Drilling Core

By Titus Lunter

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Date Added: 2nd November 2011
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http://www.u2644.com (opens in new window)
Email:
titus.lunter@gmail.com  
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This started out as a doodle but I really enjoyed the possibilities it had so I decided to take it one step further. The setting is a clear tribute to Craig Mullin's work on Final Fantasy Spirits Within which has always been a source of inspiration to me because of its impressive color palette and clear sci-fi style.
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Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Mon, 20 February 2012 9:35am
Constructive comment: some more reference of old boats.Great athmos! Like the lighting/ambient.
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Greenhouse (Forums) on Sun, 19 February 2012 2:52pm
Wow! Beautiful and dramatic scene. Excellently executed as always!
Eydi (Forums)
Eydi (Forums) on Sun, 19 February 2012 2:40pm
Very great work! and the palette and composition are perfect.
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Sun, 19 February 2012 1:11pm
@Washka: Yeah, a little more guidance would probably help give this piece a bit more focus. Something for my next interior one =)here is my latest:[img]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/049/8/b/edge_of_the_earth_by_u2644-d4q48ak.jpg[/img]
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Wed, 08 February 2012 9:22am
Seems you like abandoned pieces, post-apocalyptic moods?Some more focus for the eye on this last one could help, playing with lighting, contrast or lill' details elements Idk (just a lazy comment).Great work!
Avatar-3DT (Forums)
Avatar-3DT (Forums) on Tue, 07 February 2012 11:32pm
Very cinematic piece, nicely done! :)
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Tue, 07 February 2012 5:17pm
Thanks everyone for the positive support on all the stuff I made so far! Always appreciate the support.Here is the latest one:Oh and for those who don't know:Official FB || [url]https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893[/url]Official Site || [url]http://www.u2644.com/[/url][img]http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/038/e/8/the_mall_by_u2644-d4oycbd.jpg[/img]
Luffie (Forums)
Luffie (Forums) on Sat, 04 February 2012 4:56am
That 'Sacrament' piece rocks, love the atmospehere, but not enough destruction! haha
Ignacio197 (Forums)
Ignacio197 (Forums) on Thu, 02 February 2012 3:07pm
I like the atmosphere and scale of this last image. The contrast between lighted and shaded areas on ground is well achieved.
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Thu, 02 February 2012 1:13pm
@Avatar: Yeah, I heard that from a colleague before I finished it as well. I think more ruins would be better, but it was getting a bit too cluttered for my taste; it was taking away focus / detail ratio from the center. So next time I suppose I'd do it a bit different. Thanks for the input!
Avatar-3DT (Forums)
Avatar-3DT (Forums) on Thu, 02 February 2012 1:08pm
Looking ace. Nice and derelict 'tho I think some kind of ruins in the background would have made it look more "armaggedonish".
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Wed, 01 February 2012 6:32pm
This is my latest painting. A tribute to Craig Mullins work on the Capitol building, I think it was for Fallout. More on his website: [url]www.goodbrush.com-[/url] absolutely amazing works and I had to do something with the atmosphere for my latest series titled: 'Armageddon'. This is piece nr1. 'Sacrament' Hope you like it =)[img]http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/032/b/d/sacrament___tribute__by_u2644-d4objjp.jpg[/img]
Ignacio197 (Forums)
Ignacio197 (Forums) on Wed, 25 January 2012 2:15pm
Good scene. I like the scale of it.
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Greenhouse (Forums) on Tue, 24 January 2012 3:21pm
Wow! The light is awesome! Likwise the color palette! I studyed your images from the first till this last, and there is a big development in your technique and presentations! Hope to se much more from you!Best regards
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Mon, 16 January 2012 6:18pm
Inspired by "Independance day"?
Eydi (Forums)
Eydi (Forums) on Sun, 15 January 2012 5:33pm
Great painting. Color palette is brilliant :)
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Sat, 14 January 2012 4:29pm
Nice stuff man, good work there!
TimeActor (Forums)
TimeActor (Forums) on Sat, 14 January 2012 11:10am
I wonder how guys like you doing such great works and are not in that business!?All pix ive seen are awesome!
