Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Create a Dynamic Character Illustration

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating a Dynamic Character Illustration, a guide to creating illustrations and keyframe art, recorded by Axis Studios Art Director Bram Sels.

The workshop provides two hours of video training in 3DCoat, Photoshop and Daz Studio, and is aimed at intermediate-to-advanced digital artists, illustrators and concept artists.

Create professional illustrations and keyframe images with 3DCoat and Photoshop
In the workshop, Sels demonstrates how to integrate 3D sculpting in 3DCoat with 2D painting in Photoshop to create dynamic illustrations and keyframe images.

He begins by discussing how to create an interesting brief for a professional portfolio piece, how to gather reference images, and the importance of thumbnails to explore ideas.

Sels then moves on to 3D sculpting, explaining how to create a base mesh in Daz Studio, then import it into 3DCoat to sculpt, paint and render the scene.

The final section of the workshop uses Photoshop to paint an environment and integrate the character into it before adding the final touches to create the polished illustration.

General topics covered in the workshop include character anatomy, digital painting techniques, and how to perfect the lighting in illustrations.

As well as the tutorial videos, viewers of the workshop can download supporting assets including Sels’ 3DCoat file, Photoshop file and thumbnails.

About the artist
Bram Sels is an Art Director and Visual Development Artist in the entertainment industry, He is currently Art Director at visual effects and animation company Axis Studios.

His credits include include Magic: The Gathering, Love, Death + Robots, League of Legends, and The Lego Movie 2.

Pricing and availability
Creating a Dynamic Character Illustration is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials.

Subscriptions cost $54/month or $499/year. Free trials are available.

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