SEGA's VIKING - Hel, Michael Kutsche (2D)


#1

Title: SEGA’s VIKING - Hel
Name: Michael Kutsche
Country: Germany
Software: Painter, Photoshop, XSI

Hel, Skarin’s evil opponent from the recently released Sega/The Creative Assembly title Viking: Battle for Asgard.
The task was to achieve a rather realistic and more detailed feel of the in-game character. Since it was used for life-size standee prints, the artwork has an extremely high resolution, it was a challenge to bring in all the details while preventing from a too stiff and unnatural look with that huge size. 95 percent done in Painter X and Photoshop CS3, only the chain whip is 3d.


#2

I could have sworn the shadows and reflections came from 3d too.

Wow, well done!
Very nice work:thumbsup:


#3

omg!! Your painting skills are insane!! congrats


#4

fantasmic!! :eek: :applause: so delicious! :smiley:
5 stars!


#5

Love everything about it, but mostly the heels! Your painting is phenomenal, every one of you pieces is absolutely top tier. I just joined but I’ve been lurking a while and admiring your work since I first found the site.

Can’t wait for the next one!

Ian


#6

ufff great art!


#7

kutsche, you’ve given the figure in your piece perfect weight, balance and stance.
Great job!


#8

wow, extremely realistic! Great lighting and that character has an amazing texture over her skin and outfit. Just stunning.


#9

Fantastic rendering. I really like the way you handled the light hitting the whip. The body is great also. Solid


#10

hey thanks a lot for the nice words, mates!


#11

Master piece, dude!! I love it!! :applause: 5 stars!!


#12

nice design of tail. pose is very nice I like it:buttrock:


#13

awesome,man ur 2d rendition looks almost 3d,im speechless:thumbsup:


#14

wow, very very strong!
thanks for sharing!!


#15

Incredible rendering like in 3d. Coooolllll :slight_smile:


#16

Insane painting skills. The skin looks so real, 5 stars!


#17

Wow, I love everything about her design. She looks attractive yet scary at the same time. Great work, and very well rendered. 4*s :beer:

G-flux


#18

Wow.
This would be 5* work even in 3D.
The fact that it’s a painting is amazing.

It must’ve taken awhile.
Which begs the question:
Why did you choose to do it in 2D instead of 3D?


#19

Hey Michael,

I’ve always been a huge fan of your paintings (I did that animation a while back of the helicopters along the huge wall)…and this one is no exception! Great character…love the whip! :smiley:


#20

Superb work mate!!!