What in this month…
Mastering sci-fi concepts
Derek Stenning talks about the idea behind his EK series and his future freelance ventures
Bringing video game characters to life
Calum Alexander Watt chats about joining the team at Improbable and what to expect from them in the future
Sketching to explore 3D forms
Kurt Papstein shares his sketchbook and how it helps form his 3D sculptures
Giorgio Grecu and Klaus Pillon feature in this issue’s gallery selection of our top 10 images
Get to grips with integrating photos
Using his sci-fi image, Rich Tilbury how to use photos and brushes to add detail to your images
Learn to paint with photo textures
Discover the photo texture techniques top concept artist, Donglu Yu uses to add realism to fantasy concepts
Top tips for creating narratives
Mike Azevedo explores lighting methods to build on characters and atmosphere
Crafting sci-fi scenes
Geoffrey Ernault uses gradients and brushwork techniques to communicate visual direction
Discover the art of scale and perspective
Juan Pablo Roldan shares industry tips and the workflow behind his image EL ARCA
Develop your digital painting skills
Gabriel Romero divulges methods of painting with just three simple brushes to hone your skills
Digital art master: B. Börkur Eiríksson Discover how to create a painterly piece using Photoshop
Welcome to the February issue of 2dartist magazine!
If you're not already familiar with master concept artist Derek Stenning, now's your chance! Derek reveals the idea behind his retro sci-fi masterpieces, including this issues stunning cover art over on page 06. Not to be missed!
Find out how to improve your painting skills using three simple brushes, with the help of experienced concept artist Gabriel Romero. And we have all your other regular favorites – including interviews, tutorials and a collection of works from some of the top artists in the digital world today.
It’s a pretty good start for embarking on your own creations!