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Ruincityscape 001 2k by everlite
Ruincityscape 001 2k

This was a piece I created for Istockphoto as royalty free stock image:…

The image itself is a simple destroyed, post apocalypse, city background. I wanted to create a very generic piece that could allow for many different possibilities. As this is a piece for istockphoto, I also had to be conscious of creating a composition that would work with copy space in editorial content. I used a combination of Photography, 3d and paint over to create the image.

Space Man by everlite
Space Man

I started this concept with basic 3d geometry of the structure. I then proceeded to lay in textures, and finally the astronaut and cord. I’m not quite sure what the structure is; perhaps a space elevator?

Artwork time, was around 3 hours. Images sourced from Nasa. 3d - Max/Vray

mountainValley 0012k by everlite
mountainValley 0012k
I created this scene in 3ds Max, exploring possible solutions and workflows to creating organic environments such as trees, forests, etc The final render at medium Vray settings took around 2 hours at 4k Aside from some basic post processing, the image is a complete render.
I've worked on some very cool projects in the last years; Halo and Maze Runner to mention a few! Did you see Maze Runner? Personally I thought it was better than I imagine it was going to be. When working in VFX on a high profile movie, you don't really get a sense of what the movie is about; you have your little part to play in the process and you have a very small window to see through, so for the best part of 12 months you find yourself making a lot of guesses. But in this case it was better than expected. Halo was a great project to work on, I can possibly say this was the coolest project i've worked on! I created around 30 extremely diverse digital paintings featuring wide cityscapes, space battles, worlds being destroyed! It was a blast!

I've recently begun to focus on creating tutorials. Though to be honest I'm a little blind for where I should focus my attention. I've created a few that you can see over on Youtube:  

Please check out my blog too!

Happy painting! :)
  • Listening to: My hard drive spinning like a 1969 lola baloo!
  • Watching: the wheels on the bus go ....


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David Edwards
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Current Residence: London, England
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks ... strangely :)
Favourite photographer: Eve Arnold
Favourite style of art: Matte paintings, retro futuristic stuff
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: 3G iphone :D
Shell of choice: Shell ??! hmm, The ones with pearls
Wallpaper of choice: hmmm, the kind that sticks well to the wall
Skin of choice: skin of choice?! the healthy kind i guess .. sheeesh
Favourite cartoon character: ... hmm, not sure .. maybe Chip and Dale ..
Personal Quote: im confused

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No11811 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Your postapoc art is simply stunning.  Gorgeous!
everlite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
flyingseidla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome gallery! Fantastic!!
Rain013 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
wow youve been on DA for 10 years thats amazing :O
everlite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I have?!  oh my! not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing lol :)
Rain013 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
yes you have :p and its a good thing means you dont give up !
everlite Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
yup, I've never given up. There's been many frustrating times in my creative career when it felt like I wasn't moving, but I always stood firm to what I wanted to do. The more active you are, the more work you do; the more opportunities you create for yourself. :)
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Azot2016 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi man! Can you make another account with stock resources on DA?
It will be convenient for all your watchers.

And yeah, your shots are great! And useful
everlite Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh? I'm open to the possibility of doing that, but I don't fully understand how this would be of benefit? Please expand on the suggestion :) Thanks.
ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
awesome matte painting dude, really nice stuff. :)
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