Environmental Concept Art 7

Posted by Glen Moyes on Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 at 6:02 pm

This week we are showing yet another location shown in the first chapter. This scene of a covered dry dock takes place right after the events near the port town that we showed in last week’s color studies.


When thinking about what a covered dry dock would look like I thought about large airplane hangers. So that was the direction I took. I went through a lot of designs of the gantry crane before settling on one that I liked, one that would function well inside of this enclosed space.

3 Comments to Environmental Concept Art 7

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    Adam Weber says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Glen! What have you done to my ship!?!?

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    Glen Moyes says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I made it look purdy!

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    Glen Moyes says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Oh, I was going to mention this in the post. The pirate ship was the only 3D element in there that I painted on top of (no point in doing that by scratch), but the rest of the painting was lit and put into perspective using good ol’ fashioned techniques. I did this as an experiment to make sure I could still paint without relying on Blender. So, no Blender was used for the gantry crane or dry dock. Took me five hours to do this painting, a good portion of that was redrawing the gantry crane in perspective each time, but I managed to pull it off. Next time I’ll be using Blender though. It really does save a lot of time.

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