1. Post #161
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    Since you do 3d you should know that's what environment concept art will nearly always look like. They're not supposed to fully flesh it out. They're supposed to create mood and stylistic direction and the images clearly succeeded at that.

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    Really loving this and the last one you posted
    Yeah I know that, doesn't make me hate it any less.

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    Dali is
    "Dicks, dicks everywhere"
    and I never liked giger.

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    Dali is
    "Dicks, dicks everywhere"
    and I never liked giger.
    fffffuckin' heresy
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  4. Post #164
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    What can I do, his work is very impressive, especially his litographical stuff but I don't like it.
    Beksinski is for me.

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    http://forums.somethingawful.com/sho...1&pagenumber=2

    Ctrl+F for NONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARE MY OWN CREATION

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    Somethings I want on my wall.









    http://www.geek-art.net/?p=6941
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    Superheroes! Lens Flare edition!
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    Needs more bokeh and DoF :pcgaming:

    But seriously, they're great, but I don't really like that texture he used. It's not like posters are made of fucking carbon fiber or something :argh:
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    I'd way prefer to see just the cartoon drawings without all that overlaid crap.

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    Looks like posters made of paper-thin denim.
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  10. Post #170
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    some pretty crazy animation work, don't have to be a flowerchild to appreciate it

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    That was trippy
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    Superheroes! Lens Flare edition!
    now that u pointed it out it's all i see


    aaa get rid of them theyre RUINING IT

    that and the dirty poster paper texture is a little too strong

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    and its too dark at the bottom that was a bad choice

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    that guy needs 2 wise up
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    Apart from that, Salvador Dali is the shit.

    This is the crazy bastard.


    Famous for such pictures as;


    I dont really have any favorites because they're all so good in their own way, but I'll pick out a few good ones.


    Totally agree with that. Was always fascinated by "The persistence of memory", and when I looked up more of his works, I was just blown away. His stuff is so crazy yet so detailed, it leaves me speechless. A week ago I saw one of his works in real life, "The Pharmacist of Ampurdan in Search of Absolutely Nothing" (you just gotta love the titles). It's incredible small, but if you'd stand a foot away, it looked like a photography on some parts. Truly amazing.

    I really like photographies by Jeff Wall.
    http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/jeff_wall/images/splash_img.jpg [url]http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/jeffwall/image/roomguide/rm6_insomnia_lrg.jpg[/url]
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    Jacob Collins, contemporary artist (works in graphite and oil paint):








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    damn it, those are photos!
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    damn it, those are photos!
    Lol, he only paints directly from life. He despises using photos as reference.

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    Also he hates it when people say his stuff looks like photos. But I understand what you mean, his stuff is amazing, probably one of the very best realist artists working right now.

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    Time for some graffiti art:

    Shepard Fairey




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    Time for some graffiti art:

    Shepard Fairey




    Damn, I love that kind of art.
    What's that style called?

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    some pretty crazy animation work, don't have to be a flowerchild to appreciate it

    Wow, that was amazing.
    That song wouldn't be 30% without the video, really. Incredible work by the animator.
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    Jacob Collins, contemporary artist (works in graphite and oil paint):
    He's good with realism, but it'd be more impressive if he'd made stuff from head.
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    Also he hates it when people say his stuff looks like photos. But I understand what you mean, his stuff is amazing, probably one of the very best realist artists working right now.
    Hahaha, maybe he should stop painting so realistically then.
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    I'd take "your painting looks like a photo" as a compliment, that's an achievement to be proud of.
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    Goddamn I love abstract expressionism

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    Totally agree with that. Was always fascinated by "The persistence of memory", and when I looked up more of his works, I was just blown away. His stuff is so crazy yet so detailed, it leaves me speechless. A week ago I saw one of his works in real life, "The Pharmacist of Ampurdan in Search of Absolutely Nothing" (you just gotta love the titles). It's incredible small, but if you'd stand a foot away, it looked like a photography on some parts. Truly amazing.
    I used to look at the pictures when I was a child, also fascinated by them. There's so much to take in when looking at one picture of his, little things here and there, so in-depth and the fact that most of his paintings are done by hand is pretty impressive too. Dali is my all time favorite artist and always will be, I'd love to visit the Dali Museum in Barcelona, Spain :3
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    He's good with realism, but it'd be more impressive if he'd made stuff from head.
    He doesn't want to make stuff from his head. He models himself after the greats of the 19th century academic tradition, like Gerome, Bouguereau, Bonnat, etc. None of them drew out of their heads either. If you want to make this kind of work, drawing out of your head is not going to help... you can never ever paint as good as Jacob can from life as anyone can from his or her head, that'd be impossible.

