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kenmo
05-19-2014, 04:30 AM
I call this illustration "Lonely Mr Bug" - Mr Bug finds himself all alone and searching the forest for his fair lady bug friend. Where is she he asks?

"Mr Bug" is a 3D model I created using Groboto 3D ver 3.5. An untextured render of Mr Bug was brought into Artrage where I colorized the critter and than hand painted the background using ArtRage 4.0 and my trusty Wacom Intuos tablet...

Cheers

Ken

kenmo
05-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Here's the Groboto model of Mr Bug before he was imported into ArtRage...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v137/p496343355-4.jpg

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v161/p388326055-4.jpg

stevemawmv
05-19-2014, 05:02 AM
Hello Ken...This is some interesting and fun stuff, especially considering the use of the two softwares to create "Lonely Mr Bug".
Really dig it....looking forward to more!
Take care,
Steve

Current:http://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?45586-Stevemawmv-Just-my-Paintings-(NEW-MAY15)/page57

D Akey
05-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Delightful.

gxhpainter2
05-19-2014, 06:06 AM
kenmo... really a delightful work, the 3D and the 2D painting work well and is a great painting/illustration...:):):)

MKROOT
05-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Very nice :)

Alexandra
05-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Adorable, Ken, love them.

pai
05-19-2014, 07:08 PM
It's so nice to see more and more members to create 3D softwares and Artrage together and share in this forum. I am so amazed you all talented artists created so much fun and interesting painting. Way to go, more please :)

silvy
05-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Love Mr Bug:):)

Caesar
05-20-2014, 08:24 PM
Your mechanical bug is amazing and looks somehow like the wise cricket of Pinocchio.

kenmo
05-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Cafe by the Sea



http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p429012293-5.jpg

Mediterranean of my mind, a place where the seekers, dreamers, lovers and loners converge and spend idle time dreaming of their past sins or thinking about future accomplishments....

I modeled the Cafe Village and the buildings in the distance in Hexagon3D. The arch I modeled in Groboto3D.

A digital illustration based on a 3D render and some digital painting techniques. Software used Vue Complete 2014, DAZ3D Studio, Photoshop Elements 11, ArtRage 4...

kenmo
05-20-2014, 11:08 PM
Cafe Village I modelled in Hexagon3D
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v139/p1055612183-4.jpg
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v122/p523125425-4.jpg


Church I also modelled in Hexagon3D
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v122/p297193038-4.jpg
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v75/p483681769-4.jpg

Arch was modelled in Groboto3D with some mesh touchup in Hexagon3D
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v179/p1033714668-5.jpg

Cheers

Kenmo

byroncallas
05-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Terrific work here. Thanks for showing a bit how you got there.
Love these pieces.

AndreaMG
05-22-2014, 06:32 AM
Cool stuff, make me want yo learn to use those fancy 3d programs :cool:

D Akey
05-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Nice sense of air. And pulling Venice up out of the water and drying it off is a great endeavor. Beautiful city.

Your scene is very beautiful. Colorful and detailed yet not cluttered. I'll have a 3D Cinzano, thanks.

stevemawmv
05-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Cool image Ken.....Makes me want to go somewhere...wish I were there!
Take care,
Steve

eighty+
05-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Hi Ken reminds of my old Beatle that Biege Colour when you saw another one on the Road you would Wave thats when ther wasn't many VW around ok the other

Stuff is beyond my Ken to high Tec !! .......Ken ok Congrats

MKROOT
05-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Good work :)

kenmo
05-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Journey from Desperation to Hope - inspired by the era of the Great Depression in North America, where many fled the farms and rural country homes to seek employment and prosperity in the urban cities of the USA and Canada...

Drawn digitally by hand using Artrage 4.0 and my Wacom Intuos tablet. Color correction using Photoshop Elements and Topaz Adjust plugin. For the tress I used my stencils which are available for downloading in this forum...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v157/p1065054066-4.jpg

MKROOT
05-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Very nice :) I like it. :)

coops
05-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Two wonderful paintings and how I would love to be sat in that cafe by the sea:)

D Akey
05-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Journey from Desperation to Hope - inspired by the era of the Great Depression in North America, where many fled the farms and rural country homes to seek employment and prosperity in the urban cities of the USA and Canada...

Drawn digitally by hand using Artrage 4.0 and my Wacom Intuos tablet. Color correction using Photoshop Elements and Topaz Adjust plugin. For the tress I used my stencils which are available for downloading in this forum...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v157/p1065054066-4.jpg

Fantastic! I love this one. A very strong theme with lots of emotional and thought provoking overtones I think everyone can relate to. I think you describe it well. And it's a heck of a good painting in and of itself.

justjean
05-24-2014, 03:17 AM
Wow Ken, you really know how to work those other programs and end up with beautiful paintings. Thanks for showing the steps :D

stevemawmv
05-24-2014, 03:25 AM
Good strong image....has meaning and punch to it.
Really like it Ken!
Take care,
Steve

jibes
05-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Super stuff Kenmo!

Alexandra
05-25-2014, 01:28 AM
These are so cool, Ken, love them.

Caesar
05-26-2014, 09:22 PM
In image I like of a sci-fi book series I loved!

silvy
05-27-2014, 04:33 AM
Great work!!:):)

kenmo
05-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Thanks all...appreciate your comments and feedback....

kenmo
05-28-2014, 10:30 AM
In Victorian England a couple take a stroll in the English countryside.

Rendered in Vue Complete 2014 with post work in Photoshop Elements 11, Topaz Adjust 5 & ArtRage 4.0...

