Shadowness - PatrickVDK http://shadowness.com Vision Realization Specialist VDKstudio.com en Lucas web http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/lucas-web-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/lucas-web-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/445301/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This affluent medium armored male named Lucas is one of the character from a project I am currently developing. This was meant to be a quick concept sketch but I just liked the look of him from the get-go I decided to just flesh him out completely. That way, I don't have to waste time in the future to revisit him. I already have a complete picture of his form in my head basically, and moving on to 3D modeling will be relatively painless. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:22:59 -0400 Thomas Moran Master Studies 3: Cascade Falls Study http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-studies-3-cascade-falls-study <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-studies-3-cascade-falls-study"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/445297/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The third master study. Cascade Falls is an interesting piece because of the intricate composition of the depiction of the rocky elements colliding with the water. This piece took me quite some time to work out. I think there are areas in which I can spend even more time in improving. Overall I am happy with the stage I chose to stop...there just comes a time where you have to move on to new things and not bend over backwards trying to making everything perfect xD Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:18:59 -0400 Thomas Moran Master Study 2: Grand Canyon http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-study-2-grand-canyon <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-study-2-grand-canyon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/445296/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My second master study of Thomas Moran paintings. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:16:01 -0400 Thomas Moran Master Study 1 http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-study-1 <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/thomas-moran-master-study-1"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/445295/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My first Thomas Moran Master Study painting. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:14:00 -0400 Hall of Centuries http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/hall-of-centuries <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/hall-of-centuries"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/244042/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The painting is inspired by a scene from What Dreams May Come. The movie is okay; however, there are several scenes I find particularly beautiful that were added to my inspiration chamber. The library resonates with the idea that information in the universe is not lost. Ultimately, our lives, memories, and events happened for a reason and serve some grander purpose. Even though I'd like to think of us humans not so highly in the grand scheme of the universe, I do believe that the profound experiences we share does matter in some way. (This is also what I would like to investigate through quantum physics and astrophysics, hopefully drawing some relations between the spiritual and the scientific.) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:41:21 -0400 Sword Master http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/sword-master <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/sword-master"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/225401/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />3D character design for a sword master archtype character. Inspired by matador outfits and final fantasy fight scenes. Mon, 21 May 2012 20:31:32 -0400 Baal http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/baal <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/baal"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/224335/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />An entry for the CGhub production competition. The goal is to create an illustration based on a concept sketch by Adrian Smith. I had a great time revisioning his drawing and put it in some kind of context. The hardest part was creating a composition with the two very different characters in it. Hop over to interspacedigital.blogspot.com if you would like to see a breakdown. Fri, 18 May 2012 12:31:31 -0400 Audrey Hepburn in Mcqueen http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/audrey-hepburn-in-mcqueen <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/audrey-hepburn-in-mcqueen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/209800/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />How can the Mcqueen Series do without Audrey Hepburn? Audrey's beauty made a permanent appearance in Hollywood's hall of fame for a reason. The memorable look she rocked conveys a sense of innocence and purity lost in today's cinema and pop culture. I picked this dress for her to show that showing every inch of your body doesn't scream sexy; however, you can do the other way around and actually show more. The dress is from the book Savage Beauty. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:58:30 -0400 Rachel in Mcqueen http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/rachel-in-mcqueen <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/rachel-in-mcqueen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/209797/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Rachel Weisz is one of the most beautiful actresses in my opinion, and this particular Mcqueen dress fits her quite well. The easiest part of this painting for me is creating the mood I had in my mind. In my head, the light on her is sharper and brighter, but that didn't work out well on the actual image. I wanted the background to contrast strongly with the garment she had on; one is run-down and dusty while the other is shiny and expensive. The outfits I selected are from a hardcover fashion book Savage Beauty. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:53:24 -0400 Virna in Mcqueen http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/virna-in-mcqueen <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/virna-in-mcqueen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/209795/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Virna Lisi is one of the most beautiful actresses I've seen. Loved her in Queen Margot and How to kill your wife. For this series, I choose actresses from way back into the film history because I believe the beauty they had is lost in today's hyper-sexualized pop culture. Anyways, here is Virna in Mcqueen I visioned, and I hope you enjoy this. The outfits I selected are from a hardcover fashion book Savage Beauty. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:45:01 -0400