Eon (Illustration) Entry: Alexandra Ciolac


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It’s a concept for the scene, where Patricia and other guests of the Axes City passing the gate to the Frant world. Patricia is moved by the beauty she sees, and she cryed. Here Lanier is catching her teardrops with the archaic handcherchief he got from Olmy.


I liked that part of the book also


Side by Side comparisons So that you know who is doing

what in the illustration category of the eon challenge only.

Classifier followed by artists.Some artists appear in more than one category because of their art is


: Strong/Beautiful Foreground Potraits with EON elements in the background.

Movie Posters theme.

Characters in dramatic poses.

Characters have detailed skin,muscle and skeletal structures.Characters may wear detailed armor.

Very Detailed Vehicle showed prominently together with characters.The Focus is Character.

Alexandra Ciolac

Samuel Burton

Mathieu Didier

Juan Díez

Kari Salmi

Andrey Akulov

Lei Jin

Albert Feliu

Damir G. Martin

Niels-Ullé Walther

Mathias Verhasselt(Forum Leader)

Tan Guang Yu

Simon Bull

Michael See(Based on Sacha Word Of Mouth)

Justin Kellis

Da Feng

Giuliano Brocani

Roderic Rodriguez

Marek Okon

Edward Cicka

Tuan Nguyen

Linda Luksic(Based on Sacha Word Of Mouth)

Linda Smith

William Leafe

Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan

Marco Alejandro Castelan Morales

John Streider

Radu Bogdan Boeru

Tiberius Viris

Sacha angel diener

Niklas Frostgard

Michael van den bosch

sandra bott

michael dashow

nabil hamadi

alwyn talbot

timur kiryashov

damir g martin

Nathan L Bachelder

Daniel lu visi

Maurizio Manzieri

dale thomas

ego lataire

rune rask

guo jian

hugo araujo

: massive architectures,detailed cityscapes,plasma tubes,huge eon elements viewed in the distance in the style of grand space opera with miniscule,faceless,diminutive men ,women and all terrain machines reacting and responding to the environment.Archictectural elements include buildings,pylons,aqueducts,railways station,arches and airports as well as roads.The Focus is Architecture.Huge Explosions may be present.

danny Silverstonecis

Kazimierz Fit

Lowell Aromin

Mike Moir

Ernest Burden

Lamair Nash

Marty Jones

Raul Heib

Elena Fitts

Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe(Inspirational Art)

Claire O’Brien

Sean J

Tibor Beďatš

Michael Merrill

Michael Krenzin


James Nelms

mihai liviu

nabil hamadi

Bjorn Norberg

Tian Yanbing

David Wolstenholme

Ales Marcik

Renee Bailey

Krystian Polak

Jean-Sébastien Guillemette

Tuan Nguyen

Jesse Speak

Timur Kiryashov

Mark Goldsworthy

Roman Bernhard Eppstein

Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan

Tiberius Virius

remko troost

tolgahan gungor

torsten wolber

nathaniel west

ramy badie

bryce smith

martin nielsen

emrah elmasli

mauricio alvarado kladt

prabath wijayantha

maciej frolow

nilesh ambekar

constantinos krystallis

greg kaperski

adrian fekete


marcin j. nikiforuk

james nelms

maurizio manzieri

jarek sznytzer

Derek wilson

Nazirull Safry Paijo

Daniel justin bird

dale thomas

erik linden

rune rask

david freeman

ori arad

markus graf

ali jalali

raffy encarnacion

alex kelly

jennifer Kathleen Phillips

: air ,sea atmosperics featuring natural elements of islands,skies blend into a grand sense of scale.Includes Tree elements.Gaia oriented.Mountain views and Spectacular chamber vistas. Sky atmospherics.Rivers curve and bend and disappear in the distance.Organic and Crystalline Inorganic natural forms.Terrain

and Environment is the Focus and site of adventure.Open Pit Mines abound.Mining Machinery act as props.

Michal Matczak

Kerti Alev

sean counley

Mark Cripps

Jeff Zugale

Thomas Ingham

Tan Guang Yu

Ric Brehm

lei huang

adrian baluta

gonzalo golpe

gunilla elam

jonathan colvin

guo jian

oscar jostedt

brian Slayton

yann tisseron

yaroslav kravchenko

dusten s. sonnon

: party scene with the character interacting and gossiping

Social Parties gathered at gate opening or onboard a ship or library viewing.

Radu Bogdan Boeru


Phillip Buchanan

christian paterson

Alex Kelly

Martin Dolejs

: wonderful sense of humor even black humor and caricature

Torsten Wolber

per trystad

mark david

: action packed conflict with eon elements in the backdrop and lots of machines,ships,cities and soldiers.battlefield atmospherics

Andrzej Rudz

thierry schiel

paul hume

Karel Fourie

: entire cities,planetary bodies,asteroids,weather systems,gates,singularities,flawships and space vehicles in awe inspiring perspectives with large scale explosions.Ships have beautiful designs.Space/Aerospace Atmospherics.The Focus is on Flight.Very Detailed Flight Vehicle showed prominently with Pilots dressed for flight.

