How a star works - WIP
lizardillo last edited by lizardillo
Hi all, I've been chipping away at the prompt for a while and I've got to a point where I wouldn't mind a fresh set of eyes on it if that is ok.
The idea is what is really going on inside a star and how it works. I came up with the idea from a bike dynamo that powers a light. I like the idea of it having a control centre and buzzy, sparky things like from an old Frankenstein movie.
I like the idea of a cutaway so you can see inside:
I've made life a bit difficult so I ended up making a 3D star in Illustrator to draw over.
This is the basic concept:
It's took a few rounds to get here I’m still working on the method that each point is being powered by a different source on the updated version. I know it's not that clear on this mass of blue scribble sorry. (The alien in sunglasses flying past is just for fun and serves no purpose!).
It will be on a dark space/starry background.
braydin hawlette last edited by
@lizardillo I am most irritated that I didn't come up with something like this myself
I love it! Love all the little details. I can't think of any major changes.
Jeremy Ross last edited by
Wow @lizardillo! Great concept; can’t wait to see this finished. No suggestions from me, looking awesome.
tomparsonsart last edited by
Looks fantastic, great idea!
donnamakesart last edited by
The idea is clear to me Cheering you on for this months critic arena!!!
Iain Davidson last edited by
So great already @lizardillo love the concept, love the details... argh, can't wait to see the end result!
Thank you everyone. I wasn't sure if I had clouded the concept a bit so that has really helped before I went into cleaning it up. I'm excited to get on with this now, but there's a lot to do!!! (and it's my own fault! ) You're all stars
Linework... This is still quite WIP. I've made so many changes while creating it so any critique is very much appreciated. Some things have no way of actually working but I'm trying to stop trying to be so realistic. I was trying to make things work in real life, but I gave up, nothing in this makes sense
It's super busy so I'm going to try to see if I can make everything clear using value and colour. I will add the rest of the details (electric sparks, speedo colours etc. in the colour stage).
I do enjoy making these busy scenes but this is really difficult!
My day job is a graphic designer working on brochures with VERY strict guidelines so I have to be very accurate and precise. This is my release from all that - it's a kind of therapy.
My partner is a physics teacher and apparently this isn't how a star works.
@lizardillo That is quite simply awesome!
chrisaakins last edited by
@lizardillo ah man I am sensing a butt-whoopin coming along. This piece is awesome. I love your work. At least I get the honor of losing to such a great illustration!
I love this!
lizardillo last edited by lizardillo
@chrisaakins Thank you. I wouldn't count yourself out just yet though, I think your work is great.
Here is the 'nearly' final. I think I've overworked it a little and gone a bit overboard with the lights but I'll sleep on it and have a look again in the morning. Any comments on the value would be appreciated. There's so much going on I really struggled with making things clear.
Turquoise is my favourite colour and it goes well with yellow and purple (I think, feel free to disagree!)
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.
@lizardillo This is great! So fun. If I'd seen this as a kid I would have sat and stared at this forever.
ruth last edited by
@lizardillo This is awesome! I love all the details, so much to look at! I also love the idea that stars are powered by hamsters. It all makes much more sense to me than physics (And the turquoise works well.)
NicolaSchofield last edited by
@lizardillo my first career was as a physicist and this is exactly how stars work.
Love all the details and just the whole thing generally!