Mike, I wanted to see a battleroyal... I like the piece though man.
BWKeough, great job my friend.
Icon, you did a great job with that. The colors and energy in that piece are astounding.
So many other great pieces...
good stuff all around.
a word to my competitors, nephilim and interceptor:
great job guys, glad to see none of us pussed out in our match.
mine's kind of unfinished still, but once i complete it i'll be posting it again in the finished section.
my vote in our match=
nice work man!
Iconophobian's piece just blew my mind. It's my favorite of all the entries. Just. Wow.
nephilim, poshspice, fellah, nicolas, matyas--well done!
My favorite here is easily Dutton. The apocalypse has never been so much fun!
robinchyo-that's the most ridiculously huge entry ever. cody said 800x600, not 6,000. Good god. Lotta work though.
and Mike Corrioreroieriroerieo-no battle today, I guess...
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Concept Artist, Tencent Boston
I'm in a hurry now, so just let me say: Hurricane, great work
You have beaten the both of us
The greatest pictorial value lies in all the things the camera cannot do.
brilliant stuff. robinchyo - cool idea. vyle - lol. mike corriero - nice piece, shame it stands alone. dutton - great idea. pud - excellent.
Haha so many pictures! so many cool stuff!
Art Addict, awesome! great idea and cool pic!
Dutton : excellent!
Vyle : haha you're nasty very cool
Everybody did an awesome job...
and thanks to those who like my pic, glad you like that different style compared to my usual stuf.
Haha, me too...Originally Posted by cotron
nicolas! so good! I laughed
vyle! hahah nice man!
icon: very nice! when did you get so good?
matt smith: very nice narrative man! good competing with you
panda! it was a blast fighting to the death with you
so many pieces here made me smile or laugh or cry or just fall out of my seat... so awesome to see this stuff!
Lotsa good stuff people! Major props to Iconophobian and Dutton. For me those hit the perfect balance of a cool image with a cool idea. Oh and Vyle's also. Ruthless, hehe.
Couldn't agree more with the other comments being said. Dutton's and Nicholas' made me laugh everytime i scroll past them. ICON, u rock, baby! GREAT GREAT job. way to put your roomie to shame! ^0^
Vyle...I suppose I shouldn't be so impressed when I've seen what you can do in a matter of hours as a speedpaint; but DAMN...very, very cool!
OMG! Great! Great! In the editorial category (I know...there aren't categories...work with me people), Dutton gets a huge gold star. That was a riot. It's an honor to be drawing with and among such talent.
There is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "i" in meat pie. Meat is the anagram of team...~Shaun "Shaun of the Dead"
MIKE----your piece is beautiful....too bad your competitors are sorry assed chickenshits. Maybe next round you'll get some competition.....
Hey, we had a REALLY tough round here! Why couldn't I have been paired up against someone easier? I'm hoping to make it to round 2 - maybe they'll graduate all three of us and kick a couple out, hehe.
Matt Smith - I love the concept. Hilarious.
Mr. Blonde - And here I thought it was going to be an illustration of you strangling me with my own glove.
We fought HARD. Three spectacular images. I love the colors in you guys' entries. Good luck.
Wow MIKE, Did you send you opponents a link to your pick a day before the deadline or something! Great work, I mean I can see you worked your tale off, and it paid off, no matter the turn out. Great pieces everywhere guys, I just wanted to comment on that match first because of the awe and disappointment that I experienced in that section (MIKE obviously gets the awe...) -
Anyway, back to waiting for this thread to load. It's worth the wait -
LOL!! Oh! man these are great!!
Really awesome work all around, I'm in awe!!
Gotta love pussy, anyway i didn't deliver the piece so i take full responsibility. Sorry for the no-show.
Although there was no way in hell i'd compete with that! Woah MIKE!
While shit did indeed go wrong, i like my concept too much to even leave it even after losing it two times, so i'll probably be posting my 3rd attempt during next week in the Finally Finished section, and a little apology image for those who were looking forward to our match.
Damn people! I'm eyegasming here.
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I am not seeing any images *goes off to commit sepukku!
I guess its sheer suicide to attempt surfing this thread on 56k.
Anyway I read the posts that say there are great entries in here, and I believe them.
dear lord are these amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm sorry i have too many to name! I love them all! so many of them had such wonderful ideas, from extremely screwed up , to ruthless (i'm looking at you vyle!!!), to beautiful! I'm loving this! Good job everyone!!
also: robolous: dude you own! I still love those old man eyes, they make me laugh!!!
and thank you for the thumbs up people! I love you all!!! -sniff-
now im off to see the rest!
