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February 14th, 2010 #1
Every planet in the galaxy
Its been 2 (edit 4) years since I rededicated myself to artmaking so I thought it time to start a new thread. Much older stuff can be found in my other thread. link?
My education: a Bachelor of Fine Arts and certificate in 3d. Neither one helps much with my current work.
I use photoshop almost exclusively with brushes from m@, inetgrafx, and myself. The main ones are chalk and soft/hard rounds but when doing landscapes I use a lot of custom brushes; trees, leaves, ground textures, clouds, rock, etc. Those are invaluable for quality and time-saving.
I get inspiration from artists here on CA and elsewhere. My favourite concept artists are Ryan Church, Feng Zhu, Sparth, and Levi Hopkins.
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February 15th, 2010 #2
it's great to see a collection of some of your best environmental paintings! I would really like to hear more about what program and brushes you use and more about where you find inspiration and such.
February 17th, 2010 #3
I use photoshop almost exclusively with brushes from m@, inetgrafx, and myself. The main ones are chalk and soft/hard rounds but when doing landscapes I use a lot of custom brushes; trees, leaves, ground textures, clouds, rock, etc. Those are invaluable for quality and time-saving. Sometimes when you can't find what you want you'll have to make your own, ie, bubbles, fish.
I get inspiration from artists here on CA and elsewhere. My favourite concept artists are Ryan Church, Dylan Cole, Feng Zhu, Carlos Huante, Sparth, James Clyne, Pao, and the guys from MB. I also collect A LOT of reference photos.
February 17th, 2010 #4
I love your stuff on here, its so cool, I hope to be at this level of awesomness I guess you could say lol, I didn't know how else to express that level at which your work is at.
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February 25th, 2010 #8
Yep, new thread!
The way you render rocks and mountains is savory, and the yellow plain and range under deep blue sky has a particular presence.
Glad to see some line art again. Lines so clean invite coloring.
The outer walls of the base on the latest picture look very low and poorly defensive where the terrain is higher.
But I'm still around to read your threads. See, I'm there!
February 27th, 2010 #9
February 27th, 2010 #10
I am incredibly impressed with your environments... Both the mundane landscapes and the sci fi scenes. Your figure studies and portraits are great too.
February 27th, 2010 #11
February 27th, 2010 #12
Real nice work there. Grats.
Regarding the mars-base looking thing you posted, it's good but the base itself is so clean and featureless I initially thought you had just painted some dunes around a 3D geometry render with ordinary lamberts applied. I really like the way you painted the horizon and all that though.
Edit: sorry for the inactivity again. I'll explain in detail when I update my thread, but I should have some new stuff coming around the bend in the next week.
February 27th, 2010 #13
Excellent environments, Wilkerson.
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