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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great volume of insight, 18 July 2010
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Parka (Singapore) - See all my reviews
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Digital Art Masters: Volume 5 is another great compilation of top quality art and insightful tutorials. If you have earlier volumes, you pretty much expected that. I've a wonderful time going through this thick 288-page book.

This time, art is categorised into 5 sections: Sci-Fi, Scene, Fantasy, Character and Cartoon. As usual, you see work created from all sorts of medium (2D & 3D), across a variety of art genre gravitating towards concept art. There are 3D modeling on different subjects, digital and background painting and many more.

The featured illustrations and galleries are beautiful and detailed. I can't begin to imagine the amount of time spent to create some of these inspiring illustrations, especially so when some of them are just personal projects.

There's plenty to learn from as there are to see. The artists share their techniques as they go through their process of creating the featured illustrations. The book is filled with all sorts of tips, ranging from matte painting, scene composition to even portrait drawing.

You can also visit the publisher's website for some free video tutorials.

Volume 5 is a great addition. Highly recommended to 3D modelers, digital painting artists and art lovers.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 packs more than the previous volumes, 6 Jun 2009
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Parka (Singapore) - See all my reviews
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Here's volume three of Digital Art Masters, compiled by 3D Total. There are 60 artists included, each showing how their image was created. This is 10 additional artists more than Digital Art Masters volume 2.

The book doesn't focus on any specific software, but the frequently used software are 3D Max, Maya and Photoshop. The art techniques used by the artists can be easily achieved using similar software.

Each artist talks about his working process, on techniques, challenges and inspiration behind each piece. Topics range from mundane things like choosing canvas size to technical talk like setting up shaders and bump maps. This is a work flow process book. There are plenty of tips given the variety of 60 quality artists.

The illustrations are mainly on scenes, characters, fantasy, sci-fi and a little bit on cartoon style. This time round, more 2D work are featured, compared to volume 2 which focuses more on 3D work.

This book is highly recommended to 3D and digital painting artists.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!, 2 Jun 2010
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really good book, for the price of a couple of 3d monthly magazines. if you have an intrest in 3d you wont be disapointed. buy it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars read the mind of the artist, 16 Oct 2010
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H. Limbu (Uk) - See all my reviews
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As always this book delivers what it says. This is a book for artist at all levels.
it shows not only good pictures but also includes artist's comment on their work making it much more interesting.
actually all the digital art masters series are amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Digital Art, 7 Feb 2012
Great book for finding inspiration, showing breakdowns of how images were created. Contains some really great images, ranging from fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, modern and stylised cartoons. A must for any CGI enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration and tutorials, 11 April 2011
I really loved this book. I think is a great inspiration source for graphic artist in general (3d or 2d alike). High print quality.
Also it contains the logic process on creating an image, with small tutorials, which I thought is really cool as you can see the creative process and the intermediary images.
Now, regarding the "tutorial" part, I have to say that it describes in general the technique used, but it's not a step by step tutorial. If you are a digital artist with over-average skill I think you can easily follow, but u need the right tools and knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book in an excellent series., 11 Jan 2011
I really love this series of books and own most of them. This book contains a brilliant selection of images and the print quality is very good. While there are other more lavish digital art books I find this has excellent combination of image choice, print quality and price. The artist comments are a nice touch too. I thought this written content would ditract from the viewing experience but it actually adds to it being generally very interesting and especially usefull to anyone that likes to attempt such art. You really cant go wrong with this book or others in the series.
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