Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sketch "Creeps"


Sketch, playing around :). Have a great holiday ppl and take care! "God jul" from Sweden! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Concept art - Rovus


Creature concept for the blisterrot universe that keeps growing in size :) This one lives in the misty and warm parts of the forest. A couple of hundred years old and can with its complex root system feel vibrations from unaware adventurer coming near. Releases strong pheromones in the misty air to lull the prey into a false sense of security and when the prey is unconscious it uses its tendrils to pick it up and swallow it. Had a blast working on it, especially trying to get the roots and skulls right :)


Aand some music, take care folks!







Friday, December 6, 2013

Dehumaniser


I got asked a while ago to do a screaming monster of some kind for a really cool company that makes the program "Dehumaniser". The program is used in the entertainment industry to make awesome monster effects based on your own voice. The nda is lifted now and the software is out so I can show you the illustration. Had a blast working on it, go check out their program. 
Here is a link to their website: http://dehumaniser.com/

Take care and have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Comic ish sketch



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Something I did this morning, really fun to try and do some storytelling even if its super rough :). 
Inspiration came from an conversation me and my brother had yesterday about some stolen Cobalt-60 and who we thought stole it. And the imagination spun wild from that :) ofc...
Take care!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Studie and sketch



Hello everyone! Photostudy on the top and sketch on the bottom. Fun to try and replicate the stone busts texture, focused more on the face and let the rest be kinda rough. Would love to have a realsize bust at home to do lifestudies on so will go on a hunt for that. And a quick sketch I call him "wat?", the background is a photo and I tried to meld the creature into it so it would look like he lived there :) so much fun and its a cool way to practice. Take a photo and try to paint in something and make it look like it fits somewhat :). Take care everyone!




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Photo study Girl in dress :)



Had fun doing this study, the hardest part of it was the face. Think I repainted it a couple of times, need to practice more on faces :). Photo from faestock, really cool pictures on her site check it out if you haven't seen it. Take care ppl!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

30 min sketches "Dailypaints"


Hello! Here is some of the 30 min sketches I've done, really fun and tricky to push them to some kind of finished illustration :). Setting the timer then starts to scribble and see what comes up. Joined a fb group called daily spitpaints that everyday announces a couple of words that you can interpret however you like and do sketches of. The rules are 30 min and no photo texture simple as that :) Some of the artists in there are really awesome and a huge inspiration for me so check it out and join the fun.



Another sketch, not a 30 min one :) played around with shapes and different layer properties. Looking around and trying out new stuff much fun :)

Take care ppl!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Movie Poster


Having some fun doing another fake movie poster :) Kinda busy but will post some more stuff this weekend. Take care ppl!




Sunday, November 10, 2013

Traditional sketch


Woop woop, did some sketching in the sketchbook this week. Some of it isn't that postable really :) but this one came out pretty good I think. Just playing around trying to convey forms and some foreshortening. Always fun to use pen and paper! Take care ppl! 

Aaand some music :)






Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Study time and random experiment



Movie study from "Willow", lots of fun working on this one :) the movie is still good too!



I really like to do these kind of illustrations lately, just to change the approach and all. This time I wanted to experiment and learn some more about camera view and a more dynamic feel. So I did a rough sculpt in Zbrush and then used the model to look for views that interested me. Lots of fun!








Friday, October 25, 2013

Skull and Shark from Lazerhawk



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rottig Pixel experiment


Just had to try it out :) Got inspired with all the awesome pixel animations out there.






Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spinenoconica experiment


Experimenting, really had a blast trying out new ways to work. Trying to use more texture brushes and such to get that look I am out after. 

I am currently looking for work so let me know if someone out there is of need. Contact me: carl.folmer@gmail.com




Friday, October 11, 2013

Anders Zorn study!


Anders Zorn (self portrait) study, really love his work and its fun and to try and imitate the brush strokes. Need to do more "old masters" studies, think you can learn a lot from them. Have a great weekend everyone!



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

At the mountains of madness fanart :)



Having some fun between work and stuff :) Really enjoyed working on this one, and I think you can download the original size (A4)  as well. Might need to right click it then open in a new tab or something like that.  Take care yall! 



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Woop woop! Saturday Movie studies


Hellooo! Thought it was time for some movie studies, been quite busy the last month so it feels good to do something different. Its really fun to try and match the look in the pictures and try out new approaches to effects and such. Trying to do them pretty quick and get the overall look, working in thumbnail ish size. Not worrying so much about details.

Take care everyone!





Thursday, September 12, 2013

Good evening folks!


Played around a bit :) started as a movie study from the really good movie "The howling" then I started to think about all the crazy movies from the 80s. Remember when my friend got a hold on Hellraiser and Day of the day, and how fucking scared I was to go home that night. Good memories! I wanted that old vhs tape feel so I found a basic tutorial on it here : vhs effect

Take care yall!



