Michal Sawtyruk. Just discovered him a while ago on my feed. Those night scenes are real fresh with all the textures in the lighting against pure black. In contrast to all those crisp shapes.https://www.instagram.com/michal_sawtyruk/ Ahmed Aldoori. LIMITS Art Battle Champion. I’m a long time fan of his, I was there on his tournament run and […]Read more "Ref Time – The Insta Roundup"
The Lasso is one of the elusive tools that I really want to learn to use better in my art. There’s just that certain quality and flavor that comes with the very graphic shapes it creates. It’s really cool to see how other artists get into the flow of it. Other apps actually have a […]Read more "Hacking Art. My Photoshop Lasso Auto-Fill Script."
As I was looking for more references for future blog posts, I remembered the old community-slash-movement that I got into when I was starting out. It was The Art Hacker by Wootha in 2017. It was a series of blog posts and tutorials that then grew into communities on different networks. I found a link […]Read more "Looking For One Lost Art Blog"
Halil Ural. Looking like a blend of classical and digital. The sepia undertones that glow. Shadows that flow through the entire composition. And the brushwork is the ideal that I want to have. You can still see the individual strokes. How the abstract shapes are cut out. The use of sharp and lost edges.https://www.instagram.com/halil.ural/ Amir […]Read more "Ref Time – Wild Shapes"
“Nice shading.” Trying to get back to the swing of things, I started posting on art communities again. I saw a comment like that and it got me thinking about how art can be described, especially when asking for feedback. Being able to just name or describe an abstract concept is already huge step in […]Read more "Hacking Art. Criticism and Jargon."
Art Education has changed over the hundreds of years. First there were the few chosen Masters and Apprentices. Later, the classical art schools. They still exist today but modernized and adapting to the tools of the digital age. The biggest change, one that defines most of our generation, is the Internet. Easily shareable media has […]Read more "Hacking Art. Education and Shortcuts."
Ashley Wood’s Zawa-Zawa artbook. When I finally found this on one trip to the local bookstore years ago, it was an instant buy. Long-time favorite artist. Great size and material for the book. Easy to flip through and carry around. I just look at a random page to marvel at the colors and brushwork. This […]Read more "Ref Time – Paint the Shapes"
Blender Day 2. I got onto doing the last of the needed assets quite easily. What took half the day before was down to a solid hour. It was all about syntax and the tools now. I’ve been around game artists and assets as a dev long enough to know what needed to be done. […]Read more "Learning Blender 3D – Animation and Export Problems"
Our game needed some low poly ship images for space backdrops so I decided to check if I can do them myself in Blender. It’s free anyway. I haven’t tried full on 3d modeling before, just a bit of mesh editing. Years ago you would need a rig designed to handle 3D assets, or so […]Read more "Learning Blender 3D – Modeling"
Creativity shows itself when one works within imposed limits. If you give people the same tools and canvas then you’ll get different results. In making GIFs, the upper limit is usually the file size you’ll be uploading. And the quality of the platform you’re presenting them on. As a game dev, they’re quite the effective […]Read more "Good GIFs 2 – So What’s the Mix?"