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Follow the progress of a big line art poster. I will start doing these as often as i can.

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I specifically constructed these videos so anyone without experienc can jump in and start learning Matte Painting.

Check it out!
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If you love art, digital art and production art, this event may be pretty cool for you!

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www.industryworkshops.co.uk/
Another cool interview session touching on subjects around freelance, vehicle design. 

Feel free to share if you enjoyed it. 
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Check out Alex's works here:
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For more info on our workshop, browse here:
www.industryworkshops.co.uk/
Had a chat with Thomas a while ago. Great works and really cool philosophy behind his development.

good listen for all digital artists :)

check out his beautiful works at:
www.artofscholes.com/

tune in:
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we put a new video up of our workshop,check it out!

for those who may have missed out, i am selling an extensive video tutorial series about mattepainting, designed for anyone to pick up.

Enjoy!
vimeo.com/ondemand/33566
www.industryworkshops.co.uk/

Don't miss out on London's biggest vfx event in September,  tons of great artists and studios will be attending. 

Will be a great place to meet new people and who knows , potential employers. They are all here in London wether you look for work in games, feature films, advertisement. Ranging from all kinds of discipline in vfx, pre-production and post production.

See you then!
Heyguys/gals, 

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

check it out here
www.thecollectivepodcast.com/#…
My matte painting tutorials are now live for people who are interested in the whole workflow from start to finish.
vimeo.com/ondemand/33566

Look out for more updates from Industry workshops
www.industryworkshops.co.uk/
Did i mention i like snapping photos?

Very old hobby, that i kind of still keep as hobby.
Feel free to have a quick peak here
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Don't miss out getting this book now that our project is funded!

We don't know if or when we will be doing reprints, so don't miss out
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We can make a huuuge impact on the project pledge by reaching out to as many people as possible over the globe. No investment needed, just a quick click to let the internet do its magic!

Check out our Project and become part of the creation of it.
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Don't miss out on all the cool stuff under rewards. More will follow as we gain higher amounts.

Thanks  all for viewing.
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.



Check out our list of artists here:
www.industryworkshops.co.uk/
Hello  everyone,


Our early bird ticket will cost £180 and will be available in 2 weeks.

Don't miss out on this awesome event!


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Hello  everyone,

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
pros:
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.

cons:
1.the skill is not in the painting its about integrating elements and balancing.So it has a lower artistic painters integrity.
2.you 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
pros:
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.

cons:
1. it's a slower process
2.it 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.