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October 20th, 2011 #1
Chris Rallis portfolio/website
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
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OMG speechless.. Your fantasy is fantastic
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October 25th, 2011 #3
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
October 26th, 2011 #4
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.
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October 26th, 2011 #5
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.
October 27th, 2011 #6
I just checked out your SB, vast improvement mate. I love that hot lady painting
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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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October 27th, 2011 #8
November 4th, 2011 #9
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!
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November 23rd, 2011 #10
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May 14th, 2014 #12
wow that's some awesome improvement. great stuff! my only critique, is that i still get that weird unnatural disconnected feeling that seems to plague the realm of digital art, and from trying to get it out of my art i have figured out that it comes from 2 things. 1: too many locked layers not allowing colors from objects to bleed into one another and 2: a lack of understanding of real lighting caused by only studying photos and not the world outside.