Thursday, February 23, 2006

more wildness

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Blogger Cooked Art said...

Great job Brandon!

Keep up the good work man, people will definetly notice.

By the way, I fixed the comments on my blog, thanks for coming by.

2/23/2006 4:24 a.m.  
Blogger kungfukoi said...


I love your work! Your backgrounds are inspired, and throw me into great fits of joy!

Would you ever consider a "making of" of one of your pieces? I always interested in the methods behind the work, and would be really intriqued if you would consider one.

Keep up the work, it's continually inspiring me.

2/23/2006 8:54 p.m.  
Blogger brando said...

thanks guys

yeah alan i noticed you made a post earlier asking people to leave comments and i laughed because we couldn't! haha

kungfukoi, thanks for the kind words. I love making-ofs from other artists, and I'd love to create one, though I'll have to wait until I have a sure process to show. On most of these you see here on this blog, there is no initial sketch whatsoever, I just start making shapes with the polygon tool in photoshop with a rough idea in my head (in the newest, "fresh air" I was just thinking about a dude on a vespa) and I let the composition form as I go. Lots of layers and lots of moving shapes around until I find an image I like.

2/23/2006 9:54 p.m.  
Blogger kungfukoi said...

Even that brief description is great!

So you build the shapes with the polygon tool in photoshop. That's great! With "fresh air" I notice what appears to be a slight 'texture' to some of the solid shapes. Even under the 'flare' wash. Can you speak a bit about how you introduce some of that?

Thanks again!

2/23/2006 11:04 p.m.  
Blogger Andre Barnwell said...

Looking good. If you dont mind my askin, but for these layouts beautifully simple how long does it take you to do each one...on average.

2/24/2006 9:59 p.m.  
Blogger David Apatoff said...

Very impressive. You have a real spark. Keep up the good work!

2/25/2006 10:25 a.m.  
Blogger brando said...


kungfukoi, texture is usually achieved in a couple of ways. I either get right in there with the paintbrush tool and any number of the custom brushes to paint textures in, or sometimes I will use my digital camera and take pictures of paintings I've done with natural textures or other textures and layer them into the picture.

Andre Barnwell, these are pretty simple... they usually take an average of 2 hours to do.

2/25/2006 12:09 p.m.  
Blogger Andre Barnwell said...

Nice! Thanks for the input.

2/25/2006 3:27 p.m.  

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