Simone Grünewald is a 3dtotal Publishing favorite as the designer of popular characters for Character Design Quarterly magazine, and the author of Sketch Every Day, a book packed with her much sought-after sketching techniques and character-design tips. This new title, The Art of Simone Grünewald, is a beautifully produced hardback that goes even further to delight existing fans, as well as aspiring character designers new to her work. Simone is an expert in the art of imbuing scenes and character with a depth of mood, emotion, and atmosphere. The resulting images are incredibly engaging and thoughtful, while still being accessible and commercial. This mix of talent and an understanding of creating work that has wide appeal is a professional approach that readers will be keen to learn and apply to their own art. In addition to fan-favorites from her portfolio and exciting new art commissioned especially for the book, Simone shares the digital and traditional tools and techniques she uses to acquire her results. Brand-new tutorials illustrate Simone's talent not just for drawing, but for teaching techniques in a fun and lively way.
Simone Grünewald, from Germany and also known as "Schmoe", is a passionate illustrator and well-known art director, character designer, 2D animator, and key art storyboarder working in the games industry. She has a desire to create emotive designs that document her life, including the experiences of motherhood, in addition to her commercial work. Having followed the creative path all of her life, Simone has a wealth of knowledge in both traditional and digital art and shares her insights with her global audience via her increasingly popular social media accounts. Simone is the author of Sketch Every Day (3dtotal Publishing). www.instagram.com/schmoedraws