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GlennEBrooks
02-05-2009, 03:03 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/nvart/315236_1233846228/680bound
(http://assets.cgsociety.org/nvart/315236_1233846228/1024bound)To me, surreal is the unfettered imagination changing elements around us in unexpected ways. This is one such idle moment in the lives of two students sitting in a school library. Their imaginations are separate, and opposing, yet the same. Their boring reality is transformed into the surreal.

I tried to feature landscape as most of the inspirational images did. Other than that, I just painted. I can't afford Photoshop, so I don't know what all that business about ambient occlusion was, but I tried to keep the lighting diffuse. The supplied color palette seemed too vibrant, so I found myself toning it down somewhat to unify things. Everything is painted freehand in Painter. I hope it is well received.

ElChristopho
02-05-2009, 03:34 PM
This is one of the best concepts yet! I love the bookshelves turning into the castles. You did a great job. Ambient occlusion is a rendering technique used in 3d packages.

almagesto
02-05-2009, 04:11 PM
very good concept man! one of the best works till now
good luck

PELENG
02-05-2009, 07:45 PM
Strong idea! Very interesting concept. Good luck!

webwings
02-05-2009, 10:09 PM
I like the table "legs" and the rivers joining.

PerryE
02-06-2009, 11:58 AM
Very creative and beautifully painted! I love how your sky also has the look of the typical ceiling lights.

GlennEBrooks
02-06-2009, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the compliments.

It's great how you get input from all over the world here.
ElChristopho, thanks for the tip. I'll have to try a 3D program so I can at least become familiar with all the terms.

sutefuan
02-07-2009, 01:47 AM
I love the whole picture, but the detail that struck me the most as a really good surreal concept; is the ceiling/sky... Very nice and suttle poetic touch.

tiello
02-07-2009, 07:00 PM
There is a lot going on here, the size doesn’t do it justice. I love the ceiling lights.

Quadart
02-17-2009, 03:29 PM
This is, creatively, my favorite entry so far.

radkrish
02-18-2009, 04:39 AM
Nice concept.. like it.

Cheers.

songjiaru1980jarek
02-19-2009, 02:45 AM
very Nice concept,the idea is very close to yerka ,i like all the details,good luck

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