Cheers

Ken

gxhpainter2
05-28-2014, 10:51 AM
kenmo, what a fantastic creation... how you blend all these tools together into a seamless world is amazing to me. this is the world at a gentler less crazy time.... very very nice.

Caesar
05-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Excellent Your last image too! You know how to deal with 3D for sure!

copespeak
05-28-2014, 08:23 PM
I really like your Victorian landscape Kenmo. The lighting/colouring is very unusual which gives it a slightly unreal feeling ...... Excellent!

D Akey
05-29-2014, 02:32 AM
Holy Mackerel! Isn't that goose walking on water?. . . Either that's a miracle (Say Hallelujah!), or I would definitely suggest not diving into that water.

Good image. Bringing that long ago time to life.

kenmo
05-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks for spotting that.... Here I fixed the walking on water swan...:o

SCP
05-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Awesome job Kenmo ! Nice to see your 3D work .:cool:

kenmo
05-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Thanks kindly....Appreciate the comments...

kenmo
05-30-2014, 01:00 PM
"Desert Snake" - modeled a very basic snake in Groboto and painted over the base mesh....

Cheers

Ken

copespeak
05-30-2014, 01:14 PM
What a beauty Kenmo! He looks very dangerous! :cool:

pai
05-30-2014, 06:22 PM
Awesome works to see how you combine 3D apps and Artrage. I really like the one the man walks with the doggie. Very lovely one.:D

kenmo
05-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Codespeak, Pai - thanks kindly...

D Akey
05-30-2014, 11:53 PM
The segmented snake looks like a sake tool. Nice allusions between the two kinds of snake. :):D

Clever punning around for plumbers.

AndreaMG
05-31-2014, 12:59 AM
Gprgeous "English countryside" painting :cool:

justjean
05-31-2014, 02:35 AM
more great combos Ken :):):):)

stevemawmv
05-31-2014, 04:24 AM
Hi Ken.....I really enjoy how you integrate your 3D models into artrage and seamlessly give us
outstanding artwork....English countryside is a great example of this....the snake is great too!
Take care,
Steve

Alexandra
05-31-2014, 05:06 AM
Hi Ken, the snake is fantastic, and I love the country side painting as well, beautiful!

Caesar
06-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Art and spiral geometry match here wonderfully!

pat1940
06-04-2014, 11:13 AM
What great creations Ken, so enjoyable to view, great job

kenmo
06-04-2014, 11:09 PM
Thanks all...it's ArtRage and my 3D apps that keep me sane....:cool::cool::cool:

silvy
06-05-2014, 05:13 AM
Great works....love the snake:cool:

Marilyn Anne
06-08-2014, 03:20 AM
It feels like a scene from Pride and Predjudice! Very romantic!

kenmo
06-12-2014, 04:52 AM
Thanks kindly Silvy and Marilyn Anne....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
06-12-2014, 10:40 PM
"Back Road Hot Rod" - Drew this between periods while watching on TV NHL's Stanley Cup Finals - LA Kings vs NY Rangers. Nice to see the Rangers win a game. I thought I was over due for a car illustration. An old hot rodded jalopy does some fast time on the backroads...

And this 3D render - "Sunset Play"

Cheers

Ken

D Akey
06-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Great! Love the time of day on the pastoral with the kids and sheep. I half expect them to be moving in a story.

I would make a comment since you're using ArtRage to enhance the 3D stuff, I would recommend that you break up where your objects meet the ground. The pool table clean bases imply a flatness to both the ground and base of the objects indicating an artificial relationship.

In the real world, you would see at the very least irregularity of the grass or plants or objects or slight variance of the dirt breaking up that base (to our eye). It's a small detail that you can easily enhance when you have your 2D picture. In the 3D world, it may matter or not, depending on your style and the degree of illusion of reality you're going for. In AR you can sample the color from the ground that's already touching the bases of the objects so any breaking up the edges should be fairly seamless.

Oh, and PS: that breaking up the ground would also be for the cast shadows, depending on the angle and nature of the ground.

stevemawmv
06-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Hi Ken.... love the rendered lighting and shadow effects in "Sunset Play", as for 'Hotrods down county roads', love it!
Always been a big fan for old cars, and always enjoy seeing your paintings of them....
Take care friend,
Steve

pat1940
06-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Hi Ken, just loved these paintings, such a pleasure to view

Caesar
06-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Two stunning images again: a bucolic golden hour and an ancient time rally ... Unbelievable atmospheres.

eighty+
06-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Hi Ken That hot rod reminds of an old Rover 75 with the running boards and two big head lights

if I remember you could pull a lever to three wheel :D:D:D:D:D:D:D POZDRAWSKI

hcwswdj
06-13-2014, 10:44 PM
very lovely bug!

kenmo
06-13-2014, 11:04 PM
D Akey - appreciate your comments on the ground. Yes I agree I must try that next time.

Stevemawmv, Pat1940, Caesar, Eighty++, Hcwswdj - many thanks for the comments...


