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Jadrien
08-30-2012, 10:06 PM
Hi everyone,

It's been great watching this challenge unfold. I finally finished my entry today; I'll start posting WIPs over the next few days. Good luck to everyone and thanks MPC for putting this on!

Here's my distant sun and planets:

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/243/9/6/96a5794f777b0ab7f66f907f86a09dc7-d5d4t81.png

OxS
08-31-2012, 09:49 AM
Nice start!
I just take a look at your portfolio and you have some nice works.
Very promising.

Jadrien
08-31-2012, 06:57 PM
Thanks Saphir! Right back at you.

Hi everyone, here's another WIP.

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/244/4/c/4c0b0b5274335c66af734d6de1f83059-d5d8bo7.png

I decided early on to move my values from a bright horizon to a darker foreground, with a slight color shift. Originally I created the horizon as an undefined cloud mass, but a few weeks ago I decided there wasn't enough depth and reworked it into the version above, which I think helps sell the scale in the final image a bit more.

Jadrien
09-06-2012, 04:49 PM
Hi Everyone, below are a two random WIPs and the final image. The top image was my original unfinished sky, which I ended up reworking early on for a tad less backlit and more detailed finish. The second image was an unfinished interpretation of the mid-ground, as some sort of cloudy whirlpool. I felt it was too busy so I ended up reworking most of it, which is always a hard thing because I spent a significant chunk of time crafting it.

http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/250/d/2/d262270ce4e4a9054f80345d085cd17c-d5dxfy2.png

Final matte:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/250/4/a/4a31604f4d33b991faa712db74a6090c-d5dxg8y.png

Good luck all, thanks for looking.

bpsola
09-06-2012, 08:26 PM
This is really realistic :D congrats in advance

thiago-pires
09-08-2012, 09:15 AM
Hey Jadrien, this could definitely be a shot from the movie! Great light and mood! Good luck to you!

hamza
11-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Nice work Jadrien!looking great.