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such amounts of artwork on the same topic is just overwhelming...
...fades to black
friends Sketchbooks:Dile_, Stine
my flickr go there if you want to see my photography stuff
<mildly sarcastic remark that seems a little cutting at first read, but contains wisdom and is really rather funny>
Ilaekae: "I'm sick and tired of "purists" who dictate their own anal preoccupations to everybody else as the word of gods."
Nice abstract mrblonde, your absracts are always cool, I am curious on how you go about them, looks like you have tons of interesting brushes.
Panda, I like your idea and you have some interesting textures in your piece.
Thanks for the challenge guys, it was alot of fun.
Aly, brother that is one bad ass piece. I didn't recognize it right off the bat as yours, but it stopped me on my first run through with a Wow! The background is phenomenal, and as always, your "character" is fabulously painted. One of my favorites for the whole competition.
I really would've liked to been able to comment on every piece, but man there's a ton of them, and I don't want to spend my entire day at work typing up comments. But here's some comments on the pieces that stood out for me. I'll get to the other two threads later.
Match 1: bwkeough
Cool character designs and a clear concept.
Match 2: nephilim
Great image with awesome creatures but I don't really understand how it applies to the topic.
So I have to give this match to mwillustration. Really cool concept with an interesting rendering style.
Match 3: POSH!
My man, that rocks so hard. I don't know what I love more about your pictures, the women or all the fantastic little touches you throw in to make their world seem so real.
Match 4: instinct
Looks like it was going to be a cool picture, too bad it's not finished.
Nice creature design, but you went with the same concept as a lot of other people.
Match 5: MIKECORRIERO
Wow, really cool! You definitely pushed yourself with this one. A little smudgy in a few areas, but definitely a great piece.
Match 6: miau
Great concept, but it looks unfinished. I hope you keep working on it, because it could be a really nice picture.
Wow, you're the only one to submit like ten pieces at once. Great image, but I think that you could have told the story a bit more concisely. You probably could've gotten away with using half as many panels.
That's awesome man! Hilarious! Is that arabic for "Beginning of the End"?
Match 8: Hurricane
Alien Pope! Awesome! Love it!
Match 9: prostate sunrise vs Helium Macaroni vs nonie
Wow, all three of these are great!
Not sure I understand the connection to the topic, but it's a great design, and very well executed.
Awesome, man. Very clear concept and great environment design.
Hahaha, awesome. "Look what I can do!" Love it.
Match 10: Giovanni
Really cool piece. I don't really understand it, but I still love it. The fim elements are really cool.
Match 11: Ilaekae
I don't even know what to say about this one. It creeps the hell out me. Remind me never to knock up a girl without a face.
Match 12: Rassel Tassel
Great piece. I like that you didn't go with an obvious composition focusing too much on the creature.
Match 13: Joiton
Nice piece. It took me a while to figure out exactly what the drawings on the root were supposed to mean, but I did get it eventually. I like it.
Match 14: m@
That's great! I like the Esc key.
Match 15: coro
Dude! That rules! I love it. You took the obvious route and made it totally unique.
Great concept, Infinitum.
Match 16: Summer Pudding
Tilson's Teenz, Ha! That's great! That's an awesome painting, man.
Match 18: Magicgoo
This is traditional, right? Very cool. I love the silhouette hands.
Match 19: gorillagrin
Haha, man that's a great concept. The peace sign target on the tree launcher is a great touch.
Match 22: Robulos and Icon
HOLY CRAP! My two favourite images in this thread, and they're against each other. I hope the one who doesn't win is able to take the place of anyone who pusses out in the next round. Those are seriously fantastic images. I can't say enough about either of them.
Match 23: form vs Sielagaudys vs poise
Three nice images, all pretty evenly matched. This one will be a hard choice for the judges, I think.
Match 24: Pan
Haha, I love this! Mecha-Luchador with tentactles, why didn't I think of that? I like how you snuck the word Welcome into there as well.
Match 25: Dutton
Man, that is an awesome piece! It works so well on screen as well, with people viewing it as they're scrolling down, and then at the very bottom is the punchline. I really love it.
Match 26: Matt Smith
Nice. I like the subtlety of the cheater, I didn't even notice it the first time.
I want a Cerberus! That looks comfy as hell. I love the look on all three of his heads. Great use of colour.
Match 30: Vyle
Dude, that's sweet! And not to imply your opponents didn't put up a good fight, but it pretty much sums up this match.