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Old 03 March 2005   #1
Lava City, Dylan Cole (2D)

Title: Lava City
Name: Dylan Cole
Country: United States
Software: CINEMA 4D, Photoshop

This is a personal piece that I did. I had painted lava so much in landscapes I wanted to do one with a city. I had a lot of fun doing this one. The building n the left on the foreground was modeled in Cinema 4D and then I got impatient and just textured it in the painting in photoshop. I did this in my free time over a few weeks. Final image was 4096 pixels wide.
I have included a detail and my original sketch.


Dylan Cole
Old 03 March 2005   #2
That is absolutely amazing! Great Job!
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Old 03 March 2005   #3
All I can say is, I'm glad you've got so much free time man! Wow!
Very, very nicely done!

Keep pushin' those pixels!!
Dan Wheaton
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Old 03 March 2005   #4
What can I say ?! These are like a dream ! Tons of details - perfect lighting and texturing. This is some of my dreams to create an amazing city scapes like this. It is mesmerizing...
Old 03 March 2005   #5
Oh to have a wall size mural of this at home. Nice job!!!
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Old 03 March 2005   #6
holy cow, brother. this is stunning. amazing buildings.
Old 03 March 2005   #7
Very nice blend of urban landscape structures. Lighting is fantastic. It's amazing that electrical power is still on while lava is streaming

Fabulous job, congrats,

Old 03 March 2005   #8
wow amazing detail, flawless, wish I had something more to say, but thats all I got
Old 03 March 2005   #9
Well ...what is there to say except that this is an amazing piece....very beautiful work... The Details are ...every where...!
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Old 03 March 2005   #10
No way!
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Old 03 March 2005   #11
Originally Posted by ashakarc: Very nice blend of urban landscape structures. Lighting is fantastic. It's amazing that electrical power is still on while lava is streaming

On the contrary, the lava would make geothermal power a cinch. If this were a regular city being overwhelmed by lava, I doubt anything would remain standing.

Great work, fantastic atmosphere.
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Old 03 March 2005   #12
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One more Great work for CGTalk
I like it a lot the Details and your style
Picture for expose 3 ???
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Old 03 March 2005   #13
U have 12 post ???? and 4 (now5 ) pics in cgchoice gallery 2d ...Nice score...

Old 03 March 2005   #14
Wow... looking into the closeups shows how much detail is in your work. Nice!

The only thing I would like to see is some very slight touches on highlights for the lava. It looks a little murky right now. Here's an example of what I mean:

Still.... unbelievably awesome
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Last edited by Haiasi : 03 March 2005 at 11:29 PM.
Old 03 March 2005   #15
This is one of the most impressive city scenes I have ever seen here at CGTalk.
Bravo !
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