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06 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 2003, 11:02 AM
Du är sjuk! :p

Killer Illustration, well done! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i love it

06 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 2003, 08:21 AM
riktigt läcker :beer:

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

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

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

06 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 2003, 04:59 PM

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

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