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ancient creature from the forest.





Heyoo! Had lots of fun working on this creature, he is very slow but dangerous using his camouflage to hide and await his meal walk by and then snatch them with his octopus looking arms. The mucus secreted from the arms is sedative, so better get out of his grip before its to late. If you stand totally still you can sometimes hear it move as it finds a new location to hide, and if you are lucky you can see it slowly move in the mist.

Sculpted it in Zbrush, then painted the backgrounds and texture on its back in Photoshop. Really fun to experiment and combine the two tools. Hope you like it! Take care everyone!




Monday, August 26, 2013

Goblin character concept update!



Hello everyone! Here is an update on the sculpt i did, used Photoshop to paint in some details and highlights. Really fun to combine the two programs and experiment with it. 




Saturday, August 24, 2013

Concept art "Droid" and Zbrush sculpts!



Concept art for a sci-fi ish project I am working on. Really fun working on something different. Cool to work on non organic materials and try to get it to look natural. Other than working on sci-fi projects I've been playing around with Zbrush a bit, haven't figured everything out yet but soo fun! :)

Here are some examples so far







Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Concept art sketches


Heyoo everyone, concept art of some creatures. Played around with texture some more, really fun to experiment with it! take care yall!







Friday, August 9, 2013

Warhammer fun day!


Received a mysterious package yesterday, and look what was in it! So cool that they send an copy over, had almost forgotten about it. Its the warhammer expansion I got asked to work on last year, my card I did was "Big guns" had a lot of fun working on it and with the art director Mike Linnemann. Really proud to be involved with the warhammer ip, I love the lore and I used to paint the models when I was younger. So many good artists that worked on this expansion, the art is really awesome.

 Have a great Friday yall!




Sunday, August 4, 2013

Django Unchained!


Djangoooooo, movie study. Trying to get that cinematic feel, really fun working on this one. The movie is so badass! I want to get one of those peacemakers too! :) Take care yall and have a great day!







Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thumbs and good news! Oryx of Saturn


Heyoo! Here are a few of the thumbs I did for the illustration "Oryx of Saturn" Usually try to do lots of them until I really cant come up with any more, and then look for the strongest one. This time it was a hard pick, kinda liked all of the ones I sketched out more. But I settled for the one to the middle left, It had what I wanted to try out with the silhouette. And it had a pretty good triangle shape that read well. I then started to write down thoughts about it, like what colors and light setup to use and what kind of feel I wanted. Just playing around with words is pretty useful when you sketched out the roughs. Sometimes new ideas pop up combining words with illustrations.


I wanted to share with yall that I opened an print shop where I will sell some of my digital illustrations.
I sell Oryx of Saturn in high quality paper so check it out! :)


( Click on the banner to get there )

Will add more stuff in the future so keep an eye out, take care yall!




Monday, July 15, 2013

Oryx of Saturn



Heyoo everyone! Had a blast working on this one, did some planning before I jumped into painting it this time. Learned loads by writing down what I wanted it to be and did different thumbnail sketches for it too. Might scan the other versions and my mad scribble paper so I can show how it looked. Anyways, hope you like it! :) take care yall!!




Thursday, July 4, 2013

Froderic the gardener



Hya everyone! Wanted to create another character, its really fun to sketch and play around with designing that stuff. Other than that I've been busy doing studies, trying to get better at art is life long journey :) really love it! 

Available for commissions again so let me know if you or anyone you know need my help in any way.
Contact me on my gmail: carl.folmer@gmail.com


Take care yall!






Saturday, June 29, 2013

Gday!



Having some fun :) Hope everyone is having a great day! Take care yall! 






Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Landwape study




Landscape study trying to block in right value and not get stuck on details so much. Been setting aside time for more studies and man... those face studies are owning me, need to do more of them! challenge accepted :) Take care yall!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

New card for the Blisterrot TCG: Bytling!




A little pesky one :) more info about him will come with the card later on. 

Good day!

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Heyoo yall! sooo, posting some of the many random illustrations and studies I've played around with :). This is what it looks like when I do morning warm ups, it can be studies or some sketchy idea. Cant get enough of Thomas Keublers work, he is really awesome! Other than that I've been outside more, in the "Real life" feels guuude, kinda like a mini-vacation. Oyeah, and check out Black Sabbaths new album its pretty good!

Link to Thomas Keublers awesome work:
http://www.thomaskuebler.com/


Take care yall!




Thursday, May 30, 2013

Giant octopus sketch :)


Yo! My brother came over the other day and we watched Dagon and sketched and this is what came out on the paper, always a blast sketching with him :). We both like the movie and it has some great scenes but some are really wonky and the acting isn't top notch but hey its the overall feeling of it that is interesting. Take care yall time for bed!




