Alternate Histories and Parallel Universes Contest – Interview with the Winners

In May 2017, Syn Studio, in association with CGMA, organized an International Art contest titled “Alternate Histories and Parallel Universes”. Participants were required to imagine “what if” scenarios and dream up “alternate histories” and “parallel universes” so they can create an epic illustration! The contest, sponsored by ArtStation, Wacom, CG Society and Design Studio Press, … Continue Reading

Never before seen Demos and Artwork from Canada’s Watercolour Ambassador: Michael Solovyev !

This Syn Studio blog post features Michael Solovyev, illustrator, teacher and master painter  with over 12 years of professional experience. During his career, Michael has provided illustrations for a dozen books and designed sets for over 40 plays. He has also participated in more than 30 exhibitions, including 9 personal exhibitions and his work can … Continue Reading

Figure Drawing in Montreal : Syn Studio 2017 Edition

The new year is practically upon us and what better resolution is there than making Figure Drawing a part of your artistic routine! Drawing a live model is one of the best ways to strengthen your technical artistic skills while gaining a further understanding of the human form. From comic book artists to concept artists – even the … Continue Reading

A Syn Studio Guide to Making your own References

As artists, capturing a realisitic and believable feel in our works can be difficult. A strong understanding of construction and structure is key, however what happens when we get stuck? This is where a good library of references can help during the artistic process. Many great artists create their own references. James Gurney, for instance, wears costumes and … Continue Reading