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HornlessUnicorn
03-19-2008, 06:35 AM
Dimitrij Marufow is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14204)

Latest Update: Final Image: CONTACT
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1210351813_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5140186#post5140186)

HornlessUnicorn
03-20-2008, 10:01 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206050470_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206050470_large.jpg)

This is just an early concept of what I want to do.

NathanielWest
03-20-2008, 10:47 PM
Cool! I like this a lot!

JTD
03-21-2008, 01:10 AM
I love this idea, HornlessUnicorn! And you already have a great sketch even at the concept stage.

I'm wondering though if maybe the vehicle could match the serpentine body of the alien. But I'm coming from the idea that we as humans always anthropomorphisize things around us so I guess I'd expect the alien to do that as well. But what do I know about how aliens think?

Great art so far.

HornlessUnicorn
03-21-2008, 07:30 AM
Cool! I like this a lot!

Thanks Nathaniel!

I just checked your portfolio - great stuff! I admire your use of light in your paintings - it's awesome.

Cheers,

Dimitri.

HornlessUnicorn
03-21-2008, 07:37 AM
I love this idea, HornlessUnicorn! And you already have a great sketch even at the concept stage.

I'm wondering though if maybe the vehicle could match the serpentine body of the alien. But I'm coming from the idea that we as humans always anthropomorphisize things around us so I guess I'd expect the alien to do that as well. But what do I know about how aliens think?

Great art so far.

Thanks JTD!

I know what you mean - that's pretty smart thinking!
It’s just that I thought that maybe this alien comes from a world where there's no need for legs (maybe from the deep) and to be able to communicate with other races he needs this bubble-exoskeleton or whatever. So he's basically mimicking other races.




Later,

Dimitri.

wolfmanyoda
03-21-2008, 02:17 PM
That's an awesome idea, will be watching where you go with it. :thumbsup:

HornlessUnicorn
03-21-2008, 03:13 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206112407_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206112407_large.jpg)

Played around with the earlier concept a bit.

Working title "The Oath".

The idea is that a new race has been accepted in the interstellar alliance. The new race are humans.

The image depicts the traditional ceremony of acceptance.

P.S.
Thanks Wolfmanyoda :)

reynard
03-22-2008, 01:24 PM
the moment of contact between two civilizations, i like the way you are showing that moment, i also like the aliens designs. Great work Dimitrij

HornlessUnicorn
03-23-2008, 07:39 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206257943_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206257943_large.jpg)

Working on the background here.

P.S.

I'm in a little dilemma here. Initialy I wanted to make my painting in a wide (Landscape) orientation. Now I've read that balistic (in a certain sense) prefers the portrait orientation. This is the first time I take part in a contest on CGC what would you guys suggest I should do? Change orientation or is it OK?

HornlessUnicorn
03-23-2008, 08:24 AM
the moment of contact between two civilizations, i like the way you are showing that moment, i also like the aliens designs. Great work Dimitrij

Thank you, Reynard! :)

BaronImpossible
03-23-2008, 11:23 AM
Looking good, I especially like the lighting. A word of caution, though, if you're going for a panorama with multiple characters make sure your central characters stand out as a focus. If they get lost then it may appear a bit confusing. Nice work, keep it up!

Nekomouse
03-23-2008, 11:43 AM
Oh Wow! I adore the colours you've used.
I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure.
Good luck.

HornlessUnicorn
03-24-2008, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the comments BaronImpossible! - I know what you mean, I'll be changing to portrait orientation anyway I guess.

Thank you Nekomouse!
Good luck to everyone!

blakbird
03-24-2008, 11:23 AM
Concept is good but your drawing style even better.
Background seems not bad but you must think about the far mountains again i think.
Best wishes.

HornlessUnicorn
03-24-2008, 04:58 PM
Sorry uploaded the wrong image - can I somehow delete it?

I've changed from "Landscape" to "Portrait" and done more work on the background as you can see.

HornlessUnicorn
03-24-2008, 05:04 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206378245_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206378245_large.jpg)

Changed from landscape orientation to portrait and done more work on the background.

Nekomouse
03-25-2008, 12:52 AM
Looking very very good. I am envious of your background and excellent eye for colour. :D

HornlessUnicorn
03-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Looking very very good. I am envious of your background and excellent eye for colour. :D

Thank you! :) As for my sense for colour - it's based mostly on intuition.

HornlessUnicorn
03-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Concept is good but your drawing style even better.
Background seems not bad but you must think about the far mountains again i think.
Best wishes.

Thank you KU2GUN! I don't think that I have a style as such yet - I still have so much to learn and to develop my skills. I wasn't happy with the mountains myself as a matter of fact - but it's all work in progress. The aspect ratio is also bothering me still.

Cheers,

Dimitri.

HornlessUnicorn
03-25-2008, 09:02 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206478973_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206478973_large.jpg)

I wanted to add something alien to the landscape as well as a bit of sharpness. So this is what it looks like.

BaronImpossible
03-25-2008, 10:36 PM
Nice landscape, coming along well. I'll be interested to see how the characters fit in there. Keep up the good work!

Nekomouse
03-26-2008, 01:08 PM
I like to new additions. They give the eye something to focus on, but I suppose you will have to becareful where you place the figures to keep the composition balanced.

Pegahoul
03-26-2008, 02:13 PM
oh my oh my that background is breathtaking! lovely colors!

HornlessUnicorn
03-26-2008, 09:45 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206567953_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206567953_large.jpg)

Done some more work on the background. Will be moving on to the foreground soon.

HornlessUnicorn
03-27-2008, 06:47 AM
Thanks a lot for your comments Baron, Nekomouse and Pegahoul! :)

HornlessUnicorn
03-27-2008, 09:26 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206653191_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206653191_large.jpg)

Started the work on the foreground. There's still lots of work and corrections to do but you can see where I'm heading now.

LightSovereign
03-28-2008, 01:21 AM
Gorgeous ethereal work already.. the deep purples reds/browns etc are my favourites in any palette.

as a point of interest..if at any time you find there is too much going on, I wonder if blurring the background would help to draw attention to your characters..I remember seeing the artwork for the landscape develop earlier and had this thought back then..In anycase seems to be going swell so far.

Bests

Marley

HornlessUnicorn
03-28-2008, 07:22 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206688971_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206688971_large.jpg)

I've decided to post this so that one can see the details better.

HornlessUnicorn
03-28-2008, 09:05 AM
Gorgeous ethereal work already.. the deep purples reds/browns etc are my favourites in any palette.

as a point of interest..if at any time you find there is too much going on, I wonder if blurring the background would help to draw attention to your characters..I remember seeing the artwork for the landscape develop earlier and had this thought back then..In anycase seems to be going swell so far.

Bests

Marley

Thanks for your comment Marley! Talking about ethereal - your work is really ethereal - very original and fascinating style you have! You should add the one with the bird and fish to your portfolio - it looks great.



As for my painting - I've decided that less is more - so to say. I'll not include the other aliens into the painting - I feel that it would be overloaded if I would. Maybe I should call it something like "Contact" or "New friend" or whatever... the thought behind it being that accidentally two explorers from different civilisations meet on an alien planet for the first time.


Cheers,

Dimitri.

nickjsky
03-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Looks good. It seems a shame to partially cover the interesting landscape outcropping you've created with the alien. Perhaps you could shift it to the left a little so it can be fully seen. Also, the human seems to be looking at us rather than at the alien.

nightwoodwolf
03-28-2008, 08:47 PM
very nice .. one thing tho ,, the right arm seems very straight and very sticked to the body .. i like the idea keep it coming

BaronImpossible
03-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Looking good, well executed. A couple of things need work, though - the central composition isn't working too well. I would suggest cropping left and / or right, or moving the characters to the right.

Also, you've illustrated one problem with doing the background first, rather than at the same time as the foreground - that you've covered up a lot of that excellent landscape!

HornlessUnicorn
03-29-2008, 07:12 AM
Thanks a lot for all the comments and especially for the critique I will consider everything. I’m not quite happy with the composition myself yet and I feel that composition is one of the areas where I need to work harder. As for the background and foreground problem – I see that too, but I’m not as worried about covering things actually – something in the background will always be covered by something in the foreground.


I must admit that I’m a bit unused to work this way – posting WIP and all. I think that on the one hand it’s a great thing, because you get feedback early on and all - on the other hand it distracts from the intensity of the creative process or should I say the immersion into it by forcing you to show progress and maybe worrying to much about all kinds of things. It also creates a sense of urgency that in my opinion is not helpfull at all.


I can’t really put it into words, but I find it distracting, maybe all the more so, because this is the first time for me.



Thanks again BaronImpossible, Nightwoodwolf, Nickjsky!

and good luck to everyone!

Dimitri.

Nekomouse
03-29-2008, 09:37 AM
That's looking awesome. I agree that it is a pity to cover such a masterfully painted background but eh, such is life. I have no doubt that your foreground characters will be just as beautiful.

HornlessUnicorn
03-31-2008, 01:01 PM
Thank you Nekomouse!

I'm not quite happy with the human yet - I might have to rework that. I will post more later on.

Have fun and good luck!

scala
03-31-2008, 03:14 PM
for sure you got the relation with aliens here .Want to see more

John Keates
03-31-2008, 03:27 PM
I like the imaginative forms and the colours are rich. I think this is going to be a goodie.

I'm not sure what mood the main figure is conveying at the moment though. It seems like such a dramatic moment and I would expect a bit more of a facial expression.

Also, I think the composition could benefit from a little more light and shade. I tend to flatten things out myself and that is one of the habits that I am trying to break.

Overall though, really nice. Looking forward to seeing more.

HornlessUnicorn
03-31-2008, 04:56 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206982556_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1206982556_large.jpg)

Done some more work on the foreground. There's still a lot to do.

HornlessUnicorn
03-31-2008, 06:20 PM
I like the imaginative forms and the colours are rich. I think this is going to be a goodie.

I'm not sure what mood the main figure is conveying at the moment though. It seems like such a dramatic moment and I would expect a bit more of a facial expression.

Also, I think the composition could benefit from a little more light and shade. I tend to flatten things out myself and that is one of the habits that I am trying to break.

Overall though, really nice. Looking forward to seeing more.


Thanks a lot for your comments Eric and John!:)

I agree about the shadows and they're planned so to say - I'll add them later.

Cheers,

Dimitri.

morganvillette
03-31-2008, 07:42 PM
Very interesting environment!
I like it!
I can not wait to see more... good luck!

na
04-01-2008, 09:02 AM
I like very much the bright colours, and the idea is a good one. good luck to you.

Nekomouse
04-01-2008, 12:24 PM
This is coming along so well! The expression of the human bugs me a little. Maybe I'm just reading odd things into it, but it kinda reminds me of when people are posing for publicity photos and trying to look civil even though they hate each other guts? Something about his expression seems to say 'I really don't want to be here...'

Or is it just me? :shrug:

HornlessUnicorn
04-01-2008, 01:07 PM
This is coming along so well! The expression of the human bugs me a little. Maybe I'm just reading odd things into it, but it kinda reminds me of when people are posing for publicity photos and trying to look civil even though they hate each other guts? Something about his expression seems to say 'I really don't want to be here...'

