“THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP” by Serena Ferrari ; Illustrated by Luis Peres. :)

I´ll post the link once the book gets to be available but in the meantime here are some of the pages I´ve illustrated for the project sometime ago.

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COVER - THSpaceshipSPREAD 00A - BackCoverPattern+BelongsPage - V01SPREAD 01 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 02 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 03 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 04 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 05 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 06 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 07- GBLUR 1500XSPREAD 08 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 09 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 10 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 11 -GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 12 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 13 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 14 - GBLUR - 1500xSPREAD 15 - GBLUR - 1500XSPREAD 16 - GBLUR - 1500X

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Here´s some making of videos:

 

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“THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP” : MAKING OF “ALIEN PLANET”

This is another making of video from “THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP” book. Actually this is not exactly complete because my computer crashed the screen recording process when I was about at 80% of the image and I was not able to recover the final making of details but nevertheless this gives you a good idea of how this particularly image was done.

Once again all done in Clip Studio Paint, alson known as the old Manga Studio. I´ve stopped illustrating children books in Photoshop, mostly because that software has become so heavy that my computer can hardly handle the necessary memory it takes it for me to create a 10.000 pixel wide image like this in it.
In Clip Studio Paint it´s the oposite, the whole software is so light that it´s amazing how we can paint with it as smoothly as if I was back into my traditional stuff of earlier days.
Nowadays I only use Photoshop when I do composite texture work or for some concept art stuff. Other thant that Clip Studio Paint is the software to go.

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“ZEN WORLD” – Fantasy Art

I´m not sure if this can be considered a matte-painting or not because I actually never know exctaly where the boundaries are on those things. Although it´s based on scenery extensions, a bit of photobashing and textures, there´s also a lot of painting all over the place to make this work, so I guess in the end this is another Fantasy painting of mine, just for fun in between commissions.

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Poster Artwork : Scifi Concept Art / 2001 A Space Odyssey / The Neverending Story inspired epic space scene.

This was my last Photoshop big painting before I moved into Clip Studio Paint. I love to create these epic space scenes and this one started also in Blender as I had created a space station model and I wanted to see how I could paint something based on that.
Then the need for this image came along and I thought it would be the perfect reason to try it out.
I love space art and in particularly vast epic scenery and backgrounds. I like a lot to build images based on little details, sometimes nothing more than silhouettes but I find them perfect to add scale to each of the imaginary universes I create.

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Despite the obvious 2001 Space Odyssey inspiration you can relate too at first glance in fact this concept art painting has more to do with The Neverending Story than you can imagine by reading this.
If you know about that 1984 classic fantasy movie, ( and book ) , you´ll remember the first image of the Ivory Tower. Well that concept art matte painting thing changed my life when I was 14 and that is the reason why I wanted to became an illustrator. To create epic worlds like that.

There´s always a little bit of The Neverending Story in all my artworks and in this case despite the 2001 Monolith as the central piece if you know about the Neverending Story movie you´ll remember the floating asteroids scene at the end with the Ivory still standing floating alone among the stars. Well it´s no coincidence I´ve mixed both the Monolith here ( I needed it for the logo ) and the whole rusty color silhouette space background with that epic slab floating on a piece of rock.

Also there´s a bit of Flash Gordon in it too with the retro-50s-scifi rockets in there which I love to paint all the time too.

The foreground was the most difficult thing on this piece. It took forever to find the right balance between the characters and the focus of the image which should be the space scene outside.
Overall I do like the end result , which is not that usual as I tend to dislike all my paintings once they are finished.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz – Tree of Knowledge” – Fourth Clip Studio painting.

And yet another Clip Studio Paint illustration. Still ajusting to this brand new software after years working with Photoshop. So here´s one pic more inspired by the Oz ( and The Neverending Story ) universe(s). It seems at this pace I will be building enough material to create a themed illustration book of my own in no time too.
So here it goes: “WEST OF OZ – TREE OF KNOWLEDGE”.

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After more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

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Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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“FORBIDDEN WORLD – FLIGHT TO VENUS” : RETRO SCI-FI Illustration

“FORBIDDEN WORLD” : RETRO SCI-FI Illustration

Here´s one I did sometime ago just for fun which turned out to be licenced for prints and posters. I love old science fiction in the style of Forbidden Planet; ( I even have a movie blog about that ) and so stuff like rocketships from the golden age of science fiction is something that tends to pop up a lot in my artwork, particularly when I´m doing it to have fun. The idea behind this one was to somehow create like a movie poster-banner for an old sci-fi film but with somehow a modern look.

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One of the things I love is to work with matte-painting although I rarely have time to do that in between my other children´s books illustration commissions but now an then I get my hands on my favorite topics and just go for it.

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Unfortunelly my old hard drive crashed real bad a couple years ago and I lost the original files for this one so now I only have this low res to showcase here; although I still have this image on sale in one of my online print pod galleries if you happen to like this one. 😉

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I plan to create more images with this technique later when I get to find the time to do it in between my regular illustration commissions. If you like matte-paintings click here to take a look at another one I did recently.

