Infinite OZ - opening scene, Philip Straub (2D)

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Old 12 December 2007   #1
Infinite OZ - opening scene, Philip Straub (2D)

Title: Infinite OZ - opening scene
Name: Philip Straub
Country: USA
Software: Painter, Photoshop

Since the Sci-Fi miniseries, "The Infinite OZ" begins tonight, I thought it might be timely for me to post this scene. This is the opening sequence for the Infinite OZ "zoomable experience" promo piece coordinated by B-reel. It included something like 12 superb artists from all over the world.
It was uniquely challenging since each painting had to zoom in and out of the next and the focal point had to be dead center on the canvas. Anyone thats read my tutorials on composition knows- this is a big NO NO. Still, solving this visual problem was challenging and fun. The other big issue to overcome, as with any matte, is the resolution- this one was over 10,000 pixels on it largest side.
Anyway- I hope you enjoy:)

Philip Straub

Art Director Big Fish Games
Owner Unity Entertainment
Old 12 December 2007   #2
Thumbs up

I got shocked when i open your Fantastic website and see Wonderful illustration!
It's my best experience! Cheers for all artists!Thanks for all of you to get us all these!
(sorry for my poor English)
Old 12 December 2007   #3
Beautiful piece you did there Philip .
I discovered your work and the eight other illustrators through It's Art Magazine
A wonderful Experience And 5* of course .
" Anch'io son' pittore "

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Old 12 December 2007   #4
Wonderful image Philip. I love the colors and ilumination. Incredible.
Old 12 December 2007   #5
Congratulations! That is very beautiful work.


Old 12 December 2007   #6
Hey Phil - great to see it up here man! Such a beautiful, evocative image - and a gorgeous way to start the zoom. It was a heady process, eh? 2 images 10240px wide. Yikes.

Hope you're well, and not having too many recurring nightmares about detailing that Kali scene



PS For anyone who hasn't seen it, the zoom is up at
A Daily Forest
Old 12 December 2007   #7
Thumbs up

I never grow tired of this one. Great to see it get posted.
Rudolf Herczog
Digital Artist & Freelancer
Old 12 December 2007   #8
Thumbs up

I never grow tired of this one. Great to see it posted.
Rudolf Herczog
Digital Artist & Freelancer
Old 12 December 2007   #9
Lush, threatening and beautiful! Nice work now better take cover!!

Old 12 December 2007   #10
wow, looks really good. really like the small details for the grasses and tree. 5 stars!
Old 12 December 2007   #11
Excellent, 5* no more, no less,haha

Old 12 December 2007   #12
Fantastic work ! It's very beautiful ! colors, light... everything !
5* for me :-)
Old 12 December 2007   #13
I love the light in this, Philip. Yes, since it does bring back memories of when I lived in Kansas, and a desire to reread the series, it succeeds admirably.
Old 12 December 2007   #14

Hey Philip

it was a pleasure to work with you and other guy`s on that project!

I love your works, you know.. And here is very nice work with lights and colours! 5* for sure!!!
: ::: from mind -> to another world ::: :
Old 12 December 2007   #15

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