T-DOME: Last Man Standing Round One (Matches 25-36)
Here it is, you talented bastards. The time for you to see all your hard work matched up against your random opponents for the first time. Only one person from each match makes it to round two. To everyone who participated, thanks for helping make this dome a memorable one. To everyone who missed the boat this time around , you're still in for a hell of a ride.
Entries are listed in the order the match is listed (ie. Dude1 vs Dude2: Dude1 will be first image listed, Dude2 the second. Amazing!)
Match 25 – Interceptor vs flaptraps
Match 26 – Dsillustration vs Kaoki
Match 27 – VirusArtist vs Summer Pudding
Match 28 – Pan vs Rusty
Match 29 – meeatu vs flex matthews
Match 30 – Beatnik vs Hybridstar
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Match 31 – syris vs Sammy
Syris and I took an alternate approach, based on the novel “DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS” published in 1951 by John Wyndham.
In the story, the entire human populous is rendered blind by a dazzling week-long display of strange meteorites in the sky. Soon after strange “Triffid” plants start appearing to harvest/bleed the humans ----- They are capable of uprooting themselves, and though rather slow, are very formidable predators against a newly blind human population. (and they stand as a prediction of biological future warfare – as Wyndham describes later in his book)
To the blinded people of earth, the unidentified Triffids are very much demons.
Syrus and I approached the concept of the Triffid race as if they were a hive mentality in preparation for courtship ----
- Syrus designing the “Drone Triffid” (Prince)
- And Sammy designing the “Pre-Mated Queen Triffid” (Princess)
“Pre-Mated Queen Triffid” (Princess)
The Princess is the largest form or Triffid ---- several times larger than any normal worker Triffid ( 7 feet tall ) ---- for a very specific reason: After courtship she will fold over, root herself, and transform into a biological hive to sprout thousands upon thousands of Triffid workers for her new colony.
In her current ‘Princess’ state she wonders the countryside uprooted, apathetic towards any organism that happens to wonder into her feeders. She is in bloom, and pheromones form a thick blanked across the horizon to attract any ‘Prince’ in the territory.
Match 32 - Groover Mcnab vs john o.
Match 33 - Dan.v.D. vs p4b10
Match 34 – seb vs xenos
Match 35 – Gloklund vs loomer
Match 36 – Pupil vs Badger
Last edited by strych9ine; August 7th, 2005 at 04:17 PM.
very nice flaptraps, i like the column of bodies.. Summer pudding - awesome environment.. Rusty, the face is off the hook, Sammy great job, I like yours a lot too, loomer.. oils?
Great round !
i feel sorry for the judges in this one too !!
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concur with you hurri.
i'm most overwhelmed by dsillustration's in this one.the concept is just...brilliant! it's just so brutal,raw...but totally fitting. it's goddam demons!
Yet another truckload of great work!
flaptraps, DSillustration, Summer Pudding, Pan, Rusty and Sammy, simply stunning stuff. Such an array of moods, colours and themes, you've all carried it off in a different direction but executed very nicely in all cases.
I also like the unorthodox shapes and colours found in p4b10's piece, and the depth of pupil's drawing. Very good!
Last edited by MoP; August 7th, 2005 at 07:48 PM.
i dont see flex's
flaptraps, summer pudding, sammy and p4b10 are my favs from here, but there are some real close call battles here
good work all
DSIllustration: Wow, that's brutal! You've definitely got the evilest of the demon princes in the competition.
Summer Pudding: Kickass! Love the transparent skin, and just the general shape of it.
Sammy: Cool take on the topic. I love all the little details, like the monkeys and flowers. Great work.
Dsillustration: So I presuem there were sum difficulties on the birth
great image, man I wanna be able to handle my anatomy with the
same control and naturality that you display on your work,
REALLY a great entry!
Summer Pudding: Scary imaginery, my fave in terms of atmospheric
perspective and sence of mistery 8)
Rusty: Only you could came up with such amazing economy of brush
strokes, what a great sence of bulk!!
