Nice, John. It feels good to see an image go from WiP to final without a lot of soul-searching and drama.
Me, I got no idea where I'm going here. I wanted the glowy, gauzy look and the odd, awkward hand. Beyond that, I got nothing. Her hair went all '80s on me, so I cut if off and I'll think about it later.
The lady, she is very shiny, no?
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
damn trevor that looks great, the skin on those demon dudes is nice! JohnGrello, yours turned out awesome.
This is all I could do today, Still needs a lot of work.
Edit: On closer inspection I need to head back to the thumbnail... c u all at the finish line doods.
here's my late night doodling then.
Kind of living its own life (and taking a different turn) atm.
will see what happens next...
there's so much Amazing stuff going on here!
Hats off to all members of CA!
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fersteger, you did really good job, i mean, i would really like to put sumthin like that in a frame on my wall... hahaha...
fersteger: I think I hate you... superb rendering.
Okay, so I took some well given advice and with my newly inspired old concept I've gotten my final sketch completed. Thanks to all for your comments!
So just briefly, I'm trying to go for the whole daughter of a Titan/Giant faerie Queen. You can see here that she's kind of got this bee-hive hair-do thing going on, uh er, I guess you'd call it a faerie-home hair-do. I wanted to juxtapose the idea of a beautiful winged faerie-like Titania and make her a somewhat appalling giant (in human standards), but still attractive for a giant. I figured she's probably kind of kooky since she's always got faeries buzzing around her head. Now I've got to move on to the real challenging part and get her painted. Oh and I got a little more story coming later.
Stunning work everybody!
Here's my Wip... I hope I have time to finish it.
Alright, my first CHOW
Here's my WIP.
I'm still trying to figure out an outfit and environment
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Alright, I think I finally managed to find a pose I'm satisfied with, hopefully now I can actually get one of these done on time!
Wow this CHOW is going to be top rate. Sadly I don't think I will have time to finish mine this week, but I'm going to give it a shot. Here is what I have so far.
Great work everyone.
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Titania, as super-heroin.... i think i'm spelling that wrong....
anyway, now to do painterly-it-up
I always have bad luck with these, but I'm gonna try this one (and hopefully more. I need to take this stuff more seriously...start a sketchbook...anyway...) I'm seeing some absolutely amazing works and concepts too.
those colors are perfect. it's gonna be rad when you turn it on us in a few days. me likey.
guastaferro: ha yeah the purple was the first thing i got rid of.
Trevor: her scaly arms make me ridiculously happy. like this: it's awesome that you've stuck to the limited color palette and it's still so rich. so wait is she gonna be holding a tooth? if so, maybe it'd read better that she's holding something with her hand turned the other way, palm-up? if not, tell me to stop talking.
JohnGrello: I agree with Masque - compositionally it's a little flat. The elements are kinda all tucked in their corners and not relating to each other. perhaps adding some elements to tie her environment together better? like some overhead branches to lead your eye down, with some foreground grasses or reeds to circle you back up? Seems think that big swathe of blue in the background severs everything, too. i'd prolly give the background more of an uneven ground line and add dense misty foliage - maybe a dark green fading to a deep aquamariney color. Her red belt deal seems to be up in the air for you - good move on getting rid of the rings - but you dont have that same red in any other elements. it seems to have been less of an issue in the 3rd image, when it was a bluey brown. i suggest keeping the purple as the warm elements, along with her little nose and mouth, and molding the cools and browns to keep it even.
whew sorry for the long ramble but i see so much good stuff going on in there (especially that face)...!
Good round ppl!
JohnGrello- I cannot anything to the oter ppls critique (hthough I feel the character is the important and that she is filling out the image in such a fascion that the background can have a downplayed role.
What I'm wondering, though, is why you signed your work Ionic, when your username is JohnGrello...??
I changed the background color a bit and completed the frame line art. Need to work on the gold effect, but gives you and idea of what I'm going for. Added the wings finally and started shading.
Oh and the white fluff is just a place holder for "fairy dust" which I will work out later.
EDIT: Last minute line art change.... I've decided to change her hat to look more like a crown (instead of a top hat). Think it helps with the hint of
"Queen". Though I never intended it to be obvious. Queen Elizabeth doesn't always carry a scepter and wear her crown either.
