Shadowness - Kaioshen http://shadowness.com I am a 24 year old self-taught digital artist from Orlando, FL, however I currently reside in Atlanta, GA where I am studying Visual Effects at the Sa... en GOT: The Fist http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/got-the-fist <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/got-the-fist"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/355898/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"Those who live long enough to see the top can watch the snow turn black as death walks upon it." This is the first of a series I'll be doing recreating locations from Game of Thrones. I've wanted to do something like this for a while, so I couldn't think of a better time than now. First up is The Fist of the First Men, which is north and well beyond the Wall. Next up is Pyke. If you have extra time to spare, be sure to check out the animation. It's the first projection I've done so there are some problems with it, but it's all a learning experience. Also, the snow looks more like rain than a blizzard, but oh well. https://vimeo.com/69785885 Ref sources: cgtextures.com & flickr.com (creative commons) Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:35:47 -0400 Sorcerer's Hill http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/sorcerer--s-hill-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/sorcerer--s-hill-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/350383/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This was a recent commission done for 3Dtotal that will appear in one of their upcoming books. I had an absolute blast making it and is probably the most fun thing I've ever done. As always, feel free to connect with me on Facebook. I almost always post stuff on there before anywhere else. http://facebook.com/kaioshen Sources: cgtextures.com and Flickr (creative commons) Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:54:12 -0400 Fragment in Time http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/fragment-in-time <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/fragment-in-time"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/343309/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is an updated version of one of my pieces from earlier this year (Discovery) that I finished up yesterday. I wanted to give it a bit of a facelift since I was submitting it for inclusion to the latest d'artiste Matte Painting 3 book. There is always an amazing range of talent and skill in those books, I would love to be apart of that. The title is a nod to Daft Punks latest album. Without it, I probably wouldn't have finished it. Thanks for checking it out, hope you all like it! Photo ref/textures from cgtextures.com Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:17:51 -0400 Man of Steel http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/man-of-steel <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/man-of-steel"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/334562/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is an image I created a few months back as part of a collaborative project with Vitaliy Zavadskyy (https://www.facebook.com/vzavadskyy). His amazing soundtrack was a huge inspiration for this, so do yourself a favor and go listen to it. Man of Steel soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VBmw_N2Hlg Image without crest/logo: http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/641/moscloudmattematte.jpg Reference images from cgtextures.com, sxc.hu and flickr.com (creative commons). Fri, 03 May 2013 19:18:50 -0400 Scifi Jungle http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/scifi-jungle <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/scifi-jungle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/329423/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Worked on this over the weekend. Just some random science facility in a jungle... because, why not? It was done for a concept design project at school. I rushed it towards the end because of the deadline, so I will most likely go back to it and finish it up some more. Good news is I finally recorded a video of myself doing one of these, which you can take a look at at the link below. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking! This image also just recently won first place over at CGChannel.com in their matte painting competition. Huge thanks to those guys over there! https://vimeo.com/64187605 *Will post photo ref source just as soon as I find it! Promise. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:19:38 -0400 The Ballad of RICK-500 http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/the-ballad-of-rick-500 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/the-ballad-of-rick-500"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/321781/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Rick's in the outskirts of Imperium city trying to get some information on his creator, Hank Soothey, and the events surrounding his unfortunate death. As it turns out, nobody wants to help a robot. Good thing Rick doesn't take no for an answer. This is my fan art piece for Danny LuVisi's Last Man Standing that I finished up yesterday and I think it might be the most colorful thing I've ever done. One quick note before I leave. Check out my new blog, Let's Make Pixels, where I'll be uploading all my new work (with WIP shots of some of them) in the future. It's a little ugly right now, but I've already uploaded a lot of my past and current work, so go check it out! http://letsmakepixels.blogspot.com Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:43:05 -0400 Unwanted Arrival http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/unwanted-arrival <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/unwanted-arrival"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/318661/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My entry into CGMA"s Mechworld Challenge which includes both mech and world categories. Naturally, I went towards the environments, but I couldn't help but put some sort of sentry drone (love those little guys) in there. The scene itself is of mysterious spheres that came to Earth and turned the whole planet into an icy wasteland. Our vantage point is from some cliff in what once was a tropical jungle. I should have probably put some actual architecture in there, but we'll see what the judges think. Connect with me on Facebook for updates and other stuff, or just to say hi: http://www.facebook.com/kaioshen Photo plate from sxc.hu Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:40 -0400 Discovery http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/discovery-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/discovery-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309588/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Created for the latest Luminarium exhibit, Adventure. Just some scientists excavating a site on another world. Check out the rest of the exhibit online at the Luminarium website (http://theluminarium.net), and also read our feature interview that has questions answered from the entire Lum team! Photo references from flickr and cgtextures.com Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:24:54 -0500 Hobbit http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/hobbit-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/hobbit-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/308274/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I debated whether or not to submit this because I'm really not that impressed with it. This was created for a matte painting competition over at CGChannel (the theme was The Hobbit). In case anybody is wondering, it isn't supposed to look like the Rivendell from the films. I wanted to take it in a different direction. Truthfully, my interest in it fell less than halfway through, but I wanted to see it through to the end anyway. I do enjoy some parts of it, so I hope you will as well. Plate provided by Jonathan Berube (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30343787@N07/8233750777/sizes/c/in/photostream/). Other references from flickr. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:41:50 -0500 Way of the Wizard http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/way-of-the-wizard <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kaioshen/way-of-the-wizard"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/289514/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />New mattepainting with a more stylistic approach. It started out very different than what the end product shows, but I enjoy this much more. Completed in an evening. Textures used from sxc.hu Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:57:58 -0500