TASCHEN goes digital! The first book in our groundbreaking new series on digital culture focuses on beauty and the cutting-edge computer generated female characters. Whereas most books on digital creation concentrate on technique and include detailed "how-tos," Digital Beauties is all about exploring the artistic achievements of today's best designers without a lot of complicated technical jargon. Here you'll discover a host of digital beauties from all around the world and a dizzying array of styles and techniques - moody black-and-white nudes, surreal portraits, Lara Croft-style adventure chicks, sleek ultra-futuristic babes, etc Both 2D and 3D design are covered, so stunningly lifelike it's hard to believe they're 100% computer generated. In an age of virtual characters, you'll soon be coming across these characters in the future, on TV and film; one such example is Steven Stahlberg's lovely Webbie Tookay, the first virtual model to sign with Elite Digital Models. - Over 100 artists from all around the world, with biographical and contact information and samples of their best work - Inspirational approach with stylistic advice for amateur creators - Stunning graphics.