Grand Space Opera 2D Entry: Jaime Jones


#50

Impresive rendering of detalis and color mood. I like the picture very much!
The only critique I could give is to separete 1st plan a little little bit more.
Good luck !


#51

Very impressive work Cico! :smiley: Love the yellow glow. Your picture kinda reminds me of the space station I’ve seen in Aliens.


#52

Hi Cicinimo,

awesome image. very convincing is the look of the boy at the right handside. The background gives a very nice feel of grandness though it is framed by the room in the foreground. Very well done.

fahrija


#53

It’s a rich and interesting scene you have here ! The little kid is very well executed : congrats!
However I would have added some action (ship’s activity…) on that large surface of the planet : it still looks a bit empty to me…
Good luck !


#54

Great stuff!

The change to the foreground figure was spot on, looks much better now. This is a very nice image, good luck.


#55

Big thanks for all the feedback guys. Being compared to Donato Giancola is very flattering!

Arctis: I considered for a long time if I should add a few more ships. I even tossed around the idea of some sort of epic space battle going on outside (though I dont think this is the type of action you are suggesting). I ultimately decided either of these would have fought to much for the attention of a viewer and spoiled the relevance of the children’s presence. I wanted the drama to be very intimate in my painting. I was really thinking in terms of Luke Skywalker and Ender Wiggin. Thinking back to scenes with these characters that had the greatest impact on me, I rarely bring scenes of action to mind. Moods that I’ve always associated with space operas tend to be centered on isolation in vast worlds.

As I worked on this painting, it became increasingly important that the figures were extremely far from anything. I think this is how most space operas begin, its the archetypal way to start an adventure. Luke was was a farmboy who had seen no action first hand. Ender started as a suburban kid in school. For me, Space Opera scenes with the most punch are those with the most emmotional underpinning.


#56

This is it! Thanks for the comments and help!


#57

way cool! This is one of the most narative pieces in the competition.
Is the guy to the right a hobbit type person? he seems old, yet short.


#58

great pice of mood Cicinimo!!
the station detail is enourmous! :thumbsup:


#59

Fantastic work. The people in it looks great, the details are stunning and the lighting conveys the mood perfectly. Nice job.


#60

Hey, big thanks you three. Codenothing, the boy is not intended to look like an adult. I was aiming for a boy mayb 13 years old, approaching the brink of manhood. Perhaps his adult-like features could suggest experiences and difficulites beyond his years?


#61

I love the mood and the persona of this. I voted for ya.


#62

A piece of art thats worth checking out many times. Im really glad u came back after a long break and finish ur piece. Good luck and all the best at the voting process :slight_smile:


#63

Hi Jaime,

This image has a soul.

The characters convey a desperate situation and I´m feeling involved by watching it.

Fahrija


#64

Awesome Work
You Had my Vote!:deal:


#65

Congrats man… awesome job!


#66

Hi, All my compliment for your price. :applause:


#67

Congratulations! You really nailed this one in the end with your changes to the characters- I think I posted this before but I really like the expression of the boy at the window. Great work.


#68

Congrats:thumbsup:

Cheerz

Tommy Lee


#69

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