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Submitted on
May 10, 2013
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3.2 MB


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Created with Photoshop CS6 and Intuos 4 tablet.

I wanted to create a Star Wars style concept scene, the complex in the background is a military base in an outer rim planet, including a huge communications facility. Background adjusted from PDP desert sunrise 601.

In the foreground is a security detail on patrol and the craft dropping off change of shift. The ship concept will be following soon.

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What can I say? This is what true sci-fi art is about; illustrating the incredible.

This is so reminiscent of the sci-fi of my era, in book and film. We have here rich colour, scale, dramatic effect, and unusual design.

The landscape is simple but powerful, the base is amazing showing the power of achievement and technology, the backdrop is jaw dropping and looking at this piece makes my heart skip a beat – no joke, it does. Great art does this.

The base of the installation is excellent in execution – minimal lights to indicate activity of sorts.

Overall this piece is just delicious.

If there are any niggles, they are these; not enough lights to emphasise scale and activity, and no aircraft or wildlife flying pass to give the picture a sense of purpose/effect. That said, this place could be at dawn or dusk, or a quiet day; its just me being greedy.

Wonderful stuff sir – just wonderful.
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Sorry this is a short critique.
The lighting color and sense of depth are really good. The picture is very evocative and I immediately liked it. My only constructive criticism is the perspective. It's only a small niggle, but we should, being lower in altitude, be able to see the underside of the mushroom dome. As it is, the base of the top mushroom dome section appears as a line parallel to the horizon. As the dome is circular in plan view, and as it is actually above the observer, the edge of the base of the top dome should scribe an oval rather than a line. This is what distracts me from fully enjoying the otherwise beautiful and powerful scene. The way it looks to me as you have rendered it, is that the mushroom shaped building is leaning directly toward the observer a bit like he leaning tower of Pisa.
I would absolutely love to see a perspective corrected version of this. Then I'd give it 5stars.

Your friend,

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TheDrydenExperiment Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have loved this piece since I first saw it.
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, wish I could do more but no time nowadays.
LWJackn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought I had commented but can not find it...

What can I say? I am often drawn to images labeled "Outpost", and this one didn't disappoint! ;)
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you mate. not sure where ur original comment went then..
DanBrownCGI Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very fine picture. And, except for the small perspective problem that JamesF63 stated, is basically flawless. The emotive power of the scene is what really stands out to me. I instantly knew what was happening in the scene, and the careful balance of negative and positive space in the piece was very well-executed. I am very pleased to have come across this work.

Nice job, Sargy. :)
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well a comment like that from an artist such as yourself is praise indeed, you have basically said what I was aiming for in the picture, I agree with the perspective issue but it is a small issue I think, I really did love creating this piece, one of my best.

your comment is much appreciated.

Chris =)
atackart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice, lovely mood!
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thx mate =)
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A well chosen Avatar - I would love to do a version of this - but this is perfect :D
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just had to look at this again - C'est bon :D
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