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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.
We are remembered only by what we leave behind.
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!
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw BeksinskiMy Happy Little Sketchbook, please check it out and help me get better!
damn... I wish I could draw like that =)
Damn good new work! Keep it up!
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
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!
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!
Thank you again.
Best wishes to you and your family,
That kind of compliment is something I work for
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.
Duman I appreciate that man, your continued support is a real pleasure to get - I hope my future work continues to earn your praise.
Great to hear from you bud, be safe.
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!
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!
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?
Last edited by steven6; April 28th, 2010 at 11:44 PM.
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) =>
I like this...really well done. Looks like a movie I would watch.
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute...."-Kipling
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!
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
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.
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,
The inspiration works both ways - trust me.
Im glad you dig the work and appreciate all the little details, they are really fun for me to work on.
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!
Thanks for the kind words, I hope my future stuff continues to please.
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!
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!