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Digital painter, self-taught (whatever it means these days), also sequential artist/writer. Born and living in Poland. Working towards improving my skills and making a living from illustration, cover art or game art (video or ccg-type stuff) and ultimately developing my own project, basically rebooting my webcomic universe into its third, and hopefully best incarnation.
That being said, my gallery is mostly fan art.
Some of the things I like and might make fan art of (no promises, I guess in a way I'm writing this down as a reminder to myself, if I can't think of what to do next):
TV/movies: Batman TAS and its shared universe (honestly I grew up with superhero cartoons more than comics), Young Justice, Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, Jessica Jones as well as the MCU in general, Avatar: TLA and LoK, Studio Ghibli films, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Black Lagoon, Vikings, Black Sails, Babylon 5, Alien, Stargate, Xena: Warrior Princess, Red Dwarf, The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 80's martial arts movies (Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, all that), Mad Max: Fury Road
Games: Warhammer 40k, Star Wars: KotOR, Diablo 2
Since my main computer has broken down, the maximum format I can work in for the forseeable future is:
which is A5 format at 300 DPI
(148x210 mm or 5,827x8,268 inches)
which is probably fine if you just need a digital file, not great for print. Unfortunately, this is what my laptop can handle at the moment.
Subjects: Doesn't really matter to me, but let's keep it SFW-ish.
Pricing and Payment:
$100 USD for an average full-color painting.
Halloween themed commissions at half price.
Payment through PayPal.
---LONG TERM EMPLOYMENT
As I've mentioned above, I wouldn't mind working in some group project in the game industry, as long as there's some financial stability involved. I'm not that interested in long format comic book projects that may or may not pay off, other than my own.
Feel free to ask, but I'm already behind on some projects with friends. I'm the worst.
For a while I've been wanting to utilize my profile page to share some art resources that made a significant difference in how I think and approach art. Hope it helps you.
Dimensions of Colour - modern colour theory for traditional and digital painting media by Dr David. J.C. Briggs
James Gurney - a must-read blog full of art advice and analysis on the works of traditional painters and illustrators
WikiArt - visual art encyclopedia
Human Anatomy for Artists - Eliot Goldfinger
Figure Drawing - Design and Invention - Michael Hampton
Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators - Michael D. Mattesi
Successful Drawing - Andrew Loomis
Creative Illustration - Andrew Loomis
The Eye of the Painter - Andrew Loomis
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter - James Gurney
Landscape Painting Essentials - Johannes Vloothuis
Draw Mix Paint - portrait painting in oils by Mark Carder
In the Studio Art Instruction - traditional painting tips by Dianne Mize
Stefan Baumann - traditional painting philosophy and techniques
muraljoe - some helpful tips on painting specific things/effects like fire or galaxies
Scott Robertson - tips on rendering of cars and vehicles, traditional and digital
Swatches - Clint Cearley with some good videos on art fundamentals, as well as longer ones
James Gurney - mostly short videos, but always interesting, primarily in gouache
Proko - a popular channel focusing on anatomy and caricature using (possibly modified) Reilly method
A tutorial on the Reilly method by Galen Ihlenfeldt. Personally I don't actually use it, but I think it's good to understand how it works.
Steve Huston lectures, just posted by someone on YT, from 2000
How to Draw the Head and Face / Portrait with Steve Huston - a 3hr long video from around 2015
part one and part two of a video attempting to reverse-engineer John Singer Sargent's process of creating the Lady Agnew portrait, I don't know how accurate it is in that sense, but definitely worth watching for someone as clueless as myself about traditional painting techniques
Ways of Seeing, ep.1 - a four part documentary narrated by John Berger, there's also a different version with a playlist, I haven't watched those videos though
The Da Vinci Initiative - instructional videos on working with Barque plates, which I haven't really tried yet, but I think the process itself is informative on how to construct and measure portraits; I've only watched some of them
Basic Lighting Techniques in cinema/photography
Lighting 101: Quality of Light - another photography/cinematography tutorial
The Film Lab: Lighting Ratios - and one more
Bobby Chiu - interviews with various movie/game industry professionals, some with art demos, including some of my favorite artists like Iain McCaig, Craig Mullins, Marko Djurdjevic, Nathan Fowkes
Colour in Your Life - a channel with interviews and painting demos with various traditional artists
Adam Hughes - how to use copic markers
Brian Stelfreeze draws Batman
some other channels with painting process videos:
Ryan Pancoast, Wylie Beckert, Ross Tran, Lioba Brückner, Cynthia Sheppard, Chris Hong
some more personal interest type stuff
NAAP Online Labs for Introductory Level Astronomy, useful for worldbuilding
Blank world map template (Robinson projection) - useful for map making
LibriVox - free, public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers
Romance of the Three Kingdoms podcast - retelling a Chinese classic
Scary Stories Told in the Dark - a horror anthology podcast (link to podbay.fm)
Art School Dropouts - a group of martial arts movie enthusiasts doing their own low budget comedy shorts, they could use some views, they have a Legend of Korra fan film, aKung Fu LARP Storyand a recent s02 of Nerf Assasin
Invicta Fighting Championship - bunch of nerds, really
Democracy Now! - if that's what floats your boat
The Atheist Experience - if that's the sort of thing you're into