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blade runner imagineFX cover

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Hi

This is a piece I did for a cover for the recent issue of ImagineFX magazine featuring some material on Syd Mead, the industrial designer who worked on Blade Runner. I was asked to paint an image paying homage to Syd Mead and his design work for the movie.

The magazine includes a step-by-step that I wrote. In the process I used some stock photography from mjranum-stock ([link]) for pose and lighting reference. Marcus graciously gave me permission to have the reference photo reproduced in the article. I haven't received my comp copy of the magazine yet so I haven't actually seen the writeup.

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Hope you like!
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Gierek76's avatar
Gierek76Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass!
kakeru30's avatar
I love the Spinner so much!!
Galinas-Claim's avatar
Very cool!  I saw this at the magazine rack when it came out, and I didn't have any money...wah, wah!
dannyboy1890's avatar
Cool futuristic art!
Off-World-Replicant's avatar
I would be proud to have this hanging on my wall. So cool. 
ANDY1701A's avatar
ANDY1701AHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. Nice one.
psypop's avatar
Awesome piece Blade Runner is one of my fave SyFy flicks
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GLENNGRAPHICSHobbyist General Artist
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE COP CARS WERE SO AWESOME. THIS COULD'VE BEEN IN THE MOVIE.  GREAT WORK ON CAPTURING THE VIBE OF THE DAMP CROWDED CITY.  THE FEMALE BLADE RUNNER IS A GREAT TOUCH TOO. MAYBE IN PART 2???
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WaylonJenningsStudent Artist
I like her and love the art to the nth degree, but Rick is the best. Harrison Ford as Rick, now and forever. 
tashoque's avatar
This is beyond awesome!
Archivist15's avatar
Francis Tsai, just read the article in a european publication "Fantasy Art", all I can say: gorgeous! I hope one day with a lot of practice I might reach at least half of the skill you have!
14thdegree's avatar
Fantastic piece. You really captured the essence of Mead's design work while maintaining some creative independence. I am a big fan of this genre and also of Marcus's work. I don't even use mjranum-stock but i have been a watcher for years just because i love seeing his beautiful compositions.
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CaptainDavyJonesHobbyist Writer
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Whitebrush1138 General Artist
This looks stellar, Mead written all over it. It would be awesome if they used this as a concept piece for the Blade Runner sequel that's being written.
finkybeatnik's avatar
Hey I just ordered that book of yours! "Extreme Worlds" and can't wait to read it and try out some of your digital art exercises. =) Awesome work.
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Alex9994Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice !
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moshomania1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blade Runner RULEZ! RIP Philip K. Dick.
katsu333's avatar
Coloring and lighting are incredible :)
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JAFNOVAHobbyist Writer
Awesome! Just love the flim!
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EdaKunsisProfessional General Artist
Hua----------fantastic!
benitaisok's avatar
she's bad ass...about to go round up some droids.
dream-chylde's avatar
Beautiful lighting and reflections. Gorgeous all-around with the colors and details.
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