This was done a month or two ago, a sort of landscape comp. The concept is a massive raft city comprised of lashed together boats, ships, tankers, junks and whatnot. It isn't fully realized, but i liked the color and the lighting n this one. Enjoy.
the lighting is gorgeous. The sails on the boat to the left---is it intentionally that "hot", as a way to have it pop from the overall all violet/yellow/red hue of the background? Seems to have just a bit too much pop for the rest for the image, but i can see it working if it was planned.
Have you ever read any other books by Stephenson? Read almost all, now halfway through his Baroque Circle.
Read Richard Morgan? William Gibson?
I have plenty of inspiration as for that, now I'm just waiting for my graphic tablet to arrive, 'cause I can't scan my scribbles anywhere.
I've been wanting to go back and redo all of my Snow Crash stuff... Improve my concepts. Someday I'll get on it. ^_^ Thanks for visiting! And check out my website for more sketches and paints related to snowcrash!
I really love the light coming through the translucent sail - it makes the picture. I do wish a few of those red-oranges made it into the rest of the piece, though - right now it's sticking out a bit instead of being part of the surroundings.
I was hoping you could answer this for me: i understand in most cases such as this, the cast shadows receive no light from the parent light souce, but if the sky and clouds (and any other form of bounce light) are so warm toned, why are the shadows cool, as if the sky were blue?
Sometimes, to a smaller effect, this looks 'off' but in the case of this piece, its not.
HOI! This is a great question, and I totally didn't ever answer you! I am totally sorry, SO a year late; The reason the shadows are cool here, is because we have a sunsetting in front of us, the reflected blue light is from the sky behind us. See? It is something that happens at a certain time of night, right before it goes dark. And I AMPED the fuck out of it, but there you go. Thanks so much for that. And do, talk to me often, I totally love your work! Cheers, Z.
yo, that is fucking AMAZING. honestly, great work man. your style is definitely getting way more refined. your feel for colors really shines in this one too, the glow and shadow in the sail is fucking breathtaking.
Let's just say, I rubbed him REALLY wrong, and he gave me really bad grades due to personality conflicts. I earned at least an A... agreed on by my peers in the class, and he gave me a C- and B- for both classes I had with him, out of friggin spite. Like a goddamned child. And I was working on that particular project in his little bitch class. The fuck.
dude, i don't see how you could get anything BUT an a! you''re the most deserving, likeable person i've ever met and your art is so beautiful! like this, i totally wish i was there like day and night. you should sue that guy. seriously. :<
wish i could come up with something more intelligent but i am feeeling too weird to be able to.
Even I would love to wake up in the morning and look out my window (or port-hole) to see that. You've taken a rather awkward if not frightening (for me atleast) senerio and made it look so devine and yerned for. SO well composed. I think the main thing that sets it off is how you have the Oceanliner/Tanker in the far ground on the right. Really sets it off nicely. Makes you realise the vast veriaty of 'boats' that would co-exhist in this wunderfully bizare world.
Thank-you for opening my eyes to something that would seem impossible and impracticle in my mind.
very nicely done. everything looks supoirb. The water could be better defined though, the shadow areas and the light areas dont quite seem like they are on the same plane (maybe some ripples across the threshold area?).
The color and lighting ARE great. It really does conjure up Stephenson's wonderful descriptions. My only critcism is that it doesn't feel quite as dirty and claustrophobic as his writing suggests; the scene seems a bit too ideal and saccharin. Good stuff