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04 April 2008, 11:20 PM
Eddie Smith is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept / pre-visualization: Liberation (

05 May 2008, 10:26 AM (

This is a background color comp in Photoshop that is to serve as a scene taking place at an intersection in Fallujiah Iraq. The idea is that in the middle of an insurgent attack on a coalition checkpoint, aliens landed and interfered with all human conflict and put a stop to all wars starting with this one. The aliens cannot be seen in the painting but their presence will be felt throught the reaction to all the human beings (Iraqi, American, Soldiers, Insurgents, Civilians) who are awe struck as their weapons and their pain are taken from them by a highly evolved alien entity. I wanted this painting to have a "story" element to it that was evident in one look at this piece. Right now, this is just a light rough background with little detail and no subjects.

05 May 2008, 10:33 AM (

In this comp, the human subjects are being painted into the scene via layer. The shadows will be painted later. I haven't flushed out the background yet because I want to get the composition right with the placement of the human characters then only work the background that is visible. No need in doing unnecessary work fully painting a background that is 35 percent visible. All of the humans are looking in the same direction up in the sky. The wounded soldier is healed. I haven't yet painted the energy beams that fused his severed limbs back on. The bombed out humvee isn't painted in the background yet, niether have the weapons of every combatant floating into the sky away from them. Everyone is amazed. Note the thankful little girl in the front raising a flower to the extra terrestrials who obviously care about us more than we do.

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