Eon (Illustration) Entry: David Wolstenholme


This is my first competition entry, and so of course this is just the concept of my idea.

I havent read the book so I have taken my inspiration from the forums, the web and the inspiration page.

Any pointers of anything that is missing or that is important would be appreciated.


This is the modelling so far, Ive obviously got to model the buildings that hang from the top of the chamber. Any pointers would really help. Along with anything to improve the accuracy.

Crits and commments would be appreciated.


Its looking good, Im thinking of joining in on this comp too. I like your modelling so far!
And I keep checking your status of work!

Really though it is looking good.


I love the point of view and models are wonderful - keep up the great work mate :thumbsup:


hey dude! love the details in ur concept man! :eek:

the camera angle is pretty good too!

cant wait to c da final draw!

cheers! :beer: n good luck dude! :thumbsup:



Might be wrong here…and having left my book on a plane sometime in the last two weeks…but the book says something along the lines of…massive structures that look like upright chandeliers…a view which is reinforced by the buildings above Patricia’s head seen through two atmospheres…or something like that. My impression (right or wrong) is that these massive structures can be seen due to their size (4km high) and Patricia is close to the axis when she views it. SO when she looks up she is seeing these same structures from another perspective - thus they appear to be hanging from the ceiling relative to her. Remember the chambers are about 50km across and 30km long (my figures are probably wrong but you get the idea - BIG) - which means that there is at the very least 40km between the top of one structure and the top (or bottom depending on your interpretation) of another on the opposite side.

Think drain pipe with the entire interior covered in buildings pointing towards the centre - plasma tube.

Hope that helps…


Actually ive been sort of waiting for somebody to come and correct something, I have changed the megastructures anyway but I will take your advice and make the megastructures a whole lot bigger.


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

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 suppose this is my initial colour pass. Its the initial textured and lit model.

Ive still got a fair bit to do, I want to create a better atmosphere, and make the image a little striking.

Any improvements corrections or anything would be helpful!


kewl…I like the size of the “chandelier”


Wow, I really love the reflections off the glass buildings! Amazing


Well Ive been bit busy lately and so, here I have a new image in progress, I’ll be uploading the initial colour pass of this also inamo.

Then hopefully the rest tomorrow.

I really wish I had done a better job on this but hopefully I shall get this done anyway.


Right this is the new model, which is here lit and textured, not the final setup though by any means and I havent touched photoshop yet.

By the way if anybody was wondering why I changed my concept, I just wasnt pleased with what I had done. (Although thats probably quite obvious!)

I shall hopefully be finishin tomorrow or deadline day!!


You havent uploaded anything for so long I thought you had just not bothered!

This new building and image looks much better man! Have you modelled the whole building?

Chandelier things look good as well!

Keep it up, should be a good image in the end!


Well here it is final composition, after many hours spent creating the other concept. I decided to change, and start again.

As Ive only been working on this really for a short time I have had to downsixe alot, there was going to be around four or five skyscrapers along with the chandelier building thing. Also the chandelier thing was going to be much more elaborate.

In the end though I am quite happy!

P.S does anyone know whether the final image can have your own title in like on this?


So ive just uploaded my print resolution image up and now of course this smaller image too.

By the way just to clarify this is supposed to be in Alexandria with a Chandelier building in the background and in the fore a skyscraper.

Thanks everyone who has helped along the way and maybe I will enter the next competition.

Im certainly not expecting to win anything at all, not with the standard of work thats been produced.

Hope as many people get there image, animation or model in!

Thanks again!

David Wolstenholme


Nice composition!

I have read the book and must say that I actually visualised the chandelier gigantic type building just like that. Have you read the book then also and saw it like me?

Overall its nice and although probably not sci-fi enough or unsual enough, you have done a nice job!

I wish I had joined the compition now but ah well, maybe they will do another sci-fi novel or something else I can relate to!


Although really nothings changed I thought I would just comment on your overall work and entry!

Its good to see that you have had a few different ideas even though it is along the same path.

I think that the final image is a nice image!

Good work all round mate


Thanks for comments.

And eggman I havent read the book but from the inspiration page I visualized the chandeliers a little like the ones on the final piece.


thats the link to inspiration page.

If you have a look the have changed throughout the project.

Thanks again


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