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Beautiful stuff! I LOVE the city-scape...
To the brave guardian the Advocate’s eyes fell. “Banion – you must move swiftly to assemble the alliance capable of infiltrating the very heart of the dark legion…”[/QUOTE]
Really nice work. Gorgeous rendering and a fantastic sense of light (something I'm always a sucker for). I'm not sure where you're at with your career or where exactly you want to take your work, but I have one piece of general advice: you need to make these environments more interesting.
Right now--as beautifully painted as they are--they're fairly empty. Sure, some of them you're starting to put interest into it. I just think you need more. For instance the tundra--what are we supposed to look at? Slapping a figure in there gives an easy focal point (God knows how many times I've done that myself), but there should be something distinctive about the landscape itself. We've seen ice, we've seen snow. What we haven't seen is your original take on those things.
Please don't take this the wrong way--your work is really, really nice. I just think with a small push in the right direction you could be rolling in high-paying gigs (if you aren't already).
Best of luck, man.
Thank you guys for kind replies!
Noah Bradley: Believe it or not but you are not a first guy telling me that. And even though I like doing empty ladscapes I should definetely work on making them more interesting and "mine". Thank you man, comments like this help to open one's eyes.
And these are few latest commisioned works I did and managed to get permission to share.
I think I just saved most of these on my hard drive
The only remark I would have is about the last pic in your first post. The branches of the trees seem too rushed and compared to ever other element, seems to me they lack in volume and weight.
But overall, GREAT enviros and mood.
soooo awesome! love the scale and vibrant atmospheres !
My Sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=125495
Greate!I like it very much!
wow wonderful stuff !!
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
Wonderful use of value to help bring out a very moody atmosphere. your color and compositions are pretty top notch as well.
Great work, I love the open ice one.
Really cool work the panoramic views are really good,love the variety!
hey there. i just wanted to let you know that your environments have always been favorites of mine and thus ive followed your old sketchbook since you started it a few years ago. i haven't checked in over a year, but during this rare perusal of the finally finished section for some inspiration i saw your name and now im filled with joy and these pieces look like you've perfected what ive always loved about your work
very cool concept
Nice lava snake the length of a mountain range...
I just love them all. Amaaazing work !
The magic of these by far isn't merely the epic scale of the landscape, but the use of a small figure, which brings the scale into grander perspective. Couldn't find a figure in the swamp one though.