Pat, you revealed some stuff on FB so I know you're holding out on us! Post it! Haha.
Some studies plus a small sample of some of the work I've done as a game illustrator (all vectors!).
The vector stuff was done for a facebook game that sadly didn't get past the BETA stage due to delays.
Thanks for viewing.
Last edited by Dizon; January 27th, 2012 at 03:14 AM.
glad to see your posts again !
been sooooo long
the landscape seems quite good
the drapery study is like unfinished no ?
it lacks some big force lines and contrast
the portraits are pretty nice
congrats on your working on game
Great updates I love the the vector approach, I'm getting into that too, I like the way it forces you to simplify shapes. the little illustrations are my favourite. That top landscape is gorgeous, it's a bit small though to see much.
The drapery study came out well, I'm sorry it wasn't that good a photo, i'm not surprised you got bored the other reference I found was much better. I've enjoyed doing the study, thanks for suggesting it.
Aha! Good to have you back!
So the vector stuff is essentially work-related? I like the booger ninja especially. Nice colour picks on the Paris scene.
Love that last study, by the way. Those confident brush strokes. Great work, I can't seem to pull that off. It's the same with those animals. Some very strong value work there. The eyelids and the faint gloss on the monkey hair are spot on. Great sense of shape.
You somehow seem to be missing some midtones in the drapery study. Not quite sure, but the animals seem way more accurate.
I can see some faint textures shining through in most of your studies. You seem to be toning them down slightly. It's starting to work on Lisbeth's clothing though!
wahh, the animal studies are just great, good lighting and details in the right place.
the final version of the ring girl is great too nice value, it's worth to continue working it
no real crits for those.
keep up mate
I love what you did with the SSG study! A fun transformation, and he's well rooted in the surroundings. I also like the contrast between some of the harder edges and soft transitions. The main difference with the reference seems to be the saturation or depth of the colours. I'd have to sample and check in Photoshop, but your image seems more muted.
Nice work on the job tests. Keep us posted on the outcome and their feedback! To me, the woods could use a stronger focal point (or perhaps they just requested an empty stage since it's matte?). The building you've placed on the cliff seems too large. also note how the 'bridges' you've placed in the distance have softer edges than the mountains.
Love those last studies. Great portrait too! Subtle stuff.
You are just steamrolling along o.O really busting out some great stuff, I adore the painting of the little girl, has so much life too it, although the shadow on the left side makes it seem flat in contrast to the light on the right, problem is I would have no idea how to suggest fixing that, if it even needs to be :/
Great work though
Very interesting work, I especially like these last few environmental studies! Good job, I'm looking forward to enjoying more stuff from you.
Anthis- Thanks! Yeah I noticed that very saturated blue also. I'll try to fix that sometime! Also I got the job as well. I'm gonna start soon. Very excited.
Crane- Thanks for the crit! Yeah the shadow side is always tricky for me. And the photo I worked from wasn't the best quality also.
ezekrialase- Thank you for visiting. Glad you like some of my stuff.
Some studies, a robot and the last one is a sketch that I'm going to try to turn into a matte painting.
Last edited by Dizon; March 19th, 2012 at 12:13 PM.
post 406: the girl is awesome , light in those posts are just great
the last two post reminds me of laputa . they seems form mind
crit: the grass brush strokes seems too apparent and they are not varied. The volume , though it's here, is not very effective (more contrast ? color temperature ?)
the overpainted photo (background painted ) seems working, will u continue working it ?
good luck with your nexts
Wow! great updates The Noomi portrait is solid. I love the matte painting studies, a couple of them could do with the values being a bit darker from what I can see but otherwise they look great! What course will you be doing?
Zou: Thanks, man! Those are just quick sketches but the one with the floating city is for this matte painting I'm currently doing. Which you can see below.
Angel: Thank you! It's training for visual effects that's why I've been studying matte painting lately.
Update on my first real matte painting based on the sketch above. Surprisingly this is going in the right direction. I'm having a lot of fun with this.
Finally finished with this one. Included are some progress shots. Quite a learning experience overall and this is something I haven't done before. Which is a lot of photo work but also a lot of painting in a smaller scale.
Last edited by Dizon; March 21st, 2012 at 05:04 PM.
These matte paintings are looking awesome! I think I agree that there's just a teensy bit of value issues. Perhaps de-saturating your paintings occasionally to check the contrast is all you need?
Still all fabulous, solid work.
wow! stunning work The finished matte painting looks so cool, I love the teardrop shaped rocks surrounding it, nice finishing touch. the lighting is great, very convincing
Nice colour sketches too, and the texture balls, I might have to try them at some point.
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