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Here's something more current from our little studio. This is image art for another animated TV series pitch, this one set in a future 2042 Detroit. The project is a neo-noir dystopian work, not quite cyberpunk but somwhat in that territory.

I've come to find that it's best to have a lot to offer when you're attempting to pitch something of this nature. If the sponsors or execs don't like one idea it's good to have backups as they might like your alternatives. This was a fun piece to do; I really got into all the neon lighting and such. The character is based on a friend of ours, pretty much looks just like her. This project was the first one we considered having characters based on friends and it's been a blast making animated versions of folks we know. The background is purely fictional Detroit, I just made it up but we have a good deal of other pieces with accurate depictions, albeit futuristic, of Detroit, our home town :) The city just isn't getting the love so we thought we'd send some it's way. Despite what some may hear about Detroit it really is a beautiful and historically rich city... sadly also a city in trouble. I will also be posting samples of this image art (illustrations of scenes for the show in order to "sell" the look to execs) in the future. This is the top page image on our website at the moment.

Character: Inked pencils, CG cell shaded in Photoshop 7.0
Background: shaded rendered pencil illustration CG colored in Photoshop 7.0
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Amazing paintwork! :worship:
kwan-hwa-shiang Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
I have to tell you, I've been around DA for a long time, and since stumbling upon this gem yesterday, it is now my favorite piece of work on this site thus far. There are so SO many things I'd like to ramble out here, but I'm afraid I'd talk your ear off (erm.. eyes? As it were.). I wish this was a print.

PS - I laughed when I read the "enough pipes, ok?" graffiti. :D
VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I'm terribly sorry for the slow reply (had been busy with a contract through Ubisoft) but thank you kindly for the incredibly generous words on this. It was a fun piece to work on and I have a few more I need to finish featuring this character. Also there are some other works in the gallery with similar mood and atmosphere if you hadn't seen them, mostly Theos Ke Polemos project related works. That pipes gag was an in-joke with friends as I love to put piles of pipes all over the place in many of my futuristic environments. As to a print, I'm going to go subscription soon and I'll look into doing prints so stay tuned on that.

Been a busy year but I will be back to posting soon.

Thank you again, very, very nice words :D
Armonis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
This is amazingly well done and I'm sure I could go on for hours about all the different things that you've done well, however you should probably be more worried about anything you haven't done well.

So, assuming that is the case, I would have to say that your character is too far on the masculine end of the spectrum, perhaps. That is, her face looks very manly.

Anyway, I love it, but enough pipes ok?! :D
VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the comments, I did kinda get into all the little details and lighting on this one. As for the character looking manly it’s based on one of my friends pretty spot on and I can tell you she’s the furthest from manly as could be :) I think the stern look I gave her tends to give this a masculine feel but she’s not masculine looking, eventually I’ll have more art of this character and that should come across she’s quite feminine, sexy, and attractive. Overall I wanted a more realistic character and not the typical overblown look you see ;)
Armonis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005

The enough pipes thing was from the picture. XD

Anyway, I agree, you gave her a very stern look. I hope that I'm not nuts because I think she's a bit mannish. Oh well, I'd like to see more of her in the future. I think I might even watch you so that I can see any of your new stuff.
Jambot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
The neon signs a graffiti details are stunning. Also, the lighting and pretty much everything are great!

VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thank you kindly and my thanks for the fav :)
Ondore-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
amazing again! i agree the mood is just right and the dim colour adds to that
VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thank you again for the comments. This one was just a lot of fun to do, I really got into the lighting a good deal. Film noir is a big influence on my work and more future work will reflect this. Also my thanks for the favs and watch :)
ezralimm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
i like the colour scheme and mood of the picture.. The character is not too "perfect" (eg. lara croft?) and adds to the realism of the scene. Im thinking run-down, red-light industrial?
VulnePro Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the kind words. Yeah Detroit does have a good deal of urban decay, that red light district vibe in some places but overall the center of the city is actually been coming to life and is a great place to explore. So yeah this would be some dark nook of the city. As for the character, my intention for her is a sexy and intelligent character and yes more realistic. She's part of the supporting cast but will have a memorable part. I'm not interested in one dimensional characters for these projects.
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