Phillip Boutte is one of the hottest costume illustrators in town. With a resume that includes box-office behemoths like Inception, Man of Steel, Twilight/Breaking Dawn, and Star Trek, his rise has been meteoric. We sat down to breakfast and ended up talking about everything from new rendering programs to racism in the media. I really adore Phillip and am so excited to share this interview with you. Grab a cup of coffee and join us, won’t you?
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It’s that time of year again, and you may be wondering what to get your special costume-type. The holidays are about giving, and whether you’re going big or small in terms of your expenditures, this list should help to give you some ideas. Take a look:
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I have been taking some photoshop classes, people!! This week, instead of a movie review, I thought I would present you with an easy tutorial on sketching costumes with photoshop, including some quick and clever tips. The first thing: get yourself a Wacom tablet. That’s pronounced Whack’em. They are available at computer stores and online – I bought mine at Fry’s for about $80. You do NOT need a big one. The drawing surface on mine is about 4″ x 6″, and that is all you really need if you are working on a laptop. The picture above is what the Wacom tablet looks like, once out of the box. The Wacom tablet comes with an installation disc and a tutorial that runs when you set it up – it is a quick and easy way to learn how to physically use the stylus (pen) to draw freehand on your computer!!
I am going to show you how to do a quick sketch step-by step here. I am using extremely low-resolution images because it is faster for me and probably clearer for you. It’s going to look a little bit pixillated, but you will get the idea. So here we go!!
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