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Old 13-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #31
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Nice progress Tjerk!
Are you gonna do some color grading in the end, adding a dominant hue or something? That might work in leveling the overall look of the image.
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Old 13-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #32
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I think the scale and perspective of the statues&stairs is off, you need to rework them or find other statues in the right perspective. I would also get rid of that fire crack in the tree (or whatever it is) and adjust the contrast on statues.

Another thing that bothers me is that light is coming from all over the places; for instance the right tree has light coming from right, the statues have light coming from left (and too strong for a forest) and the forest itself has light coming from front...

Last but not least, I agree with what was said about the far away opening/light. I think that if you remove it, half the lighting issues are solved.

Don't get me wrong, the only reason I'm posting this is because I think this image has potential and could qualify if you work on what I just said

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Old 13-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #33
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Hi Everybody, i listened to the comments and i want to share my new concept. There are alot of tiny mistakes in here, but i first want to know what you think of the project going in this " darker " direction. If people like it, i will build on this further.

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Old 13-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #34
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Nah, the colors look odd when you do this.

The coolness before relied on the bloom and lightning...

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Old 13-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #35
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Nah, the colors look odd when you do this.

The coolness before relied on the bloom and lightning...

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Hi, I liked the bloom effect as well, but people are complaying on the light background and the light coming from everywhere. When i remove the light from the background or change it to a more normal one, the scene looks odd... When i make i more dark, i like it as well, but its different
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Hi,

I'd prefer the dark one with torches lighting the path and some volumetric moon light entering the forrest. Either way, good luck.
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hi everybody, here is an update for the more mystic version.

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[QUOTE=Suirebit-3DT;783586]I think the scale and perspective of the statues&stairs is off, you need to rework them or find other statues in the right perspective. I would also get rid of ..........QUOTE]

Hi, i changed alot. What do you think of it at the moment? I personally like the daylight version more. Although this darker version first the topic a bit better...

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Old 14-04-2010, 05:45 AM   #39
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You don't have to take away all those lights, what if you just lower some of them...
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Old 14-04-2010, 07:43 AM   #40
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I like it!
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Hi Everybody,

i had some more time to work on everything now. I changed some things. I did not like the lights on the sticky bones and the way everything was working to the back. Because of this the focus was too much on the background. Also i deleted some elements from the scene, because i did a little bit too much with it. Its more subtle know. I know it is different from what everybody else is making.

They are making the more traditional digitalle matte paintings, but i liked to used the technique in a different way. I hope that you like this last update and ill continue to make minor adjustments.

The idea of the light bulbs came from a somehow futuristic vision. When people think of aztek of egyptian culture alot of people believe they get there knowledge from the " aliens " and so i liked the idea of lightbulbs in a forest with no electric wiring.

Here is the picture and hope you like it.


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Old 15-04-2010, 08:24 AM   #42
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Looks better and better...one major thing is the blur. behind the statue at the left the bg is too blurry. the skull looks awesome but off the picture..so may you can sharpen the stone rock and paint some shadows. the bright green leaf at the right behind the tree looks off...because there is no attachment to nothing. My eyes follows the path into the BG, may you can add another Statue there or something bigger mysterious thing.

you have to watch carefully to the perspective and scaling issues at the floor near the stairs in the right side off the picture. the grass and leafes are too big and blurry in comparision to the stairs i think.

AHH and the light bulbs are great...but may you can add a distort there (hot light bulb^^) or an attachment to the socket.

I hope you understand me...my english is not so good.

I like your picture more and more...and hope i can help you a little bit.

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Still a nice scene. But now I couldn't tell if it's night or day, probably due to the strongly lit/backlit plants on the right (which looks really nice by itself).
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I like it.
Maybe you can add some sort of effect on the light coming from the bulbs, as if its powered by plasma energy or something. It needs something to give it a more "alien" look.
And maybe some bugs flying around it, like Moths and mosquitoes.
But I like it.
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Nice work, you made a nice progression!!
Your project will be in my favorites!
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