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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pnyx View Post
    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
    cheers
    With the Earth, I agree, there are not much characteristic shapes such as mountains, rivers, forests etc. I will think about it. About trees, I guessed you were thinking that the third vanishing point is placed in Earth's core, yes? I wanted to do spheric perspective, meaning two third vanishing points, one in sky, second in Earth's core. That's why towns, being in bottom part of "sphere", are pointed to Earth's core, while trees are rising to point in the sky. The perspective execution isn't the good and that probably leaded you to your opinion - thanks for telling something I wasn't aware

    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.



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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Impossible View Post
    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.
    Thanks for suggestion of combining, look below. About glowing plant, actually it's glowing with green Perhaps I could play more with bouncing light and hitting on surrounding rocks.

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    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.
    I hardly remember it. Sometimes I just want a certain effect and don't think much about how to do it. But for pushing colours and lighting I think I've used various layers - Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply could do job, assuming you choose proper hue, saturation and value because these blending modes acts variously with colours.

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    hax! That's all i can say. This is way strong

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    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

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    I'm glad you like it. Yeah, it's my favourite sketch so far, more painterly than previous ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Impossible View Post
    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
    Wow, again, you have nice ideas. You could have do at least 10 works with different ideas for contest..

    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.

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    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...

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    Tonic...........sex...

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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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    Went with Baron's and graphicgolem suggestions. No industrial djinn as I wanted primarily. As usual, new ideas come during painting:



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    Intense! I like the twister tentacles thing, lots of force in there.

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    I love the mood of all these ideas, and I like the tentacley one best.

    Keep it up man.




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    WAOW. @_@

    I love post #7 most. Beautiful works Tonic!

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    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...



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    Really like your brushes…
    And yes, tentacle thing is my favorite too.
    Last one is not so dynamic…

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    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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    Started with the last sketch. Still, a lot of work has remained and I'm painting it steadily

    Any critics?



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    I find the composition kinda big. o_O

    Its a bit loose at the middle part of the composition. Try lowering down the mouth of the tree?

    Other than that nice work. Deadline is around the corner. :o

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    I'm sickened with this work. I've sent it already to conceptart. Right now it's 5:00AM After sleep I'm going to post few WIPs.



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    Looks great Tonic. The composition is much more better this time.

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    everything here looks very cool...

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