I've been busy with some other assignments lately so it took me a while to move forward with this one. Anyway, I've blocked in the main shapes and took the time to quickmask the most important ones (like the ship, the sea beggars, the mountains and the foreground). I also used some quick textures here and there, but I still need to tweak, render and highlight those. I also worked a bit on the color palette which I have to say I'm pretty fond of right now. I feel it really has that ominous mood I was aiming for.
Yeah, this is weird. It's getting immensely popular for some reason and it isn't even finished yet. Over on CgSociety someone made the valid remark that the city lights look too tiny compared to the ship. Also, there's little to no rendering on the ships and foreground so that should be corrected too.
Looking good! One part of me is thinking "what? This isn't the final stage?" but then another part of me remembers "it's not done until the artists says its done".
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
Even now it looks beautiful. Can't wait for final painting!
Quite impressive. It makes me want to go sailing.