:cool::cool::cool::cool:

AndreaMG
06-14-2014, 06:25 AM
First one is so lovely, second one is more playful, great work indeed. :cool:

SCP
06-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Very nice kenmo,mate you make me want to go draw a hot rod now ?! lol ;):cool:

coops
06-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Love that car Ken, well done:)

kenmo
06-17-2014, 12:07 AM
Very nice kenmo,mate you make me want to go draw a hot rod now ?! lol ;):cool:

SCP - I'd love to see one of your hot rods or cars... :-)

AndreaMG, Coops, - Thanks kindly....

kenmo
06-21-2014, 10:58 AM
The Sentinel - This is a combo 3D-2D image. The sentinel and castle are 3D elements I rendered in DAZ3D Studio. rest of the image I sketched and painted in Artrage 4.0. I also used ArtRage to compose the 3D & 2D elements together into a single image...

justjean
06-21-2014, 01:37 PM
3 great scenes, Ken but do love that first one

stevemawmv
06-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Cool scene Ken....Good job on your Sentinel character, I find your mixed software creations quite interesting and very well done.
Thinking about trying something myself, but I got to get out of my current 'Faces' phase first.
Again, very well done!
Take care,
Steve

kenmo
06-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Cool scene Ken....Good job on your Sentinel character, I find your mixed software creations quite interesting and very well done.
Thinking about trying something myself, but I got to get out of my current 'Faces' phase first.
Again, very well done!
Take care,
Steve

A few years ago I purchased "The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics" by Freddie E Williams II - http://www.amazon.ca/DC-Comics-Guide-Digitally-Drawing/dp/0823099237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403319228&sr=8-1&keywords=freddie+E+williams+II

The author mentioned he often uses Google Sketchup models when drawing for comic books. He explained he modeled the buildings and town that is often used in one of the books he was drawing for. By creating a 3D model it can be used over and over again at many different angles and giving a consistency to surroundings throughout the book....

eighty+
06-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Blimey. Ken. Here's you wandering around in fantasy land and I'm still at loss with Layer's congrats

D Akey
06-22-2014, 02:30 AM
Cool! Very tough looking. It's all got a great fantasy medieval feel as if from a video game. Love the colors and camera angle. He feels very solid and muscular.

It's a really great piece Kenmo! Bravo!

The detail that catches my eye a little is how you have the rigid metal breastplate armor twisting with his supple body around the stomach. But in a fantasy world with magic and so on, such things can happen where materials behave as designed by the forgers and armorers and mages. Very cool.

kenmo
06-24-2014, 02:44 AM
D Akey - always enjoy your comments on my stuff... :-)

Eighty ++ - ditto...

:cool::cool::cool::cool:

gxhpainter2
06-24-2014, 02:49 AM
Ken.. branching out into other scenes, nicely done !

Caesar
06-24-2014, 04:54 AM
A most amazing image out of Your magical hat! Great. It reminds me of Shrek!

AndreaMG
06-24-2014, 05:52 AM
He looks so funny, like the crow too :cool: Regards

SCP
06-24-2014, 06:39 AM
A few years ago I purchased "The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics" by Freddie E Williams II - http://www.amazon.ca/DC-Comics-Guide-Digitally-Drawing/dp/0823099237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403319228&sr=8-1&keywords=freddie+E+williams+II

The author mentioned he often uses Google Sketchup models when drawing for comic books. He explained he modeled the buildings and town that is often used in one of the books he was drawing for. By creating a 3D model it can be used over and over again at many different angles and giving a consistency to surroundings throughout the book....

Yes a Great Book ,I have that one in my collection!
Well done on your 3D/2D Fantasy creation Kenmo !:cool::cool:;)

pai
06-24-2014, 03:37 PM
Amazing and stunning 2D/3D art again from you, Kenmo. Love those details you did in all. I love the "Sunset Play" a lot, it feels not just 3D but also like a very classic painting, love how you did the sky there too and then move my eyes down to the details on the kids and the background in the farm. I like how it takes me to the imagination and travel inside that painting. Great setting to me as well love that classic historical kind of color palette. Simply love it. :)

byroncallas
06-24-2014, 06:28 PM
Hey, that's really quite cool. Good work and good fun.

kenmo
06-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Gxpainter - Yeah, after a while I get a little tired of painting/drawing cars as I spend so much of my summer at car shows with my old Corvette and photographing cars & hot rods...

Caesar,AndreaMG & SCP - Thanks kindly...

Pai - I think most raw 3D renders are too clean, it's the post work in apps like ArtRage, Painter, Gimp, Photoshop that helps make them seem more paintery...

Byroncallas - thanks kindly

Cheers

Ken

pat1940
06-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Just fantastic work Ken, love viewing your paintings

kenmo
06-26-2014, 11:52 PM
Thanks kindly Pat...

eighty+
06-27-2014, 12:42 AM
Ken. Screaming they took me to the dungeon's. Where I bash my head agains the wall ;):D:D:D:D:D

After that Ken POZDRAWSKI

Alexandra
06-27-2014, 12:47 AM
Hey Ken, I love medieval scenes, great work.:):):):):)

kenmo
07-08-2014, 04:08 AM
Eighty++ - appreciate the comments...

Alexandra's - thanks kindly...

Belvrog
07-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Wow Ken, I love "Journey from Desperation to Hope". It's really really good in many aspects. Fantastic mood. :cool::cool::cool::cool:

coops
07-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Nice work again Ken, well done:)

kenmo
07-09-2014, 01:41 AM
"Lady on a Bridge" -- Another digital illustration using Vue Complete 2014 and digital touchups using ArtRage... Color correction using Photoshop via plugin Topaz Adjust...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v130/p884530285-5.jpg

stevemawmv
07-09-2014, 02:20 AM
Hi Ken....Lady on a bridge is beautifully rendered, would like to see it a bit larger though. Also enjoyed viewing your
art at your web site, cool renderings, paintings and pic's.
Take care friend,
Steve

kenmo
07-09-2014, 05:06 AM
Thanks kindly Steve...

