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08 August 2003, 06:49 AM (

These are some trading card illustrations I made for the Shadowfist game. All Painter 7, Photoshop and a Wacom.

You can find more on my website.

08 August 2003, 07:46 AM
Very nice, love em. Shadowfist, I'm not familiar with that one.

08 August 2003, 08:35 AM
hey - what kind of card game is that anyhow?? wonderful art :love:

08 August 2003, 04:02 PM

Anyway, Shadow is a trading card game, kinda like Magic The Gathering, but it's like "Hong Kong action films all rolled into one" to paraphrase its description.

Here's another piece:

08 August 2003, 05:04 PM
SWEET! I love your art! I especially like the first and last!


08 August 2003, 05:05 PM
The first three are definitely my favorites.

well done, :buttrock:

08 August 2003, 05:07 PM
:arteest: thats some yummy stuff ...*wow*

amazing lightning and expressions... me likey !!!!

08 August 2003, 05:10 PM
Why did you use photoshop and painter, i am new to the wacom and i was wondering wich parts of your paintings were done in each program.

Simply amazing!!:buttrock:

08 August 2003, 05:31 PM

08 August 2003, 05:53 PM
Great works dude!

But I think I gotta point out, the 1st guy's muscles - praticularily the shoulders, aren't quite right. The styrations are running the wrong direction. Very distracting in an otherwise great piece...

08 August 2003, 06:12 PM

08 August 2003, 06:18 PM
wicked works :buttrock:

08 August 2003, 06:18 PM
My two favorite subjects, monkeys -n- robots! Excellent work!

08 August 2003, 06:45 PM
Incredible looking work, I web archived your entire site.:thumbsup: Good stuff!:cool:

08 August 2003, 06:58 PM
wow ... *speachless*

08 August 2003, 07:07 PM
pretty kewl Work , the first one reminds me of one of the kewlest games ever : Kingpin :-) :beer:

08 August 2003, 07:16 PM
brain storm

08 August 2003, 07:40 PM
Roberto - I love your artwork, just browsed your website too. Great stuff.

08 August 2003, 07:56 PM
robcamp dude somethings wrong with your mind :argh: :banghead:

:D but good work keep it up......

08 August 2003, 07:59 PM
OW you worked on Warlands, for dude your tuts are great...

ps: make more :D

08 August 2003, 09:27 PM
Awesome use of colors... You sure know 'em. Great contrast too, not to mention lighting.

08 August 2003, 09:53 PM
Dargon: Mhh... now that I look at it... I guess, yeah... oops!

hanzo: Yes, Warlands was a great experience, the art was getting rave reviews, but the story sucked :( As for my mind... yes.. twisted... I have been told many times... eh eh... (maybe you visited my website and saw my demon drawings?).... I'll do some step-by-step tutorials on how I made some of these pieces.

PokeChop: Who's gonna win? I bet the cyber-moneky will finish the robot by ripping it's other eye out and then push it off a cliff.

manosteele12: Oh, I can explain. Let's see, I used Painter 7 to actually paint most of what you see there, but then I relied on photoshop to optimize several things: luminosity, color balance and saturation, and also to add subtle effects (ie. glow). Photoshop also was great in helping me fix smal details here and there and to quickly add textures in certain areas (ie. the wall behind the big guy). I will write a tutorial on the process I used for some of these pieces soon. Thanks for the interest!

markbones, igorstshirts, Prs-Phil, onlooker, rayzv, Gotham, CB_3D, lala7, KWAK, mage111 : Thanks!

08 August 2003, 10:40 PM
Beautiful work! Its great to see art like this on a large scale, since I'm used to viewing it in a little 2 x 2 box on the back of a piece of cardstock. Fantastic imagination, creativity, and technical expertise are demonstrated throughout.



