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dead buggy by spx dead buggy by spx
painted in mostly photoshop, and a bit of painter. i tried to spend a bit more time than usual in the pic. i also saved some progress shots which may or may not be helpful to some people [link]
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Jzx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Remind me Mad Max 2
10021985 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
i like them colors you've used!
out-dated Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
:omg: holy crap. I like it a lot.
Tlaxus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aerythes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
So much energy with so few strokes! Also loving the progress shots.
RightHandOfDoom Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
that is awesome, you are a true original.... combining comic/anime action with the harsh oil/canvas look
right on dude
Nemesis33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
wow awesome ,its from HAlf life 2 right?
GreenArrow15 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
Thats fucking sic!
WolfieArtGuy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
Thats really cool! Love how loose it is.
Miss-Monster Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
Love that motion!
death-jargin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2004
akyra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
thanks for the link on howit was done.

it still kicks ass. :D

man... you're too good at this. I try to be helpful and offer suggestions, but 95% of the time you just knock my socks off and leave me speechless.
noceur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2004
I really fancy this piece. Especially the hard contrasts between shades and such. and the choice of colours, of course. Nice texture too. BOOM.
Anatomy is good as well.
Signum- Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2004   Digital Artist
ooooooo, i love this. the shadows off the rocks from the explosion are great! Very realistic in a physics sence :P
noelzzz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Mad Max 2! This is so cool! :D
iisiois Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
sweet style you have here. the action's three d - but flat. i really like it.
mental2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm, wow~ Very vivid, very dynamic. Wonderful job ^_^

It reminds me quite a lot of Mad Max II, as well -- is there a deliberate reference here?
spx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2003
yep, you're right. it was made for a game mod with a post-nuclear type setting, very much inspired by the mad max/road warrior kinda movies.
kist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2003
I can hear the sounds from this. Powerful stuff.
coolkatcasey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
this has a wonderful painterly quality about it. the fact that there are lots of bright flat colors, almost animated, helps here too...

iunno. i usually am pretty constructive but i got nothin right now. very bright and energetic. its great.

do you use custom brushes in photoshop? if so id like to know what the settings are. unless thats cheating of course.
spx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2003
thanks! for ps, i used this brush which i made to try and emulate painters oil pastel brush. it was crappy, though. so i usually stick with painter for that kind of stuff. the other ps brushes are just variations the presets already there, but i usually like to set the " spacing" to a low number.
jakub-sudra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003  Professional General Artist
Spending more time paid off well. I love the style of this. Has a great painted look.
modestogreyfox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2003
damnlife Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
Hell i love it how you use all the different colors...thats tooo good!!
inmyhead Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
hm, i like the colors. and i always love your style. need i say more?
khoa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
buggy go boom :D
fuzzydemon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2003
*looks at the steps*
haha, nope.. doesn't help. Just leaves me wondering "how the hell does he do that?" five times more than usual ;P

/me agrees with switched.. except that the background kinda reminded me of Roadrunner cartoons :D
But yeah, two words that spring out to me are 'confident' and 'effortless'.. like it just looks as though every little brushstroke was put down with such strong conviction.. it's just incredible. I love the sense of action in this piece too.. like it was captured at the perfect moment. The colours are so beautifully vivid too.
Even the little fox design on the buggy rules ;)
pyrolizard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2003
This is fucking awesome... nicely done bro!
memmin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2003
Mmm so painty and whistful! Love love!
yuenqi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2003
Great painting :)
varg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2003   Photographer
a realy cool piece,great motions and usual :)
childofministry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
Oh, my, gawd. Your art is always brilliant but I just love this one to death. I think it's because of the bold strokes and colour you use. They look just like real paintings. Im so insanely jealous. I can just about taste the dirty and feel the heat from the action. So amazing :worship: Oh, and of course, :+favlove:
hempingway Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
ah, this is the best I've seen from you in a while :D

I love the whole scene, you get a great feel of motion while standing still... The buggy is my fav part of the pic, although the entire scene makes me wonder "Who's the good guy?"
daoloth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
cool piece. dunno what to say about the amount of detail...the one thing I have always liked about your paintings is the raw style, and this is more detailed and softer on the edges...but it's good.
o-doyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
you know my thoughts on this one dawg
escar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
i love it how u made it so loose. saw the progress. wow. the way u did it was easy. :O

nice one.
ZirTuan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Like the composition of this piece. The fight scene is very exciting, I wonder who's the bad guys. Certainly. The piece speaks "Action Pack".
nerral Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Bloody amazing, I love your style of painting.
And those steps on your link are really helpful.
DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
ahaha awesome :D +Fav
switched Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Thats good Australian outback colours. Red earth, yum. This is the best ive seen from you in a while. Damn confident looking work, nothing too fussed over. Excellent image. Great Action. i cant tell what sort of painter brushes you've used, Sargent brush maybe, looks great.
rj45 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
very cool! It has a sort of Mad Max feel to it! I really like this. Great job! :clap:
lordjax Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Helly yeah Mad Max :horns: :+favlove:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: beautiful blocking as usual !!!!!!
spoco2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Sensational sense of action and movement... I simply love your style... a :+fav: indeed! The strokes 'feel' wonderful in it.
ecclaed Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your style--it imitates that as if you used oils or acrylics :D I like the fact you included screenshots of your progress. :clap: Inspirational technique.
biotronX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
great pic!
and thanks a TON for posting those progress shots!! those'll be really helpful to a lot of us here :)
7th Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Wow! :o simply "wow" :)

timshinn73 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003  Professional General Artist
Awesome work! Great stuff!
koi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
OMG it's thunderroad! ah, the nostagic memories of playing that stupid game.

please continue to post accompanying progress shots. they are absolutely invaluable. also, what brushes do you use? the dirter ones give your work such a distinctive style.
spx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
hey thanks man. im using the oil pastel brushes in painter and some slightly customised ps brushes
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