My name is Chris. I've been working as a freelance illustrator for many years with advertising agencies in my country, but I just wanted something more creative. Or should I say, something that I can use my imagination. So I decided to make a turn and I really hope I could break into the fantasy publishing/gaming industry.
I am self-taught and my goal is to develop and improve my skills in order to be a pro in this industry, but mainly master my art.
I am looking for input on the things that will allow me to reach my goals above and would appreciate any assistance.
Some samples of my work
Dragon encounter 8/2011
Ogre encounter 9/2011
The oracle 9/2011
Crossing the marshes 9/2011
The Devil tarot 10/2011
OMG speechless.. Your fantasy is fantastic
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Wow very cool! That witch is especially good and the detailing on the dragon is awesome. The only thing I would say is you should mix in some hard edges too as it looks like you're very keen on the soft brush
really awesome work here; if you cant make it, we're all scrwwd. you are indeed a little too keen on that soft-brush for light. also, I'm kind of opposed to your rather over-complicated scening. I really like that cut-out showing the details on the dragon. then when I see the whole picture, im a bit like 'what, thats it?'. maybe make a thumbnail before you start and go for interesting cut-off instead of theatrical set ups. also, on you site, I'd advise agains putting new work first. right now, either the dragon, or your t-rex is your best work- in my view. show those first.
Thank you guys! I really appreciate your positive comments!
Obacmar Thanks mate! You're too kind!
GEB You're 100% right with the soft brush thing! Just to inform you, it's been a couple of days since I deleted it once and for all. Felt good!
ashess I'm just scratching the surface. There are so many talented people in here! I promise I'll get better though! The dragon image was started a year ago, left aside and finished last August. Since then I've learned so many things in here that even I ask myself: "What, that's it?" whenever I see this image. I'm a quick learner though.
I just checked out your SB, vast improvement mate. I love that hot lady painting
These are beautiful! The Oracle is my favorite.
Even though I'm no where near your skill level, I was going to the suggest the same thing as GEB about using the hard brush sometimes...it will give your work a less airbrushed quality.
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Wow, your works are beautiful !
Any chance for uploading dragon encounter in bigger size? Looks like its very detailed painting, but picture size is to small to see them. My first reaction was like - where's magnifier? I need to zoom these in, because i'm missing a lot of goodies there!
Last edited by tsabu; November 4th, 2011 at 05:52 AM.