This video takes a look at the power of Sketchup Components, and how they can speed up your design process. The upcoming Vehicle Design Start to Finish utilizes Sketchup, but due to time constraints I decided to emphasize the other aspects of the process. As a result, I want to elaborate on Components in this free video - because the system is just too cool to pass up. If you've never used Sketchup, make sure to download it today (it's free!), and start playing around!
I'm excited to announce my first ever "full process" series, which will be available in the store 12/21/2012. Vehicle Design Start to Finish walks you through the process I use for my own professional work. In order to cover so much material in a single hour, you'll first need to be familiar with the the basics found in my other series. But if you want to see how I apply painting and design fundamentals to my professional work, this series is where to find it. Check it out in the Ctrl+Paint store starting this Friday! And remember - Christmas is coming up... are there any artists on your shopping list?
There's a difference between technique and design, and most images can be improved by making last-minute design decisions. Just like with a written essay, this is "editing". In this video I'll walk you through the last minute changes I made to a recent illustration, and why they made a crucial difference. It's easy forget that improving your artwork is more than simply improving your technical abilities. Just as important is the ability to make smart design and composition choices. If this is a subject you're interested in, you should check out the latest premium series "Design Basics" available in the Ctrl+Paint store.