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04-19-2006, 12:42 AM
Hi, I am a fan of Art Rage since version 1 and used it in many projects since, but just today I decided to check out the forum. To my suprise I couldn't find many people here who are using the crayon tool to good use.

So I thought it might be interesting to share some illustrations I've done in Art Rage lately. :)




04-19-2006, 01:36 AM
wow great work , brings me back to my childhood :)))

04-19-2006, 01:41 AM
Great drawings! makes a person feel "nice" inside :]

04-19-2006, 01:47 AM
Oh, these are all just marvelous! I'm not even sure I could pick a favourite if I tried. The mouse and the snail and the sheep are all too cute. And I love the idea of a snail puttering around in its house and occasionally sticking its head out the window! =] Thanks for sharing these, and welcome to the forums! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

- Gita

04-19-2006, 05:05 AM
looks like youre the crayon expert on this forum :lol: , brilliant pictures

04-19-2006, 07:53 AM
Hear hear! I love this kind of illustration. It is the stuff of childrens literature and imagination. Thanks for these great examples of the crayon tool.

04-19-2006, 08:38 AM
Ah, these are really great. They're a lot of fun, and really really well drawn.
Welcome to the forum, bakenius.


04-19-2006, 12:55 PM
Wow, Nice work bakenius! Really well textured. I think I like the last one best. You brought the sheep alive with your strokes and warm color. It's fantastic that you combined crayon with oil, and make a natural textured look.

04-19-2006, 03:43 PM
Nice to see some crayon work! I really enjoyed these, such fun :)

04-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Since people seem really interested in it, here's a fragment of how I brought these animals to life in Moho. :)


04-19-2006, 10:42 PM
Beautiful paintings and animations, I'm really glad you decided to show your skills as a painter and animator, I love them, as Sweedie say's, artrage and moho indeed fits well together. :D

04-19-2006, 11:02 PM
Wow! That animation is fantastic!
Very very cool! Thanks for posting that!


04-20-2006, 12:41 PM

Wow! Love them all and the animations too. Look forward to more.


04-21-2006, 12:43 AM

I like your style very much.. It's fresh, creative and positive..
I feel like a child, suddendly..

Thanks for that too..


04-21-2006, 03:14 AM
These are really nice pictures and animations. You wouldn't mind sharing your animation techniques would you? I have Moho, and I am purchasing Artrage. They seem to make a great combination for simple animations such as these. When I say simple, I mean easy to look at for younger children for example. I am interested in how much work it was to animate these. Anyway, great work!!

Looking forward to more. Please?!!! :D

Perhaps you have something on the Moho forum?

04-21-2006, 06:46 AM

In total I spend over a month on this animation (not just the animals but also on everything around it - it's about a little boy that is collecting money to help animals in the cold) First I start to draw every scene in ArtRage, then I export it to Photoshop to compile the characters and scenery, then export every part as an .png to Moho where I rig the characters for animation. Some effects though, like the snow, I've done with Adobe After Effects.

Here are some more images from this animation, you can see how I use Photoshop to make sharp selections using the pen tool to get a cut-out look. It about 160 hours to complete, but it's been worth it. :)





04-21-2006, 06:53 AM
Brilliant style, bakenius ! (goed gedaan!)

Really nice to see it come to life! Congratulations !

David M
04-21-2006, 06:55 AM
My gosh...! Your understanding of color and shading is really strong. I learn so much from studying the images on this forum, and yours have taught me a lot.

Allow me to spy on you some more, please! Show more of your wonderfully creative work! :!:

04-21-2006, 08:02 AM
I am stunned!! Absolutely amazing!!

04-21-2006, 10:14 AM
I can only humbly echo the comments that have preceded my own. Even if I didn't like the style I'd have to say that your work is technically brilliant, but I absolutely love the style as well, which just makes every post so much more of a treat. =]

- Gita

04-21-2006, 10:19 AM
I must add a me too to your list of praises. This crayon stuff is awesome!

04-21-2006, 10:40 AM
Ah, just brilliant. I love the style and the skill.

04-21-2006, 01:40 PM
bakenius - I am enjoying your talent. And I like the topic of your story too.


04-21-2006, 03:14 PM
Thank you so much for sharing. These are brilliant drawings, and the crayon really gives it a comforting feeling. Simply gorgeous!! Someday I would love to see the whole film. Congratulations on completing this work, may you have much success with it and others.

04-21-2006, 09:45 PM
these illustrations are definitely...
and firmly...

06-24-2006, 07:16 AM
Hi Guys!

It's been a while hasn't it? I'm happy to be able to post the first out of two animations I made earlier this year with all artwork done in ArtRage :)

1:39 - 6,3 MB (http://student-kmt.hku.nl/~leo1/Spunky/dieren_med.wmv)

The Lyrics are all in Dutch, so you probably won't understand a word of it, but it's basically a kid asking for money to help the animals in the cold. It's still interesting to look at the visuals right?

I hope to post the fun fair one as well some time next week.

06-24-2006, 07:25 AM
Wow! Really cool! (And a catchy tune, too!)

You've done a magnificant job. It is very impressive.


Aged P
06-24-2006, 08:00 AM
Bakenius the Genius!

Was that all Artraged?
Apart from the animating.

06-24-2006, 09:00 AM
Oh brilliant. Dewd, what can I say - that is just fantastic stuff.
You have a wonderful style.

That's a really fun and inspiring animation.

06-24-2006, 09:00 AM



06-24-2006, 10:39 PM
Love 'em all. Great work

06-25-2006, 02:13 AM
Congratulations on a job well done. Your satisfaction level must be huge after a project like this. Your love of the media and your storytelling abilities are quite evident.
Do you plan on collaborating for another film?

06-25-2006, 07:21 AM
What a lovely, charming animation. It's great to see you posting again, thanks for sharing this with us!

- Gita

06-25-2006, 07:04 PM
showed it to my family they enjoyed it as much as i did :)

06-26-2006, 04:21 PM
I just got to see this when I arrived here at Ambient this morning and I thought it was simply fantastic!

And now I can't get that tune out of my head either. catchy! =)

07-04-2006, 02:57 AM
Thank you all for your kind words!

For my next project I plan to collaborate with a 3D artist to combine my skills to create 'real' 3D worlds. :)

07-04-2006, 09:24 AM
Ooooooh, looking forward to seeing the result of that collaboration. =)

- Gita

07-09-2006, 12:14 PM
Very nice wrks,I like Them Very much.

07-09-2006, 02:02 PM
Holy cow! All that work and this is the outcome and it's brilliant! Brilliant!

Thank you. Thank you so much!

07-09-2006, 05:09 PM
WOW indeed! Nice work!

07-09-2006, 08:27 PM


07-15-2006, 06:39 PM
I love them!

07-19-2006, 01:28 AM
:) Wow, they have said it all, your unique style is simply wonderful. All are just charming and you are a master at them.Regards,Tony :)