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Here's the final along with 2 closeups. Story is that a bunch of people got their planet blown up and they've been refugees for a long time. They're just arriving at their new world, which is still under construction .
If I had the time, I would have made the ships a bit less jagged and angular, and added some wear and tear.
Last edited by Sidharth Chaturvedi; July 30th, 2009 at 02:45 AM.
I think it looks wrong, because the planet is as good as finished already so we dont see much of building up.
I remember the pictures from the construction of the second death star.
How would they construct it ? Just piling up a lot of earth, sand and rocks from somewhere else ? Or more like a construction ? With metal-skeletons or such things ? Or maybe pre-constructed parts ?
Well...Maybe making that planet look like a womb. And unborn child in it. Just thinking!
Anyway, looking good already))
That last one is getting there, just crop it woder and make the planet huge-er
You could do an asteroid field with one of the asteroids being terraformed, like swathes of greenery and oceans etc. spreading across its surface. The other asteroids would be references for what it was like before so you know its being created and not destroyed.
I like that last concept compositional-wise but there's not enough focus on the planet and if you hadn't explained it I wouldn't know what was happening.
Bear in mind you don't need to include the whole asteroid / planet for us to know what it is. A section of planet could be just as effective, or even more so because there'd be more detail.
Wow, i think that the update focus on the planet better. Was wondering if it will look even better if the planet is HUGE. Like you can only see a little more than a quarter of the planet from that view.
Whatever it is, there's still so much improvement from the first post. Keep it going dude!
That's no moon...
Dont know how I missed your thread - great work! Love the scale and epic atmosphere you are creating. I think the last version is the strongest in terms of compostion and the viewing position is much improved. I think, as others have said, that showing just a limb of the planet and increasing its size still further would be more dramatic and make for a more interetsting composition - it would also make more space for other background elements. The complementary colour shceme is also very nice.
Mind made worlds.
Nice green / orange colour contrast. Not too keen on the starry light. Good job, keep it up.
Baron Impossible: Thanks man! Hehe, no worries, the stars are gonna be significantly covered up, still several layers of nebula to add on top.
Vaejoun: Glad you like! The spaceships and all will still be there, will much more detail than in the concepts. Just trying to get a chunk of the background in first.
I spent a lot of time on the planet today, mainly the interior and some of the lighting, so here's a closeup. The rest of the picture didn't get much love today.
Love the idea and the epic scale Sidharth. The green works for me too. Nice painterly feel also. Keep it going. I look forward to seeing it progress.
hey sid.. i like the way its coming up.. the second last is kickass.. wonder if i willbe able to join for this.. but hey serious inspiration from everybody wow..
There is but one short cut to success...apparently its called Hardwork.
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Very cool piece, love the idea. Can't wait to see it completed!
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i love the view from the inside of the ship, seeing the refugees looking on as the planet is created really explains a lot. maybe you could have some of those machines from your first post on the left side of the planet (our left that is) sucking in gass. very nice work