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    EOW 127 Solstice Temple

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    EOW 126: Solstice Temple


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    A temple built especially around two specific days of the year - the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice.

    (Note: though the druids/celts are famous for this, don't feel limited to that era or culture!)

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    Okay guys, sorry If I was vague! Here's what I mean by solstice.

    Solstice refers to the longest and shortest days of the year respectively. The Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere is when the sun is highest in the sky (most towards the north), and thus the longest day of the year. The winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is when the sun is the lowest in the sky (most towards the south) and is thus the shortest day of the year.

    Please don't get confused by the zodiac, that isn't what was meant. The solstice stands on it's own, though it was often used with the zodiac, which are made up of the constellations that the sun moves through. The reason they are linked is because they'll note which sign the sun is in for each solstice, not that they really have anything to do with eachother!

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    A quickie

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    Alright. Sounds cool, but I want to make sure that I get the topic right.
    This is a temple that is dedicated to the two solstices, that focuses on the light those events produce.
    So does the temple have to be influenced by winter and summer, or just light in general?

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    Cool topic, got a couple of ideas ill start workin on.
    Last edited by Ragnj; November 30th, 2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    matt Paquin's solctise temple

    Throwing my hat in the ring here. C+C always welcome.

    This took me about an hour tonight. Still trying to figure out the burning situation on the right. I avoid adding people like its the plague, but it would be cool to have a gathering around a fire for the celebration.

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    Hey you guys if you need some reference, you can pm me, I have a ton of temple related reference pictures.

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    i m fabricating the solstice temple in mohenjodaro civilization (no evidence that they ever had one) so will b doing imaginary stuff.....heres my initial sketch on this....just blocked the composition so far.....crit is welcome

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    I don't know where this is taking me but I hope to make a Solstice Temple out of it...

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    revenbo: nice! reminds me a bit of the game ICO for PS2... very cool!
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    Hello, i m new here

    this is what i got so far, i am not sure if the composition and perspective works yet, critic welcome

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    Perspective lines

    Quote Originally Posted by rzp View Post
    Hello, i m new here

    this is what i got so far, i am not sure if the composition and perspective works yet, critic welcome

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    How did you create those perspective lines?

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    okay, haven't had a go at one of these in a while so i thought i should get back into the swing of things. Spent a couple of hours on this so far, should get it finished in time amongst all the other work i have. Some really nice work so far...... cant wait to see how they progress!

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    @Arthur 'Two Sheds'
    Are you certain that such a stream of light is possible, considering that the light is coming from pretty much everywhere?

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    Smile Chinese mountain temple

    Great entry's so far guys!

    I see that the concept of the sun is taken very random, and this is good. Because I got no clue how to take on the sun/light part.

    I got 2 versions, one normal without sun concept. 1 with the sun-celled-glass-energy-shields :p

    Very crappy and I got a huge doubt about it

    Please crit if you got some

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    Arthur - Thanks i really like the moody atmosphere in yours!

    i started to paint over my sketch, im happy with the architecture but i am not sure about color and lighting, if anyone got an idea how to improve this tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzp View Post
    Arthur - Thanks i really like the moody atmosphere in yours!

    i started to paint over my sketch, im happy with the architecture but i am not sure about color and lighting, if anyone got an idea how to improve this tell me

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    I think your colors look great, and compliment each other well. I just realized how to setup the perspective grid with help from M@ and some of his vanishing point brushes. I just got the impression i could use two vanishing points to create a similar idea like you did with your two vanishing points. Other than using brushes, i dont know how to determine how far or close a vanishing point needs to be to make it appear realistic. Especially if they go off the format of the scene.

    I think you are doing some fine work with your texturing on your bricks, and i hope to emulate your talent even as you say you are a beginner. Im for surely a beginner when it comes to painting in PS. My intention as an environment artist is to practice and master architecture in perspective and setup similar scenes like you have in this image.

    Thank you for your inspiration!

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    Hi

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    That's pretty cool revenebo, looks epic. Might I suggest introducing some other colors, perhaps red or purple, because right now it's almost monochromatic and that kind of makes it a bit dull. Also you could add an occasional blue or red to those people down there, they are barely visible. Cheers

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    ok, thaught id show where im at...... any crits n help u guys can give to get this looking better would be great
    revenbo thats looking really nice, i defo agree with formic acid's crit but its lookin v nice!

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    Detail / Brushes

    Quote Originally Posted by SIME View Post
    ok, thaught id show where im at...... any crits n help u guys can give to get this looking better would be great
    revenbo thats looking really nice, i defo agree with formic acid's crit but its lookin v nice!
    How are you creating so much detail and straight lines? My hands are really shaky and its hard to use my Wacom pen to get great edges like you have. Also what methods are you using for brushes or either PS or Painter?

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    Some uppdates. Maybe a bit to crowded.

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    hey guys! first time I tackle the EOW challenge.
    Here's my piece:
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    Here is my WIP, i didn't know about this topic until today, its a good one. Luckily it's my day off so i whipped this up in the past 5ish hrs or so,i've been rendering left to right as you can see, i like it so far i think... Btw some awesome work coming already guys~!
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    EOW 127

    heres my crack at it...crits welcome : )

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    You can use the path tool to create lines like that chris, the great thing about doing it that way is you can have off page vanishing points, just set up your straight lines with the path tool and then use stroke path to create the perspective grid.

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    Perspective lines

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    You can use the path tool to create lines like that chris, the great thing about doing it that way is you can have off page vanishing points, just set up your straight lines with the path tool and then use stroke path to create the perspective grid.
    how do you determine where the vanishing points are if they are off the page? I can never determine which is the right way to do it, because if i make a vertical vp too close to the horizontal vp's it may look static and not very perspective like. I dont know how to determine a good spot.

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    Hey guys, this is my first post at CA, been lurking forever, and my first attempt at a EOW. So please, crit away, i know i need it!

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    as far as brushes go i have been using a hard round brush set with a low flow rate, this makes it easy to mix colours by applying little pressure but when u press hard u get nice hard edges. I also have some texture brushes that i use sparingly, i paint this on a new layer and then free transform it to create realistic angles.

    hope that helps a bit

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    update on WIP, still have managed to neglect the right side lololz, and crits/ comments welcome!
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