This mammoth 161-page eBook offers an extremely detailed exploration of the techniques and design approaches behind creating epic and lavish digital artwork with a space and science fiction theme.
The series is divided into three main categories; Planets and starfields, Transport and Environments and spans across twelve in-depth chapters. The tutorials on offer cover a multitude of techniques and useful tips and tricks to painting all aspects of space. They also deal with the tools in Photoshop used to create such effects.
The author covers the aesthetic considerations behind producing a wide array of both digital and traditional artwork alike, as well as much of the scientific theory relevant to the design process ensuring a measured and realistic approach to the subject matter.
We look at traditional sketching techniques common to many design studios and how these practices work hand in hand with digital methods, while ensuring a practical approach to solving the artistic issues, and producing both plausible and imaginative concepts.
Product details Author: 3DTotal.com Ltd Tutorial by: C M Wong Platform: SOFTWARE TITLE Format: DOWNLOAD ONLY PDF Size: 143 MB Pages: 161
Part One - Planets and star fields
Chapter 1 - Stars & Nebulas
We start off this space painting eBook with the jewels in the night sky: the stars!
Chapter 2 - Barren worlds
In this chapter we look at planetoids and worlds with minimal-to-no atmosphere and discuss how they are affected by the lack of atmosphere.
Chapter 3 - Barren planets
The third chapter of this ebook covers how planets are formed, depicts the destruction and death of planets and explores the farthest regions of our known solar system.
Chapter 4 - Gaian planets
This chapter looks at the search for new Earth-like worlds, the colonization of planetary surfaces and settlements within space.
Chapter 5 - Colonized planets
In the final chapter of this first section we finally relinquish the heavy theory aspects of composition, painting and rendering and now take the opportunity to tackle one of our more sci-fi based topics: colonized worlds.
Part Two - Transport
Chapter 6 - Spaceships
The second section of this eBook tutorial covers various types of space transport. This chapter kicks things off by looking at the humble spaceship.
Chapter 7 - Capital ships
In this seventh chapter we continue to discuss spaceships, this time focusing on impossibly grand capital ships that can span up to a few miles in length.
Chapter 8 - Space stations
This chapter examines the depiction of truly large installations in space - namely space stations. We will also consider their primary users (for human inhabitation).
Part Three - Environments
Chapter 9 - Sci-fi hanger
The third section of this eBook deals with environments in space. Chapter 9 starts by exploring sci-fi hangers, a unique set design that is a common feature in any sci-fi game or blockbuster film.
Chapter 10 - Space battle
This chapter covers how a typical freelance artists, or studio, can go about producing key scenes for use within the pre-production process of a game or movie.
Chapter 11 - Mining the asteroid fields
In this chapter we examine aspects of a more civilian nature in terms of life in space.
Chapter 12 - Space colonies
The final chapter of this tutorial reaches forward to a time when mankind has decided to actively reach for the stars and build the first space colony.
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Customer Reviews (14)
The best overview of for space opera illustration
This book is no only dedicated to 2d illustrators, but also to every one wanting to composed space scene. The tutorials are clear and handy, from concept to result through technical steps.Review by David(Posted on 04/01/2017)
A Must-Have ebook not only for 2d artist.
My hobby is 3d modelling and rendering. I decided to participate in a contest. The theme was "deep space". Making a 3d spaceship was easy but it was a headache for me to create a nice backgound. With the help of this ebook I learned how to create planets, galaxies, etc. I have learned a lot from this ebook. A great buy!Review by Sandor(Posted on 01/09/2014)
this is one of the best eBooks i've ever had.
a must have for 2D artists, it explains a lot about colors, atmosphere, planets, galaxies.
it's a great reference for space or sci-fi concept art.Review by Alejandro(Posted on 07/11/2013)
Fast and efficient
Fast service, good book, as much for the information as the inspiration. Would love it and others to be longer.Review by Nikolai(Posted on 02/10/2012)
Excellent information. There isn't much more that I can add which has already been stated, other than this; I am glad that I purchased the e-book!!
Thanks 3dTotal and Dr. Wong!Review by Ross(Posted on 23/09/2012)
Great value and info
A ton of content for an ebook and really good informative information. It has a lot of great easy to follow steps. The writing is up to par with all the rest of 3d total's amazing ebooks. A great buy!Review by Zachary(Posted on 12/06/2012)
Top eBook with a lot of information. Review by Benjamin(Posted on 15/05/2012)
Great for learning technique.
This is a really great product. I really enjoyed learning new techniques and design styles, I recommend this to beginners - intermediate illustrators and digital painters.Review by Chris(Posted on 08/05/2012)
Certainly teaches you everything you would want to learn about Space Scenes. From Stars and Nebulas to Planets and Ships, you will find everything here!Review by Stefan(Posted on 08/05/2012)
I learned a lot with this tutorial.Review by Rafael(Posted on 09/06/2011)
I have learnt great techniques and skills learned thanks to this. Great value too!Review by paul(Posted on 15/10/2010)
This ebook has the essential information of how design and construct your own space scenario with custom ships, worlds, nebulas and also explain the best way to paint magnific textures and effects for the very objects of space. It not only angage the artistic way, but the fisical and real way for help the artist to design and draw scenarios with real concepts. Review by Carlos Eduardo Puccini da Silva(Posted on 16/08/2010)
A lot of material for the price
A lot of material for the price, I really enjoyed this set of tutorials. I definitely picked up a few bits of useful info, and one thing I like is he discusses more general space related info to get you in the correct frame of mind before attacking a project. Reference and research is always an important part of the design process, and it's often missed, so I'm glad he gets into the topic. Only downside is I wish he spent a little more time working on the final piece for each chapter, as I still find them a little rough, it would have been nice for at least some of them to reach a higher level of finish. Review by Neil Blevins(Posted on 16/08/2010)
One of the best ebooks I've seen
One of the best ebooks I've seen. Excellent product! Explains the very basic steps from colors in space to advanced techniques about reflection, perspective and atmosphere. A must buy!!! Review by Roberto Luiz Batista de Lima (Posted on 16/08/2010)