A back-to-basics look at the fundamental concepts, conventions and theory that should be considered when creating art.
Gilles Beloeil currently works for Ubisoft in Canada and served as lead artist on the groundbreaking "Assassin's Creed" video game. Andrei Riabovitchev is a talented artist at NPC, London, who has worked on titles including the "Harry Potter" films and "Clash of the Titans" Roberto F Castro works at Atomhawk Design studio on projects such as "Dead Island" and the latest "Mortal Kombat" video game. 3DTotal Publishing3DTotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects. In 2006, 3DTotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist. After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3DTotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing "Digital Art Masters" and "Digital Painting Techniques" series, 3DTotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: "Photoshop for 3D Artists: Volume 1," "Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop," "ZBrush Character Creation" and "Elysium - The Art of Daarken."