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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Vasquez Rocks

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Dell Inspiron 1525 / Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet / Photoshop CS5

Life Painting at Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce CA. 3 hours laptop painting in the field, 2 hours in the Studio adding at adjusting details. The latest Photoshop brushes can be found under “BRUSHES” above.


Vasquez Rock was the site of a battle regarded to be one of the most heated in confrontations in TV history

VIDEO: Kirk-vs-Gorn

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  1. Justin says:

    Holy crap man… these are all completely crazy!!! Wish I could paint with you guys!

  2. captain kirk is playfully looking for…spock

    haha love that touch shaddy

  3. dave b. says:

    Great work, Shaddy! I just subscribed to your site.
    I’m looking into getting a watercolor kit and painting in the field, but it looks like you’re all digital and shit!
    I’m kind of looking for a hobby to get me off of the computer and working with real brushes and paper and paint. But thanks for the inspirational posts!

  4. shaddysafadi says:

    Hey Dave,

    Actually yesterday 2 people were painting with oils. The location doesn’t care what medium you use:)

  5. jared ricks says:

    Haha! Thanks for including a link to that awesome fight scene. So intense!!

    That location was also used in the new Star Trek movie for the planet Vulcan exteriors. You probably already knew that…

    Don’t you have a hard time seeing your computer screen when painting outdoors? How do you set up for a session?

  6. shaddysafadi says:

    Hey Jared,

    I use a box that I made with gaffers tape and black illustration board and put the laptop in it. I’ll post more details about it soon.