The Doors of Time, Kurt Williams (2D)


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Title: The Doors of Time
Name: Kurt Williams
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

This started as a character idea of someone I saw from a great distance. I wasn’t close enough to make out any features and when I finally did get a better look, she didn’t look anything like this (big surprise). Anyway, the final size is around 3500x5700 and it was entirely painted in Photoshop.


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Here are a few detail images for anyone that wants to see them.



#3

This reminds me so much of the work of Dali, just less complex and obscure. Your painting technique seems inspired from the classiques. I love that dramatic background, your colors and the softness of your brush. I am suprised to be the first one to comment. 5 stars from me.


#4

I LOVE the guy in the back! His fiery footsteps are really clever. I dig the front chick, too, but I feel like maybe the glow from the orb would be hitting her under-chin too, maybe? Still, wonderful details…cool piece!


#5

Hi Kurt,

Great work. Do you have a story behind the image? Very cool!


#6

Hey everyone,
zboubi- Thanks!
Chris- I was thinking of adding more light in front too. I actually tried and couldn’t seem to get the right balance with the rest of it, I guess that I need more work on invented light to pull off something like this. One thing I’m noticing is that all my work looks drastically different on a Mac than on a PC. I can’t seem to find a profile that works universally yet. The PC’s tends to display closer to the original which is much darker. The Mac set-ups are all displaying washed out ranges of color (if anyone has any insight, please chime in:)).
Anthony- As far as a story goes, I really didn’t intend it to be more than a character study but imagined that it could mean different things to different people. One thought I had was that the main character is searching a battlefield graveyard, opening doors for lost souls into a new time and that was only possible after the plants (around her feet) began re-claiming the land. I always thought of volcano’s and fire as symbolizing doorways so I added that in the background too. I had many other ideas but this one seemed to stick as I painted.

Thanks again for the c&c’s!


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