Saturday, May 31, 2014

CG Hub successor

Let's support Shakuro Group - the creators of CG Hub . In my experience CG Hub was unparalleled in featuring cg art and rising talent. The simplicity of navigation made cruising through the site intuitive and selection of content gave me personally incredible amount of inspiration. I found people like Sparth and James Paick through that site. Hopefully something even better is coming from those guys. Check this out: Kickstarter CG HUB 2

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Speed Painting

Road To Isengard - speed painting theme from Facebook group Super Speedpainting Funtimes.

I started with creating lasso selections for each layer of trees and branches. I also pre-created tower selection in the BG. After that was ready painting time was around an hour. I locked layers transparency for accurate edges painting. Custom brush was used for the leaves. Painting time of the final ( attached ) version was 2.5h. The last stage on the progress gif image was prepared at 1h mark.

My inspiration was work of impressionists, also - for a long time I haven't gone so mad with color :)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Speed painting - 50min

My first entry to the Facebook group Super Speedpainting Funtimes. Normally sci-fi is not my cup of tea but excelling as concept artist means one should challenge their comfort zone - I am quite happy with the result I must say. I'd like to come back to this and spend additional hour or more to get it just right.
I spent some time figuring out the composition and getting some assets ready but painting time was around 50 min. Main stages indicated on gif. Painted in Photoshop.

The third attachment is a final version with few more additions - total time spent 2h.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Matte painting showreel 2013/2014

Matte painting showreel 2013/2014 finally ready. Including work from I,Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, After Earth and some personal paintings.

Tools and software used: 3ds Max, Maya, After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop, Premiere, VRay

Matte painting showreel 2013/2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Autumn colors

Few shots of beautiful Melbourne at this time of year. Nikon d600 24-70mm and 50mm

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kreola update

Currently working on my Reel 2014 and decided to revisit Kreola CG Society competition matte painting. I did not get to model all I wanted and important elements got left out or were simplified due to lack of time. So here you go, final version with new foreground bridge and few other additions. Break down coming up in my new reel.

Saturday, May 3, 2014