Okay it’s 2005 so now my resolution is to finish ALL work I start on… :argh:
Above is my most recent render, I have added texture to the ship to make it look a bit battered (something I should have done ages ago!) :banghead:
Dutchman - Thanks loads for your comments, I have duplicated the render as you see and changed the colours back to what I sketched in the concept stages (just quickly in photoshop though!). Looking at the two images together I’m pretty undecided which path to follow. With more colours the image seems deeper, but I do like the whole sepia thing as it relates back to old photographs in war times of our history so it’d be interesting to see what anyone else thinks. I also changed my exposure controls, reducing the ‘extreme contrast’ but think I may be better off adding some weather, ie fog, smoke from explosions, or even a thin cloud layer to deepen the image… Thanks for the crit though, very helpful!
Mireneye - Matt is fine! In the early stages many people seemed to discuss the composition and where to place things on their threads, I however have always placed objects close to the screen on the left and distant objects on the right as the eye seems to be more comfortable moving from left to right as that is how we read (at least in my experience!). If the general opinion changes and the whole image needs flipping horizontally then hey that’s easy, but I like it how it is for now
Vlatkozis - Thanks for visiting my thread I added the dirt to the ship as soon as I read your words, maybe I’ll spend time adding more intricate texturing but it did need something didn’t it!! The ground may well be covered with soldiers… However if it is not, I will surely add more detail you’re absolutely right!
Thanks for the words and a happy new year to everyone!