Reviews

Product Review: Expresii

Jul 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm by Barbara Din

These days we are seeing more and more natural media simulation being attempted in digital painting software. One of the most difficult to achieve is watercolor, because ther.... Read More

Use Construct for 'codeless' 2D game design

Jul 17, 2017 at 04:02 pm by nemirc

Construct is a very simple and easy to use engine by Scirra, a London-based company founded by Ashley and Thomas Gullen. The engine is presented as an application that allows.... Read More

Book Review: Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters by 3DTotal

Jul 16, 2017 at 09:51 pm by -gToon

Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting: Characters is a comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists su.... Read More

Polaroid adds style to any shutter bug's closet with camera bags

Jul 12, 2017 at 11:54 am by nemirc

The company known historically for fast-developing photographs has released a line of lightweight camera bags. The latest Polaroid lightweight camera bag line up includes affo.... Read More

Product Review: WorkFlowy

Jul 08, 2017 at 01:00 am by Barbara Din

I work alone. I'm my own boss. This has a lot of advantages, but also some problems. One of them is organizing and task management. I'm a visual artist, so I like flash.... Read More

David Lynch: The Art Life Documentary Review

Jul 01, 2017 at 12:38 am by -gToon

I knew my stuff sucked. But I need to burn through..I needed to find what was mine...and ...the only way to find it is to keep painting and keeping painting and keep paint.... Read More

Reallusion's CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 Review

Jun 29, 2017 at 11:48 pm by -gToon

A few months ago our reviewer, M.D. McCallum, said that CrazyTalk Animator 3.0 was "...a powerful tool that bring 2D drawings and artwork to life. That's not just a snappy l.... Read More

UGEE - 2150 Drawing Monitor Review

Jun 16, 2017 at 11:06 am by Warlord720

What can you say about a tool that fundamentally changed HOW you work to such a point that you now cannot consider most work without it? While it's not as earth shattering as.... Read More

Star Trek Bridge Crew VR Review

Jun 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm by Barbara Din

Klingons... they pursue us. Relentlessly. Pounding us with torpedoes and phasers. Tracing our impulse drive as we move from location to location buying time to repair and refi.... Read More

PureRef - An Exciting Reference Image Organizer

Jun 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm by Barbara Din

Have you ever wished there was a comfortable way to keep your reference images floating and organized while you are making art? I know I did, and a while ago I stumbled on.... Read More
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Review: Huion A2 Light Pad

Jun 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm by nickcharles

For creatives, there are so many uses for a light box: animation, comics, tattoo tracing, quilting, photography, etc. Recently, I had a chance to review a light box offered b.... Read More

Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 18

May 27, 2017 at 11:27 pm by -gToon

This is the first C4D release in a couple of years where I felt like I really needed to play around with the software and discover the implications of the new additi.... Read More

Game Review: The Art of Alice - Madness Returns

May 20, 2017 at 11:24 pm by nemirc

Art direction is a very important part of game making, because it pretty much builds the entire world you want to present in a game. I like weird games, and games that present.... Read More

Adobe Project Felix: 3D Photorealism for the Novice or Non-3D Artist

May 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm by Warlord720

Just imagine... you've never seen a 3D application. You have no idea what compositing is. You have an even more vague idea, if any at all, of rendering. What you want or need.... Read More

Reallusion Character Creator Pipeline Review

May 20, 2017 at 12:19 am by Warlord720

Creating 3D characters used to be the domain of a select few that could afford the software, the time, and the tedious nature of creation from sculpting to skinning. The longe.... Read More

Flame Painter 3 Review

May 18, 2017 at 01:15 am by Barbara Din

As I felt when I first opened Escape Motions' Rebelle 2, I find myself in a nice, clean and sexy UI with Flame Painter 3. All the panels you need to work are there, and you ca.... Read More

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" Movie Review

May 14, 2017 at 04:26 pm by -gToon

Last weekend, I made my way to the local theater to see "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2" with my husband. I saw the first one and my hubby is obsessed with the movie, so I figu.... Read More

Book Review: The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen

May 04, 2017 at 01:19 pm by -gToon

Title: The Man Who Grew His Beard Author: Olivier Schrauwen Product details: Digital eBook, 112 pages Price (digital): $15.99. Publisher: Fantagraphics (December, 2014) P.... Read More

Substance Designer 6

May 03, 2017 at 07:34 pm by nemirc

Recently, Allegorithmic released Substance Designer 6, a new of their amazing material creation application. I've covered Substance Designer in the past, but in case you aren'.... Read More

Rebelle 2 | First Look and Review

May 03, 2017 at 12:57 am by Barbara Din

I opened Escape Motions' Rebelle 2 for the first time and I must say, my first impression was good! What you first see is a welcome tutorial (which you can re-access at any ti.... Read More

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