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Earth Mover Oden by J-Humphries Earth Mover Oden by J-Humphries
Excavation.

I know.... it's spelled "Odin" not "Oden." Well how about this... they spell it with an "e" in the future.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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flaketom Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Love the lighting!
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
another piece of awesome, no one else makes me adore this kind urban industrial stuff like you do :D
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suumcuique Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Great atmosphere. I wouldn't be too surprised if they'd find a black monolith. ;)
[link](Space_Odyssey)
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You know they just might. Or they could find something far worse. Maybe they're searching for the fountain of youth...
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
love the light and sense of scale!
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's encouraging, because that's what I worked on the most. Thanks.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
IMO those are the make or break aspects to 'set pieces' such as this. I struggle with them alot so I envy those who can pull it off well!
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I don't know, you've got a number of paintings that nail the feeling of space. Op Chastity: Fireline is one example. On another note, how do you go about selecting your lighting schemes?
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
For me its all about trying to evoke a mood from the initial stage. Everything beyond that point is just an excuse to support the atmosphere/mood/narrative I'm trying to get across. Of course many times the elements (characters, props etc) are predefined, so that's an added challenge into finding a way to work the lighting in --and around-- what I'm given in order to achieve that mood.

Sometimes it can be value-driven... other times it can be colour driven (though I wish I had decent colour sense to be able to really push that aspect.. I think colour is more important than value sense, and much harder to forgive when 'done wrong', if you know what I mean). Once again all of it is to support the image as a whole, and I don't think any aspect is more important than the other. Ideally all can balance out with proper planning. Easier said than done. Hope that made sense! :p
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This totally reminds me of bucket-wheel excavators, in size and complexity. Great change of pace from the mecha we're used to, man!
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; I was in fact inspired by those designs.
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Jessisaurus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
i love the lighting and the perspective and the attention to detail. as weird as it might sound, i think my favorite part of this piece is the car in the foreground, and the people all standing around watching. really cool! :)
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XxMowenxX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
The idea for the excavator is interesting, but more importantly, I love the scene you set up! Seriously looks like it could be from a movie. :)
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Classic feel (thanks to the truck) of a 60s-ish worksite (really cool!)
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