Artwork WIP: Hellcat Down!

Tolwyn

Vice Admiral
here's the simple question. How can I make this look Better?

Any Ideas?

hellcat_down2.jpg
 

Fer´kal

Spaceman
First a question.. those are Ekapshi in the background.. right?


Hmm.. maybe a dead TCN-Pilot floating in the water.. or the Ekapshi firing at the downed fighter.. or have a Tree that is on fire..
 

Cam

Spaceman
How about a path carved out of the ground leading into the water, where the Hellcat slid...? :)
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Hmm.. brighten it a little? Stick a glowing dimming light or two on the Hellcat. Hide a panda bear with a tommy gun in the background.
 

psych

Destroyer of assclowns
What about a killer nautilus-shelled squid eating the pilot in the water nearby? This is a different planet, and thus, lots of wierd species about.
 

Capn Johnny

Cap'n Johnny
a few chunks of floating debris might be nice..?

some white "steam" mixed in with the black smoke..?

add more detail to the background sky.. clouds..? birds?

as mentioned, consider changing the lighting a bit to brighten it up.. ?

maybe bring the camera in a bit closer to the hellcat for a more dramatic angle..?

a frantic pilot, trying to get out of the cockpit..?

Still, very nice!

:)

-Johnny
 

Delance

Victory, you say?
Looks great.

The Ekapshi could be closer.

The waves on the water:
a) are too big for the shallow depth
b) don't interact with the fighter

As mentioned before
+ light
+ debris
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Originally posted by Delance
The waves on the water:
a) are too big for the shallow depth

I'm of the opinion that a space ship crashing into a pond would actually create some decent sized waves.
 

Delance

Victory, you say?
Yes they would, but, as mentioned in b), the patter of the waves indicated they are not related to the ship, crashing or not.

Besides, the texture of the water indicates more depth. Itshould be very shallow if the water can't even cover the Hellcat. What's the height of a hellcat? A few meters?

Unless it's skinking or something... But it's very close to the margin.
 

Cam

Spaceman
I think in general, the scene looks too serene... Did I spell that right? :) It needs more carnage!
 

Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Originally posted by Delance
The waves on the water:
a) are too big for the shallow depth
Hmm, not much surfing action around Rio, I gather? :p

Those waves seem well within parametres, but some foam would be nice, especially where they hit the rocks.

I like the serenity and the sunset lighting. It makes for a nice contrast. But you need to do something with the Ekapshi to make them seem less static. You could blur the air around them, to give the appearance of vapour trails.
 

Tolwyn

Vice Admiral
Originally posted by Quarto
But you need to do something with the Ekapshi to make them seem less static. You could blur the air around them, to give the appearance of vapour trails.

exactly! that's what I need... thanks for the tipp :D
 

Tolwyn

Vice Admiral
I've added engine trails to the Ekapshis as well as motion blur...

btw, do you have any idea how to add some foam? You are using 3dsmax as well, aren't you?
 

Tolwyn

Vice Admiral
yeah... adding some debris would be nice, right? maybe some fire?

but as for other things: I dunno whenever or not I can do that :( But we'll see
 

zohrath_1

Spaceman
Yeah, last I checked, max wasn't very good with making realistic fire, nor does it have any real fluid effects feature, right?
 

Stunner

Spaceman
Looks good just keep the artwork comming, and mabey some dragon and cap ship action in the next one!!!
 
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