New Background Matte: “Town Center”

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"Town Center." (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“Town Center.” (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

I am currently working on a new “commissioned” illustration for a future book cover and I needed to create a background for the concept. Welcome to the “Town Center.” I wanted to create an old, somewhat dilapidated building in the middle of a dessert. I can’t go into any detail of the book, but the setting I am creating fits.

I initially created the building proper in Google Sketchup. I took that initial model into ZBrush for the detailing. The model was then rendered in Bryce and the final image composite produced in Photoshop.

This is currently a work-in-progress, and I will post the final image when completed.