Brilliant Colors, formerly Massive Black Shanghai is opening an arm of the business for artist representation as an agency.
Here is what you need to know:
a. You can submit your five best works here in this thread. Also link your CV/Linkedin/Facebook.
b. Brilliant Colors seeks experienced artists of high talent. If you are familiar with the quality of our works on projects like God of War 3, Skyrim, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, Fallout 3, or any of the hundreds of projects we have done, you know the talent level we require.
c. This is not for beginners or intermediate skilled artists. We have numerous projects and require the ability to deliver, take feedback and respond to it quickly, and hit the quality mark our clients expect.
d. This is for artists who have superior skills and no time to handle the business side, promotion, or marketing. Brilliant Colors (fka MB Shanghai) does that very well.
5. All artists will be provided with appropriate contracts.
6. As clients request work it is provided to the particular artist they demand.
7. Work consists of character designs, creatures, environments, illustration, and other 2d artwork.
Feel free to ask any questions. You know if you have the skills, and if so, please do post.
Minimum Experience: 1 year working in the industry as a concept artist or illustrator as well as familiarity with the process of doing pro concept work and illustration.
We know this will be of great help. We cannot do all projects which come to us and think this will be valuable to those who are ready for it.
Massive Black/MB Shanghai (MB Shanghai as it was formerly known = Brilliant Colors)
I am interested in collaborating with Brilliant Colors. A link to my profile on Linkedin, my website and my 5 pieces:
My Linkedin profile:
Also my email is: ri_dany @ yahoo.com
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Name: Sean Donaldson
LinkedIn: Click Here
Hey Jason! It's been a while, but I'm back and ready for some freelance! I'll update this post as I get more time to do my own work that's up to my more recent standard in quality. As it stands nearly all my more recent work is under NDA, so I am busting some new personal stuff out in any time I get and will update in due course.
I will be available for freelance work in March, right now I am in the process of departing from Eurocom so not much time to freelance just yet, but am eager to get my hands dirty very soon! I'm gong to add tech and environment pieces in the next couple of weeks to show perspective/pattern/landmark understanding.
Hope everything's good with you! Cheers!
I appreciate everyone's submissions so far. All of you are talented.
Dariz, you are showing some decent industrial design skills and solid drawing. There are some issues like the kneepads on the second image (center) are too low, making his lower legs very short. Your color and lighting is your biggest weakness. This artist sent me a submission, and had great color. http://soufmeng.weebly.com/portfolio.html Your color feels like burn/dodge or just burned in whites, rather than actual light. Check out the color theory video available on CA and you will get the info you need...or more life painting digitally in full color. When you get your color up to speed, I think you will be much more ready.
Florie your creature anatomy is coming along nicely, but value composition, and color theory are two big areas of focus you will need, as well as figure painting/character work. See the above comments about color. The same applies to you. Your figures need serious work and are not at the level they need to be. Your beastie image would have been better without the figure and with more effort put into the architecture.
Saturns, same color ideas apply to you as well. Burn and dodge or burning in whites is not going to work. You need to have a strong understanding of specularity, gloss, transparency, glow, etc...as part of the concept artists job is to understand surfaces. Your figure work is starting to show good progress with proportion and subtle gesture. The second to last, and last images are not finished enough for the type of clients I work with.
I encourage you all to keep at it. You may resubmit work at any time. Expect my honest opinions if you do. My clients will not accept anything with figure work in need of more effort, or uncared for parts of the images.
Don't let any of this discourage you. Take it as feedback please, and do keep at it.
kv ak your color is the best of the bunch. However, all your surfaces are the same specularity and gloss for the most part. That is something you need to address. Your chopper image is the most professional of the bunch. Your figure work needs more time as well. The girl figure, for example, her eyes are looking just past me, making the image less engaging than it could be.
All in all I think everyone that has posted so far can get there,and my suggestion is to keep on trucking. Those who put the time in will see success.
I hope I don't come across as harsh. I just have very particular clients, who expect certain things from Brilliant Colors artists...now and before when I built and ran Massive Black.
I will continue to watch this thread for posts from those who are ready for representation.
Best and thanks,
Thanks a lot for your feedback. Yes, you pointed out some precise observations. I agree, on a personal level I am more industrial design oriented and tend to focus on defining shape and function and miss out other areas. Good link as well, I'll keep in mind your observations.
I will post more when I have some new images in my repertoire.
All the best,
Thanks for the crits I really appreciate it. Guess I got some studying to do. Thanks again and I will be back!
Thank you for amazing opportunity! I hope my skills will prove helpful for Brilliant Colours company.
My way of thinking is influenced by architecture studies I graduated last year, which allowed me to learn general understanding of any design process. Since then I have been polishing my portfolio for turning full-time freelance.
My portfolio: http://www.ozminski.com
My CV: http://www.ozminski.com/ozminski_mateusz_cv.pdf
My e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Brilliant Colors,
I apologize for the delayed submission. If you are still looking for a candidate, here is a sample of my concept artwork and design work.
Site and Client List: www.davidszilagyi.com
Thank you for your time and consideration,
My name is Michael Perry and I am a freelance Illustrator who specializes in storyboards and Character design.
