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Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! www.youtube.com/watch?feature=… )



Facebook - www.facebook.com/oblivion



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  • Listening to: Anathema
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  • Playing: BF3 - CQ
So I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery stores, hating every job I ever had, never having any dreams or visions up to the age of 24. Then I joined dA and discovered how much fun it was to start working on a portfolio, and all of sudden ppl recognized my name thanks to my art! I was posting here like crazy, almost every day. After a year I started working at RealtimeUK (yes, in the UK lol) and this was during the recession in 2008, so "thankfully" we had a lot of downtime. This meant I could spend my days at the office painting personal stuff and posting it to dA like a maniac! I think that's what made me interesting to watch during that period, because I would always have something new to show and I knew I was showing some improvement every once in a while.
Then came Oblivion and I got to meet more people in the industry, and more and more insanely cool job offers started to pop up, and here I am. I can't say that I'm living my dream, because I never really had any dreams. I only know I have a great life, I get to do what I love every day and I know that it's thanks to people like you, and it's thanks to this site.

So yeah, Deviantart and all you fellow deviants, you are effin' awesome!
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Hey guys!

I'm a co-founder of Vanquish Interactive, a company that is currently producing a graphic novel called Telikos Protocol, written by Peter Cooper and illustrated by an amazing concept artist called Adam Burn, who's got a great cinematic style (see images below).

Right now the guys are finalizing the first issue, and in order to get funds for this venture we've started a kickstarter page that has already exceeded our expectations! Telikos Protocol was just named the Editor's #1 Top Pick on Kickstarter and it's already raised $25k, which is incredible in such a short period of time. You can get a lot of cool stuff as a backer, as well as making sure Adam and Peter can start working on the next volumes, so if you're interested in amazing art and cool sci-fi stories you should definitely check it out!

I know I'm not the best salesperson, but just do me a favor and check out the video on the kickstarter page and see for yourself! - www.kickstarter.com/projects/v…

You can ofc also connect and get updates via Facebook, www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

Aaaand a few pics:







And here's a couple of Comic con booth girls demonstrating a rifle + helmet that you can win if you join the Telikos Protocol page on Facebook.



So go support a couple of super talented guys and make sure you get a copy of this amazing book!


Alright, that's it for me, hope you're all having a great summer! Don't give up on me yet btw, I have a bunch of stuff to show you all so stay tuned....
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Fellow artists,

make sure you submit your wonderful art to this book that's being put together by the team over at 3D Total Publishing.

Prime

www.3dtotalpublishing.com/prim…
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A merry christmas to all you wonderful people! Thanks for the continued support and the never-ending love that I recieve from this page, warms my icy scandinavian heart.

<3
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Greetings from sunny Las Vegas! I’m happy to announce that I now have a small selection of prints available at WallArtRockers.com ( www.wallartrockers.com/Gallery… )! Now, these prints are not your ordinary prints, they’re big acrylic panels with aluminium wall fixings and they look amazing! I realize that these are somewhat pricey but I really wanted the best possible quality, and when WallArtRockers came to me with this idea I was sold right away!
This is obviously still in its infancy, so I’ll make sure to keep you all posted as we expand our galleries and printing options.
In other news I’m busy as ever, which would explain my lack of updates. However, I have plenty of stuff to show you in due time so keep an eye out! Now it’s time to jump on a plane and get back home to Sweden.
See ya soon!

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Hey guys!

I felt it was about time for an update! Omg where do I begin...

As you may have noticed I don't spend as much time here as I once did, please blame my clients for that!! I've been buried with work, last year was just crazy. I practically lived in front of my computer, which made 2010 incredibly boring (though I got to spend a week in NYC, my fav city in the world). Working from home really takes it out of you, especially the creativity. Whenever I had a free moment I was too tired and too uninspired to create anything. However, I did get to work on some awesome projects. I actually got to work on a movie project for motherflippin' Disney!! If I'd known that when I first joined this place... I did some concept work on the Voltron project which some of you may have seen already, and I also got to do some work for The Jim Henson co (which was a f-ing blast!) among others. So workwise it's been an overwhelming year.

