Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Speed painting process

Speed painting, this time I was able to record my screen and show the process. 

And this is the speed paint process I used.

speed paint demo from Stefano Farci on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

"looking for evidences" speed paint

Again a quick speed paint before going to bed. 30 minutes.
Didn't save all the passes this time. Started destroying a photo. I saw the batman while playing the shapes. So I decided to do a sort of a fan art piece. I didn't want to represent the batman as the kick ass super hero, but I tried to show his real nature: being a detective.


and the breakdown....I know....doesn't make sense at all. I tried to record my screen, but my little laptop is too old and or I record or I paint.


Friday, June 7, 2013

speed paint and work process

50 minutes quick speed paint to keep warm
Here is the breakdown as well. Starting from a photo and destroying it till I see some shape.

stefano farci speed paint bunker

Break down
stefano farci bunker breakdown

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Highlands matte painting

While I'm still waiting for my visa, I'm working on personal stuff. Needed to do a photographical matte painting.

and than some playing around with the exposure. Love 16 bit...and Nuke.

playing with the exposure and my Nuke gizmos

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday. Didn't know what to do, so I started to play a little bit with various cubes and shapes in Maya. I found a composition that I liked, and I brought a quick render in Photoshop. Started to paint over and I ended up with a futuristic environment. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

While waiting

Damn...still waiting for my damn OPT (now is 4 months).
Painting for not thinking about it. Still..there is more anger in this painting than in my old dry point engravings.

I think too much walking dead

Zombie period. A friend gave me as a gift Max Brook's "Zombie survival guide" (loved it); in the last couple of nights I watched both zombie movies and "The walking dead". Except that lately I have sleeping problem (I wonder why), tonight I was messing around with a photo to find some interesting shape. Guess what...I've seen zombie shape. 
Speed painting 2hr (not so speed, but whatever); loss of details, just mood enough. Like the camera angle.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wow....just tonight I discovered my updated demo reel has been featured on cg records. I dig that. Thanks to the guys who discovered me.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

how to start...whit a "thank you"

yes, with a big big Thank you.
I recently moved to Irvine from L.A. for working reason. It was a sort of sad day...and mostly because I was leaving the guys you see in the pictures. Great people, awesome friends, all skilled talented crazy artists. I spent with them every single day, from the morning till the morning after, saturday and sunday included, for two years and an half of my life. They threw me an "unsuspected" party 2 days before I left. That night, I was looking at them from outside of the apartment of my friend Jeff (he is in the picture as well) and for a second it was like being in 1970. The design of the house, the night, the colors of the clothes they were wearing, the palms...anyway, everything around was sort of suggestive. That night, when I came back at home, I had that image sticking in my mind like a photo. I didn't want to forget it, so I drew it....and than I felt asleep 30 minutes after (it was already 4 am)....on my desk.

this is the painting...I know...loss of details. I don't care. I just wanted to catch that moment as I've seen it. 


this are my friend. The bigger picture on the left was taken at the birthday party of that old man on the left. The other two awesome people are Tiffany and Adam, both of them were there, but I don't know why they don't appear.

anyway....Thank you guys. You are awesome. 

Why "vividessa"

So...there we go. Why did I call my blog "vividessa"? "Vividessa" is actually "vividezza" in Italian, which means vibrance in English. It's an homage to a good friend and talented artist, Justin Pichetrsungi who was reading "vividezza" as "vividessa"in my files of photoshop (which I have it in Italian...since we are good in english and we need also the softwares to be translated in italian).
"Hey Stefano! You don't have any vividessa filter in this painting. What happened man?" he is use to say. Anyway. I explained the reason...doesn't make any sense, I know...but makes me smile every time I think of it.