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Inspirational sketchbooks

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Get inspired! In issue 39 we delve into the impressive sketchbooks of top industry artists to discover how they observe and invent in the digital age

Richard Yot explores silhouettes in his sketchbook

Get up close and personal with sculptor Glauco Longhi, Moonbot StudiosJoe Bluhm, illustrator Richard Yot, 3D VFX artist Simon Reeves and digital sculptor Zoltan Manyi as we explore their individual approaches to sketchbooks in our feature, Observation & Invention.

“I spent my teenage years drawing, both from my imagination and from observation,” Richard Yot reminisces. “I used to fill my school books with drawings, rather than notes. It helped to pass the time during the boring lessons!”

Sculptor Glauco Longhi adds: “I still have my first sketchbook – paper one. There are a lot of anatomy studies and some creatures sketches, as well some rendering (light and shading) pencil studies. After that, when I started studying ZBrush for real, I used to have some sketchbook topics in forums like ZBrushCentral, where I posted a new study almost every day.”

Richard Yot explores silhouettes in his sketchbook
Glauco Longhi sketches in clay to explore ideas in 3DPick up a copy of 3D Artist issue 39 to discover:

  • A host of inspiring sketchbooks – both traditional and digital
  • How your paper quality can either make or break a drawing
  • How digital tools can offer you creative freedom that you’ll never look back from
  • How sketching on the iPad can help you quickly pre-viz an animation project
  • Top tips for improving your anatomy
  • How to break the creative block with helpful tricks from industry pros
  • Advice on how to present your sketchbook in the digital age

3D Artist is available to buy now from all good newsagents, supermarkets and at the official Imagine Publishing online store.

And if you can’t wait, digital editions of 3D Artist are also on sale now through the Apple Newsstand with a 33% saving off the cover price!

Featured images: illustrations ©Richard Yot, sculpture ©Glauco Longhi.