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    Dan Dos Santos at Comic Con

    If you see him you'll probably see the teaser for his upcoming DVD.

    And if you don't see him, you can check it out here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqjWP18hPHE

    Oh.. and tell him Aaron says hello.

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    Thanks! When is this DVD going to be released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveDVD View Post
    see the teaser
    Don't be a tease Aaron, Fall is too long to wait.
    ps- looks stellar

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    Sweet , gonna start putting away money now! The trailer looked amazing. Thanks for sharing Aaron, out of curiosity I like the music, who is it?

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    DAMN! He can paint FAST!

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    They actually slowed it down.
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    I'm all up on that... can't wait to have a little Dan in my room.

    By the way Aaron, that was some great editing. Was the music your track, too?

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    The song is Gettysburg by Ratatat. I guess one of the guys from the band is a childhood friend of Dan's or something. Oh, and Youtube compressed it horribly... you should pick up the real version at your local music shop or Amazon or wherever.

    I don't have an exact release date. I've edited about 9 hours of footage but I get pulled aside to work on other videos so it's hard to predict.

    Glad someone noticed the editing Youtube makes everything look horrible but I try.

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    =) have my money saved for this, since Dan Dos Santos said he would release an dvd of his, didnt knew it would be done with the MassiveDVD team u guys are doing an great job! cant wait for get my hands on it
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    Why can't I buy this right now?

    Looks awesome, y'all. I'll definitely pick this one up when it comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin. View Post
    DAMN! He can paint FAST!
    yeah. he's fast alright. you should have seen him in seattle. he downed a tripple shot latte about every 45 seconds or so. cranked out almost 75 paintings during the whole workshop. he's a madman.


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    Holy moly, thanks for the link. That man can paint like a demon on meth.


    Awesome, and background music from Ratatat is a bonus. I love their shit too.
    http://www.myspace.com/ratatatmusic has someother stuff if anyone is curious.
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    Man, I'm really impressed. This is definitely on the wish list now

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    Wow. Did he just re-create his digital painting for the sake of making an oil?
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    YEA DAN! I'll happily buy this dvd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otis View Post
    Wow. Did he just re-create his digital painting for the sake of making an oil?
    Nope, Dan basically frankensteins a reference digitally first. So it is a chop up of photos and some basic painting, then that is what is used as reference for the oil.

    At least this is the method he showed us at the master class, I'm assuming that is what that print out he is holding is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Nope, Dan basically frankensteins a reference digitally first. So it is a chop up of photos and some basic painting, then that is what is used as reference for the oil.

    At least this is the method he showed us at the master class, I'm assuming that is what that print out he is holding is
    I think I remember him using models for his poses. So he uses those and other reference photos to 'knit' together a piece? And then the fantasy based elements are roughly painted in?

    Seems like a good exercise to get to grips with the piece before even tackling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rist View Post
    I think I remember him using models for his poses. So he uses those and other reference photos to 'knit' together a piece? And then the fantasy based elements are roughly painted in?

    Seems like a good exercise to get to grips with the piece before even tackling it.
    Donato / Boris / Greg were big on having actual models. I can't remember if Dan did too, though. The painting he was working on was a straight on portrait and he used googled facial features from various super models.

    I agree though, it is a kick ass method for getting your image right before you actually go paint it. I mean shit...i feel like i can't use any other method after learning this. It's so dammed good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Donato / Boris / Greg were big on having actual models. I can't remember if Dan did too, though. The painting he was working on was a straight on portrait and he used googled facial features from various super models.

    I agree though, it is a kick ass method for getting your image right before you actually go paint it. I mean shit...i feel like i can't use any other method after learning this. It's so dammed good!
    I think Dan did the frankensteining of the face for the idea sketches to present the client and then had a budget and hired a model for the photo he was working off of in class.

    He makes perfect look so easy, I just feel like a clutz in comparison.

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    Absolutely amazing. Definately going to be buying this when it becomes available. You guys rock!

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    I can't wait to see this one!!!! Love them traditional tutorials

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    oh cool!

    I just saw this thread.
    I am happy you guys like the trailer so far.
    I am super psyched for the DVD.

    Aaron has done a stellar job and has 5 DAYS worth of raw footage he had to edit.
    No easy task.

    The DVD should focus on the process of creating an illustration.
    Unlike Shawn's DVD that dealt with the fundamentals of painting, this one will talk about client relations, acquiring reference, and a few other things specific to the book cover genre.

    RATATAT has kindly let us use their music for the DVD,
    so it's guaranteed to have a bad-ass sound track at the very least!
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    It will ship to Europe, right?

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