July 2014 Niksa Babic


#1

Hi all,
checking in,

started with a rough sketch (on paper), basic composition with layout grid>


#2

Welcome to our first Mini Challenge.
Feel free to take a snapshot of your traditional sketch and plug it into your thread.


#3

Update; started layering in background parts of the city and the sky. Defining the colour scheme, so far going for dawn-ish atmosphere…


#4

Trying out the colours ‘just before sunrise’

and contemplating cloud cover positioning and colour;


#5

Moving on to the next part.
I’ve started drawing cloud cover, laying in some initial shadows and port (‘cove’) elements.

Feedback appreciated :slight_smile:

(for 1920px click here follow this link http://i.imgur.com/H3PPKmn.jpg)


#6

Nice composition you’ve got here man :slight_smile: I do think the clouds and building sides facing the sun could benefit from some warm hues though, just to integrate them into the atmosphere a little more.


#7

Well done! I really like the dusk feeling and how the atmosphere fades into the starry sky.


#8

Thnx man, i’m in ‘adding flying stuff’ phase now, and i intend to match the final lighting and colour once all the elements are in.
But, non the less, since this is my first DMP ever, i’m gonna go for it. I like your advice, it makes a lot of sense :smiley:


#9

here’s the result, along with some flying ‘gas stations’ to go along :slight_smile:


#10

After a couple of weeks pondering, redrawing etc. i’ve decided to bring a different architecture in the play, something to go along better with the plate (wood, metal etc.).
Without much further ado,
here is a more final version;


#11

few deveolpment scrnshts


#12

few ref shots i’ve come across;



#13

a few wip’s:
basic building greebling

hi-rise model:

platform detail:


#14

Adding details, people, lighting, commercials, ‘neon signs’ etc.
Considering adding a superstructure to be just barely visible trough the clouds (in the upper atmosphere). Advice welcome.

hi-res here:
http://i.imgur.com/evdpqpi.jpeg


#15

I had some difficulties loading the imgur link but it’s working now :applause:
You must keep your lighting consistent throughout your image :wise:
Maybe try turning that strong direct blow-out back off and remove the lens flare for a moment
:shrug:
After you have re-worked that, experiment with some texture overlays to lose the painterly feel and you should be done :arteest:

Good luck :thumbsup:


#16

thank you for this.
i’m on it and will post as soon as it’s done


#17

I’ve tried adding some texture to ships and infrastructure, also removed the (unnecessary) blow out and kitchy lens flare :slight_smile:

hi res link;
http://i.imgur.com/3Kb08U5.jpeg


#18

Awesome whales!


#19

thnx,

what’s a cove without a few whales?


#20

Hi all,

GG, this is my final entry @1920px


(or follow http://i.imgur.com/44DGP28.jpeg)

and this is the link for the full-res 3840px version:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1367062/DMP_CGChlng_Niksa_Babic.jpg