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

Christian de Massy: Never Before Seen Concept Art from Blockbuster Movies

Christian Robert de Massy is a master concept artist and illustrator and the man behind impressive environment designs featured in acclaimed films such as X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mirror Mirror, Night at the Museum and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, among others. He is considered one of the film industry’s … 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