Shadowness - PatrickVDK http://shadowness.com Vision Realization Specialist I am married to art and the digital frontier. http://www.facebook.com/PatrickInterSpace en 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 Sigil http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/sigil <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/sigil"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/179669/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Move over! There is a new witch in town. This painting started from just a chest up portrait to a full figure painting. Focused mainly on honing anatomy and especially the painting of the hands. Also studied properties of gold fabric material. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:18:53 -0500 Peak http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/peak <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/peak"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/150021/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a semi-quick painting done in hopes of getting more adept with the loose stroking technique I admire so much. There is something really beautiful about representing a surface with just a well placed stroke, and I think that more emotions are conveyed when there is a sense of familiarity and motion in the gestures of the strokes. The painting is based on the beautiful photography of Eric Stensland. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 18:59:05 -0400 Veins http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/veins <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/veins"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/146636/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> The idea of energy can't be created or destroyed really intrigues me. Everything in this universe is recycled and transformed one form to another. Imagine one or two atoms on your body could be from Alexander the Great or a dinosaur from the Mesozoic era! What a crazy concept but relating it to daily life is that everything we do do have a consequence. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 14:27:55 -0400 Vessel http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/vessel-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/PatrickVDK/vessel-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/146626/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A concept painting of a sky city concept I had. I just want to flush it out and see what it will look like in color. I imagined bright red for the color of the structures on the flowing rock, along with circular passage ways going in and out of the rock. This will be turned into a digital sculpt soon so stay tuned. The original idea is a sunset type lighting to cast bright warm orange light onto the rock structure, with secondary lighting from glowing veins casting onto the grass. Somehow the two just don't work together because either the ground appears too dark to match the sunset scene, or the glowing veins clashes too harshly with the orange glowing rock. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 14:20:55 -0400