Monday, November 29, 2010

Cars II

Disney/Pixar just made public the first film stills from Cars 2, opening in theatres on June 24, 2011. has some new character designs in high resolution on their page., unofficial pixar blog

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A blog dedicated to the VFX industry and all the people behind the scenes that create the impressive film images of todays, yesterdays and tomorrows films. The website offers exclusive interviews with the artists and never before seen image material from blockbuster films such as AVATAR, INCEPTION, ROBIN HOOD and PRINCE OF PERSIA.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Brush Viewer

Downloading and sharing custom-made Photoshop brushes has become a common practise all over the internet forums. Whether for experiment or a certain purpose, there is a broad variety of resources. Rarely one can estimate the actual use of a brush-set before loading it into Photoshop.

ABRView is a little software that enables you to preview single brushes and helps you to pick the one you were looking for. Get this application (64KB) for free at

Thursday, November 04, 2010


The Art of Megamind shows illustrations and visual development for the animated film of the same name produced by DreamWorks Animation. The book holds 156 pages containing character designs, color sketches, background paintings, storyboards and props designs.

Insight Editions | Hardcover | 11 x 10 inches | 978-1-60887-004-2

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Digital Matte Painting

matte art by Jaime Jasso has published an interesting compilation of tutorials and walk-throughs describing the techniques being used in the process of digital matte painting. There is also a section about photoshop brushes explaining the various settings and their effects. Most of the tutorials have been around for a while and some of you may remember them from other websites. Still most of the information is relevant and worth a look at.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Steampainting: Spark

In volume 1, Spark looks at the method behind the inspiration of each subject, and specifically, helps users navigate the comprehensive steps used to create a visual representation of a design, idea or mood. This book reflects the passion and enthusiasm for concept art and offer a glimpse into the artists’ mindset and motivation behind each STEAMPAINT image.

Now available at