Wow, great stuff all around!
Iconophobian - nicely done! Great emotion, great brushwork.
I wish I had a better camera for taking the picture of mine, the reproduction is pretty crappy, but really it still needs work anyway.
It all makes me so pumped for round 2! Hopefully I'll do something for it if I'm in or not.
Will try and offer feedback on each of the individual pieces
Take it only as personal opinions, they may very well be worth nothing .
Appologies for maiming the English Language .
+ the overall mood and several non human races in your shot.
-: Lighting could have been a bit more vivid. Don't really like when "Welcome to the begining of the end" is limited to "Welcome to the begining of that fellow's end"
+ :Bold lighting, . Colors are nice.
- : for a piece where hands are a focus, they are not very tightly drawn...Also the little girl holding the key does not quite say to me "Welcome to the begining of the end"
+several graphic shapes read well in your work. Faces of the serpents are also very nice.
-: the face and anatomy on the woman, and the fact that colors lack subtlety.
+ the colors, and composition.
-: I am looking as an earthworm and a fish and expecting to read "Welcome to the begining of the end" It may be the doom of the fish, but why should that interest the onlooker ?
+ nicely done figures, nice composition/shapes, does tackle the subject.
-: a bit too mundane ( again personal opinion) and the brushes on the close character contrast unpleasantly with the way the other characters are rendered.
+:you chose to tackle this through a bal scene.
-: the 'unsecure' rendering and shaky perspective/proportions.
+Profesionally illustrated, nice colors, nice atmosphere, nice storytelling.
- not many minuses here, only a personal debatable one.... the begining of the end should encompas more then one character. Otherwise the onlooker does not quite see it at "the end" but "that character's end". But again, that's a personal preference.
cdeternity: The rendering is a bit rough to be able to se things clearly.
+I like the yellow accent on the blue page
-It is just a monster vs soldier sketch with no details to grab the onlooker.
+the big bots ( in control yet showing a measure of respect) and actually yes the fall or capture of royalty hints very well towards the beginning of the end.
-I do not like the unfinishedness and the fact that the princess' head looks a bit masculine.
+I like lots of it, the colors, and the fact that it is on the subject etc.
-the stiffyness in the lower part of the picture.
+ Tehnique, subject, colors all lovely
- The level of detail seems to be a bit too evenly distributed across the surface of the work (clouds on top are the sole place where the painting can "breathe" a bit")..
+the feeling that there's definitelly something spooky going on.
-the unfunishdness in the rendering, funky anatomy and composition. Also for the average onlooker the subject is only hit tangentially.
+ Right on the money with the subject, natural looking figures and nice composition.
- Too scketchy.
+ Nice color associations and bold approach
-a single more polished illustration would have been better rather then more but very very rough.
+ On the subject
- Proportions/Anatomy, values and composition could be improved. Right now the focal point seems to be the old man's white hair.
+ this is professional work
- not much A tighter rendering would have been nice
+ Good ideea
- Composition color and anatomy do not do justice to the ideea.
+ Nice storytelling solid rendering
- Too much of the same yellow..( for instance the man's hair has the same yellow as the cape) it kinda gets to the onlooker after a while.
+ the tree-graphic shapes in the background..
- The picture on the whole does not stand together, it looks like a collection of details.
+ the lower right part, and the overall colors
- The unsecure brush strokes and the rendering of the ghosts ( and anatomy). Smoke and sky are also not properly taken care of.
+ Lots of it. Loving what you have done.
- Nothing worth mentioning I'm sure you know the weak points
+ Another very very nice one.
- Can't really find something to fault you for .
+ Fresh approach
- there is some photo feel to the close characters that does not go quite well with what is in front of them.
+Nice colors and I like the film ideea. Ties well with the beginning of the end .
- Drapery and anatomy.
+ Bold approach. Not unexpected, but bold.
- Perspective, values and composition
- Colors and composition.
+ Fresh change of style
- the style prevents me from tryin to fault you Personally I find going for such a style to be a big gamble. Many might not enjoy it.
pickleyum - Don't really understand much of what is going on there .
+ I find the full of potential
- Too sketchy
+ Nice rendering nice mood, lots of niceness .
- can't fault you Well maybe a bit on the right upper part behind the center borken column photo texture is a bit too visible. If that is photo-texture at all.
+ You capture the attention of the onlooker with the white sheet and lead it up on the lady and then on to the man quite nicely
- the rest of the composition bugs me, both shape-wise and color wise . Anatomy could be better.
