Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Matt McCorkell | 11 comments
Neville Page has been lead creature designer on Avatar, Cloverfield, and Star Trek. You saw one of those right? Check out our latest video interview!
We could go on and on about Neville’s movie credits but all you’d really want to know is how to be a top concept artist. There is currently a lot of good tutorials online about creature concepting from Neville. Everything from his initial silhouette thumbnailing process to creating skeletal and muscle structures for conceptual creatures. Apparently a new tutorial set is in the works, in the meantime be sure and check out the following tutorials.
|The first dvd in the set “Techniques of Neville Page” really gets users up to speed in pencil rendering technique starting from orthographic thumbnailing and taking it through the steps of making sure the anatomy and volumes are all accurately represented. Anyone who wants to upgrade their creature designs on paper should check this one out. Buy Tutorial|
|The second dvd in the series picks up where the last one ends. Taking your black and white sketch and adding color detail to create a fully rendered concept. Buy Tutorial|
|Rendering realistic eyes can be difficult. As witnessed by the millions of lifeless eyed characters on the web. This tutorial breaks it down into a simple process so we can all make realistic eyes. And yes that is not a photograph….. Buy Tutorial|
|Those juicy bits are what make your characters mouth creepy. This tutorial will show you how to get those pinky fleshy bits to stand out. Buy Tutorial|
|Really it’s just fur. But fur is reaaaaaaaalllllly difficult to paint. Just ask my dog. Check out this short but infinitely useful tutorial on rendering fur in photoshop. Buy Tutorial|