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Shadows of Elysium by taenaron Shadows of Elysium by taenaron

Shadows of Elysium

:bulletblack: I proudly present my latest wallpaper. The story: You are in the captain's office right after a larger fight. The ship was heavily damaged but the homefleet was successful. At the moment you are on the search for the rest of the escaped aggressors. The captain starts to have doubts about his mission, his job and his life...


:bulletred: Ok I tried new things in this pic and I'm pretty happy with it's outcome. I ever wanted to creat a flight-scene with larger ships. To avoid confusion: the thing on the right side is an extraterrestrial transmitter. I thougt it's nice to implement new elements to the common stuff. It basically is a mattepainting, textures were taken from There'll be only one resolution this time (via download). It's a larger wide-screen so you shouldn't have problems by sizing it down (or adding borders for your personal scree-size).

I appreciate every comment, fav and email, as always :thighthug:
Thanks to ~LordDaroth for the title :)
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I love it. However, there are only three things that stand out to me on this piece.

One-The captain's shadow. It seems out of proportion/perspective to me. I feel as though it should be larger and/or more spread out.

Two- The melted metal--or maybe it's a sculpture, I don't know. Regardless, it doesn't look right. It doesn't blend at all. Also, a weapon hit that close to the Captain's office so that a bulkhead would melt into his office, there would most likely be a breach there, and then no more Captain. If it's a sculpture, discard what I said about the logical part of it being there, and instead focus on its blending, namely where it meets the ceiling. I can see an edge, and do not think it blends well at all. There would most likely be a plaque, would there not?

Three- The View Screen. It's a nice touch, but I don't think it's at an angle that adds depth to the piece at all. If you had angled it, perhaps, it would have been much more striking and made the piece pop more.

My critique aside, it's a wonderful piece.
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now that does not look too bad here. you're almost able to create yourself a background story by just looking at the scene.

the cuts in the glass are a bit distracting though. somehow it looks like the cuts are not exactly reacting to the light from the scene. maybe some more painting extensions here and there to get the most out of these cuts in the glass to get a bit more integration. i'm also referring to the fact that this window's glass should be very thick (it's space and vacuum out there)... and the cuts look a bit flat.

for me, right now, the cuts are a bit too dominant too. the rough contrast they create feel like it tears the pic apart a bit. but that's just my sight of things.

all the other parts, atmosphere, lighting... really nice. good stuff.
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jcmmanuel Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014
One of my top favorites on my desktop. I always have to smile when this one shows up. Brilliant, with the cracks in the window etc.
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
narrva Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
This is why you don't use force push on a spaceship's window.
ForerunnerX1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
GuardianLord Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It is really amazing how you can create such a rich and detailed story from such a simple image. And then you do it again and again with each new work. wonderful.
griffiths121 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I hope you continue with these and make a sort of story from amazing photo's. Really thought about and some amazing detail.
Lascas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Captain seems to have a lot of issues for this mission. I think he has more on his mind then just the mission at hand.
jrvolta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Great work
SearchProjects Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nhwd111 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artist
shadows everyone~
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