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B]EOW#62 Noah’s Arc, Last resting place POLL[/B]
The winner of the EOW#61 Miniature city was acapulco
For this Challenge we Had 29 images started, 27 going to poll. 2UNFINISHED Several first time entries, several returning past winners.
We had several entries not marked as “Final” Help me out here people
And two that nearly got rejected because they made several entries on several posts… (cough Timothee, Stampedie, cough ) make my life easy please peoples.
4 people did not outside host their images which mean all I have is links. I may host them if I feel benevolent, at the moment Idon’t. Learn to follow instructions…. At least 2 of the 4 maybe 3 of the four are contenders too…
Lots of beautiful work and a great round
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EOW# 56 Dark Faerie Ghetto
So Without Further Ado
Indiana Smith and the Last Resting Place of the Ark. Crazed biotech engineer and CEO, Noah Vanderbilt, built the Ark out of military surplus to transport genetic materials from all of earth's animal life to his secret arctic base, where he schemed to bring about World War III and the end of civilization. He didn't count on the intervention of an intrepid naturalist named Indiana Smith.
DaveClark – attached please outside host
National Geographic 23 sept 2006:
...Believers in the historicity of the Genesis account feel that finding the Ark would validate their views on a whole range of matters, from geology to evolution.
"If the flood of Noah indeed wiped out the entire human race and its civilization, as the Bible teaches, then the Ark constitutes the one remaining major link to the pre-flood World. No significant artifact could ever be of greater antiquity or importance.... [with] tremendous potential impact on the creation-evolution controversy.
Searches have concentrated on Mount Ararat itself, attracting attention in the 1980s and 1990s. It was not till an expedition in the summer of 2006 , when gobal warming caused a dramatic thaw in the high mountains uncovering an artifact that had lain buried beneath the ice and snow for thousends of years.
This discovery by adventurer and self-styled archaeologist Ron Wyatt and his colleague David Fasold would fundamentally change the belief systems of our world.
My wife, I will never see you disappear beneath the clouds of the gas giant. The Ark will fight to keep itself on course through the terrifying atmosphere of CC-823, and it should do so magnificently. We designed it to do just that. 6 hours later you will reach your destination near the core. I can only pray that our calculations will guide the future of our race to that distant planet circling a strong, young star. I pray that the 75,000 souls aboard will be safe, buried for a millenium beneath the protective clouds and pressure of the gas giant, an entire galaxy away from our own. Even now, as those that remain wait for the end, we do not fear it. In a thousand years or so, you and a generation of others will awake, emerge and witness a new galaxy... one in which you will build a new world. When you look up from whatever planet you will call your home, the sky will have one less star in it. But do not despair my love. My dream has sent you to safety... now you must dream for the both of us.
>>Dr. Noah Aram-Senior Architect-Caetan Ark Project.
Best way to store meat, Noah's giant freezer is one of a kind.
Although it crashed in the mountains, the tale lifes on.
A tale of animals in icecubes and a light so strong that it blocked out the sun.
They had to have special suits on because when opened it could freeze an entire village.
Strong rocket engines shock the earth when it powered up.
It is said that Noah's freezer moved the earth when they blasted into orbit.
That also happens to be the cause to our new ice age, the earth moved and... well you know the rest.
Last edited by chaosrocks; August 20th, 2007 at 05:27 PM.
On a mission to populate the galaxy, the 'ark' was caught in an unmapped asteroid belt in the Procyon 2 system, 17 light years from Earth. The 'ark' made an emergency landing on a desert planet. Damages to the ship ripped it into pieces on entry into the atmosphere and debris covered the planet for miles, leaving small groups of the crew to survive seperately for some time. The planet was founded and named by one of the crew 9 months before any survivors were rescued from the surface.
"Somewhere, in the endless ice of Alaska, it suddenly appeared. Burried for thousands of years under eternal layers of ice, with a thick crust of frost over the old wooden boards....
... it was there. A stunning discovery."
under the frozen tundra of antarctica a frozen fortres houses the final resting place of Noahs ark.
An unknown "Noah's Ark" is found in the Arctic Wilderness. Chambers lining the craft hold a multitude of extraterrestrial humanoids in some form of cryogenic sleep.
