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November 13th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Midway released these two game titles recently and I have been working on those projects as a concept artist.
I loved creating these and I hope you would like it too.
I will post some finished book cover works and personal painting soon.
I always appreciate your valuble time looking at my works and love to hear what you think.
November 13th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Great stuff !
Thanks for sharing
November 13th, 2007, 01:21 PM
November 13th, 2007, 01:41 PM
epic....some of those scenes (and the ones on your site) are mind boggling, I'd tie myself up in knots getting the detail and complexity you have in some of them...I really like the atmosphere you get and the range of colours you use, they're very vibrant
November 13th, 2007, 01:45 PM
A Very strong body of work. Thanks for sharing. :)
November 13th, 2007, 02:05 PM
the architectural work is really well done. not digging the dino sketches so much, but maybe thats because they are a stark contrast to the colored work you have shown. the pterodactyl has a good balance of not feeling overly refined, yet still maintaining a finished look.
November 13th, 2007, 04:33 PM
November 13th, 2007, 08:38 PM
i played stranglehold and i remember that it was possible to unlock some of those concepts. the level of detail blowed me away, and it still does :)
November 13th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Wicked man! very good work.
November 13th, 2007, 11:23 PM
seems to me there is just an abundance of extra really cool stuff showin up this week. these pieces really caught my eye. most excellant work, love it all.
November 13th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Wow, just WOW!
November 14th, 2007, 12:01 AM
November 14th, 2007, 12:18 AM
Amazing work Tae! That stuff does indeed look fun.
November 14th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments
I haven't had a chance to play games yet waiting for free copies of those games. When I have it, I will probably smoken play it all day long. There would be more extra fun to see it myself.
November 14th, 2007, 02:34 AM
Man you really kick my ass.
Did you take some rest or are you alive to drawn ?
I would say you are alive to drawn.
Now i'm on my knees and i kiss your feet.:bow:
November 14th, 2007, 04:01 AM
lucky that one guy is left handed :)
great work really inspirational moods
November 14th, 2007, 04:12 AM
Fantastic work.. Really impressive and inspiring =)
November 14th, 2007, 05:09 AM
Fantastic work, the sharpening filter was a bit overused but than again, who cares..
November 14th, 2007, 06:01 AM
Kick ass concepts! I digg the roughness in the environments, sweet use of textures too.
November 14th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Great stuff taeyoung. It's good to see some new work from you...I loved your interiors.
November 14th, 2007, 09:50 AM
Top work :yayca:
November 14th, 2007, 10:17 AM
tight stuff! great lighting and textures, also nice perspective.
*5 bling blings*
November 14th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Wondurful stuf! Great work.
November 14th, 2007, 11:08 AM
It is just amazing!!
Your killed me.
It is crazy how many people are good as Mc Mullins or not far.
I do not really understand how you are doing this!
How many time on the first? How are you begin a painting like this?
November 14th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Thanks for sharing those great pieces of art. They are really great :)
November 14th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Looking awesome. Did you have a chance to work with our favorite son Josh Ball? Thanks for posting these and doing a kick ass job.
November 14th, 2007, 04:10 PM
Awesome work man, i just read your article in this month's imagine fx - great tutorial.
Btw did you use any 3d renders/base models for those enviromental pieces?
November 14th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Wow! This stuff is cooler than damn. Great variety, excellent concepts. IMO some of the enviros have been sharpened just a touch too much, but whateva! 100% bad ass.
November 14th, 2007, 04:29 PM
those environemnts are massive! the giant warrior statue between the dueling men is stunning, definately my favorite here.
November 14th, 2007, 05:51 PM
Great! very well structured job ;)
November 14th, 2007, 08:03 PM
I love your skill at atmospheric perspective, it's all extremely inspiring :heart:
November 14th, 2007, 08:58 PM
November 14th, 2007, 10:38 PM
this is sick! Im just windering how many years i would have to spend to get to that level... :nohope: :xpld:
November 15th, 2007, 01:11 AM
November 15th, 2007, 09:51 AM
superb enviros man. thanks for sharing!
November 15th, 2007, 12:36 PM
I liked your work a lot... Post more when possible.
