Johnny Matthews

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How to draw the human figure

Drawing figures with correct proportions boils down to memorising a few key measurement comparisons and body part alignments. Using the height of the …

Sketching

How to draw a map

This tutorial covers my entire process for how to draw a map – from start to finish. In this case I’m illustrating a simple town map, but the steps …

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Growth Hacking Is A Game Design Problem

I’m making a start-up which is making a new game. After a lot of hard work with 3D printers, Arduino boards and laptops we’ve come up with something</i> …

7 Exercises to Improve Your Digital Painting Skills

What You'll Be CreatingWhen you get a graphics tablet for the first time, it's hard to stop yourself from painting all these ideas out of your head. …

Graphics

4 questions to help you find the best theme for your game

<i>"Next time you start a game, run the theme past these four questions. It might save you some time and anguish later."</i><p>- Plants vs. Zombies <i>creator</i> …

An Introduction to Painting Realistic Hair in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingRealism is tricky, but if you can master it you'll bring your art to a whole new level.<br>In this tutorial, I'll be showing you …

Creativity, Inc. | Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

“Business gurus love to tell stories about Pixar, but this is our first chance to hear the real story from someone who lived it and led it.”<p>Chip …

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

How to Digitize Hand-Crafted Textures

High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. While there are plenty of textures …

Graphics

Texture Crafting in Adobe Photoshop

High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. One of the best ways of adding …

Photoshop

The Life and Creativity of A Great Bethesda Artist

I couldn’t stop smiling one day in late 2005 as I was led through the darkened basement of Bethesda Softworks toward the little corner unit that was …

Bethesda

How to use Color Grading for Effect and Tone Control in Photoshop

Photoshop is a massive tool that can be used to do just about anything on your images. But, knowing how and when to use which tool can be daunting.In …

Presto demonstration at NVIDIA's GTC conference

Furio Tedeschi

Learn Blender with a poster infographic

Learn blender with a poster!<p>Here is my contribute to the best 3d opensource application. A complete infographic map to help finding the way in …

Infographics

Is Your Game able to Withstand a Board Gamer?

My friend broke Elvenar.<p>I don’t know if it’s been changed since – I don’t play Elvenar myself – but if you do, and don’t want any spoilers, skip this …

5 Common Pitfalls of Beginning Modelers

Modeling is a lot of fun—until you find yourself up against a brick wall of bad topology, non-manifold faces, extraneous subdivisions, and a whole …

Modeling Tips

Topology<p>Well-constructed subdivision meshes have several important properties:<p>They consist primarily of quad faces<br>• They contain few extraordinary …

11 top tips for creating fearsome creatures

With Halloween just around the corner, we asked Sam Rowan, a specialist in creating creature concepts with a list of credits that include Teenage …

Tips and tricks for organic modelling

Over the last 20 years, 3D modelling has come a long way. I say 20 years because for a lot of people their awareness of 3D modelling was first …

Game Development

Topology Guides

Why Are Ngons and Triangles so Bad?

This is a question that many new 3D modelers likely have, "What is the problem with ngons and triangles, and why do I always have to re-route my …

Are 3D Renderings Deceiving Architects and Clients?

<i>"The Rendering View," is a monthly column on ArchDaily by PiXate Creative founder Jonn Kutyla which focuses on hints, tips, and wider discussions</i> …

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