I can only repeat what the others already said. Most awesome rendering!!!
Love the cleavage!
no references for that? REALLY?? i cant fathom how thats possible but i guess ill take your word for it. any incite as to how you can paint everything so damn perfect without a single reference huh? oh and a perfect representation of how rain would condensate and then drip off a glass windshield with multiple light sources affecting it. i bow my head.
this piece has such an amazing story behind it. i wonder what they are talking about. the possibilities make my mind tingle.
I have a question though.... you've been defending your work as "without the help of 3d apps" and little to no ref. With as much time and diligence as you put into your work, I'm sure you have many layers and iterative saves....why not post some steps from start to finish?
personally, I can't even begin to wrap my mind around how you achieve such lighting and any hints that you could shed on your process and thinking behind it would really be a blessing to us all. I am anxiously awaiting a tutorial.
anyway, thanks bro! great stuff.
Thank you very much Michael!
I cant recognize its awesomeness, I still have a lot to learn and my work has lots of room for improvement.
I have a long way to go still, but I appreciate that you think its awesome!
Thats a huge compliment: "you have a unique style" Im grateful you think so, sometimes I feel like I wear my influences on my sleeve.
To be honest I simply dont have the raw intellect to use those programs, im not tech savvy and its taken me a long time to learn photoshop 7.
I went to school for 3d modeling once and was quickly outclassed by kids in thier teens, it was beyond epic failure.
But it was the single most important event in my artisitc life.
Through that failure my obsession to try and achieve a 3D illusion in 2d became an all consuming goal, after that I spent the next 7 years locked in an apartment sharpening my skills until I started to get close.
Your compliment means more than you think.
I appreciate it.
freaking awesome stuff man - especially without reference - great subject too - that toad looks like he's trying to dig himself outta a sticky situation. Looks like a film still. You've nailed a lot of tricky surfaces, especially the condensation on the hood of the hover bike. Now move that Honda logo 2 pixels to the right, and it'll be perfect!
edit: I saw your other posts, and LOVE the old master oil techniques that give that hard shadow line (and the appearance of plastic wrap, people say) - very nice and deep - awesome
That is crazy man, what a great level of detail. Incredible. Congratulations it is a good job.
Focking amazing man, major props!
Maybe one day ill be on the same level. 7 years for you...hummm prolly 14 for me
Those breast look better than real ones, thanks for showing!
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=113536 Feel free to critique, would be greatly appreciated.
Wow! This is friggin sweet, man... The lighting blows me away, design and composition are killer and the storytelling is all there too... Crazy seeing such fantastic stuff look so real. I really like how you've subtley added colour movement to the warm palette here and there, really gives it life.
Nice! Nice! Nice!
This is great all around. It has been already mentioned but the storytelling and rendering is top notch. Hope one day have the same understanding of light and form as you. Thanks for sharing!
I have another post here in the finished section, called Yet another CA Nooblet.
Thanks for the compliment!
I got lucky enough to have one of my works selected to appear in "Digital Art Masters" Vol 4, which will be published this year. In it theres an article that has an in depth run-down of what I do, hopefully that will be useful to you!
Thanks so much for that!
Im flattered you think so but I still feel like I have such a long way to go in my understanding of light, its a very mysterious world.
Thanks for the kind and funny words!
yo dude, I think you misunderstood my post. I was not calling you out, even if it sounded that way... I had noticed that some people have a hard time believing you use no 3d or ref so I thought, why not post steps to reference whenever someone asks that question... which I imagine comes up a lot considering the technical brilliance of your work.
BTW, I've never looked up Corben until I saw some people compare you to him. I like your subject matter better.
I can't wait for a tutorial... actually it will be the first time I buy a digital art masters book because of you. DOH!
I can't believe that you can do work like this, and by that I mean I can believe it, and thats creepy. To me, it literally seems impossible. So my hypothesis has three conclusions available. Your some kind of photoshop deity, a cyborg, or a great exaggerator.
Im leaning toward cyborg.
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I will definitely be picking that book up. Man, I've stalked you from here to DA and back, looking for flaws in your work (so that I could learn from them - they seem to teach me better than perfection does) but I just can't find any. I imagine I will be a huge fan of yours until one of us stops breathing.
Please stop by my sketchbook!
real kick ass; loved that craft & the babe
I appreciate the critique.
Im sorry the image didnt translate as well for you in terms of focus. I felt as though the interraction between the two characters was strong enough as a focus with a secondary focus being the guy in the background.
I suppose there could be a cross-shadow underneath him but the illusion your referring to simply isnt as obvious or troubling to me, perhaps ive spent too much time on it and need a break away from it and get fresh eyes?
Thats probably the case.
Either way, I appreciate your insight.
I aim to please when it comes to breasticles my man, im glad they were up to snuff.
The other stuff on this was just as fun, if not more, to render.
I appreciate you man, hope you and the lady had a great holiday.
Im glad you think so, it means a lot coming from the critical eyes of the artists on this site.
Im lucky to have a strong visual memory.
Once I see something often enough its not tough to recall it, especially something as iconic and frequently seen as the honda logo.
For good or for ill I get a lot of comments about the fact that I dont use references. Some people have a problem with it or are impressed, others doubt it and make little jabs expressing that doubt, or both.
Either way its a compliment for me.
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Yes, a little jab. I don't use smileys so some folks miss it.
I'm perfectly willing to believe that you don't use reference. It just seems an odd self-restriction, particularly for a commercial artist, or an aspiring one, where the restriction has no real value, and indeed, with deadlines looming, might slow you down. You have reason to be proud of so amazing a skill, but when you've got two days to deliver a final, is it really worth the time and effort trying to remember what the back end of a garbage truck looks like, or what the inside of a watch looks like, or what Robert Downey Jr's face looks like, when you could just look it up?
fucking amazing! great character style, great lighting, great colors, love it in and out.
If I was that good I'd be about 1/10th as modest. I'm an art newb and about 95% of the stuff on here blows me out of the water, but this frickin blows me into a next universe!
I wish I was a master!
But then again if I was that would mean there was nothing else to learn, and thats no fun.
Im glad you like the hoverbike rider!
I appreciate your very kind words my friend, it means a lot!
I would die to get into HMM.
Im an 80's throwback and Heavy Metal was a *massive* inspiration to me, and still is.
I went head and tried to put up images but couldnt for one reason or another, but I did set a link up to my deviantart page.
hopefully that will get Mr. Eastman's attention, but I doubt it - it usually takes a lot more hammering than that.
Thanks a million for the great advice and continued support, it means a lot to me to get regulars who drop me a comment!
im so glad that came across, thats exactly what I was going for!
They usually take me 2+ weeks.
Im glad you like it!
love the light and color u used
looks really beautiful
the little bros are awesome..
Great stuff man, I'm diggin the little creature dudes expressions & the chicks cleavage ..hahaha. It feels like a movie shot good job.
That is amazing! I am not a big fan of the plastic photoshop look, but man, this piece is so dynamic, I am extremely impressed. Thanks for sharing.
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