!" - Elm, 3 July 2020
    " If you are interested in character design and/or illustration I can only recommend CDQ. I‘m a freelance artist with a CDQ subscription and I get a lot of inspiration from every issue. Issue 13 is an especially interesting one since it has an article regarding „worried bread“. ;) Even shipping to Germany works like a charm. "
    This issue’s selection of industry specialists paints a vivid world filled with colorful characters, emotive anthropomorphic cats, and horror icons as never seen before. A diverse range of artists showcase how to utilize light and color, interpret unusual design briefs, and develop unique backstories to enhance character concepts. Follow artistic instincts with surrealist illustrator Moon and pick up the unique “fast and loose” or “referenced and studied” creative processes of featured artists Megan Rose Ruiz, Vanessa Morales, and Dom Murphy. Freelance author and illustrator Andrew Kolb also takes the time to share his creative story and charming illustrations, and Seed Animation studio offer invaluable industry insights.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator - SAMPLE (Download Only)

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    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator, where illustrator Ruth Hammond covers the topics of considering your audience and illustrating an ongoing narrative. Plus, inside you can find a code to receive four free reference cards when you order How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator from our shop.
    Incl. Tax: Free!

  • Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 (Downloadable Edition)

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    The Digital Art Masters series presents another scintillating collection of work from 50 world-class digital artists. The Digital Art Masters series has brought together over 300 fantastic examples of the world's best 2D and 3D digital art. Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 continues this tradition by ushering in a new elite group of talented artists whose images are sure to inspire and astound in equal measure. But this book doesn't just showcase beautiful art; it also offers up details of the creation process behind each image, penned by the artists themselves, presenting a unique opportunity for readers to follow in the footsteps of the masters. Covering topics ranging from fantasy and characters to scenes and cartoons, Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 has something for everyone and is sure to get those creative juices flowing.

    Incl. Tax: Free!

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