View Full Version : Tornadostorm. the beginning

Stas Lobachev
05-02-2009, 09:10 AM
Hi, guys! New work in progress. Need your critics and opinion!


Stas Lobachev
05-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Thank you very much for your help and crits.
Some changes


Alexander Lindner
05-27-2009, 03:57 PM
Hi there,

since you have asked for critic, I think the two bridges pointing to the same spot in the image, (which happens also to be in the middle of both the horizontal as well as vertical half of your picture) is not that much of a good idea. The composition looses energy that way and gets quite static. I think the image would gain some dynamic if you would either push the lower bridge to the left or flip it around the horizontal axis- that would help the eye to circulate around a wider space in the picture. Just my 2c :-)

05-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Looks cool :)
Do you plan to integrate photos for the cloud structures or go ahead and paint them by hand?

What's the concept behind the archetecture? I see three main elements, non of which to me are asserting themselves as the focus of the image. I see the rock on the left, the tornado and the building. It might be nice to make the rock smaller and less imposing, and either the building or the tornado much larger. The smaller you make the elements in the picture, the more epic it will look.

Think about colour planes and the way they affect depth. Before you had no yellow/orange on the building and this separated it from the foreground. Now you have added the orange I feel the image may have flattened a bit as the eye may now see the building and grass of the foreground as being on planes nearer to each other. Then again, adding the orange to the building has created a nice hue contrast with the sky and helps to draw attention to it. Maybe change the colours of the forground a bit?

I'm by no means an expert, and I'm not sure 100% on any of these suggestions, they are just my thoughts, hope they are of some help :)

Looking good so far, can't wait to come back and see what it looks like next.

05-27-2009, 04:01 PM
By the way, I like what you've done getting rid of the clouds behind the building, its really improved its silhouette which is a very good thing. Good work :)

Stas Lobachev
05-27-2009, 05:22 PM
Thank you, guys for your opinion! It's important for me.
DanteHR, I'll paint clouds by hand. There is a aircraft plane in front of the building. Some people running there, because the danger of tornado is a big terrible and they can die. (Sorry for my bad english). And behind the architecture I want to show distant mountains. Thank you again for the crits!

05-28-2009, 02:14 AM
I just noticed how you have the clouds slanted in the sky. I know it's just an artistic thing, but I don't think clouds could ever really look like that. Wouldn't they always be horizontal from a far distance? It just looks a little weird to me. Maybe I'm wrong here.

Stas Lobachev
05-28-2009, 03:30 AM
thirteen, you're right, thank's!

Stas Lobachev
05-28-2009, 12:46 PM
next changes...
some more work on the sky and clouds, new ideas with building composition and color correction on the first plane


Alexander Lindner
05-28-2009, 05:23 PM
Cool, that looks better :)

06-02-2009, 01:22 AM
Nice idea for a mattepainting. Two little things I was wondering about. Your focal point is not on the horizont and the sky looks a bit to "friendly" for Tornado weather.... besides, nice start for a mattepainting. Keep it up...

Stas Lobachev
06-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Hi, guys! :)

Alexander Lindner and Theuni, thank you, guys!

Now, I'am busy with architecture detalisation, sky, foreground and distant city buildings on the background

and next changes and fragments:


broken bridge


fragment with left rocks and background rocks

Stas Lobachev
06-11-2009, 10:40 AM