Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

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Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by the paperboy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:22 am ... lander.htm

Our artist this issue is Karl Allander, an illustrator. A big thanks to Karl for appearing in our pages. :)

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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by AngryKidJoe » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:24 am

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One thing that really stood out while enjoying this section was the description of the individual pieces inspiration and the addition of specifics in their creation. In example, Mr. Allander explained 'Marching On' as a vector image and it was a personal protest, and what hit me most was the description of 'Girl Finished Reading':
[quote=Karl Allander]...trying to get a soft feel, but only using hard brushes. I used a lot of low values on opacity and flow...[/quote]
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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by D. Sauzi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:31 pm

Like the Girl and the Blower a lot, nice style in those! Indeed interesting btw those details on the creation process.
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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:31 am

behind the scenes thoughts are always good to know

the pics really aren't my style but "marching on" would make a good poster or game cover
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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by Joseph » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:32 pm

The way Karl draws people reminds me of illustrations I've seen in some fantasy/rpg magazine.

And I quite agree with your comment about "Marching On". It would make a good cover for a video game.

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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by Marcus » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:52 am

Interesting shots from a fellow countryman, I do say the marching on would fit as a cover for a game or as a poster for a movie. :D

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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by The Snow Queen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:08 am

Nice job using the computer to do the work.

Certainly great choices in color palette and the Girl Finished Reading does have that 50s pinup style he wanted ala Betty Grable
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Re: Issue 15 - Artist's Profile - Karl Allander

Post by Gorth » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:54 pm

I especially like the "Girl finished reading" and "Blower" for one reason, what you notice is the subject being displayed, not the medium used. Probably because, as mentioned in the Blower that texture has been added and enables you to look past the normally too clean lines that screams Computer Graphics!

First thing that sprang to mind when seeing Girl finished reading was the girls of Alberto Vargas:


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