Book Review: Luminair: Techniques of Digital Paintings From Life

Luminair: Techniques of Digital Painting from Life

More accurately, this book should have been called Luminair: The Art of Nick Pugh. Luminair, as I learned, is digital painting with a computer on location.

To include "techniques of digital painting" in the title is deceiving. There are only two short tutorials on digital painting. One is about an outdoor scene painted during the day, the other is an indoor scene painted at night. The screenshots, if they are provided to explain the text, aren't really helpful because they are a bit small. Oh, this book is rather small in size also, maybe about a palm's size — I've a small hand.

Skipping past the lessons is the art gallery. These are paintings drawn in Los Angeles, New England, New York and other places. The art is great, especially the colours. There are no photos to compare so I don't know if the place is really that beautiful. The captions provided are those you would expect from a travel writer instead of an artist.

In the last chapter are 4 paintings from guest artists.

You can see more art of Nick Pugh on his website, Nick Pugh Studio.

This book is more of a personal sketchbook. It's recommended only to people who like Nick Pugh's style of art.

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