EOW 89 An Entirely Man-made Planet, viewed from Space
DUEJuly 28 Last round was spectacualr!
NO description required, say what you need to say visually.
thoughts to ponder
how is it made?
hows is it sustained
what is the gravity
We've all seen the death star, howsa about soething different
doens't have to be round
what kind of star is it orbiting?
You all did Super! like the icons? Lets do it again the same way!
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Last edited by chaosrocks; July 29th, 2008 at 10:08 AM.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Chaosrocks APOLOGIES!!! For some reason I posted the final version in my SB but not in the WIP thread. I still do not know what "outside hosting" means--all I know how to do is upload an image here as I would for any normal SB thread. I made it back from Comicon in 4.5 hours, so here's my final version. PLEASE DELETE MY PREVIOUS ONE AT THE TOP.
I owe you one. Gimme 3-5 suggestions and I'll whip out some art for you.
The year 5018 marked the end of the second war between the alien Vemmus on Earth, and the Humans on Mars. After almost 700 standard Earth years, and countless battles that ravaged the surface of both planets, the Humans were finally victorious. With the Vemmus all but wiped out, a plan was developed to rebuild and repopulate the Earth with Human, animal, and plant life. The Humans soon found, however, that the condition of the Earth was even worse than they had initially thought. The project would move forward, but it would take many generations of people before Earth would again stand as it had before the name of the Vemmus was known. In order to boost the moral of the remaining colonies on Mars, a second project was put into motion. With the technology the humans now possessed, another “planet” would be artificially built between the solar revolutions of Earth and Mars. It would be a network of 24 floating stations, each a new vision of the paradise Earth used to be. Together these stations would move around the Sun as a single unit, contain different forms of plant and animal life, and serve as a point of beauty, rest, and relaxation for the war-worn Humans.
It is now 6072, and Paradisio-24 is complete.
Last edited by artiphats; July 28th, 2008 at 06:23 PM.
os2008 - beautiful rendering as usual. would have probably got my vote except I think it looks too organic. It appears as if its attacking the other planets and the bright spot resembles an eye. Great use of color here.
Xezor1324 - I love your rendering of space in the background. I like the idea of the plates connected together, and the fact that you can see the inner structure is a nice touch. Looks a bit deserted though, the plates don't really look like anything is going on, on most of them, although I do see hints of lights to the bottom right.
ccsears - I think overall this is my favorite piece to look at. It doesnt get my vote because I think you could have tried a bit harder to come up with something a bit more original. I like to think that these weeklies are really a way for us to push ourselves not just technically, but conceptually as well. As beautiful as it is, I see what looks like a futuristic earth, but of course thats just me.
kool-ka-lang - Great idea with the ring. My suggestions would be to concentrate on the drawing before any rendering, and when you start the rendering begin by blocking in the highlight and shadow areas. One thing I love to do is browse the CA forum and really study pieces that are strong in composition and lighting. Figure out what makes them so great and start working that into your own pieces. Of course I am a long way from mastering it myself, so please dont think I am talking down to you in any way, just trying to help.
shardana - you get my vote for being original and also having a great piece to look at. this piece is out of the box and I love all the detail, great job.
peetsbeets - good work with your lighting and shadows, at first glance looks more like a space station but after the comment I gave cc sears I guess I can't say that. Imagining that this is a giant structure that revolves around a star, it surely qualifies as a planet. I think the thing thats missing is that it is not lit up at all, but otherwise I really like it.
meltface - oooh nice! Looks like a close up of ccsears image, so some of what I said about that one applies here as well. Those ships or stations connected to the planet remind me of something out of the Matrix, which is always good Great render, nice shot selection, just not as original as a few of the others.
artiphats - me! I think this piece I will spend more time on, and really try to polish it up more. Looking at it now I want to get rid of a couple things, and add some stuff like solar panels. Overall I am much happier with this entry than I was with my original piece back in the other thread.
hope no one is offended by any of my opinions, they are just that after all.