Free Vs. Members
Non members can enjoy up to 10 briefs per day choosing from Characters, Landscapes, Creatures or Studies. Members will get full access to all of the generators for a much more broad range of inspiration, including all the other features to tweak and edit briefs, save their briefs, add notes to their briefs and probably the most useful feature of all is the Auto Moodboard Generator.
Sign up process
If your membership has expired, you can renew via your Profile. There is link for your Membership Subscriptions in the Menu under Profile. From here you will see your subscription(s), simply click the Hyperlink and follow the instructions on the following page.
You can have multiple membership types for your account, so if for example you have subscribed for 2 Months, and later want to subscribe for 12 Months, then you will have to go back through to the membership page and create a new membership this subscription. Membership don't stack, so if you pay for 1 month or 4 months but want to subscribe to a 12 month membership then they will start from the date of purchase. Ideally, make sure you get your full use of Membership package.
Ok, so let’s start by choosing the type of Brief you want to generate. You can navigate them from the tabs at the top, or the side menus. So, what do you want to create??
For Non members, you can choose from Character, Creature, Environment and Studies. Members can access ALL of the existing generators such as Props, Mechs, Vehicles and so on. The generator will only generate results for those with icons that are checked. So uncheck and check the item first.
Generate your brief
THE ART RESOURCE
The Art Resource is designed to aid artistc growth through the observaton of Art Theory principles. These Still Life photos aim to capture varying forms of Colour and Light, Shadow, Materials, Shapes and dynamic lighting effects that come into play for you to learn and understand.
The criteria by which you can learn is broken down into searchable topics: Subject, Perspective, Material, Light Source, Form Changes, Lighting Range and Lighting effects. Simply check the boxes under each tab to narrow down an image for you to study from.
The criteria by which you can source a Character Pose is broken down into topics such as Type of Pose, Side, Perspective, Gender, Weapon, Hand Position and head direction.
The long term goal is to have an extensive archive of Character poses with a ready made lighting setup to aid Concept Artists.
Generate Your Moodboard
A Moodboard is useful for gathering reference and ultimately narrowing down a look and feel for the Art piece you're about to create! This amazing feature makes it easy to gather the resources you need to get started. The Moodboard generator works along side your brief and will automatically generate images for reference and inspiration based on the criteria in the brief. You get 4 Moodboard per day so make sure you choose your favorite briefs to work from!
Moodboards will only generate for Saved Briefs, so as soon as you save a brief you simply click the Grey Moodboard icon that will appear on the Generator, Profile or Brief page. Your moodboard will load within about 10 seconds.
Viewing the Moodboard
The final state is the image pop up. If there's an image you want to focus on, simply click to enlarge and view it in more detail.
Tweaking Your Moodboard
Do this until you are happy with the over all look and feel of your Moodboard.
If you want to scrap this Moodboard and generate a fresh one for this brief, you can click 'New' button via the Profile page. You'll notice some different results appear for a different look and feel overall.
Answering the Brief
When creating your artwork, it’s important to stick to the brief. Essentially you’re your own boss here but the briefs are a good way to guide your thinking process and help to prepare you for solving visual tasks in the Concept Art, Illustration and Art based industries.
You won’t always have the freedom to choose what to do, so practice being as creative as possible working with the brief in question.
Some industry based briefs will be more vague than others, if you want a more open brief then simply limit the criteria.
Share & Inspire
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For all enquiries please contact:
Paul Gilbert (rinarto)
Rinato Media, Unit 5C
St Annes Hill Rd,
Nottingham, NG3 4GN
Rinato Media Ltd initially specialised in Graphic Design and Web Design services, but since transitioning into more Art based roles, this tool was developed in order to aid artistic growth.