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Chris Legaspi appears in Imagine FX #52

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Look inside the January 2010 issue, Number 52, for “Development Sheet”, a 2 page article detailing my process in developing an Environment Concept. A special thanks to the staff at Imagine FX for the great article and congratulations on another beautiful issue. May there be many more articles to come.

For those who missed the issue, here’s a sneak peak below. To order this issue, or other back issues please visit the Imagine FX site.
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How to Render Concept Art Part 2: Using an Overlay Layer

This is part 2 of a series on how to render Concept Art using Photoshop. This video demonstrates how to use an overlay layer to add lights and highlights to concept art.

This video is perfect for those who are new to Photoshop or are starting out in Concept Art or digital illustration. Narrated by the Artist. Music by Japanese DJ Artists Tsutchie.

How To Render Concept Art Part 1: Using a Multiply Layer


This tutorial is the first part of a series on how to render Concept Art using Photoshop. This video demonstrates how to use a multiply layer to add tone and shadow to concept art.

This video is perfect for those who are new to Photoshop or are starting out in Concept Art or digital illustration. Narrated by the Artist. Music by Japanese DJ Artists Tsutchie.

Making of a Creature Concept / Illustration

A detailed, step by step tutorial demonstration of my process in the making of a creature illustration.

As a side note, this assignment was a Concept Art test that landed me my current job at Cryptic Studios.

Step 0: Comps / Thumbnails

The first step in creating any image is the ideation process. This is the part I really have fun with.

Since the assignment was a creature illustration I created a set of creature thumbnails. Sketching small and staying loose allows the ideas and shapes to flow. I sketched about 20 mini thumbnails in this process.

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