I’ve been studying color and lighting scenarios at different times of day - there is so much to learn!! I have been reading and studying a book I bought recently, Light for Visual Artists By Richard Yot and it has helped me immensely! I have read through a few books on the subject and this one has me understand the best so far. I think it is a great value and I really recommend it!
If you cant/don’t want to buy the book, his website has a tutorial with a lot of the information for free here:
I have lots of resources I plan to share with you all through this blog, but if I were only allowed to share ONE THING, then it would be this. It is probably the single most helpful tutorial I have found and really helped me break through to another level of understanding with photoshop and digital illustration. Shaddy is really hilarious throughout the whole video which keeps things entertaining. I promise you will not get bored!! I re-watched this a few times. THANK YOU SHADDY. =)
I made this photo study of Haystack Rock using the method explained in his videos. Original image is at the top!
Just a quick doodle in Photoshop. Charles and I were watching Shaddy Safadi tutorials (which by the way, are hilarious. It sounds exactly like Vince Vaughn is teaching you how to paint better) and I was giving his brush set a little test run.
Sidenote: If I tried to wear this much makeup I’d look like a supertramp. Best leave it to the hollywood pros I guess.
When you are painting, you want to lose yourself in your picture and let your mind flow with the colors and shapes that you are creating. Shaddy Safadi, Art Director at One Pixel Brush, is an experienced digital painter and he shares his essential tips on how to achieve that subconscious digital painting experience. Don’t think about the tool you’re using, just about the art you’re creating.
CONCEPT ART MASTERCLASS : SHADDY SAFADI & EYTAN ZANA
We believe that true genius is produced when great minds come together to create mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, epic work. This is why we’ve created an event where one of the most successful creative duos of the gaming industry explains and demonstrates their problem solving process and concept art production pipeline.
Shaddy Safadi and Eytan Zana have been working as a team for more than 5 years on the visual development of some of the industry’s most acclaimed video games.
Shaddy is an art director and concept artist with 14 years of experience working in the games’ industry. His designs can be seen in Naughty Dog’s award winning Last of Us and Uncharted Series. He recently started his own concept art studio, OnePixel Brush. Under Shaddy’s art direction, One Pixel Brush has created key designs for titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Ryse: Son of Rome and Tom Clancy’s The Division. Shaddy is also an experienced teacher and sought after workshop instructor all around the world.
Eytan Zana is a senior concept artist at Naughty Dog. His work includes Last of Us, all of the Uncharted series and illustrations for Magic the Gathering (AWWWWW YESSSSSSS!!!). Additionally he’s been widely recognized as a master of digital painting and his work has been featured at E3, by Imagine FX and other major industry publications.
Who’s got two thumbs and is jumping out of her trousers right now!? ME! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand the sophisticated thinking process of an incredible concept team.
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