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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator

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    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!
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 14

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    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.
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  • Fundamentals of Character Design

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

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    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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  • Dibujante Nocturno: The Art of Fran Garcés - with signed bookplate

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    This book features an exclusive bookplate signed by Fran Garcés.
    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.

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 13

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    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.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 11

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    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.
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  • 2DArtist: Issue 083 - November 2012 (Download Only)

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    Welcome to the November issue of 2DArtist. Firework season is upon us, and things start with a bang this month with our stunning front cover, a ruthless loan shark that Denis Zilber has created for our Cartoon Creation 101 series.
  • Masters of Sketching - SOLD OUT!

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    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 it is with this in mind that Masters of Sketching brings you a wide range of inspiring sketches and insightful pearls of wisdom from twenty incredible artists. Through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process, making this book an impressive compendium for any artist who wants to expand their creative horizons.
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  • GRAPHITE - Subscription

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    GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Each issue features content by an eclectic mix of industry professionals and talented newcomers, including illustrators, urban sketchers, concept designers and comic artists. GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.
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  • Sketch Journal - Hardback Sketchbook

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    Start your sketching adventure with this A5 hardback journal with 170gsm high-quality cartridge paper, ideal for sketching with pen and pencil. Portrait in orientation, the hardback cover means you’ll be able to sketch wherever you go!
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  • Sketch Journal Premium Bundle

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    The Sketch Journal bundle is a travel-sized artistic solution to enable you to carry the tools, inspiration, and advice you need to keep a daily record of your life. The bundle incorporates the informative How to Keep a Sketch Journal guide book teamed with a high-quality leather-covered watercolor sketchbook, quintessential artist tools, and a soft leather sleeve to wrap everything up as a compact artistic companion.
    Incl. Tax: $48.01

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