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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by zonzo, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, I decided to make some cover art for the fanfiction I'm making, and I was just wondering if this was any good.

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/MakingaLifecoverartUSE.jpg]



    I made this for a friend of mine for her fic.

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-48DV.jpg]



    And then this is just a little something

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-27.jpg]
     
  2. TheOnlyJediPrincess

    TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Wow! those are beautiful! can't deside what one i like the best!
     
  3. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    I do have some others...


    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-03.jpg]

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-34.jpg]

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-04.jpg]
     
  4. _Sublime_Skywalker_

    _Sublime_Skywalker_ Jedi Master star 4

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    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-34.jpg]

    I really really like the colours in this one. Nicely blended and very vibrant. Very nice work!
     
  5. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    My last two:

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/Miscontrue_Space_Art.jpg]

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-02.jpg]

    I've uploaded this to several sites, but no one ever seems to give any feedback, so thanks.
     
  6. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Oh, these are awfully cool, zonzo! I love them -- they're really fascinating pieces. Love the colours. :D I think my favourties are [link=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-27.jpg]this[/link] and [link=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-34.jpg]this.[/link] :)

    How do you make them, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, I take a standard space background, I fill it with colours, nebula, asteroids, ect., and then I start adding detail.

    Also, I took the cover art for the upcoming Shadows of Mindar book, and changed it to fit the new story I'm doing, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28652606&brd=10477]To Venture the Dark Places[/link].

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/ToVenturethedarkPlacesCoverartcopy.jpg]
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are absolutely stunning!! What do you use?
     
  9. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, I travel a lot, so I get to see some pretty extraordinary places. Most of the things I hand draw, though I use photoshop CS3 to change some of the mistakes I make.
     
  10. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've pretty much been in awe of the pretty pics, here, and... I like 'em. :) (Also... thank you.)
     
  11. TheOnlyJediPrincess

    TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I really like your version of Shadows of Mindar. it sends a chill down my spin.
     
  12. _Sublime_Skywalker_

    _Sublime_Skywalker_ Jedi Master star 4

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    ^^ I concur. Nicely done, the alteration looks non existent and it looks like it could be the real cover. On an unrelated note; Anyone know if Shadows of Mindar has come out yet? It's not in any of the stores up here in Canada...
     
  13. Darth_Leia_6669

    Darth_Leia_6669 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't know why you call these pics 'attempts'. They are truly wonderful! I showed some to my mom and she was blown away, as am I. I've seen the one before though, about a year or so ago when I was looking up space pics for something I was working on.

    I would love to know what techniques you use, even though I'm a long way from having CS3. Do you think this could be done on Elements 6, or is it not powerful enough? I'm still rather new at all this, and due to DRL have to learn pretty much by trial and error, so any tips would be greatly appreciated!

    Do you have anything else? I'd love to see it! =D=

    --later--
    6669 [face_devil]
     
  14. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nicely done, zonzo! I agree that these are far from 'attempts.' These are well thought out and beautiful!

    I assume you're using PS?
     
  15. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    :eek:

    Wow, that cover...

    It's brilliant!

    =D=
     
  16. Myriad_Daydreams

    Myriad_Daydreams Jedi Knight star 4

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    Wow, those are amazing! =D=
     
  17. paltonae356

    paltonae356 Jedi Youngling

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    Wow. That's interesting.
     
  18. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yep, CS3. Again, I also travel a lot, so I've seen many versions of our bright, stary sky, which gives me a lot to work with.

    Tip: You'll never be able to make your dream-art unless you go out and look for it.


    Like I said before, I've uploaded most of my art to several different sites (It always bring a sense of pride to my heart when I see my pics on google!)

    As for techniques, I just Take a standard space backdrop, make a few planets, pencil in a few translucent clouds, color them, then use CS3 to clean up a little. Also, everything I make is HAND DRAWN. I only use PS to clean things up, though, as you can see, they're sometimes a little more noticeable than not. (The beach drawing comes to mind. I couldn't get the rocks to not look fake. [face_tired])
     
  19. zonzo

    zonzo Jedi Knight star 3

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    Little update: Here's the asteroid pic w/o the SSD in it:

    Edit:FX'T

    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/zonzo_asteroid.jpg]

     
  20. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow. Pretty cool :)
     
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