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10 October 2004, 09:29 AM
Olivier Derouetteau has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.

10 October 2004, 09:39 AM (

Well, it's my first CG Challenge...
First building's the beginning...

10 October 2004, 09:46 AM (

A new building concept...

10 October 2004, 09:57 AM
Cool concepts. I love the idea of the opening on the top of the buildings. Perhaps oriented solar gain on specific hours of the flowers and photosynthesis.

10 October 2004, 10:05 AM
Great stuff olivier - clean, concise and easy-to-read sketches. The architectural style is quite interesting too...I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops...

One thing, can you give a bit of background or context?


Mr. Glass
10 October 2004, 05:58 PM
Those designs are great, nice and clean. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the whole scene.

10 October 2004, 08:10 PM
Very nice sketches! Crisp & clean...i like that. But where do the antennas go when the tops open ? :)

10 October 2004, 08:19 AM
Thx everybody,
Unitstudio>> There 's no background, no context yet, i'm just trying to find interesting design.
It's only 2 concepts sketchs of space cities, but i am not very's not original.
It looks like other cities...

11 November 2004, 12:06 PM (

Here again, some concept sketchs...It's little cartoon design and i like this idea.

11 November 2004, 10:21 AM (

A quick color sketch just to see how the buildings looks...and try some tests of colors.

11 November 2004, 11:10 AM
Nice concepts :thumbsup: love your drawing style.

11 November 2004, 03:02 PM
I love the colors sets.
Maybe a little more of dynamism in the layout and a little bit more of "SCIFI" items would be nice!

Keep on drawing the "old fashion" space opera style!

Good luck my friend for the contest

11 November 2004, 03:24 PM
Yes Mr Starbuck, a little bit of dynasmism should be better...and find other compositions too, I think :)
Thx my friend

11 November 2004, 03:49 PM (

hello everybody,
Here a new "speed compo".I am testing other colors and small spaceships.Perhaps it should be to add a big spaceship in the background...

11 November 2004, 05:45 PM
First Concept- I like the blue tone in this a lot, and the overall piece seems more interesting. However, I do think that the large building on the left (the one right in front) feels odd- if you go with this, you might want to make that a group of smaller buildings, or something else entirely.

Second Concept- While I preferred the blue tone, the yellow hues in this are just fine as well, and its actually more detailed. My only gripe is that the other concept somehow seems more grand, perhaps due to the size of the ships (and the number of them)

Anyway, I'll keep an eye out for more progress.

11 November 2004, 06:49 PM
Re: color sketch
Very nice sketch. The bright band of gas under the middle two ships is taking away from the piece's depth a little though.

The 'new composition' is nice too, but doesn't feel as grand as the 'colour sketch'.

11 November 2004, 08:45 PM
the second concept is best and most fitting by far, but i just can;t see anything TRULY epic:shrug: ...looks nice but still needs a few more elements for drama

11 November 2004, 12:31 AM
ilove2d - I'm really liking those black and white concept sheets you did. Both of your colour pieces show a lot of promise, but there's nothing really to guage a sense of scale. If you're going to stick with smooth forms, and there's not reason you shouldn't, perhaps you need some humans in there somehow? That blue sketch is lovely, something very classic SF about it, but the yellow one, it looks good but it's like someone's spaceship spotting rather than an epic event unfolding. Good use of colour, mind. Keep 'em coming! :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 12:42 PM
Very unique styling and nice use of colours. Like the tonal values used in the blue concept. It gives a sense mystical sci-fi mood. Maybe off aligning one of the ships would look better, at the moment it seems as though both ships are placed in there just to fit the image area. The yellow version looks like they are on a mission, its got movement. Love to see more of it.

12 December 2004, 08:18 PM
Hi everybody,
Thx for your comments...
Speaky>> yes I'am agree, some humans should be interesting and I'am not satisfied by the two compositions...
giza-di>> it looks nice , yes ... and there is nothing truly epic; that's right.

Well, I think it should be better to find a composition with humans and a really epic scene...
I would like keep this Idea of "bubble space cities"...

Thx again for all comments

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