Attachment 1779575Hi Guys I'm John Silva, 23 years old and i like to paint alot :D
With that said here's a start of my newest illustration:
And Here's some of the newest Sketches, studies and illustrations done:
Friends, i got cool news, AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) let me post up a Process of working with them from Descriptions to sketches and Finals, i'll be making a small process for whoever would be interested in this type of field and wonders how it works.
So lets start...
Art Director:Murray Chu (Awesome & friendly guy)
Art Description: A Goblin/orc on a deathtrap vehicle. Someone suggested a pogo stick, which is possible I suppose. My idea is a the orc sitting in a Catapult or one of those Angry Bird slingshots (however since we're focusing on the character, you'll have to draw it in a way where we don't see the whole thing but it's still obvious what it is). Donít go for cute/silly, go for the Uruk-hai from LotR, only crazy enough to ride a deathtrap as long as it gets to kill things faster.
I was pretty much overwelmed and excited with this description so i went to do some thumb sketches based on the description:
I had 2 main images in my head and experimented with a last 3rd one just to see what else i could do, the first 2 thumb sketches came out pretty close to what i had in mind but the third experimental one i left it very rough as i knew it wouldn't be used (you can barely see the face and main character characteristics).
The 3 main factors i had in mind when creating the thumbs were:
3-Dinamic/ wow Factor.
Sent this thumbs to the AD and waited in prayers that everything was in place (don't understimate this part :) )
Gladly the AD was more than happy and suggested that i would add more metal scraps to the Catapult and weapon too to give a more orc-ish feeling to it.
So that's where i am now, Im wanting to do a time-lapse video of the final painting, don't know if anyone is interested?
This is the end of part one, i'll updating as i go and compile everything on my blog, i never really did a process thing so.. if people are interested i'll continue :)
I'm currently recording the second part of the "tutorial".
Meanwhile enjoy a fast portrait (30 mins) i was trying out a few techniques, i want to learn better on how to work with low values difference... No reference, all from head:
Pretty sweet start to your new SB man. And only 21! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit...
I'm not sure the shoulder pad and belt thingies are quite working in the demon pic though. They don't seem to be in the right perspective. I could well be wrong though...
Anyway nice work!
GEB, Thanks man! Yeah i agree with you, there's alot wrong going on there, but well i've learned lots with it :D
Sooo, just because i don't update anything here's where i am so far with the orc, i need to still change the weapon and maybe add more armory + last edits and then i'll be fully done :D its been really fun!
Here it is:
From the look of your art you should be working as pro in my opinion,that is if you're not already.Great stuff man!
Good start john, can see alot improvement already. The first illu and the fotostudy of the woman is my fav. so far, keep studying man!
Kriss_Kringle, Thanks man you're too kind :D, I am working professionally, not for a long time tho.
Fetsch, Hey man thanks! you've gotten alot better too man :)
madsamuri2240 Thank you!
And studies Lightning/mood studies (5-10 min each):
So friends, I'm done with the recording process of this illustration, just need to put it all together and heres a question for you:
-Would you prefer to see a video process with OR without voice over? I'll talking about whats going on and some tips about working for tcg/rpg dudes.
Thanks for taking a look :D, Crits and Comments always appreciated!
Hey there, matey
Have nothing to crit here, your painting skills are waaay better than mine.
Good job in that orc around fire.
(also, diggin that last lighting/mood stuff. awesome)
keep it up that good work!
wasabi89, Thanks man glad you liked it! :D
meanwhile i fixed some stuff, added more metal plaques and darkened areas:
Btw guys i got an awesome feature at http://slixart.com/theartists/amazin...ohn_silva.aspx go check it out! :D
Meanwhile I got super inspired by Dark Souls so here's a sketch, perhaps the next personal illustration?
Thanks for looking!
wow great stuff here! really diggin the lighting/mood studies, nice work!
sorry that i cant add anything more constructive related feedback hehe, you seem to know what your doing from my point of view! :D
thanks for dropping by! =) nice work keep it up.
Friends, I'll be livestreaming in 5 mins with a friend, if anyone is bored just pop in: http://www.livestream.com/johnsilva
rumpenstiltzkin, Thanks man glad you enjoyed it! :)
chazillah, Aw no problem and thanks!
And here's the studies from the Livestream:
ohh wondeful stuff!
the rendering is great.
beautiful studies, specially the last one. The values are really well done.
Amazing sketchbook! Your mood studies were only done in 5-10 mins? How can you work so fast and still get quite a bit of detail?
Your sense of color is amazing by the way. I can't wait to see more!
Friends, I'm Livestreaming now! Join me on the road of being a love beast @ http://www.livestream.com/johnsilva
Wow those last two studies are so cool.The white tower looks awesome.Wanna see more :|
some really photorealistic stuff there, and overall very nice control of render and light values
The orc looks great! The textures are amazing. How did you get you're metal to look so 'rusty' and 'gnarled'?
i like the orc too. really awesome
These are just so amazing. I also love the way you've done, like, a collection of scenes (if you know what I mean).
Damn.. amazing paintings... the goblin one is sick! no critics.. just awesomeness here
hey John! you should do tutorial with voice! and i wonder how you painting sky? wich brush you use?
Livestreaming now! Come join me in becoming a love beast @ http://www.livestream.com/johnsilva
Voodoo_Mama, Thanks man!
GypsySwan, yep, Since its very small thumbnail you can "fake" details really fast, so it looks detailed but not really ;) just done a ton of thumbnails and practice! Thank you!
rastaray, Thank you dude!
f1x, Glad you enjoyed it!
WarmSoda, Thank you! I can't really explain it in words, but you will be able to observe in the video process of it!
K uroi, I know what you mean ;) thank you!
rem92, Hahah good that you like it!
evileye100, Yep! I'm doing the tutorial with voice + subtitles for those who can't listen to it.
Light mood study:
Thumbnail for my AEG next card, done in yesterday's livestream: