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* The follow-up to the best-selling Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing, Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy and Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi books* Offers unique tips and tricks from professional artists working in concept design, character design and animation* Features 700 concept sketches from over 50 top artists, mixing digital and traditional pieces* Great value for money* Very useful for all levels, beginners to advanced* Can be browsed for inspiration as a coffee table book, or read in detail* More than just a sketch book: every artist includes a description of the motivations behind the artistic decisions they made while drawing the featured artwork* Stunning portfolio sections for every artist included
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The main areas where we promote and publicize our titles are on our website (, our dedicated publishing website ( and in our digital magazine, 2dartist ( We host banner adverts on all pages of our website (in a rota system) where they are seen by 9,000+ daily unique visitors, with 2.1-million page views a month. Our magazine has approximately readers per issue and we run full-page adverts for our products. We also regularly post free book sample giveaway articles on our website, promote reviews and advertise our new releases on various artistic forums and news websites. Further to this we have a mailing list of 63,000+ which we regularly promote the books through and we exhibit at the ACM SIGGRAPH computer graphics exhibition most years (20,000 visitors). We also promote the books, and all related promotional activity, on our YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram accounts, as well as our Facebook page, which currently has over 170,000 Likes. We also feature our books at the very successful Trojan Horse was a Unicorn festival that attracts 500 distinguished digital and traditional artists each year, as well as the Industry Workshops event in London.We send out promotional postcards and a catalogue with all physical orders to promote book titles that are about to be released. We have also launched a website dedicated to 3dtotal Publishing, which holds full details about all of our currently published and upcoming titles, as well as information about our various global distributors. Visit a new book is released, we send a press release to everyone who is signed up to our mailing list. We also try to secure an interview with the main/featured artist just before the launch, which is made available on our website, and promoted via our social media channels. We have a strong relationship with Future Publishing and Imagine Publishing, who make many of the premier CG magazines such as 3D World, 3D Artist, and ImagineFX, as well as the hugely successful design blog, Creative Bloq and Parka Blogs. These strong relationships ensure our new releases are announced and reviews are published, following on from our press releases. We aim for all the contributing artists to our titles to post the news of the book release on their websites, blogs and social networks. We are also building solid relationships with other large web-based CG communities, such as,, and, and regularly do cross-promotions with them. All of our partners receive up-to-date press releases on a regular basis.We also sponsor a few large CG-based competitions and events each year, offering the books as prizes.

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3dtotal Publishing 3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects. In 2006, 3dtotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist. After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3dtotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques series, 3dtotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: Sketching from the Imagination, Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop and ZBrush Characters and Creatures.

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