Thursday, April 20, 2006

Blossom In The Storm

...Ok, Sir Bobby of Chiu has gotten the better of me, and I've decided to post what I have so far. This was just one idea I had, and although I'm very fond of the character, there's definitely something lacking....and so, it's to decide whether I keep working this piece with the girl, or scrap this idea and go for something else...I kinda like Boris's cheese idea to tell the truth, or at least something a little surreal. I'll be the meantime thou, I hope you like this one so far. Work has ramped up so what time I can paint, I am :) ...Thanks to Bobby for the kick up the arse ;) ...

Strength & Honour



Blogger Boris Hiestand said...

well. better gimme some cheese then

6:51 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Looking great !!!

1:16 PM  
Blogger lautrette said...


what a beauty.... i simply love this piece! it goes straight to the heart! please more!

9:31 PM  
Blogger ixNaWIop said...

Hey, you have a great blog, check out mine when you get a chance , its about related stuff

4:48 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Is it just me or does the last guy sound kinda vague in a suspicious way?...nice try there, ixnawiop! lol....Hey guys, you an me, we're the same!...We all like, 'related stuff!'...a hoop!

2:05 AM  
Blogger Boris Hiestand said...


2:36 AM  
Blogger Yaxin said...

power full :)

6:16 AM  
Blogger Raymond Xu said...

hey mark, thanks a lot for the link to cartoon saloon, that studio has a lot of really cool stuff.
You seem to have a lot of great stuff going here as well, the paintings are really well done. keep it up! Ill be back to visit for sure.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Antonio Santamaria said...

Mark, this ilustration is just wonderful.... I like very much your sense for applying colours!!!

3:58 AM  
Blogger Marco Antonio Sepúlveda said...

Muy bueno tu trabajo.


Marco Antonio Sepúlveda

4:12 AM  
Blogger Newsquirt said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog and for visitin...Some awesome paintely stuff you got. Very nice..


10:25 AM  
Blogger Newsquirt said...

painterly...duh I cant spell...haha

10:25 AM  
Blogger Rikki said...

I think it's loverly :)
i love the red against the dark blues.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

The face is kinda freaky, but I love the whole "standing on a dock in the middle of a storm" thing.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Carlos Ruano said...

wow man, I'm impressed with the stuff on your blog. I never have been here and I can tell you that I'll be back, because this is a very interesting blog to link. Thank you for your words on my blog, so many people was working on El Cid, sorry but I don't have the pleasure of knowing the artist that you were talking about. I love your art.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Amazing!! Great character too, beautiful style and the draftmanship is great!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thankyou everyone :)

10:01 AM  
Blogger goutwort said...

This painting is pretty great. Amazing use of colour. I love how the umbrella casts a glow on the wood.

Thanks for the comment. I had no idea I had a regular.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...


8:53 PM  
Blogger Pabloesoto said...

hey, i like a lot this stuff , the drawings and also the colored. really nice.

4:50 AM  
Blogger mojo design said...

The pallete for the girl is great!

To be completely honest though, I think the character takes away from your original piece.

The original drew you into the scene...I almost wanted to walk down that pier...but very cautiously. There was a great mystery of who lived there at the end of the pier. It was scary and intriguing all together. The character totally took all of that away. I'm no longer experiencing it, I'm just a viewer.

...none-the-less, it's your vision, and in the end it is still masterful draftsmanship.

Keep up the great work.

-Jose A.K.A. MOJO

7:21 AM  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Mark. This is really mighty good stuff, man!

10:52 AM  
Blogger fourmi said...

Great usual!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Adriaan said...

godver. I've never seen SHIT like this in m'lff.
When you can PAINT, post some'n new.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

All good valid stuff, and mostly complementary lol...

9:57 AM  
Blogger mackaydesign said...

Wow. Great piece! Love the character and the overall feel.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Bernie Fuck said...

I am hard as wood...

A Triumph!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Adriaan said...

Hey Bernie- I thought we was on the same line here- this stuff sucks more than Michael Jackson's KEK

9:56 AM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

wow wow wow!!! I absolutely love this piece! It is by far my favorite of yours! --and some of the nicest work that i have seen in awhile. Was this done digitally?

2:13 PM  
Blogger wintermonkey said...

holy crap! your stuff is amazing!
thanks for checking out my blog. it helped me find yours. i'll be adding your link if you don't mind.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Of course not, it's a great complement :) Thankyou...

9:06 AM  
Blogger UM said...

Very nice indeed! Nothing to add.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Hey...look who's out surfin the blogs! :)...cheers Uli, thanks for dropping by...

9:18 AM  
Blogger craig said...

jiminy Mark!
there are some seriously kick ass paintings here. Really dig this piece.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Hans said...

WOW this is beautiful and awesome! Very original too!
Great work.


10:40 AM  
Blogger rupesh said...

O my God! O my God! Amazing!!
this is a very interesting blog
I love your art.
Keep up the great work.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Martin Hsu said...

I don't think you'd need me to tell you how amazing your work is... but thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot coming from you.

3:27 PM  
Blogger ivaylo said...

Mark, beautiful work, man!
Amazing atmosphere on that last one!
Glad I found you, thanks for the visit!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Emmerich said...

LOVELY WORK!! and thanks for the comment on my blog , I have linked you!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Sumeet Surve said...

ThanX for stopping by and some really awesome work to see here. Will come often.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Cutu said...

Hi, thanks for visitin my blog. Now tat I've seen your work I'm twice as flattered. Everything around is great. I've just seen "Shangai Triad" and this captures the exact mood of the movie. By the way, I cheked the Tenacius D video and it is awesome.
I'll be comming around.

12:19 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Wow! The character has a luminous skin; very effective! I love the BG without her too. All photoshop?

Thanks very much for the kind comment that you left on our blog. We'll visit again soon.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Bernadette said...

absolutely lovely! :)

7:24 AM  
Blogger orionlesc said...

Amazing stuff.
add to favorites

3:34 AM  
Blogger Kyle Marshall said...

Your work is amazing Mark, I love your colors and fine tuned detail!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Jose Darias said...

I like so much this pic , ..Mark , i think that the colour is very nice , i like the enviroment , the clouds , the see , and the bridge , but i have only one discrepancy, the character is too ...i don´t know how to say it, is like the rubber...and the red light reflection on the bridge is very strong....CONGRATULATIONS MAN!!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Rånny said...

wow, you are like too good for your own blog. lolz!

8:49 PM  
Blogger vikram said...

Hey Mark! I really liked ur concept art. The colour schemes are so nice. Liked the reflection of umbrella on the floor. Very good work. Thanx 4 ur comment on my blog.



9:24 PM  
Blogger Christophe HÉNIN said...

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1:05 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Heh, cool...thanks everyone...and nice to see a bit of critique up there too. Yes I can see what you mean about the rubbery plastic probably comes down to the skin wet from the rain and her facial proportions...but hey, all valid stuff...

Hope you all come back soon for more! I'm a little busy at the moment so the next few posts won't be as polished as this one, but there'll be a few bits going up soon :)

Getcha' Pull


1:22 AM  
Blogger Howard Shum said...

Nice painting!

1:35 AM  
Blogger Niccolò said...

Great work!
I love it!

3:22 AM  
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Mark!! You have a great blog yourself sir!!! Awesome stuff here!
Glad you like my stuff. I hope you follow me over to the new blog at!
This is a particularly awesome piece, by the way.

8:07 AM  
Blogger donnachada said...

Wow, Mark, this is really, really beautiful. Nice blog. Lovely stuff.

8:29 AM  
Blogger CarolineJarvis said...

HOLY SWEEEET BLOG! Wow.... (wiping the drool off my face) Gorgeous stuff... especially love the ambiance you created with the Blossom in the Storm. Wow.... keep er comin!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jose Sosa said...

Great Painting skills! I like your work and I'll make sure to come back.

9:29 AM  
Blogger James Dylan said...

thanks for visiting my blog, you have some fascinating work! Really impressive. Love the baseball stuff, huge baseball fan myself.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

i didn't have the time to figure out what you were talking about when you said you were thinking of scapping this piece… so without context, i'll say…whoa… great work…

2:39 PM  
Blogger aaaokay said...

Wow the painting is awesome! Tone and mood are great. keep posting those paintings.
ps. Thanks for visiting my tiny corner of the blog world.

8:07 PM  
Blogger AndyG said...

Just flicked through your blog! Man, this is such great stuff! Keep posting!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

rad picture, interesting how its more about that red umbrella reflection than anything else--great idea.

9:50 PM  
Blogger potato farm girl said...

Oh wow! You have a wonderful gift with and paint and colors!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Stephen Studios said...

THATS! really cool!


11:07 AM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

hey updates!! thats looking great!

4:55 AM  
Blogger rough said...

nice work man,really nice!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Greetings!Here it is a lot of feelings!I wish good luck!Lena.Moscow.

6:58 AM  

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