Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Shaun Lupton


Here is the renders of the characters put together posed. It took me most of today to get them rigged and posed right.



Here is the renders of the characters put together posed. It took me most of today to get them rigged and posed right.



Here is the composite with most of the renders. Characters are a layer, balcony, and a matte sky backplate. Ships and the city I finished will be in the background as well.



Cool character modelling and interesting idea with the poses, quite good from the “epic” point of view.

Good Luck for the final rush




Here is my final image for now. I will re render some things and add some effects etc. after I wake up, ite been a long day and night.



Modeling and posing on a very high level!
Maybe some details or noise on mens clothes…but its no time
This is a great image of emmotions:thumbsup:


I have seen your prograss of the work,You have done well on the character design.
your work style is like Baroque .I wish you had more time to go to the details in the background as you have done on the faces.Cause you are a great artist and definitely you could do it.:applause:
Wish you success!


Hi everyone, I will respond to your kind comments and suggestions on my next post, but I wanted to say this was a great and very challenging challenge. I did my best with work and everyday life, and a move taking much of my time. I had a lot of fun putting this image together. I love these challenges as they allow me to explore my mind and create something I normally would not, plus all the great comments, suggestions, and friendly encounters help me get better as an artist. The final image was put togther through about 10 layers. City, characters, smoke, background, etc. all had their own layer. Finally composited in photoshop where the color was matched so everything looks like its from the same picture. Enjoy!! Until Next time…



Wow! that is a great improvement! It looks much, much better now! You did a great job! My congratulations and good luck now:)


I totally agree with Art.

Really excellent. Is there a painting (or marble relief) to which you thought making this project? Just curious…




What a great challenge! Its been fun:

ago-stino - Hey thanks for the encouragement, it helped a lot at the end as there was a lot of no sleep hours. Glad you think its EPIC!

Alladin - Hi, I tried to get as much emotion as I could with the remaining time as posing them were a mission as I did not have much time on the rigs, but im glad you sense that, makes me feel I achieve something with the final image.

adel3d - THank you very much! Your piece came out extremelly great yourself! The attention to detail is inasane, Good luck with the voting! Congrats for finishing as well.

arturro - Thanks a lot, im glad you like the last minute updates. It was a fun challenge!

ago-stino - Thanks, well from the beging I knew I wanted a renaisance feel with a futuristic backdrop, if I had more time to work on it I probably would have added more detail to armor and scenery, but with art, its always difficult to say thats enough, stop. I figured making an alien type of race instead of humans invading this vast epic city would fit for a better story line. I posed the characters some what like a painting from the past to convey emotion. I hope a story comes from what was created as its up to the viewer to see what they want and feel what they want. Thanks again!

To all that have followed this thread, thanks for you kind words, feedback, encouragement, and congratulations to everyone who entered this challenge and finished as well. It was a long one that created many great works of art. Im glad to be a part of this GSO challenge. I hope to see all of you in future ones as well. TO the end of another great challenge! CHAO for now!



Well Shaun I think you did yourself quite proud here,it turned well.A well done picture,Nice work and overall design.And with your time constraints even better for it.Best of luck to you and i’ll be catching you around I hope.take care,and good luck…:arteest: :arteest:


Hi! Your final entry reminds me a bit Michelangelos frescos. Bravo :slight_smile: :applause:


Now You Have fascinating work.:applause: :applause: :applause:
good luck!
Opsss… You have my VOTE!


You got a vote from me:)


Thanks to you SEL, good luck.

CIAO! <=




What a cool entry - I wish I’ve found it earlier! I really like the composition, just like someeone mentioned it’s very much like Breugel or some other painting from that time. Really, really good work and good luck for the voting. You got mine allright!


Thank you again for you kind words:

Virtuoso- Hey Michael Madic, whenever I hear your name it reminds me of Magiver for some reason? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: That guy that can make an explosive out of tin foil, a rubber duck, and dental flaus… Anyhow this was another fun challenge. I cant help imagine how many views your thread got. I especially liked the idea of the 3d Dali. Not a bad comment is it. Your work seems to keep getting better every challenge and your imagination is wild which I think everyone loves. So I hope to see you around next challenge as you cant have em without a virtuoso. See you then…

taavi - Hey thanks bunches!! What a great comment to say about the piece. Im speechless. :stuck_out_tongue:

adel3d - Hey thanks tons! After your last post I new I needed tons more detail and things going on after I came across your thread. Your work is wonderful too! Hope to see you around next challenge as well!!

jarvetu - Hey thanks tons!! I hope I make it through the first round… Crossing my fingers!!!

ago-stino - Hey thanks again, thanks is a common word used in this forum, so how about Gratci? Dont know if I spelt that one right, Ciao! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Im californian, though going to Itally in the summer for the Florence Academy of Art oil Painting summer course… Ide be around your neck of the woods. Cheers to that!.

Gunilla - Hey there! Gratci! eh… Im glad I managed to capture a painting feel to it, not necessarilly the color tone or forms being displayed, but the overal posture and ideas. Thanks for the vote!!

Thanks again to everyone who stopped in to say hi…



I am happy that I was selected. But I have to say that there were so many great artists that couldn’t get the result they expected although they deserved it .Also it was so likely that those who got the award couldn’t be successful at all;I mean it is a matter of taste and other factors.Therefore,we shouldn’t take much pride in our acheivements nor be dissappointed with the result.See you all in other challenges and good luck!.


It was a great challenge. That is the whole point now isnt it, to challenge ones own abilities. Thanks adel for the words as they have a lot of truth and meaning with it. This is the second challenge I participated in that I was not recognized through the first round by the community. I suppose you need to be advidelly at your computer with updates to really get past that first round or be known. It would be nice to bypass the first round all together and have the judges vote out of the whole bunch as there were tons of great entries that did not get seen. That ofcourse is a matter of opinion and will not stop me from spending what extra time I have to challenge my own abilities to produce great work. I sometimes wish I could devote 3 months on a piece to see what I can really do. None the less it was fun following some of the works as there were lots of great entries this time around. I hope to continue to join these challenges in the future and test my own ablities to create great art. With that said Ill see you all soon, and hope to join in the festivities of a new challenge.