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#1 Tiziano

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:28 AM

Hello,

My name is Tiziano, I am one of the free-lance illustrators working with FFG, some of you may know me from the AGOT and CoC forums.

Over there I have the habit of posting my works for the community to see in big size as soon as my cards come out of non-disclosure, I'd like to keep the tradition over here too, and so, here is the art for my first Lord of the Rings LCG card to be released: Thorin Oakenshield.

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#2 Frank6

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:07 AM

Thorin at Bilbo's home. Very nice.



#3 Tiziano

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:11 AM

Thank you very much.



#4 Toqtamish

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:18 AM

Amazing, look forward to seeing more.



#5 TheDukester

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:22 AM

 Looks good. And it's nice that FFG will let you know when it's okay to post this sort of thing.



#6 echtalion

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:33 AM

Frank6 said:

Thorin at Bilbo's home. Very nice.

 

... and Gandalf (Wand-Elf) just outside, maybe following regulations about smoking (pipe) in interior spaces.



#7 Gwanum

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

I wish I had a fraction of your artistic talent.

 

What size are these before they scale them to fit on a card?



#8 Frank6

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

echtalion said:

Frank6 said:

 

Thorin at Bilbo's home. Very nice.

 

 

 

... and Gandalf (Wand-Elf) just outside, maybe following regulations about smoking (pipe) in interior spaces.

 

Aahh .... Cool. I didn't see that.



#9 Rumb13stiltzkin

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:36 AM

That looks fantastic! Glad to see the artists are doing Middle Earth justice!



#10 Tiziano

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:37 AM

Thank you, all. It's a real pleasure to be able to share my works with the community (more will come, either when they are spoiled or when the game will come out, I've 4 cards in the core set).

TheDukester said:

Looks good. And it's nice that FFG will let you know when it's okay to post this sort of thing.

Indeed, that's one of the reasons i like working for them, they make my life easy with regard to NDA.

Gwanum said:

What size are these before they scale them to fit on a card?

FFG requires them to be sent in at twice the printing size minimum, since I like to work big I paint them at 4134 px per side at 350 dpi and send them in at about 2200 px.

Rumb13stiltzkin said:

That looks fantastic! Glad to see the artists are doing Middle Earth justice!

Thank you again, I must say that playing the demo I was stunned by the average level of the art, it's an honor to be in such company.



#11 qwertyuiop

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:18 AM

 I'm really liking the satiny finish apparent on the cloak, skin, and leather. It feels like it's adding a subdued gloss to the image. Feels tangible and and soft, which is a neat take on a gruff dwarf. Digging it, man.  Also, I like how you left the exterior uniformly washed out, but the colors and definition still exists. Way to direct focus!!



#12 2@tiscali.itmajo

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:44 AM

Simply wonderful,. Thanks



#13 atomicker

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:26 AM

Wow, fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)



#14 Kalidor

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:28 AM

Thanks for sharing; incredible work!!!



#15 rings

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:44 AM

Just as good as your aGoT art!!!  :)


Oh, King eh? Very nice...

#16 echtalion

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:08 PM

Hi,

what media did you use to paint it?

PS I'm getting into drawing chibis (as an extra cultural dip for my Japanese studies).



#17 Tiziano

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:56 AM

Thank you so much to you all for your warm comments. Middle Earth is a daunting topic to work on for any illustrator (even though, at the same time, many of us hear its siren's call) because one ends in the same arena as some of the greatest masters in the genre.

In Thorin's style I can only bow and say 'at your service and your clan's'.

Echtalion, it is a digital piece, usually, once the sketch is defined and refined, I block in the colors (already with a base of mass and lightting) in Painter, and then go on with the refining in Photoshop. I find that the mimicking of traditional media of Painter (I usually go for artist's oils)  helps to avoid the plastic-like feeling that is the curse of not few digital works.



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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:47 AM

Oh good lord, that's GORGEOUS!  The way you do skin tone and texture is AMAZING.  LOVE that BLUE.

You did the "Drunken Hallucinations" for Call of Cthulhu, didn't you?  That was equally awesome (and delightfully strange).  Did you get to draw any Lord of the Rings creatures?


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#19 alex.nem.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:53 AM

Yes, typic american work, i 'am sorry - it seems to be very far from Tolkiens world.



#20 Hates_End

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:25 PM

alex.nem. said:

Yes, typic american work, i 'am sorry - it seems to be very far from Tolkiens world.

I'm sorry - are you J.R.R. himself?  If not, keep comments like that to yourself or preface it with stuff like "imo just doesn't seem like ..."

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