Eon (Illustration) Entry: Alwyn Talbot


rawwad> hey thanks man, and good luck to you !

I seem to have lost my focus on this one, not sure if i’ll be starting again form scratch… maybe i should push on see if starts to work :confused:


been away for a little while, little bit of progres. Still not sure how it going. Don’t think i’ll be able to tell till a few more elements go in…


little bit more in, still not sure if i’m gong to re start the whole thing :confused:


i wouldnt start from the scratch, its a very cool piece - even greg bear himself liked your work, and that is something, isnt it? ok, as for coloring tests, you might do what i done, i take t you still have the outlines so this should be done fast. make 3 or so versions, very small in scale like 300x400 or so, to test different values. also, thumbnails force you to work on an allover image, not taking care of too many details, and a 3rd and important plus, you cn work very fast and try things without messing anythig up on your mainpiece. drafts/thumbnails are great to find a new focus, and sometimes by just watchng it, there’s another neat effect, you can see thngs in things you havent even seen before :slight_smile:
hope you wont drop it cuz its a great work, simply try on thumbs what you could change and then, when having an idea of the new direction, move to it focussed and work towards the decieded way.
keep on rocking mate, your piece is great. dont kick it that would be a shame.
cheers :beer::buttrock::wip:


Thanks dude, REALLY helpfull as allways. Your absolutely right - Ive been playing with the details and woundering why the overall image wasn’t happening for me.
I’ll crack on! :slight_smile:
Nice one mate,


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.

: 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.

Very Detailed Vehicle showed prominently

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.

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

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

Parties gathered at gate opening

Radu Bogdan Boeru


Phillip Buchanan

: 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

: 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.

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

: detailed explanatory tutorials

sacha angel

matt benya


I agree with Sasha about trying different values. Also make some composition correction and will be much better… for an exaple try to move mans face more to the left, so the girl wouldnt cut his eye off, bring something more to the left side where that blast is at the moment (its to unbalanced right now… add some space dust and smaller elements there) and play with colors a bit. I think it would be a shame to left this design and start once again from a scratch. But thats just my opinion. Good work so far!


Nice progress, looking forward to seeing more!


NinjaA55N > hiya mate, and big thanks for the tips your absolutely right. got to really make some progress now if i’m going to finish, not sure how likely it is !! :confused: My p.c. died on me just before the Christmas holiday so spent the whole time unable to work on it… i’ll try you and the Angel’s suggestions , thanks!!

cLos71 > cheers dude! i’m back at work now so can use my p.c. here!

good luck everyone…


moved some of the elements around a little , fiddled with the colour balance… still a long ways to go !


made a bit of progres today, if i work at it like a nutter there might be the smallest chance of finishing it :confused:



played some more with the colour balance, couple more details in… think it’s finally starting to work…


Very nice ideas!! i must say i do love the ‘eon’ text!! good luck with the final!! :slight_smile:

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thanks mate, i think i’m finally getting in to it.

better late than never i suppose !! :slight_smile:


getting there now i think… could do with some feedback though :confused:


just working in to the details…
the end is in sight, i think…


just working in to the details…
the end is in sight, i think…


i think i may leave it at this.


very cool work dude! i really dig the metallic look for the text! :eek: plus lighting! :eek:

no crits from my end …

wishing u da best mate! :thumbsup:


Oh yes! Very good indeed :thumbsup:

Strong, dramatic colors and lighting. I like it.