Shaddy Safadi

Concept Studio

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Welcome to Shaddy Concept Art

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 shaddysafadi@yahoo.com for availability and rates.

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The Last of Us

It is not exaggeration to say this will likely be the greatest game of all time and it’s coming out June 14, 2013. Pre-order and set aside a weekend! I had the great fortune of helping out on this project in the early stages and will be posting concepts and concept process breakdowns regularly in the coming weeks.

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The NEW Concept Art

This Week! A two day intensive workshop at the Illustration Congress in Bogota Columbia. We’ll be going over in great detail all the modern tricks and technique concepts artists use to get their work to that next level. Later this year I will releasing my first paid concept tutorial series that will be very reasonably priced and go in depth in to some of these career changing techniques. Updates coming soon!

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Happy Holidays!

Taking a break from Tutorial Tuesday for the Holidays, If you want to catch up on Vids they are all archived on the NEWS BLOG button above, or subscribe to the You Tube channel by clicking on one of the Vids and then the subscribe button under every video!

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – REEM ROOM – 008

This week we take Jacobs painting and do a paint-over in new series we will call REEM ROOM! If you would like a private video paint-over contact me for schedule and rates:) But in the meantime learn from others! For basic setup, watch Video-000 archived in the Art Blog above. Brushes as always can be found here.

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Digital Ptg – 007

And we say goodbye to this painting with a bevy of subtle tricks and screen effects stolen from Maciej Kuciara that he had in turn stole from a boar on a turnip hunt. Just because this painting is over doesn’t mean the vids are! Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter for updates @shaddysafadi  …Brushes HERE:

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Digital Ptg – 005

TUTORIAL TUESDAY! In the weeds hacking away at this painting, REMEMBER! you are not painting what is there, you are painting the ESSENCE of what is there… daniel son:) For my brushes and keys to setting up your tablet correctly (read: My Way) go here:

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

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For Studio Demos, Freelance or Just to say Hi, Email me at shaddysafadi@yahoo.com

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Digital Ptg – 004

TUTORIAL TUESDAY- err Wednesday! Obama was unable to bring hope to You Tube functionality;) This episode we paint the sky, back rock and start the water, If you’re following along download and use these brushes and set up your tablet as described.

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

BE SURE TO SET VIDEO TO 1080p as I tend to work zoomed out quite a bit!

For Studio Demos, Freelance or Just to say Hi, Email me at shaddysafadi@yahoo.com

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Digital Ptg – 003

TUTORIAL TUESDAY! Every Tuesday at noon for the next several weeks I will post a new video in the process of digital painting. This is a 20 minute demo that focuses on applying color and taking one area to finish by using some unorthodox painting techniques. If you’re following along download and use these brushes and set up your tablet as described.

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

BE SURE TO SET VIDEO TO 1080p as I tend to work zoomed out quite a bit!

For Studio Demos, Freelance or Just to say Hi, Email me at shaddysafadi@yahoo.com

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TUTORIAL – Digital Painting – 002

A 30 minute demo that focuses on DESIGNING SHAPES and SEXY MARKMAKING, two of the most important and often overlooked steps in creating an image. A lot of it is intuition but intuition can be learned by shamelessly stealing from others!:)

If you’re following along it is CRITICAL that you download and use these brushes as well as set up your tablet as described on the same page.

http://www.shaddyconceptart.com/download

BE SURE TO SET VIDEO TO 1080p!

For Studio Demos, Freelance or Just to say Hi, Email me at shaddysafadi@yahoo.com!

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Imagine FX Tutorial!

The great folks at Imagine FX requested a quick 2 page tutorial for the overpass concept done for the upcoming Naughty Dog masterpiece, The Last of Us! We talked about some of the techniques, cheats, wrong directions and anecdotes from the development process. Look for the cover on the left at Barnes and Noble or any bookstore in the magazine video game section.

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Wacom Features Art in Campaign

A Huge thanks to Darren at Wacom for using several pieces from the stylized gallery to feature on the Wacom company website. This includes demos for Wacoms new lineup of amazing products.

If you do digital art you know that if wasn’t for them, digital painting would not have become a part of mainstream entertainment design and if you’ve ever owned a Cintiq you know that they are some of the most well made reliable consumer electronics ever made. Thanks again guys!

http://www.wacom.com/

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Imagine FX Article on Newstands!

A huge thanks to the team at Imagine FX for doing a great piece on digital outdoor painting. This article covers a group of amazing artists and colleagues, Eytan Zana, Nick Grindraux, Robh Ruppel and Nick Pugh.

A small featurette discusses our 6 week digital outdoor painting trip to the french and italian alps as well as a bonus DVD that includes details about how to make a laptop box and specific custom brushes. The brushes and box setup can also be found on this site and the June issue of Imagine FX can be found at any Barnes and Noble.

 

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Into the Pixel Official Selection!

Very grateful to have a piece from the The Last of Us be selected by Into the Pixel for their show at E3! All selected works can be found: http://www.intothepixel.com/

Come see the work outside the Kentia hall (It’s the one in between the two big halls) and don’t forget to tune into the Sony Press Conference THIS MONDAY NIGHT June 4th for what is sure to be a jaw dropping showing of Naughty Dog’s new epic “The Last of Us”

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