Hello and Welcome to the month of green, March!
As usual, the cookie crew is keeping busy as we end off another month and are moving into March! These monthly updates are a way to fill you in on what’s going on here at the studio as well as hear feedback and see what YOU want to see on the site. This site is dedicated to helping teach and understand the process of creating digital art. So if you want to learn a specific topic, let us know and don’t be surprised if you see a tutorial on it not long after.
What’s going on with the studio?
The cookie crew had a lot on their plates this month and February went by quickly. March is looking to be a productive month with the batch of new tutorials scheduled out, the Concept Training DVD, and the freelance concept work that has come in. For the DVD, I am going through the full first draft of the Training Series and I am excited to announce it and show you guys what it is looking out to be. If you would like to be notified of future updates concerning the series, click here to be added to the list.
←←←Part of my job was to help decorate the interior of the office because of my profound skill and use with game, The Sims. So for my first order of business, I suggested a poster of something that CGCookie has done, and I was surprised when they both thought the creature would work perfect. So last week we went and picked it up and I couldn’t have been any happier with the result. Thanks again guys for your support
I am also working on a really fun freelance gig right now, so it looks like a lot of drawing will be done this month! Eat Sheep is a constant back burner project for us here and the art side has been coming to a close, which means it is now up to the programming side of things to finish up the game.
←←←I have recently been given an understudy to help with the concept side of things here, she has a bit of training left but I’m sure she’ll be caught up to speed in no time. Here is a snapshot of when we were practicing abstract Jackson Pollock art using dry erase markers instead of paint as an added challenge. Nailed it.
←←← Lastly, Wes has recently informed me on his interest in learning the language of Japanese, so I am teaching him the Hiragana during our lunch outings. We are very organized and use only the best learning materials and supplies of course
What’s going on with the site?
- I will continue to create a monthly update, just like this one, the feedback has encouraged me to push out certain tutorials over others as well as add new ones to the list.
- Our contest ended this week and it was another awesome showcase of the community’s skills and creativity.
- There have been some new authors showing their tutorial skills and it’s looking like you’ll see some new faces helping with the concept tutorials.
- Also, The banners are looking a bit more green than usual
What’s going on with the tutorials?
I hear a lot of people ask what are the next tutorials that are going up, and while nothing is set in stone I would like to give you guys an idea of what I’m going to for sure push out this month along with other authors tutorials.
- Continuing the Getting Started in Gimp series
- Drawing a Wrangler for Eat Sheep
- Drawing Exercise/Review
- Continuing the Drawing a Creature in Photoshop Series
- Start up the Drawing a Character in Gimp Series
- Some sort of weapon series getting started
***As for the Friday Citizen Exclusive tutorials, there are a few that have been requested lately and I am excited to get started on those***
- *Creating a Head Turnaround Sheet for Modeling*
- *Drawing a Combat Vehicle Series*
Lastly, Just like last month, I want to know what you would like to see on the site!
What tips, tutorials, drawing exercises, etc would you want to see on the site?
Put your suggestions in the comment section below ↓
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Thanks for making the site such a blast and I am looking forward to what’s in store next!