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Fri, 06 January 2012 4:22pm
Cheers ipranawake. I'll go check it out. I think I've seen it but it never hurts to look it over again! And I've got a few really cool things lined up in the meantime to keep me busy so I'm not actively looking :)
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Ipranawake (Forums)
Ipranawake (Forums) on Sun, 01 January 2012 11:59pm
Happy new year .... If you don't have hired from a studio already, and if you are creating a portfolio right now ... just go to "Feng Zhu Design School" web site and in the free tutorial section Mr Feng (The master concept artist) is giving you some killer tips on how to compile a working portfolio ... Follow this link .... [URL="http://www.fzdschool.com/free_tutorials.htm"]http://www.fzdschool.com/free_tutorials.htm[/URL]You stand a great chance man ... all the best .....
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Sun, 01 January 2012 9:16pm
Pretty cool :)Happy new year!
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Sun, 01 January 2012 8:19pm
Hope you guys had a nice New Years and thanks for all the kind repliesHere's my latest to kick off the new year[img]http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/001/1/5/invasion_by_u2644-d4kyf15.jpg[/img]
Avatar-3DT (Forums)
Avatar-3DT (Forums) on Wed, 21 December 2011 2:58am
Very beautiful work you have here. Its a wonder you haven't yet found a studio to hire you.
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Diego De Almeida (Forums) on Tue, 06 December 2011 11:12am
Great stuff !!
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Sun, 04 December 2011 2:54pm
Very true man, environmental art can be extremely nice, and also very useful :)
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Sun, 04 December 2011 11:42am
Hey Guys,Well to answer your questions; first off it depends on what I paint, for this I had some photo ref so it was easy to determine perspective from there, but for other paintings I sometimes use a 3D modeling program to place some cubes to get a sense for the scene (I never box model the scene, well - not yet, it is something I want to get into to force more extreme compositions and designs)Working from a plate to finish on this one takes me about 20 hours (mostly because Im working blind - as in, I have no idea what I am making)And that answers the last question too - this is not for a game but it's very similar to stuff I have done for games (when for games this takes me anywhere between 10 and 16 hours), I guess it kinda sneaks into my style and never leaves! I hope I can make more of this stuff for games in the future since it's something I really love to do. Enviro art can be so underrated sometimes!
Eydi (Forums)
Eydi (Forums) on Fri, 02 December 2011 1:55pm
[QUOTE=ignacio197;888578]I like the composition and atmosphere of your images. For starters, how do you define the scenes ? Is this fully made in photoshop or do you use anything else to place the elements and get the right perspective? How long does it take you to make each one of these (roughly) ?Thanks![/QUOTE]I am wondering about the last work too. How long does it take to finish this one? Also, I am wondering is it about a game project?
Ignacio197 (Forums)
Ignacio197 (Forums) on Fri, 02 December 2011 1:07pm
I like the composition and atmosphere of your images. For starters, how do you define the scenes ? Is this fully made in photoshop or do you use anything else to place the elements and get the right perspective? How long does it take you to make each one of these (roughly) ?Thanks!
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Fri, 02 December 2011 12:20pm
And another piece right here:[img]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/336/9/6/the_atrium_by_u2644-d4hx7jk.jpg[/img]
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Sun, 06 November 2011 10:08am
Thanks people for the support.Here is my latest creation:[img]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/310/9/1/yoda__s_place_by_u2644-d4f9jgc.jpg[/img]
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Malo on Sat, 05 November 2011 12:40pm
Hey buddy!

CONGRATS! WELL DESEREVED!
And thats how it should go;)
Great work - really impressive.
Hope to see you here more often now!
Cheers
malo
Polysmooth (Forums)
Polysmooth (Forums) on Thu, 03 November 2011 9:42pm
Awesome paintings! Really big and cinematic...nice lighting...
Helmighs (Forums)
Helmighs (Forums) on Thu, 03 November 2011 3:49pm
Awesome work, I love to keep track of your latest paintings.Would be awesome if you could make a tutorial for others here.:)
Aby Arty (Forums)
Aby Arty (Forums) on Thu, 03 November 2011 3:39pm
post more please!!make it so viral this time that you create a life struggling urge in the viwer to respond to you with their artwork.when you influence you go places.Dmy 2 centscheers
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Thu, 03 November 2011 3:36pm
heh, thanks aby. Actually, all these images are not for games - I'm just building a portfolio looking for freelance work / a cool studio position somewhere =)
Aby Arty (Forums)
Aby Arty (Forums) on Sat, 29 October 2011 8:29pm
what are these for ? games ?ill love to play those games man definitely.you get more stars than burj dubai :D
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Sat, 29 October 2011 8:23pm
Looking good man, took a little while to see it was underwater looking at the left part of the scene, but it sure looks cool all in all.KIU
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Sat, 29 October 2011 8:06pm
a quick new one before freelance completely takes over:[img]http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/302/0/3/deep_sea_mall_by_u2644-d4ecmdo.jpg[/img]
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Thu, 27 October 2011 3:13pm
And dock_19 is ace: pretty colors, like volume/depth/light and the water reflection touch makes it ace.
