Eon (Illustration) Entry: Nathaniel West


A very cool concept, Nathaniel:scream: :thumbsup:


Gorgeous work, Nathaniel! I’t’s not quite representing the book for me yet, so I look forward to seeing what other elements you add… or to see you bring this mood to yuor other sketches. It’s very placid. This piece alone is so evocative, part of me wants to NOT see you ruin it by adding anything else, just set it aside, and call it done (as a piece by itself, not as a challenge entry.) :slight_smile:
Anyhow, looking forward to seeing more!



wow, there is some VERY promising stuff coming! Love your style and designs!


nice Atmosphere…another great work .Hi, Im Rian. nice to know u ,from my point of view , i found that the composition a little bit out, make it longer a bit may can help, i guess u love a lot realistic kind of texture, c u .


This is another great sketches…But you shuould start detailed works asap… The last one is my best…

sorry for my terrible eng…:slight_smile:


Nathaniel - amazing mood you’ve got there. Absolutely great work. :thumbsup:


Thank you everyone for the kind comments! I definitely think I will explore more options based on the lighting of my last post. I may try a different version of it, or apply it to the previous city shots. More to come soon…


It’s a great piece already. I like the mood and atmospheric feeling already evident. I was wondering, as a relative digital newbie, what type of media you use to achieve that look. Is it layers used with textures, or is it within the program itself? Just curious. Good luck.


Thanks for the nice words Dragginart! I primarily in photoshop. I usually work on one or two layers, and I use transparent texturing and/or photos to add additional depth to the artwork. I would suggest playing with brushes, different brush modes, photos, etc., to see what techniques work best for you. I hope this helps a little, but if you have more questions, please feel free to let me know! I’m always glad to offer any advice. Thanks again, and good luck in the challenge. Your thread is coming along nicely!




wonderful scene~ wonderful sketch~ wow~ I so love the picture~ keep it up ~ good luck~:bounce::bounce:


Great shiop design, I always like to createmachines with insectoid origins.


Great ship design, I always like to createmachines with insectoid origins.


OMG!!!:thumbsup: whats taking u soo long update that image! i want 2 c update is one of my favorites in the contest :slight_smile:

Edit: Forgot, what program do you use? Photoshop or Corel? and if Photoshop… are they custom brushes?


Thanks for the kind words everyone!

ICHOMA - Thanks! It’s nice to hear from you again!

Waldoerick - Thank you! I have been so so busy with other things that I haven’t had a chance to get to the challenge. I’m hoping to get some time to really start working on this one very soon. I’ve got some new things in mind, and I’ll be posting them up as soon as I can. As for the program I use, I’m working with Photoshop only, and I use some custom brushes and photo textures as well. Thanks again!


Excelente lighting, it develope a very special modd, Calm and Natural.
About the key elements, I think you can complete the scene with a distant City or may be you can dreo the entrance to the asteroid, of course from the inside, cause I think nobody has done it yet.



Here’s a rough model to get me set in the right direction and for basic perspective reference. Things will probably change or move on this model, as I will rearrange things as the painting evolves.

Okay, I’m off to begin the coloring!


Here’s my first pass at color. I’m just letting things flow and feeling for the mood of the piece. I’m not concerned with details just yet, but mostly just the ligthing and the value structure to base the details on. Any comments are always welcome!


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.

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.

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

: 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

adrian baluta

gonzalo golpe

gunilla elam

jonathan colvin

guo jian

oscar jostedt

brian Slayton

: party scene with the character interacting and gossiping

Parties gathered at gate opening

Radu Bogdan Boeru


: 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

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 Atmospherics.

Dmitri G Michniouk

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

: detailed explanatory tutorials

sacha angel

matt benya


Wow thank you brrrhmmm!!! That was very informative and much appreciated! It’s nice to see a break down of how many people are doing each kind of image. Thanks again!


Hi Nathaniel,

I love the latest sketch you made …Im just concern about the straightness of the ground, should it be more bended ? like the inner latteral surface of a can ?..anyway I have been following your sketches from the earliest to this last and man your have a superb sketching ability…keep it up!:thumbsup:


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