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Damir G Martin
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Croatia
Current Residence: Croatia
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Funk Rock, Soundtracks
Favourite photographer: Steve Mccurry, Steve Bloom etc.
Favourite style of art: To many to chose
Operating System: windows 10
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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My custom Zbrush user interface
Attached is my custom Zbrush user interface suitable for wacom cintiq users.
I customized the UI specifically for Cintiq QHD 27.
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Old Girl
Goal is to evoke emotional response with as few brush strokes as possible. 
It's not easy is what I learned by now. 
Lone sauropod in the distance overcrowded with birds or pterosaurs, hard to tell :)
White flying beasties enjoy hitching a ride on these giants. Their favorite part is sauropods hind quarters. 
Sort of like seagulls flying behind fishing boats waiting for the trash to be thrown out. In this case, their interest is bugs, flies that are attracted by... 
I leave it up to the viewer.
Time spent about 1:30 hrs.
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Dinosaurs In The Wild

This illustration that I created for the Dinosaurs In The Wild project holds special place in my heart for couple of reasons. 
While I was making it I included couple of Easter eggs if you will.
First one is a nod to one of my favorite movies from my childhood. Jurassic Park. 
Man and woman in the shot are dressed similarly to the protagonists of the Jurassic Park, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant. 
Furthermore, in the movie Alan doesn't like children but he seems to get in touch with his fatherhood instincts along the way as he's traversing dangerous park with two vulnerable kids.
Somewhere at the end, as they fly off the island we can see Alan holding both Tim and Lex and exchanging significant eye contact with Ellie. Ellie was openly critical of his stance on disliking kids throughout the entire film.
You can think of these two people as Ellie and Alan in an alternative universe having a child of their own, little girl.

Little girl ties in with my own life story.
I became father to one precious baby girl about 4 months before I created this piece for the Dinosaurs In The Wild project. 
It was tough for me being away from my tiny daughter for an entire month and some days. I just wanted to go back home and hold her. 
After I became father I discovered a super soft spot to a general father/parent/baby daughter thing. Be it in movies (Arrival, Logan etc) be it in real life, seeing pics of other dads and moms and their babies(girls especially) I just melt away.

Next up is the womans face in the reflection. 
Since the stock photo did not have facial reflections and we wanted to try and insert glimpses of faces and their expressions to a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. I came to an idea to use my wife as a stand in for the face and that was super fun. 
The mans face was a random face picked up from photo site. 
But I manipulated the face to get it to remind me of Nicolas Hernandez, vfx sup and one of the most fun persons I've met while I was at Milk Vfx.
Lastly, one bit I almost forgot. 
This piece was started at Milk Vfx and it was finished after I came back home. In some ways, for me personally it symbolizes a happy family reunion. 
The three of us safely back together and a nasty T rex out there in the wild. 
T rex could represent the very project, "Dinosaurs In The Wild".
It was a strenuous stint both for me during that 40ish days time and an entire Milk Vfx crew that worked on that project for 18 months. 
Big beast of a project. 
So yeah, I just wanted to re-share couple of Easter eggs regarding this image.

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Dinosaurs In The Wild
“Dinosaurs In The Wild” is a virtual theme park style experience that takes visitors back 65 million years to the time of the dinosaurs.
About 20 something illustrations were created while I was working on site with Milk Vfx crew.
My responsibilities for the project were to create number of concept visuals which were then narrowed down to particular
pieces.
These were then pushed forward at a production level quality.
For the procedure we used existing dinosaur models to pose them and light them.
Finished dinosaur renders together with countless photographic elements were blended into seamless illustrations.
It was challenging to create such volume of work in that short amount of time but the team work
and a great atmosphere at Milk Vfx made it happen.  
It was fun and memorable experience and I hope I'll get chance to visit that big hearted vfx family again.
Link to Milk: www.milk-vfx.com/

Link to dozen or so images from the “Dinosaurs In The Wild” illustration series:
www.artstation.com/artwork/2Gw…
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Check it out at these links:
www.3dconceptart.com/
www.3dconceptart.com/2015/07/2…
  • Listening to: joe rogan podcasts
  • Reading: super predator
  • Watching: true detective season 2
  • Playing: agar.io
  • Eating: veggies
  • Drinking: water

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:iconjimbowyrick1:
Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome talent!
I tip my hat!
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, I tip my hat back!
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Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
I've been meaning to ask you, but keep forgetting. Are there any books available with your artwork in it?
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
There are some books out there with like one or two illustrations I made.. But nothing note worthy still. 
I created loads of illustration for one book that is far from being finished. 
Also, I work on illustrations for my own book but that too is not going to happen any time soon I dont think cos of all the freelance work and stuff.
Kind of frustrating but yeah, it will happen one day. 
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Well, hopefully you're not the shy type who won't let people know in a Journal some day.
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll ring every bell and whistle. Can't wait for the day. 
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to see you're still around. I hadn't seen you post anything in a while.
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I was a bit quiet on D.A and elsewhere. Had some unrelated projects, some chillin with my baby daughter, time flies by in an instant. 
Thanks for dropping by!!!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a break for a couple weeks recently but I haven't updated my journal entry since. Your welcome! :)
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