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    fantasy art in traditional techniques

    Hi!

    This is my first post here, so I don't know is it right place (I'll let moderators to decide)... but I have some finished illustrations made in traditional techniques (watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic).


    I would like to hear some constructive critics form you. Every comment is welcome!


    1. Red Dragon, acrylic on paper, 47 x 39 cm




    2. Final fight between Thor and Jormungand, gouache on paper, 41 x 29 cm




    3. Maja, oil on canvas, 80 x 65 cm (painting of my girlfriend)




    4. Armored Chicken, watercolor on paper, 60 x 46 cm (hommage to John Howe)




    5. Knight & Troll, acrylic on paper, 60 x 45 cm




    ....and maybe I upload some more images.


    p.s. all illustrations are available at my www site

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    Thumbs up!


    Old school goodness.

    DON'T CLICK THIS
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    damn....that Thor is gnarly.

    my only crit would be that the in the painting called "Maja"...the woman's knee seems to pop out of the environment a bit much...but apart from that....this stuff is incredible.

    the texture on that troll and on the chicken's armor is so deep.

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    hahaha the warrior-chicken!!! cool!

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    the Jormungand battle and the war-rooster are awesome, great stuff man!!!

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    nice....

    my new site, is crazy stuff but is my own space, I can say whatever!! hehe:
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    Thank you for the rooster,he is just my favorite.
    Hvala.

    When I was young, I could do all-nighters in my sleep.

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    nice, they really do have the "old school goodness" as said already. Very classic swords and sorcery feel

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    Beautiful work... Love Jormungand... and the maiden's skintone and hair are just beautiful.

    If I can offer a critique, the wings on the dragon don't seem to mesh with the rest of the painting. Mainly the shininess of the scales. The membrane of the wings seem to flatten out... now maybe the other side of that is the wings are a different texture, maybe thinner... Perhaps a more translucent quality to them, a subtle affectation that the shape of the body can be just made out through the skin?... Maybe the arms, too, are brought to the quality of the rest of the body... It seems with your lights that there is some light pushing through the membrane of the wing... Maybe some darks, too? Maybe you have a reason and I don't know what the hell I'm talking about?

    The light source on the Rock Giant is very nice... and the hand wrapped around the knight looks natural...

    Excellent work - I hope I didn't chime in too much



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    Very nice!! The armored chicken is my favourite, but all of these are lovely.

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    awesome,

    the dragon in acryllic--did you blend or layer to create the smoothness?

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    Really beautiful stuff, I really dig it alot. I do much of my fantasy work in the traditional media (Ink and guache), though now i think im going to switch over becuase it doesn't seem like i can get a lot of work in fantasy UNLESS my stuff is digital! Do you have any problems getting work in the traditional medium that you use?

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    That chicken is awesome! I really love John Howe's art. Really amazing what he does with watercolors.

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    wow, this is really big forum. I didn't expect so many replies in such a short time.

    thanks all for comments, especially critics! I'm glad you like it.

    ten30one: yes, really, I didn't see it before. Thanks for noticing.

    goran: hehe, prvi post pa na hrvatskom... super!


    glyph: membranes are lighter cause they are thinner, and to get more contrast to background also. It's nice to see different view on the same thing.


    Eric: whole painting is done in layers, and acrylic is perfect media for that cause it dry fast. Everything is made with brushes. I'll try airbrush one day.


    Stormcrow: now, that's a good question. I've had no troubles with my traditional way of painting. I think good or bad illustration is such no matter what media you use. John Howe and Alan Lee works with watercolors, Frazetta, Brom, Miracola, Paul Kidby... works with oils, Esad Ribic work with gouache.... and that's their recognizable style and technique, and nobody ask them to change it.
    (for example I work now for World of Warcraft trading card game and illustrations are done in gouache).


    Lone Wolf: John Howe is now owner of the Chicken, I send him as a present.

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    ho, cool work...
    the 1st is friggin` superb.
    keep `em coming.


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    Nice atmosphere

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    i love the chicken.

    where did you find your elven girlfriend? i want one too. j/k

    good stuff.

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    Neverovatna controla, narocito vodene boje, petao izgleda super!

    Goauche painting has beautiful texture play. How long would you each one of these took?
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Hehe...I really love your chicken

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    Too bad you don't have a more action packed image of the war chicken! I'd like to see that feathered fiend out on the field of battle.

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    wow, awesome stuff, old-style rocks!
    great textures, the armored black c..hicken looks really good, good choice for an avatar!
    i just love the detail in the dragon and in the troll and knight pieces...i'd like to see some of you're pencil sketches, you should open a sketchbook thread.
    (strangely enought the one i like less is the Thor one, it looks more "unfinished", and the position of the arm and the axe seems innatural to m, but maybe its just my problem )
    keep posting!

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    Nixon: mostly in the rain forests 8)

    SirGreenSock: hvala ti na komentaru. Sva tehnika akvarela dosla je od neprestanog listanja i gledanja (buljenja) ilustracija Johna Howea i Alana Leea te pokusaja da se postigne isto.

    about gouache: It takes me usually 3-5 days for illustration, but if it's urgent job 2-3 days.


    wetterschneider: Who knows, maybe some day I make picture book...

    The Gnoll: thanks for Thor comment! and about sketchbook: I'll see


    more examples are comming

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    ...another few illustrations:


    "Aslan and the White Witch", cover for Grifon fantasy magazine, issue no.6 2006. watercolor and gouache on paper, 47 x 39 cm





    "ARMORED", 2005.unpublished, gouache, 43 x 35 cm




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    I'm in love with the armoured chicken!

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