I'd like to take this opportunity to submit my portfolio for review by your organization Brilliant Colors. I've been freelancing for over 10 years and I have had the privilege of working on some high profile brands in the Film and Advertising industry and I am confident that I can make a meaningful contribution to your organization.
Thank you for your consideration.
Rattle of Bones: A Body of concept work focusing on one theme. The contents of which demonstrate my entire skill set including Character Design, Props/Weapons, Storyboards, Story board Animatics, and Environments.
My name is Gerald Novoa Sheppard, as my artist partners, I am looking for the happiness, and to get that, I would like to work in my second passion, the art.
I am 31 Years old and year by year I was learning, improving, polish my art style and I dont know if I have a very professional level since I live in Peru and I cant developed my skills in the correct fields or companies.
But believe me, If I were born in USA, the story would be different
anyway, I hope you enjoy my art and I hope to work with you some day!
More art here:
thanks a lot for your time!!
Gerald Novoa Sheppard
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Hi my name is Camille Kuo. I live in Asia and am capable relocate anywhere in Asia if needed. I've been doing digital art for past 10 years, and worked in game and related industry for 5 years so far. I do illustration/concept art from character, prop, to environment. Please visit my website http://www.wix.com/camilkuo/new#!portfolio for my concept designs. FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506522274
Thanks for your time.
Hello! My name is Peter, and I've been illustrating books and creating game art for 20 years. I started my professional career creating art for Dungeons & Dragons books, and have been working on games for the last 4 years.
Mission Control: "Buckaroo, The White House wants to know is everything o.k. with the alien space craft from Planet 10, or should we just go ahead and destroy Russia?"
Buckaroo Banzai: "Tell him yes on one and no on two."
Mission Control: "Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2?"
I'm Zoran and I'm looking for an agent in the field of illustration or, perhaps, an opportunity to work as a concept artist for a challenging project.
My website: www.zoran-art.com/blog/
My LinkedIn link is on my website.
Thank you for your time and best regards!
Hi, I'm Gerry Kissell. I have been working professionally as an artist and illustrator for over 20 years.
When I got out of the army, my first job was creating two Star Trek paintings, for FXM, Inc., that were used for limited edition art prints, as well as later a Star trek book cover.
I worked with ad agencies for 15 years, but, in 2008, I left my ad agency career and restarted my freelance career, working with EA Games, IDW, and Xbox, as well as a slew of other companies, creating sequential comic art, coloring and doing cover art (including for book publishers).
Samples can be viewed here.... http://gerrykissell.com/samples/
All art samples have been or are being published.
Cover to IDW's Code Word: Geronimo
Cover art for Warrior Publishing's Harper's War.
Cover art for Warrior Publishing's reprinting of Outrage.
Pen and Ink created for IDW for a planned project
Sequential art (Pencils, inks and colors) created for Strength In Numbers Studios Tubor Game comic tie-in.
Now for some quotes about me....
"Gerry is an art making machine. Just a beast."
Ted Adams, CEO, IDW Publishing
"Gerry is the consummate comic-book artist they'll tell you doesn't exist any more."
Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief, IDW Publishing
"The guy is the future of realistic action comics."
Rob Simpson, Editor-in-Chief, EA Games Comics.
"Gerry's art is groovy, baby. No one draws my chin like this guy."
Bruce Campbell, Movie and TV Star of Evil Dead, Running Time, Burn Notice
"Gerry's is the Al Williamson of this generation."
Tom Waltz, Senior Writer, IDW Publishing
"Gerry is somewhere between Stan Lee and Pablo Picasso. The guy's got great chops."
Dale Dye, Film and TV actor, Best Selling Author and Military Adviser to the films Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and The Pacific
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Hi Jason, are you still checking this thread?
Would like to send some of my environment concepts your way. I'm not sure where I stand as en environment artist.
My website: www.stayinwonderland.com
Thanks for taking the time!
Stay in Wonderland
I just updated my works.
I'm also very interested. I believe you know some of my work, and I'm coming here to present you new stuff and maybe be part of the team. Hope you like it.
My LinkedIn Profile : http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=18347758
My Website: http://andremeister.com (includes sketches that I think are worth seeing and resume)
My facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Drehmeister
thanks in advance
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I would love to have the representation on offer.I will have work featured in next month's "Imaginefx" magazine and have worked on conceptual work both 2D and 3D for film,album covers,comic book coloring etc. For a range on my work please view my work here- http://reebkram.daportfolio.com/gallery/37767
All the very best,
I missed this post last year. Hope you're still paying attention to this. I'm a freelance illustrator working professionaly for about 4 years now.I'm interested in collaborating with Brilliant Colors. A link to my blog and Linkedin, and my 5 pieces:
My Linkedin profile:
My email: email@example.com
Hello, this thread is from last year, but doesnt hurt to post anyway...
my name is Tony,
i am a graphic designer / illustrator,
have no experience with games,
but my work involves human figures.
my facebook page
Hi Jason Manley,
My name is Mauricio Ruiz. I've been working in the Film/TV and Gaming industries as a concept artist for six years. I'm always looking for new challenging opportunities and creative projects to collaborate on, so I would be interested in working with Brilliant Colors on any projects that require character concept art or creature design specifically, as that is my passion.
Have a look at some of my work and please feel free to follow up with me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for this opportunity,