Thanks! Yah, like I said
this image is just a mock-up / practice layout for what is to come. Rest assured itll all be polished in the end.
Thanks so much for the encouragement! Yes, the temple city will be fully rendered. I havent touched it since the first colour update I gave. Im trying to get the overall mood / tone down before I jump in. There is still a lot of lighting and atmosphere to come for the city; it should look MUCH better in a few days.
Thanks for visiting and for your comments! Yah, that was a layer screw-up in Photoshop. The people will be in the windows. I agree that it would be a weird thing to watch the destruction of your world, but theyre needed for scale etc.
As far as the broken column goes, an enemy fighter will have fired some missiles at it so it will have an explosion where the space is.
Do I have a choice but to do it fast?
Yah, the Mother ship isnt close to being done. There will be lights and other details to bring out those silhouetted shapes that are higher out. I do want to leave the silhouette, I like the idea of something ominous, something not quite discernible looming over the planet. Well see how it works out. Im also planning on having the lights from the ships (especially the UFO areas you pointed out) illuminating the clouds that are enveloping them
oooohhh, so mysterious!
I agree about the ship crashing and what it implies. I like the dramatic affect of it but by having it, does it beg for defensive fire / forces from the planet? I may put some missile batteries in the face of the temple city, or have some gun turrets shooting at the attacking fighters. I tried a rough mock-up of that and wasnt too happy. Well see.
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments and crits!