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We wanted to bring you even more useful content, so we have added this new section to our shop. You can now find a fantastic selection of free resources all in one place! Learn how to design and animate characters, explore sci-fi art and tutorials, discover essential anatomy tips, and more! This section will continue to be updated with informative and inspiring items, so keep checking back to see what new resources become available for free, or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know!

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

    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.
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  • FREE CHAPTER - Creating Stylized Characters

    Free downloadable sample chapter from Creating Stylized Characters. In this chapter, illustrator Max Grecke creates a high-ranking alien villain equipped with a protective armored suit.
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  • Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 (Downloadable Edition)

    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.

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  • Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 (Downloadable Edition)

    Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 delves into the working practices of some of the world's best digital artists to reveal the creation processes behind their breathtaking images. Originally launched in 2005, Digital Art Masters series showcase the work of some of the finest 2D and 3D artists from around the world. Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 is our biggest book yet. It welcomes another 50 up and-coming and veteran artists, and follows the tradition of taking readers beyond the breathtaking images with detailed breakdowns of the techniques and tricks each artist employed while creating their stunning imagery. Inspirational and instructive, this is more than just a gallery or coffee table book, this is a timeless resource for any digital artist.
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  • Loish - Coloring Book (Download Only)

    Mini downloadable coloring book featuring designs by popular digital artist Lois van Baarle, AKA Loish.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue (Download Only)

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    This sample issue features a fantastic collection of tips and tutorials from talented artists, including Shaun Bryant, Avner Geller, and Stephanie Rizo. Additionally, Ida Hem builds a sense of disappointment into her character to create a cohesive story, and Almu Redondo shows how she uses standard practices from other disciplines, such as psychology and method acting, to innovate her design choices. You can also find inspiring words and invaluable career insights from renowned artists Meg Park, Kenneth Anderson, and Max Ulichney. Enjoy!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 04 (Download Only)

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    Issue 04 of Total magazine returns to the theme of anatomy, including features on basic form and proportions, how to prepare for a life drawing session, the structure of the human skull, and more!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 03 (Download Only)

    Issue 03 of Total magazine focuses on the theme of characters, including tutorials from Randy Bishop, Denis Zilber, and Brun Croes to help you hone your character design skills. So, get stuck in and see what characters we can help you create in the issue!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 02 (Download Only)

    Welcome to total magazine issue two! This month’s focus is squarely on anatomy, with a mix of traditional, 2D, and 3D tutorials to get stuck into. So polish those tools, crack your fingers, and refine that muscle definition or nail that pose!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 01 (Download Only)

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    In the very first issue you will be treated to an introduction to the 3dtotal team, and an insight into some of the projects we are working on at the moment. Additionally you can enjoy some of our sci-fi themed articles and tutorials which we hope will help take your own work to the next step.
  • FREE ISSUE - 2DArtist: Issue 136 - April 2017 (Download Only)

    Sadly 2dartist is coming to an end but the final issue is full of brilliant features! Read interviews with Ismail Inceoglu, and Maximilian Degan, peek in the sketchbook of Waiji Choo and get quick tips on sketching by Sylwia Bomba. Illustrator Nataša Ilinčić also showcases her folklore inspired works.
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  • FREE ISSUE - 3DCreative: Issue 125 - January 2016 (Download Only)

    This month we get to chat with Tomi Väisänen and Leon Enriquez, as well as learning about posing characters, sculpting animals, rendering spaceships, creating smoke effects, and more.
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  • FREE ISSUE - 2DArtist: Issue 116 - August 2015 (Download Only)

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    In this month’s issue we are featuring the talented Paul Canavan who talks about his work as a games artist. We also have a showcase of drawings by traditional artist Christo Dagorov, and bright 30-minute paintings from prolific speed painter Afanur Rashid.
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  • FREE ISSUE - 3DCreative: Issue 120 - August 2015 (Download Only)

    3dtotal’s free magazine was a hit at last year’s SIGGRAPH – thank you to everyone who picked up a copy or downloaded the digital version! Unfortunately we can’t be at SIGGRAPH this year, but to keep up the sharing spirit, we’re releasing this free edition of 3dcreative instead. This issue contains all the usual features and inspirational artwork, at no cost!

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