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- Print Length: 218 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1912843145
- Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing (June 1, 2020)
- Publication Date: June 8, 2020
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B08924ZV43
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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate: How to Create Art on an iPad® Kindle Edition
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This was to be the solution that we waited for. Unfortunately,,...........the book is not geared to the discipline of Fine Art at all. I've been excitedly waiting for this book since it's publication was first announced last Fall. And then the letdown upon release.
Sadly, there is basically one token example for the traditionalist: a landscape with a small bridge. Is there a Fine Artist out there who actually didn't learn how to paint this scene in their first art class? I doubt it. The choice is an elementary nod to Traditional Artists, at best. The rest of the examples are graphic art. Graphic art is fine but it isn't the kind of work landscape, portrait or abstract artists do. It's static, even when animated. Fine Art breathes differently: uses color, line, subtle changes in hue, texture and movement. These are the heartsong of traditional art. The examples used are not tailored for us to follow along.
There are few Digital Art books which address the issue of the traditional style of artwork. I know of only two and one is way out of date. What a shame that such a broad base of artists were ignored. I would no more execute the projects in this book than skip rope: Just as a graphic artist would not pursue mine. They would most likely find traditional art boring and not pertinent to their style or goals: hence, boring. None of the project choices are close to traditional art.
The title of this book implied that the book was the definitive manual for Procreate. It is nowhere near that. It's a tool for graphic artists, and with a simple exception, address that style alone. It does not address the visual language that is so desperately wanted and necessary to a traditional artist in any medium. There's a huge untapped market for such a publication. Someone needs to meet that need with precision and technical finesse. Sadly, this book does not.
Again, huge disappointment at the moment. This Kindle book costs too much money for the sloppy quality. If this issue is fixed in the future I will update my review as I am happy with the content but the quality is unacceptable.
Other than that, the content is exactly what I was looking for - a concise guide to navigating Procreate for a beginner. I just wish I had bought a paperback copy!
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Lots of info on how to use procreate but a few projects to have a go at too by a number of different artists of varied styles. I cannot recommend this book enough
- es ist durchweg farbig gestaltet und enthält sehr viele verschiedene bunte Beispiele
- sehr anschaulich - viele, viele Bilder verdeutlichen die Beschreibungen
- angenehmes Format (fast Din A4 und eher wie ein dickes Heft, flexibel)
Das Buch teilt sich grob in zwei Hauptteile: bis S. 66 geht es um "Getting started" und die Basic-Funktionen. Ab S. 72 gibt es dann rund 100 Seiten "Projects". Die Projects sind Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen für komplette digitale Bilder, bei denen man dann einiges unter Anleitung ausprobieren kann, was vorher bei den Basics Thema war. Es sind acht verschiedene Projekte (Illustration, Character design, Fantasy landscape, Fantasy creature, Traditional media, Spaceship, Plein air, Sci-fi-creatures), jedes von einem anderen Künstler. So ist für jeden Geschmack was dabei und man schaut auch über den Tellerrand. Allerdings sind die meisten eher "comic-artig". Bei jedem Projekt stehen die "Lernziele" dabei, man lernt also zum Beispiel bei "Plein air": how to edit a standard brush, use layer blend methods, use clipping masks, use Alpha Lock und Paint in masks.
Ich bin noch bei den "Basics", aber freue mich schon auf einige Projekte. Ich denke, wenn man das Buch "durcharbeitet" hat man eine sehr gute Basis.
Der Preis von derzeit 18 Euro ist mehr als fair für so ein umfangreiches Buch. Gute bis sehr gute Englisch-Kenntnisse sollte man definitiv mitbringen. Anders als bei manchen Zeichnen-Büchern reicht hier das Bilder-anschauen und "Nachmachen" aufgrund der technischen Details nicht aus.
Für jeden Procreate-Beginner definitiv eine tolle Empfehlung. Inwiefern Fortgeschrittene daraus noch lernen können, weiß ich nicht. Vermute aber, dass es schon noch einige Kniffe vermitteln kann.
The one fault of the book that immediately drew (no pun intended) to my attention is there is no link or instruction to access and use the resource files. There is mention in the preface that resource files will be needed to complete each tutorial. There is also a dedicated page near the end of the book listing the files. But no website link is included. The book looks like it might have been intended to be read as an e-book and the highlighted text are actual links. But being this is a physical hard copy that is lost on the reader. So a visit to 3DTotal's website will yield a resource page where you can either download a zip file for all material to a computer or individual links to access reference images (save as photos to iPad) and brushes (download to iPad) to be used in ProCreate.
I have not completed all the tutorials yet but a scan of the entire chapters seems to have al the intricacies of the app covered