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'Mindcage' by inetgrafx 'Mindcage' by inetgrafx
Hi there,

Trying to paint "radiosity-a-like",
I'd like to present my latest artwork: "Mindcage".
It's entirely done with Photoshop 7 using a Wacom Intuos2 A4 board.
No references were used, therefore Illumination is "handmade".
I've used several textures to achieve interesting structures on the surfaces.

A Preillumination painting is shown here: [link]
The Original measures 2000x1500.

I'd be happy about every constructive critics and comments!
Thanks in advance,

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oppositex Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Yes. Beautiful.
Sapha Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing atmosphere..!
This is absolutely stunning, love the colors and texture!
evoeight Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
intense dramatic lighting, amazing no-refs!
Maksn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a dismal atmostphere. :(
Yoshi7Link Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
love the eerie touch
crossfade008 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Ooowww :) nice picccccc rly ;) i like that kind .. so if any 1 hv GOthic pics like that kind plzzzzzzzz send me .. :) .. i like it .. amayzing btw ;)
JWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional
This is a cage indeed. :o

But awesome, amazing artwork!
Amux Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007   General Artist
NTGreen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spent 2 weeks in Turkey last fall ...the light and shadow in this image really bring back the feeling of an ancient and arid land. For me there is an impression of isolation and lonliness ... for all the light you can"feel" something dark; for such a simple image it really says a lot! Great!
(Of course it could simply be an incredible painting of a room and it is just my imagination taking a stroll but you certainly have provided a wonderful avenue for my little sojourn ;-))
thamior666 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
OMG ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! SO NICE !
lpowell Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
This is a wonderful and provocative piece. Everything, the textures, lighting, is perfect. A commendable job. :D
oyviop Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
xxJ0YL0VENiMExx Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Awww,, it looks like noone won the tic tac toe. ><
justcallmemaddie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
ah, soo peaceful. really, this is very nice.
nothing-glory Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
I love the feeling.
sajmon87 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
cool :-) simply, but look really, really good :D
added to :+fav:
ivansivak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional
Sometimes even the most simple things are the most beautifull, regardless of the sad energy they might carry. Daniel, welcome on my :+fav: list. Cheers m8! :santa: :beer::nod:
PhobiaphobicX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006   Photographer
This is lovely. The light effects are great. Nice one!
Softish Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so freckin awsome that i just love it and have to fave. :P :clap:
ObscuralNight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
MaxMG Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Professional Photographer
beautiful. i love it because it simplistic. less is more
eking Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Very artistical
atelierkei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
is sooo hipnoting!!
letras Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Great work on the textures. My only questions is, where is the shadow of the pot? (It doesn't quite look grounded)

Keep up the good work!
Iocus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Make this a print so I can put it on my wishlist! :beg:

- ][ocus
Iocus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Absolutely beautiful. Photo-realistic. That is amazing!

- ][ocus
YamiKatherine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005   Writer
Why is it always a square...?
I really like this=D
indeathwefall Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
+fav SO watching you! The more i see, the better you are! I love your work!
auramante Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
This is really good.. specially all the textures you used and such (the ceiling and floor look completly real) .. but I'm assuming this is some kind of radiosity practice or whatever.. so I'm gonna comment on your radiosity (from what I know/think/think I know). The first thing that caught my eye was the square of light on the wall... and how much brighter it is than the one on the floor.. it also has edges pretty defined (which the floor doesn't have), so I would say tone down brightness on the wall... even if the wall has a different color and reflects more, light... it just seems a little odd, and blur the edges a bit more.. specially upwards. Oh, and cut the light when it reaches the other wall cos if you really wanted a bit of the light square to hit the other wall.. then the upper edge has to be horizontal.. which is not (its a bit inclined).
What else... hmm.... oh, the board on th other wall.. its some kind of hole in the wall, right? ... well, put some light on the left edge and upper edge (here not so much since already has some). And 2 last things... I think the light should reflect right above the window... like this imagine: the light comes in from the window in the angle you hinted... it hits the floor.. it hits the wall really low... then it goes on the front wall above the window........... did you understand that at all? ..I hope so. And the last thing.... add some shadow on the left side of the jar.. like almost black. That's it, again.. it's all my opinion... the truth is I don't know much about these things, so I'm just kinda guessing. :rose:
Vanxee Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't beleve.
t-r-u-e-l-o-v-e Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
this is fantastic !!!
IndigNo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! ^^ ... breathtaking....
Jazer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
that's really excellent stuff man. IMHO Painting is the highest form of art ... well done.
hobbitfreak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
Wow, that looks great. I love all the little details, especially in the walls. +fav
archanjel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
I agree with annisahmad... I love it, this is beautifuly render out your shadows and every thing come together very nice... Looks like a 3d render great job man....
annisahmad Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
this.. is a masterpiece. simply put.
Light-and-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent piece, great work integrating the textures into the pre-illum image, and the illumination is very good. Only the jar seem a little out of place (maybe it's contrast with the more detailed textures), but it's an excellent pic anyway.
F8l3dr3ams Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
i've felt like i've been locked in that very room for the last two weeks. This is a wonderful piece. the lighting and the textures really make it a jaw-dropping picture to gaze upon for hours on end.
MattJWood Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, I like your image a lot. The textures you used are top notch and look great. I must say for using only photoshop I am impressed. The light coming in from the left really draws your eyes then, beams of light send it through the pic to the shine on the wall. The only thing I think needs a little work is the light on the right wall is really intense, it might be nice to take the intensity down a little. Other than that good stuff!!
alexiuss Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! How did you magically apply textures to walls in photoshop?
Is there some kind of a function for it?
tenchigirl15 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
o beautiful!! :flirty: I love the texture color!! :D great job!! :clap:
Darkwoods Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
This work is absolutly fantastic!
I love the athmosphere in it!
Great job!!
mal-callm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
uhmmm.. great
Aragon-san Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004   Digital Artist
Phantastisch! Das Licht, die Texturen, die Details an den Wänden, der Gesamteindruck... Ich mag die Atmosphäre des Bildes: desolat und karg aber gleichzeitig warm und sicher. Der Link zum früheren Arbeitsschritt ist auch sehr hilfreich.

Definitives :+fav: von mir
dweezil07 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
How you handled the roof and floor detail, comparing your preillumination to post-illumination is awesome. A couple hints would be great.. ;)
dapejn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
Super Arbeit, deine Bilder gefallen mir sehr!
dreasama Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Simple,yet detailed......
darkevil Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
My godddddddd !
Exellent work ! ^^ fav for you bro ! ^^
Gods-Jester Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004   Writer
I wish I had even an inkling of how you made this, but it is amazingly awesome, phenominally fantastic and other alliterating appraisals. Can't think of much else to say except fantastic job. Do you create the textures yourself or are these textures that you found on photoshop and then applied?
inetgrafx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
There were no reference, no photos envolved!
That should be the clew of it .. I tried to paint radiosity, usually I use this feature in 3D works.

Thanks for your comments!
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