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Serenity: Entry
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's been a while since I posted one of my works... so here's my latest! I was inspired by a picture I saw a few days ago of a scene from the movie; it's of Serenity entering the atmosphere of the planet Lilac. I decided to make my own version of it using the "classic" Serenity model by Sean Kennedy. I figure it'd make a good wallpaper. Let me know what you think!


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COMMENTS

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 12:22 AM

ORCBLASTER


Wow! This is beautiful! I wish I could do effects like that in lightwave (or did you do this in photoshop?) Anyway, BRILLIANT! :-) I love this! I think this is your best picture :-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:44 AM

CASIVONA


Thanks! I actually tried instead of playing around with this one! I did all the compositing and lighting in Lightwave, but yes I did use Photoshop for the ion and blur effects.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 3:41 AM

INTOTHEBLACK


Its my new background. I like the way its cropped too.

Thursday, November 24, 2005 9:57 AM

BELLONA


aaw hell, not that damn panel again!!!

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http://bluegrassbrowncoats.net/Serenity_loop.avi
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