Celebrating 225 followers on tumblr ( Didn´t know when that happened, but you´re all welcome!) This is a drawing study  I did today, trying to get some interesting lighing situation going on here. Overal I still need to learn to break down complexity to a minimum, but it´s so much fun along the way…however - Photoshop CC, Wacom Cintiq, 1 hour or so… cheers.

Celebrating 225 followers on tumblr ( Didn´t know when that happened, but you´re all welcome!) This is a drawing study  I did today, trying to get some interesting lighing situation going on here. Overal I still need to learn to break down complexity to a minimum, but it´s so much fun along the way…however - Photoshop CC, Wacom Cintiq, 1 hour or so… cheers.

Got some time to learn something new in zbrush today, will probably get more into it in the next weeks. Today I learned something about polygroups, curve-line tool, zremeshing, dynameshes and custom alphas. Still way to learn to get the ideas across that I have in mind, but my training in sculptris seems to have paid off in the end - sculpting this little Orc took me about 2 hours. Postwork in Photoshop.

Got some time to learn something new in zbrush today, will probably get more into it in the next weeks. Today I learned something about polygroups, curve-line tool, zremeshing, dynameshes and custom alphas. Still way to learn to get the ideas across that I have in mind, but my training in sculptris seems to have paid off in the end - sculpting this little Orc took me about 2 hours. Postwork in Photoshop.

What a coincidence that the new Godzilla is coming to cinemas right now;)
I did only paint the Kaiju in Photoshop from scratch, not the whole Landscape!
The landscape is a painting from Herrmann Herzog  - check out his amazing works:  http://bit.ly/1hOUt5F
The piece is in Public Domain, according to: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hermann_Herzog_-_Storm_in_the_mountains.jpgProcess video here: http://youtu.be/_SCGGZih_Cs

What a coincidence that the new Godzilla is coming to cinemas right now;)

I did only paint the Kaiju in Photoshop from scratch, not the whole Landscape!

The landscape is a painting from Herrmann Herzog  - check out his amazing works:  http://bit.ly/1hOUt5F

The piece is in Public Domain, according to: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hermann_Herzog_-_Storm_in_the_mountains.jpg

Process video here: http://youtu.be/_SCGGZih_Cs

Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - The work is in Public Domain, according to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb… What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)Upside of this was that I could bring it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept I had in mind.The intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, Mastercopies are good, but actually there´s no better way of studying them than to get your hands dirty and spend 10 hours in the image and paint something that is not there. This time it took me around 20 hours.Process here http://sta.sh/02cxlj835u5v

Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!

I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!

But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - 
The work is in Public Domain, according to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb… 
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)

Upside of this was that I could bring it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept I had in mind.

The intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, Mastercopies are good, but actually there´s no better way of studying them than to get your hands dirty and spend 10 hours in the image and paint something that is not there. This time it took me around 20 hours.

Process here 
http://sta.sh/02cxlj835u5v