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EOW#65 A city on the under side of a floating island
The water or air is up to you. REquired elements include:
DUE Septemper 16thth
EXTENSION!!!! SEPtember 18TH TWO EXTRA DAYS!!!
I will accept any medium.
Please keep all your WIPs and your Final in one thread
Mark as "final" or "finished" when you are finished
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I know these are picky details but it makes my life a lot easier
Last edited by chaosrocks; September 15th, 2007 at 03:55 PM.
i like it, hopefully i can join in this one
however, could you elaborate on "city, inverted"..?...in inverted as in upsidedown/inside out.
because my original idea that came to mid would be to show the bototm of the island but it just be the dirt and roots you would expect but to have it at a perspective where the skyscrapers above are visible through the water would that be allowed? or does there have to be a city or somethine going on on the underneath?
i realise you answer is bascily spoon feeding me the concept but i dont wanna break the rule
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
the city is underneath.... somehow
and upside down... somehow
I think this one is fascinating! Now I just have to find the time to draw my idea...
Sounds like theres a lot of room for variety. Im starting ASAP.
Here's my initial rough:
"We watched our comrade's ship as she was swept off course by the storm, the waves dragging her towards a small island that wasn't on our map. We saw the great ship come to ground on the rocky shore, but fighting the storm ourselves, we couldn't yet follow and offer assistance to the stranded crew. The storm let up by morning and we set course for the island - where we found nothing of our comrade's ship. Not a single piece of wood nor sail washed up on the shore, not a man of her crew. There were odd footprints in the sand, but they seemed to lead back to the sea, rather than up coast inland. It was as if the ship and her crew had simply disappeared into the waters..."
Last edited by Kiriko; September 18th, 2007 at 01:00 PM.
whoa you guys are quick...bravo on a grand kick off
I so want to jump in on this one!
U thought i would never be SH** but look at me now, look at me now!
So, I'm in with this WiP picture this round. Gonna finish it to the end. Want to add some more details. I like the pictures above me, especially the pirate themed one of Kiriko, get it done!
So, the picture:
i like this idea. luckily i had pen and paper for my brainstorm. wip in progress
Attho - (aT-hol)
acapulco i like the idea, something similer to how interpretted it, just one question, is ur city supose to point directly down?
- FINAL -
(sorry 'bout the "no wip" thingy)
By the year 3446, the planet Neptune had been terraformed.
Once millions of years worth of ice had melted, huge islands were released from the ice's clutches. The ground was self levitating, as the minerals in the ground contained polar opposite properties to the iron core of the planet.
At first, the islands would rise away from the planet, threatening to keep forever their prehistoric secrets in the depths of space. Large iron structures were built below the islands to offset the effects of the ground's properties. Later, cities were erected on each island. They were mounted below the islands to allow shorter digging times and to leave, undisturbed, the beauty of the alien plant and animal life on the top side.
Fun, fun, fun...
Cool topic Chaosrocks...!!!
You folks are doing some really cool idea interpretations!
Acapulco, I love the oil painterly feel, and I hope to learn how to mimic that by setting my photoshop brushes properly. The view looks just as if I was staring upward from the bottom of a trench. Rockin'!
Truzart, very cool look that feels like pastels. Barely into the job, and it looks like you spent weeks on it! Bravo! You and I went in similar directions eh? Awesome!
Kiriko, awesome water color stuff (photoshop, or really watercolor painting?), and an intense interpretation! Reminiscent of Shin-Gansai! I love it!
Chaosrocks, your submission for the last one had so much texture! Artrage 2 (a very cool program, BTW)? Or did you bring out oils and a pallet knife? Seriously cool stuff!
Anyhoot, I'll swing by once the voting starts, and I look forward to seeing even more interpretations, and as always get inspired and humbled by the abilities of the people on this board. <---(really, really)
Y'all take care!
actually Painter 9... although I must say Im waay more comfortable with pallette knife and oils
I'm right with you on that one Chaosrocks. More often than not, I was using quart cup guns (and dragging 100 feet of air hose behind me), airbrushes, and paint rollers on muslin canvases 25feet x 60feet. I remember breathing in more paint than I've put on most 20in. x 35in. canvases, "back in the day". In two years of drop painting (not consecutive, as there are not that many shows being built that use them), I've spread about 25 gallons of paint (per drop) on 20 or so drops.
Now I'm messing around with two Wacom tablets with two machines that cost as much as I got paid for a week's worth of the aforementioned, to accomplish basically the same and in less time. Strange that I still get a backache from it... Oy vay!!!
*drives away on the hover 'round, cursing and waving his fist at fast walking people*
Looking good so far!
Kiriko VERY cool angle...I love the old abouve/below water thing!...looking forward to the development
TRUZART nice start
acapulco very nice lighting so far.rocking
McFilms this has an epic scifi film scale. I'm not too sure bout the colours you've chosen for the top of the isalnds though...just seems a lil muddy.
FINAL [mabe..may tweek here and there]
The lower level of the city; a place where the working classes reside. The huts are the entrances to the homes, which are partially hollowed out of the rock. Because they're parents lack the means to buy transportation the kids get to school on the land below by skydiving...and hitch lifts back home from the various delivery ships bringing supplies to the island.
Last edited by daveneale; September 16th, 2007 at 03:20 PM.
daveneale: thanks very much for the comments! I really like the amount of story your concept tells. Your work has a great "toon" feel to it as well. The parachuting could be a great metaphor for the dangers kids go out to meet everyday. Great job!
My entry, i missed the section where the city had to be upside down, so its just underneath..
I imagined a rundown outer rim of the galaxy type planet, whith an atmosphere that is uninhabitable on the surface but livable above the cloud cover..
I imained it to be a once industry rich colony that has gone to seed and ruin now that the industry has died...
all the entries are pretty inspiring so far, that first undersea one..money!
I guess people on floating islands fish for birds? I kept thinking that and it made me really want to draw someone fishing for seagulls, but I couldn't since I had to focus on enviroment.
I really love that island one! It's so cute, and I definitely wouldn't have thought of floating on water... o__o
Last edited by Doobu; September 16th, 2007 at 11:37 PM.
Doobu: Killer job dude! I'm really lovin' the scale and depth!
Slick, everyone has awesome ideas.
U thought i would never be SH** but look at me now, look at me now!
that looks really nice doobu. If you have a larger version of it you should post that, this one is a little bit small, but looks very cool.
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totally WIP the perpective is boogered, and I am starting over.... oh why oh why do I do this to my self?
or maybe I should just say to hell with perspective...can I get the idea across without it?> last time I fixed it and the whole image went cold and dead... correct. but lifeless.... such is the tightroope we walk for EOW i guess
another attack on the subject
the sky palaces of the casino set were past their prime. The once hopping arenas of pleasure sagged tattered and torn on their sky hooks. as the next novelty payground came in to vogue...
Last edited by chaosrocks; September 19th, 2007 at 05:29 PM.