Eon (Illustration) Entry: paul b castillo


Really a great image Paul!
Love the and colours and feel of the whole thing.

My only concern is the orange part in the back that sort for messes with the feeling of perspective and depth. The dark orange tube is pointing to the left of the “camera” (if you know what I mean). 

Butt apart from that, great stuff!:thumbsup:


love the style!!
watching to see what comes next!!!:applause:



Hi this is looking very good indeed - the detail and scale is impressive. The design of the VTOL works very well with its arching wings and it conveys the sense of the teams journey ahead very aptly. There is one minor thing that occured to me - it might help to support the story if there were some small interior lights (in the cockpit for example) as this would give the impression of gearing up for ‘take-off’ as it were.


Wow, looks like someone actually read the books. Looks very promising.

I found, that if you want to glean all of the descriptive details about the Thistledown, one needs to read all three books in the series.

Note, the Flaw does not run continuously through the chamber end-caps. The Flaw in the Way ends at the 6th chambers endcap, and the Plasma Tube picks up where the Flaw leaves off. But artistic license can override accuracy, if necessary.

I should add; Speaking as a huge fan of the Trilogy, (having read it twice), I think this is the best entry so far.


Good colors and texture but the whole thing looks way too small…like a tiny corridor…try making it more dramatic…increase the scale of the whole thing…:slight_smile:


Paul - Looking good with all of the lighting. One area that’s hard to read right now is the screen-left wing. It’s the same value (and the same hue) as the background behind it. If the distance is warm and the foreground is gcool, what if the ship in the foreground were more cool-colored. Or perhaps the background can be a bit darker in that area to help that wing stand out more. Just some ideas, good luck wiht it!



thanks everybody for the feedback. much appreciated…

mike - i can kinda see what you mean. on that left wing…will look into that , kinda bugs me too looking at it again…

overall i agree with pretty much everybody on your crits…
the colours i like too but that back orange area is likely to change . . .
proly not working on this for a while due to heavy work load right now.
just wanted to say thanks to everyone and goodluck.




really like the look of the vstol but liked it better without propellers. Might have misread that part tho cause i was reading pretty fast ;).


Wow, fantasitc lighting. I love the dynamic energy of it.



Avery nice scene… I love the lighting work on it… nice retro looking v/tol… If you fix what warlus suggested (which by the way, i didn’t even notice at first) it will improve even further…:thumbsup:


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 together with characters.

Damir G. Martin

Niels-Ullé Walther

Mathias Verhasselt(Forum Leader)

Tan Guang Yu

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.Archictectural elements include buildings,pylons,aqueducts,railways station,arches and airports as well as roads.

Tibor Beďatš

Michael Merrill

Michael Krenzin


James Nelms

mihai liviu

nabil hamadi

Bjorn Norberg

Tian Yanbing

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.Rivers curve and bend and disappear in the distance.

Thomas Ingham

Tan Guang Yu

Ric Brehm

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.The Focus is on Flight.Very Detailed Flight Vehicle showed prominently with characters dressed for flight.

Mona Eriksson

Emil Petrinic

Bjorn Norberg

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


that last update with red and blue gives depth to an image, so stick to that color scheme. I also really love the blaze, gives so much action, dynamic and speed to the whole piece… so simple and powerfull. keep up the good work!


More, more, more Its been a long time since a update I’d sure hate to see this one die.


looking good so far!! im liking the color scheme!! good luck with the final :slight_smile:

-Eon Link-


Keep going! This is really rich and dynamic. Superb comp. Finish 'her up!


here we are folks, almost complete.
tweaked a few things here and there…
pulled back some colours on the frame left wing and fixed some minor things that were bugging me.

thanks again for everyones comments they are appreciated.


lovely! :eek: :applause:

this looks really cool indeed! gotta love the colours! :eek: vibrant!

theres just one thing … can u add motion blur to the propellers ? …

apart from that … awesome work! :eek: :love:

good luck dude! :thumbsup:

cheers! :beer:


and here we are folks, i’m done.

just for clarification, this is the scene from the book in which the main charactors are preparing to launch.

all done in photoshop with custom brushes and with minor help from my cat dusty whom refuses to get off my wacom.

all in all this was alot of fun.
thanks all for your feedback as it was very much appreciated.

  • paul


yay!! :applause: congratulations on ur final entry dude! :applause::applause: wonderful combinations of colours! rock on man! :buttrock: u crossed the finishing line! :bounce:

cheers! :beer: good luck my friend! :thumbsup:


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