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08 August 2003, 08:55 AM
CGNetworks and Ballistic Publishing is proud to present this year's EXPOSÉ 1 Grand Master award winner, Craig Mullins. We interview Craig, and take a look at some of his stunning digital illustration work.

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08 August 2003, 09:17 AM
A artist...

what more can you say

08 August 2003, 09:32 AM
I want my Expose SE! I want my Expose SE! I want my Expose SE! I want my Expose SE! I want my Expose SE! I want my Expose SE!

Hurry up Mr FedEx!

Craig Mullis huh? Well he's not bad...
:banghead: :cry: :arteest: :bowdown:
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08 August 2003, 09:47 AM
:drool: Tabarnak!

I can't believe I have a picture of mine in the same book as this grand master...

Agent D
08 August 2003, 09:49 AM
Craig Mullins is a god. I've enjoyed his work while playing countless hours of the Marathon Trilogy before I even knew who he was, and I've been blown away at all his stuff since. :bowdown:

08 August 2003, 10:15 AM
Amazing artwork!

Such color and detail.

08 August 2003, 12:14 PM

08 August 2003, 01:33 PM
brilliant work :beer:

08 August 2003, 03:20 PM
i respect you.
someday i will want to see you. :blush:

08 August 2003, 04:15 PM
nice work, as always.

...speaking of Marathon...

Craig has done some work for us [Bungie] in the past:

congrats Craig!

08 August 2003, 05:01 PM
It must be a very cool way to earn a living. Are his pix used for preVis or backgrounds?

08 August 2003, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by bentllama

Craig has done some work for us [Bungie] in the past:

congrats Craig!

I knew his style seemed familiar. I was always very impressed by the art in Marathon (not to mention the music, game play, the ...nevermind. Back to the topic).

Nice to see such a great artist continue to stay busy, and work on such cool projects.

08 August 2003, 06:30 PM
Bout damn time :beer:

08 August 2003, 06:42 PM
Congratulations Craig, you deserve it.

Ever since I've come across your work, I feel like I have to tell every other artist, or patron of art about you. Craig's beautiful work has been very inspirational since the first time I saw it, and I'm sure it will be the same for many artists in the future.


08 August 2003, 06:43 PM
For anyone who isn't familiar with Craig's work...he is probably the best 2D digital artist out there. He has also been doing this for a long, long time. One of the first to do digital Matte Paintings. Some of the people I've talked to in the film industry see him as a visionary in his field. Truely an inspiration to all artist...this guy can do it all. I only hope to be as good as he someday.

Another impressive artist in the sam vain is WETA MAtte painter Dusso. Check him out to for some incredible inspiration.


08 August 2003, 08:09 PM
i was suprise to heard about a friend of mine dusso... indeed one of the greatest still alive... i invite you to check our web site... and look for migno as well in portfolio...


08 August 2003, 08:21 PM
It's a pity he's a texan. (joke)

Total Respect Mr.Mullins, when d'you come in Europe?? :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 08:34 PM
Golgoth: yes....I love his work. There was a debate around my office as to who was better! Well...they are bothe great in thier own right. I love all the work on Dusso's sight.

I checked out the link you provided...quite a package you have there...nice flash stuff.....the Migno stuff was quite impressive. thank you for sharing.

While we are sharing...check out my site.


08 August 2003, 12:27 AM
sure its been mentioned elsewhere but not yet on this thread so...

craig's site:

08 August 2003, 03:20 AM
Craig Mullins definitely is the most inspired digital artist of all time!! RESPECT!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 03:34 AM
Absolute excellence. I've enjoyed Craig's work time and time again. A pinnacle in the business......

08 August 2003, 07:16 AM

08 August 2003, 10:21 AM
This thread seemsto be turning into a site promotion thread! jeez. Lets give the man the respect he deserves!

Mr Mullins one thing I admire the most and has taught me oodles more than any book or your sense of lighting.
Comparable ONly to maybe Parkinson or Frazetta.Its amazing how innovative one can be when not only painting interesting themes but presenting them in dramatic "Mullins"Lighting.

You rule.:bowdown:

08 August 2003, 12:48 PM
Respect. :buttrock:

08 August 2003, 03:55 PM
I just finished looking through his entire website...and...well...
Everything he does is just ... WOW!
Very insipring work!
08 August 2003, 05:41 PM
yup.. congrats to Craig.. indeed THE grand master..

hehe.. guess that makes Dusso THE King... Emperor.. World Ruler whatever IMO... ;)

08 August 2003, 08:23 PM
I went to school (Art Center) with Craig and I sincerely wish I had a tenth of his skill with color, lighting and composition.

I vividly remember showing up to class crits with the minimum number of lame b&w sketches, then Craig shows up with twice the number of highly detailed and rendered scenes - in full color! I mean we literally had sketches all over the walls of objects only slightly more complex than shaded primitives, and Craig puts up these elaborate WW2 battle scenes with all kinds of vehicles and troops and fire and smoke, all beautifully atmospheric and with the same powerful pallets he still uses. It was beyond humbling.

It's an odd feeling to have met someone so talented during the genesis of their career. I'm proud to say how thrilled I am at being included in Expose 1, but having Craig and I in the same book seems like having Pauly Shore and Marlon Brando in the same movie.

Oh, and please buy our game in November!


08 August 2003, 05:20 AM
amazing work. :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 10:24 PM
This afternoon I checked out his website... he's the man behind the incredible 2d from Final Fantasy.. Never knew that. After looking through the whole site (along with a friend, oh's and ah's and "check that" 's all over the place) I just watched Final Fantasy again.

Well most of the time I just watch movies, and crit the artists, most of the time positive, but only with this movie I feel a very strong jealousy while watching.. can't help it. The movie is not flawless (nevertheless it was a breakthrough) but the 2d art is outstanding. Especially the vision the girl has (the last part where everything 's green again), and also manhattan shielded, oww :drool: :drool: :drool:

Artbot: I can imagine how you feel. When I go to college we don't listen too often to the very boring teachers, and "waste" our time with drawing. Friend of mine has a lot of talent, and makes me feel like Im-never-going-to-be-as-good-as-he-so-why-even-try

Of course we all crit the great artists with "Godlike" and "king of CG" etc, but I am not overstating myself if I say I have very much respect for this man, more than most others. Not that they ain't doing awesome work, but well... it's .. the distance between some extremely good free-lance painter and someone like Rembrand or something. You know what I mean :)

08 August 2003, 09:34 PM
oh man thats cool.. he is the man!:love: :love: :love:

08 August 2003, 10:05 PM
LOVE the site, just added most of the pics to my rotating backgrounds =D

08 August 2003, 03:36 PM
I wouldn't say the best, Phillip... As always with art, one shouldn't be talking about the best. You can easily take a bunch of people you would say is the lead of art, but to take one of them and consider him the best, is impossible... This is due to the fact that art is rather subjective, it is considered different by all of us.
He is one of the best though, I love his technique...
But once again, naming an artist who is the best is a problem. It would be like asking a bunch of people who was the best artist, Vincent, Picasso or Leonardo...

09 September 2003, 06:01 AM
W O W!:eek:

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