First artwork posted in the 2013!
Little update here. Issue 39 – Fantasy Artist Magazine is featuring this month one of my illustration with the theme of how to design an evil character. It was a bit of a challenge for me this time, to shift my focus from good and cheery and depict something menacing.
Ominous Glance - painting features around 25 steps of creating process from the sketch to the finishing touches. It touches many areas; such as texturing, lighting, skin tones, working with shapes etc….
The magazine has already been out in Europe since beginning of November, however here in the US we have to wait till start of December for printed copies.
When it comes to business card design, we all want to look as good as possible in the eyes of our potential customers and business partners. Our whole professional world (especially if you are in art/media) has to best represent us in the small area of 2.5×3 inches. I have been searching a long time for a printing services that would offer something unique and keep away from stale, cheap local gang run printing shops. In whole honesty everything depends on the budget. So, if needs to be, those can suffice if you are in the beginning of your career. However, you are stepping up your business and the quality of your work has reached new heights, it is essential you have a promotion adequate to your higher standards. I have just received my business cards the other day and was very excited to see the final outcome. The most exciting part is the “Infinity” printing, meaning you can print up to 50 different images on the back of the card for no extra cost. How awesome is that?! I think my old local printers would scratch their heads in disbelief. It’s just simply perfect for an artist to showcase pocket size portfolio. In addition, whomever you give a card will not want to toss it into trash but will more than likely want to keep that piece of art. Good thing to be remembered by, right?! Well that’s the idea.
Now to the important info. Here is the place I am talking about. If you are interested in printing with Moo, follow this link and get additional 10% off your initial printing.
Just to let you all know the new issue of ImagineFX, issue 87 is out. Currently only in UK and Europe, however in a couple of weeks or so, It will come out in the US. Of course, we are about a month behind of all european publications. If you subscribe to the mag, you will probably get it much sooner in the mail, if you don’t already have one on your hands. You will find a workshop with 16 tips and tricks on painting variety of fabrics, metals, and fashion accessories. The workshop includes free brushes I used in the process and a DVD which contains 3 separate full segments of painting materials (gems, denim and armor). So get your personal copy, because if you don’t you will miss all the extras included with magazine.
Here is the link to the ImagineFX site directly. And the promo video on YouTube…
…a quick peek at what’s inside.
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For the sake of updates, here is the newest illustration I’ve completed for the Digital Artist magazine, issue 34 feature on Dark Fantasy. The issue is now available in the US stores. The thing is, we are a month behind any new releases coming from UK and Europe, so I had no way of presenting this earlier. The editor had a pretty good idea of what she wanted. A mean looking mermaid torturing captive sailors and their boats… It was a fun little project.
I have gathered the info on where you can purchase jigsaw puzzles around the world. As of yet, my friends here in the US are out of luck, but I am hoping that changes in the future. Currently, puzzles have been published in several european countries. Check back periodically. This post will be updated as the products become available on the market.
Here are the links:
TREFL – (Poland)
CLEMENTONI - (Europe)
KS GAMES – (Turkey)
STEP PUZZLE – (Russia)