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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:


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

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

Hi everyone, here's another WIP.


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.

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.


Final matte:


Good luck all, thanks for looking.

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

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!

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