Location: England Web: http://ifxm.ag/l-maddox Em ail: email@example.com MEDIA: Photoshop
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.”
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!”
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
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