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The Legacy

My first painting in 2008. After a few more quiet settings in my paintings I had to create an ‘action’ piece for my portfolio. A painting which contains some eyecatching elements. Generally I would say this painting was not a planned one. It evolved while I played with it. The longer I worked on it the more detail I explored within the picture. I constantly got ideas on how to make it even more interesting. I guess you could interpret this painting as a recapitulation of my last years experience, just in case you want to have an explanation of a deeper meaning in this painting. In the end, once again, I worked too long on it. But the overall result is satisfying. It’s a nice addition to my collection… and very different to my usual works so far.

Technique wise I worked with a matte painting mixture again. I would settle the pic more into "paintings" though. It is worked out very rough since I wanted a concept art like look. The new thing I tried in this painting was to use filters. A lot of filters. Mainly to create a certain kind of look for the brush strokes and other elements like textures. I still have to work on that technique and I think it will help me with a few things in the future. To add interesting foliage i used vuedesprit to create some stand ins.

30hrs – photoshop – vue – intuos 3 - 5200px wide

Detail shots to see the influence of the filters i used: [link]

This wp pack (can be found here: [link] ) contains 2 wp versions in different sizes:
1600x1200 – 1280x1024 – 1024x768 – 800x600 - ca 4mb

Happy Viewing!

PS: 2 Days ago i even dreamed of a meteor crashing down on earth. That was the most weird dream i ever had... but that's a different story.
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Holy crap. This is just like a replica of the scene I depicted in my latest books, Raptus. It's a scene of space debris falling through the atmosphere and crashing into lush jungles. Stunning pic.
Babbolicious Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me it looks more like a spacecraft coming to a bad crash landing somewhere in the Southern Pacific...maybe this is going to be the only way we humans will be able to obtain the missing technology we need to be able to live a future portray by Hollywood quicker X3

A Spacecraft the size of 10 Football fields crashes and parts of it are scattered in a 200 mile square radius that 5 years later we get to see flying cars, technological marvels unleashed, new source of GREENER fuel, healthier good tasting food, the cure to many unsolved illness and diseases and even a new species of critters that alter the face of this world and eventually by 2050 the Moon will be completely colonize as well as Mars <3 as well as by then about 30 other races from across the galaxy finally moved in after the first spaceport is build 30 miles above the North Pole :3
keyblademaster113 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Dear God Man, This is Amazing!:D
TiberianLangston Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
WOW That is so amazing! For my opinion, its even look like Tiberium astroids that entered the planets atmosphere and hit one near Tiber River where Italy has taken place (Command & Conquer: Tiberium Reference.) You have the amazing picture ever!
Clarity92 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Is there a backstory to this piece or did it just come to your mind?
thePEACEBONE Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008

Takiusa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student General Artist
awesome work 8D

AlexIKaine Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Oooh, lovely and dramatic
Wes2299 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
The meteors are nice.
dustycrosley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You seem to be the only artist that pulls off such saturated colors so well. Very intriguing. I generally tend to stay away from filters but this has me thinking otherwise. If you dont mind me asking, which ones did you use?

tigaer Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
sorry for the late reply... well... ';paint daubs' or something... is a good filter i like to play with. enhancing details and stuff. generally... play around with the filters a bit. maybe it helps you to enhance details where you would not expect it. :)
dustycrosley Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, no problem about the late reply. Since this posting I have started using some filters here and there. You are right, correctly placed they can be very helpful. :)
Lyguani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist
very cool man. I thought of Crysis too, I wish I could say some insipering words or something to help you with youre works. Like critiqueing or something but I just don't know, sorry >_>....its dang good tho!! The meteor with the green in it reminds me of Tiberium(from Comand&Conquer). It does look more like a painting tho...I think thats what you where going for. =D
ramybws Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
oh there's a moon and a sun .. interesting :P jokin .. very nice
Dr-Widget-Media Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Very cool, I think what I like about it most is its not all smooth and polished, there is some edge to it, and there would be certainly edge to the world if that was happening to it (if you understand what I mean) :)
TerraSpaceStock Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   Digital Artist
we just started and will have some realistic planets made in c4d in a day or two (not the green ones)

and would be please if u could use our work in yours.. it would be awesome.
tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thx for the offer... nonetheless i will stay with my own stuff. thank you.
QaysA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The meteor and the mountains are amazing. Not so confident about the rest. Nice though!!
nightxxtrain Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool
Isarl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I especially like the colours in the sky in this work.
At0mArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful , what else to say?
redswiss Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Interface Designer
wow, thats beautifull :heart:
looks great :P
cool painting ;)
napster89 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
hey! Great work (again) :D

It's painted with Wacom tablet?
Crazy-Rat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
I love how you drew the crystals and the electricity around the meteorites:)
tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yes, the idea to that came pretty late in the process. i'm happy how it turned out then.
JJcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the meteors, very nice painted feeling to them.. although the lightning looks odd in some places on the jungle.
But nice work there
FranceHopper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting change. Not bad; I like it.
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Pretty sweet man, I like the roughness in the detailed work here. Nice colors and neat composition!
philcopain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
Amazing !!!!
you took a picture of the end of the world !!! ;)
Vila4480 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Digital Artist
love the fire :)
powerpointer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Someone's been playing Crysis, definitely looks like a scene from there :D

Very beautiful. Love the look and feel of it.
Tubbster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
amazing work :+fav:
Sequeena Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
You've been featured! [link] :D
StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Wow, this looks like a photograph. Excellent work!
ZoeHandan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Awesome colours and details! Excellent work! :)
The1Blur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. very nice piece!
somo3103 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
mich erinnert das bild weniger an farcry sondern mehr an conceptarts für final fantasy 10
in jedem fall sehr gut gemacht! find die blauen streifen im meteor super, hat dadurch was mysthisches.

tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
bin leider nie in den genuss von ff gekommen. :) freut mich das es gefällt.
Alexchiu1291 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Simply beautiful!
Armarant Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Ooo, I LOVE that meteor/comet! The blue swirls really give it the "Ooo, thats definitely not from this world" taste :D Great job as always.
The-Pwnisher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
WOW, AMAZING!!! You are seriously amazing. I just got a tablet and hope to do something somewhere close to this in the future
doozerdan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
That is an amazing picture Chris. It most certainly is eye catching!
Alvar101 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Amazing! I love it! :+fav: :faint:
etheraiel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow this is MINDBLOWING! Stunning colors and excellent composition! A perfect 10! =)
webby85 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
fantastic work, real sunset of fire!
wormthingy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Whoa, I had almost exactly the same image in my head last week. :confused:
Difference being a man in a suit standing in the way of a meteor closer to the viewer, just a blank stare, no panic or any emotion at all, a split second from impact.
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job on this! ^o^
CKTalons Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Bitchin, dude.
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
sehr schick ;)
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