Friday, December 21, 2007

New Horizons


Illustration Friday: New Horizons

This image is slightly different than the one I uploaded this morning- it suddenly hit me that the moon goes BETWEEN the clouds and the stars, not in front of both of them. DOH!

TTFN
-Tony

25 comments:

Kathleen Rietz said...

Oooooooo-ooo! This is so cool! Wonderful landscape!

french toast girl said...

It's lovely, and I see you figured out the mask. :) I do have to say that at first glance I thought the moon was a giant head, which only makes me love it more.

love, me

Liz Jones said...

Ooh! I like it-- esp. the texture of the water close up, somehow. Makes it feel like a small, secret world, for reasons which are not clear to me.

*itKuPiLLi* said...

WoW...this is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Very cool Tony, would make a great magazine cover :)

eslina said...

wow! really beautiful effect! very realistic, just lovely.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Stunning! Just gorgeous.

ValGalArt said...

Exquisito my friend! Happy Holidays to you and your family Tony!

Teri C said...

Wow, it's beautiful and magical! Merry Christmas.

Diana Evans said...

love this....very neat work

Have a wonderful Holiday!!

Cheers,
Diana

Ginger*:) said...

It's beautiful, Tony. You have a great command of Bryce. Makes me want to play with it today. I love the way your moon blends so beautifully with the clouds and stars.

Roberta said...

Very cool! I like it.

Tony LaRocca said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Ginger- it's not Bryce, it's 3dsMax. It's a plane with some "noise" (wrinkling the mesh) and bumps pulled up (mountains) another plane with noise and raytraced reflections (the water) A sphere (the moon) another sphere (the one with pictures of clouds on it) and a final sphere (the stars) Fortunately, I'd already made the bitmaps (to map on the objects)from other projects. A little bit of lighting, a little bit of post-production in Photoshop (it's a lot easier to apply the blur tool to a single frame than it is to have to set up the blur exactly the way you want it in 3ds) and viola! :)

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Very neat work Tony !!

Carol Rose said...

I trotted over after you left your message about the chick in the red. I was trying to avoid any possibility of being frowned upon.

So, I see this amazing moon-stars-clouds-water landscape here, and also read about how you constructed it, and I'm so envious! I don't have that software, and now I want it!

(Hey, I can send you a picture of my landscape without the chick in the red, if you want.)

Aravis said...

You do such amazing work, Tony. It looks peaceful enough, but this is you. Is there, by any chance, some sea monsters or aliens lurking just out of sight, waiting to gobble up anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves on those islands? Or to perform weird experiments on them?

Or is all as it appears?

Emila Yusof said...

Stunning piece, Tony!

merlinprincesse said...

Love this alien landscape, Tony! :) Must be fun to play with Mask! *I'm sooo jealous* hehehe! :)
Hope you and family will have the most wonderful Christmas. :)

Tony LaRocca said...

Actually, I didn't use the Photoshop mask- though I had called Elena to ask her how. (I wanted to combine the image and a blurred version of the same image) I just used the blur tool to get the effect I wanted.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Imagining what is out there... wishing you and your family a very merry christmas

shaky mouse said...

fantastic piece of work.. very atmospheric.

seasons greetings!

imwithsully said...

A genius with Photoshop!

Anonymous said...

SANTA'S BEEN!
SANTA'S BEEN!
SANTA'S BEEN!

Merry Christmas Tony!!!!

Rayne said...

This is beautiful! Fantastic job!
I hope your Christmas day went well and you and your family had a wonderful day.

get zapped said...

Wow - this is remarkable! Yes, we were on the same wavelength.

Have a great new year!