08 August 2003, 11:51 PM
Yikes....nice stuff. :applause:

08 August 2003, 11:59 PM
youre so talented :D

i do have some crits tho. the 1st image, the man's head near the top seems crooked or uneven by the angle his sunglasses and nose sit at... i dont know if im making any sense, it just seems that it is

the second pic, the wires out of the bot seem just placed and not really that they were a part of the bot. doesnt seem natural that those wires were outside the casing of the bot and we cant see any other wires, ... I don't know.

other than that small blather, haha, its great! Awesome stuff. :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 01:34 AM
wow..awesome works~!:buttrock:

08 August 2003, 01:47 AM
Just checked out the website.....Absolutely beautiful work....what else can I say?

08 August 2003, 02:12 AM
call for five stars!


08 August 2003, 03:01 AM
phwoar, superb paintings, lighting very nice.. welldone:thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 03:04 AM
very nice!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 03:06 AM
ah yes! you do plan to make more tuts. now all I need is a wacom and more ram :applause:

08 August 2003, 05:16 AM
I love especially the mad scientist.

08 August 2003, 05:16 AM
good job.
look great.

08 August 2003, 06:17 AM
Everybody: Thank you all for the nice words and the 5 stars!

starqueen: Yeah, the cables... I guess the Moneky pulled them out from deep inside the bot? Ehm.. lame excuse I know.... I just liked having them coming out of it, they added a slight organic feel to the robot (ripping off veins.. fibers... ouch) that I hoped would have made the image look more dramatic.

Anyway, I wanted to share some of the original sketches I had submitted for approval during the initial stages of this commission. These very rough sketches were done in about 1 hour each, on painter. See below:

08 August 2003, 08:24 AM
u draw like Boris :). great

keep up the good works :P

08 August 2003, 08:47 AM

I've played the game, and the pen and paper Roleplaying game originated from Shadowfist : Feng Shui Rpg! :)

08 August 2003, 11:54 AM
very nice job.
I don`t know what to say right now:drool: :drool: :drool: :wip:

08 August 2003, 12:28 PM
OMFG! Brilliant! Genius! What more can I say?! :drool:

08 August 2003, 02:26 PM
wow!very beautiful. I from FANTASY MAGAZINE(CHINESE).
:wavey: :beer:

08 August 2003, 03:06 PM
Dude! I remember playing Shadowfist years ago with my friends. It was a kick ass game. We stopped playing after awhile when we couldn't find anywhere to buy the cards locally any more.

Your art fits that universe perfect! It’s awesome!

08 August 2003, 05:37 PM
You're enormously talented ,Rob.

I love the lighting in mad scientist...Very sci Fi feel to it.
The robot Monkey Reminds me of Frank Frazetta's work......The same energy and the unpredictability.

Kel Solaar
08 August 2003, 07:37 PM
Great work. Lightning in these pictures is very good

08 August 2003, 08:24 PM
Looks nice! That monkey really reminds me of a Digimon though...That one with Datamon...

wazza m
08 August 2003, 01:57 AM
Nice painterly feel to the work - solid use of colour gradiants


08 August 2003, 08:56 AM
It amazes me that you guys can paint like this using a Wacom...
Nicely done.

08 August 2003, 12:51 AM
What two plugs weren't good enough for ya? You had to take an award also :p Love your painterly style Rob, you always seem to capture that excitement in every stroke. I would agree with Dargon on the shoulders tho, but amazing work.

You have received the CGtalk choice award .Please feel free to display this image anywhere you like! Excellent work!

upon receiving this award, it guarantees you a spot in the cgtalk gallery hall of fame ( - which you are now placed

P.S. Please email me @ so I can send you the award .psd file


08 August 2003, 01:45 AM

The award is richly deserved.


08 August 2003, 02:06 AM
like the style!!!!

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

top 10
08 August 2003, 02:09 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

08 August 2003, 04:42 PM
THANK YOU! THANK YOU for the award!!!!!
What a great surprise, I was away for a days and I see 3 images in the gallery.

Thank you all guys for the nice comments, they are very encouraging. Especially the comparison with Frazetta (really flattering).

I will get back to my Wacom now :)

08 August 2003, 12:54 PM
Actually one of the best muscle guy I saw 4 the last half of the year! :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 02:24 AM
NICE WORKˇăI like the muscle guy :eek:

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