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    Those works of art are really awesome. It reminds me of Homeworld.

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    Nice to see another post from you. Cool sci-fi speed paint. But even more intriguing is this instructional DVD you mention... any possibility of divulging any further details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback View Post
    Those works of art are really awesome. It reminds me of Homeworld.
    Cool, never saw that game before. This is my own little tribute to the "space odyssey" sorta style, you can definitely see influences from painters like John Berkey to TV shows like Babylon 5.

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    Nice to see another post from you. Cool sci-fi speed paint. But even more intriguing is this instructional DVD you mention... any possibility of divulging any further details?
    Can't talk too much about it yet, but I can say the topic will be Shading and Texturing 3d models. I'll post more info in the thread when everything is official.

    Glad you guys like the piece.

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    getting better there, maybe blocking more complex shapes and paying attention to 3d form more

    you are on the right road anyway, justmore stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettle_Mountain View Post
    getting better there, maybe blocking more complex shapes and paying attention to 3d form more
    Thanks. And yes, improving my use of perspective is definately one of my main goals with these paintings.

    As for more complex shapes, I'd like to do some more of that too, but I also don't want to get so complex that it becomes noise. I like to make images that contain 1 or 2 definitive and iconic shapes. But when it comes to secondary and tertiary details, those are areas I'll be doing some more exploring in as far as complex shapes go.

    Thanks for the crit!

    Here's another image from the set of nature paintings I did last year, gonna put these to rest for awhile and concentrate on my "from imagination" stuff this year. A study from a photo i took in upstate New York. I loved how the sun hits one hill, illuminates it in orange, and then the closer hills goes off into darkness, suggesting a purple color. Got a quick pic, then replicated it as a speed painting.



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    a lot of interesting subjects in your book. like your use of textures but you seem to have a real knack for lighting, which can be difficult. I was kinda surprised no stars. nice stuff.

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    This would qualify as a more "finished" speed painting, but it still only took me about 5 hours. The image is all hand painted except for the lower tentacles which are simple 3d painted over in photoshop. The creature looks something like an ambulatory stingray, of course I had to throw in the giant teeth filled mouth. I'd hate to be marooned on a planet and have this thing walk out of the swirling dust, or worse yet a whole flock of them.

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    Some newer stuff. Been playing around with some more abstract type speed painting, they're basically just exercises in color and form. Here's some examples, I have to say they're really relaxing to make, you just turn off that literal part of the brain and deal with pure composition.











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    Here's something a little more representational...maybe 4-5 hours, best viewed on a perfectly black background.



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    Fantastic work! Love the avatar.

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    Nice updates. I feel ya on how the abstract ones can be so relaxing. Especially after a long day of technical 3d work, sometimes its nice to sit down and just play with color, form and composition.

    Got to see UP for Father's day. Great movie... Always enjoy the stories that are told and the artwork complements it every step of the way.
    Heard about your training DVD too. Hope I can afford it sometime soon. Looks like it will be a great source of information.
    Congrats on both.

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    Thanks mike!

    Thanks AphexTweak, glad you enjoyed Up, I'm really proud of that film. And hope you find the training DVD useful should you decide to buy it, it was an insane amount of work, but I think it'll be worth it.

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    This image started out as a simple sphere in the mist. As I continued to work on it, my results kept deviating from my original idea. Finally, I let go of my original idea and finished the piece the way it needed to be finished. But I still dug the original vision, so I went back to square one and finished this quick speed painting, which captures what I wanted originally.



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    I've always loved your moods. This was way back in 2000, when I was tryin out 3D.
    I'm still pluggin along on it, but your ability to create moods are always noice.

    Keep inspiring us mate.

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    Out of adversity comes inspiration.

    I recently took 3 weeks off from work. Unfortunately, it wasn't a normal vacation, I took the time off to help out my wife who was (and still is) recovering from surgery.

    So my life basically revolved around being available at a moment's notice to help around the house, and dozens of trips back and forth to the hospital. But since not much was going on in those inbetween times, I decided to paint.

    All speed paintings, since I needed to do stuff that could be easily interupted. Each took between 2 and 3 hours a piece, I painted them really small so that I could focus on mood only, and not worry as much on details.

    As the days went by, my wife got progressively better, and I had artwork completed, so I'm happy with the end result, even though the thing that started this all was really sucky.

    I'm putting finishing touches on each of these, so I'll post them as I finish them, maybe 1 or 2 images a day. Here's the first...



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    Another one...



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    Golem is awesome. I like the human in the foreground to give it scale.

    Best wishes to you and your wife

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    Thanks Robot_Butler!

    Speaking of robots, here's two...





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    Wow I love your environments work. Subscribing this thread.

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    Yeah, I remember you. I've seen your work. I don't remember where. I like the environments. That's good stuff.

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    Thanks guys. Here's another env.



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    A few more...





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    And another.



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    wow....gr8 sketchboook realy fun to watch, inspirational work here. ur lanscapes r very realistic yet painterly done with distinctive texture. ur concepts of spaceship stuff is coool love ur work

    cheeers!!!!

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    Some visually beautiful stuff here, lovely style, really like post #69.

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    Thanks for the feedback. A few more...





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    Nice updates.
    Post #83 is intriguing to for a few reasons. First, the colors you used breaks away from your normal darker values. Second, there appears to more curves throughout the image as opposed to the very mechanical and straight edges found in most of your other work. Third I really like the "vortex building" shape that you've created.
    Thanks for sharing. All the best to you and your wife, hope she continues to recover fully.

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    Thanks AphexTweak, ya, that piece was supposed to feel more "airy" than a lot of my other dirty dark atmosphere pictures, I wanted a more bluesky feel, so I'm glad it worked for you.

    Another one...



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    And another.



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    And here's the last two. Already have some new material IP, but it'll probably be a few weeks before anything gets posted. Thanks for all the positive comments people, I appreciate the support.





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