Or is it just me? :shrug:

He he... well It's not finished yet. The thing is that the face is done from scratch and I realized that it's much more dificult to do (and that I need to work with portraits a lot more) than when you have a reference. I can't say I'm entirely happy with the expression but okay for now I guess... :sad:

HornlessUnicorn
04-01-2008, 01:07 PM
This is coming along so well! The expression of the human bugs me a little. Maybe I'm just reading odd things into it, but it kinda reminds me of when people are posing for publicity photos and trying to look civil even though they hate each other guts? Something about his expression seems to say 'I really don't want to be here...'

Or is it just me? :shrug:

He he... well It's not finished yet. The thing is that the face is done from scratch and I realized that it's much more dificult to do (and that I need to work with portraits a lot more) than when you have a reference. I can't say I'm entirely happy with the expression but it's okay for now I guess... :sad:

Nekomouse
04-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Woohoo, a whole double post just for little me! :twisted:
Hehehe, I understand that you are still WIP, but I thought I would just have my say because I know that I want to throttle people when they comment that something is 'wrong' with a painting of mine when I'm already done and over with it. :scream:

HornlessUnicorn
04-01-2008, 07:01 PM
Woohoo, a whole double post just for little me! :twisted:
Hehehe, I understand that you are still WIP, but I thought I would just have my say because I know that I want to throttle people when they comment that something is 'wrong' with a painting of mine when I'm already done and over with it. :scream:

LOL - the server just seems so busy lately, that I managed to make a double post.

Thanks for pointing it out - as I said before - I might even redraw the human.

Cheers,

Dimitrij (the double poster :D )

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 02:13 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207404776_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207404776_large.jpg)

I've decided to try another variant. My wife photographed me. I traced the lines. Step 01.

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 02:16 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207404968_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207404968_large.jpg)

I worked further from there. Looked at the photograph and painted. Keeping in mind that the light is comming from the back. Step 02

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 02:19 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207405146_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207405146_large.jpg)

Several hours after step 02 - this is the result for now. Still a lot of work to do...

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 02:20 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207405239_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207405239_large.jpg)

Here's a bigger image of the face.

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 08:11 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207426282_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207426282_large.jpg)

I've done some more work on the human...

HornlessUnicorn
04-05-2008, 08:13 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207426379_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207426379_large.jpg)

Bigger image to show the details

killer-instinct93
04-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Technically its very well painted. The problem is that its terribly cliche and there is no real sense of story or character.

na
04-06-2008, 09:56 AM
You seem to be moving along nicely Dimitrij. Can't say I agree with the last commenter, I like the sentiment and it's not a theme overly explored enough to be called cliche in my opinion. Keep painting! I'll come and check on your progress when I can :)

BaronImpossible
04-06-2008, 12:43 PM
This is going well! You've clearly encompassed the theme into the image and your execution of the piece is excellent. Not sure about the guy's legs / feet, though, it looks like his feet are going to be just touching the border and may spoil the composition.

HornlessUnicorn
04-06-2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks for your comments killer-instinct93, Pearlyking and Baronimpossible!

As for the border - these images are not the final composition, the image is bigger. I croped it, so it would fit the 1280 by 1024 limit and would show the important parts.

Thanks again and good luck to you all!

HornlessUnicorn
04-10-2008, 05:17 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207847846_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1207847846_large.jpg)

I've done some substantial work here, still a lot to do, but moving closer to the end, I guess...

Pegahoul
04-10-2008, 05:56 PM
Looking nice. It's still a bit too dark I think (although the mood is good).

TMArtist
04-10-2008, 06:56 PM
Dimitrij, Nice work. I like your colors and lighting. The man reminds me a little of Arnold Schwartzenegger ;)

Dragneye
04-10-2008, 08:08 PM
I like how it's comin' along HornlessUnicorn. Love that you using my favorite color also (purple) :-)

killer-instinct93
04-10-2008, 10:37 PM
The perspective looks a little wonky to me. Based on the background depth and the placement of the aliens "legs," the human appears to be on his "tippy-toes."

HornlessUnicorn
04-11-2008, 05:26 AM
Pegahoul - Thanks, Peter! I think it couldn't be otherwise, since the sun is behind the "scene".

TMArtist - Thanks, Anthony! Actually it's not Arnold - it's my face, you could say it's a selfportrait :)

Dragneye - Thanks Drew! Purple is a strong colour :)

killer-instinct93 - Thank you Kevin, you're absolutely right - that's definately one of the issues I'll have to work on.

LightSovereign
04-12-2008, 01:06 AM
this has become a solid piece of of artwork now, dimitrij..perhaps now there needs to be a slight hint of rock texture just underneath the aliens left most and top leg..naturally of lighter contrast..just enough revealed as if sand has lightly covered it. if done rightly it could help out with perspective aswell..

anyhow, this i slooking gorgeous!!

Congratz

Marley

na
04-12-2008, 01:05 PM
Hi dimitrij, I was reading some of the other comments and it got me thinking on what you could do to fix the little problems with the least amount of changes. As I see it there are two small issues (1) the overlaping legs (2) the perspective of the shadow on the human side. To fix the perspective around the human and alien legs you could extend the alien leg so that his limb touches down near the far right side (using the hinge dynamic you have already in place) this will allow you to alter the shape of the human feet to get a better placement. The other thing you could do is angle the shadow by about 30% right for the human legs, this will help the perspective of the whole image I think. I can think of a couple of other touches you could add but they're not important at this stage. Keep it up, it's coming together really well!

HornlessUnicorn
04-13-2008, 07:08 AM
Marley: Thank you very much, mate. I think I've learned a lot from this contest. I've learned the value of good constructive criticism and the value of compliments. I wouldn't want to miss this experience now :) It's so much fun and so many talented artist here!

Bill: Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and ideas, Bill! I've already made some changes and it's going along well. I'll be posting more shortly.

