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28 Jul 2010

digital painted landscape




© richard collingridge 2010


***UPDATE***- added new version (top), hopefully better than before!
I have trying learn digital painting lately. Also wanted to improve my portfolio to be able to use in an attempt to get a job as a concept artist. I identified a few areas that i thought were missing in my current work and one of those was that my work is generally quite dark (colour scheme wise), so decided to produce something with a lot of light. The inspiration for the creature was from the giant tortoises in the new final fantasy game, although looking at the final image it reminds me a lot more of something out of star wars!
Also i didn't use a standard landscape composition, i composed it as if it was a rap-around for a book cover as im quite interested in trying have a portrait image within a landscape that doesn't look forced.
Have pretty much finished it now but not entirely happy, think something is missing so any feedback would be great!
Produced using painter then photoshop.





7 Jul 2010

Trash by Andy Mulligan




© richard collingridge 2010


Here is the final cover for Trash by Andy Mulligan (top). I decided to post up two other versions as i really like them.
Trash is about about three boys who live in a slum and collect rubbish off a giant trash pile for a living in an unnamed country (which i think is mexico as the day of the dead is mentioned in the text), for the setting think slumdog millionare.
Everyone at Random House thinks this is going to be a massive book, so look out for it. I think it comes out around Septemberish. I'll post a review closer to the release date!