Hi, all! A few more changes with the cockpit. At this point I know they’re all subtle: I’m now long past the point where anyone’s going to notice the 2-pixel changes in my thumbnails!
I made the undersides of the cockpit arcs darker, which I really think helps a lot to make thier orientation even more clear than in the last revision. I’ve added some more tech details too, but they’re all small.
I tried adding Neville’s lights to the sides, but as Blaz pointed out, they drew too much attention to themsleves. But I kept the indentations from them - they add some nice detail to the walls.
I honestly can’t think of anything else to do on this piece save for submitting it. Any last ideas?
Notes and responses:
Black-Hand - I’m flattered, thanks… but at least wait 'til I’m done with it! I hate to think of some unfinished piece I’m unhappy with sitting on someone’s desktop. A friend of mine did that in the last Challenge. She had this older version, and by the time I’d finished, I’d repainted the 2 main characters! She didn’t update it, so I went onto her computer when she wasn’t around and uploaded the finished version!
Blaz - You are right of course. I tried it and lights ar a hard thing to make subtle, so I left them out altogetehr. They didn’t add anything but distraction.
Mark - For a book cover (or similar) job like this, I tend to read through the text about one and a half times on an average. One time all the way through start to finish, and a second time, here and there and taking more detailed notes. It’s the best way for me to both enjoy the book and make sure that I get all the details correct. Glad you think I’ve achieved that!
Torsten - Glad you think it’s looking done. I’m pretty much in agreement. I don’t like finishing early either… I generally try to pace myself to finish about 1 week before the end of the contest: enough time to get as much feedback as possible, but early enough to beat the final upload rush!
So there we go… Any last observations, last details to adjust? See what you think…