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Bogie
03-22-2012, 08:23 PM
Composite Satellite Recon photos of the Czako Islands on Pars Planaris in the Fovea Centralis System.
Priority: establish a high security research center outside of Central Control.
Goal: genetic manipulation of unknown organism found by deep-space probe.
Assesment: What could possibly go wrong?

I started with the InkBlots from Jaxilon, grabbed a bunch of textures from cgTextures, and did a lot of Cut-n-Paste.

So this:
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Became this:


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Bogie
03-22-2012, 08:30 PM
Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the thumbnail grabber wouldn't pick up the one I wanted so I have to repost it.

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jfrazierjr
03-22-2012, 08:49 PM
Cool... glad you entered the challenge.

Jaxilon
03-23-2012, 08:00 PM
That's pretty impressive how you just layered those together and got a great effect. The only thing that jars my eyes is the way the land and sea hit one another. Could you have some of the sea bed showing up through the water? I think if you can pull it off that would be pretty cool and help tie everything together.

Bogie
03-24-2012, 02:15 AM
Thanks, I see what you mean. I'll try adding a transition between land & water.

Bogie
03-24-2012, 03:04 AM
Following Jaxilon's advice, I put a transparent border around the islands so it looks like there are shallows and reefs and the islands don't look like they are floating anymore.

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Lukc
03-24-2012, 03:54 AM
Looks pretty good :)

Joshua
03-24-2012, 04:35 AM
:!: I dig it! Looks good. :)

Jaxilon
03-24-2012, 03:55 PM
Yeah that's cool.

Bogie
03-29-2012, 07:44 PM
Thanks

I fixed the uneven border and added the clouds.

Do you like it better with or without the clouds?

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Troedel
03-30-2012, 05:26 AM
With clouds this strong I would expect shadows on the ground. It would tie the clouds in and give it a more natural feeling. Otherwise I like it.

Bogie
04-08-2012, 10:51 PM
Good catch, thanks for the tip.

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