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Dawn of Glory by biancomanto Dawn of Glory by biancomanto
This was my entry for the Vue Environment Competition 2009 by e-on-software. Unfortunately, this image was not chosen to be a finalist one. I hope you will appreciate it more than e-on software team did.

Vue 7.4 XStream
Daz Studio (Michael 4)
Minor Postwork in photoshop (enhanced contrast mainly and signature) [only after the competition because postwork was not allowed]

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Given 2009-08-15
Dawn of Glory by *biancomanto has a wonderful, evocative atmosphere with beautiful colours and details. ( Featured by joannastar )
Sometimes I wonder what goes through the judges minds, last year most of the finalists except for a few were incredibly bland and generic as far as Vue scenes go, and this year was the same thing I guess :judge:

I'm surprised you wanted critique, this is head and shoulders above 90% of the Vue art I see around here and even on the Cornucopia galleries too. But I guess a better sense of depth and scale could be added by including one small dead tree in the foreground just to give that some visual interest. However it could potentially draw attention away from the night, which is a small, but significant part of it. But who knows, you could position it so a main branch or whatever is pointing in his direction leading the eye to him :idea:
The direction of the water flow I reckon could be rotated too, here it looks like a rushing river coming from the land towards the front-right, which would be physically impossible, having the function stretched in another direction so it almost looks like its running parrallell to the main land (where the man is standing) would probably be more convincing...Although a more uniform water function and less bump would also work well, suggesting a still lake anyway ;)

Fantastic use of trees though! Normally I can spot a Vue tree from a photo one from a mile away, even considering how fantastic Vue trees usually come out, but these almost look like photo-manips in some places, and that's really good :wow:
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aerilworks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Really a good image - I like the little details you see on the second look, like the wooden door on the left or even the knight because he's off-center. Like `priteeboy said, the trees look great, the have enormous depth and detail.

And while I like the colorful approach you took on other pics (like the Rome one), the muted colors here work really well and give the whole image a painterly feeling.
biancomanto Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the detailed comment! (and for the :+fav: too!). By the way, I realy like your "basketball" picture. Your renders are very nice.
Oldbeho Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beh, il lavoro davvero ben svolto, con bellissimi giochi di colore e resa perfetta dei volumi tra chiome degli alberi e siepi varie. Veramente un ottimo prodotto :thumbsup:
biancomanto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ti ringrazio!
Alis86 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ottimo lavoro, complimenti!

Forse avrei aumentato un pochino di più il contrasto! Comunque sia è veramente una scena stupenda!
biancomanto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dipende anche da schermo a schermo, in verità (inoltre ho notato che deviantart aumenta automaticamente il contrasto delle immagini, lo noto soprattutto quando invio roba fatta coi media tradizionali).
comunque grazie per il commento!
iSkyloft Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oki These trees are simply neat awesome shading awesome colors , I love it!
biancomanto Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
AmeliaMartin1989 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW brilliant! I thought it might be an image of Excalibur
biancomanto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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