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The Dust Storm by steve-burg The Dust Storm by steve-burg
I've started a New Folder called "Ancient History"

That's where I'm going to put anything I come across that's more than 5 years old. This is the first post to go into that folder. Any particular reason? No :D

This image was made for a book called "Concept Design" published by Scott Robertson. In those days, I was struggling mightily to wrap my head around 3D, and also how to take the 3D rendered image and modify it in Photoshop.

The struggle continues today - but I think I've made some small progress - certainly in terms of speed, if not quality. However I thought it might be interesting to post a few images from earlier times :)

In this image, a rescue party has arrived at an outpost on a remote planet and found no survivors. The large geometric structure visible in the distance is an unknown, but it is not of human manufacture.
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:iconlance66:
Lance66 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wicked artwork :)
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KerroPerro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of implied story in this, me likee!
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Ispok8 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
impressive!
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Having been to the desert...THIS rocks!!!
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
God!! Fantastic atmosphere work. The big structure on the right gives some good strangeness.
It's one of the best SF pictures I've seen in months, seriously. I want SF movies to look like that!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Nice art!
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
very, very kool
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fun!
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:icondoublecrash:
Doublecrash Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Lots of atmosphere in this one. I like the style, even if it's an "oldie" :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Filmographer
All that atmosphere and dust is hiding some flaws, but I think it gave the picture a stronger mood in the end :)
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:icondoublecrash:
Doublecrash Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Atmosphere and dust hide flaws even in real life, so don't you worry about that :D
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D
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:iconramzakirk:
ramzakirk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
excelente pieza de scifi.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I am grateful :) !
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AshRandom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Every other time I see a scifi drawing that makes me go: "OH COOL!" -- it's steve-burg.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, that is very kind and I really appreciate it :) !
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Dandoombuggy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I love this image, beautiful Sci-fi art that tells a story. Great atmosphere =)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Those are good words, all of them, and I am very grateful for your comment! Thank you :D
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:iconzmade:
zmade Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work, keep them coming ;)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you - and I'm hoping to do just that :D
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:iconperturabo93:
Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Amazing. Hope we are there on the close future. I want a suit like that :(
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D I would like one too!
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:iconexpir:
ExPir Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow this incredibly
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
: alientwo : volví a leer los textos que acompañan las imágenes ....
No puedo adivinar lo que viene antes y después. : stupidme :
Todo lo que los conceptos de diseño que no acaba de tener un tiempo establecido. No importa dónde usted busca . Ningún diseño se ha vuelto viejo .
Es algo que sólo se puede ver en unos pocos profesionales . : Lento :
Y está claro que tú eres uno de ellos. Ver " ALIEN "hoy y parece que están diseñados hoy en día. Eso es muy complicado! No ha pasado el tiempo para estos diseños ! : Confused:
Y la tuya pasa lo mismo .... : clap :
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Perhaps it's that you grow. Is that others are too small ......

I love the technology we offer.
is based on something more than imagination.
:confused:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing! reminds me a little of Mars, but that might just be the color pallet you used and the dust...so were parts of this originally rendered in 3d and then painted over?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It isn't Mars, although it certainly resembles a martian landscape.

The whole scene was made in 3D, but heavily modified in Photoshop. The big "sun" was the only purely painted element, though - the rest was more retouch and color tweaks :)
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Impressive! i'd be interested to see the original render if you still have it laying around somewhere
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It looked similar, but just brown/gray monochrome. And it looked very "3D".

Heaven only knows where those files are :(
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christoefour Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome colours! Love the suit designs too. Great job :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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goat89 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Hope to see those Astronauts up close!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
What the imagination fills in might be far better than what the 3D model actually looks like. Swirling clouds of back-lit dust are covering a lot of shortcomings :lol:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Neat. Nice mood and detail and hulking alien "unknowns" are always cool in my book ;)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Those damn aliens - what do they want from us :lol: ?!!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Deli meats? Polka music?
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Well, they ain't gonna get it :D !
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