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01-25-2010, 03:54 AM
Another ArtRage speedy. A classical portrait of an alien ambassador.
Resized to half its original resolution.

01-25-2010, 06:27 AM
I like it...Very interesting....:)

01-25-2010, 06:37 AM
Excellent Andrea!

01-25-2010, 06:49 AM
Andrea this is fabulous

01-25-2010, 07:59 AM
I thought maybe someone can be interested in some of the painting steps :

01-25-2010, 08:27 AM
Very nice. I wouldn't want a group of these landing in my front yard.

01-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Thanks to everyone for the feedback :)

He is actually a kind guy : currently his job is to lead the interstellar diplomacy in a delicate crisis between two planets. What started as a routine case soon developed into an intricate situation -- mainly cos one of the two planets is practically ruled by mafia (using a fictitious government). The poor ambassador was caught in such thoughts while the protocol required him to have a portrait painted by one of the Galactic Embassy painters.. which happens to be me ahah :D

That guy kept moving and talking to me, I did my best to somehow finish the painting. After I finished it he said that I made him look older than he is. People is never happy :)

01-25-2010, 09:43 AM
Like your style, its extremely weldone.

01-25-2010, 09:47 AM
Really good style! :) I wonder how did you realize the background texture...

01-25-2010, 12:02 PM
When I came to just the top of its head, I thought I was looking at a guy bending over with his butt in the air, but when I scrolled down, it is truely an alien. This alien has a butt head LOL. j.k. You did a great job on it. :D

01-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Just incredible work for being a speedy, Andrea! I like your story behind it as well! Gave me a giggle that's for sure but Evart's comment gave me even a bigger giggle with her butt comment. She's just too funny!

BTW....the stages of your painting are great and really gives one the perspective behind your creative mind! Well done!

01-25-2010, 05:40 PM
Nicely done. Great image, and yes, a classic.:D

01-25-2010, 06:02 PM
It's wonderful, espc. the suit :)

01-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Very imaginative design. I like it and the rendering is so good. :)

01-25-2010, 10:06 PM
Thanks to everyone! You're all so kind :)

The design of the head can be a bit weird yes, lol :D I wanted to create something uncommon, far from cliché and and from an humanoid approach. I imagined that big and soft head attached to an hard bone-like lower part. I don't think he is even supposed to "open" that mouth. Maybe sounds are getting our of the central crack, like modulated hisses.

Next ambassador will be a robot one (some early color sketches are already on my site but I wanna paint it again with ArtRage and a different style).

@uuderzo : the background texture is composed by a base layer of painting & palette knife + an "overlay" layer of some stickers noise + a "soft light" layer of a photo of the wall in my bathroom :)