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About Deviant Artist Premium Member Michael VilardiUnited States Group :iconthetravellergroup: TheTravellerGroup
Traveller, SF, Art
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Jats uts  Yatzin by Klaustrofovia

Hi, Claudia! *smile* I enjoy the emotion expressed in this piece. You really succeeded in showing a meaningful interaction between the ...

Minotaur vs ghouls by Pachycrocuta

First...Minotaurs are cool! that outta my system. I like this Jonathan. You have successfully combined pen-line and brushwor...


Jats uts  Yatzin by Klaustrofovia
Hi, Claudia! *smile* I enjoy the emotion expressed in this piece. You really succeeded in showing a meaningful interaction between the girl and the parrot. The colors are wonderful! On a purely emotional level, 'Jats uts Yatzin' makes me smile. Your composition is firm...but perhaps a little simplistic. The three colorful background flowers feel a bit forced in their placement...and their brightness competes with the main characters for the attention of my eye (especially the flower on the right). I mention those things, but they are minor and do not detract from the overall effectiveness of the image. The one thing that really hit me immediately is the 'missing right arm'. It looks awkward, and the fact that her arm disappears right at the shoulder joint feels...uncomfortable. Her figure seems...out of balance.

You say that perhaps you were Mayan in another life. *smile* I can identify with that feeling. I'm Italian...and I've been fascinated by the ancient Romans for as long as I can remember. *long breath* Like you said...maybe in another Life!
Prime Leg: Rough by caesar120
Prime Leg: Rough
Starting with raw EPS foam, the legs are roughed-out and take shape. Rough-sculpted parts are added along the way. Prime's lower-left leg can be seen in the background. Optimus had to be sculpted in sections as he was too tall for the sculpting area.
Patience can pay off....and you have all been very patient. Over the past five weeks or so I have diligently collected a series of pics from those who worked so hard on this Transformer Project. As promised...I am posting them here for everyone to see. The results are quite satisfying from an artistic standpoint, and also quite spectacular!

I want to take a moment to make it clear that I worked on these beauties as part of a TEAM. For all intents and purposes, I was a glorified parts-maker. The task of creating this Optimus and Bumblebee was taken on by Symmetry Products Group International, under the direction of Julie Lancia. On Kiev and his sculpting team are true masters of what they do. THEY are the artists who are responsible for the overall look and presentation of the finished sculpt. There are far too many contributors to name (close to twenty-five sculptors, fabricators, painters, and finish-people), but Julian Osorio deserves special note for the incredible work he did on the heads and hands, as well as his contribution to the fabulous paint job!

So...without further ado...ENJOY!


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Michael Vilardi
United States
Favourite genre of music: Many and Varied
Favourite style of art: Creating..that's it
Skin of choice: Smooth and Supple
Favourite cartoon character: Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent
Personal Quote: "My stomach is my sundial"



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Hooly1138 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
Dear Mr Vilardi,

Since 1987, I have collected all of the Star Wars Role Playing Game material I could, and some of the most memorable times was when I opened a new book. Although the content was great, it was the images which captured my imagination - in particular yours. I always though that they should have you do EVERY illustration. You captured Star Wars perfectly and inspired many an NPC or story event. I cannot thank you enough for your inspiring drawings.

So, thank you.

My only follow on question to that - how does one organise a commission through you?

Cheers, and thanks again.
caesar120 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Okay...Ian. Let us first address this whole "Mr. Vilardi" thing. Waaaay to formal. 'Mike' will suffice. Wonderful words to hear, Ian. I did my very best to make those expensive books worth the money.  To hear that my efforts inspired exciting game-play is truly gratifying!
shawnenelson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Full sized Transformers, most EPIC! Kudos to the whole team and to you Michael. Thanks for sharing.
caesar120 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
A HUGE challenge, Shawn. LITERALLY! *smile* The pay-off was well worth the effort.
Flying-Dutchmann Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there, long time no see. Would you like to see a stereotypical Rhode Islander I drew?…
Just thought it would be funny
caesar120 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Heeeheeheeee! *smile* That's pretty funny, Liz! You certainly captured a lot of Rhode Island stereotypes. Amazing that you were able to encapsulate them all into ONE character!

Good to see you again!
Flying-Dutchmann Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Well, at least I got the character right, and again, thanks!
Lillixian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah i know :3 i wanna know how your doing now a days hehe i hope your life is looking brighter and cheerful
caesar120 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
well, Jenn...I'd say it's been a challenging period for me in the months running up to 2015. But the outlook for this new year look a bit brighter. As for cheerful..*scratching head*...welll...I'm gonna have to work on that! *smile* You sound fairly chipper, Ms. J.  And that's a good thing!
Yukow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Siento no haber respondido durante este tiempo, pero ya publiqué la moneda de Antoninus Pius! Y lo mejo es que me compraron unos comics de romanos, se titula Alix Senator ,es un gran comic, peroyo quería uno titulado Las Aguilas de Roma y otro titulado Murena, solo que mi madre no me dejo D´:
Saludos :D
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