View Full Version : Hidden In The Desert, Sparth (2D)
06-05-2004, 02:46 PM
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
done for another jack vance novel
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)
covers for robert silverberg's space opera
i hope you'll like all of these.
Hi sparth! nice to see u around! (mitsui)
This is all stunning work!
You deserve frontpage!!!
06-05-2004, 03:27 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.
06-05-2004, 04:09 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 :)
06-05-2004, 04:12 PM
looks very amazing, pal.
well done. I like the city most (the others are also great).
06-05-2004, 06:02 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:
06-05-2004, 08:38 PM
Soon to Be Front Pager...
I think this work is inspring, stunning, and original.
I love the inside of that tent....
06-05-2004, 09:25 PM
I love the first one the most , but they are all vary good work .
06-05-2004, 11:06 PM
If these don't belong to the front page I don't know what does, awesome work once again Sparth!
06-05-2004, 11:57 PM
Sparth! I love your colors... these are great!
My favorite is the third one.
and yes this deserves a frontpage indeed!!
06-06-2004, 01:31 AM
incredible! simply incredible! :bowdown:
06-06-2004, 09:23 AM
06-06-2004, 10:30 AM
Breath taking scenes. All have great lighting and a sense of deapth
06-06-2004, 01:50 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:
06-06-2004, 05:17 PM
Beautiful colours and moods. Amazing work. :applause:
06-06-2004, 06:59 PM
Bon que dire a part que j'ai plus qu'a couler mes crayons et mon pc dans du beton :)
06-06-2004, 07:02 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.
The mod team.
btw, very nice work and I plugged it,
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...
06-06-2004, 07:20 PM
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.
06-06-2004, 07:22 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!
06-06-2004, 07:40 PM
very nice stuff, i like conceptual art alot. they are now my desktops :D
Each of these pictures will be my wallpaper consecutively for the next month.
06-06-2004, 08:55 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.
06-06-2004, 08:59 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,
06-06-2004, 09:18 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
06-06-2004, 10:04 PM
Beautiful images of incredible artistic quality.magnificent color use :thumbsup:
06-06-2004, 10:12 PM
Comme d'hab, bravo:buttrock:
06-06-2004, 11:39 PM
I love this worlds. :applause:
06-06-2004, 11:55 PM
love this, its 100% wonderful, and insperational.
*Save as Background
06-07-2004, 12:06 AM
awsome work there
06-07-2004, 12:27 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.
06-07-2004, 03:13 AM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
06-07-2004, 03:30 AM
is this new stuff?
i love your images. used to check your site once in a week.:applause:
06-07-2004, 03:40 AM
i like it :love: :love: :love:
06-07-2004, 04:55 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:
06-07-2004, 07:30 AM
What time to complete a work...like "book covers for jack vance emphyrio" for example?
(sorry for my bad english):p
06-07-2004, 07:49 AM
Goooood trip... splendid!:buttrock:
it's impressive :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
amazing works, :thumbsup:
06-07-2004, 09:12 AM
Man! .. You are God!!!
06-07-2004, 09:25 AM
superb! .. love the sketchy detailed quality.
lighting is fantastic.
06-07-2004, 09:48 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:
06-07-2004, 10:42 AM
Yeah. Some phantastic atmospheres! :eek:
I like your style! :bowdown:
So please continue! :thumbsup:
06-07-2004, 11:05 AM
Wow! Really nice! I really enjoyed them. :)
nice to see some new paintings from you!
06-07-2004, 01:20 PM
pure univers, couleurs, compo, que de la balle quoi.
06-07-2004, 01:24 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?
06-07-2004, 01:34 PM
Great !!! I like all of them !!!! :buttrock:
06-07-2004, 01:38 PM
:applause: :bounce: :thumbsup: :buttrock:
Arg, c trop bo :eek:
06-07-2004, 02:44 PM
Like I said :
pfffffff, pffffff, pffff and pffffff.
I wanna marry you !
06-07-2004, 02:44 PM
eeeek, double post, sorry :)
06-07-2004, 03:30 PM
Awsome work, the city skyline is my fav.:thumbsup:
06-07-2004, 03:54 PM
Just awesome... :buttrock:
06-07-2004, 04:27 PM
hahaha....i've always loved those kind of pictures,great job man,realy cool,what else can i say?????:applause: :bounce: :thumbsup: :bowdown:
06-07-2004, 04:44 PM
06-07-2004, 04:56 PM
sparth DAM man, you got trained evil talents love the deserty lighting composition. This stuff reminds my of StarWars, great job.
06-07-2004, 07:00 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!
06-07-2004, 07:03 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:
....Pinaise ...... Ca dechire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Incredible work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-08-2004, 01:45 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
06-14-2004, 01:35 PM
nice nice which program did u use?
:bowdown: :bowdown: :buttrock: :buttrock:
06-16-2004, 04:36 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?
06-16-2004, 05:23 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:
06-16-2004, 05:54 PM
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:
06-16-2004, 07:30 PM
LOL :p :p okay then thenx ;) 1 last quastion how many year need to be a good enviroment creator? :arteest:
06-17-2004, 12:06 PM
This is amazing. Just amazing.
I'm first time on cgtalk and it shows on me impression.
06-17-2004, 06:03 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
06-21-2004, 08:49 PM
Really cool stuff.Now get this in to 3D.Just kidding.But this really is wonderful.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
06-22-2004, 08:52 AM
Very good work, as always!
06-25-2004, 01:22 PM
Wow, these would be really PERFECT for some book covers, really.. I like your style :applause:
07-12-2004, 08:41 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
07-14-2004, 11:51 AM
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.
07-15-2004, 05:50 AM
Incredible artwork. Well done. :D
07-23-2004, 06:34 AM
07-31-2004, 05:16 AM
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: :)
08-31-2004, 08:20 AM
excelent? yes, excelent!
09-13-2004, 09:20 AM
i like all of these!
11-10-2004, 01:54 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!
10-01-2005, 10:47 AM
good design,so nice
10-01-2005, 10:47 AM
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