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Hi everyone. For a long while I've been producing two kinds of art, normal digital painting for clients like Wizards of the Coast, Spiral Direct, etc, and art based heavily on photography. I'm in a mental mess about having two disparate styles/techniques, especially since some clients are starting to ask for it, and it looks like I might (hopefully) be getting a licensed calendar out next year. Not sure if I can bring them together somehow at some stage, or if I should pursue one on its own. Anyway, here's some of my recent(ish) photo-based art, I hope you like it, opinions and crits welcome.
nice! some really cool work
Thumbs up on this work. Very nice!
Grave Sight Graphics: The Art of Eric Lofgren.
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Thank you. Typically I photograph people in a controlled lighting setting, then do the rest of the picture in any way I can - straight painting, other photographic elements, 3D (less now than I used to, and only if necessary), etc. I will work over the photographed model sometimes, but not to deliberately make them look painterly, more for effect or to tie them in with other elements.
Nice work! I think you shouldn't worry about combining styles, you should do it. I'd like to see something with more integration between photo and painted. A snake bodied lady or an elaborate unreal costume. You do good work and merging painting with photos either works or doesn't and I'm digging yours here. Keep going!
Also, I want your watercolor tool presets haha (I emailed you)
Thanks Fersteger, here's an older work which demonstrates a more complex character. I've also done some Shadowrun RPG work like this which I'll be able to post next year, which features extreme photo manipulation (trolls).
Wow, Awesome work! I especially love the pyro man, so sick. Any possibility we could get an insight into your process a lil bit?