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Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible for Fantasy and Science-Fiction Artists

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This comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the rapidly expanding area of digital painting features beautifully displayed finished works of art alongside practical demonstrations. Artists will learn to create a wide range of subject matter from futuristic spacescapes and revolutionary vehicles to medieval landscapes and beautiful maidens. An in-depth materials section intro ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Impact
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Donyae Coles
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Seemed very basic. A good place to start but you can find a lot of the information elsewhere.
Parka
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible
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Bold Visions is more of a starter guide to digital painting than a bible.

It goes through the core art techniques such as colour, lighting, composition, research, materials and stuff like that. The good thing is all these concepts are explained clearly with great illustrations as examples.

The techniques and tips are presented in a pointer style as well as in the form of several step-by-step workflow screenshots. These step-by-step processes take a look at how Gary
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Katy
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it
What i have to say is the artwork is beautiful in this book the printing is quite simply stunning. The text and images are quite easy to follow and understand.

What i have to say is that the artist uses a dated software maybe photoshop CS2 i cannot say but the information is still relevant to more modern versions as it teaches you how to paint rather then what the software does.
Elisabeth Young
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is really good with the basics and builds on ideas. It was very helpful to me. There are a lot of step by step examples, but when he uses an example like this he is illustrating a point, a style of painting, or a subject. I was able to take some helpful tips and some new methods that I'm trying out now.
Jay Javier
Easy to follow and understand discussions on Tonge's approach to digital painting. Inspiring enough and a good showcase of his work. Tonge's strengths are exemplified by his fantastic landscapes and atmospherics but his disinterest in some areas are also evident, especially when it comes to figures/portraits. Overall a good read, useful and inspiring though.
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good book for begginers!
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