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Default 08-20-2008, 10:59 AM

Jessi - Thanks for the comments, much appreciated! Yea the DS is seeming more and more likely, ive been having a look at proces on the net the last few days and im pretty sur eim gonna go for it. I hate missing out on those perfect moments when i dont have a sketchbook at hand!

Anyway, here are a few traditional pieces that ive done recently whilst on my holiday to the Greek island of Crete. Its a beautiful place, and so i did a sketch a day whilst i was there. Some had to be done very quickly in about 20 - 30 mins whilst i was on the move, and some i sat and spent a bit longer on, like about 3 hours for the last one here. I might upload some more, but the photo quality wasn't coming out great and some of the colour is lost, so ill just upload these for now...

These are just small, i guess around 5 inches. I left my Wacom pen in the first one to show the scale.









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And a quick digital. 30 mins PS. I think thats my last update for today, lol. Maybe more tomorrow...



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Default 08-21-2008, 08:15 AM

Hi Nick,

Nice sketches.I like your traditional Painting works.


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Default 08-21-2008, 02:49 PM

A quick thumbnailing session. Bout 15 mins each, most of the time spent painting over what id already done coz i couldnt get any decent compositions... Anyways, not completely happy with them, exept the top left on which i quite like and might do a proper concept of, but i guess thats why these are just thumbs, so i can work that kinda stuff out before wasting loads of time :)

Cheers for the kind words everyone, it means a lot! Ill try and update next week, but i am goin to be working on a project that will take up most of my time...



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Default 08-21-2008, 04:02 PM

Hey Nick, really nice job on these! Congratulations on your 1000th post + Keep up the good work!


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hey enchantedfugue!! Havent seen you around these parts in a while, good to see you back! You gonna hit us with some new work soon?

Anyways, i did a quick speedpainting / concept of the first thumb that i posted before:



Now that i look back to the thumbnails, the bottom right seems more appealing to me, so maybe i should have left them and decided when id had some time away from them... ah well, never mind, i can always do both :)

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Default 08-22-2008, 05:12 AM

Hey Nick - nice work. Your stuff is really improving, which is always great to see.

You're relying quite a bit on backlighting in your paintings, though (particularly the ones from imagination). Careful you don't get into a rut there - it looks really pretty, but it's kind of rare in reality. The nicest sketch is probably the harbor - it's not single point perspective, it's not backlit, and the elements aren't all parallel - so it's a lot more sophisticated than some of the others.

When does your 3rd year kick off? Have you got everything sorted out?

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Hey Alex!
Thanks mate, glad you can see some improvements. You are right about the backlighting, it does give a really nice luminous quality but looking back i have been using it a bit too often. It seems to become the default when not working from reference unless for a specific purpose, so ill try and vary it up more in the next set.
I decided to go straight into my third year and forgo the year in industry. At this stage i just want to get my degree finished up so that i can get out there and look for work properly. I have a major project to do for this final year (starting in late Sept) so im basing it heavily around 3d matte paintings to try and have some solid demoreel shots come next April / June time.

Good to hear from you mate! Hope things are well at Rushes!

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Default 08-23-2008, 01:12 AM

hey nick,

the traditionals are great. i really like them! makes me wanna grab a brush and play around with oils :D
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Thanks Chris! Yea definitely go for it with the oils!!
I gotta thank Chris for keeping me on track with this one too when the theory of lighting left me for a time lol:



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