This may start to sound like a cliché but I would say that a lot of this is thanks to deviantart. Without the incredible support and love that I've been given through this place I don't think that I would've worked so hard and improved as quickly as I did, and without all that hard work I would never have had the opportunity to work on some of these projects. So, once again, thank you all so very, very much! You have no idea what your comments and favs has meant to me these past few years.

Now for 2011 I have even more exciting stuff coming up, unfortunately not much that I can talk about yet. One thing that I can mention though is that prints are on the way. Believe it or not but I do have something planned, it's something out of the ordinary so please have patience. Hopefully I will have some more info on this soon! I also hope that I can be more active here again, I've missed it so much..

Needless to say I have a lot of unanswered notes and messages here on dA, and I just wanted to remind you that I have my old (slightly out of date, but still valid) f.a.q (andreewallin.blogspot.com). Also, for those of you with more questions about my work, check out these links

www.3dtotal.com/pages/intervie…

psd.tutsplus.com/articles/insp…

If you want to know more about how I work I suggest you pick up volume 4 and 5 of "Digital Art Masters", where I have a couple of in-depth articles on my process.

For inquiries or questions that you can't find in the links above please either go to my website (www.andreewallin.com) and use the contact-sheet, or e-mail me on my gmail address.

Okay, that's it for now! I hope 2011 will be an amazing year for all of us, after all it's only one more year until 2012....

P.S. Anyone else sick of all this %¤&#¤%#& snow!? Enough already...
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Hej, hallå, goddag, godkväll!

If you're attending comic con next weekend you'll be able to pick up a preview book of Oblivion! Unfortunately I could not attend myself BUT you'll still have the chance to have it signed by creator Joseph Kosinski and writer Arvid Nelson!! "Saturday, 7/24 at Radical's booth #3735 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., meet director Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) and writer Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi) for a special autograph signing on their new scifi series "Oblivion"

radicalpublishing.com/index.ph…

So be sure to swing by Radical's booth on saturday and meet Joe and Arvid and get a copy of the preview book. Even if you should hate my art I guarantee you you'll love the story, I'm reading the latest draft right now and it is A-MAZING!!! Being a fan of postapocalyptic stories this is just right up my alley. It's like a cross between all my favourite movies and I can't F-ing wait for this to become a motion picture.

Like I said earlier the art is very different from what I usually do - while most of my personal stuff is very Michael Bayish in the style Oblivion is quite the opposite; dark, gritty and sometimes very sparse color palettes to enhance the toxic and dangerous feel to the world, but still extremely varied.

Small annoying teaser.. ;)


Anyways, nuff babbling! Enjoy comic con and hope you're all having a great summer!! Thanks for all the love and I'll be back soon with more goodies!

Cheers,
Andree
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Finally I'm pleased to announce that we have a "beta"-version of the new site up and running (there's just a few minor fixes left)! I'm super happy with how it turned out, it's a very sleek and clean design and the image-viewing is simply delicious; fast and super-smooth (all without the use of flash)! Right now most of the work is stuff you've already seen but I have some goodies in there that I haven't posted here before, some client-work from last year. This site will be the primary home of my art from now on, or at least the client-work, but ofc I'll still continue to post stuff here too. Well, as long as we can upload our deviations  in fullsize that is.. ;) It'll also be more frequently updated with news and whatnot.
The man behind this site is a very dedicated man by the name of David Boni, www.davidboni.net/ , and he's done an outstanding job with the site. Thanks so much for all the hard work you've put into this buddy!!! I'd also like to give a big shout out to Carson Perrotti, carsonp.com/ , for helping out David with a lot of the coding and all the stuff us immortals have no idea how to figure out.

So what the ##/&"¤(/ are you waiting for, check it out!!! www.andreewallin.com

As I said, it's not 100% finished yet (the portfolio will be improved with a few more viewing options during the week) and if you should come across any bugs or weird stuff please post a comment here and I'll get the brains to fix it. I'd love to hear what you guys think as well so please feel free to leave a comment!