The orange ball in the water is the only embryo left of a single sex spieces that lived in a valley that some politician descided to flood. It followed a drainage pipe and ended up in a poluted backwater somewhere far far away.
''The white Ark' or, 'The white city''
'Once flying high in the skys of our mother earth this city contained all kinds of living things. After the great destruction there was no further need of the ark. It was never created to land somewhere, so the citizens had to improvise. They crashed the city into some mountains and it bursted into two halfs. Today, 2149 years later, no human beeing is left on earth. War and destruction brought death about mankind, but the Ark is still there, waiting for her crew to return.'
The ship code-named "Noah's Ark" was headed towards the planet Tirus to supply the human population with animals for farm labor. Unfortunately, the ship was sucked into the orbit of one of the planet's moons. It crash landed in one of the moon's deep canyons, never to be heard from again. There were no reports of any survivors from the craft. When the ship was finally discovered, suprisingly no human or creature remains were found.
"God had not broken his resolve to that he would never again curse the ground because of man again. This time, man did it to himself and the sea finally was able claim Noah's great ark after centuries of waiting"
Lots of interesting environments, it was hard to choose just one. I finally voted for Gaius' piece, cuz it seemed the most dramatic.
I gave my vote to Simon Stalehag. I love his picture. I love the style and the idea behind it.
All entries were great but my favourite one was Simonstalenhag's. Voted.
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NIGHTMARE OF THE WEEK ACTIVITY- ROUND #6 Hotels & Mirrors[/U]
Choose Gaius as my favourite, liked it from the beginning on.
Very close behind are the works of yAdam, Meme, Element412 and icyM.
A nice round, again...!
Although the presentation is not as slick as some of the others, I think the piece by Moniteur best expresses the core concept of the challenge.
As the ego shrinks, so the spirit expands.
obviously my work didn't stand a chance, but it was fun joining this challenge, all these great art and intepretations really inspire to try harder and improve,
I voted for Simonstalenhag's work as I liked the idea of the symbolic ark and flood, the others were really good as well, Gauis and Meme a close second and third...
Voted for yAdam because the rendering and concept is just great.
Meme : It's nice your really focused on the environment more. Unlike most of us did.
Simonstalenhag : Nice concept, quite original thinking.
Corrick : Great story!
Notspecialist : Well, just great, I like the perspective and "industrial look" (?whatever.. the color theme). Can't wait for the movie to come out, hard to guess who will play the evil CEO.
edit: Hey! you made a mistake in my name! anyway my name is old and cheesy, i'll change it soon.
voted for gaius, although it looks nothing like Mount Ararat, probably more likely to be a view from Himalayans, i did very much like this image, the detail,and especialy the idea of adding the climbers in, and basicly the whole colour sceme, i could defenatly imagine seeing this in the national geographic. A close second would be elements, i like how you created the whole traditional biblical look, i think the lack of colour in the trees let it down a little.
All in all, this was a good round, great topic and it had plenty of different ideas. Only got one suprising crit here realy, Chaos why is mine in the poll? its unfinished, lol
Wonderful to see so many entries.
This was a very difficult choice. I really like Yadam's and I really like
Finally after looking at both images I decided to go with Simonstalenhag's.Wonderfullly painted and very nice lighting.Something very refiined about the image.
Also the concept is cool too. I do like the Harsh environment and the polluted pool.
Yadam: Really nice pallet and its a great image, rich pallet nice lighting.
My only gripe and this only my opinon, is that the image lacks a definitive focal point. Where is the viewer supposed to be looking, is it the flag or the detailed section of the wreckage with NA on it.
Anyway I cant spend all day cruising the forums I need to practice.
Why does the viewer have to be looking at one particuler section? This is an environmental study and not an object study, so therefore shouldn't the environment as a whole be looked upon, and the eyes left to wander. I agree that if the image was called the leaping horse or the flag then the viewers focal point should be attracted to that one particuler area, however it isn't and therefore it shouldn't have to. The brief is Noah's arc last resting place, technicly speaking it shouldn't even have to have an arc in it.
Last edited by grenogs; August 21st, 2007 at 07:05 AM. Reason: mistake :(
Generally speaking images do need a focal point. It's about composition.
Be it a book cover, concept for a game or movie concept piece.
Of course you can have an image where your eye wonders over it, but a lot artists would agree that the eye should be lead. What is the focus?
