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Thunder factory

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Still havn't given up on these floating landscapes and have a few ideas left for future ones too. But something tells me I have already crossed the halfway point, since even I don't want to be doing them forever, otherwise the concept will become stale and repetitive =p

So! Since I knew this one would have been an otherwise "boring" theme (nothing fun about grey skies and rainy days) I had to compensate for it's lack of vivid colours like in the others by (hopefully- giving it a much better sense of depth inside the storm clouds, along with a cool sci-fi city theme responsible for making lightning :evillaugh: and trying a more conventional way of digital painting that just makes more sense. If anything, it will help add to my matte-painting practice even though almost no Photo's were used, the island was originally 3D but the raw render was very quick and shitty as I knew it was just going to be a base for a digital painting anyway. So I think what may have been the dullest floating island of the lot now has the most powerful conceptand impression (or at least I hope ;p)

Each island has at least something flying around it, I figured helicopters were the best choice for the "action" kind of feel 8-) Oh, and I have also depicted every type of weather imaginable in my past works at leats once before...but surprisingly, this is the first deviation I've made were it's actually raining :raincloud:

Oh, and credits for the helicopter-stocks go to Image*After.com everything else was drawn or shot by myself.

EDIT: - took some critiques and rotated the island to give an unstable turbulence to the scene (was perfectly straight before) Also added that dowards misty effect to add more "volume" to the rain and frame it off a bit!

Others in the set of floating islands so far...

Tropical island = Hang gardens
Morning village = High rise
City at night = Night flight
Snowy ski-lifts = Ski skies
Haunted house = Crypto night

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Gwendolyn1's avatar
wow this is so dynamic! I love it so much!
CrownedCloud's avatar
So cool, there are two things i love most here: Islands and clouds. And the concept is fantastic. This supposed to be civilization controlling nature?
Chromattix's avatar
Same here. One could say a lone cloud is like an island in the sky in itself. I remember as a kid when I used to believe in the idea of "angels on the clouds" I'd wonder how often they got stranded on one when it broke apart from another, and then dissipated, resulting in a smaller and smaller platform to stand on. Better hope those wings were functional and not just for aesthetics :floating:

In this scene here I imagined an almost steampunk-esque airship of some sorts (well, and island anyway rather than a true airship) with a race of people (or creatures perhaps) who probably had something to hide, or some kind of agenda that kept them hidden in storm clouds, generating extra lightning. No particular reason why - I just thought it looked cool =p
CrownedCloud's avatar
You and i have a lot in common ^^ and i do agree, clouds do seem like islands of they own.

And i smell a story to go with that
ejtheartist's avatar
Would it be better named lightning factory?
Chromattix's avatar
Yeah but it doesn't sound as cool ;)
IronDeltaDesigns's avatar
Reminds me of bioshock infinite
Chromattix's avatar
I've heard of those games but have never played any of them ^^;
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Maddog1996's avatar
Ultimate power :Power: !!!!!!!!!
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Code704's avatar
so much potential someone could write a poem about such happenings
FalseShepherd's avatar
I think I want to live there. :lmao:


Really well made, the detail and colouring are just too good. Very amazing piece! :nod:
Chromattix's avatar
Usually people say that about my tropical beach pictures :lol:

Glad you liked it though 8-)
FalseShepherd's avatar
Either would do, but up high makes for a good hideaway from people you don't want around you, especially with the feral storms! Haha
Misharoom's avatar
That looks kinda dangerous...
Chromattix's avatar
Only if you're right above or right below it :laughing:
Misharoom's avatar
*slowly moves from under the bottom* I'm safe now... right?
Trinitas127's avatar
Must be dangerous as hell to get up there. :raincloud:..... :skullbones: :O_o:
Chromattix's avatar
The trick is to take it wide and come in from the side. The top and bottom are a death zone :ohnoes:
Trinitas127's avatar
Lol, that first sentence rhymed. :giggle:
zlukey's avatar
This is so freaking amazing! I really need to thank you for making such a wonderful image available for the eyes... They are burning! :D
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