+ Nice colors, nice critters, solid lines
- Not quite getting the beginning of the end.
+ Nice graphic lines and shapes.
- Too scetchy.Not quite getting the beginning of the end either.
+ Nice ideea. Lovely ornaments.
- A bit too dark . It fragments the composition.
+ Cute portrait
- fires in the beckground not giving that welcome to the beginning of the end feeling.
+ Spooky mood
- The man's expression sort of ruins things .. for me.
+ Nice style, nice joke, lovely colors and composition.
- Meh you don't need me to tell you anything bad .
+ Made them green and red colors work together quite nicely. Nice graphic shapes.
- can't really relate to the picture, too much black
+ solid color scheme
+ Unexpected color scheme, quite nice
- does the boom HAVE to be there ?
+ Something nice going on with the square-ish smoke, graphic wise
- anatomy and value placement
+ Nice colors, nice cityscape
- A tad too blurry for comfort. the begining of the end seems not very... present.
+ Shapes composition and color
- Nothing worth mentioning really
+ Good start with the use of textures and unusual ideea.
- There's not much else interesting aside the textures
+ use of texture brushes
- anatomy color composition perspective
- Rendering tehnique, colors, perspective
+ it grabs the onlooker.
- Anatomy and lighting.
+ Good ideea Nice rendering especially on the blood and coffins
-a bit too gross for comfort. The 'clouds' are done too hastely.
Well I will offer a bit of insight on what was going on through my head
I figured that a true Welcome to the begining of the end should happen in a safe place from the said end (nuclear bunker or submarine of sorts).
Also the nuclear begining of the end could also be doubled by the begining of an ordeal for a character (the woman is going to get tortured for the nuclear launch codes by some freaky, pretty faced, slightly hunched fellow with mental issues, hence the odd henchwomen with gasmasks).
Also with four women it would have been a nice opportunity for some fashion design... but in the end I did not find the time to do that.
The minuses: Sloppy rendering, sloppy anatomy, no fashion design, too little time spent on the piece, probably too esoteric. The faces are only half expressive, and skin texture could have been tons better (too few color
hues and accents) ( along with most the surfaces). Too many bugs to mention.
Time is not an excuse, one should make time for Thunderdome (even during cruchtime at work).
+ Ideea and humour
- Anatomy and perspective.
I see it more as "the end of the beginning" as the beginning of the end . But that is only a matter of personal perspective.
I am afraid I'm going to lose the post so posting this now, and a bit later the other 10 matches.
Will appreciate critique anywhere, anytime .
+ Nice shapes and lines on the tree in the back.
-Figure could use some tightening.
+ Nicely lit
- Too basic.
+ Nice ideea.
- A tighter rendering might have been nicer.
+ I can feel the story. Colors somehow work even if they are strong ( with a few exceptions)
- perspective anatomy and lighting.
rsnurkle Too undefined to tell
+ value characters and composition
- I'm sure you know
+ My vafourite piece of this thread
- Not feeling the need to mention anything
+ Nicely executed
- Composition is a bit fractured.. or not but somehow it does not catch my interest
+ Knight in the back very expressive
- Too unfinished
+Great idea, rock solid executed.
-The lower right part, with the bugman and leaf does not seem to be quite from the same illustration, it is rendered a tad too differently. Too hard contours perhaps... ?
+ good ideea
- Anatomy composition and perspective
+ Ideea and nicely painted
- colors seem a bit muddy in places.. more work on the faces was needed
+ courageous piece. Nice going with the stylised sun rays.
- tries to mix elements that don't quite go together. Probably the difference is part of the catch, but its magic does not work on me.
+ Lovely mood, great for kid's illustration
- Does not quite hit the topic.
+ Color scheme works well
-The interesting elements do not seem to work together, coudn't say why though :/. Maybe because the dominant shape is a too common one and towers (in terms of onlooker attention) over the other, more interesting shapes ?
+ Lovely painted
- A bit too grim for comfort.
+Nice skintones, especially on the hands
- Men playing poker.. dont find it quite catchy
+ Nice colors and composition
- Could do with some tightening
+ Nice colors and composition ( again )
- Just a tiny bit too abstrat for my taste
+ Nice blast
- Ships should have used a little more design
+ nice use of complementary color.
- perspective and anatomy
+ nice colors
- little to no real detail
+ nice colors, composition, drapery. many good things
- Flames seem to be only lighting what they chose to light
+ Eloquently put . Likthe birds transforming from the cloth stripes.
