Saturday, September 18, 2010

GW2 Commoner's Market Process PSD


Download the Layered Process PSD for Photoshop: Click!

I've not shared a process .psd for far too long and felt this might be the perfect image to do just that. You can get a glimpse at some process, technique and how things need to be processed to be animated.

My workshop down below has just about sold-out, so if you were in the area and interested:
Now's the time to sign-up. We can high-five in person if you do!

Been doing my best with weekly updates at The Sketchpad of Doom.

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! Man this is way slick!

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  2. Excellent! I am a big fan of this piece so to be able to see it in steps is very cool. Interesting how you start with a mirrored piece.

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  3. Thanks a lot mate! Very kind of you.

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  4. nice one. Ole flippy still works well.

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  5. I've started replying to everyone via email if it's listed but to those of you with no email listed here's your reply :)

    Megalaros: Thanks man, appreciate it. Hope it is of some use.

    Johan: Well thanks man, real kind of you. The mirrored piece I would consider as a sort of study for the final, though I didn't quite know what the final would be until I was nearly there - it still plays on the same shapes and relationships in abstract and helped me figure it out. Some lovely stuff on your blog, cheers.

    Koshime: Hahaha yessir!

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  6. Hmm, as far as resolution - this is greatly reduced from the original. As far as ratio, I think it's standard widescreen with a lot of push and pull extra space to animate.

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  7. Didn't know you were working for Anet now. Congrats! Nice sense of light in this one.

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  8. Hey Tom,
    I went through that PSD file layer by layer. Very interesting process and a stunning image to boot! Thanks for showing which layers are used in the animation as well, have to try that on my own someday. Cheers.

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  9. setting the bar pretty high my dude! The 'psd' download is a brilliant, and humble idea. I know you've done it before, but It really shows your support for the art community at large.

    Also, I love seeing how other people problem solve visually.

    till next time,
    -Tamte

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  10. Cool man! Thanks for sharing. Always cool to look inside someone else's work...

    So how does this work in the cinematics - when the camera moves, how is the ground plane handled? Like were you guys doing something fancy with it to keep it in perspective, or just letting it shift and look "off" as it parallaxes with the layer behind?

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  11. I've started replying to everyone via email if it's listed but to those of you with no email listed here's your reply :)

    Mike McCain: Thanks man, my pleasure. You can get a short peak of this painting animated by Delly Sartika in this video around 1:12
    http://www.arena.net/blog/watch-daniel-dociu%E2%80%99s-incredible-concept-art-slideshow

    As you can see, not really too concerned with realism I suppose not to mention to this day I've still not wrapped my head around background animation. *cough*

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  12. Ahh, this is just pure eyecandy mate! Love the colours and it's good to see your progress as well. Respect sir!

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  13. Hi Tom,
    Thanks for posting the process and .psd! Really great to see how progress through a picture. I have a few questions. How long did this take you? Also, how is the concept process at Arenanet? Do you come up with many thumbnails before the Art Director approves one for finish, do you go through many revisions or is it pretty straight forward.

    Thanks again!
    -Mike

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  14. I've been trying to download this .rar file on my Mac, but all I get is a bunch of jumbled messed on a screen. What am I doing wrong???

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  15. Hi Illie,
    I've not used a Mac in years but .rar files are like .zip files and I'm guessing you will need a program in order to extract it. Probably plenty of free programs out there :)

    Does this help?

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  16. Too kind Tom! Thanks for showing process. :)

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  17. Stunning work and process Tom, man.. I gotta practice more.

    Thanks for sharing my friend.

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  18. thanks so much for posting your process, this is one of my favorites from you.

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  19. Good to see your still killing it man! Thanks for showing the process.

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  20. It' s amazing this one!

    I make two pieces that makes me remember a little bit to you! It was not conscient, but I love your style.

    Maybe you see it and don't feel the same:P


    I really like how you draw whith colors.

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  21. Awesome ! Love it .
    Process pics are cool .

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  22. this piece has great lighting and feel to it

    www.humzakhan.com
    www.humzakhan.blogspot.com

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  23. your welcome for the kind words thank you, I bought your book "technique whith tom Scholes", it delays me to receive it and to have it between my hands ^^

    really nice work as always !!!!!

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  24. Fantastic work Thomas.
    Love your grasp of creating atmosphere and mood.

    Cheers from just north of you in Vancouver

    -Jesse

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  25. I know this must sound redundant to you but your work is just so phenomenal. I'll actually be participating in Anomaly H20 as well so hope to see you there.

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  26. Your workshop was a real eye opener. Thanks for sharing this! Will see you at Anomaly this week

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  27. Nice blog. Where do you get all theses followers? I have been running my blog a long time now and I only have 11 followers and I think no one reads my blog. Well I hope you would love to see my blog.
    www.atgastonj.blogspot.com

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  29. The beautiful picture saw well. The brush joint ownership which is in the process of using entrusting gives a little,

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  30. Man I wish I was there to give you a hi-fahive! :)

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  31. Just found your work on ffffound.com. That makes you uber legit.
    http://ffffound.com/image/1d3b8f9586f397b7c0be517a97e281eb7f6f474f

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  32. Yo man!
    Of course, you're amazing - really inspiring art!
    But, what bands and music do you listen???
    I really want to know the name of a "videogame-like" band that i heard watching you in livestream.
    Could you tell me what band is??

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