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The Techniques of Neville Page 2

Digital Painting - Fantasy Wildebeest

Sample Clip

Drawing on the content from his Character Design and Sketching DVD, Neville paints a quick photo-realistic illustration using techniques employed within Photoshop. He starts off by establishing a color palette and value study by generating a small thumbnail painting. This becomes the foundation for the final illustration. Neville demonstrates various texture brushes and glazing techniques to create a quick, yet realistic representation of animal skin. The lesson reveals techniques for hair and detailing, as well as graphic treatments and color shifting. Neville also shows how to create a simple photographic studio setting for your character.

  • Color Planning
  • How to Use the Drawing
  • The "Photo Studio"
  • Blocking In Form
  • Skin Rendering
  • Simple Hair Techniques
  • Graphics
  • Detailing
  • Color Modification
  1. Introduction
  2. Starting the Illustration
  3. Roughing in the Form
  4. Rendering the Face #1
  5. Adding Graphics and Hairs
  6. Refinement of Overall Image
  7. Rendering the Face #2
  8. Hairy Ears and Other Details
  9. Final Refinement
  10. Credits
  • Product Code: NPA02
  • ISBN:
  • UPC:
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

DVD-Video Information:

  • NTSC
  • All Regions

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  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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  • Software Used:

  • Adobe

Neville Page

Concept Designer

Neville Page was educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Although his major was product design, he has always gravitated towards entertainment. With the combination of his education and personal interests, Neville has found himself involved with quite a variety of projects from creature design and sculpture to conceptual design and engineering. His clients have included Universal Studios, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Mattel and BMW to name just a few. He has worked on such feature films as Minority Report, Planet of the Apes, X-Men 2 & 3, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Superman Returns, James Cameron's Avatar, J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield, Zack Snyder's The Watchmen, Louis Leterrier's The Hulk, and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Neville has also taught at the Art Center College of design (Pasadena and Switzerland), Otis College, Gnomon and corporate workshops.

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"If a brand new form of life was discovered on Earth, and only one artist could illuminate the masses, it would be Neville Page."

- Rick O'Brien
The Monument Project

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