Trapped in a space time loop with no escape.Most of my work is dark, film-noir like with tiny spotlights in a black void. It was time for something different. I wanted something bright with lots of negative space, hard graphic lines, and very little color. Something that looked like Space:1999, or THX-1138, or any other SciFi that has a number in it. (2001: A Space Odyssey?)
A line in the egg
Creating this piece was pretty straightforward. The only trouble I had technically was a strange shadow line on the egg ship. The front of the ship was significantly darker even though that’s where the light was coming from.
I finally realized the line was a reflection of the edge of the huge white background. The environment was simply two planes.
I had to put a huge side and top on it to solve the reflection problem.
It probably would have been easier to create a white dome over the whole scene but I was worried the horizon would be curved and ruin the grid line effect.
My constant conundrum
When I’m building a scene I usually drop cameras here and there when I find a new perspective that looks good. It’s the filmmaker in me I guess, shooting from multiple angles. When I’m finished setting the scene and lighting it’s always hard for me to decide which angle is best. My original perspective for this piece was a full body wide shot that featured the expanse of the void.
I finally settled on the medium shot because it was easier to see she was crying and I think it conveys more emotion from the character. Of course I also came up with this crazy extreme close-up which I totally love.
It was a difficult for me to pick only one. Which is your favorite? Wide, medium, or close?
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Created in DAZ Studio 4.8
Rendered with 3Delight
Color Correction in Lightroom
Models used (from DAZ3D.com):
Teen Josie 6
Letizia for Lilith 6
Awesome Fantasy Eyes
Stalker Girl Hair
Sci-Fi Body Suit SF-001
Nomad Module 2