I have just posted my first previs for Thistledown (has not made it on the post yet) and without taking a look at what you have done already. This is great stuff. Many of the ideas you had struck me the same way! I even used some google maps to look for a good texture to rouph out the feel I was looking for! I guess great minds think alike
I’m very impressed by you ideas so far. I agree with the feeling you get with the Caps being placed in the chamber making the place chamber feel small. I’ve been struggling with that myself. I’m hoping to find an angle that works well to give an idea of how large the chambers are compaired to human scale.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing what how this progresses
Maybe not…i try to capture the first descriptions of Thistledown in the book…can also be found in the Inspirations section, under Chamber Three.
Thanks mate! I think the book itself brings us all to one idea about a subject already. But then it still allows some unknown elements which means space for the imagination.
In this case, e.g. the curve of how the buildings are being hung on the cables…can be parallel or perpendicular to the caps…and of course the form of the buildings, architecture and stuff.
This is another one on Thistledown. I tried to put most of the elements mentioned in the inspiration section into a nice architectural composition.
I think as an advance city, Thistledown is a little more organized. And because of the presence of centrifugal force, its logical for the planning to be nicely patterned and laid.
I thought of the arches that spans up to 10 km to be close to the cap floor, and make up maybe for circulation around the city. There are few of these arranged in an axis from cap to cap.
These arches is connected vertically to the buildings that is hung from the cables. I think it is logical for the buildings to take up the shape of the cables, although the actual diameter of the real cable inside can be much2 smaller and consists of many.
At each end of the arches, a structure rose up to the very limit of the chambers atmosphere and in a shape of a golf tee…this is perhaps possible due to the rotation of the stone.
The peak of this structure can also be landing pads for crafts traveling along the plasma tube.
The foreground ‘cable’ u see is the middle one of three cables…it is situated in an axis.
The lower city is laid under the arches…all the plazas and beautiful pieces of architecture…
The actual feel of it might not be this dark as the dominant material is white, processed Stone material. This might add bright illumination around the chamber. As the book describes. Adding to the sleek feel of it is its interaction with metallic elements…
I hope i can pull this one of.
The composition might be the one for me.
Inspired by Greg’s clips in the Inspiration section, depth of atmosphere of beelow and MarkyG…
Im not really optimistic about this view, the soft shadow cast is not visible, and the chamber floor needs to be shown.
The cables are the buildings itself. Some will appear hung from it though, to be faithful to the book.
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.
Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan
Marco Alejandro Castelan Morales
Radu Bogdan Boeru
Sacha angel diener
Michael van den bosch
damir g martin
Nathan L Bachelder
Daniel lu visi
: 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.
Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan
mauricio alvarado kladt
marcin j. nikiforuk
Nazirull Safry Paijo
Daniel justin bird
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
: 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
: action packed conflict with eon elements in the backdrop and lots of machines,ships,cities and soldiers
: 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
neville de souza
paul b castillo
mauricio alvarado kladt
: detailed explanatory tutorials
I appreciate what ure trying to do mate but this is flooding. Please stop before anyone do it for u.
OK moving on…
Ive selected a wider shot of the whole thing. Upper left corner still empty, in case i wanna add anything later… I ve added a structure somewhere at the midground, of Nader Plaza. It won an architectural award in the Eon universe. So i thought it would be grand in scale.
The arches serves as circulation between the slopes…and as a support for the highways…the highways also get suspension from the cables when theres no long span arches.
There are lots of spaces to play with hanging building so stay tuned!
I realised that to show scale, usually the zoom is small…so u have a perception of size. I use 3d to generate the perspective…this chamber of mine has faithful size according to the book.
Its 25km radius and 30km length of the chamber floor.
The temple like structure is Naders Plaza.
The twin tower is a relative scale between Eon universe and ours. Something that i can relate to.
Added an overlay of an aerial photo i took over Kuala Lumpur. Luckily its pretty much the angle. I just wanna have some scale that i can relate to, to really understand and make my next step easier.
Nice composition!..cant wait for the next bombshell!
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The hung buildings s**ks…thats fer sure…pfff…gonna work more on it. Cant think of any right now…gotta go for a holiday!
The previous one s**ks so much i gotta replace it with the clean version…
Gonna work on the hanging mechanism. I thought that maybe the cables should go slimmer?
Just my $0.02c.
Beautiful atmosphere! Great, Nazirull
Sorry Mate you are wrong on the flooding accusation.
I thought i explained quite clearly in the beginning of the post.
I have also replied to Roman Grin3d but don’t have his permission to include the reply here.I will
private message you if you want.
… it seems a little bit empty, by lacking human presence (and touch). After all, the asteroid is what Earth became, not some alien structure. Anyhow, if this is a beginning I like it a lot. It offers a great view, good studied angles and a lot of opportunities of defining and detailing the landscape. Good luck and see more of what you do really soon!
Sean J - Thanks man! Glad u like it!
brrrhmmm - I understand your good intent and really appreciate your effort. But to me, why give everybody in the office a copy of a memo while u can pin it up the notice board for everybody to see?
You dont see the admin do it if they have something to say do we?
u know what i mean?
Sorry but to me its a cheap way getting your post count up. No hard feeling.
black_hand_77 - Yeah man its empty…i dont really know what to fill it with. Im trying to get some from the book perhaps.
the asteroid is what Earth became, not some alien structure
I like that!