View Full Version : WIP: The Ruin City
21-07-2005, 03:03 PM
Ok, as I promised to Josiah-Boy some time ago to post my painting from my early stage..so here it is.:) its a bit too early and still has nothing to show, but I'll post another update later. I plan to draw a person or maybe a child on the center of this image to give a story in it. the painting is done in photoshop so far.
21-07-2005, 03:41 PM
well, not much to say of it at this point. but it does look promising. looking foward to seeing the complete work.
21-07-2005, 05:00 PM
Limion, Thanks for your kind word:). here's the work so far. at this early stage, I already know that the light come from left side. still much work to do.
21-07-2005, 05:05 PM
well it's steadily getting there. babysteps! that's the key!
21-07-2005, 05:26 PM
Nice so far Androgs. The purple in the back doesn't work so great, try some shades of blue better.
21-07-2005, 09:53 PM
limion, yup;), hehe.
Avatar, Hey mate. glad to find you here:). I think you're right. I'll try to add some blue shade for the purple building and improve the backscene later. I'm planning to give a sense of depth with more saturated color for the backpart.
here's so far:
I'm trying to define more the objects. still focus to have an overall feel for this scene.
21-07-2005, 10:47 PM
Ok, here's the last for today. I found that the middle ground is too narrow, so I enlarge the canvas size. still so rough and work for the composition now before take one step forward. also add the blue shade for the back building.
22-07-2005, 06:51 AM
hey Androgs, happy to see you bakc my friend :D... yer the pro i dont have any crits, looks perfect... so what's the theme now? look like abondon city for me...well can't wait to see this finish, impressive work like usual...
--- cheers ---
22-07-2005, 10:29 AM
hey androgs....very nice so far.... :lurve:
22-07-2005, 03:12 PM
Thanks to Avatar mentioning about the blue shades, I think its better now:D.
Xtreme, haha, thanx! glad to see you again:D. the theme is the city after the earthquake. I'm not a pro..still have to learn a lot from you all in this forum:).
kamal_anjelo, Thanks;) glad to see you here.
here's the progress so far, I scaled down the building back there, so I can get a sense of depth there. still much work to do. also begin to add an atmospheric effect for the background.
22-07-2005, 05:19 PM
here's again, still thinking what to add in this image.
22-07-2005, 05:59 PM
hmm... some poeple screaming (dead body), turn the sky lil bit more red, smoke, fog more dust or add more collapse buildings for the background maybe *looks more dramatic...
--- cheers ---
22-07-2005, 10:03 PM
Many Thanks for your suggestion, Xtreme. :)I decided to finish it. here's the final. I think I have a different perspective about this ruin city, tell me what you think;).
22-07-2005, 10:44 PM
i really like it!! the head on the man/older child looks a bit too oval though.........but awesome work!
PS-thnx for doing something that i suggested. :drool:
23-07-2005, 12:54 AM
wow, this reminds me of fallout really like the atmosphere and the fact that you focused on what´s far away rather than having much stuff in the foreground (like you began with)
mind if I put it as a desktop pic?
23-07-2005, 02:14 PM
Josiah-boy, Thanks, glad you like it, thats the point;)!
Glottis, Thanks. sure, as you wish:).
23-07-2005, 03:15 PM
I would've done the sky blue, white clouds, maybe a pinkish horizont. A car smashed by a poll, more grey building ruins in the background, more details on the foreground. Some light around the child's silhouette, bluer shadows... And to achieve depth, more detail in the foreground, less in the background, a bit of blur in the background. Focus on the child.
Here, I shifted your colors more to cold tones (blue, green), I desaturated a bit the hole image and I painted some foreground light on your characters. Blue, for atmosferic light, desaturated orange for sky light.
23-07-2005, 03:16 PM
I also blured a bit the foreground.
24-07-2005, 01:51 AM
IMO the original has more gritty dirty look, you can almost sense that the air is sandy and mouldy, so i disagree with the colour changing you did avatar.
And i like the touch that the background is what the picture is depicting, but not the foreground (plus, if you want to show a ruined city, would make more sense to put an emphasis on the city rather than 2 humans)
so imo those 2 humans aren´t the main thing in the pic but those buildings, they´re just there to say "holy **** people actually live there?"
but i agree with the lightning on the humans, there should be a bit more of it.
25-07-2005, 09:57 AM
Avatar, Thanks for taking your time to review and crits my work, :).
Glottis, yup, you got the point;).
25-07-2005, 03:05 PM
its a wonderfull WIP......and the final peoduct......i have a sugesstion....i think the road is too clean for a ruin city.....can it be a little more messy? i know u have finished the image....it's just something can add to the environment....it's my personal feeling.
25-07-2005, 07:20 PM
Raranu, Thanks for the suggestion. I think you're right. :) for this piece, I just leave it like that for now. but in future I'll try to be carefull when execute the concept. Thanks again:).
Looks great, I think all points have been made
27-07-2005, 11:11 PM
woaw, I totally awed away ^^
great to see the evolution of some stripes to the finished bit,
01-08-2005, 07:00 PM
A.S and Soring, Thanks for yours comment, I really appreciate that :).
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