I've just stumbled across your pages here and I must say your art is fun, epic sci-fi. I enjoy the mix between paint and 3-d. Big spaces, big structures, so far unrealized complex technologies - GREAT!!!! This image in particular reminds me of another illustration from the 80's which featured a huge starship descending through the (presumably) Earth's atmosphere, over an ocean with a vintage 1492 clipper ship - and the length of the starship is so long that it extends beyond the horizon of the earth!!!! Maybe this is that crashed ship?!- Gus
Haha, thanks. for meshing photos, I try to make sure my values are close to the range I want them to be before adding any photo overlays. I tend to use soft light or overlay mode for overlays, and I adjust the levels/brightness/contrast of the overlay so that I get the right amount of overlaid highlights/shadows. Then I erase out the parts of the overlay that I don't want. After doing overlays, I generally go in with a hard brush to bring out certain details so that it looks more painted, and less like a simple overlay.
I thought this was a new one by ~leventep at first! Probably the scale, canvas shape, and the way you used those large shadowed areas. Very nice work man. I really like all the just-barely-visible structures in the middle crack and top right.
Thanks! I'm a fan of ~leventep's stuff (known as "SamsonReaper" on CGTalk), though I think he sometimes uses too much black! I'd love to be as fast as he seems to be, though. I actually had a leventep speedpaint in the back of my mind when I did this one...it featured a snowscape with a damaged craft of some sort, and figures in red. Possibly even inspired by the same photographs I was looking at, who knows