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The Gate: Fantasy illustration Timelapse


domcritelli writes:

The goal for today’s image was to create a massive underground cave filled with lost technology. I had this image in my head of light shining down from cracks in the ceiling and hitting this mysterious object buried deep underground. These large scale establishing shots, are a lot of fun to create and this one was no different.

As far as process, I started off by creating a mini kit-bash set, like I’ve been doing for the past few videos. It takes time to set up, but adds versatility and quite a bit of speed once you get to the scene setup and post-production stages. And the best part is they’re reusable for future projects.

This set along with the PSD and final painting are available over on my ArtStation page. The paintover stage for this image was minimal. I spent time in Blender getting the lights right in camera and it ended up saving a lot of time later. All I had to do with adjust the light around the focal point and then apply the camera raw filter and it was done. I hope you enjoy and as always- if you get value out of this please like, subscribe and hit the bell to stay up to date on what I’m making and I’ll see you in the next one.


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