Here's a bit bigger version. Click on the image to enlarge. Does this help?

Cheers

Ken

stevemawmv
07-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Thanks Ken....

D Akey
07-09-2014, 07:25 AM
Really cool staging, though for me the girl is less interesting than that stunning environment. Maybe it means I'm getting older. . . But that's an amazingly dramatic and rather ornamental bridge. I saw an old anime a long time ago where they had a castle that was combined with more modern stuff as well and it had a particular modern fantasy flavor as a result. I had to look up the origins of the ribbed umbrella and it's anywhere between the 17-1800s depending on which umbrella you're considering the first of its kind. So for me, when I see a castle and a woman who looks somewhat Victorian, it's like getting 2 periods for the price of one and it creates an interesting mix. I'm sure that the Europeans would say "naturally". But it's all so removed from my present world and I go back in movies where they usually isolate it in a time and kinda hold to that with all their detailing. So when I see it mixed somewhat, it's a whole new thing for me, which I can appreciate.

If it were up to me, and depending on how much time you want to put into your rendering in touch up, all the trees on the right side of the river which are of varying distance from us are sort of blending together into a single undifferentiated mass, defying clarity of depth. Owing to overlap I can kind of figure out where stuff is, but I have to work at it. As such, you may want to consider grouping your depths and clarifying depth of field according to values, especially when they're the same kinds of trees with similar color leaves. Eg, the bigger close to us tree could have some light hitting it while the far segment on the other side of the bridge (still on the right) could have a different lighting or color or whatever. Owing to the complexity of the tree models you used, you would perhaps leave this one and when you do the next, try to light it in a way where it would separate somehow.

But that's just a small thing for all the juicy detail and elements in this great picture. What a terrific image. Really first rate, Kenmo. . .Bravo! :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):)

copespeak
07-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Kenmo, that is an absolute stunner! :cool: :cool: :cool:

gxhpainter2
07-09-2014, 09:08 AM
wow kenmo what are you on?!!? Have they done something to the water in Halifax!? :rolleyes::rolleyes::cool::cool: your art has jumped several levels of skill and complexity recently... this is just fantastic work :cool::cool::cool:

SCP
07-09-2014, 09:20 AM
That is awesome Kenmo ! Like the composition,the sky and nice touch with the ship in the background.:cool::cool:;)

Caesar
07-09-2014, 07:03 PM
A most credible brand new world, ready to be created on a 3D printer and to be happily populated. An utmost impressive outcome, dear friend!

kenmo
07-10-2014, 06:03 AM
If it were up to me, and depending on how much time you want to put into your rendering in touch up, all the trees on the right side of the river which are of varying distance from us are sort of blending together into a single undifferentiated mass, defying clarity of depth. Owing to overlap I can kind of figure out where stuff is, but I have to work at it. As such, you may want to consider grouping your depths and clarifying depth of field according to values, especially when they're the same kinds of trees with similar color leaves. Eg, the bigger close to us tree could have some light hitting it while the far segment on the other side of the bridge (still on the right) could have a different lighting or color or whatever. Owing to the complexity of the tree models you used, you would perhaps leave this one and when you do the next, try to light it in a way where it would separate somehow.



I love and agree with your suggestion. I must give this a try next time... Many thanks for the feedback....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
07-10-2014, 06:04 AM
Kenmo, that is an absolute stunner! :cool: :cool: :cool:

Once in awhile I get lucky.... Thanks kindly....:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
07-10-2014, 06:05 AM
Gxhpainter, SCP & Caesar...thanks for comments and feedback... Much appreciated...

AndreaMG
07-10-2014, 06:56 AM
One word only: OUTSTANDING :cool:

kenmo
04-12-2015, 04:39 AM
Elephant was modeled in Sculptris, the dungeon modeled in Hexagon3D ver 2.5. Both models were textured in 3DCoat ver 3. The scene was then rendered in e-onsoftware's Vue. The image was further detailed in ArtRage with some color correction in Photoshop.

My inspiration for this image was one of my favorite fantasy stories, Robert E. Howard's "Tower of the Elephant" in his Conan series...

This was a reworking of an image I did a few years ago. I added the rat via DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

Bobbi
04-12-2015, 05:40 AM
Last year when I was dealing with health problems, I obviously missed seeing these fascinating works. The 3D quality you give to your paintings is intriguing to me. Well done Kenmo!!

D Akey
04-13-2015, 05:19 AM
What a curious image! It's a little like Dumbo's Circus has fallen on lean times. And when they came to town, set up, but were unable to pay their nut, and they get thrown into debtors prison, he and his buddy the mouse. My guess is that they're going to bust out and fly away. His flappy ears look like they're still serviceable.

Took a lot of imagination, no doubt. I like the idea of using 3-D models to paint from. There's also the possibility of painting on them and manipulating them as well. I'm not quite sure what your process was on this, but I think the outcome is really nice and clear what's going on and thus making it about the story. And I know you have a great fondness for story-telling illustrators and painters. So I think on that level you've really reached it. Well done!

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

Caesar
04-14-2015, 12:50 AM
I remeber of the Tower of the Elephant and of Conan in an old Marvel Comix of decades ago. This is the funny, parodistic, contemporary version I guess ...LOL;):o

kenmo
04-14-2015, 10:58 AM
Here is my base render (rendered in e-onsoftware's Vue)...

