View Full Version : CG Illustration: Cafe Paradiset

06-21-2003, 03:24 PM
Hi all,

Last nights scribbling, about 7 hours I think. Reference used. All textures are built up from scratch in PS. When I started, I thought I'd do a quick 1 hour sketch, but as the picture progressed, I felt stronger for it ... so I spent the extra time to render the details perfectly. My inspiration was a warm romantic feeling, and I think I managed to pull it off. I started painting with very saturated blue and red colors, but eventually I felt it didn't look right. Last stage was to give it a yellow grade, think it helps a lot.


charlie brown
06-21-2003, 03:47 PM
great as always henrik, always rated you work so highly. Although i dont know if youve rendered the details 'perfectly' (would have to see the ref) its got a great mood.
Wish u would post more.
hows the new job? :D

06-21-2003, 04:46 PM
Henrik this is a :thumbsup:


However although as you stated the colour scheme succesfully brings out the warm romantic feeling you intended, imho your perfectionist nature (it seems to meby looking this pic ie the composition & architectural design) adds the stillness to this image, makes it rather cold.
What do you think?

Post more:beer:

06-22-2003, 08:15 AM
Very, Very nice. I love still life and the feeling you convey in this one really is awsome.

The only crit I have is the white window trim (mostly the one on the right) is to brite for my tastes. Maby you needed it that way to "fill in" those areas?

I Love it,

06-22-2003, 08:17 AM

Love your work and a lot of great passions that goes into it. It is an honor to meet a humble person like you. Looking forward to more of your works.


06-22-2003, 08:46 AM
while all the parts look really good, and i was quite amazed to find out that the scooter is actually 2d i find the image a bit confusing to read..

i still cant figure out WHERE the setting is.. is it inside with the light seeping in through some hole in the ceiling ?? or outside and the lighting is coming from an artificial source under that roof-thingy?

06-22-2003, 10:32 AM
Kör hårt Henkan!!!

No, but seriously, nice meeting you again last wednesday, hope things work out for you in the states. Looking forward to your "movie appearences" :cool:

Excellent work above btw. :bowdown:

/Figge - the "amuzing" gamer

06-22-2003, 11:02 AM
Du är sjuk! :p

Killer Illustration, well done! :)

06-22-2003, 11:22 AM
beautiful man, love the style :-)

06-22-2003, 11:30 AM
very beautiful henrik. looks like a photo from distance.
you have very unique skills in these kinda things. ;)

06-22-2003, 01:00 PM
väldigt snyggt o så men är inte vespan lite liten ?

06-22-2003, 04:09 PM
lol, this is like a gathering of all the swedish ppl. anyways, great stuff henrik, i just checked out your portfolio, the concept art is awesome :thumbsup:

06-22-2003, 04:09 PM
Wow, awesome!! beautiful work, I can't stop looking at it! :applause: :applause:

06-22-2003, 05:24 PM
wow,your scribbling is totally awesome!:buttrock:

06-22-2003, 05:28 PM
wonderful look
really good art

06-22-2003, 10:28 PM
Because of the small patch of light I think that the romantic feeling will finally turn to drama...:D
I love it!....

06-23-2003, 12:19 AM
Really impressed, saw it on the frontpage and thought it was a 3D render. :-)

My only Crit is the Letters on the overhang...
It would fit in so much better if you did those by hand too...

06-23-2003, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Stimpy
i still cant figure out WHERE the setting is.. is it inside with the light seeping in through some hole in the ceiling ?? or outside and the lighting is coming from an artificial source under that roof-thingy?

I would second that... the tone of the light says sunlight, but the position and direction says artificial light...

It's a bit confusing, but overall, I like it.


06-23-2003, 02:23 AM
beautiful work Seung Ho :love:

i love it

06-23-2003, 03:00 AM
:applause: Wow...i thought it was the real picture...can believe it from PS..congrats..keep up the good work!u rule man...:buttrock:

06-23-2003, 03:11 AM
not questioning your ability, but i'd love to see some build-up shots of this. it's just amazing, and i'd like to see some of your thought process

06-23-2003, 04:01 AM
Wow Henrik~!
I'ts really a nice piece of work.
do u mind telling us the brushes and workflow that u use on your paintings?

06-23-2003, 08:21 AM
riktigt läcker :beer:

06-23-2003, 08:22 AM
And you say that this is all 2D!!!! :eek:

06-23-2003, 08:49 AM
This is awsome work, love the feel to it.
Great image. :beer: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

06-23-2003, 08:52 AM
hendrik amazing as usual
*hendrik is on fire from the sparks or jealousy from the rest or the art and cg communitities.:eek: :eek:

06-23-2003, 08:54 AM
on a another note straightmark GREAT pic hehe that'll be a standard soon

06-23-2003, 11:49 AM
Love the image it looks great, one thing about me that is really bugging me is the scooter, the details are out and so are the proportions, but this is only annoying me because its my bike, and I'm sure you weren't trying to create a copy than more of a mood.

06-23-2003, 04:20 PM
Great job! The only thing i can say is that the sign on the cafe looks a little flat but thats about it. Great work, very artsy :applause:

06-23-2003, 04:55 PM
thanks all,

Yes the text is a bit sloppy. I wanted to make it fit in better, but also I was tired after 7 hours of painting. It was the last thing I put in, so I just wanted to get it "out of the door".

One thing I've found when painting up the "structure" of a painting, it helps ALOT to get texture in it as soon as possible. Textured brushes gives you depth much faster than flat round ones, simply because pixel variation is bigger.

06-23-2003, 04:59 PM

06-23-2003, 06:36 PM
yah, that pic is beautiful.

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