An interesting meditation on the issue of what “talent” really means for artists.
Holy Crap is this guy good! His “realistic” Pokemon sculpts are amazing.
Fascinating lecture on photographic (and artistic) composition. If you’re an artist most of this probably won’t be new to you, but for a newbie like me it’s really interesting stuff. Applicable to everything from CGI work to filmmaking.
Wow! The picture is amazing, but seeing how it was made just puts my levels of appreciation over 9000!
This week’s Fox Cycle story is accompanied by my most ambitious digital art image yet. Not only was this the most complex image I’ve put together in Daz Studio yet, with five characters and props to co-ordinate, but it was also my first attempt at doing postwork on a rendered image. I used GiMP to blur the forground characters to give it more of a sense of depth of field (which is possible but difficult for me in Daz Studio) and to add the muck to Marlon’s face and neck. I’m really quite proud of how it turned out.
In other art-related news, I’ve created my own DeviantArt page to start sticking my renders on, so I won’t clutter my blog with everything I’m doing. You can find me at ultrarob.deviantart.com.
So, I spent a week (and a few dollars) working away on Daz Studio to see if I could put together some decent looking characters for the covers of my upcoming Twin Stars novels. So far, I’m pretty impressed by how well it’s gone. Yes, there was a bit of a learning curve, but once I overcame that and learned a few tricks, it all came together pretty quickly. At it turned out, doing Tysen and Ping An was pretty easy, Esther has turned out to be the hardest one so far. (Which is why there’s still no picture of her I’m ready to share.) These aren’t intended to be cover images, just test portraits of the characters.
Let me know what you think! 🙂
This is what you get when you ask a comics legend to be your costume designer!
More pictures here:
Jack Kirby’s Julius Ceasar – Mego Talk.
An amazing picture of the Solar System.
This thing is about 10 screens wide, so if it just looks like a tiny line at the top of your screen then click on it after it finishes loading. (It’s about 18mb in size.)
Artist Phil Noto has been posting some very cool images of the 1960’s/1970’s Marvel universe he’s drawn on his Tumblr blog. Just images of the characters if they were real people. Neat!