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02-12-2009, 06:54 PM
I've decided to join this forum and enter this challenge, despite the many other projects I have going. I did a quick initial sketch below. The concept is Earth is basically just completely breaking apart. You can see a large chunk of the surface floating away in the background. Right now I have the composition set in a central park type setting. This may change
06-12-2009, 12:59 AM
08-12-2009, 06:27 PM
Another idea. I think i like this better. Cracks are opening up and you can see magma pushing through. I may add solar fares coming from the left.
09-12-2009, 05:52 PM
I've rendered out Earth with Blender. I did a pass of the sphere lit normally, a pass of the specular highlight, and another pass of a white sphere with diffuse shading to create the atmosphere effect.
09-12-2009, 07:57 PM
A quick sketch of the cracking effect
10-12-2009, 07:55 PM
Added some quick solar flare. Currently working on lava. I've begun painting in the clouds, by hand.
11-12-2009, 04:50 PM
Update: Refining details of lava areas. I'm going to break up the big chunk on the left a little bit. Ignore the blotch of color on the top right.
11-12-2009, 06:56 PM
i must be honest but i liked more first sketch
11-12-2009, 07:08 PM
really? I might finish that one as well. I'm liking how my new is coming along, so I will still finish it, then probably go back to the first one.
12-12-2009, 06:02 PM
Most recent update:
14-12-2009, 03:25 AM
Comments? Anyways I've tried a new composition and sketched in some debris. What do you think?
14-12-2009, 06:14 AM
Debris look like splash of water, i would go with huge smoke(or rock/smoke/cloud/light) form, like the one atom bomb is making
14-12-2009, 08:19 AM
like the idea. i made a similar scene :)
but i dont know why the planet broken from solar flares, but like the cracks and how the magma comes up.
14-12-2009, 01:57 PM
I would add that earth crust doesn't dislocate that much, unless hit by a huge asteroid (or death star hehe); what you did is equivalent to crust going some 100 km up...(blue atmosphere ring is the measure of 20km, twice of the height of airplane flight). Keep the lava cracks, but also keep the 'roundness' of the planet.
14-12-2009, 11:17 PM
The solar flare idea was actually more of an afterthought. I may change those, but I still think they look cool. I guess the idea is that the flares are basically cooking the planet from the inside and its slowly expanding.
Don't give me any ideas with the Star Wars reference Suirebit ;) But you might be right about the amount of displacement. I just wanted to maximize the epicness. Maybe I'll scale it down a bit.
16-12-2009, 12:06 AM
I think I'm almost done with this one. I just need to refine certain areas:
I've also done a few sketches of some new ideas:
Moon hitting earth:
16-12-2009, 05:20 PM
I like the moon hitting Earth, but you should know that the moon is roughly 1/4 Earth's diameter. So, getting the angle right without losing artistic impact would be difficult. What you have there, I'm afraid, would just wind up looking like impact with an asteroid or something.
20-12-2009, 06:51 PM
Here's some progress pics of my second matte painting I've been working on this week. The debris in the last one is still sketch quality.
your new matte is coming along nicely. must say i prefer this a lot more, the composition has more impact (no pun intended) looking forward to more updates.
21-12-2009, 01:17 PM
Coming along really nicely. Keep it up.
I prefer this second matte too. It's cool. Waiting for new updates!
22-12-2009, 03:18 AM
Thanks. I guess my first matte painting wasn't so popular:). Perhaps it was more of an illustration. I'll sell it as a poster for a fake movie.
Anyways, here's some more updates in order of progress:
29-12-2009, 02:28 AM
Refined lens flare:
29-12-2009, 07:37 AM
try sum hard cracks on the earth's surface where moon has hit da earth, like how u hv done in ur previous matte, it might get da impact of more destruction...just a suggestion!
29-12-2009, 05:48 PM
This is looking very good. Great work!
03-01-2010, 03:28 PM
Yeah, that's an original and great one.....
really nice, wonderful colors
04-01-2010, 12:46 AM
love the colors too. And it looks very realistic, congrats on hitting the homerun and good luck!
04-01-2010, 12:48 AM
there is a beautifully animated youtube video that reminds me of yours check it out:
good luck :D
04-01-2010, 12:55 AM
Thank you very much everyone! Good luck on yours as well
Amasing work! I love the care with all small details in this work
05-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Great composition! Perhaps there should be more energy and brightness where the impact is occurring.
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