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Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Ilian Velikov » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:30 am

Here's a website I recently made containing some of the artwork from our book. The website is work in progress so I'll keep on updating it with other stuff.

I'd be very greatful if you spread the word to friends, collegues or whoever you think might be interested and post a link here and there ;)

http://ilianvelikov.wix.com/illustration

Many thanks,
Ilian
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Berislav Horvatic » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:18 pm

Words fail me.

Forwarded immediately to the forum of the Croatian Herpetological Society "Hyla".
Also informed our friends in Serbia, so it's now up to them to spread it further there.

Thanks for the beauty.
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Aleksandar Simovic » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:30 pm

Fantastic work Ilian :shock: , and thank you Bero forwarding me this!
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:47 pm

Fantastic work indeed :shock:. Ilian, are you also going to sell some of your original drawings? I would love to see a serie of pictures showing step-by-step how you complete one drawing.
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Ilian Velikov » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:16 pm

Thank you all very much for the kind words!

Berislav, many thanks for forwarding this! I'm glad you enjoyed my work.

Guillaume Gomard wrote:Ilian, are you also going to sell some of your original drawings?


I'm working digitally with a Wacom pen and tablet, so there's no "original" in the sense that there's no physical drawings on paper but I can provide prints.

Guillaume Gomard wrote:I would love to see a serie of pictures showing step-by-step how you complete one drawing.

Unfortunatelly, I didn't save any work in progress so I can't show this now. Maybe I can do this in the future when I do other drawings.
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Berislav Horvatic » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:16 pm

Guillaume Gomard wrote: I would love to see a serie of pictures showing step-by-step how you complete one drawing.

There was also a question (from a member of CHS "Hyla") regarding how much time it takes
(for you) to produce a picture like that.
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Berislav Horvatic » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:52 pm

Ilian Velikov wrote:Thank you all very much for the kind words!
Berislav, many thanks for forwarding this! I'm glad you enjoyed my work.

Ilian, the whole world enjoyes your work. You needn't be so modest. I just wonder how it feels being the
best of all, on the top... that's something like winning a gold medal in Olympic games... or a Nobel prize
in science. Hope you'll manage to cope with that. I'm sure you will - relax, enjoy your deserved glory, and
produce more of that fascinating stuff.

A few technical questions:
The copyright still belongs to you, or to the publisher of the book?
If I somehow (how?) manage to print some of your pictures, for my own pleasure & my friends',
what would it imply legally?
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:44 pm

Outstanding, of course! ;)

(I'd gave to say that some look (in comparison with how they look on our book) as if they were 'sharpened' a bit too much on my screens, and as such a bit 'sterile'. But that's probably a matter of taste.)

Of course, I have has always been a huge fan. Without Ilian's art, there would have been no book. Let's hope it serves as a start for more exposure and more similar jobs for him. I'll always brag about being there when it all started. :lol:
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Berislav Horvatic » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:07 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Of course, I have has always been a huge fan. Without Ilian's art, there would have been no book.
Let's hope it serves as a start for more exposure and more similar jobs for him. I'll always brag about
being there when it all started. :lol:

Now, let's be fair, without YOU (and the others) there would also have been no book like this one.
The point is, we are all prone to admire the next-to-perfect Ilian's illustrations, but the text is no
less next-to-perfect. Congrats to ALL the authors, from all my heart. Be proud, and survive it.
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Re: Wildlife Illustrations

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:08 pm

What's more to add... absolutely stunning Ilian!
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