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Default Futuristic night city - 11-27-2006, 02:08 PM

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THE ORIGINAL POST:

Hi there!
I haven't posted my work for a while now. So I thought I would share something, If you were interested.

So here's what I'm working on right now:


Another painting for the Domination project. - Futuristic city of Istanbul. Painted from scratch, used some photoref for the buildings.

The hard thing here was to let visible some sea and bridge on the left, while create feeling of very dense and big city. I still have to add some more high buildings, but there is already very little of the sea left...

I'm still working on it, but Alican Serbest made already a test shot.
WATCH IT HERE

Suggestions and crits very appreciated.
I hope you like it.

cheers, Pavel
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Default 11-27-2006, 04:17 PM

that is a great start!!!

two things stand out to me though, the perspective on some of the buildings in the foreground are off especially the biggest dark one way to the right. and the second crit is that the spike on the tallest tower in center seems to be leaning to the right.

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Default 11-28-2006, 12:47 AM

you you you ... paint thethethem ??? :shock:
:lol:
great ...
heh I have nothing to say ...


Hi:)
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lovely work
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Default lovely work - 11-28-2006, 01:43 AM

this is lovely work, although it seems like the lighting in the test shot doesn't *quite* match up. I'm still pondering why that seems to be the case... perhaps because it's all so crisp and fairly high-contrast?

How are you feeling about the sky?
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Default 11-28-2006, 02:53 AM

i do agree with messyhousedesign, you have some problems with the perspective.
next thing what would be nice is some lighter sky. you have so many lights in the city, but almost no light reach the clouds.
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Default 11-28-2006, 07:23 AM

Thanks for the replies.
About the perspective thing - I think it's not wrong technically - it is wrong when you assume that all buildings are aligned in the grid. But in most of the cities it isn't - there is a lot of curving streets and parking sites and stuff. In Istanbul especially.
You might think, that it may be true, but it just doesn't look right this way. And if you do, then I'll probably change it a little.

About the sky - I thought it is already very bright, but if you think it should be even more, there is no problem. Brightening it up is very easy...

And the compositing... well I noticed that too that unfortunately it doesn't look right together... I was thinking that darkening the background or brightening the foreground might help. Also some lightwrap about the character.

What do you think?

Thanks for the feed back, I'll try something and show you.

cheers
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Default 11-28-2006, 09:27 AM

Kutkin,

I think you do have issues with the perspective, and I understand that Istanbul can be uneven, so the unmatching perspective of neighbouring buildings could be a possiblility.

But in this image the perspective for a single builinding on its own is out. I would address this first. The two buildings in the middle look like they have been built at funny angles and also the far left building has conflicting perspective.

If you have a 3D app try building a basic model of your city an export a wire frame image. Use this as a template when distorting you photos etc and you cant go wromg.


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Default 11-28-2006, 10:40 AM

Well, it happens when one doesn't use perspective grid...
I thought I would just guess it... :roll:
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Default 11-28-2006, 02:35 PM

So I tried to do some perspective changes, but I ended up with it looking very similarly...

Brightened the sky and added more buildings.


Hope you like it.

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

cheers
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Default Clouds - 11-28-2006, 07:34 PM

I take pictures of clouds for fun, and I have an image that might help with your own clouds. Free of charge (anyone and everyone, help yourself).

I'll probably take this off my server in a week or so, so if it looks helpful, grab now. ;)

Cheers!

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