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3D art can seem a little intimidating for beginners, and getting all the 3D models for the scenes you want to make takes time. Since perfect posing, collecting a library of 3D assets, and advanced lighting take a while to master, more than a few beginning 3D artists have thrown in the towel after just ...


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Because of the careful display of the face and expression of the subject, the portrait is the most well-known character study, and a recurring theme across human art from every culture.  Portraits engage, mystify, and continually draw viewers into the world of the subject, or central character.  Used by artists in paintings, sculptures, and photographs, ...


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Artists pull their inspiration from everywhere. Ideas that pop up during the day — a strangely-clad stranger, a vibrantly colored plant, or a faint smell that calls up distant memories instantly — often turn into artwork later on, especially if the artist makes sure to write down (or sketch out) the idea.  If it’s a ...


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Even if Retrofuturism seems like a new term to you, you’ve definitely encountered it before. Technically, the Retrofuturist aesthetic has been around as long as people have made artwork that anticipates the future, but retrofuturism didn’t gain wide traction until the middle of the 20th century. It may sound confusing, but it makes some sense ...


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Are you trying to get the Thunderball rolling on a new 3D spy scene? Tired of making renders that are For Your Eyes Only? Do you ever feel like your spy World Is Not Enough, or that you want to make renders that will knock The Living Daylights out of other spy scenes with a ...


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Whether because of dragons, wizards, epic battle scenes or the idea of magic, Fantasy art has a rare power to capture human attention.     The Fantasy genre has a solid historical background — Roman and Greek myth, Asian dragon/magical imagery and European Renaissance art all contain ingredients that were combined to make modern-day Fantasy. ...


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Missing something?  Check out What Makes Good Art?, Part I, and What Makes Good Art?, Part II. We just finished our discussion of L’Hallali Du Cerf, by Gustave Courbet.  The previous posts, What Makes Good Art?, Part I, and What Makes Good Art?, Part II, covered general elements that tend to be present in anything ...


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Missing something? Check out What Makes Good Art?, Part I. We were right in the middle of discussing L’Hallali Du Cerf, by Gustave Courbet. We already covered Concept and Composition in the previous post, What Makes Good Art?, Part I, as general elements that tend to be present in anything that’s considered ‘good art.’ Here’s ...


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Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Not really. This is Gustave Courbet’s L’Hallali Du Cerf (or ‘Killing a Deer’): This is Gustave Courbet in his younger years: And his later years: To spare you the long biography, Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet was a French painter who contributed primarily to the Realism movement in ...


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