Eye candy – Matteo Scalera

Another great artist Matteo Scalera !
His style looks a bit like Humberto Ramos to me and that is a good thing 🙂 !!

He comes from Italy and his blog is written in Italian, that makes it hard to read ;), but for more convenience he also has a DeviantArt site with most of his drawings, take a look here

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Eye candy – Christian Nauck

It has been a while since my last Eye candy post 🙂 But today I’ve found a new one !!

Let me introduce to you Christian Nauck ! He’s a comic artist from Germany ( actually not only comic art 😉 ) that I just discovered through the great art display site DeviantArt.

I don’t know Christian Nauck through any of his comics, but what I’ve seen on DeviantArt makes me feel sorry I haven’t seen any work so far. ( But that is all my own fault 😉 )

Just take a look at his gallery here.

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Eye candy – Marko Djurdjevic

Marko Djurdjevic seems to be the guy who made the ‘American dream’ ( although he’s not from America 🙂 ) ! Getting discovered by the big comic publisher purely because of an evening drawing match with a friend over some marvel X-men characters… and thank the lord he has been discovered !!

I mean, just look at the detailed body work of all his characters, more like photographs, but still they have a fantasy look and feel ! The comic covers he brings are so inviting, that you will actually really buy the comic because of the superb drawing skills on the cover. That’s the main reason why I’m in a dilemma currently, because Marko has drawn some amazing covers for DareDevil and I hate to say this, but I don’t like the DareDevil comic concept very much… but his covers are just so stunning !! Damn you Marko 😉
For some reference material look at his MySpace page and Blog.

I don’t know why, but Marko’s art reminds me of Brom’s work, but the covers for the comics done by Marko are more vivid and less posed !

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Eye candy – Koshime

I’m still a sucker for big battleships 🙂
I guess there are many talented artists out there, but sure enough some will always stick out.

Also Koshime, aka Dr. CM Wong, is such a person. His spacecrafts all look very plausible and are designed to work in a gaming environment.
I’ve seen many game play designs and most can’t touch the level Koshime has drawing these ships.

You can get more detail in Dr. CM Wong his art through his blog here.
And be sure to check out his portfolio right here, it also has a blog with more detail.

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Eye candy – Chris Bachalo

How do you like your comic art ?
For me this is actually a difficult question… I very well know what I don’t like, but really explaining what would make a good comic design is not easy.
On thing is sure, I rather like a modern clean picture ! But on the other hand, small details for specific characters of background helps to create a good view on the current setting.

And with the current artist, Chris Bachalo, this is spot on ! Just the way a modern comic should look and feel. Clean, crisp and when needed an eye for detail.
I have to say though, that his style is very similar to Humberto Ramos, but that is a good sign 🙂

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Eye candy – Hugh Jamieson

I’ve already said this in the past… but I’ll say it again now; drawing Dragons is in my opinion one of the most difficult things to do for any painter/artist !!
I’ve seen very poor representations over the years and to be honest, the ones with some sort of level of quality, are scarce.

But behold, I found another artist that reached that level, it’s Hugh Jamieson. I don’t know how long he works on one piece, but the detail I see in them suggests some labour 🙂
I like his style very much… not only for his creature features, but also the human like figures are overwhelming !
Take a closer look at his stunning material over here.

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Eye candy – Ryan Church

It always amazes me that a lot of time and work is spend on the design of props in movies !
It will mostly start with an artist who will draw some sketches, he will give an overview of the different possibilities… after that one result will be chosen and the 3D rendering will start. When this is finished, the model will be used as a CGI feature, or in the old days they would actually build a real prop from the drawings.

Well and guess what, most of those props are only shown for some lousy minutes during the whole movie. But still you have to give credit to the artist who designs it, because a good prop will benefit the look and feel of the movie.

Now Ryan Church is such an artist. Maybe you won’t know him, but his work is very well know to the Sci Fi people :).
He has done a lot of the artist renderings for the space ships and props of the Star Wars movies episode II and III !!
Of course he had a legacy to uphold, but I have to say, he did a very good job and the actual elements that have been used in those movies are very stunning !!

Just take a look at his gallery here

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Eye candy – Nicolas Ferrand

Going through with the last eye candy post, I’ll add another that incorporates large spaceships !

This time the renderings are from another Frenchman called Nicolas Ferrand who has several interesting images available on his DeviantArt profile.
But the ones that are most attractive ( in my opinion ) are his space cargoships. Man they could be featured in any mayor Sci Fi movie !! I guess it’s the combination of the textures and colour scheme for the background that just looks perfect !

I hope he will continue to add more spaceships in his portfolio… take a look for more here

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