And for those of you who asked me about this before- yes you can subscribe to the site’s RSS since it’s built on WordPress!

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On an unrelated note I have a couple of other things I need to mention

Questions

I know I have tons of unanswered notes and messages here (and once again I'm so sorry for not being able to answer all of you!!), but I'd like to remind you all about my F.A.Q (andreewallin.blogspot.com). There will be a more updated F.A.Q on the new site soon as well so please check that out.
And if that's not enough, here are two interviews, one somewhat recent and one old (but slightly updated)

psd.tutsplus.com/articles/insp…

www.3dtotal.com/pages/intervie…

Facebook

Now, while I'm not the biggest fan of facebook I'm fairly liberal with the friends requests I get, BUT from now on if you want to add me on Facebook, just write something in the request-box, like "fellow artist", just so I can separate all you normal people from the spamming assholes.

However if you're in the market for good old-fashioned bullshit, you should just add me on twitter instead (twitter.com/andreewallin).


Alright I think that's it for now, talk to you soon boys and girls!
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  • Playing: Bad Company 2
  • Eating: Grandma's apple/chocolate cake. YUM!
  • Drinking: Radioactive sewage
splashpage.mtv.com/2010/01/20/…

I hope I'll be able to post some teasers soon! Until then, you can rest assure I'm working my ass off on this project. Oblivion is such a challenge on so many levels and the most important experience for me as an artist yet. The fact that it's both a book and a movie makes it so exciting AND demanding. I really, really hope you guys will like it.

Got tons of ideas for new personal stuff as well which I'll try to make room for in a month or so. Until then, thank you all so much for all the comments and notes! Love ya guys!

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F.A.Q - andreewallin.blogspot.com
Twitter - www.twitter.com/andreewallin
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Hello my friends!

Following up on my twitter talk regarding walk-throughs of my paintings, here are one of Searching and Mobilize.

www.andreewallin.com/WT.jpg

andreewallin.com/WT_Mobilize.j…

As you can see, my focus in the beginning of these detailed illustrations/concepts is not to make a nice sketch but quite the opposite - keep it extremely rough to in order to being able to nail the composition at an early stage. That way you can get into detail much more quickly.

Make sure you get a hold of the next volume of Digital Art Masters (volume 5, will be available this summer I think) where I explain my process for one of my paintings much more thoroughly.

Finally a huge THANK YOU for all the love guys, I can't say that enough...

Later!
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  • Watching: 3rd rock from the sun
  • Playing: L4D2
Hey guys!

I felt it was time for some kind of update before christmas and new years. I'd planned to make a painting to accompany this post with as well, but work has just been crazy lately so it's put on hold until I get some free time.

Workwise it's basically just been about Oblivion for a while now. I barely have time for any other project or job. But what is Oblivion?

Oblivion_Kai_Cover

"From Joseph Kosinski, visionary director of Disney's TRON LEGACY, comes a science fiction tale unlike any other.

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. But when one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside- and a beautiful woman within- he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger."


Quote from Radicals site, tho story is still being developed. First of all, the painting above is not made by me but by the very awesome ukitakumuki.deviantart.com/ (like that bastard needs another plug... ;) )
So anyway, my job is to create ~40 concept illustrations for this story developed by Kosinski and Radical, and it's going to be released as a "hybrid graphic novel" in wide screen format, giving the book a very cinematic feel. It will feature a variety of paintings by me, some the most complex pieces I've ever done and some very.. well different from what I usually paint!

This project is also going to be developed into a movie, but I'll have more info on that later. I wish I could post some teasers but unfortunately you're gonna have to wait another six months for that. :/ But hopefully it'll be worth the wait!
In the meantime I'll do my best to make some personal pieces for you (and for myself as well, I need to clear my head from work soon I think).