- More detail, right now is a bit generic and the main figure is a bit too 'cloacked figure with clasped hands' common .
+ Nice textures you have obtained there
- Composition and detail.
+ Very nice work.
- Coudn't find stuff not to like
+ Card illustration nice ideea
- Perspective. Color. Anatomy.
Too disturbing to talk about.
+Nice values, nice colors, nice shapes.
- a bit too focused on being a muscle flexing shot ;P.
+ bold approach. Lots of fgures
- rendering and anatomy need a bit of tightening.
Initially intended to do this for all three threads.. but might not have the time, it took me three hours on this one alone, and I got work tomorrow ..
Will appreciate critique anywhere, anytime .
aesir - thanks buddy, it would be waay creepy if you had used the guy in white, as it is, we had similar color palettes and scenes.
oddo - actually that guy is going to be operated on by the technomancers, transforming him into a cybernetic thrall for the fallen angel and demon. it's the end of his life as he knows it, but the beginning of something else.
I'll have to get back to everyone else with comments later this weekend. Lots of great work all around and I still haven't looked at the other threads!
Pickelyum - I like the different types of textures in that pic. You ought to post more around here, perhaps a sketchbook?
Ilaekae - First I have to say that I do really appreciate you helping me out trying to understand the resolution and canvas size questions. Being competitors and being able to help me out is what I believe all artist should try to strive to do. You really are a true gentleman in helping people out. .... Now your pic? That's creepy as hell, man. heh. Makes me glad I'm not married. And you used the crayons in that? LOL... cool.
Rassal Tassal, Helium Macaroni - Beautiful pictures.
MIKEALLCAPS - I love that gesture idea for "welcome". One of those times that make me think, "why didn't I think of that?". Plus it was fun to trash talk once again.. hehehe. Just hope nobody ever takes us seriously. Nice pic, though I know it sucks winning by default.
Iconophobian - I absolutely LOVE this pic! In the back of my mind I'm always worried that the gentle giants will become extinct. I like your color scheme for it too.
whoami - I thought your pic really worked well with the theme. Nice idea and I like the shiney metal texture at the bottom of the pic.
damn oddo, you are 1 uping me for sure. I thought I was being thorough. Every pic! Ah but you still have two more threads to go!
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Thank You Oddo for the crit, I really agree with you about the rendering. Thank you for takeing the time to comment on everyones paintings.
0kelvin and Oddo,
thanks for the comments.
0kelvin, in nephilim's defense i think his piece totally goes with the theme, since it refers to a passage in the book of Revelation about the end times.
but thanks for the props!
hopefully i'm not just taking the match in your opinion by default.
Oddo, you're totally right about the rendering of the figure in the foreground.
i actually still need to finish rendering ALL of the figures, since i didn't get a chance to totally complete my image.
my wife just had our second child by way of c-section on July 5, so needless to say, that took up alot of my time.
that's still no excuse though for not getting it done, since we had plenty of time.
but i definitely didn't wanna puss out!
for any that care, here's the Bible verse that i based my image on.
(referring to the end times)
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the electif that were possible.
omg Robolus your such a freak!!,awesome dude.
Mike C i feel for ya,thats no way to win,really nice entry btw man.
Dutton Hah!,that one takes the cake.
Last edited by Rusty; July 15th, 2006 at 03:52 AM.
Ah, okay. I'm not real familiar with the specifics of the book of Revelation. But even if his picture does reference the book of Revelation, it still doesn't illustrate it. It's just a character design (a very good one, no doubt), and doesn't tell a story.Originally Posted by mwillustration
No, not at all, I really like your piece and I think it portrays the theme perfectly.Originally Posted by mwillustration
Congrats on the baby!
Was anyone else really nervous as they started scrolling down closer to their match? haha. Congradulations Summer Pudding and Alday.J for stomping my ass down into the molten center of the Earth, heh. I was a little out of my league, but really great pics guys.
M@, nicely executed.
Iconophobian and dutton : one word , beautifull
"There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
Some nice stuff here! Especially love Robolous his piece
Well, it was not really my goal in that round...Originally Posted by Destinatus
I hope see more of your art in the future, dude. Because, for the very few I have checked, I have seen you made some very good improvement.
Keep posting, D.
