Ares by j-art
This is my first public upload in 2010, I know wasn't much around last year, but I had such a lot to do that I just ran out of time to be active in the online galleries. However I hope this will change this year as I don't want to do that much comissions this year, well, at least this is the plan )), let's see if it works .
Ok, I did a bunch of illustrations for the Rolemaster Rulebooks published from “13 Mann Verlag (13 man publishing)” here in Germany. As it is seldom enough that you can do cool fantasy art for German publishers and the guys for 13 Mann Verlag are really nice people I wanted to do some good looking pieces. The problem only was the budged, they are a small publishing house so they couldn't spent too much for an illustration (still more than you get for most CCG art pieces). To make it short I wanted to do some really complex looking illustrations even for less money, but I couldn't spent to much time for them.
For this reason I decided to work mainly 3d using Poser and Vue. It helped a lot, Vue was awesome to get cool mass scenes in no time using some poser figures I posed in Poser as eco system in Vue. Than I just added some DAZ stuff and voila the illustration wwas more or less done. At the end I brought the whole things into Painter and did some (OK, OK, not just some) over-painting here and there to give the whole thing a bit more painterly look .
I'm extremely satisfied with the results (the client by the way as well, I got great praise from the publisher).
I never had been able to do something like that in such a short time if I worked only 2d and had to sketch and paint all the things.
Ok you see the result above, I really would be interested what you think. Do you like it even there is so much Poser and bought DAZ stuff obviously involved in the illustration? Give me your thoughts!
To all I didn't speak before, have a great 2010!
Using this image for whatever is strictly prohibited!
Copyright: 13 Mann Verlag