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Zhou Shuo
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
Singapore
A self-taught concept artist / illustrator / matte painter, currently working for Ubisoft and is working hard to be better than what he was yesterday.

Please drop me a note if you are using my personal works for non-commercial use, credit will be much appreciated.

No free labor request please.

and thank you for visiting my page!

you can find more (a lot more, actually) daily spitpaints / doodles / sketches / updates / even some professional works on my facebook - www.facebook.com/zhou.shuo1
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Since CGHub has gone (R.I.P.)...
I've just created a new page on ArtStation, a pretty cool new community for artists!
www.artstation.com/artist/tnou…
cheers guys, thank you all for all the support so far, I'm utterly grateful!

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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful Work!
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! glad you like them :)
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BoyWonder024 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What games have you done for Ubisoft??
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Cutswolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery. Do you use Corel Painter? If so, how is it working for you?
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
I use photoshop for all my 2d paintings, haven't tried Painter yet since photoshop works great for me for all cases so far :)
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Cutswolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great. Thanks.
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Jakemono Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Big props on your work man, awesome, awesome stuff.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for your kind words! :D
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Jakemono Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well earned! Oh, you actually being able to answer this, I think I have a decent question for you:

Pros often say "Just draw a lot" when asked about the best way to improve. However, I think its quite essential to build visual library and train the eye by observing. Also reading books, watching streams and video tutorials, listening to podcasts and interviews about creating art is also a great way to improve, and I'm gonna sum these up as studying. I think studying is downplayed a lot when asked about practice.

Do you think its better to draw than study? For example, I draw around 6 hours a day, and I use another 6 for studying. Would I see more improvement with drawing more?

ps. with drawing in this case, I mean drawing from imagination and not doing photostudies or lifedrawing/still life.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi Jake,

i think what the pros mean when they say 'just draw a lot' also include time for studies. drawing from real life/photo reference/screenshots/masterpieces play a huge part in self-training and no one should ignore that. you are absolutely right about building your visual library, in fact as you go further into art, it should be an instinct to observe and analyse everything you see daily to expand your visual library.

when you feel you lack something in your art you should focus more on study, simply drawing a lot from imagination helps less correcting your understanding of the real world. actually during the training phase, you should only draw from imagination when you are trying to apply things you learnt or experiment new stuff. later when you feel more comfortable with your skills you might start doing personal pieces (non-studies) for fun or for portfolio use.

12 hours a day sounds a pretty decent amount of training, but try to slow down and do not think about speed.

hope it helps :)
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