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Prometheus by ErikShoemaker Prometheus by ErikShoemaker
This image was created for a competition on [link], where the objective was to turn the following concept art into a photorealistic matte painting: [link]

The contest was fun and very challenging. I worked a good 50 hours on my entry and there are still many things I'd like to change but I just can't work on it anymore and time until deadline has run out anyway.

You can also find a couple of wip pictures in this thread: [link]

I don't expect to win anything, but I learned a lot during the process and now I have a cool piece in my gallery. It will also be part of my 2013 calendar. :)

Hope you like it!


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www.xkire.de
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:iconhalfinane-halfmental:
okay this is my 8th critique ever so don't kill me..um

This is amazing to say the least the details and the time it took you to make this shows that there was a lot of effort put into it
the blue and the clouds make it stand out to even anyone

It's very well done and simply breath taking especially the moon? planet? looks to be the main focus but I assume it was meant to be the air craft rather then the moon or planet.

I wish I could say more but this is as close as I get to a solid critique. so forgive me if I messed up I hope you think this is fair enough for you
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27 out of 30 deviants thought this was fair.

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I love how this picture just takes you to another world by just looking at it. Your work is indeed very detailed and I can tell you took a lot of time working on it.I like the clouds that surround the portrait, it somehow makes think of me of being in sky or looking at oceans parted. Science fiction is always interesting, to think of the possible road in the future the world may take. The idea of having an eclipse amplifies the theme, and the sun coming from the corner brightens up the whole image Just looking at this exquisite work of art is breath-taking. Very well done!!!!
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Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fantastic. Do you have a higher resolution? I'd be happy to donate 300 points for 1080p or higher!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, sorry it took so long. Here it is if you still want it: Prometheus19201080
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Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, thanks man. Points as promised.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you shouldn't have, I meant to give it to you for free.. :) I appreciate it though, thank you very much
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Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, awesome work should be rewarded ;).
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glorious - epic is not even close - this is what imagination is about - wonderful cool stuff sir :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, I appreciate it! :D
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
How does one manipulate clouds like that? Are there certain tools? Or did you paint it all using a brush?
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
How does one manipulate clouds like that? Are there certain tools? Or did you paint it all using a brush?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In essence I used tons of different photos, selecting only certain areas of the cloud and transforming it to get the perspective right. Then you have to adjust the color and contrast to blend it appropriately. It helps a lot to use only photos with similar lighting conditions, but it will still take plenty of time and patience!
This set contains some brushes which can mimic clouds, I used them to improve the blending of the various photos: www.deviantart.com/art/My-Brus…
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Ahh I see, thanks a bunch for your help, I was trying to make clouds by brushes alone, I guess that didn't turn out too well especially with MY painting skills hahahaha.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Pleasure :)
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ausgezeichnete Arbeit...
es wäre noch sehr interessant zu erfahren, was für Software du benutzt hast, um dieses wunderschöne Stück Kunst zu kreieren...
mfg
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:)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dankeschön! Den Lensflare habe ich in After Effects gerendert, alles andere ist in Photoshop entstanden. ;)
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vielleicht solltest du mal n Video davon machen, wie du arbeitest...?
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Lilcosmic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
This is just Beautiful! Something I would see in my dreams! :happybounce:  I think I've fainted. 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Lilcosmic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
No problem! Keep up the great work.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome !
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israelcs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Incrible!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :XD:
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2pacdeciple Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, dude how is that even possible, as soon as this picture popped up i was shocked, very very very very good work dude
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks a lot for the nice comment (and sorry for the late reply) ;)
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Keythedrawist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
If its not a problem with you, i used your picture on my (WIP) Site. If you have any problems, please tell me.
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9a4172 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Wow! Really, really spectacular drawing. Is there any chance we can get 2560*1440 version? Thanks in advance!
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<engineer aproves
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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newmom35 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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DarkionAvey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Can I have HD wallpaper? Thanks
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly beautiful and great looking sci-fi.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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PurpleKettu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
 Excellent! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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stuballinger-art Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the heads-up! I've reported it
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stuballinger-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem man. So have I.
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass! I wanted it to be a videogame. Great art man, continue.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you, much appreciated :)
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Amazing details and take on the concept, you did very well in my opinion. It looks almost life like :).
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
You're most welcome :).
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Doombringer88 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Wow, this is absolutely stunning, I'm speechless! This looks really beautiful and the details are incredible! I could never take a concept art to such a high level, I bet you need to be a very patient artist to get such an amount of detail and I'm a very impatient person... Wow, once again, the scenery is breathtaking! I also like the ship design! This definitely gets a well deserved fav! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice comment! Indeed a lot of patience was required here, and I usually don't have it either. :XD: The contestants were able to see each others wips, which was extremely motivating. It really made me wanna push my boundaries and create something equally amazing.
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FriendlyPet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This photo is amazing. And wow 50 hours to create this artwork? I never knew fantasy art like these took that long.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Actually I rarely work that long on one image (usually it's around 15-20 hours). It may not look like much, but what took most of the time here is the specific cloud formation. I had to warp every single piece of clouds and adjust lighting accordingly, which was quite painstaking. :)
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