DSG 1320: Sci-Fi: THE MECHANICAL GODS WERE ENORMOUS, ALIEN, ARCHITECTURAL DREAMS
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    DSG 1320: Sci-Fi: THE MECHANICAL GODS WERE ENORMOUS, ALIEN, ARCHITECTURAL DREAMS

    [ Like nothing alive, yet they were alive... ]

    [ These things were not simply entities, but they were places... ]

    [ Living, breathing, moving, constructing, and destroying... ]

    [ ...These were arbiters beyond legend, themselves constructed by the synthetic creations of human industry, and strangely bestowed with autonomous intent. ]

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    Sci-Fi: THE MECHANICAL GODS WERE ENORMOUS, ALIEN, ARCHITECTURAL DREAMS
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    nooooo! don't step on meeee!

    (first DSG!)

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    great topic. kept this quick, bout 40 mins, any advise or crits appreciated, want to work more on this.


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    jinxtigr: I like your idea, The darkness is great, maybee the grass sould be a little less saturated, if you cooled it alittle it might not draw your eye so hard. good work!
    maths:I like your shadows, this thing looks huge!
    me: spent a little over 2 hours, spent alot of the time trying to get his mouth to glow better, any hints? oh and do critique!


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    Arteater: your image is great! very pretty light scheme.
    maybe tighten the focus on the foreground buildings to get more depth. to get the mouth more "glowy", i'd make the centre almost white, and slowy get more saturated with red towards the outside, then perhaps some reflected reds around the rest of the face? just my two cents. thanks for comment.

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    time on my hands today, 'nother hour on it. again, crit away.


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    Haven't done a dsg in a very long age. But felt like a play. 'Bout 3hrs

    jinxtigr, Arteater and maths82 - you all get a good sense of scale! My gods aren't so big!

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    very nice work guys, i wanna try but i just can't get the hang of painter X lol

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    William
    Thanks for the best/worst topic yet; it was a constant struggle to the abondoment/finnish line ~ and I think that I'm somewhat happy/tired at the moment.

    & Please let the next be something with a little less epic/ache in it!

    & and sorry for the size; I was apprently sloppy with the optimization.

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    jinxtigr - I like the single light source revealing hints of the monstrous structure. I agree with Arteater that desaturating the grass would help a lot.

    maths82 - Great lighting and scale, and I like the idea. If you were living in one of those buildings you sure wouldn't want to piss off the giant god! A flick of the wrist and he'd pwn the whole population!

    Arteater - awesome design, and I like the color. Making the mouth look glowy with that lighting/color scheme is tough because with that much ambient light, I dunno if a glow would be very noticeable (if this were a real life scene). It looks like you already have the light source somewhat behind the god, so you could make it more exreme such that the front of the face (and other buildings) are darkly shadowed. With a darker face, a red mouth would definitely glow.

    fes - awesome design of the gods, and I absolutely love the color, especially in the lower half. Beautiful piece. I think the perspective is right for conveying scale, but the problem is there aren't any points of reference. The gods tower above the camera, but for all we know it's a wide angle lens resting on the grass. You have some trees in the background, but for all we know they could be shrubs or some small plant. If you want to make the gods look huge, I'd add a cottage in the foreground, or some deer running away or something.

    I haven't done a DSG in, like, a year, but this might be the day that I finally break out the tablet and clumsily struggle through a sketch!!

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    dan liimatta: Man, no wonder. You nearly gave me a heart attack, this is a fine quality artwork!!! You should use this as your portfolio!! it is one of my favorites now!!! Man! Now I feel so not good. LOL! Perfect composition, perfect colors, and perfect feeling. No critiques!

    I wish I could comment/critique on everybody and paint a sketch, but I'm still recovering from having the meanest flu ever... bear with me. Maybe tomorrow I can join in! Great job guys/gals!

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    In my head I can't figure out if the two of them are of the same entity or if they are seperate!

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    Hey guys!
    I finally got my new intuos3 a5 wide and this is my frst attempt
    I'm so happy i bought it

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    Southern that is beautiful : )

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    I wanted to have fun with this one and seriously push the time element, so I limited myself to quick strokes and only 20 minutes.

    I'm loving almost all the entries, notably Southern's and- well... I like them all. Lots of big, broad scenes with nice details.

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    Here's mine (first DSG in over a year)! Approx. 2 hours I think, starting in Painter then moving to my more familiar friend Photoshop.

    My idea is that this giant god moves extremely slowly, and humans have brought him to the ground and built cities on him, using him for power and building materials. Every few years his slow movements cause a building to collapse. He is both master and prisoner to the humans, and they are both master and prisoner to him.

    Great work everybody! I already commented on the first few posts; if I have time tonight I'll comment on the newer ones.

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    somebody please tell me what the fuck i just drew?

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    good stuff all around, but I still believe we need to think BIGGER!


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    Wow this topic has really evoked some great concepts! Dan Liimatta: the color you used is insane, bro. It reminds me of Simon Bisley stuff but with more life in it.Southern: I'm really diggin that man.Good lighting and a thematic feel like the viewer is about to come upon some lost civilization.B.Merry: Cool idea, but maybe use a lower opacity brush for the lighter colors on your water. I think that way it'll look more blended together and not so choppy. Great stuff all around though..

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    did this, 40 mins CS3. Tried going for something dynamic.



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