Thanks again, my friends

and good luck in the contest!:buttrock:

HornlessUnicorn
04-13-2008, 10:51 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208083865_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208083865_large.jpg)

There's still some refining to do, but on the whole it's very close to being finished, I guess...

Donglu-LittleFish
04-13-2008, 11:48 AM
I really do enjoy the richness of the color palette, fantastic job!

Just visited your website, I love the Minotaur's Leisure piece! Thumbs up!

HornlessUnicorn
04-13-2008, 01:03 PM
I really do enjoy the richness of the color palette, fantastic job!

Just visited your website, I love the Minotaur's Leisure piece! Thumbs up!


:) Thanks a lot for you comments, Donglu-LittleFish :) It's always a pleasure to get such positive feedback.

With each piece I get a better grip on Corel Painter and how to use it better, but you could say that I'm still at the beginning.

All the best and good luck in the contest!!

Dimitrij.

na
04-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Hi dimitrij, that really works well (latest update). I have no more crits :)

Huggy
04-13-2008, 04:46 PM
Klasse Farben, vor allem der Himmel ist genial!

Der Anzug des Menschen wirkt noch ein wenig platt, aber ansonsten fällt einem nur schwer was ein was man noch besser machen könnte!

HornlessUnicorn
04-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Pearlyking: Thanks mate! I'll probably let it rest for a day and then do some finishing touches.

Huggy: Hallo Gregor! Freut mich, dass Dir das Bild gefällt! Danke für den Tip mit dem Anzug - da ist wirklich was dran :) Ich werde das Bild erstmal ein wenig ruhen lassen und dann wieder rangehen und die letzten Details herausarbeiten.

nwiz25
04-13-2008, 10:04 PM
i really like your colour palette :p i especially dig the part where you show a vivid connection between the alien and the human being! nice work! :thumbsup:

LightSovereign
04-14-2008, 12:17 AM
I think you have got it nailed!, Dimitrij.

Looking absolutely gorgeous!

well done

Marley

HornlessUnicorn
04-14-2008, 04:46 PM
nwiz25: Thank you, Neville! I'm glad you like my painting :)

LightSovereign: Thanks a lot, Marley! :) I really apreciate it.

I'll give it a little rest for now (had a lot of work today, too tired to work on the painting).

Thanks everyone - this contest is a great experience!!

HornlessUnicorn
04-14-2008, 06:10 PM
Report X3H 39087

Exobotanist Erod Braskoor.

“We were studying the famous and mysterious sand corals on Zwootik 5. I was taking measurements and tissue samples in sector Zeta 23 when I heard a strange sound behind me.

I turned around and saw an ethereal sphere of blue light only a few meters from me. The next moment there was this strange spidery thing as if it came out of nowhere. After a few seconds of shock the voice of my suit awakened me out of my paralysis “Commencing defensive transformation stage…” I felt how the suit began to transform and all I could do was to think “NO! Stop defensive transformation!”. I don’t know why I thought that, but when I saw the eyes of the creature inside the “spider” I knew, don’t ask me how or why, that there was no danger…”

sasquatch70
04-14-2008, 09:34 PM
I love the flow of the clouds, and the geography, alot of little intracacies. It's very painterly. One critique though. All the rocks and roots don't seem to be connecting with the ground.They just kind of blend in. Maybe some harsher shadows and debris would solidify it all. Anyways, fantastic piece none the less.

ahmetekn
04-14-2008, 11:41 PM
Merhaba Dimitrij, i like your composition and colors are very well. Interesting environment design.

Great job, Keep it up! :thumbsup:

HornlessUnicorn
04-15-2008, 10:18 AM
sasquatch70: Thank you Brad! Yes, you're right about the rocks and roots - thanks a lot for your critique.

ahmetekn: Merhaba Ahmet! :) Thanks mate - you also do great work! I'll be following your thread with great interest.

SDIMIS
04-15-2008, 12:37 PM
Great colors and technique in hi-lighting.Beautiful work!:thumbsup:

beelow
04-15-2008, 03:27 PM
I like the colors, but I have issues with the values. I think more contrast should be more to the foreground, less in the background. You can also go with stronger drop shadows coming from everything that is in the foreground. I dont think the composition is strong either. It may just be the issues with your lighting. That is something that you can fix though, immediately. Try cropping left or right to better composition. Hope that helps. Later. :thumbsup:

HornlessUnicorn
04-15-2008, 04:31 PM
SDIMIS: Ja su, Spyros! Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)

beelow: Thanks for your comment and critique, Bryce. Why do you think I should crop the image? It's just that I feel that composition is one of my weaker sides and I would like to understand it better. I tried cropping, but I'm not sure if I like the result.

As I understand it the goal probably is to focus attention at the main characters and narrow the view accordingly?

Fetus23
04-15-2008, 04:40 PM
Hey there HornlessUnicorn, I think you've got a nice image forming up here. I like the colors and flow of the brush work but there is an area that keeps catching my eyes. The placment of the right leg of the alien pod in the guys crotch. It looks....odd to me, the ways these two areas intersect. Specificly, the circle of the joint is directly in his crotch :). Perhapes shifting the figure or the pod over slightly would help the composition as well. You could also move the characters over to one side or the other and showcase the background a bit more. Just some ideas, keep the updates coming!

-love

chilombiano
04-16-2008, 01:28 PM
nice progress! like that sky you have there. in the concept i see a bunch other aliens.. do they go?

HornlessUnicorn
04-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Fetus23: Hi Ryan, thanks for your comments :). I'll think about it. There's a hole in his suit that's why the leg is there, couldn't afford the expensive material ;) No, seriously I don't really care about the crotch and don't see a problem there. I can't move them apart since the composition is set and they have to stand close to one another because of the touch. And it happened purely by accident. Why bother?

chilombiano: Hi Daniel! Thanks for your comments :). I've decided to concentrate on the central characters and not use the other aliens. I think it would be overcrowded. I wanted to concentrate on the emotional side and the isolated moment of contact (interaction) between human and alien.

