The Shadow of the Sun, Alex Ries (2D)

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  06 June 2007
The Shadow of the Sun, Alex Ries (2D)

Title: The Shadow of the Sun
Name: Alex Ries
Country: Australia
Software: Photoshop

Life forms evolved for a microgravity world.

Two sentients shepherd a trio of flying life forms, who have angled their bodies towards the 'sun' for warmth. Large black packs are bound to their bodies, filled with water which can be hard to come by.

In the far distance the forms of vast structures fill the sky.

No sentient living here has yet discovered their true nature.

Painted in Photoshop over about a week, it was a lot of fun.

  06 June 2007
Very very very beautifull illustration, i like so much color and i feel good to look it.
5 stars
  06 June 2007
Awesome! 5 stars
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  06 June 2007
Beauty! The color, lighting, concept and composition are great. I feel as though I'm up there with them. The markings on the creatures work well too. They look well suited ( pardon the pun )to their enviroment.
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  06 June 2007
Thumbs up Very Nice :)

VERY NICE awesome picture

Greetings from Argentina

  06 June 2007
Thumbs up

Beautiful painting! The color and lighting is wonderful!
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  06 June 2007
same 5 stars, finally something creative, a pure concept

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  06 June 2007
awesome! beautiful and unusual forms.
  06 June 2007
Very nice!

Very nice! I like the design and it has a really nice mood to it!
  06 June 2007
I like the concept, nice illustration!
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  06 June 2007
Brilliant lightning! Beautiful forms.
Stina Wiik
  06 June 2007
VERy nice concept, Awesome
perfect collor palette.
  06 June 2007
Nice image. Very cool.
  06 June 2007
How wonderfully original and beautiful. I love your creature designs (I prefer the ones with the long tails, but they're both gorgeous). This is a truly immersive environment you've created. We get such an authentic feeling of floating in this atmosphere, watching these peaceful leviathans float by. The little bioluminescent details you've added to their skin is also a fantastic touch. Great, great work. I'll enjoy this one for a long time.
  06 June 2007
Very cool. Love the movement of the left foreground criature. 5 stars!
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