The book you are holding is full of what Stephen learned. All those months of practice,
experimentation, conversations with software developers and engineers, others artists,
and, of course, his notes have culminated into this book. His step-by-step instruction,
with lessons that build upon lessons, are amazingly easy to follow and incredibly indepth.
And, best of all for me, they?re practical. Just last week I was commissioned to
do two major pieces, and I will do them using techniques I learned from this book.
Stephen Burns? art looks nothing like mine. However, I always learn something new
from his books. Stephen is an educator. His enthusiasm for learning new techniques is
surpassed only by his passion for sharing what he has learned. If you are not lucky
enough to be one of his students, you can rest assured that this book is almost as good
as being one. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of digital art or a novice, you will find
something new and inspiring in the following pages.
Pixel Defiler, Creative Director, BloodFire Studios