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Title: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: zaxxon on January 11, 2015, 09:47:19 PM
A fair number of false starts along the way. This is a tough theme in my estimation, without having been to to Iceland, relying on photos, especially with the dynamic phenomena of the Aurora. I've titled this image as a 'Fantasy': because after all the research and images viewed it still amounts to what my 'feeling' of  Iceland is.  And that sense is: Volcanic, Cold, with a Magic Sky. Here with a month to go some of my own directions forward:  tweak a bit with the aurora, maybe some deep snow on the foreground rocks, maybe a slight POV shift (minor). The starfield is from Dandel0 http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19264.0.html (thanks again - nice utility). Thanks to Choronr and Dune for some insights along the way.
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: inkydigit on January 12, 2015, 11:18:27 AM
Looks great so far.... Lovely looking aurora! Keep on!
:)
J
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: DannyG on January 12, 2015, 04:35:07 PM
Great sky, suggestion- change up the POV to avoid that hard horizontal shoreline. Really a promising start here
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: Dune on January 12, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
I am not so sure about the rocks and snow. Perhaps you should do some more work on those. The sky is great!
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: zaxxon on January 12, 2015, 10:42:01 PM
Thanks for the feedback folks!
 Ulco: yeah, the snow and rocks are both a bit simple at this point, looking at some deep snow set-ups from the forum archives and may apply a texture to the rocks.
 Danny: Thanks. I'll tweak with the POV a bit more.
 Inky: Thanks Man.
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: choronr on January 13, 2015, 02:12:28 AM
Nice work on the Aurora. These are a combination of softness and brightness in the right places - really difficult to replicate. Agree regarding the snow. I think you need more of it to better balance the grayness of the rock/stones. Dry moss maybe?
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: TheBadger on January 13, 2015, 06:11:42 AM
Great lights. Agree that the terrain need more attention now that you got such nice effects in the sky. It will look very good I think.
Title: Re: Iceland - A Northern Fantasy
Post by: N-drju on January 13, 2015, 09:16:08 AM
Fantastic fantasy I would say. Just add some color to the... clouds? I believe? And darken the sky.