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Old 07-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Far Away From Home, Andrew Averkin (3D)

Title: Far Away From Home
Name: Andrew Averkin
Country: Ukraine
Software: 3ds max, After Effects, Photoshop, VRay

I dedicate this work to my wife. Her parents live very far away in Siberia and to get there she has to travel a long way, the distance is pretty huge. She misses her parents quite a lot because she can't visit them very often. Probably everyone had this feeling when they are far away from home, family, friends and far from the place where you live and from everything that you love and care about. With this picture I've tried to capture those feelings; feelings of missing everything that is important to you. A lonely girl standing in an old train station platform after a rainy day brings these emotions to the mind, yet the morning sunshine brings hope that soon we'll be close to everything that we love.
Old 07-29-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Yes, you trasmitted everything you've mentioned in this artwork. A masterpiece!

congratulations Andrew!

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:43 AM   #3
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WOW! awesome work! depicts the mood very well!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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Great work, I like it! and very nice hires crops on your website.
Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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Again, a great work with railroad as part of the topic! Amazing details!
Old 07-30-2013, 12:34 PM   #6
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Such a beautiful sentiment. You've done a great job of giving the life to this image.
Old 07-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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Awesome realism! And you quite precisely recreate mood you described!
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #8
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Amazing work, totally deserves an award IMO. Overall feel reminds me of Marek Denko's stuff. And a real nice composition.
If I look for anything bad to critique, I can only say the scene is a bit darkish compared to the sky and you over-sharpened it very slightly, but I'm just too much of a perfectionist so..
The story and the emotional aspect are amazing and fit perfectly to the image obviously.
Also, your awesome work deserves more exposure, get yourself out there dude. Good luck
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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Many thanks to all!

Thanks Marcel, I love your train too

The quality of picture is low, because I scale it down and reduced settings for web. But final resolution is 15000x6000.

Here is the link for crops in hires as well as clay render:

Many thanks!
Old 07-31-2013, 02:47 PM   #10
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Amazing details! Love the pavement!
Old 07-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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This is absolutely brilliant! Train stations are very evocative places for me. And your picture, somber yet hopeful at once, captures just that mood. Bittersweet!

Good job, Andrew!
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:31 AM   #12
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I do not honestly think copying someone's style and even a style of presentation will get you far...
Old 08-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #13
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Just because his work reminds you of Marek Denko, it doesn't mean he's copying anything. It's like two people taking a photograph of two different train stations at a similar time of day. Each photograph has it's own story and feeling. Both Marek and Andrew grew up behind the Iron Curtain, so it's normal to see similarities in their work as the environments that inspire them are essentially the same. There is no plagiarism here, so stop witch-hunting and do something productive.
Old 08-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #14
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Yav thanks, you are absolutely righ. Yes, I grew up behind the Iron Curtain.
Slavic countries have many similar things, like in languages, in general look, as well as equipment and machinery. I live in slavic country Ukraine and I was in same Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. There and there I see very similar stuffs. Much productions stopped, abandoned factories, railway stations as well as many other places that haven't been repaired for many years.

But not loking on these facts I'v done this work looking on reality of life and the story behind it is not about trains, demaged railways station or so. It's a story of feeling of my wife first of all and also of people that also miss their parents.

About Marek Art - well, as I said on some of the 3dforum, Marek is one of my favorite and greates artist, I love all his artworks .I've known many talented artist, but the art of Marek very close to my feelings. I grew up on his art and the art of some ather artists like Peter Sanitra , Toni Bratincevic , David Lesperance and other . I am young in 3d in general and I need to grow and grow. So when somebody say that my work close to Marek art - it's very big complement for me. I know he loves trains as me as well as another good friend of mine Marcel Haladej who also loves trains. I think many people loves same stuff. Somebody loves cars, archviz, character and creature modeling, environment and so on, so it's a choice of each. So if you do somthing that exists in the real world, that does not mean that you copy someone else especially when it comes to feelings.

Many thanks!
Old 08-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
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Amazing work !!

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