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How to create an epic dragon scene

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This is a painting that I produced for Volta’s homepage. The customer provided a concept – a dragon rider leading his army towards the viewer – and I took it on, first changing the male rider to a female.




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Master the art of lighting a 3D scene

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Make the unreal feel more real with proper lighting One of the oldest lighting techniques in the book is called three-point lighting. Once you understand this, you’re well on the way to understanding all lighting. The three different points in this type of lighting are the key, the fill and the backlight.




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US tried to undermine Cuba by infiltrating its underground hip-hop scene

A US government agency spent more than two years trying to fuel political change in Cuba by covertly manipulating the country’s underground hip-hop scene, according to an investigative report from the Associated Press. Documents obtained by the AP show that contractors hired by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) tried to promote certain Cuban hip-hop artists within the country in the hopes of bolstering a youth movement against the communist government of Raúl Castro. But the program backfired, putting targets at greater risk, forcing some musicians to flee the country, and threatening Cuba’s thriving underground rap community.

At the center of the program is a Washington, DC-based company called Creative Associates…

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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014: Instagram highlights from the city’s art extravaganza

Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014


There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for……

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Paint an epic manga monster fight scene

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I’m drawing a scene of creepy snake monsters and ghost zombie warriors doing battle with a couple of cat and fox ninja girls, because… well, why the hell not! In this workshop I’m going to show you my usual approach for creating artworks that are more of an anime or manga style. Lets get to it!




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Watch Google’s robot perform that scene from ‘The Karate Kid’

When everyone was wondering what Google had in mind for all its new robotics companies, “teaching robots martial arts” was probably one of the more paranoid guesses. But here we are with a new video from Boston Dynamics, somehow both whimsical and unsettling, in which their robot Atlas balances on one leg atop a stack of cinderblocks, re-enacting that scene from The Karate Kid.

Watch it for yourself, but note, not only is it the stuff of nightmares, it’s accompanied by a shrill alarm, so you should mute your computer first.

Boston Dynamics, which used to be funded by DARPA before getting bought by Google a year ago, also makes the animal-like robots BigDog and Cheetah. Atlas debuted in 2013 and Boston has released several videos of the…

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How to paint a rainy night-time scene

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youtube: EDB3quqMEKw Such a scene is all about the ripples and reflections. I paint the image in Corel Painter, working on individual layers. I create a stormy sky using the Airbrush tool on a background layer. When painting the sky I make the clouds that are closer to the horizon thinner, ensuring they have the correct perspective. I overlay the clouds with a gradient layer to make the colour consistent with a dark and stormy night.




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Build a 3D mech in a futuristic scene

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For this project, we wanted to go with a character that would convey a sense of honour and bravery, a character that clearly shows the pride in accepting that the faith of the whole planet has been placed in her hands, and that weight is on her shoulders – she has a soldier-like attitude and a love for her country and all that it stands for.




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How to draw a knockout action scene

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youtube: eEqi4fYQtjs Face-shattering punches are extremely fun to paint. While there are a number of tricks and techniques you can use to add action and impact to your punch pictures, the most important thing to consider will be how your figures are posed.




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How to model and render a surrealist scene

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I’ve always been fascinated by surrealism. I often have Magritte in mind when I create my work, in the way he distorts reality to create ambiguity and push the viewer to search and find the hidden messages, as can be seen in this image Cyber Destiny: Repairing GrandMa.




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