Hey man! Long time no talk. :P Looks great so far. The one thing that jumps to my eye is that this scene appears to be lit from various angles. For example if we look at the mountain in the center, the lefthand side is being lit fromthe sun which appears to be coming from the upper right. The big tower 'entrance' seems to be lit from the upper leftside. :)
I like what you did with the smaller rock here in your latest post. The
bridge between them is a good idea too. However, I really prefer what you had on the Nov.16 post on the big rock, the design was ALOT more
integrated with the rock. Now, it feels like alot of stuff is simply tacked on
to the design. I realize I don't know all the details and ideas you may have for the design and its function, but I'm speaking as a matte artist
with a Bach. degree in Architecture and a second degree in Architectural Sciences.
The first image you posted had a great deal to look at, I'm GLAD that you
choose to focus in on what's important, but perhaps the high-tech rock
could be a little more centered in the frame. It seems like it's a bit too close to the edge of frame. If you moved it to the center more, we could
see a subtle hint of the town and mountains you have to the left of the rock again.
Also, maybe the clifftop houses should have less light or a cooler color so
they don't take the attention away from the hightech focal point. Maybe the hightech rock should be in a pool of sunlight instead?
Keep up the good work!
Chris Stoski | Pirates III Matte Painting Supervisor
Industrial Light and Magic