View Full Version : She's Called... Amsterdam, Xavier Marquis (3D)

12 December 2003, 09:39 PM (

hello, I changed of country and company and now that I am to install I post my last artwork. I dedicate this image to the team - GUERRILLA TEAM :bounce: - with which I work each days, for their cordial reception :)

i hope u like it !

12 December 2003, 09:48 PM
i love this girl ! :applause: ...and the style !!!
great work !

Dave Black
12 December 2003, 10:00 PM
Lovely Character, great composition, and unique style as always.



12 December 2003, 10:11 PM
wow, I love your style, and the natural feeling about the image!!


12 December 2003, 10:13 PM
the ear looks wierd.

12 December 2003, 10:14 PM
Very nice, Xavier!


12 December 2003, 10:22 PM
As everytime :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 10:24 PM
Your style rocks.. Amazing!

12 December 2003, 10:25 PM
great character!!

I agree with EVIL though, the ears is a bit big and low isn't it?

looks a bit too youg to be smoking eh ;)

12 December 2003, 10:31 PM
Sort of reminds me of Gungrave and Hellsing. :D

Beautiful work! I'd love to see how you put it all together.

12 December 2003, 10:44 PM
It took exactly 2 seconds after seeing this to decide this one goes into my "awesome-stunning-breathtaking-art" folder :thumbsup:

very cool colours, that's the best part. I love the combination of the young girl, the cigarette and her clothes.

definately one of the best plugs I have seen lately.

sorry to sound fanboyish, but this piece deserves it.

12 December 2003, 10:46 PM
Overall, it has a nice mood. I love the earthtone color scheme and the details. Only thing like others have said, the ear is low and texture of the hat isn't convincing. This one goes into my favorite images archive. :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:51 PM
damn Xavier, you've done it again! I love your work, it has so much style :beer:

12 December 2003, 10:58 PM
He He thank a lot :)

thank you also for the link with gungrave : touchdown guy ;)

the ear it is not an error but an anamorphose of the design at the Falcoon style : the designer of King of fighter, jet set radio futur etc etc :)

I like his style

12 December 2003, 11:16 PM
beautiful colors & composition

strong pose--really has such great attitude, nice attention to detail--

i think i like this piece best of all the pieces i have seen you create yet.

keep up the strong work!

12 December 2003, 11:20 PM
And to my I like your style. It magnifies image

By the way, have you already visited some of the coffee-shop?, jejeje. A greeting:applause: :applause:

12 December 2003, 11:22 PM
I like. A lot. Very much.

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 11:38 PM
Excellent work
At first glance I thought it was an illustration. Really like the paint like quality of the whole image. Is the background 3d as well?

Just checked out you're website too. Great characters.:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 11:45 PM
thx :)

background in 3D too :)

Game Keeper
12 December 2003, 11:46 PM
reminds me of Captain Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribean :beer: Yo HO!

12 December 2003, 12:23 AM
Ah...she's all grown up now...or maybe not;)
Great image! I like the colors and the expression on her face.

12 December 2003, 12:51 AM
This is beautiful... you must do tutorials. I yearn to be able to model my own style to a tee one day just as you. I usually only lurk these boards because half the time I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.. but this here man... this is grand.

Bravo. Keep freakin it. :love:

12 December 2003, 01:00 AM
So nice work here. i love it. beautiful colors and compositing.
Well down.:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 01:05 AM
That’s a good looking piece, impressive work, very nice
The texture is nice 2d looking. Nice character as well.:thumbsup:
I’m curious about the texture, are everything texture maps or have you combined it with shaders?

12 December 2003, 01:10 AM
Yeah yeah yeah. She's nice. Congrats dude.
Even though i'm a bit tired of the manga-like stuff, you have fully assimilated the style, and this is not the easiest thing to do. Take it as a compliment, of course ;)
Cheers Xavier!

mmm. Amsterdam...

12 December 2003, 01:18 AM
glad to se another creation from you Xav ;) Its been a while since I havent see much 3D characters here.. last one was your assasin e338 right? looks like 80% of the creations at CGtalk are 2D these last three months .. it`'s not a bad thing eh? just a fact ;) its going to be hard for Expose2.. and the deadline shortened too.. damn ...

12 December 2003, 01:38 AM
Good job Xavier..
All's been said :)
Just love the tone and pose and atmosphere you created...
any possibility to see her in a different pose, like shooting or something?

12 December 2003, 01:57 AM
Love it! It rocks! Love the style, colors....just flat out love it. Any additional renders of this?


12 December 2003, 02:23 AM
Very nice! Now I'm not just jealous of your position but of your skills as well! :)

12 December 2003, 02:24 AM
Very well done, the colors and the mood it creates is excellent.
The only things I don't like are the hair, which looks a bit stiff, and the face, I think it would look beter overall without the anime-esque face, it doesn't seem to match the rest of the image very well. But that's just me.

12 December 2003, 02:38 AM
Very nice work!! Love the style :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 02:38 AM
Wow, the color scheme only accentuates the beautiful modeling and texture work. Show us more. mokba

12 December 2003, 02:54 AM
i really like your style, which is including the color, and the character, background, etc.
merry christmas! :beer:

12 December 2003, 02:56 AM
lovely render. I don't know if I can align the kiddy/anime face with the body and accessories. I really like the body but the face... dunno... Looks a tad odd to me. The styling is quite Final Fantasish.. is that deliberate?

12 December 2003, 02:56 AM
doh! Double Post

12 December 2003, 03:29 AM
awesome character!!!!!!!!!

12 December 2003, 03:43 AM
I do like that a lot. My only criticism is that some of the poly edges are a little jarring, like in the hair. (if its designed to be low poly, then ignore that )
The one strand of hair that emerges from the forehead seems a little odd at its base, like its sticking out of the skin like a horn.

Just my opinion.

Other than that, very nice work.

12 December 2003, 04:39 AM
:drool: Absolutly spec-friggin-tacular! The ear's fine, BTW. But if I had to--bendin' my arm type--give a crit I'd say the texture laid on the hat as it comes around the brim (of the left side of the image) look's stretched. (disclaimer: I didn't read all the replies, so if this's been mentioned then nix mine). Other than that, I grovel...

12 December 2003, 05:15 AM
is she girl ??
i rather belive he is boy..
it is cool .i like it~~~

12 December 2003, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by DDS
wow, I love your style, and the natural feeling about the image!!



12 December 2003, 06:54 AM
Great desing!! lovely image !! :applause: :thumbsup: good luck!!

12 December 2003, 07:03 AM
outstanding work!!:buttrock:

12 December 2003, 07:36 AM
good style:bounce:

12 December 2003, 07:52 AM
Wow ! Nice stuff !!!

It remind me the style of Albator.... but in a moderner style :applause:

Have you any wire for us ??

12 December 2003, 08:02 AM
Great model man. I love it. It's like poped from an square enix game.

12 December 2003, 08:04 AM
Amsterdam inspire you a lot.. Great picture, we can feel the peace and the repose of the character...

You going to ben a great...I 'm very glad for u and very happy to :)
keep in this road, and the finish will be amazing.

See u very soon :p

12 December 2003, 08:39 AM
Nice image there Xavier :buttrock:

Any news on the proceedings of the game that is developed by guerrilla-games ?

I'm guessing the former Lost Boys pulled all the plugs and invited some top international artists to do some magic.
IF i may ask - how many people are working there at G.G. right now anyway ?

12 December 2003, 08:53 AM
love the mood of the character, it reminds me of gun grave, i think that's what it's call.. great work:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 09:24 AM
superbe !!! Tu m'impressiones de plus en plus a chaque fois, chapeau !

12 December 2003, 09:40 AM
Oh man.. that's fantastic! I love that girl! very impressive.
I would like to see it animated!

12 December 2003, 10:17 AM
great, love all the details and character design, although not sure about the Falcoon ear, but that's personal. Nice rendering also.
Reaaly stimulates me to make new characters, :)
Nice to hear you work at Guerrilla now. Do you have to use maya now? Are you the only one doing promotional work?
Keep it going!

12 December 2003, 10:30 AM
it's fantastic image..but i can't tell is that she or he exept seing title text.. :/

12 December 2003, 10:52 AM
Thanks all :)

Roman - > falcoon anamorphos ( look the design and the ears. :)

I'm really happy to work in netherlands. This country is really nice and i found a tranquility, a dream for an ancient "parisian".

For guerrilla we are two for the marketting art.

And yes I use maya now.

12 December 2003, 10:55 AM
Good to hear you like the Netherlands :)
Yeah I really like Falcoons work, :) (big inspiration also)
I'll be doing my internship at Guerrilla next month (6 months), so maybe I'll meet you ;)

12 December 2003, 11:20 AM
bienvenue a amsterdam!

great city if you avoid the center : )
I also just experienced the calming down factor from moving away from the known structures ... no more mobilephone calls ... just 3 emails instead of 20 and a lot of time for nerding arround

great work ... like the asian touch you ad even to a western motive ... looks like a conquistador on a sailing ship (or is it a dutch sailor or captain)

12 December 2003, 11:36 AM
ouaou , your work is great :thumbsup: and I like that

( j adore tes design de perso et leurs postures c est vraiment du tres bon boulot ..... tres se)nsible tout cela :applause:

12 December 2003, 11:59 AM
Wonderfull picture... I love the style.. Of course I can't avoid thinking final fantasy caracters, but its also different... Amazing job... I like the hat, gives a nice look to the character... It make me think to captain halock little guy...
Great piece!

12 December 2003, 12:00 PM
hey Xavier Marquis are u workin on killzone?:buttrock:
oh and really like the work u've done!

mo wuhen
12 December 2003, 12:23 PM
wow````it's cute i love it:bowdown:
are you going to post the wire?

12 December 2003, 12:43 PM
Amazing stuff. are you going to post any wire frame images? you should post several so we can see what you did. amazing work.

12 December 2003, 12:55 PM
wow love it ^.^ great work:thumbsup: :D

12 December 2003, 02:13 PM
I love this style....very anime!!!

In fact it looks very similar to the Hellsing character in the anime movies of the same name...any co-incidence??

Nice work


12 December 2003, 02:15 PM
T - H - X a lot :)

Saj -> no i'm not the marketting artist of killzone. I 'm working on another project. Sorry, I can't tell more at the moment :)

Manwich -> Honesty, I don't know Hellsing :blush: I make a research about.

12 December 2003, 02:42 PM
very goog work ! !! too nice !:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 06:22 PM
bastard.. i wanna work at there.. :P
maybe i'll meet u in a year or so.. :P
nice stuff

12 December 2003, 09:06 PM
dudee.. you' have done it again... this one lookkksss realllyy coooll... when i first saw it i thought it was a 2d Pic... but it looked sooo cool that i clicked the image to check it out... awesome shaders...and comp. :thumbsup: thumbz up ;)
could we see the wirez as well???

12 December 2003, 09:37 PM
Excellent work as always, Ive loved the pose and the design u used!:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 11:25 PM
Always great to see new art from you, Xavier! Nice work! :applause: :bounce:

12 December 2003, 12:52 AM
again , as always , amazing work :applause:

12 December 2003, 07:06 AM
Wow... what an image.. reminds me of a mix of final fantasy, hellsing, and trigun.. all in one.. still its a bit diffrent wich makes it unike...

:bowdown: Oh great one... GIVE US MORE LIKE THIS!!:bowdown:

12 December 2003, 07:07 AM
What in the world, excellent work.

12 December 2003, 09:05 AM
I agree with The_Row for reminds to Final Fantasy mixed with Trigun etc...:wise:

The weapons are fantastic!
Fragga!! fragga!! fragga!!:wip:

12 December 2003, 09:39 AM
nice work!!

- not sure thats a cigarette in her hand if u've called her Amsterdam...:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 09:41 AM
Nice work:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:47 AM

12 December 2003, 12:00 PM
great work:eek:

12 December 2003, 04:00 PM
That rocks :)

12 December 2003, 05:46 PM
Exellent and great work, as always...:buttrock:

I like very much your manga touch, good continuation :D

12 December 2003, 09:27 AM
very nice manga style ! could be taken from final fantasy or something ! great job

12 December 2003, 11:59 AM
a perfect work! well done man!:buttrock:

12 December 2003, 03:34 PM
You're a Master now !!! :thumbsup:
this picture is my favourite.

french touch powaaa ...

12 December 2003, 09:44 PM
specialy for u -mindcache-

wallpaper - She's called Amsterdam (

12 December 2003, 07:25 PM
I love it... :thumbsup: I like to see some more!!l

12 December 2003, 12:13 AM
This is definitely one of the most impressive pieces I've seen on this board.

12 December 2003, 02:48 AM

12 December 2003, 02:53 PM
Like a previous poster said, about 2
seconds to decide this picture will
be featured on my desktop for a
long time! Stunning!

12 December 2003, 03:37 PM
:arteest: :love:

Joyeuses fetes a toi !

12 December 2003, 06:04 PM
I am simply astonished. Your picture is really wonderful.:eek:

the avalanches
01 January 2004, 03:31 PM
it looks very nice.
what can i say?
i wonder if you have a very basic trick for me?
:p wannna be just as good as this

11 November 2004, 09:15 AM
Her design is very anime like, Its really cool ^^

06 June 2005, 05:41 AM
very nice!!!I love it

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bounce:

04 April 2006, 09:02 AM
very pretty girl!
I like the style of your work!

04 April 2006, 12:59 PM
Very well done, the colors and the mood it creates is excellent.
The only things I don't like are the hair, which looks a bit stiff, and the face, I think it would look beter overall without the anime-esque face, it doesn't seem to match the rest of the image very well. But that's just me.

I agree. The face just doesn't match. I don't like the image although I appreciate the skill required to create it.

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