Ep69: Creating Beautiful CG Art w/ Rob Garlington

We will talk about:

  • How to go about creating a beautiful scene from scratch
  • The power of feedback - and why you should take it
  • Tips for creating a more authentic render

Today we talk with one of the quiet geniuses behind the artwork at Blender Guru: Rob Garlington. Rob has been in the CG industry for almost 20 years and shares his tips for creating beautiful renders.

In this post you'll discover:

  • How to go about creating a beautiful scene from scratch
  • The power of feedback - and why you should take it
  • Why drawing, painting and other art forms are beneficial in cg
  • Tips for being more productive in your art creation
  • Tips for creating a more authentic render
  • Can too much inspiration be demotivating?
  • The importance of exploring master of art through history
  • Should artists pursue perfection?
  • Tips for up and coming artists to get ahead
Created by Rob as research for the Clouds Tutorial

Created by Rob as research for the Clouds Tutorial

Plus blender Q&A from Twitter using the hashtag: #bgpod.

Books mentioned in this post:

  1. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  2. How to Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Links:

Created by Rob for the Hazy Lighting tutorial

Created by Rob for the Hazy Lighting tutorial

What's your workflow for creating complex scenes? Do you sketch first? Share you tips in the comments below!

Andrew Price