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Fantasy character creation
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EXOTIQUE 5 Special Edition
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d'artiste Character Modeling 3
  Leather-bound collectible with numbered certificate
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EXOTIQUE 5 available now!

is the world’s best showcase of new character artwork. The latest EXOTIQUE packs 20 more pieces of artwork than any previous edition making it the biggest and most inspiring collection to date. The work of 208 highly-talented artists fill EXOTIQUE 5 with 342 pieces of spectacular character art in genres ranging from science fiction, fantasy, and anime, to photorealism and stylized realism.

An updated layout style refreshes the series and incorporates a number of spreads containing higher concentrations of characters on white backgrounds. The new layouts are distributed through the book and increase the variety of illustration styles on show.

Special EXOTIQUE 5 offer

A specially-commissioned Camtasia video walkthrough by EXOTIQUE 5 artist Steve Argyle is freely downloadable to all Special Edition purchasers and the first 300 customers who purchase the EXOTIQUE 5 Softcover edition. The walkthrough provides an overview of Steve's EXOTIQUE back cover artwork painting of fantasy character Naya Battlemage from Wizards of the Coast’s ‘Magic the Gathering’ role-playing game.

EXOTIQUE 5 Special Edition available now!

Ballistic Publishing is offering the EXOTIQUE 5 Special Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover and gold foil titling. Only 200 of these limited copies will be available as extremely valuable and unique collectibles. Order your copy today!

d'artiste Character Modeling 3 shipping now!

Our best d'artiste book to date has just arrived in our warehouses and is shipping to pre-order and new purchasers this week. d’artiste Character Modeling 3 takes you into the creative minds of some of the best character modelers and digital sculptors in the world. From the modeling team of the blockbuster PlayStation 3 game ‘Killzone 2’ headed by Guerrilla Games with Massive Black and Liquid Development, to top Hollywood modelers Cesar Dacol Jr. and ILM's Giovanni Nakpil, each page is jammed full of techniques and approaches that will take your modeling skills to the next level.

Creatures in the mesh—Exclusive offer
For the first time in a d'artiste book, we are able to push the educational possibilities for 3D artists even further by making two of the featured tutorial characters available as downloadable high-resolution meshes. If you pre-order d'artiste Character Modeling 3 Limited Edition or you are one of the first 500 customers to pre-order d'artiste Character Modeling 3 slipcased edition you'll receive a download link allowing you to start exploring two of the models from the book in your own 3D software.

d'artiste Character Modeling 3 Limited Edition—shipping now!
Ballistic Publishing is offering the d'artiste Character Modeling 3 Limited Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with a gold foil Ballistic Publishing seal. Only 200 of these limited, numbered copies are available as extremely valuable and unique collectibles. You can secure your numbered edition at the Limited Edition pre-order page..

Recent Reviews

d'artiste Character Modeling 3

Different 3D software packages are used but the primary one is ZBrush, and to a lesser extent Maya and Mudbox. The tutorials are actually step-by-step walkthrough on how the models are conceived, modeled and rendered. My favourite tutorial is the one on the Helghast sniper from Killzone 2, which is modeled using ZBrush and Maya. It shows how the sniper is modeled, texture-mapped and how the ridiculously cool cloaking shader is created.
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Now onto its fourth edition of CG character art from around the globe, this fine series shows no sign of letting the quality slip. If you’re a fan of character art for its own sake then you’ll lap up the riches this magnificent edition has to offer.


d'artiste Matte Painting 2
I can't stress enough just how incredible this book really is. Ballistic Publishing has a great history of gathering the finest in digital artwork, and the most masterful of artists in their publications, and they do not fall short of that here.
Nick C. Sorbin, Renderosity

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