Friday, August 27, 2010

free art book

Scatterhead Volume 01 is an online sketchbook created by the talented duo Adam Wesierski & Alan Blackwell. The compilation shows a number of rough and chaotic pieces as well as further developed and finished work. Both artist used the open source application Alchemy for laying down the initial sketches. Download the book for free here.

Online Artist Competition

The Art Interview - 22nd International Online Artist Competition is a quarterly, international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. Participation in the Art Interview Biennale Exhibition and a total of € 17,000 in cash may be awarded each quarter to all winners. First place winners receive up to € 10,000 plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine. Read more information on the competition and how to enter it here:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

workshop announced

'Behind the Iron Curtain', a concept art workshop in Eastern Europe that will hit the streets of Bucharest, Romania on the 22nd till the 25th of October 2010.

The web-site already announced an impressive line-up of instructors such as Stephan Martiniere, David Levy, Thierry Doizon, Sebastien Larroude, Kekai Kotaki and Mark Goerner. First 70 tickets come with a € 50 discount and are available here:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

today's inspiration

Today's Inspiration is a place for those with an interest in illustration from the 40's and 50's, to share their knowledge, views and opinions.

You can join the site for free and sign up for a full-size scan being mailed to you on a daily basis. Just click on the profile below right and enter your email address.

Monday, August 16, 2010

DreamWorks’ first personal art publication, Moonshine, was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the breath of artistic talent at the studio. The Visual Development department championed the project and partnered with Production Designer, Christophe Lautrette and Art Director, Pierre-Olivier Vincent to co-edit the book. The studio’s educational partnership with Scott Robertson, chair of Entertainment Design at Art Center and owner of Design Studio Press let to a natural selection of Scott’s company to publish the compilation of works. The team wanted the book to be accessible to students and treated like a annual publication. The plan is to publish additional volumes. For more Information visit the blog.

The book is now available for pre-order at DesinStudioPress.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

submissions open now

Ballistic Publishing invites you to submit your work to 'EXOTIQUE 6: THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CG CHARACTERS'. The sixth book in the series will showcase the best of digital character creations produced for film, television, games and personal endeavor. There is no cost or limit to the number of entries. EXOTIQUE 6 will be released worldwide in November 2010. Enter here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Iain McCaig workshop

Veteran Concept Artist Iain McCaig invites to an interactive workshop on Saturday, August 14th at the Art Institut of California. He'll be talking about the challenges a visual story artist faces when developing a new title for a major studio. Read more about the event here on Iain's blog. The lecture takes Place in San Bernadino, 674 East Brier Drive, Room 126. Starts at noon and admission is free!

Monday, August 09, 2010

popular scripts

The growing community at CGHub offers a nice selection of scripts and brushes for both Photoshop and Painter. Of course you'll also find support files for the main 3D applications and Illustrator. Go here to find the brushes and here for an overview of all the shareware. Swatches such as color-picker are here and another useful tool, the painters wheel for CS4 was published on CDW earlier this year.