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OK, so when I was reading Wolverine's description on this he said it looked like old technology even though it wasn't which made me thing it should be really monolithic. Before I took it too far I wanted to get something on the page so that I could see if that was even moderately close. The planet is total stand in as is the lens flare, so let's not comment on them shall we? :-)
Comments on the design? Also, how's my lighting and shadows?
I like the idea of it being a big blocky city floating around!
You can make perfectly straight lines in photoshop by taking the brush and making a dot, then hold shift and click where you want the line to extend to. Fairly useful tip I've found for making things with a lot of straight lines on it.
Definitely looks monolithic, a good start!
A great tip there from Drig, something I often use too and should help you sharpen up those edges. You might also find it useful to use the polygon-marquee tool to select the individual faces and use the gradient tool to get some nice smooth lighting effects. If you're unsure about the lighting, how about building and lighting a quick basic model in 3D to use as reference?
I like the chunky design of this, can't wait to see how it progresses! :)
The ship itself was actually a quick mock-up in 3d, no real detail, and then I just positioned it how I wanted. I was contemplating eventually doing some mock-lighting there as well, but it's important that the ship design be nailed down first.
My wife felt the lines didn't look straight either, but as I turn layers off you can see it line up with the model, so I'm not sure if it's just the angle I picked or what...
Lighting wise I was trying to be more extreme than I usually am with the lighting. I'm still unsure how "right" it is, but I'm at least moderately pleased by the results.
Not bad, other than where are the weapon emplacements??
They'll be attached eventually, I just wanted to make sure you liked where this was going.
Great design, Kris. You might want to draw light outlines for the ship since the sun is right behind it. Also, a couple of running lights here and there would do be great.
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I like how it is coming along..