Cheers

Ken

kenmo
04-14-2015, 11:06 AM
Here is the prisoner whom I modeled from scratch in the free 3D sculpting software Sculptris [ http://pixologic.com/sculptris/ ] and then brought into Hexagon3D [see attached image] for a bit of detailing. More info on Hexagon3D ver 2.5 here. http://www.daz3d.com/hexagon-2-5-download-version

Currently selling for $19.95. despite it's low price it is a very capable 3D modeler but sadly has not be updated in at least 6 years causing frequently crashes in Windows 7. Not sure what the future will be for Hexagon3D.

Caesar
04-14-2015, 08:08 PM
You worked on it like with plasticine! Outstanding!

eighty+
04-14-2015, 09:26 PM
HI Ken I like your Bug but its beyond my Ken ok CIAO IVAYA CON DIOS

kenmo
11-19-2015, 12:07 PM
I've been busy with my digital photography, I must have taken over 5,000 photos last spring, summer and fall. Not all of them keeps but I do shot in RAW meaning any keepers I have to process, so it is very time consuming. I thought I would give Lightroom & Photoshop a night off. So I fired up my old friend Artrage only to find out there is an update....YAY...

Grobo-car - My vision of a hot rod of the future powered by a clean energy source and has dual wheels in the rear, making it a 6 wheel vehicle.

A car which has performance and energy efficient. I created the car in Groboto which is a 3D modeling application. I then brought the base render into Artrage 4.5 where I painted over the image and applied a gradient. I used Photoshop for color correction and applied a texture to the background and added some noise to the car.

http://kenmo.fineartamerica.com/
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/

D Akey
11-19-2015, 12:27 PM
Cool stuff! Hahaha. I had not before seen the elephant with the spittoon -- or piss pot, or whatever. I can just hear it now with him rehearsing his speech on how he lost 200 pounds in 4 years, peppering it with <hock. . . spitooi. . .DING!> (USA Political humor as the elephant is the symbol of one of the major parties.)

Nice futuristic car. A couple 3D images coming into your thread - one whimsical, the other mechanical. Cool.

Caesar
11-19-2015, 09:25 PM
It looks like You updated Your Avatar ... LOL:o;) I like this drawing very much and its clean and neat style. I wonder if the background turned into orange muted tones may make the car further emerge.:rolleyes:

kenmo
11-22-2015, 04:23 AM
Caesar, is this what you had in mind? I think you maybe onto something.... Cheers

88243

kenmo
11-22-2015, 05:09 AM
Here is the base render of the 3D model I created in Groboto3D. I used this as my under painting (I believe that is the correct term).

88245

gxhpainter2
11-22-2015, 09:18 AM
Nice work Ken, great to hear from you again, since you live in such a beautiful area no wonder you are so busy with photographs. try putting one of your photos into ArtRage as a tracing image and then you can paint it using its colors and the brush preset of your choice. although I would tweak any photo to add some saturation etc to make it pop more as a painting.... just a thought...

kenmo
11-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Retro Red Exotic - An exotic sportscar of the future borrowing some styling from cars of the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Another car created the car in Groboto & ArtRage 4.5 with some slight tweaking in Photoshop CC 2015.

Enug
11-28-2015, 08:02 PM
A wonderful result from your combination of software. Great stuff!

pat1940
11-29-2015, 09:28 AM
Ken, these are super, love that bright red, great work

kenmo
11-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Thanks kindly Pat...

Sketching from various photo references found on the web, a 1929 Ford Model A business coupe to be used in a Christmas illustration I'm working on... No 3D used in this sketch of the '29 Ford... All down in Artrage....

Caesar
11-30-2015, 09:30 PM
What a cutie! How could you ever get such a neat, wonderful image? The red car is also marvellous and even sensual I'd say ...

kenmo
12-07-2015, 12:05 PM
I finally found a home for the 1929 Ford Model A Business Coupe and created this image. And thought up a little story to go with it....

On Christmas Eve of yesteryear, a father drives his Model A Ford home from work, stopping along the country road to forage for a suitable Christmas tree.

A young lad in the company of his companion dog, pulls his sled homeward with a cargo of a freshly cut fir tree.

Everything was sketched and painted in ArtRage 4.5 except for the boy & dog. They were rendered in DAZ & exported as a jpeg. and painted over in ArtRage. I did use in ArtRage some custom stencils I created for the trees. Matter of fact the stencils are available on this form in the supplies section. The Model A was created in Artrage using reference photos from the net.

Photoshop CC 2015 was used for some color correction and resizing.

Cheers

Ken

justjean
12-07-2015, 05:32 PM
always a pleasure to stop in and see your paintings and stories, Ken

kenmo
12-13-2015, 05:56 AM
Another car doodle....88461

D Akey
12-13-2015, 01:05 PM
What fun! Love experimenting with 3 and 2D. I really like that old Model T (?) in the winter scene. It fits with some of that the old time graphic arts treatment where we have a straight on side shot without perspective. It feels antique in a way, which is a very good thing when thinking of tradition.

Happy Newfoundland to you and a Merry Christmas as well.

(leastwise I think you're from Newfoundland. . . If not, you get the intention anyway.)

