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the Force by raybender the Force by raybender
High Quality Prints of my work FOR SALE here: [link]


i think this is the first private matte painting i am posting on the net.
it was 2 1/2 days of work from concept to final. used a lot of 3d as a base for the technical parts.

Print also available here: [link]

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:icontherage3k:
There's a lot to like about this piece. The juxtaposition of ancient and new technology, the smallness of man, the sense of motion, the lighting, detailed and rich textures, and the depth of field. All this comes together in an impressive piece that caught and held my attention enough to hit the "critique" button! So, kudos there.

Beyond that, I think the improvements would be minor. For vision/impact , after I hit the piece and enjoyed it...I didn't leave with any sense of message or what it was about. Some pieces are 100% visual saturation, some have a message. If there was more of a message in this one, I missed it. Nothing wrong, but to get that "5th star" there has to be something that stays with me when I walk away from the art...it could be something about the situation, a chain of thought invoked, or maybe some aspect is so visually striking, that I can't get it out of my mind.


For technique - there are just a few things that struck me as curious: 1) the scaling of the disc or maybe how it is treated makes it look like a city, but there doesn't appear to be enough height to make its mass believable compared to the person on the hover craft. 2) the 2 crafts on the edge have a sense of motion, but the one in the center is missing the blur, making me wonder why it is kicking up so much dust (maybe he just came to stop or is slowing down), 3) There's some lighting on the foreground "landing gear" that makes it look thin - like this massive disc is supported by a thin sheet of metal, which in turn has a heavy pad planted into the earth. The physics of that for some reason bugs me.

All this feedback could just be "interpretation." Ultimately this critique is less a judgement of your talent, and more just feedback on how I absorbed this creation...You requested a critique and I'm just candidly sharing what I see. No, I do not smoke crack :-) Yes, I do think you are insanely talented and really enjoy seeing your works pop-up on my watch list.
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TaGFiR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
The only "mistake" in the drawing... I am damn shure there will be much better and more precise cameras to be able to take sharp pictures of fast moving objects...
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Turnbuckles. You featured turnbuckles in the foreground. I didn't think anybody in the art community knew what the heck a turnbuckle was anymore! I would love to see more of your work!
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:iconangelitoon:
angelitoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!!!!

I love it! :)
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:iconwrinkledlight:
wrinkledlight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great lighting.
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:iconapafuzz:
apafuzz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
brilliant composition!!! :O
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:iconzincu:
Zincu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Filmographer
amazing light.
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Soooo beautiful !!! The name is right. Your artwork is powerful
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:iconjukes55:
Jukes55 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
WOOOOW! Wow. Fantastic beautiful work. Great job!
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:iconloiko:
Loiko Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Incredibol!! I love it
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:iconajha100:
ajha100 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
phenomenal lighting and epic scale! I love the desert sands, and the motion blur on the foreground speeder really helps the piece come to life. Another terrific job!
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:iconcyberborg:
Cyberborg Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can almost feel the heat and the sand...
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:iconcharlestanart:
charlestanart Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Visually stunning!
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:iconmetalmagpie:
MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Great job. Love all the details. :clap:
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:iconbattlereaper:
battlereaper Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
great art.
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:iconosiris2000:
Osiris2000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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:icondave-mastor:
Dave-Mastor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Almost photo-realistic! Awesome!
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:iconhyrayl:
HyrAyl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Awesome as usual... it's hard to find for these pieces any compliment which hasn't already been said...
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:icondjbig:
DJBIG Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
How did you manage that in 2 1/2 days!
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:iconraybender:
raybender Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Coca Cola :)
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DJBIG Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
I am really interested in getting into more complex digital art but I don't know what is practical for me to try to learn with the limited time I have. Is the program you used something a hobbyist could learn decently in spare time? Or should I stick to using paint lol?
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:iconljfhutch:
LJFHutch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work.
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
So photo-like and wonderfully detailed.
Love it. :D

Faved!

Keep up the awesomeness. :)
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:iconkillerangel47:
KillerAngel47 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Wonderful! I really love the colours. :XD: The scenery is great too! :XD: :D :D
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:iconxtraxx:
XtraxX Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
wow echt krass... das licht/schatten spiel ist super. gefälld mir sehr gut =) lg
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:iconkakasko:
kakasko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist
Dude , that's awesome , how the hell did you do that, I love it !
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great job man!
please share more (=
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:iconraybender:
raybender Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
i wish i could.. almost every paid project is under NDA, so i can only post private stuff.. and i theres not tha tmuch time for private stuff these days.. :-/
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peachananr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Absolutely Stunning. Great work!
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Amazing!

So when you say you used 3d as a base does that mean it was a reference or part of the 3d is present in the final piece?
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:iconijahn:
ijahn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
the composition, lighting, motion blurr everything is crisp and clean. Thats high level work dude congrats, i would love to see more of these!
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:iconnowio:
Nowio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
sieht echt geil aus :D
hm... wie lang haste daran in stunden gesessen? würd mich mal so interessieren:)
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:iconraybender:
raybender Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
2 1/2 Tage = 20 Stunden :)
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:iconzumboprime:
ZumboPrime Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Looks good.
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goat89 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
NICE!
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Artist
Critique? I'd say the motion blurred thing on the right doesn't look as solid and real as the rest of the stuff. This is neat!
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greensandsguy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
wahnsinn!!! direkt fav!!

und meeehr bitte, am besten mit nem tut! ;)
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RedwllWrrior Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Fantastic! Amazing clarity on the parts that are in focus. Like the ship supports, and...well...the rest of the ship. And the tree and the dirt and that building...
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Kaidesu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I love it, but I don't really like the BG - it wants something more futuristic, more sci-fi
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:iconthe-feeb:
the-feeb Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Outstanding. Reminds me of Firefly.
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:iconsicram:
sicram Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, that looks very awesome, there's only one slight thing not being quite right in my eyes, the right vehicle that is very close is just a leeeeeeeeeetle bit to much sideblurred. Well it might not be but it feels like it's just a little bit too much.

Otherwise, awesome indeed.
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Grozik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Digital Artist
This is a great piece! To be continued?
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
alter schwede ist das geil :D gefällt mir wahnsinnig gut...
Und vorallem so realistisch, mehr :D
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:iconraybender:
raybender Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
ja ich glaub ich mach sowas noch öfter.. macht richtig spass. hab nur grad soviele jobs am laufen :-/ also keine wirkliche zeit..
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:iconzulusplitter:
ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Jah, geht mir ähnlich :-(

Aber du gehst in matte painting echt gut ab muss ich sagen :D gefällt mir total
wie du dich entwickelst :-)
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Neo-Br Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!! simply fantastic!!!!
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:iconkabarsa:
kabarsa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
This is amazing!
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Filmographer
You mean, this is the first piece of your own work you've posted here?

Wow. You get a lot of commission-work, don't you? I'm kinda jealous now... :)
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CursedOnez Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my fuckin god! this is fuckinliciously amazing! such a lust!!
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:iconanthonybaiz:
anthonybaiz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow man, the light shadows and glare here are crazy...
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