It was once a paradise, but now it lies in it's own ruins.
Just a little cheesy. I was trying to make something up before I submitted it, and well, that's what you get. So i've been working on this piece for the past couple nights, I did all of the main work last night. So now i'm ready to submit and see what the world thinks of my n00bish photomanip "matte" skillz.
I hope to do some real mattepainting soon, i'm reading some tutorials, getting some good techniques down that help me. I downloaded some awesome brushes from some site that I can't even remember, but they were designed to make hair, but I used them for grass. And that awesome sky you see up there is courtesy of =resurgere. You can also find the original render here.
Anyway, enjoy the piece, I know it's not space art, but don't freak out, it's only a little break.
Finally I can submit my collab with DKF
this was submitted for the most recent Terraspace
I created the Terragen landscape (I think I rendered at least 4 full images if not more for this) and DKF did all the rest.
This was a pleasure to make, and I thank for all his hard work on this, go check him out.
Well, I think this might be my best work. At least it's the piece I've spent the longest amount of time on, and maybe put the most effort into. At first glance, it's a remake of my older piece "Wonderful", but it's not intended as a remake, Just liked the point of view and terrain.
I am submitting this for 's terragen contest: [link]
Terrain is WM5 by TheElement (thank you) and a very special thanks to Stijn, AKA 19-10 who helped me an incredible amount with my postworking skills, most of which I learned on this piece.
Also, thank you to Tiwiwine for rendering the strata parts for me, as alas, TGmac cannot do Strata.
Ok, technical jargon:
4 terragen renders. two of them taking 30-40 hours each, blended in Photoshop
About 7 hours to set up the scene in TG
I spent a lot of the last 3 days postworking this baby. Lots of stock, a fair amount of brushing, all new techniques learned.
Original renders 6400x4800 on a 2049^2 terrain
I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for any comments and votes you give me.
Also, any advice you could give would be great, because I am still willing to go back and tweak some things.
I don't quite know when i started this. Must have been some time around november or december 2007.
Actually the terragen render was just the pre render, cause i wanted to render it in a bigger scale, but unfortunately terragen crashed after i had finished this one, so i only have this resolution.
As you may see i've tried some new stuff in this picture. The foreground of the terragen render was completely painted over in photoshop. I also maniped in the person, which is actually the first manip i'm quite happy with and i really wanted a person in this. Also i matte painted a few parts of the landscape to give it the last touch.
So far i think this is my personal favourite. But that is subjective.
*** First of all FULL VIEW THIS , it's high resolution , so you'll miss every detail i've put into this ***
At last Meteora has been submitted!!! I worked on this one on and off for the last 2 weeks, and i'm really happy with the result.It is my most detailed work so far. The planet was created entirely but in the end i used only half of it because i couldn't balance the image.If this is half the planet imagine i had a 2000*3000px document, and that gave me some trouble. So i made my first impact piece, the first real one. That can be easily noticed since the explosion and the effect on the planet still lack detail.But i'm really glad how the starfield turned out. I put a lot of time in creating it, and it's a good result.
This is also my submission for the new * Spaceartists pack.So keep an eye out out for that one too
Anyway, i just hope you'll enjoy seeing this. Take care!
I am tributing this piece to all my terragen inspirations. There are too many to name so I wont, but a couple went directly into this image:
Buzzzzz is my inspiration for the sky postwork [link]
EoinArmstrong is my inspiration for the surfaces [link]
joshus_hund is my inspiration for the lighting [link]
Saurav is my inspiration for the composition [link]
Special thanks to TheElement for his wonderful terrain WM5
Wonderful Sky photo by Thomas Krahn
A bunch of work went into this image.
A couple days of setup. 40 hour render for the land. 4-5 hours worth of postwork
Hi everyone. Sorry for posting two so close to eachother, but they were finished around the same time, and I've very anxious to get these two posted.
This is my second collab with the wonderful 19-10 [link]
I created the terragen piece, and 19-10 did everything else. It's always wonderful working with him, and he creates such fantastic works, you have to go over to his page and give him a look, a fav, and friend him. You will be glad you did.
Tamino is the main character from the Opera "The Magic Flute" ("die Zauberfloete" for the Germans here)
Basically, Tamino finds his love, but is forced to take part in many trials and tests before they can be happy together. This, to me, is one of his trials. Let your imagination fly past that description.
I can't give to much of a technical description, because 19-10 did so much work here, but the render took about 50 hours, and the terrain is Big Ben, by WeeLaddie (over at Renderosity)
I hope you like it, and again, please go give 19-10 some love [link]