Neuromancer II

First post for 2017! Let there be many more like this one!

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And now… the process!

  1. I wanted to expand the concept from my previous piece: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/BOKr6 So i started off with that sketch and expanded it.neuromancer_wip1
  2. Here I needed to see a color mockup. Easily done by working with adjustment layers.

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3. I knew i wanted to have more detail. The idea of this character was to be a Shakespearean self questioning robot, made up from various mechanical pieces and organic matter. To represent the essence of flesh and machine brought together rather forcefully.neuromancer_wip3

4.The character was supposed to hold a human skull in his hand. But the painting was not very clear. So i went in Blender and made a 3d model that I later integrated in the final painting.3d

Paranoia in the Alien Jungle

I’m all alone now. The others are gone. As if the jungle just swallowed them whole. There’s no response from the starship, either. There’s nothing for me here! What am I doing in this god forsaken corner of the Galaxy? Shhh! I heard something! Wait…what is that glowing thing…is it…No, can’t be. But still…wait…is that… IS THAT A… …f..zzz….^@#4rr*& -signal lost-

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B-G0N3 the Lunar Android

Daily sketch no2.

Keep them coming, ice cream man.

What if we sent androids on the Moon to build a colony? They don’t die, they are autonomous, they can be controlled from far away and they don’t vote!

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Shaman

Daily sketch no1.

Yeah right. As if I’m gonna stick to this schedule. This might be the 3rd time i start something like this and trust me, it usually ends abruptly! I’m more like Usain Bolt when it comes to this type of challenges…I run short and finish quick.

 

Anyway, here’s a shaman. He had rotten fish for lunch.

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Studies and compositions

I worked with the following rules:

  • 5-8 minutes per b&w sketch
  • 3 values at the start, extended to 6-8 after composition looked good
  • applied colors with color filters, corrections with masks
  • star wars

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Weekend sketch

Meet Jonie, the space marine. He’s green. 4.jpg

Compositing 123

The easiest, fastest and most effective approach: layering your materials and then using masks in photoshop (or whatever) to decide which area is what material. E-Z.workflow.jpg

Flyby

A speedpainting I did using a rough 3d base. Spaceships, space station and typical sci fi stuff.

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And here is a process log. I did a few color variations before settling on the greensih one. All in all around it took me under 3 hours, i think.

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Neuromancer

What do you do on a perfect autumn Saturday? You paint cyborgs and skulls, because that’s what you like to do! This one took me around 3 hours, but the easiest and quickest part was putting color and lights on it. I included the process images for a comparison of my workflow.

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