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pixeltek
01-10-2007, 12:29 AM
Happy New Year!

Just for grins I posted this in B&W and kind of liked the result. It's in color here, and you be the judge of that:

http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/3dLW69.htm

Karl
More new 'spacey' images on my front page:
http://www.cosmic-pearl.com

McFilms
01-10-2007, 02:26 AM
This looks great! In B&W, it has such a "classic" feel to it.

pixeltek
01-10-2007, 09:09 AM
Thanks. I somehow felt that too, and it seems to highlight different elements and B&W is probably much underrated. I thought as a possibility just doing the exhausts in color, just to make a difference, but would have made it too 'cute', if you know what I mean.

pixeltek
01-17-2007, 02:41 PM
Here is the color image. I'm still not sure which I like better. I guess they both have their own qualities.

McFilms
01-17-2007, 04:15 PM
Love it!
Definetly, they can live both ways, with each having its own sort of charm.

Optional XTRA 2 cents:
On a creative note, what are your thoughs about a bit of color in the nebula, say purple or blue (Oooo, or even a sort of electric teal) to compliment the planet & its moon's colors?

pixeltek
01-17-2007, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the comment...I've thought about that too, actually, but am working on something else right now. Maybe when the 'space bug' bites once more, I'll get back to it and play a little more with that.

adrian
01-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Have to say I like the colour one a little more, although they're both very good - and those x-wings are great!

kwills256
01-19-2007, 11:23 AM
I like the B&W one better.. I think the color one would be nicer if the planet colors were a little more subdued. I think the colors weren't as 'good' before, so something more washed out might be more 'reaslistic'. I'm torn on the nebula.. I like it white, but if you're going to do a color poster, it should probably be pale purple or blue or something, or a mix.

pixeltek
01-19-2007, 03:07 PM
Here then with a little bit of color added to the nebula, without going false-color radical. It does look better that way way, I definitely agree.
:agree:
I'm not sure on the planet. I kind of like it stronger/more intense. Again, that's the way it is with anything artistic. We all have certain ideas and ideals of how things should look, and that's what makes life and art varied and interesting.

Karl

McFilms
01-19-2007, 04:36 PM
It looks great Karl! Also, I agree with other posts that the xwings and r2 units look very cool. The choices you made opting for subtlety color-wise was a good one. It "feels" believable. On the planet colors, I dunno. You almost need the contrasts of vibrant color because of the black. But, as you mention, it's all about individual perception at this point. Very inspirational.

Now where did I put that galaxy scene???

Hmmmm....

pixeltek
01-19-2007, 11:02 PM
Thanks. Just in case you might be interested, I have an X-Wing tutorial on my website, which includes the small R2 I am using here. :D

Link on the front page.

http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/

McFilms
01-20-2007, 12:26 AM
Ooo, I know. I checked out your site (via link in signature), and was excited to see not only that, but also the tuts on adding details to hulls. I plan to experiment in my free time by following as many of the tuts as possible. I also hope to see more space stuff there, as I am also a space nut...

pixeltek
01-20-2007, 09:45 AM
I'm afraid, as far as the tutes go, that will be it, for some time to come. They take a lot of time, and between teaching high school and traveling, there is not too much of that right now. Ask me a year from now, and I might get back into it once more.

As space-related tutes go, you might like to check this one out. The guy's name is Kiers Darby, and many of us who have been kicking around some time, know his stuff from B-5 days: http://www.ap3d.com/Alternate_Perspective.htm
When there, go to the right edge, click on 'tutorials' and 'Better Space' and you will find a lot of useful info and several tutes.

Another 'oldie but goodie' is Fabio Passaro:
http://www.meshweaver.com/framesets/framesetproductsweatheringtop.htm
For really dedicated details modeling info, check out his awesome WIP of the Buck Rogers fighter.

Lst, but not least, the most detailed and impressive tutorial of Serenity by the amazing Shawn Kennedy:
He'll show you how to do this: http://www.seansgallery.com/cgi-bin/showpicture.cgi?picture=Ser_big_1024x768&menu=34
Here: http://www.seansgallery.com/tutorials/Serenity%20Tutorial-Part1.pdf
Beware!! It's really big, but worth the wait.

Karl

pixeltek
01-20-2007, 10:08 AM
One more thing: Sean Kennedy, AKA enromanric, AKA treybor has a complete listing of links for the Serenity tutorials here: http://www.seansgallery.com/tutorials/

Karl

McFilms
01-21-2007, 12:03 AM
Man! That's just great stuff, no doubt!

And, very cool of you to share the links as well. Each new image I see becomes fuel to feed my drive to continue creating, and above all, learning.


Thanks a bunch Karl!

bobakabob
01-21-2007, 06:00 AM
Nice work - sharp clean modelling and good composition :thumbsup: