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MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More

I came across a picture created by Constantine Serkeris a while back and pulled this book, although only now having the time to review it. Sekeris works for various design studios, including Steve Johnson’s EDGE FX and worked on several films. However, the work here is design work that was done but not used in films and other projects. He generally uses Photoshop and ZBrush for the finished work, within initial designs often on post-it notes.

He also explains his approach and this is really the first artbook I’ve read describing a couple of the inferred differences between Photoshop and Paintshop. I’m not sure if I would want to change or afford to switch but seeing the distort effects is rather interesting.

Serkeris uses a dark palate but as much of the work here is in the horror genre that shouldn’t be surprising. In fact, when he does add colour, he does show his versatility.

He even gives over a few pages to give a showcase some other artists in the industry he admires.

Although the page count is low, the number of pages filled with art isn’t and a great learning curve with learning to work in shades of green and turquoise.

GF Willmetts

December 2018

(pub: designstudio press, 2012. 95 page illustrated large softcover. Price: I pulled my copy for about £ 2.00 (UK) last year but you can still buy at a reasonable price. ISBN: 978-1-93349269-8)

check out website: www.designstudiopress.com

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Category: Books, Illustration

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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