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I’m jumping into the world of the self-employed! For a while I’ve felt that something in my life needed to change, so instead of constantly pondering over it, I decided to quit my job and pursue the life of the self-employed. With this comes several other changes, one which affects this website.

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Stephen Sampson, who goes by the alias The Dark Inker, is a freelance illustrator and concept artist. His work caught my attention because it tread that fine line between illustration/painting and graphic arts, and managed to pull me in with his bold renderings.

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Victoria Ying is a visual development artist currently working for Disney Feature Animation. She has done work as a character designer, concept artist, and even as a toy designer.

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Creative Director Markus Lovadina took the time for an interview with us. I was eager to chat with Markus because he comes from a background that many artists are no doubt in, that is, he’s in the design agency industry and yet he spends his free time honing his illustration skill.

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Andrée Wallin is a concept artist and matte painter hailing from Sweden. He’s currently freelancing, and in the past he has worked with companies such as Universal Pictures, Jim Henson Co., and Legendary Pictures. This year he’s worked on Halo 4.

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The Art of Toshiaki Takayama

Toshiaki Takayama is an illustrator and concept artist from Japan with an energetic vibrant gallery. He has done work for Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, and Wizards of the Coast.

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Gilles Beloeil has released his artworks of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on his online portfolio. Presented here are a few of his concepts.

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Featured Artist: Elda

Elda is a concept artist and illustrator from China. We contacted her to feature her artwork, and she also took the time for a 5-minute exchange as well. Language was a barrier, hence the brief exchange, but her beautiful illustrations make this worth it. We hope you enjoy!

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The Art of Section Studios

Section Studios recently launched their new website. The multi-disciplinary design studio run by founders Cecil Kim and Justin Yun holds a solid portfolio, including works on titles such as the God of War series, Final Fantasy IX, and Thor: God of Thunder.

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Gallery Nucleus is having a book signing and artist panel event this Saturday, September 10, featuring two prolific production designers from DreamWorks, Christian Schellwald and Patrick Hanenberger’s latest book, “Kolonie: The Forgotten Empire”.

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We’re excited to present our very first exclusive tutorial! Amazing Background Artist Tyler Edlin provides us with both a write-up and a video capture of his digital painting method. We hope you enjoy!

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The blog has been restructured to focus more on visual browsing. Inspiration digital art found around the web will be featured daily, along with tutorials and brushes that are stumbled upon.

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This post is part of our series of posts showing the best tutorials found on the web from this past week. We’re lucky to have a tutorial by the popular Jason Chan this week! I’m also including a World of Warcraft tutorial that’s a few weeks old because I missed it at the time and it’s awesome!

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Over the past week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivan Kashubo, a concept artist hailing from across the world in Russia! I was interested in learning about him and his views on the industry, so we discussed his background, his views on digital art, and his influences. Ivan is a genuinely great guy to chat with, oozing with enthusiasm in our discussion regarding anything to do with art.

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This post is part of our series of posts showing the best tutorials found on the web from this past week.

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