November 15th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Lovely visuals. Is it too much to ask what your process is? Is it Photoshop alone or do you use multiple programs? Do you use photos to add more texture?
November 15th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Great environment and atmosphere in your works :) remind me of Unreal Tournament.
November 16th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Wow these must have taken ages love the first one and the Japanese tower.
November 16th, 2007, 12:51 AM
top notch! really inspiring!
November 16th, 2007, 01:22 AM
some awesome work... the aquarium is incredibly cool.
November 16th, 2007, 07:44 AM
November 16th, 2007, 07:53 AM
Love all of them.
November 16th, 2007, 12:35 PM
AMAZING. Your enviros are to die for!!
November 24th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Totally amazing concepts! Makes me want to have a look at the game to see how your concepts were incorporated! Very inspiring !!
November 25th, 2007, 08:11 AM
how did i miss this thread dammit. you got me hooked on your water reflection tecnique used in the japanese castle shot.
waiting for an update.
November 26th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Well done mate, have been watching your progress on the Midway art Database, its always inspiring to see your stuff, and Congrats on 2 cool completed games.
I`m still hard at work on Wheelman at the moment.
Well done :)
November 26th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Beautiful work! Especially loved the aquariums.
November 26th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Nice man, very nice!:asspat: *inspiration folder*
November 27th, 2007, 05:03 AM
such beautiful work. great job!!
I really enjoy looking at your Midway book...great work.
November 27th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Inspirational work! You just keep getting better!
December 22nd, 2007, 04:46 AM
Aaah...just incredible technique.
December 22nd, 2007, 05:32 PM
Top notch stuff!!
It was really cool to discover some of this concepts in the Midway artbook, finally printed in a book. Really inspiring! Thanks again for posting!
December 23rd, 2007, 11:39 AM
Amazing art, I love the mood and the sharpness of your works
January 17th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Very nice stuff. Good to see some interiors, don't see many interior enviros it seems like.
January 17th, 2008, 02:50 PM
well, you r pro!
January 18th, 2008, 07:23 AM
outrageous work, loving it all, fantastic design sense
Amir the night wolf
March 11th, 2008, 05:12 PM
coool works god damn me for not being better :( :)
March 12th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Amazing, I'm speechless. How much time on the average do you spend on one of this?
March 19th, 2008, 03:18 AM
amazing ~ 5 stars from me ,greaaaaat work!
March 19th, 2008, 07:22 PM
You've got some bloody amazing works there but my favorite is that "warrior wall" one. I loved the epic-ness of all you works.
March 20th, 2008, 03:29 AM
March 20th, 2008, 11:41 PM
you are my super heroe man, thos levels of lighting are beautiful.
i really would like to meet you in person one day.
March 21st, 2008, 12:21 AM
i believe you got a better understanding of ancient Chinese style.the westerners sledom comprehend what chinese style really is.
in fact we don't use red everywhere except the royal sites.......
the interor is still somewhat vulgar because of the red color and over decorated constructions.
the exterior is good enough i guess you get those idea from chinese scenery sites photos.
wish my comments help you.
March 21st, 2008, 12:24 AM
i believe korea resembles the image of china in ming dynasty
while japan resemble tang ans song
March 21st, 2008, 04:20 PM
tremendous work. Definitely up there with Craig Mullins!
March 21st, 2008, 09:53 PM
great stuff! i have always been a fan of your work. cheers mate!
March 22nd, 2008, 10:48 AM
Awesome environments, esp the chinese style ones. I cant get over that fishtank in the foreground. Awesome :)
April 16th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Your Environments are truely inspiring. I really Love your work and have often looked at them.
what is your process? - It looks like 3d to get some basic shapes, and then photo texure and paint on top
April 16th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Some of those make me think you'd be a shoe-in for concept artist if they decided to addapt "Chung Kuo" to a series or movie.
April 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Increasable concepts, the Chinese environment are my favorite ever.
Thank you for shearing you works with us.
April 17th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Wow. Very nice sense of style and lighting in your pieces.
April 17th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Oh my gosh, this is amazing.
>How much time do you spend on an environment piece?
>At what point do you say to yourself, "Stop! I have enough texture!" :)
April 18th, 2008, 02:09 AM
Nice Area 51 work, lets just say it is intersting to me. Good luck