Shaddy Safadi

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Available for varied styles of character and environment concept art, as well as 3D blockmeshing, high-level Art Direction and help in defining the visual style of your project! Contact for availability and rates.

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Malibu Hitchhiker


shaddy, malibu canyon road, concept art


Dell Inspiron 1525 / Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet / Photoshop CS5

Starting with just black and white is really helping to decide what is important and what is superfluous in the initial sketch. The critical thing for me has been using a solid blockish brush and painting in and erasing out until the light shapes are fresh looking and nicely arranged. The balance of the composition is much easier to assess right at the beginning when working this way. 2.5 hours in the field, 1 hour at home adding details and color correcting.

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  1. Thanks Barry! love your work as well, I just had a look! Why don’t you come out painting with us. We go EVERY Sunday, 52 weeks a year, rain or shine.

  2. OYO says:

    Dude… Awesome ! I just got my ipad setup and I’m leaving on saturday for a 4 day painting trip on a remote island, 2 hrs by boat from Singapore. Looking at your plein air paintings just boosted my motivation off the roof ! and put a big smile on my face. You re killing it man, I wish i was in the area to join you and Eytan… seriously. Getting out of the studio / computer and going out in the field, that’s the shit man !

  3. @Oyo, That sounds awesome, I want to go to remote island to paint for 4 days! Let me know how it goes and let’s see some of the work when your done:)

  4. I love the lighting and mood of this piece

  5. Thanks for your excellent post!