HornlessUnicorn
04-16-2008, 05:25 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208366701_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208366701_large.jpg)

I've made some changes here. Thanks everyone for the very helpfull suggestions and comments!

HornlessUnicorn
04-16-2008, 05:42 PM
Just've seen something I've overlooked - I lifted the collar a bit (thanks Mr.Cranky) and it's now "out of" the shadow. So I have to add that there...

Later,

Dimitrij.

HornlessUnicorn
04-16-2008, 08:39 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208378369_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208378369_large.jpg)

I've done some more refinement work today.

sasquatch70
04-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Halo Dimitrij,
Looks great. I really like the orange yellow highlights on the mechanical part of the alien, and throughout the piece. It sharpens the image, I don't know of you want to go with that amount of detail throughout, but right now it's surving you well. Good work man.
Brad

na
04-17-2008, 08:56 AM
Lots of nice touches to enjoy Dimitrij, one of the things I especially like is that the design of the alien technology reflects the shapes in the landscape around him. This is really cool because it places the alien firmly in the enviroment depsite his need for his life support/transport system. I can't really add to advice that's already been given, but I am enjoying watching this come together :)

HornlessUnicorn
04-17-2008, 06:55 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208458549_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208458549_large.jpg)

I've decided to try and change the legs of the enviroment vehicle of the alien. To solve the "crotch" problem and because I didn't quite like the "flower"-joints of the legs. I went for a more semiorganic look...

HornlessUnicorn
04-17-2008, 07:12 PM
sasquatch70: Thank you, Brad :)

Pearlyking: Thank you, Bill :) Actualy the idea behind the image is that two explorers from different worlds meet on an alien (to both of them) planet. I had the idea that this alien is not only using the "Quadrupod" as a spacesuit but also as a means to travel through space. Maybe it creates gateways through space and time. It might even be a creature from another dimension altogether...

Fetus23
04-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Hey Dimitrij, I really like these last few sublte changes you've made to your image. My eyes are no longer attracted to the crotch area, I think you're right and it was the star shape of the joint that was making me focus there. Great progress man, keep it coming!

cheers
-love

AxelAlonso
04-18-2008, 02:52 AM
Hi Dimitrij,

The colors read so well! The atmosphere is done great! All the sides of it; design, composition and contrast for your characters! Also they are representing each side also quit well, my only concern so far will be the for the alien’s legs; this will be the ones showing the front side and the back side (to the camera) are a bit to off, I don’t know if this is because of the land, or simply because its the way it is constructed? Any ways all the idea it’s very beautiful and you have an excellent progress in all the details! Can't wait to see more! :)

jeromoo
04-18-2008, 03:39 AM
I can't believe I've not commented on your entry yet. Then I realized there's another Dimitrij here in this contest! No wonder! So here, please let me comment:

That's a very unique color of the mechanical tripod the alien is riding on. I suggest having a soft glow emanating from the base of the tripod to reflect on the underside of the alien. The mist inside the capsule can serve to mystify the effect further. Perhaps you can distort the environment seen through the capsule and blur it slightly so that it will feel like real glass.

The human has an equally interesting costume design. Something that looks like what the aliens created specificially for him to be able to survive on their planet.

I am wondering why the aliens need to be in the capsule in the first place. Shouldn't they be able to survive in their own environment?

All the best, Dimitrij!

beelow
04-18-2008, 08:06 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/beelow/paintover.png

Here is a paintover hope you don't mind at all.

beelow
04-18-2008, 08:24 AM
I think the main thing that was destroying the compo was the sun thing in the air and mainly just your range of values used in the wrong places. I moved that to the side and gave some variation to clouds to make a bit more interesting and set a good mood. You have some anatomy issues with the guy so I kinda painted it over a bit to show you what the pose should look like. one side should be a little beefier than the other. I pushed the those rock structures in the back further by lessening the value range. You can still have the detail but I think there should be less of a value range because of atmospheric perspective. YOu should also flip the canvas every now and then to get a fresh look at the painting. Because of the strong lightsource I added more darker drop shadows in the forground. I darkened right side of the canvas for better mood. There are some things that I forgot to paintover that I am seeing now that should be addressed as well. Extending the aliens legs and making it overlap the guy so that the alien is more in front of the guy. I think you can also use some the violet hues for shadow as well. I kinda exaggerated a lot there, but I think that you get the idea. I tried to crop canvas but didn't look good. I think it was mainly the issues of the placement of things in your piece. where you placed the sun and just the values structures placements really hurt the piece. I think it would look better this way for sure. Better composition and design. Make sure you correct the guy as that centerline goes. I painted that in there. I hope this paintover better explained some of the earlier crits. Now I got to paint on my entry and try to update this weekend. I need to get some shut eye though. I will check back of course. Later.:wavey:

OZ
04-18-2008, 08:41 AM
Firts time here...and...Well,im surprised finding a so good work. I like everythig into the image.
(all the aliens are very beautifull). I must to say that i like the beelow works ( looking at the cgportfolio) but i think that his version changes too much of the original feeling and clearness (forgive my english guys!! im struggling writing this!!) Maybe the scene need a bit of contrast just to add an accentuated sense of deepness and solidity, but the position of the sun and aliens looks perfect to me as it is.I repeat..i like beelow version too...but looks like a different image with a different meaning. :) keep it up HornlessUnicorn (HornlessUnicorn?...:cool: ah! you genius).

HornlessUnicorn
04-18-2008, 03:44 PM
Wow! A lot of answering to do here ;-)

Fetus23: Ryan, thank you!

