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Art2
04-28-2006, 11:05 AM
Hi all, first post.

Just wanted to say that Artrage is a fun and excellent piece of software.
It's my number one sketching tool, I really love the pencil.

Thanks Ambient Design.

Artrage2
http://www.marlonart.nl/images/sket/20.jpg

Artrage1
http://www.marlonart.nl/images/digp/08.jpg

http://www.marlonart.nl/images/digp/07.jpg

kynu
04-28-2006, 11:32 AM
no words. this is pure professionalism. I would like to achieve this once.
really thanks for posting... now I see new possibilities in my work.

Aged P
04-28-2006, 11:53 AM
So dramatic, so beautiful, so professional.

Thank you.

LoTekK
04-28-2006, 12:05 PM
Art2! Cool to see another CGTalker here. :) Great stuff.

Art2
04-28-2006, 12:44 PM
kynu, Aged P, wow thanks guys. So glad you like them.

Haha, hey LoTekk, buddy, nice seeing you here!

Here are 2 other pics I did in Artrage1
http://www.marlonart.nl/images/digp/09.jpg

http://www.marlonart.nl/images/sket/03.jpg

Cheers.

hanzz
04-28-2006, 12:47 PM
This is stunning! congratzz !

David M
04-28-2006, 12:49 PM
My gosh! This stuff is incredible! You have such a distinct style, and obviously a real mastery of ArtRage.

Kudos!

Weeks
04-28-2006, 12:53 PM
Art2 Welcome and bravo..

I like the style, the colors and the freshness of your paintings..
ArtRage is at a beginning of something very huge...

Weeks

Blanusia
04-28-2006, 01:27 PM
Art2, I`m speechless! Amazing paintings! These two warriors are the best! I wonder what will happen with to dragon (beautiful one)... Please, post more of your work, I just love them!

DMerchen
04-28-2006, 01:41 PM
Nice work. I love fantasy images. I'm not any good at them, but I love seeing them. Maybe inspiration to try my own. Still can't say they will be any good though. Great stuff!! Keep 'em comin'!!

hype
04-28-2006, 03:06 PM
my gosh, i hope you're doing this for a living where ever you are!
all of them are amazing! i'd by a book of your work if you put one out! :D

sbug51
04-28-2006, 04:28 PM
i love your style! really cool!

Harmony
04-28-2006, 05:30 PM
Excellent works

kazaroval
04-28-2006, 07:13 PM
ooo yeah its really great work, a pleasure to look at....
Have you a web site where we can show more?

edit: ok i found it http://www.marlonart.nl
The picture "january 1945 ardenne" was done in artrage? she has the AR feeling... very nice
Im talking of this picture: http://www.marlonart.nl/gallery/sket1.html

AndyRage
04-28-2006, 08:03 PM
Hi Art2 - welcome to the forum.
Oooh, very nice art! The style is dramatic and flowing. I love it!

Art2
04-30-2006, 06:10 AM
hanzz, David M, Weeks, DMerchen, sbug51, Harmony, AndyRage, many,many thanks for the kind words!

Blanusia, the poor dragon didn't make it... soft belly :D

hype, haha, a book eh?
Maybe when I'm 60 or something and have more experience in life and art :D

kazaroval, that "speedpaint" was done in PainterIX in about 2 hours.
I used the ArtistsOils. PainterIX is what I use most of the time, but I use Artrage for sketching and lineart.

Thank you for the warm welcome everybody!
These were my Artrage Paintings, everything else was done in PainterIX.
As soon as I make a painting in Artrage again, I'll post it :)

justG
05-05-2006, 06:22 AM
I really love the third piece you posted. The brilliantly captured sense of motion, the colours, and most of all, I love how you didn't take up the whole canvas. The "border" of your painting sort of follows the lines of the body and the swords. This is something that it would have never occurred to me to do. Thanks for sharing!

- Gita

Soldierr
05-05-2006, 08:40 PM
Dude, this images are insane!! Keep up the good work :D

tony
05-06-2006, 01:40 PM
:) Gosh Art2 they have said it all what imaginative and wonderful pictures you have made.Most enjoyable,thanks.Tony :)

Art2
05-06-2006, 01:44 PM
justG, Soldierr, thanks guys for the kind words.

Here's some lineart I did in Artrage2. I'm going to import it in Painter as a guide for a painting. It's for a challenge.

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9644/9644_1147004143_large.jpg


Cheers!

edit: thank you Tony! Guess we posted at the same time :)

Blanusia
05-06-2006, 04:00 PM
Oh my gosh! I`m looking forward to see the final work! I love this sketch already! And I like the way you show the perspective on dragons body. Amazing!

Fashmir
05-06-2006, 06:42 PM
This work makes me smile. It's great to see your skills brought to bear using ArtRage.

ENCHANTER
05-06-2006, 07:19 PM
for some reason i cant see your first posts...anyway just seen your lineart for CG challenge..........love that flying beast, please show us , after youve painted it, it looks very cool already :)

AndyRage
05-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Oh, wow, awesome! Definitely, show us this when you've coloured it!

