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    Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop in a post a few newish ones.

    Let me know what you think! Thanks.

    First up, the new Shards of Alara Magic set released. Lots more to come as the sets come out. Please welcome the Vinerider Babemage. If you mention hentacles, she will strangle you.
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    This is the cover of this months Dragon Magazine Online, covering the new barbarian class. As if a half-dragon wasn't savage enough, now he's on fire, and burping a dragon face.
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    A personal commission for an avid L5R player.
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    Another Magic card, this is a Player Rewards alternate art for "Ponder."
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    Star Wars! Rohlan Dyre from KotOR. Mandalorians rock.
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    He's not technically supposed to be Yoda. But I wanted to paint Yoda. Don't you judge me.
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    I'm not sure why he needs so much clothing. I can't imagine he needs the warmth. But I had a ton of fun with the drapery and the snow on this tyrannical lich overlord.
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    This was the cover for Dungeon Magazine Online a few months back. "Fire! BAD!"
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    More from the barbarian article. Nobody here seems too happy right now.
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    These were alot of fun, because the concept was still being developed. So there was a ton of creative freedom. We all like that.
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    Whenever I see this one, I can't help but think of what a friend quoted the first time he saw it. "It shoots lightning and shuriken! This could only be cooler if it had tits and was on fire!" (Quote from Yahtzee of the Escapist.)
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    Also, I've got a small handful of quick time-lapse WIP of some of the above.
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    Thanks everyone!

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    amazing!!!!! o_O

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    This stuff is radical. I don't have a favorite, because they're all so good, but If I were to choose either Rohlan Dyre or the "Ponder" one. Excellent stuff man. Can't wait to see more.

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    Wow! Really excellent stuff. I can't for the life of me figure out how you paint such crisp and complex textures. Awesome.

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    Awesome.

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    The quality and detail in these pieces is astounding. Really. Fantastic. The only possible problem I see is the mandalorian's right foot seems a little off. Something with the shadow I think. Thats it though. Fantastic job.


    And yes, mandalorians do rock. "For Mandalor!"

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    the speed paints are a lot of fun to watch. great work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argyle View Post
    I'm not sure why he needs so much clothing.
    It's just because he feel so cold inside...
    ;-]
    Man, your work are awesome. Love your render style, so vivid colors, so great details.
    The one whit ogres and dwarf made my day, hilarious and cool in the same time.
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    holy shit! amazing

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    5 stars!

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    Hi Steve,

    Great to see this selection - some very nice pieces

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    Amazing work.. very inspirational. JMC

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    Really nice work! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step vids as well, those are always nice to watch and learn.

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    Very impressive. Love that yoda!

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    yea i need to go find my face, cause i think it just got rocked off! very nice!

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    Thanks so much everyone!

    Wayne/Twitch: I'm clearing out some time in my schedule to do a proper tutorial vid. What with the actual recorded painting process, and the voice-over commentary. Hopefully it'll turn out, and be mildly useful to folks.

    Ralph: Great to see you! Thanks again for the great lesson on Laphroig, and all the fine conversation at Gen Con.


    Thanks again everyone! I'll be updating with a bit more in a few days.

    Toodles!

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    Hey hey

    How did you smooth it out so perfectionally? It looks so tight...no over the lines brushed Quality!!

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    your WIP movies are GREAT! love your work. Great style and you've got a great voice. Keep it up, can't wait to see more. BTW, how do you go about creating your vids? or is it just progress stills in ImagereadY?

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    wow really good work

    my favorite has to be the first one, vines are my kind of style

    second one is good but his right arm doesnt look like he is actually grabbing the axe. at the position his arm is in you should be able to see some part of his palm/hand behind the axe handle

    the axe also isnt going the direction his hand is pointing, outside of his hand is facing away from the viewer but the axe is flat or even the opposite the bottom of the axe should be going away from the viewer

    the third one, the light source is coming from on top there should be some shadow on her chest made from her hand? maybe just a little

    i have really noticed that your have a lot of layers for bright colors, which is why they look so bright and good, but in your dark colors, there isnt many layers or as much as your bright colors, i think you need to go darker in your darker areas, it will make your brights will come out more and it will make everything look more dimensional, some areas look flat because of that

    example would be Mandalorians right leg, and the guy with tattoo's if you darken the back of his head and the drapery, it will come out a lot stronger

    really great work

    good luck

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    Chane: I guess it gets so smooth just by going over it enough. For smooth stuff, I just use a standard round brush in PS, with a little bit of softness. I don't typically use any sort of smudge tools, and when I do it's a rake, to get more texture.

    Corspufo: I use a lot of layers as I paint, and the vids are basically layer reveals. I'll export the layers to individual files with a script, then drop them in Premiere, and I'm done. Doesn't really take long, actually.

    Next I'm going to try recording a whole painting with Camtasia and a mic. We'll see how that turns out...

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    outstanding work....very inspiring

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    wow! very inspirational

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    Steve,

    It was great to meet you too, and it was a pleasure to sit, chat, and drink malt whisky with you

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    I hold you personally responsible for that da!n battlemage that kept tapping my guys and kept me from advancing to the top 8 in a ptq!

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    Hey, don't blame me! This was what I submitted as the suggested ability:

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    Outstanding detail and some of these pieces really feel like I could reach out and grab the character. Wish I knew what you were doing to give it such a 3-dimensional quality. Seems like it's just good lighting and detail, but I've seen plenty of artists with good lighting and detail who make great paintings, but they don't pop like this.

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    Amazingly designed art, very VERY good job ...

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    O_M_G, amazing stuff

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    The flaming warrior woman's left leg, in comparison to the bent right, comes off as being rather short. A little extension of the mid-lower leg would fix it.

    She's a great design.

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    WOW. I love the staff/moon/blue tattoo guy.

    And Rohlan Dyre from KOTOR. That brings back good memories.

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