AxelAlonso: Axel, thank you too! As for the legs they are constructed in such a way as to be very flexible etc.

Jeromoo: Thank you, Jerome! Actually the idea was that they’re both on an alien planet (alien to both of them). The human came there as part of a ship’s crew and is exploring the planet and meets the alien there…

Beelow: Wow! You’ve really explained everything well. Thanks a lot Bryce! I really like what you did with the paint over.

Of course if I’d make all these changes it wouldn’t be what I had envisioned anymore. But thank you for the very helpful advice and I see that you put quite a lot of time and effort into it. I really appreciate that and I’ll certainly keep in mind what you said.

Oz: Chiao Fabio! Thank you very much I’m glad you like my painting. I agree about what Bryce did – I like it also, but the changes would be too radical at this point and I guess it’s also a matter of perspective and personal style. I think I’ll concentrate on finishing this work soon and then start working on something new.

Cheers and thank you for everything, guys!

Dimitrij.

HornlessUnicorn
04-19-2008, 07:14 AM
I suggest having a soft glow emanating from the base of the tripod to reflect on the underside of the alien. The mist inside the capsule can serve to mystify the effect further.


Thanks for reminding me about the glow reflecting from the underside of the alien. Actually I had a reflection there but later it got covered up by the mist and then I totaly forgot about it. So thanks a lot for reminding me!

Cheers,

Dimitrij.

MartinNielsen
04-19-2008, 10:10 AM
First, sorry for not comming by here sooner :blush:

Your piece looks good. When I first looked at your piece, without knowing the story behind it, I thought this was the alien's home planet. You know: alien = alien planet. But I can also see, that it wouldn't make sense, if the alien had to wear a suit to survive on its own planet :)

I actually like beelow's paintover a bit more, but if that doesn't follow your vision, of course you shouldn't chance anything.

HornlessUnicorn
04-19-2008, 07:07 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208632032_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208632032_large.jpg)

Report X3H 39087

Exobotanist Erod Braskoor.

“We were studying the famous and mysterious silicon-based “sand corals” on Zwootik 5. I was taking measurements and tissue samples in sector Zeta 23 when I heard a strange sound behind me.

I turned around and saw an ethereal sphere of blue light only a few meters from me. The next moment out of the light stepped this strange spidery thing as if it came out of nowhere. After a few seconds of shock the voice of my suit awakened me out of my paralysis “Commencing defensive transformation stage one…” I felt how the suit began to transform and all I could do was to think “NO! Stop defensive transformation!”. I don’t know why I said that, but when I saw the eyes of the creature inside the “spider” I knew, don’t ask me how or why, that there was no danger.

We approached each other in absolute silence. What could words express in such a moment? Even if we could understand each other – words fail in a situation like this; something else takes over, something infinitely bigger than thoughts and words. I know this might sound crazy but in a way I felt as if I was looking into a mirror, when I placed my hand on the transparent bubble of the alien’s environmental vehicle. We may look very different and yet there’s only one consciousness. Whenever we look into the eyes of another we look into our own depths.”

HornlessUnicorn
04-20-2008, 06:38 AM
First, sorry for not comming by here sooner :blush:

Your piece looks good. When I first looked at your piece, without knowing the story behind it, I thought this was the alien's home planet. You know: alien = alien planet. But I can also see, that it wouldn't make sense, if the alien had to wear a suit to survive on its own planet :)

I actually like beelow's paintover a bit more, but if that doesn't follow your vision, of course you shouldn't chance anything.

Thanks for stopping by, Martin!

I guess there's no big story in my image. But as soon as I heard about the contest that was what I had in mind. The moment of contact. The moment when words fail and emotions take over. It's funny but the sense of touch is the most basic sense. All our other senses are based on it - when we see light waves (or photons) hit sensitive cells in our retina, when we hear sound waves (or moving air molecules) hit a membrane in our ear...

All the best,

Dimitrij.

na
04-20-2008, 08:52 AM
Dimitrij, you've finished! Well done mate and good luck to you! :)

HornlessUnicorn
04-20-2008, 05:08 PM
Dimitrij, you've finished! Well done mate and good luck to you! :)

Thanks a lot, Bill!!

All the best and good luck to you as well, mate!! :buttrock:

Ferx
04-20-2008, 08:24 PM
Hey Dimitrij, really great image! very strong with great style :thumbsup: I like a lot the environment and colors on the illustration, cool!! The design for the alien and the spider ship is awesome. You transmit a very mystic feeling with yor image, with a great calm comunication between the human and the alien, I like a lot that !! The story for your image is nice and complement perfectly your great illustration:thumbsup: . Congrats Dimitrij for your finale!! And now is time for a well deserved cold beers with a big tequila bottle :D Cheers mate!! :beer: + :beer:

GaeasHerald
04-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Well done Dimitrij! Sorry for not posting here earlier. I think you've done a terrific job with the outlandish landscape and creating a situation that can be understood without any prior explanation.

Congrats mate.

HornlessUnicorn
04-21-2008, 10:33 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208774025_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1208774025_large.jpg)

I've made some additional changes. To give the image more depth etc.

A huge thank you to everyone taking part in this! And good luck!

Here's the story again:

****

Report X3H 39087

Exobotanist Erod Braskoor.

“We were studying the famous and mysterious silicon-based “sand corals” on Zwootik 5. I was taking measurements and tissue samples in sector Zeta 23 when I heard a strange sound behind me.

I turned around and saw an ethereal sphere of blue light only a few meters from me. The next moment out of the light stepped this strange spidery thing as if it came out of nowhere. After a few seconds of shock the voice of my suit awakened me out of my paralysis “Commencing defensive transformation stage one…” I felt how the suit began to transform and all I could do was to think “NO! Stop defensive transformation!”. I don’t know why I thought that, but when I saw the eyes of the creature inside the “spider” I knew, don’t ask me how or why, that there was no danger.

