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Andrea
02-04-2010, 02:42 PM
This started as a widescreen desert landscape, then changed to a post-nuclear war wasteland, then after some more re-starting from scratch it finally turned to be a toxic mecha/creature emerging from an hole in the ground and attacking a lonely outpost -- basically a cheap Sparth rip-off :D -- it was an interesting exercise for getting more familiar with ArtRage nonetheless :)

Juz
02-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Gorgeous work Andrea.:):) Love that it evolved from changing ideas as you worked. Spectacular result.:eek:

The deformations of the pattern on the path look great ... did you end up opting for painter on those or go with AR ??

Evart
02-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Wow, nice job :)

Sketchism71
02-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Simply beautiful! I am fascinated by your work Andrea! I would love to watch you create on of these. They (you) are amazing!:eek::eek:

justjean
02-04-2010, 05:24 PM
Great painting and that sky/background is wonderful

L Skylar Brown
02-04-2010, 05:41 PM
This is so Totally Cool!!! Amazing!!!

Andrea
02-04-2010, 10:48 PM
@Juz : thanks mate! Well when I paint without needing to show a precise concept I often end up re-starting the same piece all over again till it looks at least a bit interesting :P The painting is (obviously :P) 100% ArtRage (I only used Photoshop for rezising and sharpening after resizing). The pattern-made stuff getting out from the creature is made in ArtRage with that brush I showed in the other thread (you can say it cos pieces are detached and not melted together along the path).

@justjean , @Evart , @L Skylar Brown :

@Sketchism71 : I tried recording myself while painting -- ages ago -- while using an on-line painting software. I am planning to record a little video of some ArtRage painting and put it together with the pdf I talked about in another thread ;) :P (that's if you all promise you won't laugh at my english ahah)

D Akey
02-04-2010, 10:58 PM
Don't know Sparth. Will have to look him up.

Be that as it may, this ROCKS!!!!!

Outstanding image. Combines old and new styles and a few in between. I really love the shapes.

Can't praise this one enough because it really appeals to the sci-fi fan and the illustrator in me. This is one of those 'wish I had painted that' pieces.

Well done.

Caesar
02-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Beh, se non hai familiaritÓ con Artrage e fai quello che ho visto fiono a questo, caro Andrea, io devo esserne proprio estraneo! Incredibile!

Well, if You're not familiar with Artrage and You do what I saw this far up to this, dear Andrea, I must be a complete stranger to it then! Incredible!

Andrea
02-04-2010, 11:20 PM
@D Akey : please don't look for Sparth's works, or you'll understand my ones are crappy ones :D

@Caesar : you're too kind mate! It's great that ArtRage has such an active and kind community, it also helps learning the software :)

Alexandra
02-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Outstanding painting with powerful emotion. Great talent Andrea!:)

uuderzo
02-04-2010, 11:25 PM
Andrea, you give a special alien mood to your paintings. I love them! Would love to see you in action a day!

YetiBite
02-04-2010, 11:28 PM
this is super pissed i love it!

as212
02-05-2010, 04:31 AM
Very powerful,love it.

alien23
02-05-2010, 06:36 AM
Amazing painting, I love these subjects

AT-TA
02-05-2010, 08:30 AM
Mysterious and interesting. Love when people are doing their own stuff... what they like... so that everybody's work comes out as an original ... as far as i see it..

flyashy
02-05-2010, 08:54 AM
Andrea!
This is completely & totally Awesome!!

I've always loved the sci-fi images ever since I got my first asimov! and always wondered how they did it...
Now I am gonna just wait for the tutorial!!
:D :D

Andrea
02-05-2010, 10:10 AM
@flyashy : if you love Asimov maybe you also love Simmons? His Hyperion saga is just amazing (I'm thinking to paint some "fan-art" for it sooner or later)

@AT-TA , @alien23 , @212 , @YetiBite : thanks for the feedback!!

@Uuderzo : you're really too kind mate :) I hope I can show you a pdf and/or video soon, and that it'll be interesting :)

mannafig
02-05-2010, 10:24 AM
Outstanding!!! :):)

SCP
02-05-2010, 12:14 PM
Wow Andrea! This looks great,mood,subject matter and design.Awesome work!:):):)

Valerie
02-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Wow what a fabulous piece of art.

flyashy
02-07-2010, 10:55 PM
Ah I do have the Hyperion saga in an ebook but haven't had time to read it yet.
*note to self: must make time!*
:)

Andrea
02-08-2010, 01:18 AM
I advice you to read it, it's a wonderful book if you like sci-fi -- it mixes Asimov-esque epic, Gibson-esque cyberpunk and much more. It even has very touching parts, not an average sci-fi novel at all. It is stuffed with inspiration for painting :)