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Night of the Dragon
"Night of the Dragon"

8.37/10 rating
(130 votes)

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I wanted to create a much simpler version of "Archive" that would take under 8 hours to render. It's a much simpler scene than it's companion, but sometimes (as they say) "less is more". It may end up being in the Pickle Jar, but I thought I would feature it for a while and get your thoughts...

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Brian Pugh
"Great Login Background"
I paired this with the full Archive render on my Windows computer by setting this one as the login screen background and the other as my desktop wallpaper. It really makes it feel like you opened a door when logging in.

Fri October 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

"Best widescreen yet"
Perfect on my tri-display. Loving it.

Mon May 28, 2018 at 10:59 am

Carl Spanoghe
"Dark enough for Android Oreo"
One more thing: this wallpaper is dark enough to activate the "Dark" theme for the Android Oreo pull down menus. So not only does the wallpaper look great, but it makes the whole phone look better!

Sat November 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Carl Spanoghe
"awesome for mobile wallpaper"
looks fantastic on the Pixel 2 XL

Sat November 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Jess W.
"Wonderful Lock Screen wallpaper"
This works wonderfully as the wallpaper on the lock screen on my Galaxy S7

Fri December 9, 2016 at 1:19 am

"Busted link"
@Ryan - Just a heads-up; the link to this page from the image on the home page is broken. It goes to archive1 (which is a clone of archive2) instead of archiveminor1. Fortunately, the link for comments points to the right page.

Mon November 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

love the colors and lighting.

Fri October 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

"Hexagonal Beauty"
I always enjoy the abstracts. I love the colors in this.

Wed September 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

"I just put this on my iPhone..."
...and it may be the best lock screen image I've put on there yet. It looks great!

Tue September 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

I'm picky, and when things bug me I tell you. Don't change a thing here, this is freaking cool. I can't describe where this takes me, an AI's brain or what it's like to be in a game program or a digital Dyson sphere but it's bloody good.

Sun September 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Mario Carini
"Archive (Minor)"
This reminds me of the scene in Lawnmower man where he tires to find a way out of a "diseased mainframe". I like the gradient look to the piece.

Sat September 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm

"Lovely and Clean"
I love this - so much more than "Archive", which is a little busy for me. This is clean, elegant, simple and beautiful!

Sat September 17, 2016 at 4:09 am

david w
"i likey"
very minimalistic. pretty cool

Thu September 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Richard H.
Really like this one. I also liked the previous Archive, too, but this is like a 2D detail from it, and just as worthy of existing. I really like both in different ways. I'd definitely keep this as a proper composition in its own right, not a Pickle Jar variant of the previous one.

Just a couple of points, though:

1. Where's the blue hexagons? In the central 'blue' area, blue colour is emitted as rays, but there are no blue hexagons as such to match the red and green ones. It just struck me as a little odd, though not terribly important. Is it that the red and green colours are reflected from other sources, whereas we're seeing the blue source but not its reflection, I wonder?

2. If you want Pickle Jar versions of the other image (i.e. the original Archive), my one criticism of it is that there's a bit too much red in it. It would be nice to see alternative versions with other dominant colours, or a more varied mix.

Wed September 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

"Texture - Yes!"
This is great. I am not usually one for abstract designs, but this has lots going for it. Texture and detail, and interesting but not dominating colour! I really like it. Another one to look at often and not get tired of.

Wed September 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm

This is seriously one of the best backgrounds my computer has ever had. I need, like, another monitor, just to free up more space for wallpaper to show through.

Wed September 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

I love it. Eagerly awaiting the multi-screen renders! Always liked this type of wallpaper, I'm a big fan of your abstract creations, like Oculus, The Grid (both original and recent), The Comb, Synapse, and so on. More!

Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm

"As you said..."
Less is more. A simple concept and execution, but because it's less busy, it is much more please to look at for longer period of time. This is giving Portals a run for it's money for top spot in my all time favourite list.

Tue September 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Ben P
"Came here from the Email..."
... and just wanted to say that I really dig this and the main one. Glad you shared them both.

Tue September 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm

"Simpler, but just as good "
I too shared your reservation with the colors of the 'parent', but we lurve this one..

Thanks again, Ryan, for all you do for us.

Tue September 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Chris Z
This one is awesome. Definitely a keeper......when the dual screen comes out. :) Thanks again for you time and efforts.

Tue September 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Kevin McDaniel
"Great, but.."
Love the art, where is the multi-screen version?

Tue September 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm

"'Minor' version, major impact!"
This looks great on the desktop! It may be a variation on the more complex image, but IMO the two are so different that they each are deserving of their own entry.

The stained glass effect is really neat. I love your abstracts. If you're ever in the mood to do more easy-to-render "experiments" like this one, I would certainly look forward to seeing the results. :-)

Tue September 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

David E. Smith
This looks like part of a really cool board game, and I'd probably buy it.

Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

This would look great as a triscreen. :)

Tue September 13, 2016 at 9:04 am

"Minor Key"
I wanted to create a much simpler version of "Archive that would take under 8 hours to render. It's a much simpler scene than it's companion, but sometimes (as they say) "less is more". It may end up being in the Pickle Jar, but I thought I would feature it for a while and get your thoughts...

Tue September 13, 2016 at 8:36 am

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