General / 19 July 2018

Environment art blog #23 - Featured Pro Portfolio, Material Hotkeys and Nastya Ermakova.

Evening People!

Didn't really get to do much in terms of work again this week, only had a bit of time yesterday and today. Doing more writing and playing Fallout 4 once more took up some time this week, so no excuses, I should get some more time this week!

Artstation Pro Interview

This came through today as well, spend a fair bit of time putting this one together, trying to give people value! I go into some of my personal work on how I constantly push myself. Head over here to have a look :D

I'll take the time to thank the people over at Artstation for the awesome platform they have created, and for allowing me to do what I do on a daily basis!


Did some more work on getting things to a level where every asset is consistent, but I also spend some time working on some cable textures and added them in to get more variation when it comes to them. Doesn't feel like much, but small steps are still better then none at all! Hopefully I will have some more time for next update!


Also got a little time to get some more work in for my little diorama, making some more blockout stuff so I can refine these later, also spend a fair bit of time looking for some more references and then I got some really useful links from my friend at work, so shout out to Elodie Mondoloni! (thanks for the pictures).

  1. C A Soukup
  2. Robert Ogilvie
  3. sandman_kk

Small tip of the week this one, making it quicker to get around in the material editor with some hotkeys!
Getting to know these has been a huge help, especially ever since they added the reroute node my materials look waaaay cleaner :D

Image Credit - Nastya Ermakova - Artstation Wild West Challenge

Visit her profile over :

Nastya Ermakova - Artstation Profile

  With the Artstation Challenge over now I was looking through these amazing environments that the participants made and this directly captures my attention.

The reason why this one captured me is first of all the contrast, the contrasting colours going from the light/orange/yellow side on the left to the dark/blue side on the right, this really sells the picture and the tone that it tries to convey, the contrast between the human native side and the industrial mechanised side on the right.

The story in this environment is really well done, and I like all the subtle details like the totem pole and the oil spill in the water. Thank you so much for this amazing Environment Nastya Ermakova, looking forward to see more awesome stuff like this pop up and inspire me!

Allright people!

But that's going to do it for me for this week, I'll catch you in the next one!

If you want to see something added to this blog, or if you were inspired by a piece of art this week, please share it down in the comments, would love to see what drives you to create your art!