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.
(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