Monday, January 28, 2008

Venice Bridge

40 comments:

TJ Phan said...

Ah yieah--another post! Another masterpiece! Beautiful.

Gia said...

That's nice, your consistency in your pieces are amazing.

PEDRO NUÑEZ said...

amazing work Erwin, I love the atmosphere in all your paintings. This is perfect to speak about this city.
cheers Erwin¡¡

Pedro

Jackson Sze said...

Schweet!

Pandagun said...

Excellent! It was nice to begin with...

Leighton Hickman said...

Great piece! It’s masterful how much breadth you achieve with such graphic simplicity.

C.B. Canga said...

nice. make me want to go back...

i see some classic disney influence starting to creep in your work. very cool. funny how all kinds of influences start to creep in as the years go by.

dq said...

Awesome work!
I was playing through Uncharted the other night and was looking through the concept galleries. I was wondering who created some of the images and it was a coincidence that someone directed me to your site the next day.

Keep up the good work!

Kinman said...

excellent!

Erwin Madrid said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Rick Dolishny said...

Can you describe your process of creating your images? They have such a wonderful blocky quality while retaining airy-ness for lack of a better word.

Joshua James said...

Yo Erwin Long time Man...


These are great -n- Effiecient!

I didn't know you had a blog!!

-Joshua

Rodrigo Lara said...

WWWoooWW ... the effect realistic in his paintings is impressive, beautiful work done here, come back here more often !!!!!

Congratulations !!!!!

Rodrigo Lara
Http: / / rodlaradesign.blogspot.com /

Benjamin Plouffe said...

nice contrast and colour balance in this!!! I like the water colour.

Alina Chau said...

STUNNING artworks!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

omg! your work really blows me away. beautiful. i'm gonna add you to my links!

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all the best

Brian Yam said...

Masterful work!

Ty Carter said...

This is beautiful. Amazing eye for design.

Erwin Madrid said...

Rick Dolishny asked,

"Can you describe your process of creating your images? They have such a wonderful blocky quality while retaining atmosphere.."

I use the lasso tool sometimes when I draw hard surface shapes. So after selecting the lasso tool I hold down the alt button to get straight edges. For the antennas and windows in the background I used the line tool and select fill pixels so its like drawing but with lines. Everything else I use a hard edge brush with 100% opacity and no pen presure. My eraser is also a hard edge brush.

I paint everything in layers and organize them in folders so I can go back and resize them later. I then turn the pen pressure on to paint in my textures and atmosphere but I do it within the shapes that I made by selecting the layer and hiding the selection. The water was done by using a pen pressure brush and I smeared it around with the smudge tool.

abeoh! said...

wow this peice looks so awesome!

cdeboda said...

Great blog! I've been missing out.

RoB said...

Just AMAZING!!! So much inspiration here dude!

~!WoOtWoOt!~

Marcos Mateu said...

Fantastic color, light and sense of composition. Extremely simple, extremely well put!

(same for the woman on balcony one!)

samacleod said...

Just beautiful. The colors are incredible! My goodness...

Jeff Harter said...

Erwin, this is great. Love your site.

Raymond Xu said...

lovely work!

Monica Grue said...

I love your work! Your sense of composition and perfect simplicity is awesome. I hope to learn a lot from your approach... keep bloggin!

El Benicio said...

wonderful yet again. love the Venice bridge one.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Have you ever been to Venice? It is my favorite place in the world. Your art work is all very nicely done. Keep up the fantastic work!

VQUZESHUF,
Andrea

Erwin Madrid said...

Thanks Andrea for the compliment!
Yes, I have been to Venice a couple of times. The last time was two years ago in '06.

FinnFactory said...

wonderful use of shadows - on all your work.

alxart said...

nice, love the clean yet fun feel to this.
Nice work!

graphic design brisbane said...

Beautiful, really nice warm colours used!

Raymond Santos said...

incredible work! i rarely say this word since im a manly man and all but this is beautiful

Denis Zilber said...

Amazing amazing amazing!

Tristan Zerafa said...

Love your work Erwin, if you have time could u make a post dedicated to the stages of one of your paintings? Id love to see your process.

T

Andrea Pucci said...

Very beautiful drawings! Great!

caronava said...

I caught your images are like the best shot of a great movie. What computer programs do you use? and what specific program you used for this illustration? thanks

Tus imagenes me atrapan, son como la mejor toma de una excelente pelicula. ¿que programas de computadora usas? y ¿qué programa en especifico utilizaste para esta ilustración? Gracias

Erwin Madrid said...

Thanks Caronava, I use photoshop to do my digital paintings. Thanks for visiting!!

caronava said...

Thank you very much for answer mi question.
You are very kind