:):):):):):cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):)

AndreaMG
12-14-2015, 04:36 AM
Love your extreme cars, I wonder how can someone drive with that huge motor but there must be a way :cool::cool:

kenmo
12-14-2015, 10:17 AM
D Akey - thanks for the kind words and comments. I live in Nova Scotia which is near to Newfoundland...:cool::cool::cool:

AndreaMG - Yeah, that huge motor would produce some blindspots... :eek::eek::eek::eek: Image was meant to be more of a cartoon or "Hot Wheels" type of sketch....:cool::cool:

AndreaMG
12-15-2015, 09:33 AM
AndreaMG - Yeah, that huge motor would produce some blindspots... :eek::eek::eek::eek: Image was meant to be more of a cartoon or "Hot Wheels" type of sketch....:cool::cool:

Yeah of course, Vin used to drive one of those in F&F, unfortunately here in Italy traffic laws are very strict, I think I would be arrested if caught driving one of those, I remember when I was in California and looking at those bigfoots actually cruising around or cars with motorized suspensions made me a bit envious :o:o

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DavidKingStudio
12-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Ha! I didn't realize you were a fellow F.A.S. HAMB'er Ken. ;) Nice job on that Model A scene. :cool:

kenmo
12-19-2015, 03:53 AM
Ha! I didn't realize you were a fellow F.A.S. HAMB'er Ken. ;) Nice job on that Model A scene. :cool:

Thanks kindly....just posted two images to the weekly Friday Art show on the HAMB... How about...post anything to this week's show?

Cheers

Ken

D Akey
12-19-2015, 04:51 AM
I had to look up what HAMB stood for. Hahah. Funny.

Enjoying the ride. Go man go!!!!!!

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
02-16-2016, 11:41 AM
Billy Bishop glances over his shoulder at the plumenting German plane he has just shot down while an approaching German pilot opens fire from above.

William Avery Bishop is credited with 72 victories in the air and was a Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War. He is considered Canada's top pilot of WWI.

In this illustration I have Bishop flying the French built Nieuport 17 with the top mounted Lewis machine gun. The Royal Flying Corps found the fuselage mounted Vickers guns to be unreliable and often had them omitted. The Vickers machine gun was synchronised to fire through the propeller.

Artrage, Painter & Photoshop used in this creation....

Cheers

ken

Caesar
02-16-2016, 09:12 PM
:eek::cool::D:D:D:D:D:D
It looks like a picture, but it couldn't be, since color aerial pictures didn't exist during IWW!

In that period our ace, Francesco Baracca (34 victories against Austrian pilots and shot down from an unexpected shooting from ground) flew a Nieuport too, a dash eleven though, we were building under licence then.
I tell You this for a curiosity: the Ferrari prancing horse was actually exactly his personal arms painted on the plane and was resumed by Enzo Ferrari in his memory.

gxhpainter2
02-17-2016, 06:46 AM
wow great work on this Ken.... love it!...

kenmo
02-18-2016, 04:04 PM
Thanks kindly Caesar and Gary. Appreciate the feedback....

Enug
02-19-2016, 12:21 AM
Very fine detail on the plane and love those clouds too! :)

kenmo
05-09-2016, 10:44 AM
Supercharged Coupe - Supercharged Coupe
A light bodied hot rod built around a 1933 or 34 coupe body and powered with a supercharged big block V-8. Now that's power!!!

Created digitally on my computer with digital apps and my Wcom Tablet. I used a 3D model from 3DWarehouse as a reference for the illustration.

Caesar
05-09-2016, 08:45 PM
Impressive wheeled beauty! I just wonder why the fron and the rear wheel show a different graphical treatment (i.e. the black thick arched line)

gxhpainter2
05-10-2016, 05:45 AM
looks like rolling thunder to be sure Kenmo!...

D Akey
05-11-2016, 12:07 AM
I thought I heard some heavy metal thunder. Great seeing your work again. Bet you've been a hit at the auto shows, between your photography, your painting and 3D stuff, and I would guess you may also be into auto design and mechanics?

Go cat go!!!!!!! Fire up the jalopy and lay some rubber!!!!!!!

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
05-19-2016, 01:16 AM
Impressive wheeled beauty! I just wonder why the fron and the rear wheel show a different graphical treatment (i.e. the black thick arched line)

Thanks for pointing that out, I agree the rear wheel line is a little too think. It needs to be adjusted...:):):)

kenmo
05-19-2016, 01:18 AM
I thought I heard some heavy metal thunder. Great seeing your work again. Bet you've been a hit at the auto shows, between your photography, your painting and 3D stuff, and I would guess you may also be into auto design and mechanics?

Go cat go!!!!!!! Fire up the jalopy and lay some rubber!!!!!!!

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

I do own a 1960 Corvette which I restored in 1983. Which I take to local car shows and summer cruises. So I do mechanical work on my own Vette and daily driver (2008 Buick Allure)...

kenmo
05-20-2016, 03:06 AM
Airship Over Future City

A steam powered airship flies over a distant, future city in dystopian world. I modeled the airship in Hexagon3D & Groboto. The buildings are the dystopian city blocks from Cornucopia3D. Scene was rendered in Vue Complete 2015 using the NPR settings. With details and adjustments made in Photoshop CC 2015 & ArtRage 4.5.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7722/27047993866_564dbf9fe4_b.jpg

pat1940
05-29-2016, 11:07 AM
Ken always a joy to see your wonderful art

kenmo
10-08-2016, 04:21 AM
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An old fishing boat awaiting repairs. Digital painting I created using Corel Painter 2017, & ArtRage 4.5. Color adjustment done in Photoshop CC 2015.5 Reference was a photo I took with my Nikon D3300.

L Skylar Brown
10-08-2016, 09:08 AM
You do such fine works!

Caesar
10-10-2016, 08:17 PM
Astounding artpiece! Congrats, dear friend!

Ava Jarvis
10-11-2016, 09:15 AM
Very nice! Masterful brush stroke work, wonderful.

