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  • Windows to Worlds: The Art of Devin Elle Kurtz – PRE-ORDER!

    Illustrator and concept artist Devin Elle Kurtz shares her journey, from childhood ambitions to be an artist and finding the best educational fit, to working in the industry as she continues to develop her craft. In addition to a collection of her magical artworks, Devin generously shares her approach to the effective application of color and light, as well as an introduction to the intriguing and immersive subject of storytelling. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a young industry professional, with in-depth theory, technical breakdowns, and key tools sitting alongside new step-by-step tutorials to help readers unlock their artistic potential.
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  • Character Design Collection: Heroines - PRE-ORDER!

    Delve into the popular and competitive world of heroine design as 50 of the world’s finest character artists from the fields of animation, illustration, comics, and games share a behind-the-scenes look at their stunning sketchbook pages. A range of styles and genres are explored, including classic comic book superheroines and magical princesses, plus historical, fantasy, and sci-fi heroines from across time and space. From concept sketches and initial thumbnails, to emotions and expressions, outfit variations, and an engaging chosen design, artists share their previously unseen explorations alongside expert advice for crafting compelling heroine designs. Further pages explore action and pose – a library of dynamic sketches with invaluable basic-shape overlays, offering a revealing collection of each artist’s ideas and experiments.
    Incl. Tax: $34.29

  • Beginner's Guide to Sketching - FREE CHAPTER 01 (Download Only)

    Please enjoy the first in a series of free samples of our popular Beginner's Guide to Sketching book, featuring an introduction to fundamentals such as basic shapes and different shading techniques.
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  • 3dtotal Anatomy: Male mini bust

    Sculpted for 3dtotal by Dan Crossland, the mini bust allows you to see and understand the muscles of the head and neck from all angles, in a handy size perfect for your desktop.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2021 (Download Only)

    This jam-packed sample issue is an awesome amalgamation of some of the best articles that have featured in the magazine over the last couple of years. Step into magical worlds of storytelling with in-depth tutorials from Kate Pellerin and Rachelle Joy Slingerland, then learn the best way to keep a sketchbook and make it work for you with Jose Ciceraro. We also put the studio spotlight on Red Knuckles studio, and find out from Rayner Alencar why everyone should be getting into animation right now.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 16

    This vibrant issue features a wealth of extraordinary talent, and kicking things off is the dreamy cover created by digital illustrator and visual development artist Devin Elle Kurtz. Inside, she talks to us about her breakthrough into the animation industry, then provides an in-depth tutorial revealing how she creates her stunning, mood-filled artwork. We also take a step into the world of gaming with character art director Chris Palamara, who takes us through the unique challenges and opportunities of creating characters for videogames, and we speak to the founder and director of Taiko Studios about the joy of bringing international cultures together in their work. Open the cover to discover all this and much more in the magical world of character design.
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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    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.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 15

    Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You’ll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their own striking story, direct from the imaginations of world-renowned professional artists. First we speak to Bobby Chiu, who created our enchanting cover, about the studio and online art school he founded with the talented Kei Acedera. Next, dive into comprehensive tutorials from talented creators, featuring personal advice as well as top technical tips. We also speak to Rayner Alencar of Miralumo and Oona Holtane of Netflix Animation Studios, about their work and thoughts on the animation industry, and share some of their inspiring artwork. All this, plus some bonus features with yet more invaluable insights into character design technique, makes for another jam-packed issue.
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  • Atey Ghailan: An Artistic Journey

    Concept artist and illustrator Atey Ghailan takes you on the journey of his career in his first art book. In addition to revealing his Japanese-inspired influences and a gallery of his popular works, Atey shares details from behind the scenes of his experiences in the art industry so far, ways of defeating the dreaded artist's block, and showcases some never-before-published work.
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  • Masters of Sketching: Jim Pavelec & Bobby Rebholz (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring artists Jim Pavelec and Bobby Rebholz. 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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  • Masters of Sketching: Abigail Larson & Christina Mrozik (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring illustrators Abigail Larson and Christina Mrozik. 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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  • Eleeza: The Art of Eliza Ivanova

    Enter the spellbinding world of inspirational artist and filmmaker Eliza Ivanova. Blending traditional painting and sketching with the influences of animation, Eliza produces work that is as captivating as it is dramatic. This beautiful book holds the secrets to how she imbues her work with her own fantasy stories, resulting in authentic, evocative gestures and pose. In addition to galleries filled with a mix of her latest creations, classic favorites, and brand new pieces for the book, Eliza opens the door to her studio. Follow specially created step-by-step workshops for insight into how she captures the exceptional movement that infuses her work, using her favorite tools and key techniques.
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  • Sketching from the Imagination: Anime & Manga

    This jam-packed installment in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series explores the work of anime and manga artists from around the world, celebrating 50 talented creators with a passion for these vibrant cornerstones of Japanese pop culture. Discover rarely seen sketches, drafts, and works-in-progress by hand-picked traditional and digital artists from creative industries around the globe. From kawaii characters to futuristic robots, from magical knights to dystopian cyberpunks, this captivating volume gathers hundreds of inspiring images that will delight any enthusiast of anime and manga.
    Incl. Tax: $30.17

  • 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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  • Fundamentals of Creature Design

    Fundamentals of Creature Design: How to create successful concepts using functionality, anatomy, color, shape & scale Every monster, alien, and fantasy beast seen on screen and in games emerges from the imaginations of talented concept artists. This book unlocks that world to reveal the must-have skills behind creating compelling creatures. From applying knowledge of anatomy and evolution, to establishing clever workflows, everything you need is in this comprehensive creature-design toolkit.
    Incl. Tax: $41.15

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