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June 6th, 2009 #1
Tonic's "The newborn" entry journal
As so far, one idea I've sketched:
Composition is boring as hell, but it shows what is about. There a scale between trees and human made objects and mood are the most important point. The idea is.. so-so, but obviously I'm going think about other ideas. Maybe adding something emerging from Earth's inside and below hole in the sky to add more drama. I guess I will spent majority of time for brainstorming than illustrating the idea. That's one of best parts in digital painting, as it allows to "prototype" ideas in short time
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the mood looks pretty cool but i must admit that it took a long time to realize the scale your planing for the trees.
One of the problems - at least i think so - is that the trees follow a normal perspective - also in the backgroudn - it just looks like a normal forest with some weird half round shaped ground which could be water considering the reflections.
But nothing indicates that this round ground is the earth.
maybe you should draw the trees so that they all point to the center of the earth - or away from it actually - to stress the scale of the whole scene.
( so they stand at a right angle in relation to the earths surface - as the little towns to already)
Hope it helps
June 11th, 2009 #3
Anyway, there's another sketch, no specific idea, just playing. Now I think it would better to replace those trees with this flower, or something similar - a unknown, beautiful and gigantic flower. It may look nice with good painting, but the idea is still boring as hell.
June 11th, 2009 #4
You could combine the two ideas, maybe industrial and organic; have that huge plant growing in a derelict urban wasteland, contrasting the colours of the plant with the greys and browns of the cityscape. Nice ideas, keep it up. EDIT: You could have the plant glowing too.
June 11th, 2009 #5
I agree with baron on this one, even though I really liked the idea behind the first image. What are your brush settings when you painted the flower? I'm sorry if this is an ultra noob question. I just love the way that looks.
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June 11th, 2009 #9
Ooh yeah, I like that.
Don't forget the "bring" bit of the title, as in "bring something into this world". So you need a bringer or a mechanism for bringing. I guess that guy could take that role. Another idea, you could have that guy as an urban wizard and the plant-thing as an entity being created entirely from the debris and rubble of the derelict city, a sort of industrial djinn. Actually, if you don't use that idea I will, for my next one
June 12th, 2009 #10
I'm glad you like it. Yeah, it's my favourite sketch so far, more painterly than previous ones.
But what you said about "bring" part is interesting. I thought it was me, author, who is bringing life, not a someone or something inside work. That changes things, I will think about it. Thanks
I will do another sketches - I want to have at least dozen of them before I start serious brainstorming and combine sketches, then do few full works for contest.
June 12th, 2009 #11
Ohh yeah I like that last one a lot - reminds me of Clive Barker's 'Weaveworld' - very magical and dark. It would be good to see bits flying the buildings into the vortex feeding it...
Mind made worlds.
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I like what you've done so far and I'm hungry to see more. The last concept is my favorite.
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July 5th, 2009 #15
Intense! I like the twister tentacles thing, lots of force in there.
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July 23rd, 2009 #18
Thanks to you all! Seems that tentacle thing from post #7 is a most favored one There's another idea. I'll probably go with this, but I'm going start again with differentl approach, as composition is boring as hell. Also, I will see how it would look with the same mood as in tentacles work.
The theme is Yggdrasil, a tree of life from Nordic mythology. At least it was in my mind, because it doesn't look like tree...
July 23rd, 2009 #19
Really like your brushes…
And yes, tentacle thing is my favorite too.
Last one is not so dynamic…
July 24th, 2009 #20
That last post is amazing. It really draws you in to the center. Can't wait to see how it comes out.
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