The Shadow of the Sun, Alex Ries (2D)

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Old 06 June 2007   #1
The Shadow of the Sun, Alex Ries (2D)

Title: The Shadow of the Sun
Name: Alex Ries
Country: Australia
Software: Photoshop

Life forms evolved for a microgravity world.

Two sentients shepherd a trio of flying life forms, who have angled their bodies towards the 'sun' for warmth. Large black packs are bound to their bodies, filled with water which can be hard to come by.

In the far distance the forms of vast structures fill the sky.

No sentient living here has yet discovered their true nature.

Painted in Photoshop over about a week, it was a lot of fun.

Old 06 June 2007   #2
Very very very beautifull illustration, i like so much color and i feel good to look it.
5 stars
Old 06 June 2007   #3
Awesome! 5 stars
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Old 06 June 2007   #4
Beauty! The color, lighting, concept and composition are great. I feel as though I'm up there with them. The markings on the creatures work well too. They look well suited ( pardon the pun )to their enviroment.
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Old 06 June 2007   #5
Thumbs up Very Nice :)

VERY NICE awesome picture

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Old 06 June 2007   #6
Thumbs up

Beautiful painting! The color and lighting is wonderful!
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Old 06 June 2007   #7
same 5 stars, finally something creative, a pure concept

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Old 06 June 2007   #8
awesome! beautiful and unusual forms.
Old 06 June 2007   #9
Very nice!

Very nice! I like the design and it has a really nice mood to it!
Old 06 June 2007   #10
I like the concept, nice illustration!
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Old 06 June 2007   #11
Brilliant lightning! Beautiful forms.
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Old 06 June 2007   #12
VERy nice concept, Awesome
perfect collor palette.
Old 06 June 2007   #13
Nice image. Very cool.
Old 06 June 2007   #14
How wonderfully original and beautiful. I love your creature designs (I prefer the ones with the long tails, but they're both gorgeous). This is a truly immersive environment you've created. We get such an authentic feeling of floating in this atmosphere, watching these peaceful leviathans float by. The little bioluminescent details you've added to their skin is also a fantastic touch. Great, great work. I'll enjoy this one for a long time.
Old 06 June 2007   #15
Very cool. Love the movement of the left foreground criature. 5 stars!
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