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Old 07 July 2006   #1
Atlantis : Moy Shin Hung : The Forgotten

I know this is very late. I just know about the competition yesterday, time is short and I've got an exam coming up.. I really hope I can complete this in time.

The backdrop for this concept is an incomplete underwater photo-manipulation that I did awhile ago. I thought it fits. The first thing I do is try to sketch out the ruins. I find the architecture from the buildings from http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/arcana/1106 very inspiring and helpful, even though the culture might be different.

I was wondering, the current sketch spots a very vibrant blue which is common in my usual fantasy painting and whether I should resort to a darker, more saturated palette instead.
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Old 07 July 2006   #2
Update

Added some more detail!
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Old 07 July 2006   #3
Good luck to you,man it looks great. I´ll watch to your progress
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Old 07 July 2006   #4
the mood of this sketch is great. keep it up.
 
Old 07 July 2006   #5
yeah, i agree - mood and depth are just gr8!!
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Old 07 July 2006   #6
wow this is great! the composition, concept, mood etc, great depth feeling , good luck !
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Old 07 July 2006   #7
Update

GonzaloGolpe, Inlakechh, Mpavel, jamesvfx: Thanks for the dose of encouragements! I need it.

I feel sorry for not replying sooner. Been busy with midterm the last 2 days. Today, I am able to dig a few hours into this.

Updates:
- finalizing the sketch on some portions
- trying to get the right color and contrast (while keep reminding myself not to overpaint and ended up too unreal )

I will constantly experimenting with the color. I think the foreground looks quite painterly.
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Old 08 August 2006   #8
Oh no, I've got less than 18 hours to go, if the deadline goes by the East Coast time (can anyone comfirm this for me?). Been spending the last 2 days adding as much detail as possible. I'm so spent now.

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Old 08 August 2006   #9
wow ! so fast and so great ! congrats ! good luck
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Old 08 August 2006   #10
I like yor final. Good luck!
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Old 08 August 2006   #11
Oh no, it's not done yet.. >< Need to clean up the upper middle, right-most and the nearest rock.
 
Old 08 August 2006   #12
Come on,man, you can! It´s looking great. I send you extra-energy to finish your work,hehe
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Old 08 August 2006   #13
too late for fixing ) But don`t worry! Your work is realy coooool!!! I like the compozition, colours, mood!


I wish you good luck!
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Old 08 August 2006   #14
great entry ... the only thing I don't like is the bright light on the rocks ... could be ice.
Good luck to you.
 
Old 08 August 2006   #15
Awesome composition and depth. Very cool concept on the perspective.

Wishing I could see this with more photo and textures though.
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