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SOMA - John, Catherine and Carl by SethNemo SOMA - John, Catherine and Carl by SethNemo
Thought some people might be interested to see a few of the ingame portraits without glitching effects and discoloration through ambient- and/or backlight. All done in Photoshop. While doing one of these takes less than a day (without concepting and iterations, just raw worktime) we went through several variants and changes of these until we had the right look. :)
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LiaFrancisque Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
You created the art of Soma characters and some elements in SOma? Fantastic! I love your portraits as Catherine and Amy Azzaro. You are a great artist. Only I did not understand why the Transmission characters do not have the art, and if Imogen Reed was created before or after the live action with Trim Miller. I have seen before Transmission and then I played  soma, and I did not understand this. To me, Reed that you have created looks very, very different the actress (Such as physical appearance, your Reed is fantastic and transmits a lot of respect, for me, by actress), and as I read on forum and other,  I'm not  the only person who loves this character like art in the Xray and more. Too bad for Golaski there is no art in the game. Bravo, I have seen your gallery and your works are extraordinary! I hope to see in other games Frictional your work :)
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:iconfrederickthehunter:
FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Sorry, I had mistyped
Sorry to trouble you again, but can I have  some info, please? I did not understand these things. Why the face of Catherine has changed  from videos of supersecret.rar? Reed in live action is like created for the game (personality, behavior ect) or she is described and interpreted differently? She was really planned, as I read in a forum,  such as scan like Catherine, or she was created after? Did you create characters from the empty layer or sometimes use real people for inspiration?
During Simon's death scene, the profile of a person with long hair is Reed?

Sorry again for these questions and good work.
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
There are two death scenes, one is Reed and the other is Raleigh Herber from Omicron.

I am not sure if Reed existed first in the game or in the movie as I wasnt part of the production that early on.

Catherine changed from the first videos to better reflect her backstory.

I have real world inspirations but I usually try to stray away from these to create unique characters.
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FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Yes, even after Omicron there is a person's profile, but I thought it was the same person.
great job with the characters, I like them all, but Reed and Chun more.
I understand. Thank you very much. :)
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Lianemaria Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2016
Maybe he talks about this facial profile ...She has long hair and is different after Omicron

