Bill Corbett is entered in the “Uplift Universe Challenge” update: View Challenge Page
Stage one of a painted sketch. Just roughing out a palette, shapes etc etc. Not sure what will develop at this stage (might not develop at all). Trying to be proactive till something sparks!
Welcome and good luck, Bill Starting with a strong palette - nice! I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Stage 2 worked out a cloud formation for an interesting background. Thinking about the mid and foreground for now, and will probally revisit the background when I have something more to work on. Thanks for looking!
Now that is a cloud and 3 quarts, Bill… it looks like your going to shape them into figures?..Yea agreed, strong colours!..good to see you off the starting line
Thanks Marley and Simon. I hope I can put out something to be proud of
Stage 3. I decided on a nice red planet for some human & alien interaction. Now that I’ve got the stage I’ll need to work out the action! Once I’ve done that I can get on with some refinements. I’ll give it a rest for today and crack on with it in the week sometime. Thanks for looking!
gj bill, yea i really like the colors
Thanks Eric, glad you like the colours
lovely colors for the background! looking forward to it! ^^
Bill this landscape is looking bloomin ace! I love those billowy clouds too. keep this up.
Thanks Peter, Andy I certainly will try!
Stage 4 : I worked out some texture to the rocks on the right and gave the rocks to the left some more shape. A few touch ups here and there as well. I’ve got about four ideas I can develop into this landscape so once I’ve got more down I’ll start experimenting with the figures I’ve got in mind.
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for stopping by my thread!
I must say that your background is absolutely stunning! It is so interesting to watch how people work through different ways of coming to a finished painting. This one looks like it’s gonna be a winner!
Best of luck and I’ll be popping back soon.
loving your clouds… having a bit trouble with mine!
what’s the story ?
Looks promising! Like the colours, keep it coming
Thankyou Nekomouse, I guess we all work differently. Some of the entries here have already opened my eyes to different techniques!
Thanks Alwyn, I’ve got about four stories in my head for this one I’ll try and fit in the one that works best with the landscape I think.
Thanks Dimitrij. I certainly will.
I love the etheral quality in the clouds and the way that, at the same time, they take on some of the mountain-like quality of the rocks.
I am imagining the figures quite small on here. I think that could add to the grandness of the design.
The colors looks pretty cool. I like the clouds alot, how you almost made it to look like mountains. Majestic feel yet calming scene. Keep it up and good luck!
Stage 5, I guess this is a WIP now! I’ve added a planet (which might be a little to prominent) and started working the rocks a bit more. I’m not sure about the rocks on the left at the moment they might change drastically at some point. I desaturated the rocks to the right a little and added more detail. I’m thinking of either a first encounter scenario unfolding or possibly a we-all-live-together kinda deal. I toyed with the idea of alien riding human, or human riding alien but there’s a few like that already. Thanks for looking!