Dome of the Blue Seeress (2020)


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I've been on a bit of a nostalgia kick lately; finally tackling all those requests to re-render my "classic" work for modern displays. One of those old favorites is "Dome of the Blue Seeress" from 2002. The original scene was unfortunately just not set up to easily re-render. Now I have already "re-visited" this scene back in 2017 but, if I am being honest, those scenes did not have the same simple aesthetic as the original. Let's call this a "faithful remake". I basically recreated the scene in Vue but updated it just a tiny bit :-)

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Noisy
"Like a hall of learning - inspiring"
Love it. the reflections in the water are lovely as well. Perhaps a more unidirectional wind would be neat? A pickel jar version with male statues? lol

Fri June 5, 2020 at 10:43 am

Ozaawaagosh
"Love this"
Love the great update, always loved this beautiful and magical place Great Render my friend.

Wed June 3, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Adam Miller
"An Ancient and Magical Place"
This turned out beautiful.Looks like an ancient and magical place where one can go to meditate or reflect on future plans. I would LOVE if you could remake your Egyptian themed Necropolis which I think is also from 2002. I'm just obsessed with Ancient Egypt these days.

Thu May 21, 2020 at 1:15 pm

redfoxiii
"Gorgeous update... and the inevitable request"
It's really cool to see you playing with updating your older works. Composition has always been your strong point, so they never loose appeal as works.



And... I'd really, really like to see an updated version of "Companion Star," if you *do* happen to be taking requests ^_^

Wed May 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

Steve H
"it looks very nice"
I've liked the original "Seeress Dome" for a long time. This one looks pretty good.



Looking at the two, the biggest improvement is the reflections in the water. It makes the scene look slightly better.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Brendon G
"Love it"
I first discovered you over twenty years ago as a teenager with his first pc. I sort of forgot about you for a while when life got busy (sorry) but then recently rediscovered you and subscribed again. Looking at this piece, I find myself remarking on how so many of your pieces present lone figure in a sort of solemn solitude just as they have since the beginning, and I love that. This piece in particular really exemplifies that idea and captures what I think is quintessentially your style.



Good work.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Jonathan Briggs
"I LIke It"
I liked the 2002 version too. And the later ruined version.



I have to agree with another reviewer that this one does look a little dead. Have you considered adding crowds of people to the scene? Maybe a few food carts in the far background? It looks like the kind of area that would be in a city and have a lot of people enjoying the shade from the walls and the water.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 10:30 am

Littlemom
"Nice Update"
This is a really nice update on this one!!! I love that you're revisiting some of your old renders and giving them and us the updates.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 10:16 am

Magnus
"Love it Please remake Passage (2000) !"
Love your remakes with the additional resolutions



If you are taking requests please remake Passage from 2000. I love the air balloon. One of my all time Favs.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 9:13 am

Corwin Amber
"Elegant redo of original"
I do like the new one for itself. As a comparison to the original though, I have to say for impressions: the original looks like a dead city due to the light options, but the new one with the lights around the pedestals doesn't give it the same feel. Not sure if that is what you were going for.

Wed May 20, 2020 at 8:29 am

MIB4u
"nicely done!"
and thnx for doin these remakes! :)

Wed May 20, 2020 at 3:08 am

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