Friday, April 17, 2009

Ballistic Publishing: Exotique 4

The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters

Ballistic Publishing has recently released the latest Exotique art book series. Just after the release, I decided to buy a copy for my Christmas gift just a few months ago. I was so excited when I received it. I got the soft cover version instead since the Special Edition was a bit too much to pay for (and I am not getting much income from my maternity leave). Anyway, I was amazed by the breath-taken CG artwork from top artists around the world. It has inspired me to become a better artist.

In its fourth edition, EXOTIQUE 4 firmly establishes itself as the benchmark for CG character art featuring the work of artists from 45 countries (a record for the EXOTIQUE series).

EXOTIQUE 4 includes more art from China, Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore showcasing a broader range of styles and cultures. The work of 215 highly-talented artists fill EXOTIQUE 4 with 322 pieces of inspiring character art in genres from science fiction, fantasy, and anime, to photorealism and stylized realism.

EXOTIQUE 4 also packs an additional 30 pieces of artwork into 16 more pages than the previous edition.

The Special Edition hardcover includes 4 bonus high-quality prints. The bonus prints also come with the first 300 softcover editions.

Today I just received my May 2009 subscriber issue of ImagineFX magazine in the mail. Lucky for me, it came with the bonus prints that I missed out in the Exotique copy. YAY!

1. Pepper Superstar [Pepper character - Stanley Lau] by Mario 'Ryo' Wibisono (Indonesia)
2. Butterfly by Tang Yuehui (China)
3. Red Angel of Revenge by Yang Qi (China)
4. The Beckoning by Benita Winckler (Germany)

Also, check out the cover tutorial here on CG Society's Feature Article.

Ballistic Publishing is now calling for entries for the upcoming Exotique 5. I've entered my artwork and hopefully I will get selected.

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