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I am now full time at Hi-Rez Studio's in Atlanta GA as a concept artist on Smite...a free to play 3rd person MOBA. Check it out at smitegame.com, when I am able, I will post some Smite stuff and maybe even a fanart or two. 

I also really want to say something about reference.

USE IT.
If you want to be pro, don't be too proud to not use it. Don't get caught up in the deviantart BS about being original or cheating. Hell. Cheat your ass off. Just don't steal something that is not yours.Beyond that...all is fair game. Do what makes good art turn great, not what makes some noob ass 12 year old on deviantart "approve" of your methods. If the method is important to you, then don't try to be a production artist in any form. Just enjoy the road to making your artsy art instead of the results.  The result is all that matters in production art. As long as you aren't breaking the law....go for it. 
This industry isn't for cry babies, it isn't for proud people, it is for professionals. And professionals win. 

When people complain about ref it is about as legit as saying a Formula 1 team has to build it's engines....without looking inside any other engines that came before it. Does an F1 team build their own race engines? Yes, but they are standing on generation after generation of engine tech. They have broken apart any engine they  could get their hands on and taken tech that they feel would benefit them and used it. Why...because winning is the goal. Winning should be the goal with production art as well. This isn't a place for warm fuzzy feelings about "art". It is a place where time, quality and money matter. For everyone involved. It is a capitalist venture where the world will not wait while you stick up your nose, put on your Andy Warhol wig and "ponder" your art. It is a place where you must complete something, be proud for a brief second, then forget it and do the next thing.

If you don't use reference whenever possible, then you are cheating yourself and your clients. You are saying you are better than the masters while assuming that one day you will somehow "practice" your way to perfection. That is a lie. You forever be doomed to grace only the walls of your own deviatnart and maybe only get $20 "commissions" from a ahndful of watchers. If you want to play with the big boys....look at photos, life and other art...all the time. 

Rant over. 
  • Listening to: Electronic.
  • Reading: no words
  • Watching: Destiny vids on youtube.
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Nothing....
  • Drinking: Not enough water

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Cpt-Crandall
Randall
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Randall has been drawing since he quit eating the crayons.He ended a 7 year term of Active Duty service in the US Army in January 2011. During his service years he worked as a professional tattoo artist and taught himself to draw and paint digitally. Randall has since worked on some really cool projects, including SimCity, League of Legends and BattleTech. Freelancing currently, he is always looking for the next adventure and is willing to art test for a full time position if you feel his skills are worth monopolizing.

Randall is producing as fast as humanly possible to keep this updated with new and fresh content!
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I am now full time at Hi-Rez Studio's in Atlanta GA as a concept artist on Smite...a free to play 3rd person MOBA. Check it out at smitegame.com, when I am able, I will post some Smite stuff and maybe even a fanart or two. 

I also really want to say something about reference.

USE IT.
If you want to be pro, don't be too proud to not use it. Don't get caught up in the deviantart BS about being original or cheating. Hell. Cheat your ass off. Just don't steal something that is not yours.Beyond that...all is fair game. Do what makes good art turn great, not what makes some noob ass 12 year old on deviantart "approve" of your methods. If the method is important to you, then don't try to be a production artist in any form. Just enjoy the road to making your artsy art instead of the results.  The result is all that matters in production art. As long as you aren't breaking the law....go for it. 
This industry isn't for cry babies, it isn't for proud people, it is for professionals. And professionals win. 

When people complain about ref it is about as legit as saying a Formula 1 team has to build it's engines....without looking inside any other engines that came before it. Does an F1 team build their own race engines? Yes, but they are standing on generation after generation of engine tech. They have broken apart any engine they  could get their hands on and taken tech that they feel would benefit them and used it. Why...because winning is the goal. Winning should be the goal with production art as well. This isn't a place for warm fuzzy feelings about "art". It is a place where time, quality and money matter. For everyone involved. It is a capitalist venture where the world will not wait while you stick up your nose, put on your Andy Warhol wig and "ponder" your art. It is a place where you must complete something, be proud for a brief second, then forget it and do the next thing.

If you don't use reference whenever possible, then you are cheating yourself and your clients. You are saying you are better than the masters while assuming that one day you will somehow "practice" your way to perfection. That is a lie. You forever be doomed to grace only the walls of your own deviatnart and maybe only get $20 "commissions" from a ahndful of watchers. If you want to play with the big boys....look at photos, life and other art...all the time. 

Rant over. 
  • Listening to: Electronic.
  • Reading: no words
  • Watching: Destiny vids on youtube.
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Nothing....
  • Drinking: Not enough water

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kingbob24 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday dude!!!
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BlackDonner Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BlackDonner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the art. Both the technique and the designs. Clap
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Cpt-Crandall Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Zax19taken Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Hey, they just announced a Star Citizen ship design contest so I though you might want to check it out :)
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