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45 min SP - 'Unknown' by ANTIFAN-REAL 45 min SP - 'Unknown' by ANTIFAN-REAL
Hey there eveybody,

The work I am currently creating under NDA is very neat, clean and a little sterile, so when I get the odd hour to paint it tends to be pretty rough and ready "Speedpaint" style images. This one is so impulsive that I've named it "Unknown" as it is quite an odd image for me.

Anyway, the image took about 45 minutes of random brush strokes, colour tinting and mucking about, I hope you like it!

Original res 3500 pixels (high)
Painted in PS CS3
Intous 3 Tablet

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V I S I O N . A F A R . 2 0 0 9 . S H O W R E E L


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leucistic77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is actually inspiring! I could write a scene in a sci-fi novel that would describe this setting.
Sh3nmue Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
that is quite insane for 45 minutes, very nice
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you are a wonderful painter!
M0L0D0Y Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW Code Red
AoiKita Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, I love how nice it looks---I love how concept art is so detailed and wonderful, yet as long as you use your strokes well, can be so simple and fast---it must take practice to know how to use your brushes effectively :).
RabidWater Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
Can't imagine that you read much of your comments, but love the work and keep it up. Awesome book too by the way :)
levitan71 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it! its has a run down spaceport theme
bajel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
wow, cool!
blackviperion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
xigbar4ever Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Jesus christ you really have some great ideas. This looks exactly what i imagine the powerful enemy emporer or general to have their throne inside of.

It looks really omninous and threatening. In the middle of what could be an old or freshly created battlefield its just a really amazing and even scary in some ways. added it to favorites!
KillaSmokeZ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
I like this. Reminds me of oddworld
mostafa-eghbali Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
very good my friend.
oOSekeOo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
45 minutes?
I'm impressed!
Thies is really amazing! The whole atmosphere is simply fantastic! I like the foggy mood^^
girustrike Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Cool... 45 minutes? Amazing-
Arkador Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Great piece, really stands out from a lot of other Speed paints on deviantart.

Did this start out as a drawing, or was it spontaneous,also was it a black canvas or did you have a picture for painting on top of using textures and colour? :)
RoyalFlowerGarden Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Artist
it looks completely epic! great colors.. great everything
naoko3000 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
EFECTIF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Good work.I like it!
BluefireArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually that rough edge along with the great lighting is what i love in your images. A painting is not a photograph, and should not try to become one. I think this hyperrealism trend in movies and games is the wrong direction. With leaving things a little blurred or not completely worked out in a painting you leave that for the viewer to imagine, and in that make a far stronger impression. Realism, with all its neat and clean details is for the eyes, painting is for the heart
ANTIFAN-REAL Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I could not agree more :)

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MetsukiNiiro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I Love The colors :D
can you please see my gallery?
dahlig Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
45 minutes?! That is just CRUEL!

Amazing job, really, one of those I-want-to-munch-on-your-brain kind of works... :)
xeniith Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I reckon the river at the bottom just balances the whole piece with a smiggen of yellow and blue
broken-art-attack Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
that's a sinister looking tower. nice work.
deScign Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats amazing like all your other paintings... please spend mor time on it
AmirNasher Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Mega cool scifi landscape :)
brennennn Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Seems to have a lot of depth for a speed painting.. good stuff. :)
dyien Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
pictures like this never cease to amaze me =)
Yodon Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
such an amazing setting, you actually feel like you could go there
Jetrunner Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your skill with light and color is dazzling. As is your ability to make objects so well so quickly. I'm still able to imagine just what they would look like if real.

If I'm correct, large building with lights, high roadway with supports on the building, ruins of an older city below, with powerlines or something similar in foreground.

The only thing that confuses me is the debris on the left side in the background - is it in the air? An explosion? Or simply in the distance? Another piece of the ruins?
my-delilah Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
I can't believe this took 45 minutes. :jawdrop: It is beautiful. Very, very nice!
zinou94 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_O 45 MINUTES ? wow -__-
Neodruid Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Awesome, like always.
Aorijet Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
sick piece. i love the radiance in the small stream.

hey is there a way to rotate the brush angle quickly in PS CS3? I wanna start speed paintin but if i have to push F5 to rotate than its not much speed involved lol.

lemme kno, if u will.

Creative8cancer86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
45 minutes..mashalla.
couttoart Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing, i have no words to say, just amazing.

Miguel Couto
alexsmith Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
It's not your technical execution as much as it is your creation of a world, that has story and character and background potential in every element, that floors me.
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
45 minutes woooooow

I'd say that would personally take me about a year to do, haha. Great colors and the foggy atmosphere.
EchosBlade Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The Sense of scale...thats what I like the most.
Pernilles Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i really dig the subte colors you used here:)
deathernete Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
angrymikko Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Do you miss doing your own stuff or is your work fulfilling enough. I was just curious because this is so amazing and it seems like you had a lot of fun while painting it. I guess one of the good qualities a concept artist must have is the ability to get excited about everything he paints. (I'm writing this near a cup of coffee and a hep of drawings I must finish today) Thanks for this kick of inspiration.
hells-minion Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
love the tones. how many layers would you use in a pic like this if you dont mind me askin? :)
ixaarii Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
i love the speedpainting style... and this in particular has such a "why dind't i think of that?!?!?" vibe! of course done with great skill!
mjamieson Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
It still frightens me that you can lay shit like this down in 45 minutes. Is there any chance of you doing a screen cap video on your next speed paint? I'd love to watch your's either that or I break into your house and hide in your closet and watch you do your next one in person. I know I have you worried now Gary, so y'know do the screen cap and this whole break and enter situation can be avoided.

Don't worry, I'm just kidding....but seriously, make the video.
ElisitaGayle Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
If only I could do what you can do in 45 minutes...
AeneaKeats Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to live in the worlds you create! ;_; I love all them! :heart:
Great! :blowkiss:
aryundomiel Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the sense of depth of it, and how the atmosphere looks foggy...
LoonyFred Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Just amazing. As ever.
JasonRoll Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of a Syd Mead piece. :)
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