Publisher 3Dtotal has just put up some page previews for their upcoming book Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters on their website. I've picked some pages to show you below.
The book will be covering character design and illustration using Photoshop as the drawing tool. There will be step-by-step tutorials and techniques. Looks like it's going to be a great guide for those switching from traditional to digital as well.
Some of the featured artists and instructors are Derek Stenning (Born in Concrete), Charlie Bowater, Bram “Boco” Sels and Benita Winckler.
Here's the list of content to give you an idea what to expect:
Setting up your canvas
Overcoming a blank canvas
Setting up your brushes
Setting up your color swatches
Establishing your character
Form and anatomy
Composition and positioning
Storytelling and moods
Body type and skin
Designing and painting the face
Designing a costume
Pose and background
Ears and eyes
Nose and mouth/lips
Fur and clothing materials
The book's going to be a 224-page paperback. It's expected to be out in February.
If you pre-order from 3dTotal's website, they are throwing in a 75-minute video tutorial on female portrait drawing by Bram “Boco” Sels.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters is also available for pre-orders at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository
The book will be out in February.
Here are direct links to the book:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.fr | Amazon.it | Amazon.es | Amazon.co.jp | Amazon.cn | Bookdepository.com