Even in a 3d enviroment where the viewer has complete control over thier view point , attracters be it lighting or whatever are inserted to attract the viewer's eye.
It just makes good sense, composition is a difficult skill master , all artists work hard at it.
I know there is exceptions to this rule, and yes the concept of the ARk's resting place doesnt even need Ark, But regardless in my opinon and how I was taught, most images need and work better with a focal point or a series of focal points with varying degrees of importance.
What Idea are you trying to sell in your image?
Look at all the wonderful 5 star rated environments and images on these forums and guarantee 99.9% of them will have at least one focal point.
Just my opinon.
Last edited by Gaius; August 21st, 2007 at 07:58 AM.
I agree with what your saying about composition gaius. I can't see my image through another persons eyes, but in my eyes my composition is pretty simple. To me it reads left to right, I intended the NA to be something of interest, but at a glance it doesnt stand out too much (to me anyway), So you would contunue to the little shelter and flag (after stopping at the n.a briefly), which a lot of things are pointing to. You can follow the wreckage around and in most ways it leads you back to the shelter. But if people aren't reading it in that way, then I've not done a successful composition
Anyway, could have definately added more detail to the shelter to draw more attention to it. Cheers for the crit gaius.
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I'm glad you guys liked that orange ball!
I voted for DaveClark, slick! I fell for it's scale and that Dave also likes spheres=) I did have a problem with the spaceships when he first put them in there, but since then I've been watching a lot of star wars so now I like them...
yadam was a close one, but I have to agree with Gaius on this one, it kind of lacks something in the composition I think, like a tourist photo of a really awesome environment.
gaius to a certain degree, and to the majority of artwork, especially book covers which have to show a certain piece from the story into the image, you are right, however it should not be rule to say you must have a focal point in order to have a good image. simple example: yadams image has no real focal point, and yet so far it has the majority of votes. In my opinion,people worry to much about composition and focal points, I think light and shade is much more important, if you get that wrong it will kill the image straight.
awww I missed out on this weeks eow My vote is for yadam. Beautiful peice!
'Iam what Iam' - Popeye The Sailor Man
Thanks Simonstalenhag, glad you like it.
I voted for yadam, he definitely brought me back to the past, when click and point adventures(lucas arts) where popular.
dave Clark, Dile and Troy I hosted your images in Photobucket. For the next challenge If you would do so rather than attaching to CA that would help me a lot. The Attaachment Manager is great but you can't multoiple post the same image from it. I wish you could it would make setting up polls a lot easier, but at the moment you can't.
Great round eveyone. Beautiful work
I wish we could have multiple choice poll here like ChOW. I'd like to give my votes to yAdam, Gaius, Simonstalenhag and element. I also appreciate icyM entry - perfect background for hand made point'n'click adventure game.
Voted for Gaius, for overall best execution of the image. The rendering of detail is perfect.
As for the best execution of the brief, taking it literally, I'd have to say TroyWilkerson gets it. Very nice texturing, and a great example of the environment incorporating the ark over time. Other favorites were yAdam, Simonstalenhag (terrific rendering as well. Near-photographic even) and Timotheee (I love the retro-look of the ship).
ugh, very close - almost voted for Element412, but then, yAdam's was more dramatic!
Gaius could have gotten the cake just as well, though!
great round, so many entries! I almost believe we count the most in EOW ever!
v - Meme
For the best metallic quality of the ship's design.
Runner ups were simon, yAdam, and Form.
Grenogs - That's a powerful concept, my favorite of this round, but you didn't spend enough time on to further that concept. It has potential, you should continue to work with it.
This round was successful - I'm looking forward to the next.
Keep doing you
Sorry Chaos, I didn't thought you would bothering taking my unserious sketch to vote. But If I participate in the future, I make sure not to use the attachment manager!
Great entries everyone, you really put the standard high!
I had to vote Meme, yAdam( damn You are improving quick! ) and Gaius was close too.
thanks vulgar, much appretiated, i was planning to finish it, just of those weeks i guess
thanks vulgar, much appretiated, i was planning to finish it, just of those weeks i guess
I vote for flashrabbit
I think is the most impressive work
Voted for Timothee - cool retro sci-fie look. Looks like a far away planet!
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