Thursday, February 20, 2014

website update

Last year's illustrations produced during the pre-production for
THE MONUMENTS MEN. I was lucky then to receive plenty of reference and 3-D layouts from my colleagues in the art department. Credits go to set designer Dominik Capodieci, David Scheunemann and production designer James D. Bissell.

Some backgrounds became really busy and I thought it may be interesting to get a closer look at detail and texture. Below are the cropped versions, the full size images can be found on my website: peterpopken.com





Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Beauty & And The Beast

What looks like an oil painting is actually a digital enhanced image, produced as a piece of set decoration for 'Beauty and the Beast'. Mainly I used photoshop's 'Extrude' filter to create the look of thick paint on a canvas. Afterwards layers with 'Craquelure' and canvas textures where applied to add aging to the surface. The final image was printed 90 x 60 inches and needed resolution high enough to be able to reproduce all detail precisely (see picture below).


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

La belle & la bête

We now have the first look at footage from French language version of Beauty & The Beast. Director Christophe Gans is the man behind films like "Brotherhood of the Wolf", "Crying Freeman" and "Silent Hill". More to follow soon...


 official trailer at labelleetlabete-lefilm.com

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Dark World

An unused concept illustration for the Thor sequel. Click image for
full size

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Volume 2

The highly anticipated follow up to the best seller. Nuthin' But Mech, Volume 2 delivers outstanding artwork from 40 artist contributors to the Nuthin' but Mech blog. Kudos to you, Lorin.

Now available from Amazon.

nuthinbutmech.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

@ FMX 2013

"…the exhibition Concept Art, Preproduction and Design in the Entertainment Industry, which is organized by the FMX and Design Center Suttgart, sheds light on an art form that is rarely shown publicly even though Concept Art occupies a specific position in the entertainment industry. It visually demonstrates that Concept Art can serve as inspiration, first sketch, visual guide and more. Attendees are invited to enjoy 30 art pieces from 15 international digital artists such as Harald Belker, Paul Chadeisson, Uwe Heidschoetter, Maciej Kuciara, Tobias Mannewitz, Paperblue, Peter Popken, Christian Lorenz Scheurer or Thomas Scholes. The opening takes place April 22, 6pm. Entrance is free…"

From April 23 - May 15, Haus der Wirtschaft, Design Center Stuttgart

Thursday, April 11, 2013

乐艺•概念——国际顶级数字艺术家佳作赏析—— New Art Book Released

"The Conception" is the latest release from the LeewiART series. The book features artwork and interviews with 12 concept artists of the game and film industry, such as Cecil Kim, Greg Broadmore, Jeremy Love, Michael Kutsche, Zhou Xuan, myself and others.

available now at leewiART.com, amazon.com and bookdao.com

Paperback, 205 pages
Publisher: LeewiArt
Language: Chinese
ISBN-10: 7115297738
ISBN-13: 978-7115297730
ASIN: B00B7NDRDQ
Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.3 inches

Saturday, March 30, 2013

screenwatch


A while ago I did an interview with screen-watch.com regarding concept art and it's relevance in the process of film making.
I think it covers the most common questions and hopefully offers a more detailed view into the subject. This may also be interesting for anybody seeking a job in the industry and answer some of the requests I received lately.

screen-watch.com →

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nuthin' but mech

Rumor has it that the successful launch of Nuthing but Mech from DesignStudioPress will have a follow up next year. Some of my images from the first edition are posted on Lorin's blog →.