Digital Dragons : Artwork, Resources and Creating Hybrids

Sunday February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT

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Sunday February 10
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Free – $25
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The dragon is the most referenced mythical creature in history. It’s various forms are found in different cultures across the world and are used repeatedly in storytelling. To learn more about this mythical creature in terms of 3D digital art, Arthur Dorety presents history, artwork, resources and techniques to show you to create some spectacular dragon based artwork. He’ll go over the best 3D model resources  available for DAZ Studio and Poser and even show you how to create hybrids of models to make the best of your content.

As part of the proceedings, we’re having a segment dedicated for you to share your own Dragon artwork or resources.

  • A potted history of the dragon.
  • Meet the DAZ Millenium Dragon 2.0
  • A study on DAZ’s Sub Dragon, Eastern Dragon and DAZ Dragon 3
  • Swidhelm’s Dragons
  • Morphing and “model mash up” case studies to make your own hybrids.
    • Poser Cloth Room demonstration for Dynamic wings for Swidhelm’s dragons.
    • Using Poser’s Hair Room for more options- the hairy winter dragon
    • Morphing a dragon to a Godzilla-style creature
  • Q&A
  • Artwork/resource showcase from the community

 

About the Presenter : Arthur Dorety

Arthur has been drawing since early childhood. Art classes were a consistent part of learning from grade to high school. However after three years of art school he could not deny a love for music and he went on to an internship. Arthur worked over 20 years of working with live sound, studio recording as well as being part of a prog rock band.

In the 1990s Arthur spent a few years working as a lab assistant/technician at Princeton University for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. This afforded some opportunities to work on a research ship and see some other parts of the world in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

All good things must end and the grant money shrunk as the oceanic studies shrunk to just analyzing data.

But not to worry, he returned to doing live sound and began recording other people in the newly computer- based recording studio by 1998.

By 2005 he discovered a free version of Terragen and was immediately hooked on digital art and creating terrains. This inspired him to return to doing art as a hobby. Shortly after, he found a software bundle of Poser and e-on software’s Vue Esprit and there was no turning back!

In 2010, he collaborated on a multimedia project with musician and author Shawn R. Key, “Reign of Kings—The Spirit Quest.” He provided illustrations for CD covers, ebooks, prints, canvases and T-shirts. It was his first professional art job.

Since then he has produced various fantasy and sci-fi art for a few commissions and personal enjoyment. A great deal of paleo art was produced for stock image sites, various publishers and a few paleontologist’s books.