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a-k-i-r-e Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Lovely work, and loving your conceptualization of Mieville's Perdido characters! 
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NeonicBeast Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Apologies for the sudden favorite spam! I found your gallery through your Smaug image, and fell in love with your background and scenery work. They're very interesting just to look at, and honestly, are just plain wonderful!
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RistarFruit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am just loving your artwork. You have a very colorful gallery. =3
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GilPires Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing gallery!!
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Nrekkvan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I enjoy your more recent landscapes a lot. Nice gallery.
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Kingpeng Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wow man i really like your stuff and your attitude is really great too, ill definately take your advice and get on some of the other forums. i just started playing with blender about 6 months ago, and i have photoshop and illustrator cs5 and a wacom and i still feel like im not really putting them to good use. your lighting techniques are really nice, and if you have any advice or links to good digital painting tutorials please let me know...IM WATCHING YOU
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Justinoaksford Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The absolute best thing you can do is this:

Spend 1/3 of your art time doing old master studies, anatomy studies, perspective studies- academic things. Draw from bridgman and Loomis and read books about architecture and industrial design.
Spend 1/3 of your art time drawing from life. Whether you are in a school cafeteria, a park, a cafe, or a real figure drawing session, learn to draw from life. Use the knowledge from your academic studies to inform you, and remember you can use a cheap, no.2 pencil on regular lined paper and still do good work.
Spend 1/3 of your art time drawing from imagination. Read books and draw the characters you see: try to make your own characters and stories, and just keep trying to draw better and better.

These are all approximate measurements by the way, just keep the general idea in mind. All of them will compliment eachother and bleed over. But the utmost important thing is that you care about knowledge: you care that your konwledge is accurate, that your memory is good (Can you draw the superficial musculature of the human body from memory, with accurate form and proportions? When you draw a person, can you draw the muscles on top and have it make sense?) Pick up some acrylic or oil paint, and start to paint still lives and landscapes. As you start going around places, always ask yourself how you would paint what you see, whether you're in a bar or on a hike, or just driving through downtown. Good Work is not born from doing repetitive tasks: You can learn that way, but to be really good you just need to focus on always learning, always making your knowledge better and listening to critique from everyone, whether they are an artist or not. No matter how good you will ever think you are, you can always get better.

Hope that helps, best of luck!
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Kingpeng Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
yes it helps and again thanks for your kind and generous attitude. Currently i work for seattle opera as their projection/media designer (aka im the assoc tech dir. Chris Reay's asst.) the man who hired me is the head technical director Robert Schaub. Magic Flute was the last big project I worked on for them, the costume designer for the show was a woman named Xandra Rhodes who used to be Princess Diana's personal stylist and is quite famous in Europe, you should check out her costumes for Flute, they were fantastic and whimsical. For me right now im rediscovering the direction i want to head in with my art. I feel that i have a good grasp of technique and methods of traditional practice, however i am torn. as a dj and blues musician and now working with all this new interactive projection technology, i am constantly finding my time divided among learning new skills in the field of digital graphic design/compositing and trying to scheme my way around programming effects. your landscapes are awesome and again id really appreciate it if you could say more or point me towards specific info/tuts on how to paint digitally using a tablet. ive messed aroud now for awhile but making cohesive color schemes and what not is giving me trouble and it feels just like im fighting my own photoshop ignorance, please advise. we used to have an opera subscription to lynda.com and that was pretty good, but basically its just been that and youtube and now im trying to get more active in the online forum community. One of my closest friends is now a Senior Assoc Producer at Lucas Arts who personally knows the new President of Lucas Arts because he was the ex-CEO of Titan Studios in seattle. My cousin was a professor at the Fashion Institute Technology in New York, and eventually im gona need to learn technical drawing for drafting in theatre.
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Justinoaksford Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, things like cohesive color schemes and whatnot all tie back to those 3 things. I know none of them are strictly digital, but that's where it all comes from. Nature is the source of beauty for every art, especially for the visual medium. Appealing color schemes come from lighting. Even a hot day at high noon can be extremely fun, dramatic, or interesting lighting, as long as you know how the light plays on form and how to paint it. Light = color. They are not such separate things as people make them out to be. Keeping them isolated does make it easier to digest in the beginning, but if you paint the scenery around you, soon you'll see that light and color are intertwined deeply. I don't have much time so I can't keep writing responses this long, but I hope this information is a good kickstart for you or others!
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