We approached each other in absolute silence. What could words express in such a moment? Even if we could understand each other – words fail in a situation like this; something else takes over, something infinitely bigger than thoughts and words. I know this might sound crazy but in a way I felt as if I was looking into a mirror, when I placed my hand on the transparent bubble of the alien’s environmental vehicle. We may look very different and yet there’s only one consciousness. Whenever we look into the eyes of another we look into our own depths.”

HornlessUnicorn
04-21-2008, 12:25 PM
Ferx and GaeasHerald: Thank you so much for your feedback, Fernando and Gerardo! You guys made my day :)

Cheers (with an enourmous bottle of Tequila ) :beer: :wavey:

All the best and good luck in the contest!!

Dimitrij.

Donglu-LittleFish
04-21-2008, 05:15 PM
Hi Dimitrij, so you are finally done!!! Congratulations! You definitely made positive final touches to your artwork! I do admire the amount of careful thoughts and energy you have put into your piece. Cheers!

HornlessUnicorn
04-21-2008, 08:10 PM
Hi Dimitrij, so you are finally done!!! Congratulations! You definitely made positive final touches to your artwork! I do admire the amount of careful thoughts and energy you have put into your piece. Cheers!

Hey Donglu! :) :wavey:

Thanks a lot for your feedback and congrats!
All the best and good luck!!

Cheers,

Dimitrij.

sasquatch70
04-22-2008, 05:08 AM
Great job! Best of luck My friend. Brad

HornlessUnicorn
04-22-2008, 08:10 AM
Great job! Best of luck My friend. Brad

Hi Brad! Thank you so much :) And best of luck to you as well :) my friend!

Cheers,:beer:

Dimitrij.

ahmetekn
04-22-2008, 10:46 AM
Hey Dimitrij, congrats mate! :) You finished but ı have just saw. Really great image. Environment is too bewitching. Fantastic illumination and cool composition. Aliens is very very avesome. I like your imagine. :drool: Well done mate.

Cheers,

Ahmet

OZ
04-22-2008, 10:54 AM
a touching story i agree with.
The image express perfectly the mood of the story.
Great work.
:applause:

HornlessUnicorn
04-22-2008, 04:53 PM
ahmetekn: Ahmet! Thank you so much for the kind words and positive feedback, mate :) I'm glad you like my work.

OZ: Hello Fabio! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by :)

The best of luck to you, my friends!

Cheers,

Dimitrij.

Dragneye
04-22-2008, 07:14 PM
A beautiful moment to a beautiful piece of art Dimitrij... Good Luck buddy.

nightwoodwolf
04-22-2008, 11:37 PM
very very beautiful

sasquatch70
04-23-2008, 05:27 AM
Hey Dimitrij,

Thanks for the help with my signature. I know it's pathetic, but this whole process has been a little confusing at times. Take care. Brad

HornlessUnicorn
04-23-2008, 02:53 PM
Dragneye: Hi Drew! Thanks a lot for your comment, buddy :)

nightwoodwolf: Thanks a lot, John :)

sasquatch70: No problem - I'm glad I could help and I don't think it's pathetic - show me someone who knows everything:D

Cheers, my friends and good luck to all :)

Dimitrij.

Kuanbyr
04-23-2008, 05:17 PM
This is a very nice image, I really like the colours that you have chosen to paint in. This is something that I very much enjoy viewing. Very pleasing.

HornlessUnicorn
04-24-2008, 02:31 PM
This is a very nice image, I really like the colours that you have chosen to paint in. This is something that I very much enjoy viewing. Very pleasing.

Thanks for your comments, mate :)

nwiz25
04-24-2008, 04:17 PM
congratulations my friend! :bounce: :D :p very personal indeed!
i wish you the very best of luck! :thumbsup: cheers dude! :beer:

HornlessUnicorn
04-24-2008, 08:56 PM
congratulations my friend! :bounce: :D :p very personal indeed!
i wish you the very best of luck! :thumbsup: cheers dude! :beer:

Thank you, buddy :)

Cheers and all the best of luck with your entry! :beer:

P.S.

This is an amazing international community, I'm very happy to be a part of it.

sasquatch70
04-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Great work. BradThank you, buddy :)


Cheers and all the best of luck with your entry! :beer:

P.S.

This is an amazing international community, I'm very happy to be a part of it.

HornlessUnicorn
04-25-2008, 10:01 PM
sasquatch70: Thank you, my Friend :)

scala
04-27-2008, 07:16 AM
Hey Dimitrij I did not see your last image you did a wonderful work on that wip Good luck

Nickillus
04-27-2008, 10:55 AM
Wonderful use of colour in this Dimitrij. Truly unearthly. Great finish.

HornlessUnicorn
04-27-2008, 05:54 PM
Thanks a lot for your feedback Eric and Nick :) I'm glad you like my entry.

Later, my Friends :)

Dimitrij.

AxelAlonso
05-06-2008, 10:48 PM
Sir Dimitrij Marufow,

Ha-ha adds more importance already!:D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)


I love the colors, the background, the design, the human and alien relationship and very importantly in my personal taste the encouraging of peace and respect in any relationship.:wise:

Great to see that in this or other worlds deserve that respect...:)

:applause: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#):thumbsup: Congratulations!:thumbsup::applause: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

HornlessUnicorn
05-07-2008, 12:41 PM
Sir Dimitrij Marufow,

Ha-ha adds more importance already!:D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)


I love the colors, the background, the design, the human and alien relationship and very importantly in my personal taste the encouraging of peace and respect in any relationship.:wise:

Great to see that in this or other worlds deserve that respect...:)

:applause: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#):thumbsup: Congratulations!:thumbsup::applause: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

Thank you a lot, Sir Axel :) :bowdown:

I'm glad you like my image. I've been quite busy lately, I might as yet do some little final finishing touches to my image - we'll see.