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Thu, 27 October 2011 2:56pm
Subtlety is king =PI'm trying to paint an underwater scene atm, really challenging light wise - so let's see if I can see it through heh. Thanks for the input tho guys, appreciate it.
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Thu, 27 October 2011 2:53pm
Yeah that's good, a lot of people overdo it tbh :) But you should really continue to play with it, especially in those two top ones in your next paintings!
Perversonality (Forums)
Perversonality (Forums) on Thu, 27 October 2011 9:50am
Nice selection of work so far. The composition is generally pretty good in each image although the second one is possibly a little busy in places where simplicity would help the eye a little more; the broken road at the front is a little distracting for example, drawing the eye to that point instead of into the picture
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 9:17pm
[QUOTE=hulahuga;881654]I meant things such as light flares, glares and whatnot, look at some of Malo's just as an example, he tends to do those things at times :DWith the secondary lights I mean that you develop your main lights in a cool way. What if you add some small lights here and there or bounces and reflections, also making sure to ground them in your painting, I think that could lift your paintings a bit.[/QUOTE]Ahh yeah. Well, thats something I'm just getting into my last paintings, the top 2 on this page. Working a bit more with little lights that add to the scene etc. It's all quite careful stuff right now because I dont want them to distract too much from the main light source. Im very picky when it comes to atmospherics! Thanks for suggesting it to me tho, it's definitely something I'd like to get into more.@aby arty: thanks =D
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 9:12pm
Yeah I meant simply for showcasing it to us, not that you have to work in any higher res ;PI meant things such as light flares, glares and whatnot, look at some of Malo's just as an example, he tends to do those things at times :DWith the secondary lights I mean that you develop your main lights in a cool way. What if you add some small lights here and there or bounces and reflections, also making sure to ground them in your painting, I think that could lift your paintings a bit.
Aby Arty (Forums)
Aby Arty (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 7:09pm
ooh ooh bananasvery cool :D
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 6:37pm
[QUOTE=hulahuga;881634]What I would like to see more of also is a bit of how the lightning affects the viewer, "the camera", as well as perhaps a bit of an advancement of how secondary lights bounce around and whatnot.[/QUOTE]Could you elaborate on that a bit? I'm not quite sure what you mean =)Also I'll try to get a few WIP shots up of these as well, to be quite frank these paintings usually take me 4-6 hours so I don't make a lot of WIP shots, thats also why they are fairly low res. I usually make these at around 2k. I used to work at 4K and up but the size just slowed me down, I was too tempted to go into great levels of detail, and atm I don't have that much time anymore to spend on a painting.Thanks for dropping by tho, always nice to join a new community.@Fynn - Thanks =)
Hulahuga (Forums)
Hulahuga (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 6:32pm
Regarding the black levels - Yeah, it is just very very dark ;P Hey man btw ;P :wave:! Good to see a new face around here, hopefully you have lots to show as well, and don't forget about those wip shots, they are great insights for others and a good way for others still to give you feedback.I like the grand scale and theme of most of your paintings, perhaps a bit higher res would be good to see though :D. What I would like to see more of also is a bit of how the lightning affects the viewer, "the camera", as well as perhaps a bit of an advancement of how secondary lights bounce around and whatnot.
Fynn (Forums)
Fynn (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 6:12pm
i like it :D
U2644 (Forums)
U2644 (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 11:49am
Thanks guys. I use the histogram a lot and also the levels tool to get rid of the full blacks, but then you sometimes end up at 5,5,5 or something. Not really full black, just extremely dark. Definitely addicted to it yeah =D
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Khasis Lieb (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 11:00am
whoooovery impressive!!i agree with washka, it's a little bit dark, but i don't see that much black ^^
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Wed, 26 October 2011 10:55am
Great stuff man, nice work on those environement!I know the utility that gives the use of black, but you're all addicted too much to it.When you look around you irl, there isn't so much black.
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