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Concept art tutorials
d'artiste: Concept Art presents the techniques of leading concept artists Viktor Antonov, George Hull, Andrew Jones and Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier.

In this masterclass tutorial book, these four authors bring readers through concept art techniques used to create environments, characters and machinery for film, television and video games.

Each master artist presents their unique approach through a series of step-by-step tutorials from initial sketch through to concept completion .

d'artiste: Concept Art dedicates a section to each master artist, including a personal gallery, biography, up to 26 pages of tutorial content each and an invited artist gallery featuring 92 artworks from talented concept artists worldwide.

Viktor Antonov art-directed and did concept design for Valve’s acclaimed ‘Half-Life 2’. He holds a transportation design degree from Art Center College of Design, and has over 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
George Hull is a film designer who worked on ‘Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘Matrix Revolutions’ as a conceptual illustrator and then Senior Visual Effects Art Director.
Andrew Jones is the Creative Director of Massive Black, a high caliber outsourcing studio for the video game industry. Andrew’s vision has guided the visual direction of Nintendo’s AAA Metroid Prime franchise.
Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier has been an active artistic director and concept designer in the gaming industry since 1996. Born in France, he now lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is working for the company ID Software.
step by step tutorials

d'artiste: Concept Art features step-by-step tutorials from each master artist from initial sketch to concept completion. Tutorials include:

  • Matrix Revolutions: Machine City
  • Matrix Revolutions: APU Battle Sentinel
  • Matrix Revolutions: Hand of God
  • Seen it all
  • Studio City
  • Lesser Evil
  • Unicorn of the Apocalypse
  • Ellipsoid Complex
  • Feast of Destiny
  • The Crossing: Rooftops
  • The Crossing: Street-Level
  • The Colony: 19th Century City
Complementing each artist’s master class tutorials are numerous concept artworks personally selected by the authors for critique and commentary.

These works are invited by the respective authors or submitted by the community, making the d’artiste series a unique blend of tutorial and artistic content.
Ballistic Publishing is renowned for its extraordinarily high quality publications. Each published image is hand-tweaked and color-corrected to ensure that the transfer from the computer monitor to print is accurate and outstanding in quality. d’artiste books are uniquely presented in a slipcase, to ensure protection while being a distinctive showcase title.

The d'artiste imprint (pronounced dah-tee-st) means both "of the artist" and "digital artist". Each d'artiste title features step-by-step tutorials presented by the master artists. In addition to these master class tutorials, d’artiste also showcases galleries of work from the

  artists and the community at large. This unique mix of content gives the reader a comprehensive and personal insight into the master artists, their approaches, techniques, influences and works.  
Publication Details:
Slip Cased
ISBN 1-921002-33-6
Details:208 pages
Dimensions: 220 x 297mm

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