It rocks! In fact I could see this on a rock album cover. Really nice work going on here
nice work harmonic. with the pieces together its looking very swell. good job.
"To see a world in a grain of sand..." -William Blake
Awesome scene layout, all the elements really work with each other and the flames give the piece alot of life .
Looking forward to the next update, great work!
KrakenCMT thanks, I appreciate that!
Drakelot Thank you!
Shapeworldwide Thanks for your suggestions, I found them extremely helpful. I am working on putting them into effect. Especially the idea about the fire that really helped. I am working on the fire interacting with his body a lot more and am really liking it. I will post an update on that soon.
Captain Sensible thanks! Yeah it would be a sweet rock album cover! Maybe someday
Gohanf22 Thank you!
spimmy thanks! I am glad you think everything is working together, I feel like it is but its good to get some confirmation.
I decided to start laying everything out for the final image on separate 2.5d layer es. I still have a lot to do but I felt like i need a frame of reference to see how things are working together. So as I continue working I will delete a layer out and replace it with the updated piece.
I did this quick test, I took the original concept painting and used it as an image in the fog and got this result with some photoshop tweaking. The fire spiral looks terrible because I started over on it due to exploding ploys.
Last edited by Harmonic; 01-28-09 at 05:42 PM.
Wow, it's amazing piece.....like I've said before it's like an art work...
fluxist8070 and SolidSnakexxx than you both, I really appreciate your very kind comments!
Update for today.
I have been working on integrating the fire spiral into his body. So far its all move and inflate, just trying to get a pleasing silhouette. I will carve in more detail later.
And still slowly finalizing the sculpt.
Looking good man! Keep it up it looks like this is going to be a nice piece once you've finished it up.
spimmy thanks I apricite that.
entrop23 thanks, I think the flames are adding a lot of life to the sculpt. And yes I LOVE Alex Grey, he is one of my biggest artistic inspirations.
This is just looking better and better! My only crit is that in terms of value in the image the flames aren't bright enough. They look great against the black background but don't seem to stand out enough in the composite. They would also play a big part in the illumination of what's around it. Looking awesome other than that!
wow, this is definitely gripping ..I like the fire version a lot...really heat up the model well
Hey Captain Sensible thanks for the crit. That is really helpful. I am definitely going to keep your advice in mind when lighting the final image.
SolidSnakexxx thanks, I am glad you like the fire!
Last edited by Harmonic; 01-30-09 at 01:54 PM.