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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:55 am     Reply with quote
hey guys

some stuff I've done while working on The Darkness video game, everything copyright 2K Games























Hope you like it, let me know what you think.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:03 am     Reply with quote
Nice work, indeed!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:14 am     Reply with quote
That is bloody good. An another bunch of great concept art from you Smile
The old lady is just freakish.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:31 am     Reply with quote
Shocked wow!
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:27 am     Reply with quote
Yeah, that old lady freaks me out more than those creatures. Very Happy
And nice work with that cover art. Looks like that you made the painting considering where the headlines will be, and left some space for them. Or was it just a happy accident? Razz
Well done.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:06 am     Reply with quote
Nice work! It's interesting that some of the pieces feel different from your personal works--guess while on the job you have to cater to different needs.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:55 am     Reply with quote
Wow. I like it a lot, Mon. The old woman and man potraits are so well done. Its interessting how you play with different styles. The choosen perspective of the last one makes it look more dramaticaly. Theres a lot of dodge burn-tool abuse Twisted Evil Very Happy But it fits soo perfectly to your motive and for the later usage.
You have a good feeling for texture / color use and composition.

My fav is definitely the old woman. The face expression is soo strong. Comparing to the sketchy background. A Masterpiece surely.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:06 am     Reply with quote
Superb stuff! Yeah, that's one creepy lady Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:07 am     Reply with quote
Great stuff. Old woman especially. Somewhat reminds me of Astrid Lindgren.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:55 am     Reply with quote
Mon, the concepts are truely amazing!

Your zombies are just unresistable, the meat face creature rocks my pants off. Shapes on the cover art are well designed, I always appreciate your precisely done shapes, a lot of knowlege in it, I can never do that(am trying hard already ouch!). When I first looked at the composition of the cover I thought, hm is the background a bit too empty? Then I saw the final version with texts, absolutely right decision, well done bro!
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:10 am     Reply with quote
OOHHHH!!!! it was YOU!!!!

I saw those on IGN and knew it was a style I had seen before!!
Shame on me!!! I should have known!!!!!!!

I have always been a fan of your work and style. Great adaptation of the comics. That's what game concept art should ALWAYS look like.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:32 am     Reply with quote
yes this is beautiful Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:50 am     Reply with quote
Really nice work! Love the top environment piece.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 1:16 pm     Reply with quote
Heh, it all looked so familiar since I'm an OPM subscriber, I saw that and thought to myself "was that the cover art for the magazine?" I scrolled down an inch and got my answer.

Amazing work.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:21 am     Reply with quote
You must be one of them, I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:46 am     Reply with quote
HOOO very good !!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:51 am     Reply with quote
Insane work!!! Save Image As...
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:24 am     Reply with quote
nice work...the last one 3d?
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:25 am     Reply with quote
Shocked big staff... this is just you and painter???...or Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:49 pm     Reply with quote
you are one talented man, Mon. AMazing work. I love the way you paint!
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:19 pm     Reply with quote
very kewl Very Happy Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 4:34 am     Reply with quote
Mon, Mon.....

Fantastic... Amazing....

You are a master...

When will you come to see us... www.artrage.com

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See u and bravo...

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:01 pm     Reply with quote
Nice work Mon.

It took me really long to see what the hell was happening with his hand in the last pic. I finally realised that he was holding a pistol but it still didn't look too right, like his hand's missinf a index finger.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:14 pm     Reply with quote
awesome stuff. Luv the creatures as well. I saw a small trailer of the game on G4, looks like a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:29 pm     Reply with quote
inspirational as usual
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:40 am     Reply with quote
heyhey

Thanks everyone, you're all too kind Wink

Petri.J, yeah i knew where the important bits of text would end up, so that part of it worked really well.

Lunatique, you are totally right. It would be rather contrived to try to market The Darkness as something that it's not.

see, thanks a lot man! Also these were done over a very long time and the later pieces have more of a glossy finish than the earlier ones. I'm still coming to terms with what it means to be an illustrator Wink

wasssup, wow, thanks. Precisely done shapes? No more mescaline for you my friend.

Vyle, cheers Very Happy

3nasty; well so far I have done almost all the concept work on The Darkness, but there is one more concept artist here at starbreeze.

Freebooter, oh? i don't see it. Still you should know that for a cover like this most of the elements in it are manipulated photos and 3d renders. And cameras don't lie, right? Wink

thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:21 am     Reply with quote
but... I like more your *Painter skills Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:06 pm     Reply with quote
Insanely awesome as always Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:25 pm     Reply with quote
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Amazing~~~ Shocked
when I saw these first. I know ~~~it's you!!
the color the high light....
great work...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:55 am     Reply with quote
NEWSFLASH:

I'll be going to the San Diego Comic Con, hanging out in the Top Cow / 2K Games / The Darkness booth (i really don't have any idea where I'll be, but i'll be giving demos of the game so I'm sure it'll have to be Darkness-themed at any rate). If you're in the area you should come and say hi. I'll be there during the whole convention.


2K has published concept art all over the place so I figure it's safe to show some more from this game. Most of this is from the very start of the project and don't actually represent anything you will see in the final game. I want to stress that before anyone comments on the absurdity of the designs and delivers snide remarks about the impossibility of actually implementing these brainfarts. We covered a lot of ground in the beginning Smile


If you have read the comic you are probably familiar with the Angelus. Top Cow portrays them as really sexy bombshells but I was told to take a different path. These ultimately proved too extreme though:





I was trying to get a feel for the protagonist's demonic sidekicks, the Darklings:









I think this one is almost two years old:



A random monster (never used):



A random character (sort of used):



Early character designs of the hero, Jackie Estacado:



Jackie, wielding darkness powers (Imagine a console that could render all these tentacles dynamically, with collision detection and physics. Did your brain explode? Mine too.) Not used:





Pretty picture of Jackie (actually that's our AI programmer Anders Backman. He's got talent for looking bad-ass).


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