Friday, November 03, 2006

Tree Village



this is the tree village level from tak.

77 comments:

LDahl said...

Is this a game setting? I would love to play around in this place but I know death would lurk between those two trees:)))
Beautiful colors and I really like the mushroom looking stairs.

Anders said...

well, I was sure to have already posted something on this piece! lol
something supernatural happens... ;-)
well Todd, this is still a great piece!!

marcobucci said...

Pure eye candy. Also probes my brain and makes me wonder who lives there, and what that hanging hut is used for. Thanks for posting all this awesome work, Todd!

Ryan Wood said...

This painting is incredible, I love the palette. It's nice to see the hi-rez version, not the one that got butchered to 128Xwhatever to fit on the ps2. Great stuff, bro.

Mark Behm said...

This is amazing. I've been pouring over it now for a good 10 minutes. I keep finding new subtle little things going on everywhere. I love the little areas of soft texture in the treebark.

Goobeetsablog said...

I'm dumbfounded.
Stuff like this makes me want to cut off my hands and sell them to a science lab:)


Excellent Work!

Roc said...

This is greatness, man!. . . .I love this stuff!

elephantmarchblog said...

These a are gorgeous! I'd comment on your castle too but I'm sure a comment gets lost in 52 of them. Your renderings and color choices are tasteful and appealling

chris chua said...

Wow...your painting style rocks:) I really like the knight you did for your avatar!

Ariel said...

I'm here through blair kitchen's blog.. but nice pastel-y work! I especially like the croc. There's real depth in your colours. (*I'm jealous)

Anonymous said...

I love the soft atmostphere of all your paintings. The thing I like about this is that it's like the tree huts all have expressions, and they're all lined up in conversation.

AnimatorNickB said...

Wow man I love your stuff! It's really cool. This art for tak is really beautiful. Hope the final product is just as good!

Todd Kauffman said...

hey thx for the visit - your work is crazy dude.

Dave McClellan said...

You are pretty good. No matter what you say.

bronxbt said...

Tag....?
can you educate those of us who are new to your site?

thanks for stopping by my sites BTW, and fer yer kudo too.

:)
B

Blair Kitchen said...

These are great paintings! Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment! These paintings make me want to learn how to paint better. I really like the knight and monsters.

Chris said...

Great stuff! So thick and rich... mmmm-hmmm. Thanks for the comment!

craig said...

wonderful color and lighting!

Ray Frenden said...

Very nice. Thanks for the praise on my blog; I've added you to my list of links in retaliation.

The depth and atmosphere in your work is palpable. Inspirational stuff!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Damnation! Your blog makes me want hang up my Wacom Pen and take up sewing! Thanks for ruining my day with all your great artwork!!

Great stuff!!!!

JeN said...

I laughed and then smiled and the laughed the whole time I was looking at your blog. Then I cried because I have a lot to learn. :) Beautiful work and thanks for commenting on my blog! I'll check back often for more laughs and inspiration.

sarah said...

Oh awesome! Very nice Todd! I want to live in this tree village, enough of my boring apartment :)

Kevin Barber said...

Super cool work.

ryan said...

GEEZ, man, amazing once again.. beautiful beautiful colors.

Moro Rogers said...

Wow...so pretty.

Mukpuddy said...

I'm very jealous of your skills dude, this is crazy cool!!!

Alex Sinenko said...

Great setting. It would definately be exciting to have a character move around there. Would I be correct to assume that you use photoshop to paint your pieces? First time I saw them I honestly thought it was pastel :) If it is possible, could you post a few steps in the process of making these? From the linde -drawing to block-in to detailing?

Shawn Escott said...

WOW!!! Super terrific paintings!!! I like the way you are capturing the lighting and staging. Beautifully done! I like your characters also, your paintings are very inspiring :)

Jeannette said...

I am so impressed/jealous of your work!! These pieces are so fun & filled with imagination!

S.D. said...

Pfff that's really not fair... Fantastic work, fantastic atmosphear and environment, fantastic colors, I love this picture! :p

LauraBraga said...

hi todd!
the color of this picture are incredible!!!!i ask myself if is handpainting or computer.
aniway i love your works!!!
sorry for my bad english!!
awesone work!!!!

Henning Ahlers said...

Hey Todd, Marie wrote some engish words in her latest post :-)

... fantastic works here !!!
Have fun!
Henning

Marcelo Vignali said...

Your work is terrific, you should consider printing a book.

JParpan said...

Your work blows me away!

Druie said...

Wow todd!! That's just beautiful!! I love the concept, and the colours are blended so nicely.

Ink Monkey said...

Ha ha ... awsome, Im liken the tree village. I need to spend more time with painter and photo shop and get my painting skillz up.
Later.

Cal said...

Dear Todd, I just wanted to say that your illustrations are quite fantastic. Your usage of light and color is quite good, and I really enjoyed your caricatures. Thank you for visiting my blog and specially for writing in Spanish, that was a very nice detail. I will add a link to your site from my blog. Thanks!

activar said...

wow dude, amazing work!!
Beautiful work
benja!

