View Full Version : Prisoner Of Ice, Martin Lisec (3D)

09 September 2003, 12:47 PM (

Hi guys, here is my last work. Yesterday I have started to work on the "man in the bottle" - picture for CG challenge - The Sideshow - but now its little different - closer to my style. I mean the rules of this chellenge are too strict - there is no space for ideas. Its just my opinion. I hope you enjoy this picture.

Martin Lisec

Photoshop 5.5, 8 hours

<edited by Tito: Image replaced with one hosted on CGNetworks gallery to prevent dead links.>

09 September 2003, 01:27 PM
Amazing! Quite nice "erm... erm... something ... in the bottle". :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 02:23 PM

09 September 2003, 03:30 PM
Are you working only with photoshop?

09 September 2003, 08:47 AM
are u saying this is fully 2d???...:surprised


09 September 2003, 11:33 AM
Looks like 3d.
Did u use any photo reference?
Very nice mood and realism

09 September 2003, 11:43 AM
Wow ... that is really cool ..... how u make it ? :surprised

09 September 2003, 11:51 AM
Thats nutty dude.. I totaly thought that was 3d.
You gotta post your ref if you used one... PlZ!

09 September 2003, 11:53 AM
Very cool, great skills so I hope you don't mind the crit: if the jar is full of ice, you shouldn't be able to see the creature inside in that way, because the ice would distort the view (index of refraction stuff).. or is it just an ice cap on an empty jar?

09 September 2003, 12:05 PM
Holy... :eek:
I do enjoy this picture, thanks.
How did you do this!?

09 September 2003, 12:28 PM
:applause: :applause: :applause:
Wonderful ! It's only 2d you say ?

09 September 2003, 12:39 PM
Please share how you made the cirkels in the image fit the "camara" angle ?? looks really nice and real :beer:

09 September 2003, 01:08 PM
Holy Cow
Goood work
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 01:44 PM
wow for photoshop, the level of detail is astounding, even if it was built ina 3d program, it still lovely.

i love the ice or what appears to be ice, covering the top, even the steam or w/e you call it rising from the top

its amazing how you did get the detail of the refraction or caustics (not sure which, or both, if attempted), i'd love to read or see any descriptions on how you made this.

Goodwork, keep it up

09 September 2003, 01:46 PM
Whats that in the bottle?
Wrom from the Agents?? :applause:

09 September 2003, 02:01 PM
Great work of art!

This may be the creepiest thing I've ever saw here... I don't know why, but the cold tuch of your picture can reach me through the glass of my monitor...

Perspective is a bit too above the whole thing. But it sure makes it even more misty... (And the glow is off a bit too. Not what you would expect in reality, kinda idealistic.)

Like it a lot!

- A.

09 September 2003, 02:36 PM
i wonder what's inside :rolleyes:

09 September 2003, 02:47 PM
I agree with the 3D thing... one of the most photorealistic things I've ever seen coming from PS only.

Superb work / idea ...NOW LET'S SEE SOME WIRES !!! :p


09 September 2003, 03:15 PM
yeah the most 3dlistic 2d i've ever seen...

09 September 2003, 03:39 PM
I don't really understand what is happening in the pic, but it looks neat regardless. If I had to guess, Id say it is a rat that desperately needs his nails trimmed.

Dustin Brown

09 September 2003, 03:44 PM
I love this so much. There is really no room for critique.

It's one of those artworks that you look and and think "wish I had thought of that" Even then, I couldn't have pulled it off.

Great work, one of my favorites.

09 September 2003, 03:59 PM
w0w, that's is very good!! :beer:

09 September 2003, 04:06 PM
wow, u took less that a day to finish this! u're a respested artist! welldone!:buttrock:

09 September 2003, 05:07 PM
beautifully captured :D

09 September 2003, 05:34 PM
Nicely done. My critique is that although the surface of the jar has ice that is opaue the sides (which I would expect are showing a fozen interior) are transparent. I would expect some more blurring of the interior than you have displayed.

One last did you get Wolverine in the jar?

