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    EOW 137 Opium Den



    EOW 137 Opium Den


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    Opium dens were hidden places to partake ad dream.... those of you with an inclination towards Steam Punk....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_den


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    ooh awesome, i think i'll try this one

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    Had to do a wip.

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    Thanks for share with us, very interesting post thanks a lot.

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    Jan--Sweet!wonderful kick off

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    here is mine for this round

    JanJager - great colors and atmosphere

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    nice entries :-)

    here is my sketch



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    I really like how yours is turning out JanJagar

    OK, I'm going to give this one a shot! My second time on this challenge thread. Hopefully it will boost my confidence in environmental art ^^

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    my final, tried my best

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    Android 411 you still have most of a week to work on this
    it's really loose to be calling final, you might want to take another look at that composition. The central pillar is cuttingthe frame precisly in half, blocking the eyse ability to flow form side to side or around the image. essentially it cuts the image into two pieces of un equal importance.

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    Hereīs a WIP on this excellent EOW.. trying to get color & composition in place, my goal is to make it a horrible place.. Iīll see how it goes, gotta aim high right? Nice posts so far, donīt loose the intensity on those beautiful colors Janjager

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    Here is a thumb of the idea I'm working on. This can be futuristic right? I was thinking of Frank Herbert's 'Dune' and the idea of a spice bar where the air is maybe saturated with the dust of the drug or something lending everything an orangish tint.

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    Early stages still, lots of placeholder, trying to work out composition/level of detail... any tips appreciated...

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    Hi guys, very nice entries. my first EWO. Being a total beginner at environments, crits and comments are most welcome. Don’t have a method for enviros and not really sure what am doing at this stage but i have some ideas where i want to take it.

    JanJager Nice idea with the curtains , makes one wonder whats going on behind there.
    Hilding Beautiful light and reflections and a very oriental look
    Sharkcellarcool thumb and interesting idea.looking, forward to your update
    goocher stunning !

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    I am going for an SF style...drugs in space!!! FLY HIGH!!!!
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    Jager: You are going places!!! I am scared to see it finished!
    Goocher: You can have my sister!!! U make it look so simple.
    Android: The updates are looking good!!!
    Hilding: Like the mood!

    I would like do add some critics or suggestions, but...what would I know!!!!

    Ciao

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    ...worked on it a little last night. Constructive criticism most welcome.

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    futuristic is perfectly ok
    cool stuff... love the bright saturated colors
    sort of ...dare I say it
    hallucinatory

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    alright you convinced me guys , worked a bit more on it and experimented with textures and stuff, hope you like it...

    wonderful stuff everyone

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    Thank Chaos!

    Android,

    Are they smokin' rocks?

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    Android,

    Are they smokin' rocks?
    maybe they think they can smoke rocks , no actually they are smoking long pipes full of opium but maybe I should draw this a bit better, what do you think?

    Nice image by the way, hope you keep at it...

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    Android,

    Thanks for the compliment! I'm working at it. I've never done one of these and it's a bit overwhelming.

    Yeah, maybe hookahs or something. Also, I've always thought that an opium den would be a cozy place, shabby maybe, but cozy. Your cave doesn't strike me as cozy. The fires definitely do though. Perhaps you can have hanging rugs or something behind them or on the ground, something that helps delineate a space for them to lose themselves in. Last place I'd want to be when I'm blasted out of my gourd is in a damp cave.

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    well, I remember a story of Margerite Durat called "the lover" where she describes opium dens as caves on the ceylon river during the opium war. Well I read this book many years ago but I can remember those caves as shelters rather than cozy places where this people retreaded to take their doses without being penalized. Didnīt really think about it, so thanks anyways for your constructive critic, I will think about it for sure , itīs late now... see you

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    Haha. Yeah, that sounds more like a crackhouse, a place of opportunity, not an establishment. I suppose opium dens had their extremes in coziness considering their illicitness.

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    Wow - great theme and great entries!

    JanJager: great start, can't wait to see it finished!
    Hilding: I, too, am interested to see how you will make it horrible! Right now it seems dreamy and inviting
    Goocher: love the design and the details of the place and the colors, too!

    Oh, I wish I had time this week, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to do anything... I'll try my best!

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    Haha. Yeah, that sounds more like a crackhouse, a place of opportunity, not an establishment. I suppose opium dens had their extremes in coziness considering their illicitness.
    I still defend my choice , found this image on google, though in most cases you are right of course

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    Nice jobs so far!

    Here is my wip

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    Yeah, that looks pretty desperate Android. LOL.

    That's really cool merl1n.

    I did a little more last night...

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    Nothing desperate with varying the concept a little, by the looks of it everyone doing the very classic oriental opium den (wich is fine aswell) besides android and paolo.

    Great work so far all!

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    My next step:



    - you see a master and his steampunk machine between some buildings, it's 6 am and the sun grow up. It's a pretty popular gathering place for mavericks and opium dependents


    @merl1n: nice work, I like the composition
    @goocher & hilding: I want to see your finish piece :-)


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