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New VFX Breakdown

Posted in New Fliks, Flesh Designz, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2017 by djlive408

Been having a little fun working with off camera flash so here’s another VFX Breakdown.

Started with a few choices on pictures, one light camera right behind me with a @magnetmod magsphere + maggrid then the key light right in front of me up high with a diffusion on the flash. Cut out the picture then added lighting adjustments to the picture. The background pic was created in Cinema 4D so I’m able to position the camera wherever I want. Started adding various brushes like paint, dust particles, lighting and snow. Continued to add the lettering with some embossing effects and glow. Last but not least, added a few more brushes on top of all the layers to put it all together.

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VFX Breakdown

Posted in Flesh Designz, New Fliks, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2017 by djlive408

Miss doing cover art so I decided to keep my skills sharp with some art of my own. Messing with my strobe lighting trying to replicate the lighting in this scene. Also used element 3D to model a gun. Added some dust particles, muzzle flash, light leaks and adjustments to lighting. Also added some tattoos by cutting out existing tattoos then converting them to black and white, adjust levels then placing on skin with multiply blend mode.

Pattern Design Work

Posted in Flesh Designz with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2017 by djlive408

I’ve been getting into pattern design and I really love it!!! You can buy your own custom design here : http://fleshdesignz.bigcartel.com/

Online shop is now live!

Posted in Flesh Designz with tags , , , , on October 5, 2017 by djlive408

I’ve launched an online shop to see what the response is, I’ll add more items if I start getting a lot of traffic. The point with this store is that I want to offer rates at a discounted rate when paid in full. The usual way I work is that clients pay me half now and half when the project is done. With discounted rates I’m able to attract more clients. Let’s see how it goes.

 

Slik Photshoot

Posted in New Fliks, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2017 by djlive408

Recently I had a chance to work with @sliktattoos (IG) and it was fun working with him and his shop near downtown San Jose. I’m a huge fan of low lighting type of shoots and this was one I was able to have creative freedom to do so. Here are some shots .

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Posted in Dj Live, dj video, Djlive408, Flesh Designz with tags , , , , , , , on August 22, 2017 by djlive408

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Apple iPad Pro + Apple Pencil Review

Posted in Djlive408, Flesh Designz, Sketch with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by djlive408

So I recently had the chance to upgrade my iPad Mini for the iPad Pro. First of all, WOW; what a huge improvement! I’ve always wanted a Wacom tablet to do all my design work but knowing the versatility of the iPad I just decided to upgrade and use all the features that the Apple world have to give.  The fluid and response motion of the drawing is dam near paper like. I also love the fact that palm rejection works very well with the pen. I’ve also noticed that the pressure and tilt response is pretty good, press hard and you get a darker ink effect as well when you lightly tap. The size of the iPad I have is the 10.5in which is think is perfect! Not too big and not too small for travel and in house use. The only few things that threw me off is how do I know the apple pen is turned off, no indication on the iPad to turn off or any LED lights on the pen itself; I soon found out that it will go on sleep mode when the Bluetooth is turned off. I haven’t depleted the battery of the pen on a full charge so I can’t really say on heavy use how long it will last but so far it seems fair. The iPad has somewhat of an ok battery life starting at 100% and using the adobe apps, I might of only used like 6-10% of the battery doing this sketch which seems ok but I feel like it shouldn’t use that much but then again I don’t know much about the tech going on inside so can’t really say too much. Overall I really love the upgrade and how fast and nice the ipad screen looks so very happy with it.