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The Dream Alternative by ArthurBlue The Dream Alternative by ArthurBlue
Well, I can't seem to stay away from the red lines... I hope I'm not boring you to death. :)

In my previous image, "The Exit Alternative" arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…, I told you about how that was an alternative concept to "The Exit" arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/….

Truth is that I frequently think of several alternative depictions of my concepts. Since I showed you that one, I thought I'd show you this image now, which is an alternative to "The First Dream" arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…. It has the same basic elements that are important to the concept: she is coming up a circular staircase, embedded with those red lines, that serves as a kind of passage to another world, coming from some unknown (and seemingly hard to reach) place, peeking into a world with water in it (to serve as a link to the other image "Wake Up" arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…. Similar elements, completely different image.

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:iconandrescamilo1985:
Andrescamilo1985 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hi arturo.. how many time of render of each one picture? thanks.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
It depends on the picture. It can be 2 or 3 hours, for simple ones, or it can be 10 or 12, for more complex ones. I don't remember about this one, maybe around 4 or 5.
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AnnaeLynn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist
i absolutely love the red lines. it just adds that extra.... something to the picture.

absolutely love your work
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and inspiring! I love your "red lines" world, it's so surreal and futuristic yet very open and lush and peaceful...
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sed Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:icontxrabbit: :iconsaywow1plz:
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:iconruntofthelitter:
RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Hello. Last night I dreamed I had 'insomnia' (smiles)

Beautiful work above as per your usual. ROTL
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:iconhanyoureal:
HanYouReal Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
do you model your own vegetation? i thing it's one of the most challenging things in 3d
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:iconsera-sognato:
sera-sognato Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
wow! i was hoping that using a 3d software makes things easier but it still takes too much work T.T (as im studying light myself its so much did you teach yourself all that?
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
After you gain experience it becomes second nature and you don't even think about it. It becomes fast and easy. Now, if I see something I want to change I know exactly what number or slider I have to change. It's much easier than painting everything again in 2D. :) But in the beginning, before you accumulate experience, it's difficult.

I basically learned from experience and from reading/watching a few free tutorials. Never took a course. But images are only a hobby for me, a passtime, so that's ok. But if you're thinking to do it at a serious level, you should take a course because it gives you a solid foundation.
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sera-sognato Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
so these tutorials dealt with actual lighting facts right? could you please tell me which tutorials they were if you remember, i really like to see them >.<
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sera-sognato Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wow so photo realistic, does the program handle the logistics or do you have to calculate all the lighting? perspective is obviously handled by software.. cool concept anyways.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks.
I don't calculate the lighting, I define it. There are many settings that need to be defined: position, angle, color and type of light source; balance between direct and indirect light; strength of photon bouncing effect; overall atmosphere glow; amount, color and altitude of haze and fog (which also contribute to the perceived lighting); altitude of the atmosphere (which also contribute to the lighting because it lightens or darkens the sky, which also reflects light below); effect of the atmosphere decay as consequence of the time of day; grade of the light/shadow transition; intensity of shadow from the light source.
And then there are also the gamma settings and the render settings, some of which also contribute to the perceived lighting, but I won't bother you with those. :)
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bliljerk101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Lol it's kind of funny to think about this
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't let anything limit you. Especially worrying about boring your admirers. If the red lines are your muse follow the muse. Don't give it up until you want to. Don't worry about what others think. That is the artistic bravery you continually show.
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:iconpatricia-lehmann:
Patricia-Lehmann Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is brilliant!! :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpsychotronone:
PsychotronOne Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Great work.
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:iconzoompixs:
zoompixs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The red lines are a really REALLY neat concept.
I think it would be a shame if you did not explore the potential further!
Enjoying very much (ie. not boring).
Cheers!
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:iconbicnarok:
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent,
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:iconspiritofdarkness:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
:) really cool idea and nice work :clap:
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Not boring at all, by no means!! I actually am looking forward to more of this series, there is so much mystery about it, it really gets the imagination going! :clap: More please!
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:iconaad345:
aad345 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work as usual :D
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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very cool image! :)
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Very cool!
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This serie is just excellent, your imagination is awesome and your creation never cease to enchant me !
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
there's nothing boring at all in that series.
I love it's concept and the ideas behind and I'd love to have it as some kind of a "slide show" that's slowly leading me from here to there...
however,...this is most beautiful again.
and surprising, with the unexpected proportions (or dimensions?)
and I called it "Water Lilies", secretly, because that was my first thought when I saw it :)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
That's an excellent vision. :)
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconmistersingh:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wow, what a lovely creation:clap:
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your imagination and,no, your red lines are not boring!:)
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Alfred909 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
The view is very nice, and I like how the towel and the lines are matching colors.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
And her skin is almost the same color as the walls. And the highlights in her hair are almost the same color of the lines. All those similarities are not coincidences. :)
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Alfred909 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I see. That would take a lot of forethought, and work with the image. Good job. I don't normally get into 3D scenes like this, but I look forward to more.
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WhiteLucke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so real!
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:iconwuruhi:
wuruhi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Lindíssima.
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BlackOctoberIndustry Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Amazing transition into the water with the foreground structure, the two in the back stick out a bit too much though, they don't really seem to meld well with the water
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
It looks amazing and thanks for the explanation :)
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alexandergras Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wonderful. One day you'll have to put them all into order and write out the story that goes with them.
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Marek74 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
It's like to be freed but it's gonna be also a challenge, the matrix world seems to fade away...or just she went too far from the nest... ;) Love it
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pjn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
fantastic
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LucidLumi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The red lines are lovely, as are the alternative concepts. :)
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orinoor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Fascinating to watch where you go with this one. I love the color combination and the juxtaposition of the natural world against the seemingly artificial.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could always try different coloured lines :giggle: This reminds me of some pictures I've seen of dams with large pipes in them to take the overflow if the dam fills up too much, when they do they show up as eerie vortexes in the middle of the water. Sure hope no-one or nothing gets too close to those, it's a long way down :ohnoes:
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Psyker-LaZ Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
NIce
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OddWallace Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Still in awe of these images. I'm thinking the message is that we're prisoners of our own design and world, being that we're born into what's already here, that we actually forget whats out there (or more tragically, never know even of it's existence). Ironic that I think that from the screen I'm staring at, a large part of said prison. I also think that although man can create things which are beautiful in their own way, it's sad that we blemish the natural world in many ways that we notice or care to admit.

Your images have a large mix of interpretations really haha. Interesting that you decided not to share your own purpose to everyone, to see what they thought.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you! :)
One of the reasons why I don't share my own purpose in my images is contained in your own sentence: "your images have a large mix of interpretations". I fear that if state my own interpretation, this could bias the viewer's interpretations. I fear that people might then feel that there's a right and a wrong interpretation (mine being the right one because, after all, I made it). I don't want that. I want to give my viewers total freedom.
Another reason is that I don't want to give away too much of my inner self. I already give away a lot by sharing my images and that's where I draw the line, so to speak. :)
And another reason is that, most of the times, I don't verbalize my purposes and ideas, not even for myself. I don't transform them in words, I just let them live as ideas. They're much more pure that way, untainted and unfiltered by the artificial constructs that are the words.
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:iconillmad:
Illmad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a much bigger fan of your alien landscape images to be honest, but I'm growing to like these too actually.
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ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are imaginative enough to do well as a graphic novelist, I would purchase it.
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10xTAGx01 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
You are such an incredible artist! i love this series soooooo much. It is so creative and beautifully illustrated! Show us ALL of your mutiple depictions!!! <3
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