Steampunk Myths and Legends Entry: Alex Broeckel


#181

Yahoo! What a great image RayBender! I knew it would be one of the best…by now I can only say: Can I be your padawan learner? an excelent image. By now I wan’t able to finish mine on time :frowning: maybe you can check it out? I truly admire you ability to add details and textures using the brushes. Congrats I hope you make it. :slight_smile:


#182

rocks! should be ranked real high :slight_smile: congrats on great illustration.


#183

This is really impressive. I’ve seen this one earlier on and I knew then it would be among the best finals. It’s really grand and epic.
and, man… 10K ??? you must have some sweet workstation. i wonder what your configuration is and the size of your PSD file.

very inspiring work.

Olek


#184

Oh this is totally awesome. Fantastic job, Alex! :smiley:


#185

zemplinski: yeah man … 10 k not really necessary :slight_smile: its a Mac Pro with 8GB RAM and 4 Cores… 2,8 GHZ XEON


#186

that explains a lot. i wonder how long I can run on my Macbook Pro.
… what about your final PSD file size (with layers)?

Thanks,
Olek


#187

olek: ah antoher mac fan :slight_smile: oh yeah forgot that… its 1,2 GB and has around 120 Layers… :slight_smile: i normally paint and collapse but in the end i was just adding layer over layer without collapsing them… but i was too lazy… just wanted to finish it… when i look at it now there are so many thing i would like to detail or do better, but i think i have to let it go now :))


#188

looks like the same story here. :slight_smile: (just half the computing power hence 4Kx4K picture). i’ve been collapsing up untill 3 days before the finish. I thought I could do it like Ryan Church with 2 layers during the entire process, but habits and rush finally take over and it starts growing.
thanks a lot for the info, I really appreciate it.
Olek


#189

Brilliant concept with flawless execution! I love how you created such richly detailed metal surfaces. Congratulations and good luck!

Lynda


#190

Im very tired. but, seeing this image, I had to give my respects to you sir!!!
Awsome image, no crits!


#191

I must say that I’m really disappointed and astonished that you haven’t got any prize. In my opinion your illustration was a pretender to the master award.
Keep up the good work and see you in the next challenge!


#192

I have the same thoughts about your work and can’t understand why your image hasn’t won.
For me it is number 1!

Best,

Chris


#193

hey… ballontree and chris… thanks for the very nice words… to be honest i was a bid sad when the winners have been announced - but i think in the end it all comes down to being lucky, fitting into the personal taste of the judges.

what is most important: i learned a lot during this challenge and it gave me some new insights of how detailed images work. i found new friends, got some international exposure and finally some nice job offers…so therefore it was really worth participating. :slight_smile:

thanks to all the supporters! cheers, alex


#194

Ray, this is beyond fantastic. I never had time to finish my entry and came across your completed image on Deviant Art. I am astonished and speechless. This is one excellent piece of art. Congrats on the job offers and other good things that have come from this image. Keep up the great work :slight_smile: Cheers!


#195

Just a wonderful picture! This kind of incredible artwork seems almost alive to me.


#196

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