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xDismalangelx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Oh boy~ I really love your concept arts! :love:
They're all so stunning, detailed and atmospheric!
Hope it's okay to ask you some questions, because I would love to learn more about it. :heart:
Did you use a reference and photos and textures for this scenery,too?
The Perspective looks just great and all these small grids from the fences and so on must have been a lot of work.
How do you create so many details and such a amazing perspective? And what are your brushes and their settings? w
Beside this painting, I also really love your artworks "museum","flooded", "jungle concept"and "city ruins" :love:
They look so realistic! All the small windows, the walls, the floor in the museum and in the flooded room looks just everything fantastic! :love:
Are they matte paintings,too or did you draw them freely from your mind? And if yes, how do you involve the photos and textures so smoothly? Do you have tutorials or videos about it? I would really love to know that :heart:
I am sorry for all these questions, but I am so curious and like I already said, I always love to learn something from amazing artists (:
Hopefully it's really okay...
Go on like this and have a great and creative weekend! :dance:
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Happy-Mutt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Erm, wow, lots of questions!

Yes, I used some textures for this image.  The way I work is normally a combination of my own photography that I take out and about, as well as some textures from royalty free websites.  But you should note that you should never just paint on top of a photograph and say 'it's your work'.  It defeats the point and drastically limits what you can do.  I use photos/textures to enhance my paintings and give them a sense of reality (as do many artists).  And the perspective is kind of easy once you practice and master perspective drawing techniques.

I don't use a great deal of custom brushes to be perfectly honest.  You can get a lot of fantastic results with the default brush settings in Photoshop.  I think a lot of people (especially beginners) get concerned about, I should use this brush specifically for this, or this brush for that etc, it's kind of insane.  I think the most I use on one image is generally 6, maybe 7 different brushes (if that).

And no, I'm afraid I don't have any tutorials online.  As well doing concept art, I teach digital painting at a University, so a lot of my 'knowledge' is shared there :)

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my work :)
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xDismalangelx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thank you very very much for your great & helpful reply and for sharing you knowledge :heart:
I feel honored! (:
I always thought such amazing environments are made entirely without help from photos or textures, but to see and read, that it's a common technique to work with
photos / textures is very relieving w And all this "brushes and their options" situation was kinda confusing,too >w<'
Sorry, I hope my english isn't soo bad..
Thank you very much again and stay awesome!
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vickynmh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice work... :)
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Divergent54 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Photographer
reminds me so much of the philippines where we played basketball and stuff
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RiPaSi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Cool work there O.o gj
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Happy-Mutt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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RiPaSi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Your welcome :D
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Pweanut Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
style and color palette reminds me of far cry 2 and crysis, wonderful job.
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Happy-Mutt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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