Great reviews for ESSENCE: The Face
When we launched ESSENCE: The Face we were confident we had a good formula but never dreamed your response would have been as positive and supportive as it has been. That response was echoed by industry reviewers.
When is a how-to book not a how-to book? The answer is simple: When it is part of Ballistic Publishing's new ESSENCE range. ESSENCE: The Face is the first in an inspiring range of titles that combines practical advice and gorgeous imagery in equal proportions...ESSENCE: The Face has been designed from the ground up to improve your understanding of facial modeling, texturing and rendering.
3D World, Issue 94
Creative ESSENCE is an interesting opportunity to get an impression of the digital world of Character Creation and it certainly is a treasure box for those who work in this field as a hobby or profession. However, conventionally working illustrators may also learn lots of things from anatomy and textures to correct illumination, color choice, and last but not least: great close-up exposure of the human face.
Art Scene International, Issue 75
Everything is presented in-depth, with plenty of indispensable tips along the way. This book really shows how even the smallest details can make all the difference in creating a photo realistic 3D head model. For example, Hong Suck Suh shows how a 'wetness' layer on the lower part of the eye can help add to the realistic goal.
Renderosity, Nick Sorbin
EXPOSÉ 5 Traveling around the world
We are receiving a wonderful response from art lovers around the world who have added EXPOSÉ 5 to their collections.
I just want to thank you all very much for your prompt delivery. I received EXPOSÉ 5 Limited Editions, safely and soundly and beautifully packaged. What a beautiful collectors item. Amazing artwork, and I feel very proud to be the owner.
Mrs. P. Collett, London, UK
I received my copy of the latest book in Ballistic Publishing’s EXPOSÉ series. The cool thing about it is that my painting ‘The Falls’ is featured in this book’s matte painting category. The sheer amount of talent in that book really blows me away and makes me really feel like an artist. There truly is no better book for digital art enthusiasts available out there.
Christian “Tigaer” Hecker, Germany
All editions of EXPOSÉ 5 are available for immediate shipping.
EXPOSÉ 5 is available in three editions: Hard Cover (USD$55); Soft Cover (USD$65); and Limited Edition (USD$145). The Limited Edition release includes an additional 16 pages of artist profiles and eight Limited Edition prints, unavailable with the Hard Cover or Soft Cover editions. Go to the Ballistic website to flick through the entire book with our Book previewer.
See us at SIGGRAPH
The Ballistic team is heading to San Diego for SIGGRAPH and most of our popular titles will be available at Booth 313 on the Expo floor or at Breakpoint Books. If you are at the conference be sure to come past the booth to say hello. Also, if you are in San Diego don't forget to check the Ballistic site daily for notification of artist signings.
A couple of weeks ago we caught up with Jack Zhang whose portrait of Chinese actress, Liu Yifei, won him a CGChoice award and a place in EXPOSÉ 5. In this profile Jack takes us through his work process.