Friday, May 24, 2013

Another portal experiment


Another version of an portal :) felt kinda weird to sculpt stones haha, but so much fun. Will buy some more sculpey so I can do larger objects and faces. The grey kind is a bit firmer and the pink/skin/flesh colored one is a bit softer. I really like to play around with clay, just take a couple of mins to do something stupid and works nice to warm up the fingers. I've also noticed when I paint with oils or such then switch over to digital I  use the same kind of strokes if that makes any sense :), which is nice when I feel a bit cramped up.

About the portal, Its a bit smaller and I imagine that you place your hand through the hole in the stone wall to traverse into other dimensions. Its hidden deep into the forest, protected by surrounded bogs.

I am currently looking for work so if someone is in need of illustrations let me know :).
Contact me here: carl.folmer@gmail.com



Have a great Friday everyone!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Portal Sketch





Portal sketch and some more Portal ideas :) keeping it loose and relaxed. Been listening/watching documentaries about the old Egypt. Really like the mystical structures and hieroglyphs. Must confess that I also watched the old Stargate from 94 haha, might had some influence on the illustration :P. The flying Raas or whatever they are called are still so damn scary. Time to do some studies, take care yall!



Sunday, May 12, 2013

New illustration, Forest Ogre! Waaagh!


Yo! New illustration I've been working on. Love to paint brutish Ogres :) more of those in the future for sure.  
Trying to push the light setup and the dynamic/motion feel. Other than painting Ogres I've been sketching and writing on the Blisterrot project, sketched up a map with different areas and such that I can use as a guide. Sooo much fun to play around with that and come up with weird monsters and cool areas. And more ideas just keeps coming when I sketch on paper more than digital :).

Been trying out Neverwinter on their open beta, pretty cool game I must say. Their battle system is really active and fresh, more and more games seems to adopt this system which is nice . Made a little pesky halfling rogue trickster (playing sometimes, on the Dragon server named him "Dregg halflok" come and say hi) :)

Over and out! Take care and have a great Sunday!




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Movie study


Another movie study :) think its from Excalibur? correct me if I am wrong. Mixing it up with studies between stuff is always fun. And its a good way to figure out what you need to focus on more. Been trying to time myself to things lately, for example put 1-2 hours to only do sketches or anatomy. Otherwise I find it easy to loose time on other things. Got a timer on the desk so it feels kinda good to know where the time went hehe :)

Take care for now!



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Relaxing with some studies :)



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Heyoo, sharing some sketchy studies. I like to do movie studies as warmups, they are really fun to do and I like to think that I learn some atmospheric lightning. All of them are from the the X-files series :) I've been reliving it, saw it on old vhs tapes when I was little. The intro scared the sheit out of me then, not so much anymore hehe ( just a little ). One of my favorite series!

Then a study of a fireball, used an image of a regular fire as reference. Fun but tricky to get it right. Then some lightning, found a good tutorial on the web and thought I would give it a go. Might be tricky to implement in a painting but might be useful some day, Here is the link: http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2011/04/photoshop-tutorial-how-to-create-a-lightning.html

Take care!





Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life study nr 14


Life study of an stone statue. Life studies are tricky but fun, worked on this for a while every morning so the light setup would match. A good way to get up somewhat early hehe. I now know we have to get more statues, saw a cool gigantic buddah head in the stores. That and some skull replicas is on my wanted list :). 

Pretty good cover of Ace of spades haha my gf hates banjos but I love it! Take care everyone!




Thursday, March 28, 2013

Curare poison Steps



Thought I could share some how I sometimes work step by step. So here is one of the cards I did for the Blisterrot Project. I like to sketch the ideas on paper first, so I fold an A4 sized paper in half, then loosely mark out so I get 12 thumbnail sized borders. Then let the imagination flow :) they are very fun to do, and its good practice too. 

I usually work without line-work but when I have a rough sketch I tend to use it as a guideline, block in the colors then polish it up.

Take care yall!




Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stuff n Stuff its Sunday!


Painting I've been playing around with between work and stuff :) Other than sketching this weekend me and the gf been watching the series Vikings, its badass so far! Really like the costumes and their hairstyles haha all feels legit. And soon time for more Game of thrones right? Linked to some cool music below, and yeah its  all because of the intro of Vikings :) Take care yall now time for bed, have a great week!










Friday, March 15, 2013

Sketches :)




Done between work and stuff, so much fun to scribble a bit :) Have a great Friday yall!



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blisterrot TCG cards first edition


Now with spelltext :) So much fun to do, click on it and then open in a new tab for large version.



Card illustration: Vengeful specters


Click for a larger version, had really fun playing around with the effects. Might post some more info about the card soon :)