Hey everybody! Yesterday I finally managed to record myself painting something. It was quite fast and sloppy, but a lot of fun. It's very rough and off in a lot of places. But it was just a quick 1,5h concept. I might do something more planned out with this idea.. I also tried out some new brushes from Jama's [link] brushset while painting this. I love some of them! I just haven't sorted out which ones to keep and whatnot. . Anyways! I've got it uploaded on both YouTube and Vimeo. So take your pick. Obviously vimeo hasn't got any commercial stuff on it. Which is always nice.
And finally, if you find this interesting and want me to do more videos like this, please share and spread the love.
A quickie (~0.5-1h), I miss doing sci-fi paintings. Now I'm only working on fantasy stuff I am going to send to MtG.. So this was just a break, to charge my batteries a little you could say ----------------------- Photoshop CS3 Wacom Intuos4 -----------------------
The brave knight lost his left eye in a battle with a trickster demon so he fashioned his helm for further protection by covering the useless eye hole. Since the battle, the knight has not been seen without his armor. Some say he refuses to take it off to cover the scar that marks his shame. Some say he is honoring his defeated foe. And there are those who say it is no longer the eye of a man who peaks through the helm, but that of something far more sinister.
Here's a new piece from the Popped Culture series: Buzz Lightyear. Enjoy it and his sad story...
As Buzz's final moment came before him, he glared into the black abyss, only capturing one last one thing: a promise he made his son:
"I will always protect and watch over you. To infinity and beyond."
Buzz was an all American hero. He worked for the Star Command Army and had been recently promoted to Staff Sgt, leading the young and brave through interstellar wars against the evil alien terrorist, Zurg.
While deep in space, Buzz's ship was pulled into a worm-hole caused by his arch-nemesis Commander Zurg. Buzz tried everything in his power to turn his ship around, but to no avail. At this point, Buzz and his crew only had one option: abandon ship.
As the ship took more damage, the rescue pods began to deplete. Buzz allowed each member to escape as he tried to give them every last minute--until finally, it was too late.
Buzz, and his cruiser, were pulled into the worm-hole, and was never seen or heard from again. Buzz was announced dead by Star Command and the world mourned for the hero that saved over two hundred lives that day. He would leave behind his beloved wife, daughter and son.
However, Buzz did not die that day. He awoke to find himself still trapped into his own ship. All in tact, and still in his suit, he tried to escape but realized he was imprisoned, bound by wires.
This would be the first day of Buzz's new life, cast away into another dimension from Zurg's worm-hole, Buzz was no longer the human he once thought he was.
For now Buzz was wrapped away as an action figure, and on his way to a birthday party for a young boy named Andy.
Buzz's very own son.
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I start almost everyday with a speed paint to warm up the wacom board. I often film these speedies, to keep track on my process and see what I am doing right/wrong. I thought I might wanna start share these with you.
These are SPEED paints. I have a timer I set for 20 min, so most of my speed paints are around 20 min. If a speed paint takes more than 1 hour, I don't think it's a speed paint anymore, then it's an illustration.
I sometimes use my speed paints as start ups for other work, and it's kind of sweet to have a huge folder with "sketches" to choose and pick from if you're running low on ideas some times.
also, there are always things you see as soon as the time is up, that you realize you should have done different, and there are always loads of stuff you miss or do wrong. But the important thing is just to nail something, a feeling and basic design in 20 min. This one is done in 20 min.
Q: you should have music on your clips? A: I record these as a quick note. I simply dont have time to put music over it, and edit these. It takes enough time already to make them and upload them on a daily basis
Q: What program/tablet do you use? A: Photoshop CS6 and and a wacom Intous 4.
Q: Where did you get your custom brushes? A: from everywhere. friends and internetz, a mix
Q: Can you share your brushes? A. I will try to put together a pack and share/post via my homepage in the future, I will not email you specifically with my brush-pack. No, regardless how many times you ask.
Q: Do you know when you start what it will be? A: No, almost never. I go with the flow and it often changes under the process. Thats why it often turn out like poop. sometimes it take 85% of the time to just find some interesting to take further.
Q. At *insert random number* min/sec in the clip, you do this and that and I cant really see what is happening, do you mind to tell me about and explain it all? A. No I am sorry no (I don't have the time to sit and write x number of ppl personal tutorials etc - further on, there will be properly done video tutorials from me). What you probably is asking me is the coloring thing I often do. It is just color on a separate layer on top of the image and then I go thru the different layer blend-modes.
Q. You should have commentary over your clip? A. I will make proper full length tutorial further on. these are just quick uploads.
Q. You should work for gaming Industry? A. I do
Q. Why just all this speedies? A. read above info again - for more work:
Here it is at last. The magazine is out so I could start sharing with you. I hope that I'll gain your interest with this image and that will make you buy the magazine where you could see the process on paper and watch me in action on video. I'm eager to see your comments.
This is a creature design for C.O.W 200 over at ConceptArt.org.
The idea is that it uses its tentacles to latch on to the brains of paralyzed, still living, prey and absorbs their neural energy. This allows for heighten brain growth and rapid function. New victims are drawn to the dead and used bodies, allowing for a constant supply of food and brain energy for the creature.
My first scene with two suns. I have been having this idea in mind for weeks now. A photo some days ago forced me to finally try it. Of course main influence comes from Star Wars where I first saw two suns in a scene. Several wallpaper are available for download and personal usage. Some images from cgtextures.com have been used. Ship from dreamstime.