The Emergence of Talent

An interesting meditation on the issue of what “talent” really means for artists.

The Art of Sam Yang

Holy Crap is this guy good! His “realistic” Pokemon sculpts are amazing.

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Check Out Sam’s Impressive Gallery Here.

Better Photographic Composition – Beyond the Rule of Thirds

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.

Photoshop Rank- MASTER! The Flying Pirate Ship

Wow! The picture is amazing, but seeing how it was made just puts my levels of appreciation over 9000!

The Fox Cycle, Story Five- The Beating

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.

 

Fun with CG II- The Twin Stars

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! 🙂

Zhang, Ping An

Albert Tysen

Jack Kirby’s Julius Ceasar

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.

Astoundingly cool (and incredibly huge!) picture of the Solar System!

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An amazing picture of the Solar System.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Systemesolaire2.jpg

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.)

 

Your Nice New Outfit

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!

Your Nice New Outfit.