Cheers,

Dimitrij.

dustbin1uk
05-07-2008, 03:35 PM
Very, very nice work! I love it!

HornlessUnicorn
05-08-2008, 05:30 AM
Very, very nice work! I love it!

Thanks a lot, Mark! I'm glad you like it :)

Cheers,

Dimitrij

RupertD
05-08-2008, 07:58 PM
Hey Dimitrij. :beer:Great work - nice strong composition - and I like the textures you have worked up in the background. Alien guy looks suitably alien! I now see how one goes about posting a tweaked final image after posting the final! :applause:

HornlessUnicorn
05-09-2008, 04:50 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1210351813_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14204/14204_1210351813_large.jpg)

Made some last "cosmetic" changes to the image. Well, that's it I guess.

*****

Report X3H 39087

Exobotanist Erod Braskoor.

“We were studying the famous and mysterious silicon-based “sand corals” on Zwootik 5. I was taking measurements and tissue samples in sector Zeta 23 when I heard a strange sound behind me.

I turned around and saw an ethereal sphere of blue light only a few meters from me. The next moment out of the light stepped this strange spidery thing as if it came out of nowhere. After a few seconds of shock the voice of my suit awakened me out of my paralysis “Commencing defensive transformation stage one…” I felt how the suit began to transform and all I could do was to think “NO! Stop defensive transformation!”. I don’t know why I thought that, but when I saw the eyes of the creature inside the “spider” I knew, don’t ask me how or why, that there was no danger.

We approached each other in absolute silence. What could words express in such a moment? Even if we could understand each other – words fail in a situation like this; something else takes over, something infinitely bigger than thoughts and words. I know this might sound crazy but in a way I felt as if I was looking into a mirror, when I placed my hand on the transparent bubble of the alien’s environmental vehicle. We may look very different and yet there’s only one consciousness. Whenever we look into the eyes of another we look into our own depths.”

HornlessUnicorn
05-09-2008, 04:56 PM
Hey Dimitrij. :beer:Great work - nice strong composition - and I like the textures you have worked up in the background. Alien guy looks suitably alien! I now see how one goes about posting a tweaked final image after posting the final! :applause:

Thank you Rupert!:bounce: It's really appreciated and nice to see you here :)

Good luck with your wonderfull entry :)

Cheers,

Dimitrij.

chilombiano
05-10-2008, 08:05 PM
nice result. wicked! but elegant!

HornlessUnicorn
05-10-2008, 09:29 PM
nice result. wicked! but elegant!

Hey Daniel! Thanks for visiting :) and commenting! It's really appreciated.



P.S.

Love your entry

GaeasHerald
05-11-2008, 02:29 AM
Dimitrij, I've been re-reading your story over and over again, and I must confess that the idea behind the picture is what I like the most about your entry. :wise: I think we share the idea that there is a common denominator to life across the universe; which is empathy and finding a bit of ourselves in every other living being.
Our images may look different, but the principle behind them is the same.

Much appreciation mate.
G

scala
05-11-2008, 04:23 AM
You did a nice work Dimitrij also with the story . Good Luck

HornlessUnicorn
05-11-2008, 10:32 AM
Gerardo and Eric: thanks so much for your comments, my Friends :) And I'm very glad you like the story as well.

Yes Gerardo - I think that at our very core - if you cast away all the superficial differences - we're all basicaly the "one" Being or to put it into other words - we're apertures through which the Universe can know and inquire about itself.

I think that the most important question in life is "Who are you?" and that is, I think, the true reason why we find aliens so fascinating.

Through them - so we hope - we can better understand who we are and what our place in this world is.

But enough philosophy - I wish you the very best of luck and all the best!

Dimitrij.

Pegahoul
05-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Nice mood there ^^, and I like the story. Great work!

HornlessUnicorn
05-14-2008, 04:51 PM
Inspired by Eric Scala I've decided to take the time and express my gratitude to all the talented artists who have made this contest so much fun and helped with their ideas, suggestions, comments and critique.

My deepest gratitude and thanks to you all, my dear friends :)

Ahmet Arif Eken

Andrew Alexandris

Anthony Moy

Axel Alonso

Bill Corbett

Brad Staley

Bronwen Wheeler

Bryce Smith

Daniel Bayona

Donglu Yu

Eric Scala

Fabio Oscar Corica

Fernando Porcel

Gerardo Lin

Guillermo Smith

Jeremy Cox

Jerome Moo

John Keates

John Thomas Delaney

Kevin McCullough

Leonard Halmrast

Levent Gocer

Mark Johnson

Marley Mcleay

Martin Nielsen

Morgan Villette

Nathaniel West

Neville Dsouza

Nick Harris

Nick Jacoubowsky

Nightwoodwolf

Peter Prabowo

Rupert Dolby

Ryan Love

Simon Dominic Brewer

Spyros Dimitropoulos


Sincerely yours,

Dimitrij Marufow.

Dragneye
06-18-2008, 03:25 AM
This turned out a very nice pic man. Congrats.

HornlessUnicorn
06-19-2008, 05:37 AM
This turned out a very nice pic man. Congrats.

Thanks a lot, mate :)

Cheers!:beer:

Dimitirij.

BaronImpossible
06-19-2008, 08:19 AM
I agree, it turned out excellently. There's a lot I like about this piece but it's the atmospheric lighting that really makes it in the end. Well done!!

HornlessUnicorn
06-19-2008, 09:02 AM
I agree, it turned out excellently. There's a lot I like about this piece but it's the atmospheric lighting that really makes it in the end. Well done!!

Thank you so much, Simon - it realy means a lot to me :)

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