Book Review: EXOTIQUE 6: The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters

EXOTIQUE 6: The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters

The EXOTIQUE series continue to feature beautiful CG character art. In volume 6, 229 artists have contributed 344 pieces of artwork. 95 artists are new. The printing is brilliant and the colours are really vibrant, almost too vibrant.

There are a couple of 3D modeled characters in the sea of painted ones, and the majority are on human characters. I actually like the non-human characters because since they aren't human, there's always an element of surprise with what you see. The non-human characters are quite good, just too bad there aren't more. Too bad there aren't any series featuring only non-human characters at the moment.

Since every piece is digitally created, the style of art is pretty similar - which may be the book's selling point here. But when your style of art is similar and everyone is good technically, it's hard to stand out. Yes, the costumes and pretty faces are awesome, but what I find lacking is the dynamic poses, especially of characters in action. Most of the characters are created with a particular role in mind, so it will really add to the character and personality if that role is acted out more clearly.

Other than the minor quibble, EXOTIQUE 6 is a book I can still recommend to CG artists. The selling point is digital character art and you know that already.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook or visit their website.

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