another noob copying master artist craig mullins' style, getting crazy with fancy brushes and photoshop effects without knowing the basics about drawing. check out the real master craig mullins here: [link] and stop praising people who stole his style.
I do believe that you are way out of line. Everyone is entitled to his/her/it's opinion but this is without basis, and leaves no suggestions for improvement or reasons for your disgust. Just because someone invented the hammer, doesn't mean everyone else can't use it to build their homes. People like you are the catalyst for the devolution for the human race...
A noob? ......A NOOB? Normally I never get involved in this crap, but leve is one of the best concept artist out there and you sir are out of line. If you want to critique the guys work, do it in a professional manner. This childish banter is uncalled for.
By the way....this "noob" as you refer to him, just landed a job at Blizzard Entertainment....ya Blizzard...nuff said.
sorry if i was a little harsh, but i think you should know the story behind all this. it will help to understand why i am so embarassed. a couple of years ago craig mullins, a far more talented artist than most digital artists out there and the original inventor and master of the speedpainting technique (john knoll, one of the special effects wizards of star wars recommended photoshop, wich was partially knolls invention, to mullins long before there were internet communities about digital art) posted a lot of images on sijun forums and provided a lot of critique and lessons, even his brush sets to the community. instead of respecting him and his art a lot of people are copying his style and sell their stuff for cheap money, which basically destroys the market. in my opinion leventep is certainly NOT one of the best, under the surface of shiny brushes and light effects lies a very mediocre understanding of form and anatomy. for example take a look at this picture [link] you have to be kidding me if you call that a well executed anatomy study. And here's an example of the elegance in craigs paintings: [link] so leventep works for blizzard now, sorry but that doesn't necessarily make someone a good artist. a lot of the concept art for games is just nice for game geeks but very stereotypical and compared to the magic of craig's paintings pretty poor. besides that, game art is not the highest form of art, put the quality of work down and it still serves the genre well, because in the end, it's all about money, and except for some legendary titles like half life 2, metal gear solid or resident evil, 99 percent of all games are anything but art. cause who buys games? art lovers and admirers of the highest forms of it? the average gamers are anything but that. it's more about what sells, no matter if it looks good or if someone interested in visual aesthetics likes it or not. I know all that from a serious source, and i know that craig already regrets that he helped all these kids like leventep, that now damage his business. they're not even half as good but cheap enough to make employers consider to hire them (money people often have not the slightest sense for the beauty of art and the most successful things aren't always the best from an artistic point of view) i really feel for craig because he deserves so much more than some kids making cheap copies of his art style and selling it for low cash. it basically destroys the respect for art and the beauty and deepness of it. and now i want to know what you think about that!