This is a great satirical take on the ideologies of religion and the scepticism of non-believers (not that I am a believer myself) the concept of which can be described as nothing other than brilliant!
I agree though, it just needs a bit more rendering and you're there.
nice job on the concept. you just have to work it out and finish the picture the only thing i could say is that when Jesus was crusified the nails that went through his wrists damage a tendon which hold the thumbs up. when that tendon was damaged his thumbs closed into the palm. I would really love to see the finished work.
Liffey: Thanks so much for the crit. I've had other people go straight to that conclusion as well. I'm in two minds about changing it because for some reason I think it's funny how some people take it. On the other hand, moving the hands so they are more shirt grabbing may help reinforce the piece. I have some thinking to do.
SOOPERMAN: I agree sooperman, ultimately I'd love it if this piece could communicate exactly what I wanted to say to anyone and everyone. Like on a sub-concious level. Thanks for the comment.
d00dlebug: Cheers. I'm glad some people are getting it.
WOMD: Yeah finishing a piece for me is always the hardest part. Thanks for the info on the crucifixion. I'd like to keep the thumbs up so the hands and pose also communicate an openess or accepting to what he's being told/thinking.
R a n d i s: Thanks man. I found the face a bit hard to put across what I wanted. He's supposed to be relaxed, looking up at the light, with a smirk/happy look on his face. Like he finally gets it and is now at peace.
miycko: It's really good to here your opinion. It's opened my eyes to the fact that everyone take on it is different. The pole behind is a zebra crossing light. I used that to give a reality to the halo behind his head.
I like the religious funny touch in this even without reading the description ^^
But I am worried about the way he is standing. Is he leaning on the pole ? Or is he falling back and just hold by the people ?