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Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:38 pm
by Tzan
Most of you probably have never seen this.
Thats just one of 25 pages.

http://www.artbyfeng.com/index.html

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:07 pm
by Whiteagle
Eh, honestly, there isn't too much that's all that original looking...
The first airship is neat, as is the drago-arthropod castle...
Santa on the Wrath Dart got a chuckle out of me...

Other then that, he's too fixated on his fetishes for big rail-guns sticking out of everything, big vulnerable globular glass windows on everything, and HR Giger.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:16 pm
by RunsWithLegos
lotsa cool stuff... page 25 is alittleweird though...

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:28 pm
by stubby
Tzan wrote:Most of you probably have never seen this.
Thats just one of 25 pages.

http://www.artbyfeng.com/index.html

Ha, I've seen it.  He and I did a senior project together in college.

Anybody interested in digital painting should definitely check out his tutorials:

http://www.artbyfeng.com/tutorials.htm

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:39 pm
by Silverdream
Whiteagle wrote: HR Giger.


I didn't see nearly enough Giger.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:42 pm
by IVhorseman
Shoulda used your Geiger counter!

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:22 pm
by Tzan
stubby wrote:
Tzan wrote:Most of you probably have never seen this.
Thats just one of 25 pages.

http://www.artbyfeng.com/index.html

Ha, I've seen it.  He and I did a senior project together in college.

Anybody interested in digital painting should definitely check out his tutorials:

http://www.artbyfeng.com/tutorials.htm


Cool :)

I messed around with that old tank tutorial he had up years ago.

Oh hey I found my Feng box, looks like I did this back in 2003.
I didnt actually draw a tank, I just got the general idea.

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Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:40 pm
by OneEye589
That's the thing I don't like much about the public college I'm going to. We have to take so many other classes to complete our degree that we don't have much time to work on large-scale projects like this. I shouldn't have philosophy or math (although interesting) taking up time to work on awesome projects like this.

Anyway, I think I've seen this stuff before, but it's still wicked awesome. I love the distinct style, even with different subject matter. Even if the palette changes, you can still tell it's him, something I definitely feel I need to work on.

I also like being able to pick out inspirations. The Starship Trooper-like bugs, Blade Runner architecture, etc.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:22 am
by Keldoclock
OneEye589 wrote:That's the thing I don't like much about the public college I'm going to. We have to take so many other classes to complete our degree that we don't have much time to work on large-scale projects like this. I shouldn't have philosophy or math (although interesting) taking up time to work on awesome projects like this.

Anyway, I think I've seen this stuff before, but it's still wicked awesome. I love the distinct style, even with different subject matter. Even if the palette changes, you can still tell it's him, something I definitely feel I need to work on.

I also like being able to pick out inspirations. The Starship Trooper-like bugs, Blade Runner architecture, etc.


I totally agree man, I just spent this afternoon watching his tutorials and scribbling away into my .psd libraries.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:58 am
by Tzan
OneEye589 wrote:That's the thing I don't like much about the public college I'm going to. We have to take so many other classes to complete our degree that we don't have much time to work on large-scale projects like this. I shouldn't have philosophy or math (although interesting) taking up time to work on awesome projects like this.


Easy answer, don't do a large scale project. Do just a small part, learn something, move on to something else.
I didnt draw the entire tank, I just made a box, added some detail, hit it with some cool gray markers, white pencil,  scanned and messed around with it in PS.
The markers add some nice texture. But people do all digital now.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:19 pm
by BFenix
I saw some artists that got inspiration from him on DA and Concept Ships Blog. Pretty awesome work, definitely going to check out those tutorials, normally the guys from speed painting and concept have nice stuff.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:25 pm
by knolli
Whenever I see great images like this I get depressive because I know I will never reach even half that level of skill.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:06 pm
by mgb519
I just get sad that I can't generally enjoy them in video games or movies or other forms of media.

Re: Feng Zhu

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:10 am
by aoffan23
^This is why I enjoy building more than drawing. I find it much more satisfying to look around a model at all the details than to only look at one view at a time.

On the topic of this guy, his stuff is great. I think my favourite one has to be the airship, but here were some other really good ones in there, too.