damn, so good - did u use textures / pics for the trees in the last one?
ho man.... dude, you got a crazy knack for cinematic sceneries that blows the crap out of the onlooker... really well done too.
and this one:
is just awesome. love the brushstrokes on this one.
keep it up!
Been in love with your stuff since i was 15 myself, killer update. Your work is a great inspiration to me.
eureka i've hit a gold mine! beautiful /inspiring and all the other words alike under the sun...thanks for sharing
I am speachless. This is beyond everything.... Congartulations!
S.M: Thanks man!
Chupacabra: Collecting lots of reference and studying it closely. Also studying a lot of landscape painters. Especially the Russians! If you're not familiar, check out Isaak Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and Arkhip Kuinji.
localfatheaded: haha, thanks
kidult: For that one I made a set of brushes from photos of trees. I use them like stamps, and I rotate/flip them to hide the repitition. I painted back in to the silhouettes to suggest dimension.
Chuck,mate.: Thanks! That one was a study from a Leyendecker illustration.
Farsh: Appreciate hearing that!
kischi: Study and practice! But make sure you're studying good stuff and practicing the right things.
Churamhija Khan: Thanks
The Whistler: Glad to hear that. I rushed it at the end, put all my energy into painting the face and had no time or energy for the rest.
Dan Milligan: Thanks man!!
polipol, psantha, Feil Magnus, zelda_geek, carlosranna: thanks all!
Here is a quicky for a contest, and a couple of magic cards I did a while ago:
The policeman with the kid is a lovely image - what was the contest?
"Admitting that free man may err, in no way invalidates the importance of his ability to decide for himself."
"laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Saved to porn folder. It's full of all your stuff i've collected over the years already. Sorry for the hero worship
Thanks for the tip on those Russian artists above. Those dudes can paint like nobody's business.
I love the primeval mood of the second piece with the hunting wombats. Makes me want to sharpen a rock and join them.
Keep continuing to inspire.
Awesome update and thanks for the answer!
Ah, the timeshift piece is just brilliant! So are the Magic card illus!
Thank you for sharing some of your wisdom, it's very valuable coming from someone like you!
I was pretty blown away by how large that mere 'portion' of your LMS piece was! O_O What was the original resolution?
What is most interesting/fascinating to me is your brushwork with its clever combination of soft and hard edges... just curious - do you ever use the smudge tool?
I'd kill to see a video recording of your painting workflow...
The last batch is wonderful. The "quicky" is so full of character and depth it's a joy to look at.
Amazing, I really like the piece with the little tribal rat guys.
Thanks for sharing the russian artists as well, ive just started looking through some of Ivan Shishkin's stuff and its incredible. Wish I''d known about them sooner.
Cicinimo, you must heard or read that a thousand times already, but... Your art is so damn gorgeous!
I really can't understand that you call these masterpieces "sketches". That lets me think of what you might call a real painting... XD
Anyway, I really like that first picture in the last of your posts. The old man strongly reminds me of Bismarck!
The goblin/ork picture below is stunning as well. The atmosphere you are able to put into most of your pictures is simply great.