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Oct 31 2008 5:33pm

Exposé 7 call for entries and a Nicholas Miles step-by-step bonus

expose 7

Exposé, the all-digital art annual, is taking entries for their seventh edition. Entries are free so there’s no excuse not try your luck. Luck as in hard-earned skill, that is. Deadline: February 23rd. (Painting above by the incomparable Alexi Briclot.)

In honor of the call, CG Society has posted a step-by-step of this alluring mantis queen. Nicholas Miles talks about his concepting, reference, and technique.

Nic Miles

Looking at my reference I’m struck by the delicate frills which adorn the body of many Praying Mantis. Imagery of fashions established during the era of Queen Elizabeth 1st of England are conjured up in my mind... I purposely kept the face simple so as to draw the viewer’s eye in and offer an oasis in the myriad of patterns.

5 comments
Christine Evelyn Squires
1. ces
I love that mantis queen, & she is definitely alluring! The fashions the era of Queen Elizabeth 1st of england are perfect!

Good job!
Jeffrey Richard
2. neutronjockey
What? No digital cowboy art? The world needs sci-fi giddyupedness!
Irene Gallo
3. Irene
Neutron, you may well be al the scifi giddyupness the world can handle.
Jennifer L. Meyer
4. JLMeyer
Thanks! I will try again for Expose. =)
Their books are fantastic!
I was thrilled to selected for the lovely Dartiste/digital painting 2 book(spent hours staring at it, you get a copy if your in it!).
You can see their books online at their site www.ballisticpublishing.com
http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/dartiste/digital_painting_2/index.php

I just received my Spectrum 16 poster and have been going over what to select what to send in.
Jeffrey Richard
5. neutronjockey
@Irene Total.market.domination. Steam driven ponies for the win!

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