Issue 69 | September 2011
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If I am honest I think the August issue was one of my favorite issues of 2DArtist magazine in my year and a half at 3DTotal, so this month’s issue has got a lot to live up to. Fortunately for all of us our freelance artists haven’t let us down and have yet again provided a jaw dropping collection of stunning tutorials.

To get the ball rolling this month I am going to talk about this issues interview. The main reason for starting by talking about this is because this is hands down the most fun interview I have ever done. How do you interview someone who has been interviewed hundreds of times and has been asked every question under the sun? The answer is, ask strange questions and get strange answers. Weta artists and Dr.Grordbort’s creator Greg Broadmore will have you splitting at the seams as he tells us about his love for dinosaurs and some of the work he has done on some of the best films of the last few years.

We will move form an out of the ordinary interview to a sketchbook that could be described in a similar way. The artist known only as Freeuno has shared some of his sketches for this month’s sketchbook. He has a unique way of sketching as he basically starts with no idea of what he is going to draw, which throws us some interesting results.

This month’s cover image comes courtesy of the fantastic artist Jon McCoy. Our Tribal Warriors series has been great and this installment is no exception. Jon does a great job of telling us how to use well documented information to create designs as well as showing us how to bring those designs to life in our illustrations.

Richard Tilbury continues our character portrayal series this month by talking us through painting the characteristics of an elderly man. Rich works just across the room from me and we are all very familiar with how he looks, which made us all laugh when we saw Rich’s image as it looks remarkably like himself!

Matte Painting is a real skill and Piotrek Swigut has been doing a great job of explaining it for us. In his latest installment he will be talking us through making the lighting in our scene consistent.

We finished our outstanding Pin-Up series last month so I am sure you are all wondering what gem of a series we have lined up for you this month. Many of you will be familiar with David Smit who has done some great work for us in the past. You may even be familiar with his amazing set of illustrations based on the Hippie Pippie Pocalypse. In this new series David will be talking about how to design and create your own worlds using his great imaginary world as an example.

This month’s Making Of is of the handy work of Noah Bradley who talks us through how he painted his fantastic image The Trials of Devotion. This month’s gallery is also full of stunning work by the likes of Ioan Dumitrescu, Serge Birault and Jaime Martínez.


What's in this month...
Interview: Greg Broadmore

The Sketchbook of: Freeuno

The Gallery: 10 of the Best 2D Artworks

Tutorial Series: Painting Tribal Warriors - Chapter 4: Viking by Jon McCoy

Tutorial Series: Designing Your Own World - Chapter 1: Idea’s, Sketching and the Hippies
by David Smit

Tutorial Series: Matte Painting - Chapter 4: Lighting
by Piotrek Swigut

Tutorial Series: Character Portrayal - Chapter 3:
Elderly Man
by Richard Tilbury

Making Of: The Trials of Devotion - Project Overview
by Noah Bradley

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