Category Concept Fundamentals
Links and pages about the basics of concept drawing and painting.
An Art Bible, or Style Guide is a document created by the Art Director or Lead Artist to communicate to the art team exactly what style the assets should all match.
The Vision behind Age of Empires Online by Robot Entertainment
The Aesthetics of Game Art and Game Design - by Chris Solarski
An examination of the psychology of shapes and dynamic composition, applying techniques of the Old Masters to create more varied and emotionally meaningful gaming experiences.
ctrl+Paint - Digital Painting Simplified - Digital Painting 101 - by Matt Kohr
"Working in the game industry under tight deadlines forced me to come up with a dependable photoshop workflow. Ctrl+Paint is my attempt to organize these findings into clear, concise videos to share with the community."
Composition-101 thread from the Polycount forums
Links to tutorials about Composition.
Feng Zhu's Youtube Channel teaches the fundamentals of concept design, and professional practices for a working concept artist.
The Secret Law of Page Harmony by Alexander Ross Charchar
Explanation of harmonious composition.
Digital Art Masters How to achieve certain effects in photoshop, general skin rendering, etc.
Mechanika Creating Science Fiction Good techniques, covers composition and perspective as well.
2DArtist Magazine Painting tutorials, artist galleries. Available printed or PDF.
ImagineFX Magazine Painting tutorials, artist galleries, monthly DVD.
CategoryReference = Reference imagery: photos, concept art, texture sites, etc.
TexturingTutorials = Tutorials for creating textures to be used in games.
Painting Tutorials thread on the Polycount forum = Links to more painting tutorials.