Thursday, October 20, 2011

Final fight

A blast from the past... An artwork done early in 2010. Final battle between an Indian shaman Whitefeather and his former lover, black magic user, Morgana. Created for Radical Publishing's 'Caliber', art directed by Jeremy Berger. You can find more info about the comic book series here:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's new?

No new artworks for now as currently I'm preparing a few simple tutorials on matte painting projections in Nuke. They will be only available in Polish for now (sorry about that) but if there is a need, I'll translate them into English. They will cover all basic types of projections - from cheating camera push-in by playing with scale to full 3D matte projection onto geometry imported from Maya.

I'm also preparing several new matte paintings that will actually form a short sequence. For these, I will practice some interesting things, like extensive use of Vue with DEM maps (esp. for the first establishing shot), using live greenscreen footage and finally compositing of the whole thing in Nuke, with some additional effects added. The whole animation should last about 15-20 seconds and it will most likely modify my matte demo reel, upgrading it to v2 :)

Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thyn - final matte

So, there you go, final version. It could be tweaked and detailed forever, especially if I wanted to do the camera sweep, like planned. However, no time for this right now, so I just did a simple 2.5D camera push-in in After Effects, with some animated sky and birds flying by (of course, a necessary element :)).

You can have a look at it here:

or on my website, with better quality. It's also included in my matte painting demo reel.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Portfolio Reloaded

Finally, I've refreshed the portfolio a bit. Galleries are re-arranged and grouped into themed thumbnails. More clips have been added as well. The biggest addition - two demo reels: matte painting reel and, additionally, concept art & illustration.

To have a look:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Webisode of 'The Unremembered' on YouTube

Webisode of a novel 'The Unremembered' by Peter Orullian illustrated by me a while ago, is available on YouTube. If you want to get a small taste of the story and see some concepts not available in my portfolio (they were rather quick), you can check it out: