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05 May 2006, 09:03 PM
Portfolio speedies,i keep posting as i go.

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05 May 2006, 09:41 PM
wicked paintings samsonsreaper (especially the second one)!! so glad you decided to start a thread for them. i admire your style very much - really tight work..your handling of light and texture is really effective. Hoping to see more!

(By the way your WIP thread link is broken..)

05 May 2006, 10:14 PM
Thanks audit!, been watching your speedthread too keep em coming :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 10:18 PM
Damn swedes, always better at painting... :arteest:

Awesome... Tight and good lighting and mood. Love this sort of imagery.

05 May 2006, 10:23 PM
jmBoekestein: lol thanks .., except i am hungarian :P

05 May 2006, 11:35 PM
lol, well your cgtalk profile thingy says you're from sweden. Heheh...

I think the interior you posted yesterday, and the seaside one are the best ones of the lot. I find that the attention to just light behavior adds way more than shapes etc. An eyeopener for me, because I want to carve out volumes when I do my stuff. I should try otherwise... :)

I's gonna be watchin'


05 May 2006, 12:30 AM
jmBoekestein: ah glad you like them, í´ll keep posting speeds everyotherday so tune in :)

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05 May 2006, 12:11 AM
Wow I could learn a lot from you -- your attention to light and form is amazing - truly beautiful. I'm totally subscribing - would love to hear a little bit about how you do some of this and maybe how you learned?

05 May 2006, 01:05 AM
LabyrinthineMind: ah thanks alot , yeah sure i might post some process pics of my speeds. In the meantime you can check out my WIP

05 May 2006, 01:10 PM
Wow - nice WIP - your ability at textures blows my mind, the background trees/cliffs looked unbelievable. I agreed with some of the crits given on the final piece about the people in the piece, but even then - I like your concept.

Can't wait to see more finished works! :)

05 May 2006, 10:49 PM
LabyrinthineMind: thanks :)

05 May 2006, 11:04 PM
^^ I'm so jealous. I just haven't any CLUE how to do that cool, confident, concept art style.

I wish I did... maybe I could do all the crap that's rattling around my head if I could!

05 May 2006, 01:09 AM
tutorials, fellow great artists, old masters, movies, photography are some of my inspirations

05 May 2006, 02:41 AM
Inspiration isn't the problem - it's technique - I wouldn't even know how to paint like that - of course I have never tried either.

And why on earth would there be tutorials on concept art? It's... unifinished art, just meant to sketch out something in a basic way so you can finish it later, usually in another medium and/or resolution.

What I'm saying is that the confident brush strokes are what I lack. Since I've been doing this way less than a year (and I mean, from stick figures...) I just don't have the confident drawing ability to just toss down strokes... and I envy that.

It's all practice I'm sure - but it sure looks nice from the n00b side of things :)

05 May 2006, 12:17 AM
watched "v for vendetta" got inspirrered

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05 May 2006, 08:07 PM
omg evil santa :argh: ...great luminosity though. Keep posting!

05 May 2006, 10:58 PM
This is amazing stuff, so much speed and liveliness in it! Do you plan to develop any of these in the future? And I agree with LM on the confident strokes; did you have any professional training or is this just the results of loads of practice? (and practice on what - grayscale? landscapes? figures? anatomy? etc.) Just wanting to know, as a beginner, how you got to this point. BTW the V for Vendetta one is my favourite, I like all the spanish passionate reds:).

05 May 2006, 02:23 PM
Maladie:thanks, There is a few that i choose to develope further once in a while but none of these though.

Its all practice , with help from movies, cartoons, artists,landscapes,figures,poses,movements. I like to work with colors so its not so much greyscale.

05 May 2006, 02:51 PM
See, that's why this style is so cool, because not one line is wasted, it's there for a reason. I wouldn't be able to do anything like it in a million years.
This is killer stuff, man! Big fat thumbs up:thumbsup:!

BTW, love that colosseum pic, building looks so big and deep, and i like the colours in the first one on this page.

05 May 2006, 12:06 AM
really good stuff in here :D

my favs are #2, #4 & #14

nagyon jo ( however you write that:) )

beszélek egy pizit, de nem tudok irni :sad:

05 May 2006, 12:11 AM
Vahn: ah kösz :) gondoltam hogy tudsz magyart :thumbsup:

And here is a speedie i will develop further , posting a wip later, join in on the progress :)

05 May 2006, 12:16 AM

I really like the guy in the front and the colorscheme. Not so much the bg tough .. cant get friendly with those big wires in the center ..they take too much attention. looking forward to how you develop this :thumbsup:

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05 May 2006, 01:26 AM
jeez...great work, levi. excellent value structures all round, but those highlights on the last one sell it to me. spectucularly sharp textures, too. are you working at a high res to get them that tight?

05 May 2006, 01:30 AM
been busy this is what i could manage to create , not much inspiration

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05 May 2006, 09:30 AM
Going great man! Just wanted to leave a cheer! :scream:

05 May 2006, 11:25 AM
jm:hehe thanks man :bounce:

Uchiha Itachi
05 May 2006, 11:57 AM
Wow.... this is really amazing!!!
You said that you get inspired by "great artists" and "masters" and I'm getting inspired by you ;), cause you are same for me....
So many thoughts and stuff :S, but I guess I will never, ever be able to draw any of those....
Do you think there's a chance for a really newcomer with "not that much ( :) )" talent to become THAT good? Or even 1/4 of it?

05 May 2006, 10:40 AM
Uchiha Itachi:Wow thats really nice, thanks alot, and hey yes you can develop all it takes it endless practice.Dont forget to have fun along the way, thats most important.

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05 May 2006, 10:22 PM
aabout 1 hour ,20min

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06 June 2006, 02:28 PM

Wow love the light in this one! Makes me want to learn environments. :D

06 June 2006, 05:52 PM
He man, these are great! I love your technique. Love to see some T's from you if you ever have the time. Great and inspiring work!

06 June 2006, 07:36 PM
Samson, I'd just like to say that I love just staring at your drawings.
You havent happened to have made any tutorials have you. the atmosphere and composition of your surroundings is amazing.

06 June 2006, 11:56 PM
thx ,Scubasteve,aldog:buttrock:, as it happens there is a little mini Tut in the "Dark Images" thread, check it out, about 4hours spent on that.

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06 June 2006, 07:16 PM
been awhile...

06 June 2006, 11:59 AM

06 June 2006, 01:16 PM
Excellent work!!

You're very confident with your strokes. Perfect stuff really.

06 June 2006, 01:17 PM
these are fantastic... feeling quite inspired actually, thankyou...

the old castle spiral staircase is a touch of genius BTW, same with the corrdor in your first large posting of posts.... if that makes any sense

06 June 2006, 02:21 PM
thanks:love:, heres a new one..:

06 June 2006, 03:12 PM
Amazing work, thanks for posting it here. I should visit this forum more often, the only reason I ended up here is because they rejected some of my work for the finished gallery and I thought this is a good place as any to showcase it.

Anyways, great technique and depth in your work, I wish I was half as good.

06 June 2006, 03:18 PM
these works are awesome! There are great perspective and colors in all of your works. Nice!

06 June 2006, 03:28 PM
niva: thanks, dont give up! keep fighting and developing :buttrock:

06 June 2006, 03:41 PM
The atmosphere in all of your works is truely amazing! The last one is particularly well done, the perspective is excellent. Great job, I'd love to see the last one finished :)

06 June 2006, 03:54 PM
Dianae: thanks:love:, yeah i did have a few ideas with the last one but i am not quite sure on what to go on. Maybe leave it for now and retry it later on.

06 June 2006, 09:07 PM
Great works, great, bold style, fantastic mood. I've liked your work a lot from the first piece I saw from you at the Daily Sketch Group.
And thanks a bunch for the painting steps in your other thread, it was very insightful.
Keep it up!

07 July 2006, 01:11 PM
Great works... again. Ive been stunned by your works through out the board. You really inpire me to bring up a wacom and start scribble. I like you works especially the shade of lighting you'd used on your works. Keep it coming ....

07 July 2006, 10:55 PM
thanks everyone ! :love:

07 July 2006, 11:09 PM
thx ,Scubasteve,aldog:buttrock:, as it happens there is a little mini Tut in the "Dark Images" thread, check it out, about 4hours spent on that.

awesome mang!

07 July 2006, 11:11 PM
aldog: no problem! :thumbsup::buttrock:

07 July 2006, 09:58 PM
2 tryouts for the matte-challenge ,

07 July 2006, 12:45 PM
I'm trying to make out the textures you've used in these last two. They look like rock... or dense trees, perhaps?

At any rate -- they look very, very good. I look up to the way you create such forms and mood with only a minimal use of brushstrokes.

07 July 2006, 06:06 PM
elidith: thx :love:, there are rock/water/organic textures in these

07 July 2006, 10:38 AM
i'm really liking what u've been producing in this thread,totally love this kinda treatment,the brushstrokes and the way u sorted out the whole composition with great set of palletes:)keep it coming mate

07 July 2006, 09:30 PM
Hey where's the updates? Not getting lazy are you? :)

07 July 2006, 10:17 PM
hehe ,been in a downslope, but hopefully will add som new things here

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07 July 2006, 08:18 AM
strong strong use of diagonals. Incredible and subscribed too

07 July 2006, 08:25 AM
I've been watching your progress at the Atlantis matte challenge, and it's impressive to say the least. Fantastic work.
A minor critique is that the architecture styles seem a little mixed (as of yesterday, at least, when I last checked).

About the last sketch: I see a distinct light outline around the threads he is holding... I am curious as to how you did this. By the way, I really like that simple background; it makes for a great lighting.

07 July 2006, 10:01 AM
thanks you two :bounce:,

ah yeah i will work on merging the architectures together, about this last sketch, i use the sharpening tool on the threads.

07 July 2006, 10:13 AM
sharpen! okay, makes sense now. I thought it might have been that, but I really wasn't sure. Thanks for the info, and keep it up. :)

07 July 2006, 05:48 AM
absolutely fantastic work. No crits here, just wanna see more. I'd like to see some finished work too.

07 July 2006, 02:22 PM
thanks beaux !

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07 July 2006, 07:56 PM
Hey man i've been looking through your threads really love your work, your use of texture and lighting is really effective, even when used to the minimum. I just love looking at each pic wondering what exactly it is i'm seeing, and i guess that's art, 50% the artist, 50% the viewer (making them work to understand what it is). very inspiring. good luck with the Atlantis contest :-)

- Dave.

08 August 2006, 05:12 PM
hey , glad you like it man:)

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08 August 2006, 09:13 PM
wow! how do you come up with these ideas? are you working on a project or something? i love the angle of the last sketch.

- Dave.

08 August 2006, 09:44 PM
thanks, nope its not a project.

I try to create my images with forced perspectives, and composing objects in them so it fills out spaces. Some times i get inspirrered by movies, the angles used in them, the whole feeeling of a composed storytelling image. I find a front shot is abit dull at times so hence i try twisting the perspective.

08 August 2006, 01:21 AM
Simply amazing work. The use of shapes and colors are amazing.

Do you have any tutorials available????

08 August 2006, 11:36 AM
thx:twisted:, I do have a little mini tutorial in the "Dark images" thread

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08 August 2006, 11:36 PM
hi levi, i was away last month, just checked out all your new work. darn amazing stuff particularly some of your tech/mech pics. still love that great sharpness and sense of experimentation you have. hope you're gonna be posting loads more.

08 August 2006, 10:55 AM
hey nick, thanks for dropping by! tanks btw will post more stuff.

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08 August 2006, 03:26 PM
what can I write?
I'm always without words viewing your pics.

08 August 2006, 08:29 PM
This one is getting dangerously close to Sparth territory, SR. I love it. Not to sure about the propeller at the front, but at least that stops it from looking like a Star Wars design.

Do you use a lot of color burn/ dodge strokes? I can't figure out how you get such contrasty marks! It does make your pieces very distinctive.

08 August 2006, 10:25 PM
thanks guys!

Spex84: yep i use it both dodge and burn...bad tools to use but for a speedpatinting it works very well.

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08 August 2006, 01:23 PM
I never thought it to be possible, but it seems your work just keeps getting better! You have a very unique style and are an inspiration.

Can I ask if you found a job? Or are you still doing freelance work?

08 August 2006, 02:23 PM
jdips01: thanks :), i freelance, and study 3d cg on the side

08 August 2006, 04:26 PM
That is enough to keep you busy.

I am working on my Bachelors in Architecture. I go to school full time, work full time and still try and find time to pursue other passions (like 3d modeling, matte painting and sketching), basically anything to further my skills.

08 August 2006, 05:00 PM
Just brilliant! love to hang them on my walls.

08 August 2006, 11:19 PM
hey - i really love there latest. getting those amazing textures, especially in the mountain behind the base and the ship, 22/8, and the landscape from 21/8 :eek:

just OT, could you tell me, how did you get into freelancing? is it worth much? (can you tell i'm thinking about getting a job..?!)

08 August 2006, 12:58 AM
audit: thanks man, financially it isnt enough but its because i spend most my time in school studying 3d for the time beeing.

At first people started asking me if i can make some images, and basically thats how it all started .And now when i have time i do them.

played around with some rock textures.

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08 August 2006, 10:08 AM
Dude, you rock! :buttrock:I'm amazed at the consistant updates and the quality is just mind boggling each time!
A very inspiring thread.

08 August 2006, 10:59 AM
Its very interesting how you work Samsons.. You use black (or dark) very much.. i see you use the hard-edge brush almost all the time? hmm.. thats hard... you must know exactly the right values and colors... did you take somekind of digital drawing courses or youve learned everything by yourself?

08 August 2006, 02:41 PM
nope no digital courses, just training alot

08 August 2006, 11:50 PM
had an audience when i painted this, took about 1h

08 August 2006, 09:40 AM
Hey the clouds in this one are really cool, put down an intense mood, like the second coming of thee queen alien :). Almost liike a nebula or something.

08 August 2006, 08:16 PM
thanks jm :buttrock:

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09 September 2006, 05:09 PM
I keep on popping back now and then, it constantly amazes me how much expression you but into the scenes, you can really feel whats going on. Well done, keep it up. I'd love to see a video tutorial on how you create your work, its an amazing style, very quick and dynamic.

How do you come up with the shapes, are they predeturmined or evolve through process?

- Dave.

09 September 2006, 06:39 PM
everlite:thanks man!,

i just scribble some shapes in the beggining, and if i see something interresting i go on that

09 September 2006, 08:00 PM
Yeah its an interesting technique, an evolution of thought and process. Be nice if you could tie them into a theme, like a short story or something.

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09 September 2006, 10:35 PM
allright, here is a screencaptured video of me speedpainting, its about 135mb or so needs some dl-time. Hopefully it works in WMP.

speedpaint video (

speedpaint video (

and the finished piece:

09 September 2006, 11:10 PM
friggin hell mate, you're a legend!

Mint :-)

Ah wait a sec, no can see, bad link.

09 September 2006, 11:26 PM
I want to cry, so close yet so far, that evil download site is ... evil! it counts down then tells me i'm a bot and boots me out! no fare :-(

09 September 2006, 11:33 PM

Ah wait a sec, no can see, bad link.

i tried the link myself,i dont know if you used rapidshare before anyway the process goes...

1:click the free button at the bottom of the page
2:wait for the timer to countdown
3:fill in the imagecode

the video is laging abit, i kind of have a slow cpu atm so i couldnt record it smoother. Anyways i hope you like the vid.

09 September 2006, 11:38 PM
your speedpaints are amazing. I really wish i was that good.
:eek: the mech one is my fav. i subscribed to this thread.

Download-session invalid. Please click here. (

Possible reasons:

Download-session expired. Direct-links last a few minutes for free users and a few days for premium-users.
You requested this download-session from a different IP than yours. If you use AOL, try a different browser.

i got that error message when trying to download.

09 September 2006, 11:46 PM
Hey mate, i'll give it a try,

Please see my recent pic:

i really appreciate your insight. I created this in response to been inspired by your images yesterday :-) (though not very loose, i know)

I've just entered the code and again it failed. I'll persist

- Dave.

09 September 2006, 11:50 PM
ok guys, try this alternate link from my website

speedpaint video (

everlite: thanks man :thumbsup: sure i can take a looksie :)

09 September 2006, 11:55 PM
Well four attempts, correct codes but still it fails. Any other way? maybe only one person at a time can download and it fails if someone else is downloading.

I just did a yahoo answer request and got these as alternative free file hosts if needed: ( ( ( ( ( (

09 September 2006, 11:56 PM
Ok, i'll try your site :-)

Yep, downloading good and strong :-)

09 September 2006, 12:44 AM
great work - I love your compositions.


09 September 2006, 12:44 AM
Well that's what i call speed painting, one frame every 3 seconds hehe.

Shame about the lag, but it's watchable.

Vista! looks so shiny and slick looking wont work on mine

Really great to see the shapes evolve, when you created the original shape did you know what it was going to be, or indeed what shape it was going to be prior to painting it? like the highlights, were they just random strokes to develope a starting point or did you already know what they were going to be?

Strange i always imagined you had lots of really textured brushes, but you just seem to use the same basic brush all the time.

Cheers, i'm going to watch it a few times. Maybe another one in the future? I really think people would pay to see these paint tutorials, honestly making the exception of the lag they're very much like some of the Gnomon DVDs.

Cheers again - Dave.

09 September 2006, 01:00 AM
Gord/everlite: thanks :)

in most cases its just random strokes that i start with, and once i know what shapes to go after i am confident enough to do highlights.In most cases i have a clear image of the whole concept about 5 mins into the painting.

about 80-90% of the speedpainting is painted with a hardedged brush, and if i see the need to texture i use the textured brushes.Also gradients with the softedged brush.

Once i have a faster computer i will make a better vid, and nooo lagging, i kind of feel disapointed that it lags....oh well

Gnomon... *drools* those guys are insanely good. Would be a dream come true to make ona of those dvds

09 September 2006, 01:20 AM
Seriously i think if you put together (how ever many you could fit) on a DVD people would pay, i would. Just set up a simple free payment system, i think quite a few people are subscribed to this thread so instant success i think

Yeah, shame about the lag, still watchable though, can see the layers and shapes building up.

Cheers - Dave.

09 September 2006, 09:04 PM

09 September 2006, 08:12 PM
speedpainting about um depression?

09 September 2006, 08:16 PM
The last one is awesome...very grim and apocolyptic.

09 September 2006, 08:43 PM
danielh68: thanks yeah i was going for that theme :twisted:

09 September 2006, 10:33 PM
trying to tone down the contrasts, i kind of likewith this little speed, 1h30min

09 September 2006, 12:26 AM
awesome! design is great on the helmets. :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 07:25 AM
This seems endless! still very amazing. My only suggestion would to try and create a theme or visual story through your images. One thing is been able to paint the above character but could you paint him from any direction in any pose, while still maintaining the same style? I think that could be a challenge :-)

Do you get paid for any of your work? you should.

Jack Shannon
09 September 2006, 02:42 PM
Wow, I am abosolutly in love with your speed paints. Downloading the video as we speak. Also you should of won the matte painting contest in my opinion.

I like the last one. Everlite is spot on about the dvd, this is the stuff we need to learn imo, not all the high rez rendering and detailing stuff. I would definatly buy it!

I have a question.
Do you decide on the perspective and horizon before putting your random shapes down?

09 September 2006, 06:54 PM
thanks guys! glad you like them

Everlite: yep i get paid :)

Jack: the first brushstrokes determine the lighdirection and subsequently the perspective. Its not always that i know what i want so i just scribble to get me started.

tonights contrib, hehe yeah a qrazy guy can try lensflare or can i ?:twisted::

09 September 2006, 07:53 PM
very inspiring work, looks so very confident. great stuff!! i'll try and download that vid as well i guess ;) *5star thread* :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 01:15 AM
jpedro: thanx men appreciate it :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 01:21 AM
great work SR .. youre r probably the only one i know who can pull off those high contrasts and still look really cool :thumbsup::bowdown:

09 September 2006, 01:40 AM
Vahn: cool thx man, glad ya likes it :twisted:

09 September 2006, 06:44 AM
WOW AWESOME STUFF MAN! i was wondering how long would u actually take for one? i mean.. i really wan that sorta style in my work.. inspirational.

09 September 2006, 09:41 PM
Maui69: thank you, it takes about 2-3h on each one

09 September 2006, 10:34 PM
Great stuff! Your paintings have such a sense of movement to them! Lots of interesting brush work. Are you using mostly standard brushes or your own customized ones?

09 September 2006, 12:24 AM
Damselfly: thanks :bounce:, i use both defaults and custom.

09 September 2006, 03:21 AM
Good lighting on your work. May be in some places too many bright highlights - but it's your style. Nice. It doesn't bother me relly - I only wonder if some of the pix would be better off with less light flicks....

p.s. my personal favorite is on page 1 - 9th painting (stadium some sort) - really cool.

09 September 2006, 11:59 AM
Hey again.. yeah.. i was wondering.. how did u start off or practice to get to this sort of skill level... and like could you post up like some links where it would be a good place to start? i really wanna start something like that.. and how do you know when to use each brush for different texture??

09 September 2006, 10:34 PM
hey thanks people ! :)

Maui69: here is an early step, i have blocked out the major shapes:image (


09 September 2006, 10:30 AM
man... that is freaking awesome.. the link did help.. but i mean, do you have any links or book reccomendations fer me to get to understand how light hits different surfaces and stuff?

09 September 2006, 10:23 AM
SamsonsReaper, I really adore your work, I think your speedpaintigs got in the meanwhile
kind of legendary or so :scream:
But I wonder about a thing, how did you learn poses and anatomy so well
(I'm asking with especially this picture in mind

Do you work with refs or did you study anatomy books or it's just an natural ability.

09 September 2006, 08:57 PM
thanks guys!

Maui69: sorry dont know any perticular books , i just practiced alot, watched how light works in movies,irl, photos.

Vyse-soa: hehe i wouldnt call myself legendary. Anatomy ..thats a tough cookies, i did study photos, theories, and practiced alot. Sometimes i do need refs when i get stuck and need some aid.

heres a new one, feeaaar meeee ..hehe

09 September 2006, 07:30 AM
I was just curious about that, hehe still searching for shortcuts for learning anatomy even though I know that there aren't any, lol :scream:

This one so *beep* rocks :buttrock:

09 September 2006, 09:31 AM
You b*st*rd! Now I'm seriously jealous. Fun getting back to the web and finding this piece here though! :twisted:

09 September 2006, 12:51 PM

Your work is awesome, very full of life and just viewing this thread is getting my blood moving faster - some form of painter's adrenaline. Anyways - love the work, think I've been admiring your sketchbook on conpcet art a longgg time ago. Gotta say thanks your processes and hope one day I will be better then you hehehehehe (no comparision), seriously love your subject matter and as Gord mentioned your compositions do kickass - loved that one where the guy is walking into the tunnel with the 7 lights. Really captures that feeling you get when gettting out of the harshness of an enivonment and being surrounded by cold steel and cement

be back soon,

09 September 2006, 01:25 PM
Vyse-soa: no short cuts here hehe

jmBoekestein: thanks mate!

MattVogt: Hi,thank you for the kind words, glad i can inspire.

09 September 2006, 01:33 PM
aww.. damn... so i should just work from pictures then yeah?? oh well thanks fer the help... though if u have any tips please share.. haha.. this new work is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

09 September 2006, 12:00 AM

09 September 2006, 12:05 AM
You have an amazing gift my friend, yet it all seems very random, maybe now you should start connecting the dot.

- Dave.

09 September 2006, 12:44 AM
everlite: Thanks! yeah i am gradually trying different things to make the images better

09 September 2006, 12:00 PM
why don't I see the pictures?.

maybe my computer have some problem.:shrug:

09 September 2006, 07:41 PM
these sketches are great!

09 September 2006, 09:28 PM
thanks :)

09 September 2006, 08:14 AM
I've to thank you.
I've had a bad morning but ,viewing your pics, now I feel better :)

Great work,

09 September 2006, 09:46 AM
thanks serena! glad to be a happy-pill:buttrock:

09 September 2006, 10:13 PM

09 September 2006, 11:04 PM
:eek::love: i really like these last ones awesome.
on this newest whats behind him it seems a bit off.

09 September 2006, 12:43 AM

09 September 2006, 01:58 AM
Gorgeous work! Great fluidity.


09 September 2006, 12:36 AM
Cris: thank you


09 September 2006, 05:17 AM
Wow, I really like the last piece. At first, I thought it was some nonobjective abstract work, but then the image suddenly materialized. Very cool :)

09 September 2006, 05:56 AM
Pff...somehow im not suprised to see samson and helzer here....2 very unique artists.

Kool strokes it.:thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 08:02 AM
woo love it. the last one wit the craziness. I really love the highlights and how you work with the form. great stuff.

09 September 2006, 09:28 AM
GEEeEEZus i love the one in the armour.. Full Wicked as always! i hope i can paint to get somewhere like that.. hahaha

09 September 2006, 10:07 AM
GEEeEEZus i love the one in the armour.. Full Wicked as always! i hope i can paint to get somewhere like that.. hahaha

I must quote you.
Should we sign a contract with Devil? :scream:

09 September 2006, 10:20 AM
This is excellent
I'd love to see some more original concepts like these in Swedish game development, instead of that "realism" and the anime threat that is on the horison.
What are you doing in Stockholm with all that 2d? I hope you're not just sitting at home and painting for fun! Don't make me come down there!

09 September 2006, 11:54 PM
thank you all:scream:

kind of like a future swat team, yep thats a tie

09 September 2006, 03:32 AM
Mehehehe!!! The armored soldier is spot on! I love that one! Good stuff. :D

09 September 2006, 05:11 PM
Mm...white, grey and red. It seems drawn for a Prada's tvspot :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 10:30 PM

09 September 2006, 05:00 AM
The lighting in your works are always, always so dramatic! Is there a method to achieve such lighting scheme? (If there is...can you show me, please?) Even at the sketching stage it's full of textures and contrast! Love the last one you just did :)

09 September 2006, 09:14 PM
kelandra: thx, try defining a clear light direction, use highlights on the objects on which it colides with

2-3h station..brrrrr cold

09 September 2006, 07:28 AM
Levi, I really feel so inspired with what you and some of the other speedsters create. Great stuff.


09 September 2006, 01:29 PM
Cris: thank you! glad i can inspire you :)

09 September 2006, 06:39 PM
i have been following this thread.. and u never seem to disappoint.. ive been trying to get that sort of alpish feel for like.. forever... and i still cant seem to get it.. please dude.. u got to teach me!!

09 September 2006, 10:10 PM
Maui69: study alp pics, what kind of colorvalues do you see, practice on trying similar values


09 September 2006, 12:04 AM
kelandra: thx, try defining a clear light direction, use highlights on the objects on which it colides with

2-3h station..brrrrr cold

needless to say your light worx rock cuz they always do, love the mood and colorchoice, keep on rockin' mate!

09 September 2006, 10:06 PM
thnx Sacha :)

09 September 2006, 11:25 PM
the softer contrast is working pretty well, I think the realism is going up steadily. Good work! :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 06:06 PM
What can I say you do great work. Very inspiring, Im trying to figure out how you do it like everyone here.

Im wondering about texture, for example that last pic, the texture in the road and closest building, how do you do that, is it another pic overlayed, or is it a brush or what, Im really trying to figure this out.

09 September 2006, 06:51 PM
Hey mate, still looking great.

See look what happens, right after i suggested you do a speed painting DVD, guess what gnomon brings out! tut tut tut. (which i've ordered I'm not sure what your future plans are but you can't keep on posting these up forever, you need to make a book or something, and especially a DVD! i'd be first in the qeue, you really are great at what you do and every painting seems completely original and inspiring. i'd just love to see it go somewhere, Take it to the next level!!

10 October 2006, 12:31 AM
everlite:hehe i can so ! , the thing is i am not ready to make a dvd just yet, there are some things i am still not contended with and i wish to practice.I promise it will go to a higher level but it will take some time my friend :)

fersteger: cool thanx, its texturebrushes

JM: yeah thanks :)

10 October 2006, 04:08 PM
Hi there,

Thanks for the tip on lighting! :) Awesome works as always. I really liked the cold snow scene...the snow looks so pretty. The latest one is also really much details. Great perspective and design on all of them!! :applause:

ooh...didn't see the lady, such movement in her pose. Nice :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 09:35 PM
kelandra: thank you :)

some more snow..

10 October 2006, 07:11 AM
WOW! how do u have so much of time to do these? even to do a sketch it would take me Yonks! as always, F*****g great work bro... though i was looking at the references of like alps and stuff but i still cant hit that speed painting style..

10 October 2006, 04:27 PM
maui69: takes some practice,

here´s a tutorial ( made

10 October 2006, 10:36 PM
tonights exersize , futuristic cop on killerspree weeeeee

10 October 2006, 07:32 AM
hey man.. THANks A BILLIOn for the tutorial.. made me understand that much more.. and once again, cool stuff. the reflection on that cops visor looks sweet.. im gonna try do this speed painting thing.. and i was hoping whether u could give some crits on it when i manage to do one.. haha

10 October 2006, 05:45 PM
futuristic cop on killerspree weeeeee
damn futuristic killer cops. always wanting attention :D what's that overlay you're using? i've seen it in quite a few of your paintings now.

10 October 2006, 05:50 PM
that overlay looks like trees? like some forest??

10 October 2006, 10:56 PM
yep, its a rainforest pic, has some nice texture in it, works quite well..

10 October 2006, 11:13 PM
hoooraaay some warm colors :D great piece :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 05:38 AM
another great piece... SR i was wondering.. should i start painting from pictures? like as in different eniviroments? and u have any reccommendations for pictures to start?

10 October 2006, 09:41 PM
Maui69 :yeah , go for it! :)

10 October 2006, 05:35 AM
W-O-W i have nothing else to say.. any way thanks fer yer time man.. will get back to u when i can

10 October 2006, 09:38 AM
Me watching your new pic : :drool:

10 October 2006, 10:46 AM
This is just amazing! You are an inspiration to everyone here :applause:

10 October 2006, 10:44 AM
You're sooo the Linda Bergkvist of speedpaints around here. Your pieces alone warrants an entire new forum dedicated to speedpaints only.

10 October 2006, 03:00 PM
impressive work. I especially like your samurais. I will definately keep your forum tabbed.

10 October 2006, 06:47 PM
thanks for all the kind words everyone! :twisted:

yep its a stonegollum fighting some earthworm

Uchiha Itachi
10 October 2006, 08:14 PM
Awesome light and texture (that the right word?)
As if one would stay right in there... Amazing! All of this here, i could spent days watching your images!!! :bounce: :bounce:
great great great
why does it have 4 stars? It deserves 10 (-thousand!) of course!!
I would give a lot to see you life while painting :P really stunning. So much life in those images i can hardly believe they're just a .jpg file :D


10 October 2006, 09:41 PM
thanks :)

10 October 2006, 11:01 PM
Great sense of lighting. Very dramatic.

10 October 2006, 11:33 PM
You KNOW your work is good when NUNs like it. ;)

Levi, I love the sculptural feel of your work. It's like you go in and smash and plaster pixels together to build up your forms. Completely textural.

Love it.

It occured to me that if nwargasm ever changes their avatar, my statement will make no sense. :eek:

10 October 2006, 09:06 AM
You know I saved all of your sketches to my local drive to study it since I begun to paint few weeks ago and your sketches are valuable resource. I am most impressed with the quality of colors and light. And the sharp, crispy look of your images is the thing that interests me... how do you get these, what kind of brush do you use?

And once more, fantastic works. I will follow your thread for sure.
Keep painting! :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 11:01 PM
thanks all!

InTerceptoV:thanks, check out my tutorial :)

10 October 2006, 07:06 AM
hey SR.. WOW... once again fabulous work~ will submit something soon

10 October 2006, 12:44 PM
Simply awesome!
I love the depth and scale of these last several paintings.

10 October 2006, 02:44 PM
Hey mann.. really awsum work! :applause: :applause: I guess we all wud really appreciate if you also mention what method/technique u involve in making them..

Kool work .. :eek:

10 October 2006, 03:35 PM
Simply beautiful work on the last one. I especally like the ships search light.
I hope you make many more tutorials about your painting style, the last one was great and taught me a lot.

10 October 2006, 12:47 AM
thx all,

hotsparx: check out my speedtutorial


10 October 2006, 11:26 PM

10 October 2006, 01:49 PM
Nice one as always :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 09:44 PM
red and green...and a strong depth in this image.
I love it :)

10 October 2006, 12:56 AM
thanks :)

a concept for a friends novell

10 October 2006, 01:45 AM
Levi you're such a master of light and mood! I always have to stop in here for a peek!

10 October 2006, 11:04 AM
It has got an incredible depth. I love it.

10 October 2006, 11:08 AM
awesome...again argh i hate you :banghead: haha :D keep it up

10 October 2006, 11:09 AM
once again SR excellent work.. love the mood set there... sorry havent been able to post anything much recently, will soon though.. havent missed a piece by u, great job..

10 October 2006, 01:57 PM
Great stuff man, and still keeping it varied. :) Love the red light on last one.

10 October 2006, 02:55 PM
hadn't i subscribed to this awesome thread?? argh! stunning speeds! a joy to my eyes

10 October 2006, 09:40 PM
thanks for the support folks:bounce:

10 October 2006, 09:43 PM
I love it, especially the robot design, but the setting is a little bare. It looks like an airport tarmac, but there's no way that thing's getting off the ground. Great job on the reflection in the shadow, by the way... very realistic treatment of light.

10 October 2006, 12:04 AM
I think this one looks pretty cool, the bareness adds strength to the robot in my opinion.

Keep em coming.

I just created two sketches, it's not something i've ever really done but i felt inspired by your posts and thought i'd give em ago,

I'd be honoured by your feedback.

- Dave.

10 October 2006, 01:01 PM
Hey man
love how your thread is spawning all this...
...a never ending creativity source...

(there, now i'm subscribed and I won't have to miss what follows :) )

btw, are yoçu in the EON Challenge? If not, think about it ;)

10 October 2006, 08:13 PM
thanks duuuudes :)

NR43: hehe havent read much material for it :)

everlite: thx man, the first one, you need to bring the object further, now its kind of melted with the bg, hard to read. Second image, tone down the dodge and think more where to put the highlights.

10 October 2006, 06:56 PM
something new, been awhile since i did this type of work..

10 October 2006, 08:50 AM
I realy like the last one :love: - lightning, colors, mood, it's just outstanding!

10 October 2006, 01:34 PM
I can't get enough of your works, your understanding of light/shadow and color harmony is second to none. Keep them coming!

10 October 2006, 09:18 PM
thankies :)


10 October 2006, 11:54 PM
HELLBOY! Awesome :) Very evocative :)

10 October 2006, 07:17 PM

10 October 2006, 07:34 PM
Your work is utterly fantastic!
Just everything about it screams excellence. Your confidence in your abilities shines through.
Some of your pieces confound the eye and brain; I know they're sketches but the light in some of them looks so real and natural.

11 November 2006, 10:54 PM
thanks Kelob :)

11 November 2006, 08:10 AM
You're increasingly reaching the same quality as superstar Craig Mullins - an awesome achievement indeed. Keep on rockin'!

11 November 2006, 03:03 AM
hehe i have waaaay much to learn yet to get there

heres a crashed ship

11 November 2006, 09:32 PM
Amazing skill with the little strokes man! Can only guess where you're heading! :thumbsup: Keep it up.

11 November 2006, 11:34 PM
Jm thanks, gonna miss those vamps man

11 November 2006, 12:23 AM
*running to check out your website and link you*