Luke Mad­dox

Lo­ca­tion: Eng­land Web: http://ifxm.ag/l-mad­dox Em ail: luke­mad­doxart@gmail.com ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop

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Luke is an as­pir­ing pro­fes­sional artist look­ing to find work in the sci-fi and fan­tasy realms. He’s com­pletely self-taught, cit­ing Imag­ineFX and the vast on­line art com­mu­nity as great places to get in­for­ma­tion and tech­niques from.

“Shar­ing feed­back and cri­tiques with other artists on­line has re­ally helped me im­prove my art and fig­ure out what makes an im­age work,” he says.

Sto­ry­telling through his art is Luke’s main aim. “I like in­tro­duc­ing lit­tle de­tails that com­ple­ment the story of a char­ac­ter, rather than adding stuff just be­cause it’ll look cool.”

1

Big Bad Wolf “I wanted to show the Big Bad Wolf as a sort of sci-fi mu­tant. Maybe he’s a were­wolf that uses tech­nol­ogy to stay in a wolf state per­ma­nently. I used the red cloak and the pig’s ear neck­lace to tie it into the clas­sic fairy­tales. The mix­ture of fur and mus­cle was fun to paint!”

2

Snow “I used the lit­tle de­tails on the Seven Dwarfs’ out­fits to tell the story of who was who. Com­po­si­tion­ally this was hard to place all seven dwarfs and still keep fo­cus on Snow. I wanted to give lots of points of in­ter­est to pull the eye around the cen­tre.” 2

3

Ab­so­lus “An ad­ven­turer comes face to face with an an­cient mon­ster. This piece taught me a lot about dy­namic light­ing. I also had some re­ally great feed­back from a fel­low artist on stay­ing away from us­ing to­tal blacks, even in an ex­treme piece like this.” 3

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