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Ursula 1600 01

Ursula. Sensual creature from the depths of the ocean! This was a personal project I created with the aim of integrating CG elements seamlessly into the human body. As a matte painter i'm often challenged with the task of manipulating the human body in one way or another, sometimes it's fixing makeup and prosthetic, other times it might be removing someones head! clearly never a dull moment in the world of matte painting! 

I recorded the complete process of creating this artwork and made the videos, ebook and highres break down available on Gumroad -

Original photo available from -… The Model featured in the image is Emmy Elle

Derelict Ship Interior
This was a matte painting I recently did to demonstrate a piece that was constructed mostly from my kitbash elements. I've made the .PSD available for free on my Gumroad page here: The kits used in this painting are also available through my Gumroad. 
I've worked on some very cool projects in the last years; Halo and Maze Runner to mention a few! Did you see Maze Runner? Personally I thought it was better than I imagine it was going to be. When working in VFX on a high profile movie, you don't really get a sense of what the movie is about; you have your little part to play in the process and you have a very small window to see through, so for the best part of 12 months you find yourself making a lot of guesses. But in this case it was better than expected. Halo was a great project to work on, I can possibly say this was the coolest project i've worked on! I created around 30 extremely diverse digital paintings featuring wide cityscapes, space battles, worlds being destroyed! It was a blast!

I've recently begun to focus on creating tutorials. Though to be honest I'm a little blind for where I should focus my attention. I've created a few that you can see over on Youtube:  

Please check out my blog too!

Happy painting! :)
  • Listening to: My hard drive spinning like a 1969 lola baloo!
  • Watching: the wheels on the bus go ....


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David Edwards
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Current Residence: Vancouver Canada
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks ... strangely :)
Favourite photographer: Eve Arnold
Favourite style of art: Matte paintings, retro futuristic stuff
Operating System: My Brain
MP3 player of choice: iphone :D
Shell of choice: Shell ??! hmm, The ones with pearls
Wallpaper of choice: hmmm, the kind that sticks well to the wall
Skin of choice: skin of choice?! the healthy kind i guess .. sheeesh
Favourite cartoon character: ... hmm, not sure .. maybe Chip and Dale ..
Personal Quote: im confused


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cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats on the DD!
No11811 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Your postapoc art is simply stunning.  Gorgeous!
everlite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
flyingseidla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome gallery! Fantastic!!
Rain013 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
wow youve been on DA for 10 years thats amazing :O
everlite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I have?!  oh my! not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing lol :)
Rain013 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
yes you have :p and its a good thing means you dont give up !
everlite Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
yup, I've never given up. There's been many frustrating times in my creative career when it felt like I wasn't moving, but I always stood firm to what I wanted to do. The more active you are, the more work you do; the more opportunities you create for yourself. :)
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Azot2018 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi man! Can you make another account with stock resources on DA?
It will be convenient for all your watchers.

And yeah, your shots are great! And useful
everlite Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh? I'm open to the possibility of doing that, but I don't fully understand how this would be of benefit? Please expand on the suggestion :) Thanks.
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