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Scharb 07-31-2012 05:35 PM

Alien Cloudscape - Jan Sarbort
Hi all,
I started to "paint" this evening, so here is my first wip.
Used photoreferences from, and they are great.

Scharb 08-07-2012 05:48 PM

Finally done some progress. I'm attaching the second wip. Still wondering about the horizon, and it's back part. So far I'm not sure what to create there. I like this variant, it's nice, but I'm afraid not so much logical.
This is my first serious experience with cloudscape, and I found it very interesting to work on.

A lot of fun on this matte. Hope you like it.

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Scharb 08-10-2012 02:50 PM

Hi all,
played with some lights, thinking about composition. No cool work on textures so far :).

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Jaxko 08-10-2012 04:26 PM

I really love the flow of the clouds you created for the sort of vortex' at the bottom!
good luck in the competition, its really awesome to watch everyone progress in different ways.

Scharb 08-11-2012 11:27 AM

Hi Jaxko,
nice to see you here. Thanks, I also looking forward for your work. Yes, you are right, it's always great in these challenges, I like it too. Good luck with your matte.

Scharb 08-14-2012 02:22 AM

Small update, I've worked a little bit on textures of background, plus some details..

Scharb 08-24-2012 03:03 AM

Another update. I've played with mood a little. I tried dark version, but it was not too good. Attaching a thumbnail of it.

I wanted create overall paint layer over textures first, but this was too interesting. :)
Paintover as next step.

I believe, fog lying on the bottom, with some sunbeams in itself could be interesting. But also tricky.

Attaching cropped version, hope you like it.

Scharb 08-24-2012 07:22 PM

Some texture cleaning and experiments. I want respect the concept a little bit more, so there is darker version again.

Scharb 09-06-2012 03:48 PM

Hi all,
attaching pre-final. There is still some work, mainly on details.

I've redone BG because of grain in textures and moved star down, because of cropped version.
I just tried to flip the Space vertically, and it created another cool variant, which I like maybe more than the original one :) (image at the bottom).

Still not sure about big clouds in BG.

Hope you like it.

kire 09-07-2012 01:57 AM

I'm impressed how this developed. Looks amazing now, well done.

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