Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elevaras City - New Piece

Well, I'm getting ready to head out today for MEGACON in Orlando and showcasing my work there! Should be really awesome as estimated 10,000-20,000 people will come by this weekend! Anyway, here is my latest piece of art entitled "Elevaras City" inspired by "Logan's Run" (1976). Although, the movie's city never showed the Dome city lit up like this, I was still inspired by the careful model work done by the movie's effects team of that time. Great lines on some of the architecture. Other inspirations were coming from my head as I pondered the recent tragic events in Japan and how we could improve on power stations and creation of energy in the future. The power lights were inspired by Nicoli Tesla's vision of drawing energy from the Earth's magnetic fields and the Ionosphere. If we put our heads together to solve the energy problem, we could probably have free energy in 20 years! NO MORE OIL! Except of course, for making Lego's....
Well, here's hoping you like the new image and I will keep trying new techniques.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Sci Fi Image from My "Shanara City" series

In continuation of my "Shanara City" images, I rendered out another camera view of my rapidly growing city in the 3D world that I'm creating month by month. Using Mental Ray, I was able to create the "glow" and reflection effects that are reminiscent of "Tron" and "Forbidden Planet", I'll upload more when I get a chance. My main thing was that I wanted to learn how the effects wizards and the 3D animators created the backgrounds in Tron.
Hope you like.... :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

A new "Spooky Image"....

What can I say, I was playing around and created this new piece. I used the castle that I created in the other painting and placed it in the background of this one. It was a last minute choice, but I like the new concept of the castle with a dark cemetery in the foreground. Of course, a large, ominous and familiar bird makes a guest appearance. "Thus quoth the Raven, Nevermore...." - "The Raven - E.A. Poe."