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    I'd take "your painting looks like a photo" as a compliment, that's an achievement to be proud of.
    For some, not for Jacob (or me). If you notice, real life doesn't look like a photo. Photos distort values, colors, hue shifts across form, and even basic drawing. If your work looks like a photo you are not well trained in the classical arts. Classical and neo-classical art does not look like photography, and it is not meant to do so. It transcends photography and models itself after real life, which is much more beautiful than copying a machine made photo.
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    Such glorious work.
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  26. Post #186
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    Goddamn I love abstract expressionism
    See, this is the kind of art that I just don't "get."

    I look at it and all I see it some colored squares, or a bunch of paint-splatters. I'm sure I'll be torn apart for saying this, but know that I'm not saying it to be offensive or to provoke anybody. I've heard a thousand different definitions of art, and as far as I can determine, art is any expression of ideal or emotion or fact made real in a new way, no matter the medium. I can certainly respect that everybody has their own way of expressing themselves, and that art speaks to everybody differently, but this style of art, "abstract expressionism," just totally goes over my head. It's pleasing to look at I suppose, but if it's expressing anything other than pretty shapes and colors, then I've missed the point.

    I once painted a single small circle in the center of the paper when I forgot to do an assignment for art class in high school. I did it jokingly, figuring I'd get my "F" and lick my wounds, but the teacher went nuts over it. I smiled and nodded at her praise of thinking outside the box, of expressing such a bold message in so simple a way, but there was no great artistic revelation in me with that dot. The only message I was trying to portray was how silly it seemed to me that images like those above are toted as complex and emotional pieces of art, and she either praised me because she got the point, or because the irony of that painting was lost on her.

    I'm sorry if I offended anybody, it's not my intention. I hate to sound like an art snob, because truth be told I'm not as passionate about visual art as most of you undoubtedly are. I just figured I'd weigh in, try to add something worthwhile.
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  27. Post #187
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    He's good with realism, but it'd be more impressive if he'd made stuff from head.
    Jacob's work is so great that you have to say it would be better if he made it from his head. Who the fuck gives a crap if he did it from life or his head? All the best artists worked from life! ALL OF THEM. Michelangelo, Rubens, Da Vinci, Bronzino, Bouguereau, Bonnat, Sargent, Repin, Rembrandt, just to name a few. There is a reason they did that, which is failed on you and others who are so obsessed with the cheap tricks in digital art that you can't appreciate real drawing. Yes, most digital art from the head has serious issues with the figure, however you can't identify those issues unless you have a strong education in drawing from the model. Ask any pro concept artist or illustrator out there, and they know that Jacob is one of the top realist artists out there, in the very top circle. Jacob could spot so many flaws in digital art it would blow your mind, and that all comes from his working from life.
    There is a lot of respect for him, and if you can't understand that working from life (and not photos) is one of the highest artforms, then you are not qualified to pass judgement on guys like Jacob, or most realists for that matter.
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  28. Post #188
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    Jacob's work is so great that you have to say it would be better if he made it from his head. Who the fuck gives a crap if he did it from life or his head? All the best artists worked from life! ALL OF THEM. Michelangelo, Rubens, Da Vinci, Bronzino, Bouguereau, Bonnat, Sargent, Repin, Rembrandt, just to name a few. There is a reason they did that, which is failed on you and others who are so obsessed with the cheap tricks in digital art that you can't appreciate real drawing. Yes, most digital art from the head has serious issues with the figure, however you can't identify those issues unless you have a strong education in drawing from the model. Ask any pro concept artist or illustrator out there, and they know that Jacob is one of the top realist artists out there, in the very top circle. Jacob could spot so many flaws in digital art it would blow your mind, and that all comes from his working from life.
    There is a lot of respect for him, and if you can't understand that working from life (and not photos) is one of the highest artforms, then you are not qualified to pass judgement on guys like Jacob, or most realists for that matter.
    woah dude, chillax.

    While drawing from life is the foundation of most all classical art, I'd agree that all of my favorite pieces from any artist are drawn from their head. While it's almost never perfectly accurate, I always find it to be more expressive.


    But hey differn't strokes.
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  29. Post #189
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    woah dude, chillax.

