I think most artists develop their own workflow naturally, but its always good to experiment and try out new things.
Over the years i observed that most of the artists who are active in art communities are experimenting and changing styles a lot more than the older and more traditional artist. I am sure if you take a closer look at the older generations, even after 10-15 years their style and quality of work often does not change much or at all.
I understand tho that some of the styles are like a trademark for some artists and they have no interest changing it once they become established and successful.
Im here to congratulate on the contest win and wish you all the best in what is comming to you as an artist!
One thing that keeps bothering me about most of your works Ive seen:
Your paintings are something between the perfection of phototrealistic 3d renders like Vray or Maya, and flexibility of hand painting... but they really seam to be neither.
Doesnt that bother you in a way?
I mean, taking the Golem for example, the image could be done in 3dmax with better and greater results when it comes to light quality, and then again, it could be more stylish and "human" when it wouldnt be rendered with digital tablet, in That hard edge fashion. I dont know if Im making my self clear here.. its like if you aim at so much detail and light rendering perfection, why dont you go full 3d? or shoot a photo?
When I saw your works the first time I was like "photo overpaint or 3dsmax overpaint". It was only I came here and read about your workflow I realised its mostly handmade.
So, knowing I wasnt the only one I can safely presume that its more common impression.
As to the 3d time saving argument, I fully agree, I use 3d references very often, for perspective issues, although Iam still learning to paint.
Taking the time while Im here Id love to express my admiration to the vampire embrace painting. The color pallette used and the light is just pure win. Love the face expression.
Only thing I would change would be the blue eye glow, since they stick out of the color set used in the image. Too much saturation imo in there. Otherwise its one of my favorite vampire related pictures EVER seen.
Best of luck, and keep making the world a nicer place to be with your art
Last edited by Lakeland; October 19th, 2009 at 08:33 AM.
Nice artworks.... Im just starting to discover my CG skills i've always practicing tecniques then I discover your works it really inspire me to go on and improve more... If you wouldn't mind will you visit my gallery here and leave a comment I want to hear a comment from a master... have a nice day Randis!