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sparth
06-05-2004, 03:46 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/hidden_desert_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/hidden_desert.jpg)

been a while since my last posts. i wanted to share these few artworks with you.

concept inspired by the game i'm working on right now.



book covers for jack vance emphyrio

http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/emphyrio.jpg

done for another jack vance novel

http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/maitresdesdragons.jpg

double cover for the french release of donald kingsbury's psychohistorical crisis. divide in the middle and you'll obtain two covers for the two books. (part 1 & part 2)

http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/phc.jpg

covers for robert silverberg's space opera

http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/40156/spaceopera.jpg

i hope you'll like all of these.

sparth

Goro
06-05-2004, 03:51 PM
Hi sparth! nice to see u around! (mitsui)
This is all stunning work!
You deserve frontpage!!!

Cu
Goro

Garma
06-05-2004, 04:27 PM
amazing work! On some places the detail isn't too high (sketchy almost) but the lighting and composition compensate for this. Stunning mood. Love this.

jawine
06-05-2004, 05:09 PM
Very good work, as always! :beer:

Nice to see you back, I always enjoyed your artwork and the process-pictures of some of your paintings you put on your site were very helpful for me :)

cr0ss
06-05-2004, 05:12 PM
looks very amazing, pal.
well done. I like the city most (the others are also great).
:thumbsup:

WOOLBAENG
06-05-2004, 07:02 PM
Kick ass!!!:buttrock:

gnou
06-05-2004, 07:06 PM
Wouhoo, that s a style that i really apreciate and enjoy watching it during loooong minutes :drool: . Can i .. ask you what kind of brushes you re using ? :blush:

hkbasravi
06-05-2004, 09:38 PM
Soon to Be Front Pager...

I think this work is inspring, stunning, and original.
I love the inside of that tent....

JARhead
06-05-2004, 10:25 PM
I love the first one the most , but they are all vary good work .

timovihola
06-06-2004, 12:06 AM
If these don't belong to the front page I don't know what does, awesome work once again Sparth!

abonora
06-06-2004, 12:57 AM
Sparth! I love your colors... these are great!
My favorite is the third one.

and yes this deserves a frontpage indeed!!

jack_sparrow
06-06-2004, 02:31 AM
incredible! simply incredible! :bowdown:

JOSICH
06-06-2004, 10:23 AM
Brutal :buttrock:

ExoSkeletal
06-06-2004, 11:30 AM
Breath taking scenes. All have great lighting and a sense of deapth

Rasper
06-06-2004, 02:50 PM
These are beautiful indeed! :bowdown:
How you can create depth with just a 'few simple brushstrokes' and correct use of colors... just amazing :drool:

My favorites are the first (because of the great lighting) and the 4th with the big planet in the background (because of the roughness whilest still giving the illusion of great detail, depth and space)
... but each and every one of them rocks!!! :buttrock:

valentinfischer
06-06-2004, 06:17 PM
Beautiful colours and moods. Amazing work. :applause:

xavier-marquis
06-06-2004, 07:59 PM
salut sparth.

Bon que dire a part que j'ai plus qu'a couler mes crayons et mon pc dans du beton :)

Magnifique boulot
5 stars

jeroentje
06-06-2004, 08:02 PM
We would appreciate it when people would use the "Report this post to a moderator" link when they think something should be on the front page, instead of asking for it in a post.

Thanks,
The mod team.

btw, very nice work and I plugged it,
J

e338
06-06-2004, 08:11 PM
the first pict is by far my favourite. Congrats. Excellent mood, light, character. Everything. Like it a lot.
The other ones are good two but a bit "classical". yeah, i know. that doesn't mean anything in fact...

jamacsween
06-06-2004, 08:20 PM
Wow,

I really love this style and is my ultimate aim..to be able to put across so much atmoshpere and detailwith such carefully or skillfully placed strokes is genius.

JA

Cameo
06-06-2004, 08:22 PM
Truly brilliant work Sparth. The tones are excellent throughout. Breaking it down it looks strikingly simple but for some of us I think it would be anything but!

foxco
06-06-2004, 08:40 PM
very nice stuff, i like conceptual art alot. they are now my desktops :D

cheers

/fox

Ivyn
06-06-2004, 09:53 PM
Each of these pictures will be my wallpaper consecutively for the next month.

Milho
06-06-2004, 09:55 PM
Funny, as a matter of facts I visted your homepage accidently today, was impressed a lot and now you get on front page.

Very cool, don't miss your step by step tutorial of the coverpic for "donald kingsbury's psychohistorical crisis" on sparth's site.

haslingerDesign
06-06-2004, 09:59 PM
I like your work sparth !
I appreciate your step by step "tutorials" you showed on conceptart.org. I did them both and your way of work is very fascinating, especially the way you light yor scenes.

I am looking forward to more tutorials of yours,

gRe

mickatt
06-06-2004, 10:18 PM
ton travail est excellent !!!

designs compos couleurs toutes tes images sont magnifiques...
y'a rien a dire !!!!

peut etre voir des images avec + de details la prochaine fois pour voir ce que ca donne
good luck

olijosman
06-06-2004, 11:04 PM
Beautiful images of incredible artistic quality.magnificent color use :thumbsup:

PascalR
06-06-2004, 11:12 PM
Impressionnant ,
Comme d'hab, bravo:buttrock:

vlad74
06-07-2004, 12:39 AM
I love this worlds. :applause:

kryoboy
06-07-2004, 12:55 AM
love this, its 100% wonderful, and insperational.

AJE
06-07-2004, 12:55 AM
Awesome.

*right click
*Save as Background

ambas
06-07-2004, 01:06 AM
awsome work there
:thumbsup:

BlackNull
06-07-2004, 01:27 AM
Magnifique Sparth, je reste sans mots devant ces peintures de qualité impressionante!.... Love your choice of colors, my favorite is the first one, u managed to give so much mood in it that I almost feel I'm in it. So inspiring, thanks for sharing this stunning work with us.

DONGDONG.COM
06-07-2004, 04:13 AM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
cool~~!

AZULBLUE
06-07-2004, 04:30 AM
is this new stuff?
i love your images. used to check your site once in a week.:applause:

ooxxya
06-07-2004, 04:40 AM
so nice~~~:eek:

i like it :love: :love: :love:

onlooker
06-07-2004, 05:55 AM
Those look great. I'm really interested in this game now, Looks really big. I'm really tired, and don't have the words to give this justice right now. THey look great though. I'm floored. :thumbsup:

DANKA
06-07-2004, 08:30 AM
Wow!...as always!:bowdown:
What time to complete a work...like "book covers for jack vance emphyrio" for example?
(sorry for my bad english):p

DUCKORABB
06-07-2004, 08:49 AM
Goooood trip... splendid!:buttrock:

Regards

DCKRBB

Nuro
06-07-2004, 09:02 AM
it's impressive :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

amazing works, :thumbsup:

prasa
06-07-2004, 10:12 AM
Man! .. You are God!!!


:bowdown:

iamintricate
06-07-2004, 10:25 AM
superb! .. love the sketchy detailed quality.

lighting is fantastic.

Riddick
06-07-2004, 10:48 AM
Always as well your work.
Its always look like an improved speed painting and nevertheless its really brilliant!

Continue to make us dream.:buttrock:

spazz[pp2]
06-07-2004, 11:42 AM
Yeah. Some phantastic atmospheres! :eek:
I like your style! :bowdown:
So please continue! :thumbsup:

Daffydd
06-07-2004, 12:05 PM
Wow! Really nice! I really enjoyed them. :)

Daf

turx
06-07-2004, 01:56 PM
awesome pieces!

nice to see some new paintings from you!

DAREONER
06-07-2004, 02:20 PM
pure univers, couleurs, compo, que de la balle quoi.

Matt_Forcum
06-07-2004, 02:24 PM
Fantastic, I love your painterly style. Can I ask? What media is it done in, and do you do any photoshop work to it after its done?

jerbille
06-07-2004, 02:34 PM
Great !!! I like all of them !!!! :buttrock:

Newke
06-07-2004, 02:38 PM
:applause: :bounce: :thumbsup: :buttrock:
Arg, c trop bo :eek:

Joebount
06-07-2004, 03:44 PM
Like I said :

pfffffff, pffffff, pffff and pffffff.

I wanna marry you !

