Combine manga and photobashing
Valentina Remenar shares her process for designing a sci-fi warrior by combining different painting styles
Valentina Remenar combines artistic styles to create a sci-fi warrior.
his painting was created as a poster for a Japanese event held in Slovenia, but even though it was a commissioned piece I was given the freedom to paint anything I wanted.
Because there was a Japanese theme, I decided to paint a manga character and also include some elements that represented Japanese culture, such as a katana sword. I also wanted to create a sci-fi environment and combine several different art methods, such as photobashing and 3D modelling.
TWhen I start planning a concept I usually try to include elements that will help viewers to recognise what the painting will be used for, and place these at the focal point, which in this piece is the character and his katana.
I also decided to paint the character in a semi-realistic manga style, in order to give the piece a sense of solidity and make it look more believable. This will nicely balance the fact that the overall idea is straight out of my imagination: a sci-fi warrior combined with traditional Japanese elements.