Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fat-legged mech

Playing around with lighting, phototextures and brushes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crysis 2 is out!

It's a great feeling to see a project I've been working on at Crytek to come out. I got to give kudos to art team for pulling of one of the most amazing graphics in computer gaming up to date and to their art director and friend of mine Magnus Larbrant for pushing the style into the new level of Crytek games.
Althou my contribution to the project was minor compared to all the hard work that have been put by the team since a year I left the studio, it is still a great relief and a moment of joy to see all the pieces coming together in the final product and to see how well it has been received by the critics so far:

Back to the NDI kennel tho, for even more awesome stuff to come !

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stay Strong

I made this image as a my modest word of courage for Japan and their current dramatic situation. Stay strong.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Snow buggy

More practice with same technique.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Same technique as previous images.

Gorilla Artbook vol.1

Gorilla Artfare community is about to get it's first own artbook and I'm really proud to be part of it. The book has 300 pages, featuring 70+ awesome artists from all around the world.

Release date: April 14th, 2011

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

LA mountains

... continuing previous exercise with references. I think sometime soon I'll grow confident enough to drag my laptop outside and do some outdoor paintings finally.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Custom Shapes v2.0

One more exercise with custom shapes as previously, althou this time I tried to be more loose with shapes. Everything is basically painted with flat colors and shading is done via gradient tool only. I start to like this painting style alot and I wouldn't get away without mentioning how much of an influence I'm taking from latest Robh's and Neil Ross paintings!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Custom Shapes

Took a bit more time to practice painting with simple shapes and sharp-shaped brushes, custom selections and gradients. Unlike with previous exercise, this time I took a step into more triangular forms.

+ bonus step-by-step to the mountain pic.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ranger tutorial

I've gotten quite many requests for video tutorial of how I work. Here it is. It's not one of most amazing sketches I've ever done, however it shows one of plenty techniques of speed painting creation. There are many other ways I work with my files, Ranger tutorial is just one of them.
Image took me about 3hrs, so decided to speed it up abit.

Here is the final image in half of it's original resolution.