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Shadows of Elysium by TobiasRoetsch Shadows of Elysium by TobiasRoetsch

Shadows of Elysium

:bulletblack: I proudly present my latest wallpaper. The story: You are in the captain's office right after a larger fight. The ship was heavily damaged but the homefleet was successful. At the moment you are on the search for the rest of the escaped aggressors. The captain starts to have doubts about his mission, his job and his life...


:bulletred: Ok I tried new things in this pic and I'm pretty happy with it's outcome. I ever wanted to creat a flight-scene with larger ships. To avoid confusion: the thing on the right side is an extraterrestrial transmitter. I thougt it's nice to implement new elements to the common stuff. It basically is a mattepainting, textures were taken from There'll be only one resolution this time (via download). It's a larger wide-screen so you shouldn't have problems by sizing it down (or adding borders for your personal scree-size).

I appreciate every comment, fav and email, as always :thighthug:
Thanks to ~LordDaroth for the title :)
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I love it. However, there are only three things that stand out to me on this piece.

One-The captain's shadow. It seems out of proportion/perspective to me. I feel as though it should be larger and/or more spread out.

Two- The melted metal--or maybe it's a sculpture, I don't know. Regardless, it doesn't look right. It doesn't blend at all. Also, a weapon hit that close to the Captain's office so that a bulkhead would melt into his office, there would most likely be a breach there, and then no more Captain. If it's a sculpture, discard what I said about the logical part of it being there, and instead focus on its blending, namely where it meets the ceiling. I can see an edge, and do not think it blends well at all. There would most likely be a plaque, would there not?

Three- The View Screen. It's a nice touch, but I don't think it's at an angle that adds depth to the piece at all. If you had angled it, perhaps, it would have been much more striking and made the piece pop more.

My critique aside, it's a wonderful piece.
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now that does not look too bad here. you're almost able to create yourself a background story by just looking at the scene.

the cuts in the glass are a bit distracting though. somehow it looks like the cuts are not exactly reacting to the light from the scene. maybe some more painting extensions here and there to get the most out of these cuts in the glass to get a bit more integration. i'm also referring to the fact that this window's glass should be very thick (it's space and vacuum out there)... and the cuts look a bit flat.

for me, right now, the cuts are a bit too dominant too. the rough contrast they create feel like it tears the pic apart a bit. but that's just my sight of things.

all the other parts, atmosphere, lighting... really nice. good stuff.
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JanseeChang Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Kharune Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Looks awesome :)
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   Digital Artist
thanks :)
jcmmanuel Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014
One of my top favorites on my desktop. I always have to smile when this one shows up. Brilliant, with the cracks in the window etc.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
narrva Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
This is why you don't use force push on a spaceship's window.
ForerunnerX1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
GuardianLord Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It is really amazing how you can create such a rich and detailed story from such a simple image. And then you do it again and again with each new work. wonderful.
griffiths121 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you continue with these and make a sort of story from amazing photo's. Really thought about and some amazing detail.
Lascas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Captain seems to have a lot of issues for this mission. I think he has more on his mind then just the mission at hand.
jrvolta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Great work
SearchProjects Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nhwd111 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artist
shadows everyone~
prashant0251 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
awsm wallpaper super likeeee[link]
michikosama Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Writer
I think I will stay a while and bask in the glory of how awesome you are. Only thing I noticed is how it looks like he's reaching to place his hands instead of leaning on them. The fingers almost look curved.
Other than that I am in awe of you abilities.
MarV0Ss Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Veery nice!! :+fav:
Your artwork looks absolutely realistic and i really feel the doubt of the captain. very well expressed.
Allso nice detail on the glass/holo-sceen and the transmitter. Your vision of a space-fleet containing larger ships worked out nicely ^^ :)
dccomic123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
that is EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RebelliousRehan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i can spend my entire day looking through ur albums
graudon7507 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
kilo139 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
good job.... now if i where teh captain id go get me a new ship
Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this guy don't seem long for this world if his view screen break any more.
magiisto-999 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
taenaron, people like u make me feel like braindead newb, i hate u for your works ;]

they're all absolutely stunning.

im waiting to see your matte paintings in next star wars movie ;]

TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
hehe thank you :)
NewYears78 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Man I Love everything you do..wish I had money to commission you for a piece for my website.

Amazing stuff, I'd like to fav every one!
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Digital Artist
hehe thanks :)
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautifully crafted and very thought provoking. This kind of image is what sci-fi should be about, not only the technological advancements which reach to the threshold of turning technology into the next embodiment of a man made god, but the underlying human aspect in which the mind becomes the focal point of all actions and events.
Gazz6666 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Simply amazing
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you ;)
ChurchKennings Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
This is Wonderful! Great Job!
cryptomatic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Amazing job
reminds me of a video game
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Digital Artist
explodinggoatgames Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
This is absolutely breathtaking. The story it tells, the detail, the vivid color.

We're making a space combat card game... I'll be in touch!
korblborp Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like he doesn't want the viewport to finish cracking...
korblborp Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like he doesn't want the viewport to finish cracking...
nightxxtrain Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's simply gorgeous. I literally couldn't breathe.

Keep up the good work!!

Hollowlaughingman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I like it keep it up.
0re0z Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
This is amazing! And the perspective is really cool!
SML3000 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The glass fractures and everything else, background story including, is perfect. 10/10. :thumbsup: That's what I think.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
Gnomyst Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Great work, I love it!
Ashkanie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sublime, tout simplement sublime
webtrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Love it!
Laiven2150 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
very well done and nicely put together.
Likozor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Likozor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
AMVdesign Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Inspirational! :+fav:
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you :)
TiberianLangston Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Wait, this is off from Star Wars, isn't?
splintered13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This is now being featured at
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