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Old 08 August 2003   #1
2D illustration: Environment

A painting for a children's CD Rom game. Photoshop 7 and Painter 7 used. Some custom nozzles made for this one.
I was the Lead Background Artist on this project and was able to convince my boss that we could do some disney style backgrounds for the product. Fun stuff!
Painting by me, Layout by me and Paul Pham.
Copyright Vivendi Universal Games
Old 08 August 2003   #2
Wow, that's incredible! Looks like something straight out of Disney's Tarzan! I really like how the color changes to blue in the background. Top notch!
Old 08 August 2003   #3
Kredepops: Thanks...There is actually some reasoning behinfd the transition of color in the background. This background is actually 4 screens that panned up and down and left to right. I tried to make each screen have a slightly different feel while mantaining a pleasing look to the image as a whole.

Old 08 August 2003   #4
I love the colours!!
Old 08 August 2003   #5
Thanks Aelius!
Old 08 August 2003   #6
it is cool!! the lighting ( this word id quite weird to use in 2d artwork :P ) is really cool!
any other stuff??
Old 08 August 2003   #7
Good pic u got there, like the lightning in the bg, and the moss that hangs on the trees are really lovely.
Are the game released, and the title? If it´s possible to look at some more enviromentpics?
Looked at your sajt, lots of amazing work u got there!!!!

Last edited by nina : 08 August 2003 at 09:07 PM.
Old 08 August 2003   #8
Nina: Thanks...glad you like it! The game has been released..it's called Jumpstart Animals through VU games. I'll post more soon.

This image actually got into the Expose book so you can see it in high rez if you buy the book.
Old 08 August 2003   #9
good job
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Old 08 August 2003   #10
Thanks Arab Queen!
Old 08 August 2003   #11
Wow! Great stuff. It's beautiful. The feel of the scene makes me think of an old game called The Black Cauldron... used to play it a lot when I was younger (yeah, it's been A WHILE). There have been many games since, but your imagery makes me think of the whimsy mixed with danger associated with TBC. Funny how stuff takes you back. Wish you had some progression stills available so we could see the process.


- A
Old 08 August 2003   #12
Phillipstraub, nice job. it looks very much like your hopes for the picture. very disney-like. could you give a time frame on this perhaaps.
Old 08 August 2003   #13
Nice work!

Old 08 August 2003   #14
Beautiful job!
One comment I have:
The tree in the center/right foreground ... the leaves you brushed (I'm assuming from a pattern that you made) ... I would reccomend darkening either the layer that those pattern-like leaves are on or your leaf pattern itself... the former being easier. That way the leaf pattern wouldn't stick out so much.
Other than that Very Well Done!!
Very solid vegetation... and I know that's hard to do!
Nice image! Saved!
"Enjoy everything as it comes and regret nothing as it goes."
- Me ... bitches!
Old 08 August 2003   #15
amo_77: Yeh man...the black cauldron was awesome. I definetly take that as a compliment! I unfortunately don't have any progression stills avaliable at this time. I'll tell you what I will do...I'm gearing up to do another image along thease lines and I will save the progression for future use..deal?? I'm also going to post some other tutorials on my website so please check back when you can.

danb: Thanks! Time frame was about 4 working days give or take a day. I would work on it here and there in between doing other stuff.

Thanks david Singha!
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