Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

15 Stunning CG Fairy Characters

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Today I want to share with you an inspirational article: CG fairy characters illustrations. When I choose Fairy Bliss as name for this domain, I was thinking about fairies: amazing fantasy creatures… they always fascinated me and I always stare at their illustrations. I love the atmosphere and the magic air around them.

So, in this post I’ve collected some works about those amazing characters, I hope you will appreciate it. I love this kind of article because they can be an incredible inspiration pool and… a pleasure for the eyes!

Take a look at this amazing artworks by talented artists, and get inspired! Digital painted fairies are here!

Remember to comment and to tell me which is your favourite work!

Actions Confetti #2 – Warm Colours for Photoshop

1x1.trans Actions Confetti #2   Warm Colours for PhotoshopTonight I can’t sleep… bad times these days. So I’ve decided to use this time creating a new post with Photoshop actions sets test. I find it really funny to do and it’s useful too because it helps me with my photography post production, discovering new things and effects.

Today I will show you some sets that will warm your photos with hot colours like red and orange tones.

These sets of Photoshop Actions come from different authors, and like the previous time you can download them for free. I like warm tones pictures because they remember me the amazing light of sunsets.

Remember always to credit the authors when you use these actions for your pictures. Let’s go with the tests now!

Link Love: Urban Sketchers

1x1.trans Link Love: Urban SketchersHello everybody! Today is very hot here in Italy, and I’ve to stay at home to study for my exams :( . This afternoon, during a small pause, I’ve discovered some new amazing blogs that I started to follow, and I decided to share with you the websites and the blogs I’m following. So I’m starting right now a new series of articles that will features Blogs and Websites about artists, arts and photography that I consider interesting. I’m following the example of Christine (Temptalia, make up blog) who is sharing new links in her series “Sunday Link Love“. The first website that I’m featuring today is Urban Sketchers.

15 Digital Art Tutorials for Painting Realistic Eyes

1x1.trans 15 Digital Art Tutorials for Painting Realistic EyesHello, I’m back again with a new article about Digital Painting Tutorials! Today you will learn the secrets for painting realistic eyes.

I’m so sorry for the lack of updates during the past months, life is getting really busy here! So today I’ve decided to brought you a new bunch of digital painting tutorials.

I think eyes are the most amazing and funny part to paint inside a portrait… but they are also tricky to do. Infact you have to respect proportions, volumes and symmetry. And you have to be careful because they build the expression and the mood of the portrait.

So it’s important to know how to work with eyes to get enough details and the right shape, so that they will look real.

These tutorials show the process step-by-step, from the shape to the final paint; just click over the images below to be redirect to the tutorial page.

Do you have some more tutorials to suggest? If you need more explanations or more tutorials just ask me in the comments. Have fun!

Making of Bunnies Land by Davide Tosello

1x1.trans Making of Bunnies Land by Davide ToselloToday I discover this Digital Painting Tutorial, wrote by an Italian artist, Bunnies Land by Davide Tosello, on CG Arena. I’m really happy when I discover Italian digital painters, and I’m more happy when they are selected by international communities for interviews or tutorials like this… it’s something like national pride :) .

So… Davide Tosello is a talented 2D artist living in Vercelli, Italy, and working in a gaming company; from his personal website and his blog I discovered he mainly works as 2d artist in digital painted illustrations and environments; his works are really good, and I really like the illustration Bunnies Land, featured in this tutorial.

12 Fan Art Painting Video Tutorials by idrawgirls

1x1.trans 12 Fan Art Painting Video Tutorials by idrawgirlsToday I’m going to show you some amazing free video tutorials by idrawgirls, Xia Taptara. I’ve already told everything about him, his site and his tutorials; so, today, I’ve decided to browse his many tutorials and select some for you.

I’ve decided to select all the tutorials with a common theme: so, today video tutorials will feature famous characters from films, games or comics, such as Star Wars, Diablo 3, X-Men.

Each tutorial has its own article with a step-by-step video, a link to custom brushes and work in progress images. Videos are commented by Xia Taptara, who explain his working process.

Digital Painting Techniques vol.3 – The Review

1x1.trans Digital Painting Techniques vol.3   The ReviewToday, I will tell you something more about the third volume of the Digital Painting Series by 3DTotal. First, I must say that I don’t own this book, I received it from 3DTotal and then gifted. So I had the possibility of checking and reading it for about two weeks before shipping it (sadly).

After reading it I must say… it’s amazing, and I WANT IT. This book is good as the previous volumes, if not better, so I’ve decided to add it to the top of my Wishlist and I will get it as soon as I can.

Like the other Volumes of this series, Digital Painting Techniques 3 is made of many different digital painting tutorials, organized in chapters, wrote by different authors; those authors are all professional illustrators and digital painters.