:beer:

Joebount
06-07-2004, 03:44 PM
eeeek, double post, sorry :)

DesertKnight23
06-07-2004, 04:30 PM
Awsome work, the city skyline is my fav.:thumbsup:

digital-bobert
06-07-2004, 04:54 PM
Just awesome... :buttrock:

kmest
06-07-2004, 05:27 PM
hahaha....i've always loved those kind of pictures,great job man,realy cool,what else can i say?????:applause: :bounce: :thumbsup: :bowdown:

elnady
06-07-2004, 05:44 PM
Amazing work:bounce:

hanzo
06-07-2004, 05:56 PM
sparth DAM man, you got trained evil talents love the deserty lighting composition. This stuff reminds my of StarWars, great job.

Lekku
06-07-2004, 08:00 PM
Great stuff! My pet peeve is great sci-fi/fantasy with terrible cover art - I haven't read any of these titles, but now I want to, just 'cuz the art is so awesome!

Aerion
06-07-2004, 08:03 PM
Ho yeah , exellent work.

And quite original style.

The only thing that annoyed me is the trail of the ship on the left on the 4th image.

Anyway , great work :thumbsup:

RIC
06-08-2004, 07:01 AM
....Pinaise ...... Ca dechire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Incredible work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sparth
06-08-2004, 02:45 PM
many thanx to all you mates for these kind messages.

gnou: i usually use one or two regular photoshop brushes, and later on, a few custom ones. not a large quantity. 5 or six brushes max.
DANKA: this one took me some time, i did a few other compositions before finding something that would please the book publisher. hard to evaluate the time spent on the piece, as it began three or four weeks ago, and ended last friday approx.
Ephesus: all done in photoshop :D

take care you all

sparth

idiot monk
06-14-2004, 02:35 PM
nice nice which program did u use?
:bowdown: :bowdown: :buttrock: :buttrock:

Garreta
06-16-2004, 05:36 PM
As everybody has said...this is completely stunning :love: :thumbsup: :eek: :drool:

Anyway, didn't "psychohistorical crisis" appear in "The Foundation" from Isaac Asimov?

idiot monk
06-16-2004, 06:23 PM
:cry: yes yes but i dont know how to start; which program is good to 2d enviroment creation :shrug: help me plz :(:banghead::banghead:

Newke
06-16-2004, 06:54 PM
idiot monk....

If you read the post at the top of that page, you'll see that sparth talk about "photoshop".
So, photoshop is a good software for environment painting, and many other things. :wavey:

idiot monk
06-16-2004, 08:30 PM
LOL :p :p okay then thenx ;) 1 last quastion how many year need to be a good enviroment creator? :arteest:

chillwill
06-17-2004, 01:06 PM
This is amazing. Just amazing.

I'm first time on cgtalk and it shows on me impression.

idiot monk
06-17-2004, 07:03 PM
Yes !!! and u r not the only one :):thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Guys i've found the photoshop ok i can open it what next? :p

Kurtzar
06-21-2004, 09:49 PM
Really cool stuff.Now get this in to 3D.Just kidding.But this really is wonderful.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

icezasa
06-22-2004, 09:52 AM
Very good work, as always!

Toxic_Mind
06-25-2004, 02:22 PM
Wow, these would be really PERFECT for some book covers, really.. I like your style :applause:

T_M

PatternRecognition
07-12-2004, 09:41 PM
I am so envious of the lighting in the first pic that I might just drop dead of it. heh. Very intimidating stuff, your style rocks :D

Tuga_3D
07-14-2004, 12:51 PM
Just something i would really like to see printed and sold near by my house.
Really would like to read more about it.
"Moebius" would be proud of you.

Excelent.... :applause:

Tilstrom
07-15-2004, 06:50 AM
Incredible artwork. Well done. :D

ciccariello
07-23-2004, 07:34 AM
Simply Outstanding!

PacificAK
07-31-2004, 06:16 AM
hey Sparth..
u said that the 4th images is for donald kingsbury's psychohistorical crisis....
so just out of curosity, is that nove based on the psycohistorical concepts put forward by Isaac Asimov in the foundation series...

BTW.. great artworks all of them... :thumbsup: :)

Proteo
08-31-2004, 09:20 AM
excelent? yes, excelent!

IAM Z
09-13-2004, 10:20 AM
i like all of these!

Common Terry
11-10-2004, 02:54 AM
You certainly are a modern day master! These are just fantastic! The simplistic perfection of your brush strokes just makes my jaw drop. I love it all, the compostion, values, color, subject, it's all working perfect. Damn, I wanna have this kind of skill!

hhhho
10-01-2005, 11:47 AM
good design,so nice

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