Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Underwater Research Facility

Concept environment of top secret facility strictly focused on weapons research. Somewhere in Chinese Sea.

I created low resolution 3d model in 3d max and painted over in Photoshop. Having the 3d model to work with gives great opportunity to explore different angles and camera types.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Temple of Kong

After painting few pieces for weekly Conceptart.org environments I decided to have a go with another matte painting competition on CG Channel. This time it is based on one of my favorite movies - Peter Jackson's King Kong. Plate was given by host Johnathan Berube and here is my concept painting. Matte painting should take at least a week to finish especially as I will need to create high resolution model for the foreground as I'm planning move camera forward few meters.  For the piece you see here I used some basic 3d created in 3d max rest was painted in Photoshop using Wacom tablet.

At The Banks of Glowing River

Environment concept. The idea of glowing river and whole planet during the night is not new to us. Avatar showed us how gorgeous this can look. I still remember the big gasp in the cinema when I watched the film. Anyway, this is not supposed to be on Pandora. Concept of glowing river is just super cool and this is my version of it.

T Rex Valley

I am a huge fan of Peter Jackson's King Kong and really love the design work Weta Digital artists did on that amazing film. So here is a fan art and good practice exercise in the same time. Actually this was initially done for a project that didn't go ahead. In the brief T-Rex shaped rock was supposed to be right under the waterfall. Hope you enjoy


Post hurricane debris field - environment concept.

Painted digitally in Photoshop with minimal use of textures. Painting time around 3.5h. Originally I wanted to include flower of hope growing out of the displaced root in the foreground but it just didn't work

Game of Thrones Fan Art

Matte painting of the House Bolton of the Dreadfort. Idea was to create dramatic image depicting sinister castle of one of the houses in the story of Game of Thrones. The image was part of the competition hosted on CG Channel.

Composited in Photoshop , castle modeled and rendered in 3d Max/VRay .

Animated camera projection can be found at around 01:23sec of my showreel : https://vimeo.com/45778958
Projection was done in 3d Max, composited in After Effects where I also added falling snow and birds flock.

Rouge City Matte Painting

Final entry to the online matte painting competition based on Steven Spielberg's Rouge City theme. It won the first place.

Foreground has been given. Everything else behind is modeled in 3d Max and rendered with VRay. Distortion was applied in Photoshop and then reflected in 3d set up of the scene.
Final comp done in PS.



Star Wars/Tatooine matte painting

My entry to the CG Channel matte painting monthly competition. It placed as runner up.

WIP thread:

Modeling and rendering 3d Max and VRay. Compositing - Photoshop
Don't we all love Star Wars? Well, at least the classic ones

Victorian City Square

This concept art have been created a while ago, it was done for a project pitch, however it seems like the project might never come to fruition therefore it's ok for me to include it in my portfolio. Even if it comes back it might take totally different form and could be also taken over by different production designers and creative teams. For the sake of that I will not name the project. My inspiration was work done on Disney's Christmas Carol which had some amazing visuals and artwork in my opinion. The film itself...well, let's leave it here. Rough model done in 3d Max, then I selected an angle and rendered it out simple diffuse and shadow pass. Painted over and textured in Photoshop

New on Blogger!

Hi Dear Visitor . I have just joined Blogger today so forgive me for posting old images that have been created this and last year for now. I should be up to date soon and keep my blog fresh :) You will be able to find here my digital paintings, environment concept art, competition entries and matte paintings..and hopefully other exciting posts. Welcome and have a good stay!

True Time Tales Teaser

This teaser have been created in 2009 before production of full 30 minutes pilot of the True Time Tales. I'd like to share this one with you guys even if that was already a while ago .I was the creative artist behind it and designed all concept art, locations, lighting and cinematography. It was co-directed with Stuart Brennan.Modeling done in 3d Max, rendered with VRay. Special effects - After Effects. Modeling and texturing credits - Green Leaf Film Studios Team

Please email me in order to watch it and receive the password ( jacek.at.jacekirzykowski.com )

True Time Tales Teaser