Fabián Fucci said...

Hello there! Awesome, beautiful artwork at your blog! I saw myself smiling upon browsing through your backgrounds and concepts. Keep so!

Sam said...

Absolutely inspirational paintings. Your blog is incredible!! I love the way you use colour and light. Amazing!!

mr paul said...

Wow, this is kind of prophetic work. In my city -madrid- young people will live in that way if the prizes of the flats keep going up

BGOZ said...

Saw your hit on Drawn. I really like the pieces, especially the monsters.

:)=

enzo avolio said...

Very striking!
I love your work.

henry fong said...

wow!! I love the use of colour in your painting...

Maleficium said...

I'm very flattered that you like my stuff cuz your stuff is Godly! Thanks a lot for stopping by....now start on your card for Thanksgiving!

Chhuy-Ing said...

Waw... I would have the same compliments about your work. Amazing colours and light. Haha, ferocious gator! I love his short arms :)

jeffoehmen said...

Thanks for the kind words. your art is amazing as well. very nice!

Rodney Fuentebella said...

Wow! there be some great artwork here... I love that your characters and environments have sooo much character... keep it up!

Tommy Kane said...

You are unreal. Are you human?

Jo Bling said...

Loverly stuff as ever Todd. Clever monkey, have a banana! ;-)

El gaucho said...

oh my god... have no words to explains the quality of your works... this is fantastics... i, i cant´described it... i will come back soon to see more of this amazing pictures

dibujador said...

LOL! this is really a great work! I´ll be back!

Shuku said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments! I was just looking over your site and good lord, man, you have such a lovely grasp of atmosphere, colour, and quirky characters. Are you -sure- you want to keep stopping by? :) -I- will keep stopping by for sure, there's so much to learn!

Blaaahhhg huh? Me, I thought it rhymed with dawwwwwwwwwwwwg. *ducks*

--Shuku

Mark said...

Hey thanks for the comments.. Much appriciated. I really like your blog.. Thats one thing I have to do is start experimenting with paints.. really like your stuff..

Todd Franklin said...

I really enjoyed your blog and I'll be watching to see what you come up with next. Fantastic artwork and keep up the great work!

Don Dixon's Blog said...

Man just found this blog! Amazing work. ITs the kind of stuff i look at and think " damn i wish i did that" Great work

Rick Lacy said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your work is really inspirational. I can't get enough!

Aurelie said...

bonjour Todd :)
Merci for the comment on my halloween post... that lead me to discover your amazing blog! Along with alex sinenko I'd like to see some WIP of your awsome paintings. please please :)
I love the monsters
I'll come back and check your blog often

Joshua Flint said...

Hey todd-

Thanks for having a look at my work. Judging by your comments you obviously have a large following of viewers! Great to see, you've got some really nice stuff. I come from an illustration background and really like looking at concept designers, like yourself. Also is your technique a bit of photoshop or is it with traditional media or a blend of the two?

Armand Serrano said...

This is my first time on your blog, Todd, and all I could say is - Awesome! I really like what I saw. You have great control on texture, color and shapes ( not to mention the design). Fantastic job. I'm linking you up.

colin said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I'd love to know more about your technique!

TURCIOS said...

ufffff fantastic art y animals.
un abrazo!!

Carlos Ruano said...

Wonderful, what an inspirational works on your blog.
Cheers from Barcelona

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Why don't games look as good as this? Your work is breathtaking.

Mad Max Winston said...

Nice stuff, Todd! I like the pieces with characters in a specific setting especially. Reminicent of Frazetta's work... awesome. Thanks for checking out my blog! I think Dengar Mantar would fit in nicely in one of these landscapes.

kcirbuk said...

Hey Todd,Thanks by your comment in my blog.
UFFFFFFFFFFF fantastic art!!!!
I continued for aqui.

Cheers from Madrid

Paco K.

Smook said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Todd; not much there at the moment. Your work is absolutely wonderful....ake me wish I could gta handle on painting.

Kitty Loco said...

Such a beautiful painting! I especially like all the details in the trees...incredible! Thanks for your kind comment on my site as well :)

Vince M said...

You've got an amazing style. Excellent environments and interesting character designs.

Thanks for showing this great work.

Sebastien Gallego said...

70th!! I'm the 70th comment on this post!
Amazing!

You are the big Master Todd! It's a privilege to work with you and learn from you.

Seb

Andrew Glazebrook said...

70 comments !! That's mad !! Great piccy though !

Ryan Wood said...
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Sebastien Gallego said...

and.....

73!!!

Youhou!!! :)

SIM-R said...

Beautiful - this one and the last .
Great work . Love the subtle textures and the atmosphere you have managed to get into both these pieces .

william wray said...

Nice your work is aways a pleasure.

Alexandra Boiger Illustration said...

I love this! The colors, the story atmosphere. Just beauiful!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!

Golgo13 said...

Todd is God! :)