A Castle in Monotone

My interpretation of a fantasy castle, influenced by the literary works of Robert E Howard and the art of Barry Windsor-Smith.

I modeled the castle in the 3D modeling application Groboto 3D 3.5. Further detailing was done using Photoshop CC 2018, Topaz Studio Impression, Filter Forge 7 & ArtRage 5.0.

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Traditional Styled Hot Rod Sedan

An Old Skool hot rod powered by a flat head V8. These were the kinds of hot rods that were the norm when I was growing up and one of the reasons I feel in love with the cool cars which were so popular and showcased in all the popular hot rod magazines.

Illustration is based on a 3D model I created from scratch using Hexagon 3D w.5 and Silo 2.0.

Rendered in Daz Studio with 3D Delight renderer. Post work in Photoshop CC 2018, Topaz Studio Impression and Filter Forge 7.0.

Fantasy Images

A few digital illustrations I recently created which were inspired by my love of fantasy, sword & socrery fiction such as the works of Robert E Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, King Kull & Solomon Kane. And comic book artist Barry Windsor-Smith. No other artist drew Conan better then Barry Windsor-Smith.

Perhaps Frank Frazetta but his works were paintings and not comic book art.

The Sorceress Mage

Female Pike Guard – Warrior

War Beast – A massive and very powerful melee fighter.

Hot Rod Sedan

Digital illustration created using a free 3D model from 3DWarehouse.com, Sketchup, Photoshop, Corel Painter and ArtRage. Going for a comic book, sketchy type of style…

Gunship 3D model

A heavy artillery spaceship. I designed the spaceship and modeled in various 3D modeling apps (Groboto3D, Hexaton3D, Wings3D, Silo3D and textured in 3DCoat.
With processing in Adobe Photoshop 2017 and Corel Painter 2017 to give the image a comic book type of illustration.

 

Image is available as print, poster, framed wall image and various other products at my FineArtAmerica gallery

Airship Over Future City

A steam powered airship flies over a distant, future city in dystopian world. I modeled the airship in Hexagon3D & Groboto. The buildings are the dystopian city blocks from Cornucopia3D. Scene was rendered in Vue Complete 2015 using the NPR settings. With details and adjustments made in Photoshop CC 2015 & ArtRage 4.5.27047993866_564dbf9fe4_b

Hot Rod Sedan

This is my interpretation of a typical American hot rod. Hot rods originated in southern California when returning WWII soldiers wanted to create an American equivalent of the light and nimble sports cars of Europe (MGs, Alfa Romeos, etc). Suped up engines mostly V8s were swapped in place of the original motors. To help improve performance body parts were often removed. Fenders, bumpers, hoods, running boards were often shed to increase the horsepower to weight ratio of the vehicle.

In this image I used a late 1920s, early 1930s sedan body as the basis for the car. Powered by a early model Ford flathead V8 which
is supercharged with three carburetors. The roof of the sedan has been chopped to reduce it’s height.

I created the car from scratch using 3D modeling apps. The bulk of the modeling was done in Hexagon 3D and Silo 3D. For UV mapping I used 3DCoat. Textures were created in Photoshop and applied in Vue Complete 2015, where the scene was  rendered.

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And a NPR render in Vue Complete 2015, I masked out the background from the render and substituted a paper texture in Photoshop…

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Love 3DCoat 4.5 and Vue Complete 2015 is the best Vue EVER…..

Available as a print at Fine Art America

Grobo Car update

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In this illustration I placed the Grobo Car in an environment influenced by the South Western USA like the desert of Arizona and the salt bed lakes of Utah.

 

 

Grobo Car (3D version)

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I designed the Grobo Car as a future rear engine hot rod. I modeled the car from scratch using 3D modeling applications Groboto 3D v 3.3 (90%) & Hexagon 3D v 2.5 (10%). The car was textured using shaders in Vue Complete 2015. It was also rendered in Vue Complete. Slight postwork in Photoshop 2015 CC.

The car is influenced by my love of hot rods, American cars of the 1930s to 1950s and foreign sports cars.

I named the vehicle Grobo after Groboto 3D of which I did the bulk of the modeling in…

The 2D version of my Grobo car can be seen here

A printed copy (poster, print, framed print, metal print, etc) can be purchased at Fine Art America

 

Another vehicle created using Groboto, ArtRage & Photoshop.

Retro Red Exotic – An exotic sportscar of the future borrowing some styling from cars of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

 

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