    While drawing from life is the foundation of most all classical art, I'd agree that all of my favorite pieces from any artist are drawn from their head. While it's almost never perfectly accurate, I always find it to be more expressive.


    But hey differn't strokes.
    Fair enough, but you shouldn't compare classical art to drawing from the mind. That's illustration and concept art. Classical art is rooted in nature and an appreciation of the Greco-Roman aesthetic. Illustration and concept art are modern inventions that take a lot of inspiration from photography and industrial design. They are not comparable in any way.

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    Jacob's work is so great that you have to say it would be better if he made it from his head. Who the fuck gives a crap if he did it from life or his head? All the best artists worked from life! ALL OF THEM. Michelangelo, Rubens, Da Vinci, Bronzino, Bouguereau, Bonnat, Sargent, Repin, Rembrandt, just to name a few. There is a reason they did that, which is failed on you and others who are so obsessed with the cheap tricks in digital art that you can't appreciate real drawing. Yes, most digital art from the head has serious issues with the figure, however you can't identify those issues unless you have a strong education in drawing from the model. Ask any pro concept artist or illustrator out there, and they know that Jacob is one of the top realist artists out there, in the very top circle. Jacob could spot so many flaws in digital art it would blow your mind, and that all comes from his working from life.
    There is a lot of respect for him, and if you can't understand that working from life (and not photos) is one of the highest artforms, then you are not qualified to pass judgement on guys like Jacob, or most realists for that matter.
    So you saying that drawing accurate from head is inferior of drawing accurately from reference?

    Gotya.

    Edited:

    Also example of your work

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    Fair enough, but you shouldn't compare classical art to drawing from the mind. That's illustration and concept art. Classical art is rooted in nature and an appreciation of the Greco-Roman aesthetic. Illustration and concept art are modern inventions that take a lot of inspiration from photography and industrial design. They are not comparable in any way.
    I'd say that Photography and Industrial design is selling it a bit short. One could make the claim that "concept art", or more specifically something along the lines of creature design, is related more to abstraction and mythology than it is to engineering.

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    So you saying that drawing accurate from head is inferior of drawing accurately from reference?

    Gotya.
    No, I'm saying that it is impossible to bring a drawing from the mind to a point that could rival a master drawing from life. There's no sense in trying to argue that point. When figure drawing from life at a high level you can capture nuances that are impossible to retain in your mind, even with an incredibly strong understanding of anatomy. Show me a drawing that is better than Jacob's from someone's head. I can assure you I'll be able to point out plenty of issues in it, and I even have a limited skillset.

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    I'd say that Photography and Industrial design is selling it a bit short. One could make the claim that "concept art", or more specifically something along the lines of creature design, is related more to abstraction and mythology than it is to engineering.
    I would be hesitant to say that. Concept art borrows from mythology, but in a very topical way. Abstraction, probably. A lot of concepts look pretty dumb though, because younger artists keep copying and making designs even more silly. What's with all the pouches and glowing lights? I've got a few friends in the industry and even they make fun of it. I still like some concept art, though. It can be well made for what it is, but the really great pieces are few and far between.

    Edited:

    Regular pencil on paper, cast study:

    Very WIP figure drawing:

    Quick pelvis study:


    I'm not pretending to be very good, just trying to educate and prove a point here. If it helps validate what I'm saying at all, then that'd be nice, though.
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    You have the right to bitch.

    But I still am convicend that a work with some issues done from head requires greater praise than a perfect work drawn from reference.
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    See, this is the kind of art that I just don't "get."

    I look at it and all I see it some colored squares, or a bunch of paint-splatters. I'm sure I'll be torn apart for saying this, but know that I'm not saying it to be offensive or to provoke anybody. I've heard a thousand different definitions of art, and as far as I can determine, art is any expression of ideal or emotion or fact made real in a new way, no matter the medium. I can certainly respect that everybody has their own way of expressing themselves, and that art speaks to everybody differently, but this style of art, "abstract expressionism," just totally goes over my head. It's pleasing to look at I suppose, but if it's expressing anything other than pretty shapes and colors, then I've missed the point.

    I once painted a single small circle in the center of the paper when I forgot to do an assignment for art class in high school. I did it jokingly, figuring I'd get my "F" and lick my wounds, but the teacher went nuts over it. I smiled and nodded at her praise of thinking outside the box, of expressing such a bold message in so simple a way, but there was no great artistic revelation in me with that dot. The only message I was trying to portray was how silly it seemed to me that images like those above are toted as complex and emotional pieces of art, and she either praised me because she got the point, or because the irony of that painting was lost on her.

