I like also a lot the missiles streaks and the paratroopers coming down on the right, but I’m not totally convinced about the missiles on the left.
Maybe the character - Patricia, I guess, if you decide to confirm her presence - should confront the incoming disaster and stay completely isolated from smoke or fire. Imho it would give more balance to the image, that it’s already beautiful without the addition of further elements in the scene…
nwiz25 - Thanks man! I gave it a last stint…managed to squeeze in Olmy, Frantz and Patricia…(it was rushed…so mind the quality…gimme another month, it wont be any different…LOL)
Manzieri - Thanks man! Actually I spend most of the time thinking abt the background…the foreground as u can see constantly changing. I wanted to leave it as it is but i think by adding some foreground to it will frame up the whole thing pretty nicely…Thanks for the kind words!
GonzaloGolpe - Thanks man! Glad to finish finally! Good luck to u too!
OKMER - U can have it all!! I have no need of it anymore…LOL…Thanks man!
Yep…the challenge is not finished…i think im sending this over for Expose 5 consideration. Few adjustments…I think i have to repaint the paratroopers and give it some SSS…I’ll try my best with the characters…
Very cool! I’ve been away for a while and lost track of what was going on with your work!
I take it that you were contacted by Ballistic also sense you mentioned Expose 5. Are you worried about sending something to be published without getting full releases? When I read the Challenge instructions, I vertage about publishing for commerical use which worries me. I’ve sent an email to CGSociety to try to get a feel for this, but have not heard back yet. What is your take?
I like the more defined Paratroopers in the foreground. Really helps the viewer understand what is happening, even if they haven’t read the book!
Yah, you may want to take a look a the “Instructions” again. At the very bottom there is a statement that reads, “As a derivate work you can not use your work in any commercial manner without gaining written permission from Greg Bear.” I worry about this clause even with everything else that is said about us owning the work. I don’t have a problem asking for the permission, I just want to make sure that all bases are covered.
BTW - I’m still waiting for a response back from CGSociety on this. Would you have an Idea on how to send the questions to? I just sent it to their general question email.
Yeah i know that clause…i dont have prob asking permisssions…although i know that i own the work…its strange i know.
im gonna check that thread again later…
Thanks for dropping by…i hope i can show u more detail soon!
EDIT: Well, ive read the entire FAQ thread, most enquiries about the copyright thing went unanswered. I guess im just stuck. 50% of my art is mine and another 50% is Greg bear’s. Even if the art doesnt give a closes hint of it being insipred by Eon, we entered the ‘Eon challenge’ and by entering mean we agreed to all the terms.
Like u said Ed, the first paragraph of the clause says one thing, and the next paragraph says the total opposite. That explains the participant figures in the challenge this time.
Its useless now. Just learn an important lesson.
Now how can i contact Greg?
We are allowed to use the Eon pieces for personal promotion, and that is what Exposè does.
BTW Ballistic Media has the rights of first print for the challenges’ entries so giving them (through Ballistic Publishing) the right to accept or decline will ‘free’ the piece for other submissions, IMHO (similar publications, Spectrum or so).
Given that Ballistic was born from the CGSociety and the two cooperate closely I really can’t see Ballistic proposing us to do something against the rules.