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    Stunning, simply stunning and so grateful that you take the time to share such with us plebs! :-)
    What I so enjoy about your work is the little details of the worn equipment, the dinged up helmets and such. All the gear is still serviceable, but used, seriously used. Love the stuck on label for "Mickey"! ( Man that so reminds me of my days in the green machine! LOL.) Brilliant, thanks Mate. Anytime you want edged weapons designed give me a yell. Would be delighted to help.

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    cool cool

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    Wow! Brad, you should really do more art for the Halo universe.

    Cool sketches btw, especially the blue one with the rainy atmosphere.

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    Awesome stuff mate! I really love how you use textures and lighting. Gotta love the deep red in those last pieces- really droolworthy

    Keep it up!

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    despite your self criticism: I say bravo and promptly stab that self effacing bull in the ass as I distract him with my red cape. So many metallic and shiny surfaces... Halo seems to be made for you to illustrate.

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    Still going strong! Your rendering skills are top-notch, the first time I saw a drawing by you I thought it was actually and 3D render, that's how good it is. Keep on inspiring!

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    Wow! Thats pretty incredible for the amount of time you had to do it. Great work!

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    damn... I wish I could draw like that =)

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    Damn good new work! Keep it up!

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    Id love to see you doing movies and stuff...... u r our CA santa clause!!! Every time I see pics from its christmas!!! ho ho ho

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    What da fuck dude!!!!!! I got to go and get another chair, I broke this one flipping backwards out of it. Really insane bad ass stuff.

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    oh man - this is awesome theres nothing else to say

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    Jeeez...these are amazing. I'm speachless.

    Great video tut btw. Loved it.

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    Awesome work Brad. I love all of it but your attention to detail in particular. Keep 'em coming man.

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    Brad, the last Halo paintings are just... unfair.
    Thanks for sharing them!

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    Thanks for sharing!

    Brad-

    Your work is incredible!

    Not just technically, but your staging, lighting, posing are all very well done. You are a really great image maker, the Real Deal!

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    Your style is utterly fascinating. I just sit and stare trying to unravel the technique!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John English View Post
    Brad-

    Your work is incredible!

    Not just technically, but your staging, lighting, posing are all very well done. You are a really great image maker, the Real Deal!

    John
    John thank you so much, it's a dream come true to get the approval of guys like you, and some days I hardly even believe that I am.
    Thank you again.

    Best wishes to you and your family,
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    Quote Originally Posted by llex_paul View Post
    so real great!
    Thank you!
    That kind of compliment is something I work for

    Quote Originally Posted by DeKal View Post
    brad im out of words of praise. just go back and read any comment ive ever written on your past posts and youll know how i feel. i will say that its always very awesome to see your rough sketches though, so keep those comin. also, its incredible how you get the perspective and forshortening of all those geometrical pieces on the armor pretty much dead on..without ref!..i wish that part of my brain worked 1/8 as good as yours.
    Thanks big man!
    I think I mentioned this in the tutorial but all bets are off when it comes to commercial work with only days to produce it; I absolutely look at the visual material the client sends me and wants me to adhere to for accuracy; its critical that I do for iconic IP's like Halo.
    I keep it open so I can look at it in photoshop to make sure im on target with the hand-drawn result.
    Its my personal work - like the tutorial - that I dont.

    That said, the materials I get from clients arent always lit in the way that I need them to be (true with both of these pieces) , so I do re-imagine the lighting for it as I look at the reference - so its a mix of both I suppose.

    Man, your comments and enthusiasm is alway so great to get - thank you.



    Quote Originally Posted by Duman View Post
    Wow.
    No joke, saw those images and basically shouted "Holy Shit" out loud.
    Now excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor, you kingly gentleman you.
    Hee hee!
    Duman I appreciate that man, your continued support is a real pleasure to get - I hope my future work continues to earn your praise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Lofgren View Post
    Outstanding work, Brad! I love how the compositions put the viewer right in the action. And the lighting is brilliant. You need to become THE official Halo artist
    Thanks a mil Eric!
    Great to hear from you bud, be safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by A78 View Post
    I'm speechless!
    So simple and so complex at the same time , I love these ones!
    Thank you so very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian S View Post
    Oh god, I don't know how to properly express the way I feel having seen this... It's incredible, all your work is incredible. How you do this is beyond me, your paintings have such grace and economy of form, colour, everything. There is nothing there that doesn't need to be there, which is one of the hardest things of all. And the sense of weight and reality you achieve, it's staggering. You know, art is my passion, I want to make a living through it one day, and you are a genuine, massive inspiration and motivation. Thank you very much indeed.

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    Wow, Max thank you!
    To be told that I inspire and motivate my fellow artists is a true privilege, I hope I continue to do so, thanks for taking the time to write me!

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    Seriously? OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH shhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

    I tried to type more but I kept deleting the sentence. I have no words D:.
    Haha!
    I love you Delish!!
    I cant wait to see the stuff your grinding on, I dont know if you realize how much youve improved, its kinda frightening actually - im expecting a nuclear butthurting when you drop another load of stuff on us.

    Thanks to you guys and gals for taking your time to drop me a comment, I really look forward to hearing from you all.

    God bless and stay safe everyone!
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    Awesome work. The new supper rendered images of halo are crazy. I know that's your style and calling card "super rendered"-but doesn't that eat up alot of extra production time? Can I ask how long it took you to complete the new Halo images? For example, the one of the 2 halo troops at the open door. How long did that take you to complete?
    Cheers

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    great stuff man, i love your slick style. If i had to crit i'd say the area by the wheels could use a little more grit to show the dust. But otherwise fantastic work, i want more!