That being said, I once again want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone for all the comments, mails and notes I recieve! You've all made 2009 a great year for me and a big part of my progression as an artist is thanks to all of you and your amazing support! Also I want to apologize deeply for not being able to answer most of you.. :( If you have any questions or concerns or simply want to yell at me for being so boring, please leave a comment here and I'll try get you a proper answer :)

If not, I hope you'll all have a merry christmas, or happy holidays if you're not into santa, and a happy new year!! Let's make 2010 a great one!

Oh, and Bonzo says hi!



(If you still feel the need to hear me babble on about unimportant stuff you can always follow me on twitter, twitter.com/andreewallin )

Best wishes,
Andrée

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andreewallin.blogspot.com <- F.A.Q
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  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: JULMUST!
Oblivion_Kai_Cover


2010

andreewallin.blogspot.com <- F.A.Q
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For those of you who didn't see this on my twitter - www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlzoL-…

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. I fuckin LOVE this guy!!

And thanks for all the comments and favs and notes, I love ya'll!
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=csrQgW…

Amazingly beautiful song and video
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***Thanks for all the great ideas guys! You can view the idea I picked in my deviation called 'Never let go'.***


First of all, glad to see I have so many BBT fans watching me.. ;)

Anyways, I might have time for some personal art in the coming few day and I want to do something big and cool. The problem is I'm all out of inspiration at the moment. The last request painting was really fun to do (Dragon vs Soldiers) so if you have any sweet ideas please feel free to post them here!

And for those of you who haven't seen it already, here's my f.a.q. andreewallin.blogspot.com

Also, here's my drumkit and one of the family cats, Milton, enjoying some quality time amongst the leaves



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  • Watching: Big bang theory!!!111
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Anybody else watch this show? I just discovered it and I just looooooove Sheldon!! Jim and Simon has easily become two of my favorite actors in the past few days.
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  • Watching: Big bang theory!!!111
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Evenin' dear friends! Kind of a boring post tonight..

I'm in the mood for another tat and I was just wondering if anybody of my (swedish I guess) watchers knows of any awesome studios in (or close to) Stockholm?

And thanks for all the nice comments on my prev journal btw!

//Andree

PS
A few pics from my US trip, starting with the view from our hotel in Vegas



Vegas airport, early morning



View from our hotel in NYC, looking down :)



Scrapers

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Hey guys,

I thought it was about time for an update on my life! Thanks Adonihs for reminding me so kindly

I'm now a full time freelance artist operating from my home town in Sweden. I never imagined it would be nice to come home to this small village again after my travels lately, but it turns out to be the best thing in a long time! I lived in Stockholm for a year, then another year in UK and then I was set on moving to California, since I was there for a job interview a while ago. However I did not get that particular job but I did get two awesome weeks in the US, one in vegas and one in NYC. Everytime I'm over there I'm amazed by how friendly and open you americans are! I always have the best time when I'm there.


You may have noticed a lack of updates recently and I apologize for that. To be honest, I've mostly been enjoying life. Spending time with my family and my friends, reading, traveling, sleeping.. all the good stuff. But lately I've been pretty busy:

Right now I'm imvolved in a project for Sega with the team from RealtimeUK which you'll see more of later.

The biggest and most exciting news is unfortunately a project I'm not allowed to talk about... Let's just say I will be working on something HUGE which you'll see the result of next year! If you like my art you will most likely be pleased. :)

I also had the pleasure of doing some commissioned art for Tim Story (director of Fantastic Four) recently and I had a blast! I'm hoping to work more with Tim in the future.

I'm also scheduled to teach some mattepainting/concept art at Digital Graphics, a 2D/3D education in Stockholm later this fall. So if you're a student there maybe I'll be seeing you in a few months.



That's it for now, but stay tuned and I'll do my best to squeeze out a little personal stuff whenever I can.

I hope you're all having a great summer and thanks for the amazing support and wonderful comments/notes!
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My name is Andree Wallin and I'm a freelance concept artist / mattepainter.

F.A.Q. - andreewallin.blogspot.com