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WWSO - Cover and Teaser by Beacon515L WWSO - Cover and Teaser by Beacon515L
EDIT: Wrong file, I uploaded a working copy. Also typo. :P

I know it's not wallpaper dimensions, but I don't know where else to put book cover mockups. Or fanfic fanart. Man, you know you're desperate when you make derivative works of your own derivative works. X3

Other than the text and the heavily desaturated picture of the LDS Conference Centre Organ in Salt Lake City, there are fifteen things to spot in this picture. See if you can put names to them all without scrolling down.

In case you really don't know what this is about, [link] or [link] :P




Credits:
OCs (Liam, Samantha, Edgar) and WWSO in general: :iconbeacon515l:
Canon characters: :iconsquareenix:


Art credits:
Overall composite: :iconbeacon515l:
LDS Conference Center Organ photo: [link]
Liam, Samatha, Hurdy and Horne adapted from works by :iconso-joo:
Edgar adapted from a work by :iconreagan700:
Gerun, the other two Occuria, the Great Crystal, Montblanc, Sorbet, Nono and Gurdy and the text font adapted from official art and renders by :iconsquareenix:
English and French flags hand-drawn by :iconbeacon515l:
Image of near-lightspeed particle collision published by CERN
Musical stave adapted from a screenshot of Musescore.
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Sojubyeong Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
........................ *falls off chair*

First of all, damn those shadows are realistic; they even, like, match all the lines of the pipes... :jawdrop: Teach me Photoshop (after I get it, of course.)

Secondly, I'm still trying to find the flags... the whole picture's so dark I can barely see the CERN image in the background (but then again, if it were any lighter you wouldn't be able to see the text at all :XD:)

Thirdly, looks more like a CD cover to me :P Oh crap did I just suggest something
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you liked it! X3

The shadows are accomplished firstly by blacking the reference pictures (such as your lineart) into silhouettes, which isn't too hard. Next, I resize and position approximately. I then apply a light Lens Blur, which gives the impression of a penumbra and makes them look more natural (also means I can take some liberties with my outlines). I then drop the opacity to about 50% (according to taste and how prominent I want the figures to be - Liam is closer to 60%, and the Occuria are down around 40%). Once I've done that, I use the eraser tool with 0% hardness and about 20% opacity to lightly brush away the shadows over the ranks, to give the impression that the shadows follow them (this is why some shadows are lighter over some areas than others). The rest is all tinkering. :D

If you like, I can send you the PSD and you can see what I did for yourself. :P

The flags are... present in the picture somewhere. :P If it helps, they are precisely the same distance from the centre of the picture. X3

Yeah, it does... and you aren't suggesting anything that I don't already plan to do... in a sense. You'll see. X3
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Sojubyeong Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Oooh eraser tool! Didn't know a simple tool like that could have such a cool effect :O Thanks for the... text tutorial ;)

... THE FLAGS WERE IN BLACK AND WHITE!? And here I was thinking, "What interesting designs the Occuria have..." for a completely different reason (they look like queen bees...)

And yeah... I should have known you already have far bigger plans for your fanfic than I'd ever know :P
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE ERASER. IT WILL REMOVE YOU FROM EXISTENCE~~~

Yeah, everything's in shadow. You can't exactly have coloured shadows.

I had a friend tell me I'm somehow descended from Richard Wagner, despite having pretty well zero German heritage. I mean, it's not like I'd subject people to the textual equivalent of a fifteen hour operatic cycle by the end of which around nine tenths of the named cast has perished, right? ...right? :iconmindblownplz:
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:iconsojubyeong:
Sojubyeong Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Well, the pipe organs weren't shadows, so I was assuming that the flags wouldn't be shadows either.

Descended from Richard Wagner eh?

HOW ABOUT BEING HIS REINCARNATION? :iconinglipplz:
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder indeed, I seem to be making a Gesamtkunstwerk of TA3... X3
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Sojubyeong Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
My God wasn't that obvious???
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh certainly, but I think more than you yet realise. X3
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Reagan700 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nice nice :3
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! X3
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