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Ropeburn by fox-orian Ropeburn by fox-orian
Rewritten description, April 2013:
I study from the Mirror's Edge level "Ropeburn." Plopped Maia in here for the hell of it.
This game taught me the concept of "light bleeding."

Believe it or not, this was drawn on paper first. When's the last time I ever did that?
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MeiHakuna Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I was reading your description and I'm trying to get more into backgrounds so when I saw that you were taught about light bleeding, I was intrigued to understand what that was, but when I looked it up online, I got a lot of strange results haha 

I was wondering if you could explain this to me or point me in the direction of someone who has explained it c:
I love your art by the way. c: so beautiful. The atmospheres you give make these drawings so real and yet so dream-like. 
fox-orian Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey sorry for the late response -- I think my teminology was a bit off in the description. There are a lot of functions of light that are easy to overlook. Light bleeding is the transference of color from one surface onto another due to reflected light carrying the tone. (The yellow tone of the walls turning the shadow on the white floor a yellow/orange tone, for example.) Then you have ambient occlusion, which is objects blocking light from reflecting -- causing a darkened area. (Look this up to see what I mean.) Some people use 3D terms like Global Illumination, Radiosity, Light Bouncing, etc. You can learn a lot from 3D modelling functions of light :D
SnappedWires Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that colour temperature and lighting is really believable. I nearly yelled at her to get out of the sun before she faints
PrototypeInfinity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of the game Mirrors Edge.. love it
darcylander Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
what is she doing there? is she a janitor or somthing? 
ElDiabolito Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
your color choices in this piece are just outstanding.
TanyaDarkLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
something like mirror's edge! :)
a-mayes-zing Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student
Alp Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, fantastic
marmo98 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, a nice use of the light
Powzin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
The influence of the game Mirror's Edge on your scenarios is huge - and I like it. Mirror's Edge was one of the first XBOX 360 game that I decided (after Cliver Barker's JERICHO, Gears of War and Dark Sector). Plus I like an addendum to your project SYNTHESIS. Keep it up
lovelylynne Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
as soon as i saw the area where the female was sitting, it noticed it was oddly familiar to mirrors edge.
JURDGLIUSI Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
...does not mean to be bored.
WhispersxDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
It's hard to explain why, but I absolutely adore the shading in this. The colours are amazing, too. You've really captured the atmosphere perfectly.
SourGummies Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Yup, as soon as I saw it I thought Mirror's Edge ^^. Great job with the picture, keep up the great work! :iconloveloveplz:
senseihEnRY Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
amazing, i can really feel the atmosphere of Mirror's Edge here. Amazing work!
blackrain8 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
kinda annoys me that this isn't actually a Mirror's Edge Sequel, and is just inspired by it :(
Kamikaye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Wow thats gorgeous :) Mirrors Edge also taught me alot about color reflection and ambient light ! :D
Ladic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Awesome light in action. :+fav:
Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Love it <3
deadmensboots Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
This reminds me a quite a lot of Bengal's work [link]

Lovely image.
taintedfeather Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning perspective and colors~ :heart:
AlexanderLee1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Artist
Fantastic colors!
elpheal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
i love your neat lines and your style brings a sense of simplicity yet it is intricate.

Lovely colouring here too.

My favourite part has got to be your composition and bringing story into the picture. I can almost feel the ambience and hear the sounds >w<
GayStudent Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Remindes me of "Mirrors edge".
naranja00 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Im glad I found this, I saw it first in a college book and kept it just because of this drawing :)
digipatd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, the colors are warm.
giantming Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely amazing
fan4battle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Lovely mood!
FooFooDoodly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Really interesting, thanks for the lesson on ambient occlusion :)

also, fantastic piece, love it :D
KeZe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Before reading your comment, I thought how much this work reminded me of Mirrors Edge. I was (and still am) also interested in how light reflects off surfaces. You did the pic justice, Fox! I believe you succeeded in your experiment.

As for the pic, I like how Maia is just chillin out and reading. Great position you put her in.
orangekittykitty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
oooh it reminds me of mirrors edge
CharlesoftheTitans08 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student
I like this:thumbsup: Very innovative, very structured and imaginative:)
bagshotrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing. Can you recommend any books that deal with these kinds of light and color concepts? Our art department was a total bust so I'm trying to supplement with my own reading...
isaloveanime Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
the shadow from that metal tube or whatever
i believe its backwards...
very cool
wish i could do shading and painting :(
The-Experiment Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
This makes me stoked for good enough weather so I can actually chill anywhere like this and relax!
MDPrty Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
haha I really like the Mirror's Edge style, so I guess it's natural I should love this picture
g33kz0rd Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
i hate u. xD
naitska Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I love this serie. The ambience is incredible, perspectives, illuminations, the lines ... Mirror's Edge is a very good reference, It left me very good feeling the ambience of the game. These illustrations convey life ^^!
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
your paintings have this uplifting feeling of a more vivid reality... but still reality, and not a dream, due to the excellent perspectives even at weird angles. :)

one word - architect.
PrProduction Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome colour. i've been on a roof in barcelona that looks 100% like that place on your image. :)
TypoCity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
'I referenced a location from Mirror's Edge to learn how Light Transport & Ambient Occlusion works.'

Wonderful. Give yourself a pat on the back for having this idea.

Nice to know im not the only one who does this kinda thing, though, I've not gone as far as to study lighting yet, not from a game anyways :p.
fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The odd thing about Mirror's Edge is that its lighting is completely accurate.
This is because unlike many other games, Mirror's Edge has practically NO dynamic light sources whatsoever.
All of the shadows and lighting were precomputed through raytracing [so they're all textured... hence why the shadows are SLIGHTLY blurry due to the texture resolution] BUT the light transport, radiosity, color bleeding, etc are all completely accurate, which is why I found it to be such a good game to study.

I'm just sure these days not to study it without completely LOOKING like Mirror's Edge.
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
thought 'mirrors edge' as soon as I saw the thumbnail for this
great work
chuchuSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
i know this place from mirrors edge! :'D
fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yup XD As I mention, the location was referenced. Where was it, the Ropeburn level I think it was?
chuchuSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I read the part where your referenced it! c: it's just that.. before i started reading, i was like "hey! ain't that from mirrors edge? O.O)
i'm not sure where though, you're probably right c':
well, the whole thing and you = awesome anyways! : D
RixTwelve Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Cool!! Nice orange Theme.. :D
kombinat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great work!
Livor-Mortiis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This is pure Mirror's Edge style :D
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