Links and pages about the basics of concept drawing and painting.
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.
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.
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 painting books by Don Seegmiller
- 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.
- Bold Visions Digital Painting Bible
- 2DArtist Magazine Painting tutorials, artist galleries. Available printed or PDF.
- ImagineFX Magazine Painting tutorials, artist galleries, monthly DVD.
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.
- Dota 2 Character Art Guide (6MB PDF) by Valve Software, from Dota 2 Workshop
- Dota 2 Character Texture Guide (3MB PDF) by Valve Software, from Dota 2 Workshop
- ЦЕЛЫЙ МИР - Напровляя арт Аллодов (Russian) attachment:AllodsOnline-ArtDirection.pdf (1MB PDF English translation)
- Создание мира за 7 дней (Russian) attachment:AllodsOnline-CreatingaWorldin7Days.pdf (1MB PDF English translation)
- The Vision behind Age of Empires Online by Robot Entertainment
- Game Art Style Guides