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ULF cover by henning ULF cover by henning
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This is a book cover I did for sci-fi author Stuart Clark. I had fun making this painting, as the clients monster design was really interesting. More info on the publishers site: [link]

Reference used for the guy.
Painted during 5 evenings in Photoshop CS2 with a Wacom Intuos tablet.

See step-by-step process here: [link]
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:iconjessejentzen:
JesseJentzen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thats one blind date i dont want to be on!!
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bearcavestudios Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
veldig kult bilde.. vi må ha vår samarbeids artwork snart :D
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:iconkatied2:
Katied2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Saw your step by step on this. I find it cool that you lay down shading in gray scale before you colour it. Love the detail on all your work - really stunning. I'm a beginning painter and am realizing that the amount of detail an artist puts into thier work, the greater the quality. Thank you for being an inspiration! :worship:
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:iconthelorddarkwolf:
TheLordDarkWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
amazing realism :D
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:iconkosmandis:
Kosmandis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, cool alien :D
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:iconchayaa:
ChayaA Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the lighting!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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:iconcurtition:
curtition Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
great monster, i love it!
:D
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
Late response due to post convention tiredness. What I really like about this is the way you captured the skin's translucency.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Simply magnificant... I can't get over how.. stunning your work is!
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:icondoidaporti:
DoidaPorTi Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Hobbyist
Amazing Work! :clap:
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:iconjk89:
JK89 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
awesome
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:icondekus:
Dekus Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
omg... the lighting is so good.. the guy is almost photorealistic.. Very nice! :thumbsup:
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thanks :-)
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:iconphotosito:
PhotOsitO Featured By Owner May 27, 2006   Photographer
Great pic. So expressive :P ;)
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:iconredvinken:
RedVinken Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Student General Artist
look realy amazing! great job!!!!!
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:iconromp9:
romp9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
wow thats really amazing :) especially the mans face :) :+fav:
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:iconwyrmrider:
WyrmRider Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
very impressive work ;)
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:iconbyakko-kun:
byakko-kun Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow. Syntes du har brukt en litt hardere stil enn det andre jeg har sett av deg her. Meget pent ;)
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Takk, det hender at jeg må tilpasse stilen litt til hva kunder ønsker :-)
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
It is fantastic, Henning - love the light there! And the alien is very "groovy" ha ha haha
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you Rita :thanks:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
very welcome, Henning
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:icondkaycrafts:
DKayCrafts Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*runs to the corner to pout*

Would you consider coming to Kansas to tutor me??? O_o
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol, doubt I would make a decent teacher, haha.
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:icondkaycrafts:
DKayCrafts Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
you never know....lol
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
:jawdrop: truely humbled by your talent and skill. Awesome drool! heh
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
There's nothing like a good, old drool :grin:
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
heh..yeah sorry if I got any slobber on you're pretty. ;)
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:iconstawn:
StaWn Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
awesome! + fav
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:iconfraustro:
Fraustro Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Cool! and the guy resembles you :)
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you. Inface the client asked for the dude to look like me as I kinda fit the description of the person in the book, lol.
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:iconneversurrender:
NeverSurrender Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
looks like SHIT
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:icontruecleo:
TrueCleo Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
great again..u re my hero:)
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you :thanks:
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TrueCleo Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
yw:)
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:iconnessa204:
nessa204 Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Awesome, as always :)
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, as always :-)
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:iconnessa204:
nessa204 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
:P
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:iconbluerugbychick:
bluerugbychick Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*whistles* you get better everytime, if that's possible. Amazing detail, great colour, and great textures. Amazing
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:iconsynthes:
synthes Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I love your paintings, you've so much details and everyone is better as the other :) great job henning.
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:icontinysblood:
TinysBlood Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
looks like the monsters gonna get his ass kicked, lol. Great stuff.
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:iconkairelld:
kairelld Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!

Very nice shadows on the guy and the textures on the monster. It gives that sense of danger.

Congratulations!!!

:thumbsup:
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you... I made sure to illuminate the skin of the person more than the monster to give the impression that the alien is more hard-shelled than having skin.
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:iconbillcorbett:
BillCorbett Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
I like the lighting on the guy, looks good :)
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:iconzhaana:
Zhaana Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaaaa :worship: just fantastic !
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:iconnikki0417:
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Student General Artist
I love the shading & texture. :D beautiful work.^^
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:icondrcrane:
drcrane Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Hey this is really good! I like the effect of light you gave to this piece and how it matches perfectly with both characters. Great job on the details too. Excellent piece!
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you :thanks:
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:icondrcrane:
drcrane Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
you're welcome :)
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TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude thats awesome
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