Art2
05-06-2006, 08:41 PM
Thanks, glad you guys like it!
I just wanted to show what I use Artrage for most of the time.
It's a great feature that you can change the papersettings after you've done your sketch. I always change the paper to cell afterwards and export to PSD.
You can do whatever you want with the lineart in Painter or photoshop this way. Yeah, I could use 2 layers in Artrage, but if one is enough that's for the better I guess :)
Anyway, thanks again and I'll make sure I'll post the finished piece. I have a bit more than 2 weeks to finish :shock: :lol:

ENCHANTER, I think my server had a slight hickup?

justG
05-06-2006, 10:07 PM
Superb! Love it already, just the way it is. Can't wait, though, to see what you do with it.

- Gita

sbug51
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
i really really enjoy your work! please keep on posting more :)

NewCube
05-07-2006, 07:39 PM
amazing..

tony
05-10-2006, 07:30 PM
:) Hi Art2, welcome to the group, your paintings and style are dynamic, interesting and great to look at. Real nice work.Regards,Tony :)

Art2
06-05-2006, 09:15 AM
justG, sbug51, NewCube, tony thank you for the kind words.

Here's the painted version of the lineart. All done in PainterIX.
I had to rush it in the end, hope you guys like it.
http://www.marlonart.nl/pics/Journey_Final_low.jpg

You can see the WIP, some closeups and a bigger version here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=322708&page=1&pp=15)

Aged P
06-05-2006, 11:49 AM
Speechless!




(And educated! Dragon wings are best done edge on!)

maror
06-05-2006, 12:01 PM
just amazing..
hmm should i buy painter too? :oops:
how long have you worked at this pitcure?

greez

Charlie
06-05-2006, 01:01 PM
That is a very skillful illustration. Good job and good luck! :D

I wonder if you could explain what ArtRage is missing that meant you used Painter to do the colouring? :?

bearblue1
06-05-2006, 01:07 PM
Wow. Just... wow.

Weeks
06-05-2006, 01:14 PM
Very nice painting Art2...

But i have a question...?? :roll:

Why didn't you try to paint entirely in ArtRage...?

Cheers..

Weeks

Art2
06-05-2006, 03:56 PM
Thank you very much for the kind words!
Haha, I'll explain why I used Painter and not Artrage.
First and probably the main reason I use Painter is that it's just a matter of familiarity with the brushes (oils). I know how I can achieve the look I'm after more quickly and I had only 2 weeks or so to finish the pic. And for me it's a bit more hard work to get a tighter look in Artrage.
Second the interaction between Painter and Photoshop is better. When I need to adjust something in Photoshop, I can open the PSD in Painter and carry on working on the same layer. I noticed that after importing a PSD in Artrage I need to paint on a different layer, else there'll be some impasto effect (?) and the colours won't blend.
Third, in Painter I can blend between layers, I don't know if this is possible in Artrage.
Fourth, I don't know how Artrage handles large res files.
To make things short, it's all about control and familiarity.

I always use Artrage for the sketches though.
And when I feel like making something more loose and expressive and just have fun, I use Artrage.

Thanks again guys, I'm very glad you like the pic.
I haven't done a painting in Artrage in a long time, so I'm dying to do so.
I'll post when I have something new.

Cheers!

AndyRage
06-05-2006, 09:53 PM
Very cool.
And we're not jealous - ArtRage isn't supposed to be every tool for everybody. It's supposed to do what it does well, and make it easy to use other applications to do what they do well.

That's a mighty nice picture though!

Fashmir
06-06-2006, 02:01 AM
Art2- That is outstanding. I loved the line art and the color version is orders of magnitude more engaging. I love the expression on the face of the young dragon rider with his fist in the air. It is very expressive of the feeling I would expect to have if I had the chance to take a journey on dragonback. Well done. Good luck in the contest.

Stephen Lo Piano
06-06-2006, 04:55 AM
Excellent work. I like the image of the guy from his back with the dragon flying in the sky. His hair and garments seem to flow so freely and synchronized uniformly.

justG
06-06-2006, 05:13 AM
Wow, this is just stunning. Thanks for the update!

- Gita

sihaya
06-06-2006, 05:19 AM
awesome stuff!!

Art2
06-06-2006, 06:55 AM
And we're not jealous - ArtRage isn't supposed to be every tool for everybody. It's supposed to do what it does well, and make it easy to use other applications to do what they do well.

Wow very well put Andy.
All these apps are just tools and I've found a way to integrate Artrage into my workflow. And as I said before: Artrage is all about fun.
You guys shouldn't be jealous at all, but proud :!:

Fashmir, I'm glad the expression worked well. I'd be more like "AaaarrghOMG!" when riding on a dragons back, but that's just errr me :D

Stephen, thank you! It's supposed to be a girl :D , but I guess it's hard to tell seeing her from the back.

justG, thank you. Hey, I promised to show the coloured version too :)

sihaya, thank you!

I'll be eating my Wacom if I win anything, cos there are entries that are simply breathtaking. Go take a look at the others (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/entries.php), great inspiration.

Thanks again guys. You're all so nice. Next pic I'll post will be entirly Artrage.