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Old 02-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Arcady's Epiphany, Christian Hecker (2D)



Title: Arcady's Epiphany
Name: Christian Hecker
Country: Germany
Software: Photoshop, Vue

Inspiration for this came from... I don't know. Could be a mixture of things I saw in videogames and movies... as well as descriptions in books (and no, I haven't seen Burton's Alice yet) =). I was also playing around with Xenodream and its fractals. Its feature to export fractals to a 3d format enables creativity to fiddle around with a lot of ideas. The exported 3d fractals were easy to import into Vue. So I started to setup the scene until the almighty creative spark lit up.

Next stage was Photoshop. Again I used the Multipass options of Vue to render out additional elements to enhance the scene. A lot of work went into making everything fit and creating a nice depth. The original render already worked well but, as usual, I started to enhance the atmosphere part in Photoshop too. The plate pics for the planets were created with Vue as well. I'm not the most awesome space artist but I think the planets do look good enough. I also allowed myself to go for some really strong colours. I really wanted this to be an eyecatching pic, even in thumbnail size. Eventually I got to a point where I was rather pleased with the result.

Vue - Xenodream - Photoshop - 6000px wide

Specifics and Wallpaper: http://v5.tigaer-design.com/?p=1461

Plate: http://projects.tigaer-design.com/arcady/plate1.jpg & http://projects.tigaer-design.com/arcady/plate2.jpg

Detail: http://projects.tigaer-design.com/a...tails4print.jpg

The pic is part of The Luminarium 'Adventure' Exhibit: http://theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.php?id=20
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Really nice! I like the color palette, and the shapes are interesting.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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Really nice! I like the color palette, and the shapes are interesting.


Yeah I really worked on the colors here. Wanted something striking without to overdo it. Think I found a nice balance. Glad you like it
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