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FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Oh yes ... thank you. This is exactly what I described. I thought I had explained badly. I did not understand if it was really Reed or some other, although in some scenes has long hair and after Omicron there is another profile (maybe).
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FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Your works are wonderful. Perhaps you've created the art of Imogen Reed?
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you, yes I portrayed Reed for the game (played by Trin Miller in the movie).
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FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Great, all the characters that I've seen on Soma are really well done. I love them. Congratulations. too bad there is not an artbook of steam or similar with hd images of your works and other artists of Soma, as other said  in the comments. You have done a super job, it is the Frictional game that I love. Reed, Catherine and Wan are the ones that I liked the most. It would be great to have this as collectibles. If you change your mind, I'm the first to buy on steam or other gallery with the characters of Theta and backgrounds. Keep it up' :)
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Lianemaria Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Really? Imogen Reed is your creation, too? great. Yes, I agree with the idea of collecting. You are really good and the characters are well made. over the artbook, with sketches and all, it would be a nice idea to a game guide with everything. thanks to my friends I met both the game (a great game) and this site, but I never thought to find the artist of Reed! When I have seen her image during the scanning, I found her the best of all! over information on her in the game (even if few)
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FredericktheHunter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
I said this because last year, after playing the game, I saw illustrations in some sites and I was really impressed. For me in manga, anime and video games that really deserve (as Soma), work study, sketches and arts " speak" much further to the finished game. I have seen some illustrations of Pathos sites ( for example) during and after the Human abandonment (we say so ') e altri molto belli, and I liked the idea of something that would gather all. for characters (I prefer Catherine and Reed, but they are interesting and Amy Wan also), are happy with the cards on steam. Reed then, with the background as if she was in a corridor of Theta (I think). The idea of the photo  of Catherine (and Wan) I liked it, it would be also interesting for other characters, including Reed, who between Vivarium and the applications for Upsilon, is a little mysterious. Anyway, I spoke of the book for that, besides these portraits and the work of Soma, I was fascinated both by the ideas as well as on how they are made (then again congratulations). To Reed, I also would have liked to see in the game something more than the screens of Simon's death. For the movie, I did not understand from the site if it is an independent project only inspired by the game (information really explain about the game?) Or an idea of Frictonal. But for me, the art of Reed remains outstanding, the actress, very good and very similar, did not make me the same effect. but points of view :) Only this!
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Lianemaria Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
ok :) I only for the characters (like Reed).
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Lianemaria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Beautiful. You have done a nice job with the Soma characters. Especially about Tetha. Why you do not put on sale a digital artbook with these art, sketches, and other preparations, stories and how they were created? I was hoping to see it  in steam with extra. With my favorite characters (Brendon Wan and Imogen Reed for example). Of Imogen Reed, although there are the art of the death scene, there is no other. I would buy them immediately. It is normal, as here, that with the changes to the game and the steam cards. Why do not you think?
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deiachades Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
I love the arts of Soma characters. They are very well done, they are fantastic. great characters. I love especially Imogen Reed. gread job!
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bbenjoe Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Well done with the art!  I really love SOMA. It takes a long time to explore the story, and more like to put it together like a puzzle... but it so worth it.
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SethNemo Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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QuantumField Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing. I hope that I didn't miss any of it in the game. Also, there is one question that bothers me for a long time now... Who is who on pictures that can be found in terminal on Tau? (imgur.com/gallery/R6zBm)
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I am not sure if it is okey to answer that as we treat some stuff similar to the Souls games where we define story elements in the background but decide to keep them a secret for various reasons. I can say that these are all Tau personnel though.
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QuantumField Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Okay then. And now I'm even more confused: I was almost sure that woman in pink tank top is Sarah Lindwall. But she was originally from Theta, not Tau... It's complicated. Anyway, thank you for your answer!
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ah yes, you are right, that is Lindwall, my bad.
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Zeit-Tek Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you guys ever try to decide what Akers or Strasky might look like, by any chance? I'm so in love with this game, and your work really caught my eye. 
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Sadly there was no time to make portraits for all the side characters and we had no clear idea how Akers or Strasky might look like.
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Zeit-Tek Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well, thank you for answering! I suppose that means my lame renditions can be accurate enough haha. I don't suppose I could get any extra info about either of them that maybe wasn't shared in game? Are you allowed to do that?
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Can´t really go into that, sorry. :)
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Zeit-Tek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, thank you for answering what you could! Greatly appreciate it :)
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Nomasa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist
I love the work that you've done for SOMA, especially the in-game character portraits! Connecting a face to what would otherwise be just a disembodied radio voice added some great richness to the dialogue, and I felt that these portraits fit really well with the characters' personalities.  Did you also do the ARK team pictures and the miscellaneous photos in the staff quarters?
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. About 90% of readables and terminal graphics were drawn by me over the course of a few years (next to conceptart and other design tasks). You can actually see a lower quality in some of them if compared to the stuff I did close to release.
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Ltalarico Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how old was carl set to be?
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:iconsethnemo:
SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
mid 30s to 40s if I remember correctly.
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Rawri-Tea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Wonderful! Did you also do the one of Simon and Ashley? 
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
These were fotographs I did from the models from the intro sequence.
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Rawri-Tea Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
I've just been trying to study Simon's face since you never really see it in the game.
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Rawri-Tea Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh okay.
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Kurt-is-cry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
John's face is so amusing to look at. XD
Did you use any ref pics while making these?
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes of course.
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Kurt-is-cry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. You did an excellent job~
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Finished Soma a day ago, to avoid spoilers lets just say that some of it's bigger concepts, themes and dilemas really freaked me out. More then the hostiles do.
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Good to read! :)
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
I'd almost venture to say that's to hopeless and bleak for my taste even but it's noet quite.
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Does Catherine have long or short ?
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TigerSpuds Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool to see, just brilliant. Thank you for sharing.
You are soooo talented and your art really helped to bring this game to life :) (Smile) 
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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knives4cash Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Your work speaks for itself, but I must say that Catherine's face goes well with her voice. It's a great story that deserves only the finest of visual aids, which you have definitely delivered. 
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, that is very nice, thank you! :)
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Lutimos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
catherine <3 good work man
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice man!
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SethNemo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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