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Default Children of Fire - 04-01-2009, 04:27 AM

::::: Concept behind is a world where the suns rays can kill any living thing. So the inhabitants built their world under huge cantilever mountains and canyons to get away from the killing heat. ::::::

This is my winning entry for the mattepainting challenge at another site : CG TANTRA : Challenge Thread

Second personal matte for me for 2009. Took me about 2 days to do in about 24 hours tops.

Working resolution was an little larger than 3k res. Photoshop and Maya for that CG looking vent thingeeeee....
Of course comments are always welcome!

p.s. I was supposed to change this and develop it further but i decided to post it here and create a newer version with the same theme

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Default 04-02-2009, 02:17 AM

I much prefer the one you've labelled as 'orange' - I'm not really buying the purple tinge to the rocks in the first one. Nice work.

The composition is very linear, though - we're looking EXACTLY side on at two of your rock cities. It's so unlikely that this would happen in the real world that it looks rather odd. Even if the cities actually existed, and you photographed them from this angle, it would STILL look odd. If you do decide to develop this further, a more interesting angle on the cities would be a good plan - looking slightly up or slightly down, anything to break the orthographic view.

As a further comment, your scene looks like a grand-canyon-esque landscape lit by normal earth sunlight. Would be nice to get some sense of the power of the sun - a feeling that it actually was a 'killing heat'. I would have thought most of this 'feeling' could be done with over/underexposing parts of your plate, as would happen if the sun was far too bright to photograph properly. Don't go overboard, but it might help sell your concept.

Well done on winning the challenge!

Enjoy.

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Default 04-02-2009, 02:40 AM

Thanks alex! I was actually looking for a good criticism, and I humbly thank you for that one. I have to agree it does look a bit linear, although I did somehow wanted it to look that way, sorta illustrative approach to the image. However I do intend to create a new one that, if I can pull it off, will be much more realistic on the approach with a different and hopefully much more interesting angle.

Thanks for the crits on the image's temperature I'll try to remember that. That is actually really useful...


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