Dome of the Blue Seeress (Night)


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After finishing the day version multiscreen I hoped to transition immediately to creating the night version that I had planned. Unfortunately my Vue d’Esprit software had other ideas. As has happened quite a few times before, I wasn’t able to re-open my scene file to continue working on the project. After much swearing and gnashing of teeth, I managed to open an older version of the scene (without the vines) and rebuild things to where I could progress with my nocturnal version.

Unfortunately after rendering the single-screen version here Vue crashed and, once again, I wasn’t able to reopen my work. There are certainly a thing or two that I would like to tweak with this render but unfortunately that won’t be possible unless I spend another whole day rebuilding it (yet again). That also means the multiscreen version will be delayed.

Fortunately I think the render I do have looks nice enough to share. Let me know what you think!

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28 reviews for Dome of the Blue Seeress (Night)

  1. Ryan [lifer]

    Are multi screen versions in the works?

  2. Jenanne [liferplus]

    Very interesting. Thanks, Drow. It’s nice to know there’s a reason that I, like you, prefer Ryan’s work without the little people. But I understand the value of people to indicate scale, Ryan.

  3. Ryan

    Interesting read. You will notice that I do try not to include the people’s faces in the images :-)I think people some folks might just be wired to dislike people figures in images, while others might see a scene as “empty” if it doesn’t include some sort of life. Personally I enjoy using the people to show scale and to add a sense of “story” to the scene. At the very least the people are small so it should be easy for you to Photoshop them out 😛

  4. Tim K [nonmonthly]

    I have always liked this. now it has a twist

  5. Falkor [liferplus]

    I am a night owl.. I love this version. Ryan, you are awesome.. Please never stop being awesome!

  6. Phineas [basicmember]

    This will look great on my desktop.

  7. Phineas [basicmember]

    This will look great on my desktop.

  8. PixelHead [nonmonthly]

    Love this render. The reflection of the light within the dome lighting the statue looks awesome. I’m really into the darker toned renders and this is being added to my favorites vault. Great work!

  9. Ozaawaagosh [basicmember]

    You Nailed it!!! Love the soft glowing blue light of the vegetation. The simple beauty of the night with blue luminescences and glow of the interior is Eye Catching. Awesome Render my friend

  10. Ryan

    Yes eventually!

  11. RJ [lifer]

    Do you plan on preparing a triple screen version of this wallpaper?

  12. Rodewaryer [basicmember]

    Being somewhat of a vampire in habits, I love night stuff in many ways. This is no exception and it has perspective and mood the day version could not accomplish. You go no complaints on this one!

  13. Randall [lifer]

    Sorry for all the trouble–but as the old saying goes, out of pain comes art. My wife and I really love this one. It really caught her eye. Beautiful!

  14. Littlemom [liferplus]

    Love the little lights. The whole render gives off a very peaceful feeling.

  15. BobC [lifer]

    I like the day version a lot! The unanswered questions make it fun and fascinating. The lighting effects here are nifty, but I can’t get the image of strings of LED’s out of my brain – even though I think I know what the intent is…

  16. Susan [nonmonthly]

    I like the dark on the outside with the glowing effects leading into the lit up doorway with the statue just showing

  17. Donna [liferplus]

    As much as I love the day version, this one could have been so mysterious. IF you go through the hard work of reinventing this wheel, the light in the temple could be lower, more like enticing candlelight. The background could be misty, with a few more points of light to draw you in…. Am I making you want to try it again?

  18. Lisa T [liferplus]

    I gasped with pleasure when I saw this 🙂 You do the Ancient World an Honorable Nod, Ryan.

  19. StK [lifer]

    you have no idea how much i love your night versions.

    this one is simply incredible.


  20. Ryan

    I do make backups, unfortunately those are corrupt too.

  21. Luke [basicmember]

    Have you considered backing up your scene files before rendering? If the rendering process is corrupting files, it would be handy to have a backup.

  22. darkuncle [liferplus]

    one of my all-time faves – top 10 for sure, maybe even top 5. well done!

  23. Becca85 [lifer]

    This was definitely worth the extra effort–it’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the luminescent lighting. This may have just kicked the original Dome of the Blue Seeress off its pedestal as my favorite DB wallpaper of all time.

  24. Mark A. [liferplus]

    Ryan, I think the prior render crashing on you was a blessing in disguise. I agree with the previous comments that this version has more life to it w/o the vines. I like this one.

  25. Brndi U. [liferplus]

    Love how the lighting turned out. This version feels like it has so much life to it.

  26. Elena Woontner [basicmember]

    This is way more spectacular and captivating than the swampy/decaying version. Actually that made me sad looking at it, and there is no reason to feel sad looking at your screensaver. Especially when your day ahead looks hard.

  27. Alex [lifer]

    I always appreciate the night versions of your wallpapers. I think they have much more of a story to tell a times as you often see just a little bit less and it allows greater interpretation.

  28. drow [nonmonthly]

    sorry ryan, but this is why i photoshop the tiny people out of your wallpapers before they end up on my desktop.

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