AndreaMG
10-16-2016, 02:53 AM
Airship Over Future City

A steam powered airship flies over a distant, future city in dystopian world. I modeled the airship in Hexagon3D & Groboto. The buildings are the dystopian city blocks from Cornucopia3D. Scene was rendered in Vue Complete 2015 using the NPR settings. With details and adjustments made in Photoshop CC 2015 & ArtRage 4.5.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7722/27047993866_564dbf9fe4_b.jpg

Truly Love it!! The texture in the sky which ideally reflects the skyscrapers and the cartoony style are terrific :cool:

kenmo
12-24-2016, 01:09 AM
I created this image in 2010. I thought the reindeer where getting a little old and needed a bit of rest. So I designed the old gent this hot rod sled. Besides PETA was starting to get on his case...

The sleigh is a 3D model I created in Sketchup, the landscape is also 3D and I created it in Vue Complete ver 9, the trees, deer & Santa were digitally painted in ArtRage Studio Pro ver 3. Final image was also composited in ArtRage with some color correction and resizing done in Photoshop Elements 9 & Topaz Adjust ver 4 (Photoshop plugin)...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p532433682-5.jpg

Merry Christmas everyone....all the best in 2017!!!!!

kenmo
01-06-2017, 08:25 AM
Another one of my 3D / 2D digital illustrations....I did this over Christmas, completing in the New Year...

I titled it "The Scolding" or when a Dog's Gotta Go, It's Gotta Go!!!

In the tenement living area of a large urban city some where in North America of the 1950s,
a youth is scolding his dog for urinating on a fire hydrant. His female companion looks on in disbelief,
and a local cat hisses displeasure at the incident.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v183/p2158740947-5.jpg

Influenced by the art and story telling of legendary cartoonist Will Eisner.

nikon2704
01-08-2017, 01:06 AM
very pleasant, really. All the best for your work......

nikon2704
01-08-2017, 01:10 AM
90902

An old fishing boat awaiting repairs. Digital painting I created using Corel Painter 2017, & ArtRage 4.5. Color adjustment done in Photoshop CC 2015.5 Reference was a photo I took with my Nikon D3300.

Yes, itīs very, very beautiful artwork. Nice colors and suitable brushes too.

gxhpainter
01-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Another one of my 3D / 2D digital illustrations....I did this over Christmas, completing in the New Year...

I titled it "The Scolding" or when a Dog's Gotta Go, It's Gotta Go!!!

In the tenement living area of a large urban city some where in North America of the 1950s,
a youth is scolding his dog for urinating on a fire hydrant. His female companion looks on in disbelief,
and a local cat hisses displeasure at the incident.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v183/p2158740947-5.jpg

Influenced by the art and story telling of legendary cartoonist Will Eisner. Wow kenmo in looking over
the quality and diversity of your work is astounding. I really love the quality of the painting when
you incorporate a painterly finish to the 3D depth of field, or in the case of the abandoned boat the
rich textural finish... so talented and so creative...:):):):cool::cool::cool::cool:

kenmo
01-17-2017, 07:19 AM
Thanks kindly Gary & others for viewing and commenting....

Caesar
01-19-2017, 11:07 PM
WOW! I like this boat painting and its style so much!

kenmo
02-13-2017, 07:22 AM
This a decal I made for a 3D model I am creating.

It's a hot rod build shop that exists in only my mind.
Decal was created using the latest version of ArtRage 5.0 (90% of work) with some touchup (color, cropping, text addition and some texturing) in Photoshop CC 2017.

byroncallas
02-13-2017, 07:54 AM
Kenmo, I had not seen your thread. Was fun to work through it this morning. GREAT stuff. Varied and inventive. Wonderful.

D Akey
02-13-2017, 10:52 AM
Very cool idea. Post-apocalyptic -- a Mad Max style savengers' outpost.

Caesar
02-14-2017, 01:40 AM
Absolutely cool! Bravo!

kenmo
05-13-2017, 05:53 AM
Boats Waiting in Calm Waters...

Digitally created using a photo I took 10 years ago at Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia and Photoshop CC 2017, Corel Painter 2017 & ArtRage 5.0.

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gxhpainter
05-13-2017, 06:21 AM
wow this is beautifully rendered and colored...hope you print this out for yourself if no one else..try WhiteWall they will ship right to your door
and have a wide variety of printing substrates.. I have tried them all and was very happy with the pricing and quality.

kenmo
07-02-2017, 01:58 AM
Guardian of the Woods...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v128/p2323291311-5.jpg

Revision of an older image I did. The image was hand painted except for the animals. They are 3D renderings exported from DAZ 3D Studio as png images and composited into the painting...

A mythical ent is the gathering place for the young, weak and meek dwellers of the forest who seek protection from unseen evil and threats.

abby-helen
07-02-2017, 12:27 PM
kenmo, spooky and fun --- love the colors.

Abby-Helen

kenmo
11-24-2017, 05:23 AM
Reading HannahRage's comment in Painting with photos in this thread here: https://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?53516-cloner

Got me thinking as I'm pretty active during the summer in landscape and automotive photography.

I thought I would try her suggestion on a couple of my photos.




To get the thick paint textures, paint underneath the imported image with thick oil paint, and it will show through above as brush strokes. Or you can paint directly into the imported layer with an empty (0% loading) Oil Brush or a palette knife.




A View of Bangor


http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2639907442-5.jpg


Chruch steeples dominate the summer skyline of the quaint town of Bangor, Maine USA.