Wow, the amount of amazing art in just matches 1-30 is incredible! I'll have to post later regarding my favorites when I'm not so busy (because I have so many!). I did want to go ahead and extend a gracious bow to Broken Spirit and Bugwing; you guys both put your hearts into it and I'm glad none of us pussed out! Broken, my fiancee really enjoyed your piece. And hey, don't sound so pessimistic.... It's not the end of the beginning, yet.
I hope you're considering copyrightin' your entry and selling it as stock art. That's just the kind of work I see selling like hotcakes, my friend.
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"
Wow! Alot of really fine artwork here. Tremendous effort CA'ers. Of course I have to pick my favorites . Although I'm amazed at some of the progress some people have shown in their work.
Nephilim-I'm a sucker for the color in this one. Retina explosion!
PoshSpice-Nice twist on the concept! Really appropriate palette and design for the era. The light on the leg is really nice too!
Fellah-I really like the sky and lighting in this one.
Mike C-Wow. Nice graphical elements at the focal points of your composition. Are you sure you started this a week ago?
Prostate Sunrise-This one has been overlooked by alot of people. I'm a huge fan of this one. Concept is alittle ambiguous, but then again...I am a rather slow person.
Helium Macaroni-My favorite in this section. Wow, came out swingin'. Lightyears better than your ACCD/CCAD piece. How the fuck did you get the detail in that newspaper!?
RasselTassel-Holy crap. Beautiful monochromatic color scheme. Beautifully detailed, and yet Not overworked.
Matyas-Oh boy! beautiful work my friend. Get that lighter version up, or at least post a detail in your sketchbook. People need to see those subtlties better. Great color, I'm loving those hands and bubbles! Good luck against Coro bro'!
Coro-El Coro is like El Nino! This is a really nice piece. Minimal detail and maximum impact.
Alday J.-Nice piece from the Frenchman!
Iconophobian-WTF. I'm hatin' McDonald's, but I'm loving this piece. Nice surrealistic influence.
matyas-dude, looks a shit load better than the last time i saw it with all the colors
mr.blonde-shit son, you got this!
iconophobian- im in love
Once u BOON u don't go back
My very top favs out of these are Bugwing, El Coro, Mike Corriero, and Fellah.
hahah., great job. everybody!
mikecorriero!! you rock me! i put all my money on marko! but with that piece!! mmmm.. i dont know! congratulations its the best picture of you.
Vyle. you win only with your name!! good job. but.. the topic?? mm i cant see it very well in your work. aniway. a gift for you from Argentina.
hey beautiful job everyone. so humbling to see so many great entries... i feel like my back has been broken and old country way has happened to me. its an honor to have contributed along side so many sick fuckers. asspats all around weeeeeeeeee!!!!!-c36
Great stuff, guys. Some hard choices here.
I LOVE Iconophobia, Dutton, Vyle, Poise, M@, Nicolas...and a bunch of others.
*Off to look at the next se. Yay!*
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hehe, thank u all for coming up with great art works! i was looking through the thread the whole day yesterday, now i think i am finally starting to wrap my head around this... this, huge EYEgasm! (did i say that?) yes.............
ICON's is definitely my favorite in this round... Love the story, the color, atmosphere, composition.... every freaking thing! and poshspice's also gave me a chill... rock that noir house! MIKECORRIERO, robinchyo, u guys really polished your pieces, and it shows. love the color in prostate sunrise's piece, is it Painter...? and Helium Macaroni's was well done, so is Nonie's... that's a hard round to judge! RasselTassel, very nice, that clock grabs me... Joiton, love the piece! M@, the bunny and the Esc is hilarious. El coro's is totally cool, Magicgoo, i will be scared to go against you, your mad oil skills! Robolous, i dig your piece!! very well done. form vs Sielagaudys vs poise, another impossible one to judge! u guys/girls all rock so hard, and such diverse styles! Mr.Blonde's is super cool, i don't know what i am looking at but it's beautiful...evokes all kinds of feelings. Vyle's..... HAHAHA. would it be funnier if the divers are pointing at each other to draw u to attack? ARACUBUS' draws me in everytime as well.
And all the other attendees, sorry there are so many to write about, but i am just a lazy bum! hope to see u in next round, and fix me some nice Art soup again!
DUTTON- you ROCK! thats an amazing piece! top notch!!! winner of this batch in my book.
miau- i like the sketchy look, you did a nice job
nocolas- i love yours.
mr blonde- looks nice n' painterly
robolous- those faces are awesome haha
vile- pretty cool man!
poise- cute idea
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