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October 5, 2004
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Aidan's End by Exhale-NL Aidan's End by Exhale-NL
The Story

It has been a long while since the fall of Idyll. The stories about this great nation have been forgotten and nobody knows what happened to the survivors of the war. Untill that one day...
The seven children of Idyll who survived the attack build their own nations in secret. Meanwhile, Aidan continued the attack on other nations. After 3 Eras of war, the seven nations were big enough to take on Aidan. Aidan would finally fell and a new Era of peace and harmony arrived...

The Making Of...

I decided to start of with a new style of abstract render type, combined with a bit of modeling (the rocks). After that was done I was quite amazed by the quality of it. I realy liked it and I had this vision in my head of how the final image would look. Well... It was something totally different from what it is now!
After I did some little lights on the render, I started brushing and I came up with some nice perspectives. I changed my plan and I decided to add spaceships to it. But there was the problem... I can't model! After about 3 hours of drawing and 6 hours of modeling these little fighters came out. I liked them and I decided to make some sort of battlefront. Then I decided to add a mothership to the piece and I started Cinema 4D again...
After aproximately 60 hours of Photoshop and Cinema 4D work this is what came out. I think the .psd file has around 400 layers and 30 sets. Maybe even more, I lost the count...

The Looks

Well I never worked on anything like this before so this is totally new for me. A huge amount of layers containing brushing, lighting, renders or colors. I think I don't have to say much more about the looks, just take a look yourselfe.

Final Words

This was never planned to become connected with Idyll's End. The story just floated in my mind today and I thought it fitted. Although the two pieces are totally different from eachother, I tried to connect them with eachother and I think I succeeded. Anyways, tell me what you think of it, I hope it was worth the waiting!

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Pim-s Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
very nice! great render again! and I like the contrast between the lightings and the dark
Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
thanks for both comments, appreciated :]
Farblade Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Sheer talent here. No doubt, a new fav for me.
Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
thanks :)
Beanfontaine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
holy shit!
cowwoc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
FYI: Added to [link]
mackalexda Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Nice work!

Can't believe i never spotted this piece before! It looks amazin! Nice renders and great job of the brushing! :clap:

A definate +fav! :D
jauc Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005   Interface Designer
What the fuck ...

haha .. sorry im speachless. i dont know what to say .
ApoClassis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
'Fantastic Episode
tonare Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Yea bro thi cam out very's fun watching the progress you did to this and the other images. Your getting better by the minute bro!:)

Killer work.:clap:
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