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04-24-2006, 04:50 AM
I am actually working on a second, more elaborated animation draw in the excellent ArtRage. This one is about two children fantasying how it would be to live on a fun fair. I'm currently creating art work to define the look and style. I'll update this thread if I have something interesting new to show. :)


David M
04-24-2006, 05:05 AM

Man, this is just fantastic. More outstanding work from you!
The source of light in this work, and the sense of depth and dimension.... all wonderful.

Amazing! :!:

04-24-2006, 05:24 AM
:) Well my colleague above said it all, Wow and applause indeed. Nice work and so imaginative.Regards,Tony :)

04-24-2006, 05:50 AM
wow..thats amazing..the lighting is perfect for the picture........are you an illustrator?

04-24-2006, 05:54 AM
You have such a great style. Very enjoyable to view.

04-24-2006, 09:12 AM
Incredible and imaginative :)

04-24-2006, 11:17 AM
Oooh, this'll be great. You have a really neat style. Eagerly awaiting more!

04-24-2006, 12:49 PM
I love the rosy warm hues in the background with the sun and the ferris wheel, nice!

04-25-2006, 06:37 AM
Today's labour: The fun fair from a distance during day, evening and night. Done in Art Rage and Photoshop for the additions like stars/lights etc.




04-25-2006, 06:42 AM
these illustrations are wonderful. I love your style. Can't say anything else. :)

04-25-2006, 06:52 AM
are each object(including hills) on seperate layers?

and your work is really amazing :D

04-25-2006, 07:01 AM
Your paintings are outstanding, I love the atmosphere in them, the colors, the content, they make me want to smile. :D

04-25-2006, 07:05 AM
These images are very striking and definately stand out in a crowd. Great to see this kind of work being done in AR. You are taking such good advantage of the texture capabilities of this software.

04-25-2006, 07:15 AM

Yes, all the hills are done on seperate layers, tomorrow I will set this drawing out in a basic 3D set within After Effects so I'll be able fly to the fair with a camera. I hope. We'll see.


It's the texture I do it for, else I could just use Photoshop. And in Painter it takes me twice as much time to get a same sort of effect.

04-25-2006, 08:32 AM
i can imagine how it will go, with the hills sliding away, to the left and right, while approching the living festival... wow man really amazing!

and did you read that ambient team ;) less time it takes him less time on artrage than on painter hehehe! artrage rocks man!

04-25-2006, 09:16 AM
This is such fantastic work.
The way you use the colours and shading, the style, the theme - everything about this is great!

04-26-2006, 09:00 AM
It worked! :)

The valley shot in motion (http://leo.koekjes.net/stage/spunky/funfair_zoom_small.mpg)

Here's how I set up in After Effects:


04-26-2006, 09:09 AM
Fantastic looking scene, good work!

Aged P
04-26-2006, 09:26 AM
That is so clever and so beautiful!

04-26-2006, 10:06 AM
I just know I'm going to fall off my chair when I see the animation.
Yup... yup... I'm typing this from the floor now.
That is so massively cool. Wow!

04-26-2006, 10:20 AM
astounding! is this going to be an animated short movie?

04-26-2006, 11:10 AM
AAAAHHHHHHHHHH how in the hell it changed to night thats so amazing!!!!! i want to learn to do like that!!!!!!! i dont know what to say! AMAZING MAN REALLY AMAZING!

David M
04-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Um,... AndyRage..? May we assume that these sorts of apocalyptically stunning, ravishingly gorgeous, and brain-searingly COOL sorts of output will be available in ArtRage3?


04-26-2006, 12:51 PM
Um,... AndyRage..? May we assume that these sorts of apocalyptically stunning, ravishingly gorgeous, and brain-searingly COOL sorts of output will be available in ArtRage3?


Heh. No.
But Team Ambient is seriously considering putting an animated ArtRage into the product roadmap somewhere. It would probably be a different application to ArtRage - it would have the same painting features but an animators UI and tools as well. We wouldn't want to clutter ArtRage proper with too many tools. Better to split it off into a different product.

04-26-2006, 07:21 PM
Fantastic and thrilling idea AndyRage!! :D

04-26-2006, 08:47 PM
This work is indeed astonishingly great! ... and gives an idea of artrage potential....

Andy, I would definetly love to see an animated ArtRage. A real 2D animation software, natural media oriented, with artrage simplicity and efficiency, focused on traditional hand-drawn animation is something that we really miss in our today's digital world....
Considering a (still?) sweet pricing point and a Mac os port as Artrage already has, I would love it! :wink:

Some kind of Artrage+onion skinning+timeline ? :roll:

thnx for the good work, you artrager coders and artists!

