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    The Commonwealth Saga art

    hey everyone,
    been reading peter f hamiltons commonwealth saga alot lately, and got inspired to do afew pieces set in his universe.

    The prime staging post, wormhole generators fire up to deliver ships to the frount line.
    Last edited by alti; September 24th, 2007 at 03:49 AM.


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    NICE! alti is back.
    great piece - I really love the ambiguity of your moods - very mullins like sketches! Textures and Perspective amazing. Just a little nitpicking: I would expect a bit more detail and clear decissions in the very foreground..
    Other than that - great job man, as always.

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    the prime are one of the coolest races ever.

    as far as the piece goes, could use some more clarification as to whats what.

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    I rather like the looseness of this style and not really looking for more detail. just me. Maybe its cause I have not been able to do this type of thing myself.....yet.

    you should pop this into the enviroment thread as well.

    I am not familiar with the book(s), seems like I might need to check them out.

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    hey glad you dig the sci fi goodness, as work has me doing alot of steampunk stuff atm.

    lewiston> thanks , i think its the chains throwing the scale also, like the more i look at it the more it annoys me, unless they are massive chains.thanks for the crits always appreciated.
    nephilim> cheers, oh i know the primes are serious baddass, i'm doing some ship designs to illustrate the sheer amount of baddassary they are.
    Dragonspit> hey thanks i'l pop afew into the environment thread once i got afew in the same theme, and afew wips too.

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    Guardian repair bay, commonwealth saga

    hope you like these.

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    wow dude i like a lot this kind of artistic work,,, so atractive, and colorfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    as far as the piece goes, could use some more clarification as to whats what.
    I would agree with this.

    At first, I was attracted to the bright colors and values, and the heavy texture. I love texture like this - it's hard for me to pull off, personally...so maybe that's why I'm finding it so nice!

    Really, though, there isn't much depth to these pieces. Yes, there's texture. Yes, there's value and yes there's a range of color...and I can somewhat tell what's in the foreground and what's in the background...but barely. And the background doesn't seem to have any variation in depth - it's just a flat wall of texture. The only way I can tell it's in the background is because the colors are lighter, slightly. I would suggest employing "smaller" textures, higher and more precise value ranges, a blur....etc. to help the foreground be very clear against the background, and to give the whole piece a better range of depth.

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    I must agree with fire and niph... I love the scene... but the lack of detail leave me a feel of empyness... that could be because i look for more and the image don´t give me that... detail.

    Hope this be a good addon over those what was said.

    Keep it up

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    The private world of the Sheldon Dynasty, home to the richest people in the galaxy and owners of the CST wormhole network that links the commonwealth together.

    thanks for all the feedback and critics on the work so far, i hope this one is cleaner.


    -alti
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    The Ice Citadel, Ozzie and Orion getting lost on the Silfren paths walking from world to world.

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    awesome man! Im reading pandoras star these days and ozzie and orion just got through the forest! perfect timing. This is a great sketch. youve truly portrayed the cold mood that hamilton sets in these regions. It's an awesome book by the way.

    Don't give up too much about the plot in your texts man! I'll be watching these pics. and I'll be reading.

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    Great work,

    I adored the lights, of those images, you have a good illumination.
    Continue putting more images, in the forum.

    Take Care,

    Rod.

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    Theo > hey man glad your getting into the books, lol perfect timing, i wont give away any spoilers dont worry.
    Rod > cheers dude, when you coming to the studio ?


    the deep silfren paths

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    Hey alti, interesting shapes you create in your work. I agree with everyone about the readability in some of your scenes. And in some of them, the use of special brushes is clearly evident which you dont want people to notice too much. Why not expand upon those shapes that you make and refine them into more tangible / functional looking things.

    I do however see you taking a break from those special brushes in these more recent ones. And i think its definitely helping you but try to tighten up the areas of intrests more so all the brush work dont bleed all over the place. Its good to be loose but not make it look like a sketch and more of a refined crafted piece of art.

    Keep up the good work man

    -Nik

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