09 September 2003, 06:20 PM
wow! i thought it was rendered! :eek:

09 September 2003, 06:35 PM
Hi thats nice work, I like the idea too.:love:

09 September 2003, 06:46 PM
the specular on the ice needs to be revisited methinks -- it's too similar to the glass -- also consider ruffing up the edges of the glass AND the ice -- dusting the ice or adding some history TO the ice suchas melting and refreezing, etc

overall you've handled this subject quite nicely ...

re: challenge rules too strict :
guidelines are always good practice for working with clients - at least that's how I look at having to follow rules / client requests.


nathan 3d
09 September 2003, 06:48 PM
Wow great stuff!

What render do you use? Vray, Brazil, Mentalray? Those are some nice causticks! :)

Thats some amazing 2d!

09 September 2003, 06:53 PM
All 2D? If so, then that's very well executed! And you say you did this in Photoshop; that's an inspiring thought.
-Nice work! :beer:

09 September 2003, 07:03 PM
So i look at this, and im like, "Why is this on the front page? Its nice and all, but not cgtalk nice."

Then i realise thats no Lightwave, or Maya, or XSI, ITS PHOTOSHOP! And i think "HOLLY SHIT THATS NICE WORK!"

gj man

09 September 2003, 07:25 PM
I think the work is amazing.

The one thing missing for me is some kind of liquid touch. A frozen glass of ice should have either frost on the exterior of the glass, or condensation. Add a little bit to the jar in either frost or condensation and I think this would be more than amazing. :)

Good Job

09 September 2003, 12:53 AM
OMG, no 3d app are you crazy or what. I have a new love you you elite photoshop artist. great work.

09 September 2003, 03:45 AM
hey man, it's awesome man, great work.......mind to share more about the process?

09 September 2003, 04:26 AM
quite amazing for 2D....hell even if it was 3D Id still say amazing...well done!!

09 September 2003, 05:00 AM
Is what ever's in there frozen? Creepy... looks cold.

09 September 2003, 05:02 AM
Extraordinaire !!!

Excelent composition ... i havent seen Photoshop skills like that this year !!


09 September 2003, 06:06 AM
Fanstatic, i m wonder how u do that....hehe:applause:

Moo 4.5
09 September 2003, 06:43 AM
At first i didn't read any text. He i am thinking "this must of taken a long time to render" :wip: :wip:

Nearly fell out of my chair when i finally found out it was 3d lol!:eek: :eek:

Very nice work. It would of been better if it was in some kind of environment, to get a sence of scale and a story behind the creature. Any way its very cool and i hope you post some more pictures in the future

09 September 2003, 08:33 AM
Hi everybody, thanks for your critiques.

*yes, its fully 2D - photoshop:)
*now i work on my new webpage and short "photoshop" comix and short flash adventure.

See you later...
Martin Lisec

09 September 2003, 08:44 AM
Hi there, Great work!

But how did you create those beatifull curves? interesting and mysterious piece of art...:thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 09:05 AM

09 September 2003, 03:36 PM
Amazing work! :eek:

09 September 2003, 08:43 PM
thats pretty cool. excellent PS work

10 October 2003, 05:10 PM
Great work on making it look so 3d. How did u accomplish this? Where there any other software used?:cool:

10 October 2003, 11:38 AM
Very... "chilling" ;) great image, love the composition and the mystery. Still can't believe it's 2D every since I plugged it, you have some serious skills. Keep it up

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10 October 2003, 10:30 AM
So..this is absolutely super!


10 October 2003, 10:55 AM's.........inconceivability... :surprised

10 October 2003, 07:46 AM
Very interesting work here. :)

07 July 2004, 02:48 PM
NIceeee work!

07 July 2004, 01:01 AM
just one question, how massive is the original, since (im guessing) due to resizing, its got that "aliased" look to the inner edge of the jar that often comes with, how big was it? :drool:

07 July 2004, 12:53 PM
you can say to me as ace I throw the texture of the ice?, good work

07 July 2004, 02:36 AM
Hah, I actually saved it into my 3d pictures collection, then I start reading everyone's comments and realize you only mentioned photoshop. Brilliant. I'd like to see some WIP pictures or maybe a tutorial from you.

03 March 2005, 02:39 PM
Why is this beauty in the 3D CG Choice Gallery? It being only made in Photoshop should belong in the 2D Gallery!?

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