Gloklund: my personal fave form all the TD entries, great imaginery
well supported by solid ancient symbolism, dude, its just really distubing
to a lot of levels, you have my deepest respect,
truly an unique piece
Pupil: The detail on the throne is pure goodness and the way you
modeled the light its just "A" class work, really asum!!
DAMN.. i hate to admit it, but summerpudding... you just kicked my ass... DAMN nice mood and execution
flaptraps, Dan.v.D. , p4b10 and rusty... AWESOME!!
Dsillustration: you are SICK!!! love it to death!!!!
I wouldnt wanna be the judge in this TD... some of these duels are insanely close calls!
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good work flaptraps!
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Awesome turn out everyone! it's cool to see all the work that everyone put time into.
Rust- great expression on the face and body! very cool
Pud- pretty wicked piece!
Interceptor- Most creative, and great layout man
great work everyone!
aw shucks Dsillustration, looks like i done and got myself owned.
so much friggin eyecandy
i am honored.
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Loomer, I just wanted you to know that I love the color in your piece and I look forward to trading sketches of our designs. Good Luck my friend.
Maxetormer- Thank you very much, that is a very wonderful compliment. I wanted to try something with a bit of underlying symbolism, something you wouldn't necessarily see at first glance. I also wanted to use the devices of the religious work done in the early Renaissance to try and give it some believability, like this was some demonic cults anit-christ imagery from centuries ago.
Last edited by Ostrander; August 8th, 2005 at 11:00 AM.
Beautiful work seb!!! Outstanding Illo, I would love to have a poster of that on my wall.
PS. Dude, DSIllustration, I didn't even recognize your work, so different from your other stuff. Rusty, I wish you would have finished yours. Great start.
Awesome Atmosphere. Sammy and Summer Pudding. Very very nice.
Last edited by Marko Djurdjevic; August 7th, 2005 at 07:40 PM.
Dsillustration - I agree with Marko - this piece is so different than your usual style that I had to check if it's really yours. Great piece tho.
Rusty - great mood, somehow it reminds me of Frazetta - too bad it's not finished.
Summer Pudding - great one, very original - it's my fav in this batch.
Really strong thread, some of my favorites in here, really high standard of work - Flap, DS, Pudd, Glockland - really caught my eye, P4B10 - another favorite of mine, just realllly works for me!! and Lady Badger - I still stand by my previous statement about your piece - great wings by the way
gosh!!...im just blowen away by all the awesome entrys.
first off,thx Pan for no standing me up .man its quite eiree how we came up similar compositions(sitting on a throne,holding a staff,armour on the shins)we must off been that stressed that we communicated psychicaly..heh...im pretty convinced itll be a close decision.lovely work.
Stand out pieces 4 me have to go to Dsillustration,Summer Pudding,Sammy,Seb..as marko put it Seb,thats poster material man,just beautiful..
So many amazing works! Can't wait to see the next round.
Heh, that is bizarre. We must've had some kind of transpacific mind meld or something. I'm just glad I didn't make an ass of myself. You did a lovely job yourselfOriginally Posted by Rusty
Summer Pudding's is probably my favorite piece. Seb's is also very nice; I hope you post a larger version at some point so we can see more of the detail. Loomer's is quite cute, and I love Sammy and syris's pieces for the sheer originality of the concept.
Best of luck to everyone!
Main loop - yeah ...oils. I wish I got a better digital pic...I feel alot of the subtle colors and tones were lost...but I have no one to blame but myself.
DS - you sick fuck..that's great. I especially love the khaki pants on your demon prince
SummerPudding- this piece fuckn owns- very fun to look at
Rusty - beautiful simplicity...I tried to do something with sprawling wings too, but you pulled it off way better
flaptraps..great design...something I also tried to focus on, but yours is super hot
Gloklund - my man. It was the greatest of pleasures doing this with you..Your piece is fantastic...looking forward to that sketch! you said you were doing lots of research and trying to so something different and you succeeded. Cheers to you my man. Very cool doing a challenge with someone who is also so supportive of his competitor...a true gentleman.
Flaptraps, DS, Pudding, Sammy... you guys don't disappoint. Incredible work!