2D artist in wayyyy over his head. Help please.

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Old 10 October 2005   #46
Realistically speaking, only artists who are highly skilled/experienced could reproduce that Boris Vallejo look. Anyone who's novice or intermediate will not be able to do it. You should always take on assignements within your ability, or else you risk ruining your professional image and reputation. You could stretch a bit and take on assignments that will challenge you, but if it's blatantly above your current skill level, you're really just asking for a nightmare.

I wish you luck. And if you don't pull it off, at least you'd have learned a very important lesson.
 
Old 10 October 2005   #47
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Quote: What meetings?

And I'm glad to meet you all so soon. This is pretty cool, I had no idea that this many people were local.

AA. Nah, local SIGGRAPH meetings.

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Old 10 October 2005   #48
May I ask what a SIGGRAPH meeting is?


I think If I do go forward with it, I may work in grayscale for the preview. I'll try to talk with the producer today and tell him about my anxiety and ask if there are any other artists that might be able to do this. This thing has got me stressed.
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Old 10 October 2005   #49
I'm no great artist (yet) but I can give you some advice I learned in the school of life. Just do it. Don't think about it, don't talk about, don't worry about it. Just do it.
 
Old 10 October 2005   #50
Just got an email this morning from the producer saying "I hope we can procede quickly with this." With some reference photos. So it begins. I'll Be posting my progress I guess. My plan of action is to start drawing on an 11x17 peice of paper. Good art always starts with good lineart so its going to be drawing time. Even if the coloring sucks, if the lineart is good, I might still be able to pull it off.
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Old 10 October 2005   #51
Originally Posted by Lunatique: Realistically speaking, only artists who are highly skilled/experienced could reproduce that Boris Vallejo look. Anyone who's novice or intermediate will not be able to do it. You should always take on assignements within your ability, or else you risk ruining your professional image and reputation. You could stretch a bit and take on assignments that will challenge you, but if it's blatantly above your current skill level, you're really just asking for a nightmare.



Why risk your name on one job if you are getting constant work from this client.
You should find another artist. IF you are willing to outsource it I can do it for you since this is my style. My skill level is near Boris Vallejo's level and have samples I can send you. I live in Maryland. Send me a PM and I will send you the samples.
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Old 10 October 2005   #52
You guys asked to see some of my art, heres my first WIP in this thread.


http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=282748
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Old 10 October 2005   #53
You should definitely farm this project out or renegotiate with your client. Just my honest opinion.
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Old 10 October 2005   #54
I'm working on it. I contacted Cyartist. I feel better about contracting out. Its not about me or my ego or trying to do the cover for a movie but I'm concerned with the end product and meeting deadlines. I already sent an email to the producer saying the same thing.
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Old 10 October 2005   #55
Good deal. I was once in a similar predicament, but instead of illustration, it was package design. I designed a merchandise box for a client but was clueless about the production-side of things. In short, I outsourced it to someone who specialized in package production and it was well worth it. It saved my sanity and satisfied my client.

Well, good luck!
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Old 10 October 2005   #56
Yeah, I took this job because they said they wanted comic book style transitions which I am capable of doing. Then they later said they'd like this cover done. It didn't really sink in at the time how much work it was going to be or how inexperienced I was. Thanks for your candid opinion. I needed to hear that.
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Old 10 October 2005   #57
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Quote: May I ask what a SIGGRAPH meeting is?

SIGGRAPH is a big Computer Graphics organization with an international following.

http://www.siggraph.org/

In addition to one big conference a year (which I attended for the first time this year, it was a blast) they have smaller local chapters that are self~organized and get together occasionally. You should contact Roberto, who posted on this thread, as he is much more involved with the local chapter than I am.

The local meetings are fun, generally social, with some presentations etc. as an excuse to get together with a bunch of other geeks. They're held anywhere from MD to DC to VA locally. Contact Roberto for details.

Cheers,

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Old 10 October 2005   #58
Samples sent Pm me. If you need more let me know.
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Old 10 October 2005   #59
Looks like the producer likes the idea so Cyartist will be probably be working with me on the film. I feel like 200% better. I'm still getting my Wacom Intuos3 6x8.

Thanks for all the help and advice everybody, I really appreciate it. It was good meeting new people as well.
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