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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“CRUSADER” : MATTE PAINTING Test & Color / Tonal varations

“CRUSADER” : MATTE PAINTING Test & Color / Tonal varations

Although most of my work is done purely in “traditional” illustration despite me using digital painting techniques to draw and render my fantasy/science-fiction/Children´s-Book artwork, one area that fascinates me is that of matte-paiting when it conserns the extension of landscapes that can also be generated with photo collage , sometimes photo-bashing at their base.

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So this an experiment of mine in creating fantasy landscape using all sorts of image manipulation with a lot of “traditional painting” on top of everything to make all the elements come togheter in one single piece. Usually you see these types of images done for movies, either for concept art or for final renders you get to see on the screen.
Here´s some tonal and color variations that can be achieved digitaly after the original digital painting/illustration is rendered initialy.

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matte 01-classic-dawn-light
matte 01-classic-mini-oven
matte 01-classic-nostalgic
matte 01-classic-pitsburgh
matte 01-classic-whisper
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matte 01-crusader-food
matte 01-crusader-theater
matte 01-disposable-olden
matte 01-lightleaken-boken
matte 01-lomo-blue-sepia
matte 01-lomo-lomo
matte 01-lomo-nashville
matte 01-lomo-sepia-glow
matte 01-lomo-sutro fx
matte 01-mono-noir
matte 01-retro-pale-ocre
matte 01-retro-purple
matte 01-retro-warm
matte 01-serenity-bloom
matte 01-serenity-degraded
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I plan to create more images with this technique later when I get to find the time to do it in between my regular illustration commissions.

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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“ROBOT GARDEN” : Original sketches and final artwork.

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This was one of the first illustrations when I started to illustrate full time after my in between time where I used to design hospitality software for a software house while working in part-time freelance illustration.
This “ROBOT GARDEN” artwork was one of my first full time commissions that came in about ten years or so ago and it was part of a larger pack of illustrations for a sci-fi magazine at the time.
So below you can see the final illustration and the earlier sketches for this image.

This is also an illustration from before I went fully digital. Now I do most of my stuff in digital art ( the layers thing was a great invention ) but back then I was still doing all my artwork traditionally.
So this one is still from that period when all my scifi and fantasy art was created in real traditional watercolor, acrylics and color pencils. Pen & paper. I´ve only recently retouched the sky digitally.

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Drawing Tutorial – Part Six – “Endless worlds”

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“Endless worlds”


Remember i told you that the size of an element or scenery feature you draw at the horizon line determines the scale of any landscape ?
Take a look at what happened when I removed the original little house from the horizon, took off a bunch of trees and the two additional houses of the background plane.

Suddenly the space in my landscape became huge ! Now the picture creates the illusion that there really is a vast distance between the two original houses and the horizon line.
And I didn´t even made any changes to where the horizon line is. It´s still at the same place as it is on the original scenery of the above picture !
To create that sense of distance, I´ve also added a shape of a mountain and an ocean. By the way the fact that the ocean has that little curve right up top near the base of the mountain also adds to the scale of the pic. 😉

As for the vanishing points, they´re still the same as in the original landscape.

So you can see that the key to create a cool scenery and vary the size of a landscape illustration is nothing more than a combination between a good placement of its landscape features in relation to pre-defined vanishing points for each object pointing from the horizon line and the size you choose for each object; when you place it in an order: background-middle ground-foreground.

It seems complicated, but practice and in time you´ll become like me and you won´t need to even draw any guide-lines the same way I don´t do it anymore.
Every time I look at a landscape now or I have one in my imagination my mind creates all those grids and i don´t need to draw them to build my scenery. I just place the elements.
And so can you. At first you´ll need to plan the grids visually, but then it will become second nature just to imagine them. 😉

Another thing. Don´t worry about drawing lots of details in each landscape element you create as you go along.
A good landscape is more like a good collection of less detailed features than a space filled with not so many elements but overly detailed.

When you begin, try to design a landscape in its basic shape structure, then you can start adding details later to those elements that really need to be detailed.
A good landscape has always some key elements that pull the viewer´s attention and sometimes you can even use those features to distract the viewer from looking at some of your mistakes in the drawing. 😉

If you have a pic, filled with detailed key elements they get lost and your scenery, as much pretty it can be becomes bland and dull, because it´s the little and carefully placed touches that give it life.
Not a huge amount of great technical details.
So keep it simple, specially in the beggining.

This is a finished version of the alternate scenery. I probably exagerate about the size of the big tree that stretches from the middle ground overlapping the background area, but this is just to show you, how you can build scale using different sizes of objects.

If I added details to the big tree and also gave it some depth and 3D feel i could make this element feel less intrusive but this is a subject for another tutorial wich i´ll be posting as soon as I can finish it. 😉

So, basically this is how you can create a nice looking scenery using the generic horizon line at eye level.
If you elevated the green hill with the big tree at the foreground you could even actualy change the view a bit, from slightly looking down into a more straightforward view, so you see there´s lots you can play with not only with perspective and guide-lines but also how you place elements on the view planes.

 

Back to the beginning – “Intro

Back to 1 – “Little House on the Grid

Back to 2 – “Going 3D

Back to 3 – “Scenery Takes Shape

Back to 4 – “Planes & Viewpoints

Back to 5 – “Fluffy Clouds in the Sky

Next – “A change of view

 

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