Tuesday, June 26, 2007

oh mAn!!!!! by mr.paick

its been a little while, but since i have some free time,.....
i did these =)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Medusa speedies-Eric Chiang

I liked the way things went with my Jason thumbs so I approached Medusa in the same fashion. These concepts are very rough need a lot of refinement. I wanted to try something unconventional so I used a cobra hood on a couple of the sketches. Not sure if it works...I think it makes her look egyptian. Let me know what you guys think. Peace~CIRE

Monday, June 11, 2007

City Oasis...by Stephen

This was just a quick couple hour painting to do a generic futuristic city, I did about month ago. It was originally supposed to be a elevated structure made to be a oasis in the middle of a hong kong, NY city type of busy environment. -Stephen Chang

Saturday, June 9, 2007

CW2007 Time Machine Final - by Eric Ryan

Here it is. It was fun to do a tech piece. The vague story is that this is a military machine that has large disc screens that rememble clocks which allow it to travel in bewteen time matrices. The discs conduct electricity and create a magnetic flux powerful enough to warp the physical structure of the machine and taking it to designated time dimensions. It is not a fast vehicle, just a special one. It is a reconnaissance class vehicle.

Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 8, 2007

small paintover Eric's ship - James Paick

i thought i would contribute a little of my thoughts on it....
i think you have a great base and many of the forms and shapes are great. WIthout getting into all the things that make it work, all i think it really needs to some more attention to the lighting. Hitting some areas with hot spots, accentuating areas of color and light ie. the boosters and lighting. I think it could aslo use some reinforced silohuette value as well.
Cheers for a great peice in the works.
my 2 cents-

Updated Time Machine - by Eric Ryan

This is the current state of the time machine, i call "CW2007" :) anyway the atmosphere is more or less done but i need to add a wet sheen to it, some scale reference, paint schemes, handles and stuff, and various small things. let me know what you guys think.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Jason Touch Up

K here is the touch up i did. i hope this helps and forgive me if i pointed out something you are already aware of, as i know its still a WIP. the idea's that i wanted to point out were to make him feel like a hero through posing and anatomy as well as give, even a static pose, some weight and motion. let me know if this helps at all. you could take all of this a step further and give him an action pose but sometimes it is more interesting to be subtle. - Eric Ryan

Crap! i managed to save the psd as a jpeg without all of the other layers turned on... damn. so now you will have to just read what i wrote and i hope that's enough. sorry man. i'm gonna go kick myself in the nuts. :(

Jason WIP

Heres the WIP for Jason. At this point Im just blocking things in. Im not too happy with where Im at. My plan is to paint him "naked" and then do costume variations on top. James encouraged me to suggest some type of background...not sure if its working. I am breaking new ground here, but I am struggling a bit. You guys have any suggestions? My bad for not posting a WIP of the shape yet...will post that up soon. Help!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Time Machine - by Eric Ryan

Here is my WIP post based on the abstract shape I created last week. It's not done by any means but feel free to comment. I plan on fixing colors, lighting and adding more atmosphere like rain and lighting. By the way this is the first tech piece I've done in a probably years. It's been too long :P

Character update - James Paick

Finally got some time this weekend to work and rework areas of this dude man. I plan to take this much further with more rendering, texture and materials...while keeping some areas painterly....

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Colored Caricature of Eric Ryan

K here is the final color of the caricature. It was a pretty freaky and humbling experience to A) do a caricature, which I don't think I have done before, and B) to make one of myself. You get to explore your flaws and virtues which is pretty humanizing. Anyway let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

New stuff-Eric Chiang

Here are some designs for Jason from Greek Mythology. Which one do you like? These thumbs will be followed by line drawings, turnarounds, and a concept illustration. More to come...Peace...CIRE

Caricature of Eric Ryan

It has been too quiet on the blog so I will post a WIP. This is the original, very humbling, caricature of myself. I'm gonna start on the abstract image soon after this is colored, don't worry guys. I will post the freaky looking colored version soon.

Monday, May 28, 2007

WIP, a piece called temporary dislocation, by Stephen Chang.

This is a Work In Progress piece that I plan to finish up in the future. Its main focus is the contrast between the pure white umbrellas to the bleak gloomy sky and background. There could be some story behind the migration of people with the white umbrella's hence the title. -Stephen

Son of the Shape - James Paick

I took a little look at the shape that Mr. Ryan posted up and saw a vehicle of some sorts hidden in the masses of positive and negative shapes. I pulled out what I could and added what I liked......came up with an idea shown below.
A "rusty-tech" sail ship ( still WIP)
ps- now with 3 WIPs, I'll be busy for quite some time. WIll post progress...stay tuned

P7350 Spitfire-James Paick

just for spits and giggles. Still a WIP-only put in about an hour into this one so far.

Week One - Image Post (by Eric Ryan)

K this is the abstract image for week one. Let's plan on posting finals by next monday. By no means does this mean that we have to conduct our weekly posts using this method. This is just a way to get the ball rolling. I heard something about drawing characatures of ourselves as well. I'll leave that one up to James. Nice image by the way Craig, I mean James :)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Character - James Paick

Hello all,
OK normally I'm an environment guy, but I took a stab at doing a character. This is something I haven't done in quite a while....
more WIP to come

CIRE is Eric backwards...

Here are some of my older works...Glad to be a part of the blog. Looking forward to seeing everyones contributions. Peace

Great start-James Paick

Hey Guys,
The collection of work is fantastic. Now that we have the ball rolling, lets get some new work up =)

Steve Chon signing in....

Wow, first off let me say DAMN!!!! I am overwhelmed with the artwork that is displayed. Here are some oldies that are personal works and I will contribute newer pieces soon. Thanks james for putting this together.

James' WIP and some other new SHTUFF

For my first entry, here is a WIP.........

Some Forced Unleashed Concept Work

Hi this is Stephen again, just posting some paintings linked from IGN's website, that i've done for the upcoming starwars game the force unleashed.

Stephen's Oldies....

Kala - Indonesian Harvester of Angry Spirits (by Eric Ryan)

K here is my post... my most recent piece that I actually like. It was a test for a company that was fun to do. Let's get this party started!!! A big shout out to James by the way for putting in the effort to getting the gears of this great clocktower turning. (Now he just needs to make a kick ass logo :))

James Paick's old stuff

James Paick signing in. Lets share some of what work we have so far so we can get this blog going.

more images to come

the start...

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