04-26-2006, 11:04 PM
Beautiful, kid-appeal plus! (not to say that adults won't love it too). And the animation knocked my socks off.

04-26-2006, 11:52 PM
Well dont hold your breath. Software development is a very slow process, and we have a very busy roadmap.

04-27-2006, 02:54 AM
i had a dream the other day i was painting on people using artrage's brush it was cool, then when i woke up i had this idea, why not have it involve into 3d texturing, maybe like z-brush, but then again it will be saved like for artrage5 3d edition version ;) eheh.

04-27-2006, 06:40 AM
The scene I worked on today, a woman throwing darts. It's cool how diffuse you can go with the crayon tools to create a cozy and dreamy effect. :D



04-27-2006, 09:17 AM
Bakenius, this is brilliant! I love the colours and this diffuse effect. Great!

04-27-2006, 09:53 AM
Wow! Focal depth with ArtRage crayons! So inspiring!

04-27-2006, 10:08 AM
Oh wow this is fantastic.
'Warm and cozy' is exactly it. It's like a hug from mom!
The shading and lighting on the hand is awesome. The pose is perfect, the dynamics are perfect.
I'm just going to have to say it's all wonderful because I'm running out of superlatives.

04-30-2006, 10:31 PM
I've made some animated test how the rides might look like during the verses based on the long fun fair picture I posted earlyer on. :D


The moving version (http://leo.koekjes.net/stage/spunky/merry_test.mpg)


The moving version (http://leo.koekjes.net/stage/spunky/cups_test.mpg)

04-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Hehe... Bakenius :) What nice movies.. Very fresh..

Can we have more ?


04-30-2006, 10:43 PM
Man these are really fantastic. You have a great command of the tools at your disposal. I love 'em.

Aged P
04-30-2006, 11:12 PM
Totally stunning!

So beautiful, so well painted, so clever.


04-30-2006, 11:49 PM
Lovely, beautiful and very well done :D

05-01-2006, 06:13 AM
Remarkable gift you have. :D


05-01-2006, 07:18 AM
Remarkable gift you have. :D



05-01-2006, 08:49 AM
wow, brilliant , fantastic.......and then some!!!! :lol:

05-05-2006, 07:37 PM
Wow. How very heartwarming and inspiring and just plain beautiful.

- Gita

05-05-2006, 09:16 PM
Gotta love everything you have done, and anxiously looking forward to more. I am still blown away by your use of crayons, I messed around with them the other day after seeing your great artwork and didn't get much of a result with them. You have inspired me to keep trying though!

05-06-2006, 12:24 AM
These films are breathtaking! I wish I could go to the cinema one day and watch your 120 mins movie!

It reminds me Roxette "Joyride" hit, they had some funfair in the background in a clip, and elephant and rollercoaster :)


J. Baker
05-07-2006, 03:25 PM
WOW! This is some very nice work. This is why I bought ArtRage myself. To import images into KoolMoves for animation. It would be great to see an animator version of ArtRage. :wink:

05-07-2006, 09:52 PM
There are some really talented people, your one of them ! 8) Love your work.

05-07-2006, 10:06 PM
i missed the movie before.........

oh wow......just watched it, your very talented to have doen all this by yourself, :lol:

05-07-2006, 10:13 PM
yes I missed the movie too.. I was sat with my mouth open 8) :o

07-04-2006, 03:05 AM
Well, people... here is the fun fair animation I made with ArtRage in it's full glory. :)

Kermis Kinderen, 6 MB, wmv (http://student-kmt.hku.nl/~leo1/Spunky/kermis_med.wmv)

Copyright 2006: Spunky Productions, Amsterdam-Europe

florida girl
07-04-2006, 03:15 AM
bakenius, Very nice work!
wow..thats amazing..the lighting is perfect for the picture........Enchanter - ""are you an illustrator?"" Florida girl ~You must be an illustrator!
Masterfully & Wonderfully presented.

Aged P
07-04-2006, 03:34 AM
Simply magical!!


07-04-2006, 03:43 AM
That is simply fantastic! Magical, as Aged P said.


07-04-2006, 08:58 AM
That's brilliant. I had a big grin on my face while that was playing - it's such a sweet animation!

07-04-2006, 09:37 AM
How lovely! Marvelous illustration, animation, and very very complementary and catchy music! Thanks for sharing this with us. =)

- Gita

07-04-2006, 11:04 AM
this is by far the best i have seen yet, proffessional on every level
great work, in painting and animations, thanks for sharing,

07-07-2006, 01:56 PM
Inspiring. I don't understand the verbal language, but the visual and musical languages are clear and beautiful. Thanks for sharing what you have done.

07-09-2006, 05:25 PM
If only I could be a fly on the wall in your studio! Magnificent work!