Those last few manipulations are especially good.
I would go for the vanguard/offbeat style rather than the every day concept work.. I see you are doing both most of the time... deciding??
marioucci: Hi and thanks. Well, i kind of try doing both avoiding my head to explode. Both are very challenging...
So, here's the beginning of my despair. I tried to make some sort of a super-muscled-badass thing and made this:
CRAP! Not nearly the thing i had in my mind.
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I S.U.C.K.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can You believe that i actually went to art school for about five fucking years?!
Anatomy seems to be a never-ending issue for me.
Whining around won't help, so back to basics again. Opened the books, draw the stupid arms and legs.
Here is the embarrassing result:
Anatomy is a never ending issue for almost everyone. It's like, you get down one thing and you thing you're gold, but another thing is pointed out to you. Usually, it's not pointed out to you until some months of you making the mistake.
The matte paintings are pretty awesome, and that's not a word I throw around often.
Great work, keep it up!
Totaly off the subject. I'm totally passionate about the skiing. We developed a style that we call "snowsliding", which is basically whiping the slopes with your ass. Here's a pic from one of my ass-slidings:
Shameless self-wanking, right?
No serious, in case some of you guys happens to come to Switzerland at some point, feel free to join me in the beautifull Alpine slopes.
Let me know.
Very neat. With the Photo edits, you sampled colors from the pictures, correct? Then just painted. Did you use anything like Photo Filters or a Grain Filter...you know, color correction stuff, or was it just paint?
Also, did you use some of your own photos or just some you found somewhere.
Hey Chupacabra, You have a really nice SB going here. I am really enjoying your environment pieces. The thumbnails in post #45 help me to see how to simplify my enviros. Thanks for posting those. Yep. I totally understand the frustration with knowing just under enough anatomy. Can get by, but to really design and create shapes with realistic but stylized forms, need to understand anatomy like a mechanic knows a car. Admire that you set your site and than run for it. Great studies and I'm sure great results when you put it all together.
Keep posting more good stuff.
Beonarri: Hi and thanks. No, i din't use anything actually. I was sitting at the computer, showing these techniques to students. In case you mean those b&w images...
Envisor: Well, that's a big compliment. Thanks!
AztcFireFlower: Many thanks, mate. I'm trying hard...
Here's one of the recent characters i created for my "Wild West 2'500 A.D." thread. If you'd like to see the rest of the gang, please go HERE.
Thanks for feedback,
I meant the ones up higher, with the buildings. The photomanipulation stuff. Any special treatments or just painting over them?
I could tell the B/W ones where just paint.
cgoz: Many, many thanks. I'm trying to do it all since i get bored by doing just one discipline.
thiagocosta: Thanks, i wish i had more space to paint with oils again.
Beonarri: Sorry, got you wrong. Here's what i basically had as the material to work with and next to it is what i made out of it.
Wow your work is stunning.
I love your animals sketches and that "slaugthered-zombie dog" rules!!!
Ah, gotcha. I'm only grinding this a bit, because I was thinking of doing a couple myself.
Actually the third one was the only confusing one to me in regards to process.
Thanks for sharing!
These last digitals are really cool. Wondering if you could post some of the steps you take when creating a new enviro. Do you use ref from photos and from life, if so, its something that i need to start to do also. Got to say my new favorite pencil from you has to be post 142. Awesome character design and great rendering.
not too bad here
with the matte paintings try to duplicate the textures on a luminosity layer to give youre creations a better more consistant feel to them...
-keep it goin!
Hey Congrats Chupacabra for getting a job at Weta workshop!!
Your Sketchbook is great, your enviroments are lovely.
Again Congrats and go have fun.
Love your update buddy!
esspecielly this image:
Delmar: Thanks a lot!
Helcom: Thanks! I also liked him, but it doesn't seem to be anyones darling. And it was such a hard job to do, believe me...
Beonarri: You're welcome!
Jorge Gecov: Thanks! But I'm recently trying to stay away from the custom brushes though.. Makes not much sense for a real job. Well, maybe sometimes...
Envisor: Thank you, sir. Yeah, i do have a look at photos and movies a lot. That's why i just told Jorge Gecov that i'm not really into this crazy custom brush thing anymore. Mostly, it's like client telling me exactly what they want: time of the day, vegetation, geographic situation, camera position, etc.
So i don't have too much freedom to go crazy and wait for "Happy Accidents" to happen.
Maybe other people have that freedom. Maybe they also like working that way. But i prefer being in exact control of what i'm painting.
I'll be posting some steps very soon, so maybe that'll help.
Basically, it's working the way you like it. Not only the way we see it on some DVD's even if they're quite helpfull (i made that mistake myself).
kischi: Thanks a lot. Yeah, i kind a dig that dude too.. And concerning MP, it's a wonderfull thing to do - takes very long to finish but i like getting hypnotized by the image. Go for it and let me know, i'd love to support you with some friendly advices.
JAIR428: Thanks! What you see here are just fundamentals, not the finished mattes. After i finish the concept, i add photographic elements over the painting the way you mentioned.
poise: Thanks Tiffany, but that's nothing for sure yet. I'm just going there to introduce myself.
God help me there!
designboot: Hey buddy! Thanks a lot. Oh, i'm so sorry for not having time to work on your fantastic project. But who knows? You have some great ideas there and i'm sure there will be some serious echoes about it.
Thank you all guys and girls for supporting my humble design skills, i can't stress enough how much that motivates me to keep on the track.
I usually don't present my illustrations on ca.org but i'd like to share some of it in the future. Because they're also made with all my heart and require just as much love and care as any concept- or matte painting.
This is a cover for a band that plays balkanian gipsy music combined with modern electronica. Loving them so much, i decided to make the whole package for their new CD. Here it is.
You've got an amazing sketchbook man - I usually go through and pick a few favorites, but there are far too many of em - seriously!
Though the one at the very top of this page (guy with scythe going after the mutant-thing) is particularly nice imo...
I will be checking up on this one.