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Ugh, I don't really consider this finished, but some actual honest to goodness pay work came along. I don't think I'll have time to do anything else to this. I wanted to start over about half way thru, but this will have to do!
Awesome stuff guys. Very inspiring. I'm learning a lot just looking at all your WIPs.
Ahh so many great entries
Here is an update on mine. I'm not sure what to do with the wings.. I want to keep them see-through, but it's sort of.. not working. Advice?
Quinn Simoes Your design looks very unique and unlike many of the other works. One of my favorites for sure.
trevor Loving your darker approach to the infamous Queen of Fairies. Her design looks amazing.
dirkvandulmen I'm really liking the fact that your Titania is more of a chubby type than the stereotypical twig thin maiden.
Here's a WIP of my Titania. Still not sure about the bug parts. Might change them to appear even more insect like.
Hope I have time to finish. It'll be a close one that's for sure.
Another WIP picture. This time with added leaves and more insectoid legs.
Here is my sketch of Titania. I hope I find enough time to finish it.
Wow. Just Wow, quality of work is only matched by the quantity. All looking quite fantastic!
Here's my rubbish attempt, crits welcom if yus would like to take a stab at it.
And somewhere along the line, she came down with a serious case of dead.
No update yet, too busy to sneak some in at work
forgerunner: nice start. her crotch is too far over to the right and a bit too forward (if you know what I mean?) and her left breast just needs moving up slightly to be more in line with the other one...other than that, looking good
Adam S: Hope you can finish, I really like the face and the pose is lovely - good luck
stoat: I'm kinda drawn to women with short hair that are usually depicted with long flowing locks, makes a nice change. I kinda like it, makes it pixie like
FerrousJack: Love her arm armour, nice touch with the leaf patterning! great pose and muscle definition, maybe make some of the foreground areas lighter (sorry can't see your picture anymore, but i remember it seemed a bit too dark to make out some stuff)
Kroevyn: I really like the rendering and colours. the wings look lovely transparent, if you're not happy with them you could try duplicating them and overlaying them in random type wing patterns to see what you get (that's my technique anyway )
Xaya: great colours, solution for the feet is maybe put some foilage in the foreground? Cliqued I know but it could work with the composition nicely.
Fersteger: Love it! The colours are perfect and her hair is cool.
Jefita: I was going to say at first she would look better on her own but I agree now you've added background it looks better and I like the boy now
Updated my Titania on page 7, some subtle changes (thanks for the tips, guastaferro), feels pretty damn final to me but time will tell.
Many interesting & beautiful entries so far but a lot of them seem to lack the qualities that say "Queen," though that's always a matter of interpretation.
Continuity Break -- my sketchbook
Kata femme -- a 3D model WIP, now updated!
The Giordano Gambit -- Barsoomian Zingball at its best!
Valkyrie Ascending -- now updated with the second in a series!
ArmaRagnaGeddonRock-yer-Yuga! -- celeztial shitz 'n' gigglez
I . Miss . America -- "colored [eyes] may hypnotize..."
"In the end, Razputin, aren't we all just dogs playing poker?"
-- Edgar Teglee
First i thought i wouldn't join in, but I can't stay behind! So........ i've made a sketch. It's a start, the rest will follow :-)
I was so close to abandon this project yesterday, but decided to get some sleep instead and give it another chance today I'm trying textured brushes for the forest but struggling at the moment >_<
trevor You keep impressing me, you have my favourite so far.
Nether The design is sweet, loving how you've managed to incorporate so many different elements to it
Adam Great expression on the character, looks really arrogant Looking forward to the coloured version
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Hey Trevor, you might wanna take into consideration, that all the images are scaled down to the same width (300px I think) for the voting. That would make your queen very hard to see.
As beautiful as the composition is like this, you could lose votes from people that don't go through the thread to look at the full sized pictures, especially when there will be that many as in this round.
Maybe you could see if you could do a crop just for the poll pic or maybe you could ask deastwen, what she thinks about that.
And JohnGrello/ionic, what's up with your name, dude. You're getting people confused.
That's just for the technical side, I don't think, that this round needs any crits on the pictures themselves. I mean just look at this thread.... WOW! I'm proud to be a part of this community Keep up the good work everybody!!!
Wow guys, amazing stuff so far!! Some really great entries
Thought I might give it a go, not sure, here is what I have got so far