Issue 110 | February 2015
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Welcome to 2dartist issue 110!

If fantasy environments and cool characters are your thing, you’re in the right place! We interview Paul Sullivan, Art Director of colorful animation /The Book of Life/, and traditional artist Marco Mazzoni, who’s mastered the colored pencils ‒ just wait until you set eyes on his stunning renders! Maxx Marshall shares his comic book style sketches, whilst Meg Owenson demonstrates how to overcome a blank canvas.

We’ve got useful tutorials for designing and rendering concept vehicles, creating cool female characters and a beginner’s guide to set extensions, not to mention a gallery bursting with inspirational images. Enjoy!


What in this month…
Bringing the dead to life: Go behind the scenes of the animation The Book of Life with concept artist Paul Sullivan

Mastering colored pencils: Marco Mazzoni shares his stunning female portraits and flora and fauna renders

Sketch comic art: Maxx Marshall shares his incredibly drawn sketchbook pages

The gallery: Eytan Zana and Cristina Lavina Roldan feature in this issue’s gallery selection of our top 10 images

Design vehicle concepts: Matt Tkocz shares his process for designing and rendering a futuristic dune buggy

Matte painting simple set extensions: Jessica Rossier guides us through a step-by-step tutorial to extend a set

Overcome a blank canvas: From a simple idea to a fully rendered composition ‒ Meg Owenson shows you how!

Paint fantasy characters: Improve your color and composition with a look behind the process of Emily Chen’s image

Create tattooed warriors: Sandra Posada introduces the workflow used to paint her Japanese woman

Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Elements: Eric Spray demonstrates speed-painting an exterior environment in Photoshop Elements