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Something Blue
"Something Blue"

8.78/10 rating
(97 votes)

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As the afterglow our trip to Hawaii faded and the reality of winter set in, my thoughts took a bit of a darker turn. This piece was born out of working with the new Plant Factory to create inorganic looking structures. Created and rendered entirely on my Bucephalus workstation while Shadowfax worked on something else.

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Lance
"A low light incredible image"
Ryan:

Great detail and an original image. I'm used to seeing a bit more color or highlights in your darker rends.

Please keep the multi-screen versions coming. They're a big part of why I continue to renew my membership every year.

Thu February 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Susan
"Dark"
A bit dark for my tastes, but the lights in the background helps alleviate it.

Tue February 12, 2019 at 9:49 pm

Ninhalem
"Cold, Dim, & Refreshing"
Ahh yes, been waiting for another emotion inducing seasonal render. Very soon I will be going from a year in the tropics to cold weather again so this is perfect to have on my desk.

Tue February 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Ryan
"@Richard H"
Sorry about that. It was an oversight on my part. I have no plans to remove the multi-5K option!!

Tue February 5, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Richard H.
"Hi-res multiscreens missing"
Hi Ryan,

I'm pleased to see the multi-screen renders, and this set is particularly good, I think; plenty of interest right across the width. But I'm sorry to see that 'my' resolution is missing: I always like the 5K ones (2880 depth). Is their exclusion an oversight or did something go wrong?

Tue February 5, 2019 at 8:57 am

ChrisW
"Strange, dark, alien...yet soothing"
I like this one a lot. Reminds me of Erebus.



I'm also not sure how to classify this one, whether it's a vista or an abstract. Either one works, really.



Ryan? Home run on this one. 10/10.

Sat February 2, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Ryan
"@Richard"
I tend to agree with you. For some reason I had to really crank up the density to keep the lights in the background from showing through strangely.

Fri February 1, 2019 at 8:43 am

Richard H.
"Kinda wierd…"
…but I like it! :-)



The only aspect that I'm not too keen on is the fact that the clouds, to me, look a bit too solid. They look like gobs of shaving foam floating in the sky. I know clouds aren't translucent, but they generally look less solid than these. But it's a minor point. Overall, great scene!

Fri February 1, 2019 at 8:37 am

Aslan
"Now that really works..."
Superb. Sadly and unusually, I wasn't a fan of Breath of Spring or Mauka but this is brilliant return to form. Your off-world landscapes are just awesome and this is another brilliant example.



As one of the multi-screen crowd can I beg for a Dual at some point. Pretty please.

Fri February 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

BobC
"Yikes!"
This is fabulously, amazingly imaginative and evocative. I can get lost in this! I had been hoping for a work that is the artistic/spiritual descendant of the early DB fantastic landscapes, and this certainly is one!

Thu January 31, 2019 at 5:36 pm

JDD
"Good Stuff"
made this my desktop background as soon as I saw it

Thu January 31, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Knightvision
"Evolving art..."
Awesome!! With this you take "art" to tha next level.

Fantastic scenery makes me wonder wat else is out there....

Thu January 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

Ozaawaagosh
"Awesome"
Really love this off World render, great detail, light and the imagination it spurs, makes it where you have to go out and explore this alien landscape. Great Render Ryan

Thu January 31, 2019 at 6:16 am

Dustin Snyder
"Wow!"
Very imaginative. Just what I needed to add to my rotation.

Thu January 31, 2019 at 3:33 am

Littlemom
"Beautiful "
I find this very peaceful. I absolutely love it!!!

Wed January 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Ben
"TNG Throwback?"
Anyone else getting a Crystalline Entity vibe from this? Love the work on it, Ryan.

Wed January 30, 2019 at 6:03 pm

Scott
"love it"
Would love to see more in this vein - Ringworld/Dyson sphere/terraforming concepts are always a fascinating mix of natural and engineered surfaces, forms and textures.

Wed January 30, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Maryann
"Fascinating!"
Not my thing, but it is incredibly interesting. Love your creativity!!!

Wed January 30, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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