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.
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!
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.
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! It's much appreciated, and making the planet bigger made this wayyy more awesome than I imagined. I did try going bigger, but I kind of like it the way it is, so... forward!
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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
Not sure which of these I want to go with. I kind of wish I'd worked out the values before heading into color, 'cause I'm having a hard time keeping my focal points organized without making the people invisible.
So... really didn't like where my painting was going and should've figured that if I was struggling with it for over 2 weeks, it was probably no good. I'm using the same image, but I've reworked the composition a little.