    I'm sorry if I offended anybody, it's not my intention. I hate to sound like an art snob, because truth be told I'm not as passionate about visual art as most of you undoubtedly are. I just figured I'd weigh in, try to add something worthwhile.
    Abstract Expressionism is more the emotional side of art. While it holds a certain meaning for the original artist, it is created so the viewer can attach their own meaning and emotions to the images. If you can't attach a meaning to it, that is fine because it is your interpretation. However, the colours and shapes the artist uses are there to funnel you into an area of emotional response, however wide it may be. Take my second example, for example, the darker hues mixing with the whites an yellows creates a more sombre tone to the painting. (First thing that came to my mind was depression, the black washing over the lighter side)

    It is rather difficult to let emotion take precedence over discernible form as the main component to interpreting abstraction. I much prefer abstraction however, I think it is a more subconscious form of art (much like surrealism)

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    You see, that's what I like about art in some forms is that it leaves itself open for the viewer to interpret. Granted, when I do something with that intention it's kind of a more literal depiction of a location or event, but I want the viewer to feel like they're a part of the scene, that they're standing alongside the subjects or beneath an impressive structure. I don't want to just show off a scene, I want to capture its essence and share it with the world.

    The problem on that side is the fact that, like big dumb american said, the artist can give it no meaning at all and people will go wild because they think he's deep. If that happens once, I've known a lot of people to fall into the lull of "If I make it, they will come" mindsets and just do stupid stuff figuring someone will like it and they'll get some attention/money/whatever for doing what they consider to be jack-shit. Great that someone likes the work, but it saddens me when I see arteests brandishing their big expensive lifestyles then saying they could care less about their art.

    I had one of those assholes as a teacher for a basic graphic design class, he continually gave us retarded amounts of work compared to the other teacher for that class (who was following the lesson plan). His excuse was that "that's the life of a graphic artist". He fails to understand the training part, and just thought we'd jump on a computer, know how to use everything in illustrator, and get better at doing things faster by doing 45 re-designs of a single logo using every tool we can find.

    I know you're a scrawny dude right now, so you'll get stronger by doing fifty reps on this 200 lb barbell today. This is the life of a pro body builder, tough luck if you don't like it.
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    It's so....fitting!

    Artist
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    The problem on that side is the fact that, like big dumb american said, the artist can give it no meaning at all and people will go wild because they think he's deep. If that happens once, I've known a lot of people to fall into the lull of "If I make it, they will come" mindsets and just do stupid stuff figuring someone will like it and they'll get some attention/money/whatever for doing what they consider to be jack-shit. Great that someone likes the work, but it saddens me when I see arteests brandishing their big expensive lifestyles then saying they could care less about their art. .
    Sometimes when artists do just "make" an artwork without any intended meaning they are focusing on the visual instead of the meaning. However, creating an artwork with no meaning is also entirely valid since the audience is guaranteed to make on for themselves. You can't view an artwork without making some form of interpretation.

    Andy Warhol did jack shit and people love him because he was doing something unusual, it is safe to say stuff like that is passe nowadays though.

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    I would be hesitant to say that. Concept art borrows from mythology, but in a very topical way. Abstraction, probably. A lot of concepts look pretty dumb though, because younger artists keep copying and making designs even more silly. What's with all the pouches and glowing lights? I've got a few friends in the industry and even they make fun of it. I still like some concept art, though. It can be well made for what it is, but the really great pieces are few and far between.

    Edited:

    Regular pencil on paper, cast study:

    Very WIP figure drawing:

    Quick pelvis study:


    I'm not pretending to be very good, just trying to educate and prove a point here. If it helps validate what I'm saying at all, then that'd be nice, though.
    Don't blame the industry, it's all fucking Liefeld's fault. And everyone else's for buying his shit. Guns and pouches out the ass.


    But for all of that, there's lots of great stuff out there. For example, my newest obsession, From Dust.




    And of course the good shit is few and far between you fool, if good shit were common then it would just be average.
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    The From Dust artwork is gorgeous. I've been meaning to get back into painting since I haven't done any since finishing a-level art, so I'm planning to do an Army of Darkness poster study and maybe I'll do some of the work from From Dust.
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