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September 12, 2021
The Variable Man by water-in-black
Featured by Ellysiumn
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The Variable Man


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Philip K. Dick's The Variable Man. Rework of the cover art for a canceled project from last year. For a decade, I had tried to emulate the traditional oil painting feel with the use of overlay textures on a very patient brushwork and the support of smudge tools in a time when no one cared about it and no one would pay for it. The market was only interested in over-rendered images and "digital renascentists" like me seemed all doomed. Then, in February 2020, I met Escape Motion's Rebelle. It came with tools that emulate all sorts of traditional painting and provided me the plastic feel I chased with no effort. I could even make the impasto effect and watercolors that move in real time while changing the direction and inclination of the canvas! (REALLY!) It's been exactly one year since I began to professionally working with Rebelle to achieve my best plastic solutions while developing images in a digital platform and I could not be more thankful for this amazing tool that was specially developed for people like me. 
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asabelmori's avatar

Awesome work and stylization! :clap:

AvesAdversary's avatar

These textures are awesome, there’s this distinct stylization to the way you’ve rendered the metals and the cloth. I can tell exactly what everything here’s made of, it’s wonderful and you should be proud of this fantastic piece!

LindArtz's avatar

Very Nice work!

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!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

Jeremy-The-Guy's avatar

Congratulations on getting featured 😊

LiquidFrogStudios's avatar

Getting ready to fight his nemesis, The Constant Woman.

SunMoonDragoness's avatar

Absolutely love the style in this! The jacket feels very tangible too! Great work! c:

Grace-Zed's avatar

Excellent work! :heart: I like this!

Little-Ninja-Studios's avatar

This is wonderful. I have Rebelle and love it! really beautiful work!

Tinselfire's avatar

A meeting of two masters.

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KingOfCopper16's avatar

what a shame it was cancelled this is quite a good piece of work

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