Digital illustration I created using Photoshop CC 2018, Topaz Studio Impression and ArtRage 5.0.

Reference was a digital photo I took in Bangor a few years ago. The distant birds I painted in.




Rural Church in Autumn Colors

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2632958444-5.jpg

A rural church in a peaceful rural setting is surrounded by the colors of autum foliage while over head seagulls are in flight

A digital illustration I created on my computer using my Wacom Intous tablet, Photoshop CC 2018, Topaz Studio Impression and ArtRage 5.0.

I used a very old 35mm photo I took many years ago and scanned it into my computer with my Epson photo scanner.

eighty+
11-24-2017, 06:32 AM
great work ken my mind is blown away ok :D CIAO SLAINTE

gxhpainter
11-24-2017, 07:41 AM
wow these turned out great especially the bottom one love the dramatic lighting and impressionistic color and brushwork.

kenmo
11-29-2017, 08:01 AM
Female Pike Guard - Warrior

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2645335900-5.jpg

As a youth I was a big fan of the art of Barry Windsor-Smith, especially his work on Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian series and the literary fantasy works of Robert E Howard (Conan, King Kull, Solomon Kane).

Caesar
11-30-2017, 12:11 AM
Hi, dear Kenmo!

Your recent works after my long absence show a really stunning evolution and improvement of Your always remarkable skills!

D Akey
12-05-2017, 07:51 AM
Nice pike guard. Getting into 3D figures to enhance your other 3D work. Cool.

She has a look a little like she would exist very comfortably in the Mad Max universe.

D Akey
12-05-2017, 09:14 AM
Also wanted to note that I really like the town paintings. Like as if it has your own flair after lunch with Edward Hopper.

kenmo
02-27-2018, 04:38 AM
Thanks kindly for the replies and views....



http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2752942692-5.jpg

Evening Flight Over the City - another one of my comic book type digital illustrations using 3D elements. I modeled the spaceship in Groboto3D & 3D Coat. And 2D sketching (ArtRage 5.0). Photoshop was used for compositing, color adjustments and final touchup....

gxhpainter
02-27-2018, 05:22 AM
nice work Kenmo you have integrated the 3D into the city nicely... like the blues against the golden smog .

D Akey
02-27-2018, 05:31 AM
Cool. The future of the hotrod.

kenmo
03-02-2018, 01:14 PM
Thanks kindly for the views and comments...

Another comic book illustration...

The Sorceress Mage

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2642483581-5.jpg

D Akey
03-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Hot stuff!

Nice one Kenmo!

gxhpainter
03-05-2018, 08:49 AM
wow really nice work on this, the sorceress is excellent, but I like the way you have integrated her into that background... a rich tapestry of color forms and textures.

kenmo
03-06-2018, 01:31 AM
War Beast

A massive and very powerful melee fighter.

Another one of my sword & sorcery inspired fantasy characters.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2649087969-5.jpg

eighty+
03-06-2018, 01:39 AM
HI KEN just Fantastic WOW
:D:D:D regards to DAD ok CIAO SLAINTE

sabena
03-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Hi Ken tour paintins are stunning i like very much:)

D Akey
03-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Very cool. Something tells me the elephant is rushing to get rhinoplasty. That trunk could be a liability walking into a sword fight, although it could mean he's just that good. Solid chap.

gxhpainter
03-12-2018, 11:12 AM
another nice one in this series....

kenmo
03-28-2018, 01:55 AM
Thanks kindly for all the views and comments...

Here's another of a future spaceport...

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2796349545-5.jpg

Lord Whinknshire
03-28-2018, 07:30 PM
Hey awesome paintings love the texture in the elphant fighter!:)
Im love the spaceport one you did and the foreground spaceship is amazing!
how did you paint the chrome surface on it?

kenmo
03-29-2018, 12:40 AM
The spaceship and crane are 3D models I created from scratch. I modeled the spaceship in Hexagon 2.5 and further detailed & textured in 3Coat 4.8.

The crane I modeled in Moi3D. It was also detailed & textured in 3DCoat.

Here is the base 3DCoat render of the spaceship

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2793778668-5.jpg

And the 3DCoat render of the crane which was composited into the spaceship render.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v68/p2296400498-5.jpg

All other elements (buildings, figure, birds) were painted in.

kenmo
03-29-2018, 12:45 AM
Another digital illustration using a 3D model I created (this time in Groboto3D & 3DCoat) & a base 3D render (Poser Pro 11).

Further details via Photoshop & ArtRage.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2695248050-5.jpg

kenmo
03-29-2018, 12:47 AM
http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2751386175-5.jpg

Spaceship modeled in Groboto3D & 3DCoat. Base render in 3DCoat.

Deatiling & compositing via Photoshop & ArtRage.

damasocl
03-29-2018, 02:18 AM
Your creations are awesome!!!
Congratulations!!!

D Akey
03-30-2018, 10:29 AM
Looks great. You're doing nicely with the 3D stuff. I particularly like the 3D spaceship render.

kenmo
03-31-2018, 06:27 AM
Airship in Flight

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2798045684-5.jpg

Airship in Flight II

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2801252953-5.jpg

kenmo
04-06-2018, 01:10 AM
Three Bugs on a Hill

For the three VW cars I used three different photos I took at local car shows and gave them a paintery look.

The rest was painted in.

http://kenmo.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2803636638-5.jpg

D Akey
04-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Seamless. Looks like it's all the same vision. Nicely integrated. Are they come to the water to get a drink?