Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Simon Dominic Brewer


#141

grass


#142

Wing things


#143

why not get a little creative in the details?
like alien flowers and trees.
keep it subtle.
I think it would really add to the illustration.
and make it more interesting on a second or third read.

great painting BTW


#144

Distant alien and rider


#145

field and horizon


#146

flying machines


#147

foreground alien and rider


#148

All done! It says I should enter a background and story here but I’m not going to :stuck_out_tongue: Making it up should be half the fun of viewing.

Check out the details in my previous posts!

Thanks to all commentors - everyone’s been very helpful! Good luck to all! :slight_smile:


#149

KOryH - I did try that - adding a few weird triffid things - but they just looked odd standing in a cornfield so I took them out again. Probably says more about my plant painting abilities than the idea, though :slight_smile: Thanks!


#150

beautiful work . really special concept! so fresh!.


#151

Love it! Will you do another or thats it for the contest? Thanks for sharing those detail shots. Nothing else to say on top of that, later.:slight_smile:


#152

yeah, the detail shots are great!

man, the contest ends in more than a month or something like that and your piece is already finished. great work! wonderful image!


#153

really love your piece! i feel like i could really ride one of those creatures! great colors too!


#154

Hey simon, i have saved your last 2 steps…I feel the second to last post (b4 close-ups) has the better sky…

The clouds were sharper and had a more rough texture, which i found more appealing…to me it seemed more natural and vibrant rather than the softer approach for the latest…

I don’t know if you agree, but it I feel it has stilted the artwork somewhat…

Just thought i’d share that observation :smiley:


#155

Great stuff! Your work is awesome and inspiring.


#156

amazing man!

you finished already ! ? :smiley:


#157

hey man, i’m working on my first detailed clouds at the moment… having a little trouble. did you do yours with some mean custom brushes ? i seem to be missing something.
ta,
A


#158

chilombiano - Thanks, glad you like it!

beelow - Thanks :thumbsup: I may do something else, yes, although I think the forum speed will need to improve - I’ve spent longer trying to post here than actually doing my image, I think!

wueste - Cheers!

HFix - And thanks again!

LightSovereign - I know what you mean about the clouds, I noticed the same thing. Basically I needed to smooth out the bulk of the cloud but leave the edges sharper, but it didn’t work out. If I can be bothered I might rework that aspect, we’ll see. Thanks for the input! :thumbsup:

RedThirteen - Thanks, appreciated

Neubius - Initially I used a big oil brush to block in the main colours. Then all I used was a standard round brush with low opacity and plenty of grain, with pressure sensitivity so that I can blend existing colours as well as put down new ones.


#159

Impressive work! I love it!
Very good work!
Good luck!!!


#160

Simon you have really done something special here I feel. the lighting and colours in this are just exquisite and the movement…wow. Good luck :smiley: