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El Rafo
11-18-2005, 09:56 AM
Hi all,

A long time since I posted Some artworks here, :)

here are some Mattes/concepts I did for My cinematic Department at Ubisoft, hope you have some comments and you'll enjoy them!






11-18-2005, 10:11 AM
Here is my comment;

Love the first composition.
The last one looks beautiful, but I would add more small particles, dust and sands as details.

11-18-2005, 12:26 PM
wow, yeah, have to be up with some of the best I've seen. :D

I have much practice ahead of me. !!!! :shock:

Scott Keating
11-18-2005, 02:35 PM
Awesome work.

Is the last image an homage to Caspar David Friedrich?

Great work :) What sort methods did you use to create them? Painting on tops of 3d models, photo collage, etc?

El Rafo
11-18-2005, 03:05 PM
hey Scott;

yes this is an homage to Caspar :)
I used 3D in the 2 last pictures, only 2D for the first one, sketch and photo insertions for details,


11-18-2005, 04:38 PM
hello, the last oe is ok but you have not create a lot..... it a mid copy of german romantic period, but nice.....
you have a good culture of art and its good.

Force of nature... The Polar Sea by Caspar David Friedrich, 1824

for the referancez.

El Rafo
11-18-2005, 05:27 PM
maybe not created a lot but this is a good challenge :)
and I did already mention it is an homage to Caspar.
And you know that everybody can take inspiration anyware, even Caspar :)

11-18-2005, 06:06 PM
Another GREAT example of 2D/3D high quality conceptual art. Excellent combination of 2D and 3D skill . . . . this is what you get from both skillset combined as the end result :D Front page material !

Also the traditional work on your site is really good.

I love it !

11-23-2005, 11:50 AM
Hey Raphael!

Nice to see you post these here - very tight, clean work - and as always, awesome sense of light!


El Rafo
11-23-2005, 12:48 PM
thanks guys for the comments,
hope to see more of your posts here,
I will try to post some others soon


11-23-2005, 02:43 PM
El Rafo,

Wow, great stuff. I like your images. Especially the first one with mountains. Look like what I am working on right now at digital dimension.

Jessy Veilleux told me great comments on yourself while you were supervising him on the last Prince of Princia at Ubisoft.

Hope to see you for real one time. After all, we're working in the same City! chow!

Frederic St-Arnaud
www.starno.net (http://www.starno.net)

El Rafo
11-23-2005, 03:28 PM
C bon je dis on va boire une biere avec Jessy bientot good idea ?

Bises au Saumon Marié (ou smirnoff)

11-23-2005, 03:37 PM
L'idée de la biere me plait bien. du lundi au jeudi soir. Dis-moi a quelle heure et quel endroit. Tu peux me trouver mon email sur mon site web. Jessy sera partant j'en suis sur. Un souper vers 18h30/19h00 serait aussi bien. Je te laisse le choix.

Donne-moi des nouvelles. Au plaisir.

Frederic St-Arnaud
www.starno.net (http://www.starno.net)

11-27-2005, 04:54 PM
holy crap that's rad

11-28-2005, 09:10 PM
Beautiful work! My only concern is that in the third piece the ice in the foreground looks a little too much like concrete to me. Maybe not "cold enough"? :oops:

11-29-2005, 07:37 AM
Beautiful work! My only concern is that in the third piece the ice in the foreground looks a little too much like concrete to me. Maybe not "cold enough"? :oops:

I agree with fullillo on that. I'm not an expert on ice caps and shards of ice in that environment but I would suspect it to be more "gleamier" and "shiny-er" here and there. Looks a little dry with the texture seeming like rock. I also feel the large shard in the back left should be highlighted with the same yellow tint from the sun like some of the other ones unless it's in shadow. Maybe even adding some of those ice-cycles and snow on the shards like you have on the boat to add to the cohesivenss.
There's also a few very narrow spike-like shards sticking out of the ground..not sure if shards can have a shape like that. Again I'm no ice expert :)
I really like them though. I esp like the feel of the second one. I like steam. :)
Nice work.


11-29-2005, 07:49 AM
Excellent work! Great use of light--this is what seperates the men from the boys!

El Rafo
11-29-2005, 11:33 AM
thanks guys for the comments!
sure I have to work more on the Ice/snow feeling, but I worked more on the composition based on Caspard Painting :)

11-29-2005, 12:51 PM
I understand your homage to Caspard and appreciate it! Just found his version of the ice (I believe) and I definately like yours better. But I am sure each of you were trying to accomplish different things... :)

http://www.blue.fr/friedrich/pf07.htm :D

11-29-2005, 01:38 PM
ahhhhh Caspard. nice. I've never seen his work. It's called the "Sea of Ice"


12-05-2005, 11:01 PM
s i c k ...

this site is amazing

12-06-2005, 09:59 AM
bow to your work ! amazing

04-17-2006, 10:26 AM
have followed your stuff on CGTalk for a while. Good to see it here. Great work.