Adam Fisher is a freelance character artist based in Perth, Australia. He is currently working on the Total War: Warhammer franchise, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn a little bit about his experiences at the Creative Assembly. Alongside that, he will walk you through the making of both his new piece—the “Vampire Noble”—and the Prime 1 Alita statue. Having worked with clients like Arkane Studios, Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, and Infinity Ward, Adam has a lot of industry-ready workflows that an aspiring character modeler can begin using right now. Some of you might even remember learning from his old timelapse videos on YouTube. Back in 2013, they were doing a brilliant job of inspiring a generation of digital artists to take up 3D, too.
Winona Nelson grew up in Duluth, Minnesota—a place where she’d spend the better part of her early life drawing and painting before moving away to study classical realism and art for the entertainment industry at the Safehouse Atelier in San Francisco. After that, Winona found herself working at both Flagship studios and Planet Moon Studios, giving her the experience she needed to become a successful freelancer.
Vadim Shchepilov was born and raised in Ukraine, which is where he’d spend most of his youth dreaming about becoming a graphic designer while working his day job. Once he learned to use Photoshop, he realized that this kind of software could be used for personal art as well, and like many others, he dived right in. After a couple of years’ worth of practice, Vadim became a skilful generalist, mainly because he already tried his hand at everything digital art had to offer back when he was still learning. Things like CAD, illustration and MEL scripting were all familiar to him. And if any of you remember our previous interviews with the artists behind Ori and the Blind Forest (2015), you’ll know that Moon Studios’ workflow is built on having everyone contributing to a variety of different things…
A-1 Pictures really went out of their way to make Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash look and feel different to the other anime in this slightly worn-out TV trope. After all, we’ve all seen our fair share of “trapped in another world” anime this season. I guess it’s impossible to miss it with shows like KONOSUBA and Re:ZERO stealing the spotlight all year round. However, the main reason Grimgar is a standout is because of the weight – both physical and psychological – it presents to us.
Keď som si minulý týždeň prezeral lokálne kníhkupectvo, našiel som zatúlanú kópiu knihy Bohovia klamú. Do oka mi okamžite padli príjemné pastelové farby grafiky viazania, v dôsledku čoho som ju z rozmaru kúpil. V podstate ide o jednu z mála manga, ktorú som kúpil bez toho, aby som strávil noc čítaním rozličných recenzií a pozeraním mesačnej dávky manga videí na YouTube. Kópia, o ktorej hovorím vyšla v UK v septembri 2016 a vydalo ju vydavateľstvo Vertical Comics. Konkrétna edícia má dobrý preklad z japončiny do angličtiny, zreteľne tiež vidíte úsilie, ktoré mangaka vložil do kresieb aj dizajnu manga panelov. Pre mangu v jednom ťahu je to úžasné, pretože vďaka prehľadnosti stĺpcov ste schopní knihu poľahky prečítať za hodinu, možno hodinu a pol, ak budete obdivovať kresby. Celkovo, všetko do seba krásne zapadlo a príbeh s kresbami sa naprieč celou knihou navzájom dopĺňajú.