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Old 04 April 2008   #1
Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Leon Chu

Leon Chu is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Image: The Altar of Transcendence
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Old 04 April 2008   #2
Concept / pre-visualization: background



Started out with alien landscape painting while I conceive the story and elements to place in the foreground.
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Old 04 April 2008   #3
Concept / pre-visualization: composition



Expand the canvas size and added foreground subjects to previous landscape. The red spots on lower right, resembles blood or lava, inspired me to this new composition - some sort of virgin sacrifice/ offering to alien god/creature.
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Old 05 May 2008   #4
Work In Progress: coloring



Added basic coloring, details, and the alien drone.
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Old 05 May 2008   #5
Work In Progress: cocoon



Added more details and coloring.
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Old 05 May 2008   #6
Work In Progress: Alien Mother Ship



Added more details to the background.
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Old 05 May 2008   #7
Very nice!
 
Old 05 May 2008   #8
Work In Progress: layout change



Rearranged the layout so the focal point is on the platform and the alien drone picking up the goods.
Need to fill in the background lava flow with this change.
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Old 05 May 2008   #9
Final Image: The Altar of Transcendence



In the far distant future, in a world ravaged by disaster and famine,
A wise man dress in dark cloak preaching salvation to remaining tribal bands of surviver. With promise of a better worlds beyond and demonstration of magical powers, organized the masses to build multiple stairways to heavens.- a towering altar where where the chosen will be uplifted to the clouds and transformed into angelic being. The selected are encased in cocoon like capsules, sedated, and hoisted to the alter to be transcend.

The changing atmosphere, eruption, accompanied by swirling clouds signaling the arrival of the Great One - mammoth organic spaceship descends from the cloud. Deploying hundreds of larvae like floating drones. Attracted and guided by specially encoded patterns of dotted lights, They locate and grab hold of the silver tub, snatch and merged with the body inside.

They are the galactic parasitic life form looking for hosts. By process of absorption, metamorphosis, and adaptation. Evolved intelligence and physical prowess to ensure the mutual survival of both species.
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Old 05 May 2008   #10
A strange entry indeed. In a good way.
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