I absolutely adore the latest painting.
The chromatic aberrations and weird colors give a sort of dreamlike quality.
Concerning the topic: Right now I'm still only getting a perfect dream-vibe from it rather than indistinguishably real simulation.
Remember when they said that in the first few Matrix version everything was perfect and humans rejected it?
Right now it looks like there's no way the dude on the right doesn't know that it's just a simulation. If you want to explore the topic further you could try to make the simulation look like it's very real for the people who experience it.
Would people try to lead crazy exciting lives/be a celebrity in these simulations or maybe try to lead a perfect nuclear family life?
Food for thought, indeed.
Hey guys! Thanks for the feedback on that last painting, it was so uplifting to see that people were digging the idea and had so many interesting things to say about it!
I just got my new assignments in for the next couple of months with wizards, so apart from updating you with the last two pieces I did for them when they are released (any day now), I'm gonna be disappearing for a while. Not too long though, and the latter half of this year should be crammed with school work! Lots of exciting things to come
Here are some close to full size detail shots if anyone is curious
One thing I did notice on your last image with the girl is that the value of her hand is almost the same as her jacket. While that is fine (it's not the focal point), I think it's a little too close. Perhaps just a thin darker line around it will do.
Holy shit! what an improvement! So I literally just viewed the first page and the most recent page of your sketchbook, and let me reiterate! HOLY SHIT! Massive inspiration for me bro, incredible work, Thankyou