Ricky Cox

Viktor Nering


John Cahoon

Kirt Stanke

Mona Eriksson

Emil Petrinic

Bjorn Norberg

Will Brown

Michael Burburan

Phillip Buchanan

Dmitri G Michniouk

Mark Alford

sacha angel

neville de souza

prabath wijayantha

greg kaperski

mona eriksson

attilla kurt

vladimir davidenko

paul b castillo

juha kamarainen

mauricio alvarado kladt

joel carlo

shawn andrews

matt benya

Derek Wilson

blaz porenta

oscar jostedt

pavel elagin

yann tisseron

blaz porenta

Fabio Oscar Corica

: detailed explanatory tutorials

sacha angel

matt benya


Finally I got a little time for this :slight_smile:
This is my 3d concept. Things look a little flat at the moment because there are no lights or textures or depth of field. Characters are just a couple of dummies I am using to work on my poses and composition. Because I am short on time I am not going to use my time to model full characters, instead I am going to model only parts that’s visible and later replace the dummies. So for this entry I am mostly concerned with the poses.


Hi Musi,

Are you doing the part where they are inside Olmys ship? I like the weightlessnes in your scence as they are overlooking the horizon. As you said , there are no textures in yet, so it does look flat, but I’m sure you’ll do a great job at bringing them to life.

Whos the bold character? Will that be Patricia?

PS: Thank you for helping me with the name translation :slight_smile: I took russian for 1 year when I used to live in Poland, but I completely forgot it by now. Thanks again and I will be checking in on you soon, so get us some updates. Best of luck to you.


Hi Terro,

Yes, it’s that part, just before they pass to the frant world. And the bold character is Patricia :slight_smile: . But all of the things you see now are going to be replaced. Charecters are free models I got from 3D World mag, rigged and skinned very quickly (I have a rigging script I made for another project).

I am just out of the crunch time at work, very limited on time, so I have to use it properly.

And you are welcom:)



This POV is interesting…draws you into the picture and story.


Thanks webwings,

That’s something I intended - to tell a story, to show an emotional moment, a snapshot of life, a human connection between two people.
So here are two “ordinary” (as they think) people on the background of the future they are about to create, on the doorstep of the alien world.
After all, it is a story of individuals developing on the background of all human-universe history.

That’s the idea, let’s see if I will have enougth skill (and time) to realise it :slight_smile: .



Description of Garry from the book:
"Tall, with close-cut dense black hair, Lanier resembled a pale-skinned Amerindian, though he had no indian blood. …eyes reassuering - gently scrutinizing, the eyes of a man used to seeng across great distances. " (page 1)
"…dark eyes, underscored by fatigue lines…) (page 30)
That’s all I could find. So I see him like this. This is only the model - shading, texturing and hair on the way.
Any comments are very welcome.


Very nice modeling job Alexandra, he looks very convincing from the front view , even without hair and textures. The side/profile view also looks great but not as powerfull. Can;t wait to see him lit up with all the textures , bumps and hair :slight_smile:

Keep up the great work!


seems very detailed, the muscles, the skin, but dont forget he is also handsome, every girl in his crew have liked him (at least Farley and Patricia did), maybe he could be more vigorous or fat because hes about his 40`s, good luck!!


nice facemodel, it looks very like lanier, keep work:D


Thanks for comments, good people!

Terro, you are right about his profile, I will work on it more.

bandro, don’t you think he is handsome :)? (that’s a joke). I made him skinny because he is “stoned” and very tired, I guess he lost some weight because of that. But you are right, may be he looks a little too young, I will work on getting him closer to 40`s look.

bandro, thanks for “looks very like lanier”, I will try keeping that feeling.



Hi Sasha

Thanks for your email. You wanted sone comments.
I like the face, but the top of the head is to small. You can see if i front view. The center of the face goes through the eyes.
There is one more comment to the side view: he looks a bit angry. You might want to move the mouth a bit back and round it. The same goes for the eyes.
The ear looks very big. There is a invensible line from the top of the ear that goes to the corner af the eye. And it seems that the ear is crossing that.

Love the neck. I can see you put in the edges Steeven Staalberg told us. From the jaw and down.

Keep coing Sasha, I will be watching

Marie Louise


Hi Marie Louise,

Thanks for passing by, I appreciate your comments!
Yep, I can see now what you mean, specially with the ear and center of the head. That’s your drawing classes that talking now - one more prove of importace of life drawing :).

He is not engry, but very tired and trying to keep himself together. Because he is not for animation, I am not building him with default face but putting in emotion from the very start. There going to be more emotion going on, when he will be in the scene and properly posed.

And yes, that’s Steven Stahlberg lessons I am using here - all credits to him!



Hi Alexandra,

Except for the close-cut dense black hair, I think the rest of the facial features (your Gary model) are very faithful to what the book described him. …good luck!:thumbsup:


[thread=415081]my EON entry[/thread]


Here is reworked Garry, and how he will be posed in the scene. Now it’s texturing and shading time.
Next week I am giong to get Patricia to the same level where Garry is now, finalize their poses and start adding detail.


Thanks Raffy,

I hope you will like my reworking of Garry’s face :).



Your concept is good, but point of view is just FANTASTIC. Goodluck!