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    Damn Brad!!! I just noticed your Halo paintings on the 3rd page (not to mention the 1st page painting). You are a rendering king! It's always inspiring seeing your work and your sense of lighting, composition, and rendering. Thanks for the inspiration. Just curious what your method in getting photo real renderings for your paintings is- photo ref, taking pictures yourself for the lighting scenario you plan out (using yourself or models), or just all out of your head (I hope it's not just all out of your head) =>

    Andy

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    Wow, awesome rendering! Love the lighting and especially the composition in the inside the chopper piece. Colors, rendering, lighting... so many things are very well balanced and well composed. Awesome!

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    I like this...really well done. Looks like a movie I would watch.

    "If you can fill the unforgiving minute...."-Kipling
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    you are brilliant. i still see your style in it even if you use a paintover. you've got a unique quality, which i'm sure, is what your employer loves about your art.

    how much did the halo piece go for at the charity auction?

    keep up the inspirational posts. they keep me going!

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    your work is over and beyond i was wondering and i think you got a loot of those questions but how do you achieve this smooth blend between colors ? do you have some special brush or something beside using refs?

    i know i am supposed to buy the download (and i am doing my best to get it) but i will be so grateful if you could answer

    Thanks awesome art you show us

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    Just want to drop in my two cents - if anyone's on the fence about getting Brad's Hostile Takeover tut, definitely check it out. Of all the clips I've seen, his was easily the most informative from a rendering, texturing, polishing standpoint. Definitely a non-traditional technique and not for everyone, but it gives a lot of perspective on the tools at your disposal in getting the look you want.

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    That painting is both awesome and funny at the same time, great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyParkArt View Post
    Damn Brad!!! I just noticed your Halo paintings on the 3rd page (not to mention the 1st page painting). You are a rendering king! It's always inspiring seeing your work and your sense of lighting, composition, and rendering. Thanks for the inspiration. Just curious what your method in getting photo real renderings for your paintings is- photo ref, taking pictures yourself for the lighting scenario you plan out (using yourself or models), or just all out of your head (I hope it's not just all out of your head) =>

    Andy
    Andy thank you so much, man - hearing that from you is pretty f'in cool since I dig your stuff a lot!

    Its all visualized in my head and I try and make it real.



    Ill look at screenshots and photos for accuracy in the hand drawn result but the lighting and staging is rarely - if ever - how I see it in my head, so I have to reimagine it lit how I need it to be.
    I cant afford the time or resources to get models or take my own photos, its always been that way because ive been a broke dick for all my life - lol! So ive gotten used to relying on my mind.

    The turnaround time for these pieces was insane ( 5 days was the most I was afforded to finish the approved sketch) so I had to do cut and paste paintover for the guns and a helicopter, but those too had to be relit and redetailed to fit in.

    Im really flattered you like it and take the time to tell me my man, I appreciate you.

    Best wishes to you and yours,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bungyx View Post
    well , seems all the wonderfull thoughts has been arleady said . I my self, find your art very attractive -you know like a beautifull women and keep stareing at her for eternity, but now the last images have surpised me ( in a better way) ..and i have only one word: splendid work!!! you are realy an inspiration for me and for a lot of peoples on this site, so keep drawing
    Thats really sweet of you, thanks so much for the kind words.
    The inspiration works both ways - trust me.
    Be safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waipunga View Post
    Stunning, simply stunning and so grateful that you take the time to share such with us plebs! :-)
    What I so enjoy about your work is the little details of the worn equipment, the dinged up helmets and such. All the gear is still serviceable, but used, seriously used. Love the stuck on label for "Mickey"! ( Man that so reminds me of my days in the green machine! LOL.) Brilliant, thanks Mate. Anytime you want edged weapons designed give me a yell. Would be delighted to help.
    Thanks a mil!
    Im glad you dig the work and appreciate all the little details, they are really fun for me to work on.

    Quote Originally Posted by psychoboy View Post
    cool cool
    Thanks thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neonoir View Post
    Wow! Brad, you should really do more art for the Halo universe.

    Cool sketches btw, especially the blue one with the rainy atmosphere.
    I really enjoyed and enjoy doing some quick roughs for inspiration just to get the initial brainsurge of ideas off my chest - im glad you like that one!
    One day im going to do an urban decay piece with rain, it just sets up so many ideas that you have to let them all fight for dominance.

    Thanks again, take care!
    -Brad

    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Jokinen View Post
    Awesome stuff mate! I really love how you use textures and lighting. Gotta love the deep red in those last pieces- really droolworthy

    Keep it up!

    -J
    Ill do my damnedest!
    Thanks for the kind words, I hope my future stuff continues to please.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokenmirrors View Post
    despite your self criticism: I say bravo and promptly stab that self effacing bull in the ass as I distract him with my red cape. So many metallic and shiny surfaces... Halo seems to be made for you to illustrate.
    I love metal, in more ways than one :headbang:
    I gotta be self-effacing and hard on myself though, too much competition not to be.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a word, best wishes to you!
    -B

    Quote Originally Posted by LORD M View Post
    Still going strong! Your rendering skills are top-notch, the first time I saw a drawing by you I thought it was actually and 3D render, that's how good it is. Keep on inspiring!
    Man, thanks so much.
    I really bust my hump for comments like that and when they come it feels good to earn them. Thanks for your time Lord M.


    Thanks so much for all the interraction, gang - I really look forward to it, thanks for being patient with my slow reply's; theres just so much going on at the moment!

    God bless and take care of yourselves!
    -Brad

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