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Ash Thorp from the collective invited me to do an interview. Was great fun! Humbled to be considered for that page.

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My matte painting tutorials are now live for people who are interested in the whole workflow from start to finish.

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Did i mention i like snapping photos?

Very old hobby, that i kind of still keep as hobby.
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Some of the top artists in the world will be there for inspirational and educational talks. You don't want to miss out!This event is for everyone keen on learning and developing in digital and traditional art.

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I am organizing an upcoming event in late august.Check out our website for info on artists, venue.

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the production approach vs the painting approach when it comes to digital painting.

i would like to dedicate this post to emphasize the importance of both these areas. In my opinion an artists should be very clear about practicing and dedicating time to both approaches. But most importantly to keep two different approaches separate. When your in production you do things what ever makes the shot work.When your at home you practice your painting skills to improve as a painter.

So here is how i see these 2 approaches.

Production way
1. time, fast paced work for fast moving production
2. realism is achieved easily because you use the element straight  away
3.its easier to convey specifics and "WOW" people  with a digital image that has a high factor of realism. The viewer sees more detail in context.

1.the skill is not in the painting its about integrating elements and balancing.So it has a lower artistic painters integrity. bypass practice of certain artistic requirements(complete understanding of perspectives, material work, light)
3. the mainstream of viewers think you "painted" everything, personally i think an artist should be honest on this point and mention the approach.
4. industry is flooded with "same" type looking images because the limitation are the elements them selves.
5. to practice this approach only you will be dependent on it and find yourself in an embarrassing spot when you paint something without elements and realize your image doesn't hold up to your other work.
6. its easy to be tempted to do this approach most of the time because once exposure kicks in it becomes a drug

Painting way
1. it's a complete, free and utterly personal creation, no elements no quick tricks. Just you and your skill as a painter. Even though you use reference on the side to study and understand what you are painting.
2.It helps understanding a lot about visuals when you do it thoroughly.Visual language, interpretations and narratives will be skills that will make you stand out in a jungle of similar level rendered images that lack that understanding.
3. this impacts hugely on your production approach to painting, you can control light/shapes better. However the production approach has no benefits to your painting approach whatsoever.
4.this approach has a high artistic integrity. You can create anything without depending on anything.Then you are truly a free creator.

1. it's a slower process forces you to go and understand things you don't have time for or want to understand.
3. in terms of exposure to mainstream viewers unfortunately this approach is almost always trumped by the production approach because most people are rather impressed by render quality and details. However a truly great painting will still grasp viewers because the painter has mastered something very unique and difficult.

This post is not about choosing between these two over the other, it's more about understanding what they are and where to use it wisely .Lastly to be honest and true about your approach, the denial of using photos when it's clearly used only hurts you in the end.

if you find this post useful or helpful or would like to voice your opinions please share and comment.

Once again this is not about choosing one over the other, its about practicing both in their own environments.
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This is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.

the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.

When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that still during a copy almost a majority who attempts it do well. The values match, the contrast match. So that should tell you that you HAVE the ability to do it, you just need to understand the work behind it.

Many people jump straight inte detail , full scale and about making something sensational rather then thinking about it, i cant stress this enough but understanding why you are creating somethign and how is absolutely the most important things.

if you find mastercopies or simple studies do paste links in here and you can see that all of these are really quite well executed.

here area few pointers to consider when working with studies, copies

* step back from the painting a couple feet and view it as a thumbnail, which are the key values

* how does the artist work out his composition, what is the visual path

* where is most focus put on

*figure out the lighting and relations in the environment

* how does he pose his models, and why

*dont study small detail things, these are technical details not overall understanding
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i will be attending this event and will talk about mattepainting process.

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