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ChrisMayernik
04-16-2004, 06:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/68691/68691_1163281147_medium.jpg

Title: Day Dream, Chrismayernik (2D)
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3rd place winner in Pop Photos 2004 Digital Wizard contest

perfecti
04-16-2004, 09:12 PM
...wow .. it's really good .. sky amazing :bounce:

SpiritWalker
04-16-2004, 10:30 PM
i think its amazing, wonderful and just WOW!!!! the lightning is incredile, the amound of detail is also astonishing, great character (wonderful characters), colors are also amazing.

what can i say, it is just astonishing, superb

Ærosine
04-17-2004, 12:52 AM
Wow...amazing. I love the flowers and the dragon that seems to be coming from the sky...:thumbsup:

EmpY
04-17-2004, 01:05 AM
Lovely, wonderful!!! Magic!!!
GOOD LUCK!!!!

DoLeeP
04-17-2004, 01:06 AM
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
Absolutely stunning work
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Orange_Viper
04-17-2004, 01:09 AM
Wow!... thats... great! The composition of the piece is wounderful, the sky is extremely amazing... It looks 3d! I originally thought you were an insane modeller/texturer/mapper(or I'm blind, take your pick really :cool: ) The colors are very nice... no real crits on this... Wounderful!!! I'm not quite for the giraffe's(?) uh.. horn... things (sorry, not at my best right now, heh) the lighting is a tad too bright, none of the objects around have that kind of 'glow' to that degree... that might just be me, or my monitor, though! Im not sure about this part, but shouldnt the... horn... things :hmm: be in shadow, observing the direction of the sunlight and sky... and the fact most of the rest of the giraffe(?) is in shadow, just kind of... pops out with the brightness.... anyways ::sets up shrine::! Adios!

Orange_Viper

WhiteRabbitObj
04-17-2004, 01:23 AM
It's very good. But that dragon in the clouds looks really terrible. I think it really distracts from the piece. The rest has a stylized realistic look to it and that dragon looks more like a cartoon. I'd say keep working on that dragon or else nix it entirely. I think it would be much better without it entirely. Very excellent use of color, I really love the graphic look of it overall.

[edit]

Perhaps I should read your post and not just look at the image next time. Heh. Or maybe you added that after my post. Anyhow, it's good to hear that the dragon wasn't final. But in the future I would suggest just leaving out anything that isn't finished if it's for a contest. If there is something that you had to hury on and it compromises the piece, just leave it out as long as the work functions without that piece, because it's better to be missing something that only you know about than to have something that draws attention to itself.

Ogi
04-17-2004, 01:31 AM
Woooooow.. absolute AWSOME DUDE!!!!
Cant belive my eyes.....

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

linxxx0416
04-17-2004, 01:34 AM
Excellent skill, really nice! especially the smoking atmosphere.....great job!:bowdown:

herbertV399
04-17-2004, 01:43 AM
I see, based on the other competition entries, that you started with some images, like the man and girafe,which are identical like by the other competitors, and you most probably composited it in.
I was thinking you painted it. A bit flat, sunflowers like foreign objects in the scene (shading doesn't fit with general light distribution). The fog in the far looks kinda fake, but the road is the best part of your image. The plants need more work.
Not bad.

nineinchneil
04-17-2004, 02:44 AM
i agree with whiterabbit; the giraffe/dragon thingie in the clouds isn't very well done. it's mouth placement really bugs me, and overall it takes away from the scene. i look at the amazing detail on the plants, and the crisp shadows behind the man, but then this cloud dragon thing just takes all the attention away from them. fix it or nix it. i say nix it.

Ac0rN
04-17-2004, 02:49 AM
wow , such a warm painting :thumbsup: , very nice work:applause:

EricUNSL
04-17-2004, 03:12 AM
Nice piece. Good luck with the popphoto competition. I think you could work the clouds a bit more though.

WhiteRabbitObj
04-17-2004, 03:14 AM
Oh holy cow, there's a giraffe in there too... yeah that is not integrated well at all, like nineinchneil said. It looks to me like you're trying to put too much into the piece. For the title, "daydream", it fits to have lots of stuff because your mind wanders and who knows what might pop into it. But as a piece I think it works better understated with less "stuff".

Helgi
04-17-2004, 03:19 AM
OMG!! :drool: I actually thought this was a 3d piece until I saw you only used Photoshop 7. Absolutely outstanding work and I hope you win the contest :)

...the dragon in the sky bothers me a bit it doesn't seem to fit in there

ChrisMayernik
04-17-2004, 03:22 AM
I had to put atleast 4 images from the 12 that popphoto.com provided. The 4 used are the road, the sun flower, the giraffe, and the man. I tried to make everything work as best as I could.

elfling bard
04-17-2004, 03:49 AM
This is great! You got good skills and patience! Congrats, hope you win the contest...

aenema
04-17-2004, 04:51 AM
Great work, I absolutely love the lighting :)

phoenix
04-17-2004, 05:03 AM
very impressive work man.....:thumbsup:

fturtle
04-17-2004, 07:44 AM
Excellent work.

I'd be surprised if you don't win the contest. No offense to the other artists...but to me, the other entries are far more simplistic, and a bit devoid of visual satisfaction in comparison.

Your work is very creative.

I read your making-of notes; it was very interesting to see everything you did.

catbert
04-17-2004, 10:25 AM
very "big fish" :D :applause: :applause: :applause:

Crazzy Legs
04-17-2004, 10:43 AM
I'm about to ask for a lot.

If you give the man a pair of shorts and a marroon shirt, he'll look like Peter Jackson from all of his interviews.
I liked the movement you create with the trail/body of the dragon that leads to the head of the dragon.

francisvega
04-17-2004, 10:49 AM
IMPRESSIVE!! :drool:

:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

phoenix2k
04-17-2004, 11:19 AM
my honest advise would be to remove the dragon and the giraffe entirely.

this is such a wondeful piece, enormous potential in there, but those two things just kind of spoilt it a little for me. the giraffe looks "pasted" in if you know what i mean, and also, i don't really approve of the glowing horns. the dragon looks ok technically, but the mouth is weird.

don't get me wrong, this is an amazing piece of work, but imho you could top it if you remove those 2 things. :)

elnady
04-17-2004, 12:02 PM
Awsome work man:applause:

JackalOfAnubis
04-17-2004, 03:06 PM
i dont know why but that guy standing there reminds me of Peter Jackson ___?___

cac2889
04-17-2004, 04:21 PM
Incredible work. :beer: I'm very amateur with stuff like this. Did you use a wacom tablet to make this image?

BC_
04-17-2004, 04:31 PM
beautiful piece, love the lighting:applause:

ken0
04-17-2004, 04:34 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

amazing...

richd
04-17-2004, 04:51 PM
actullay ther giraffe and the dragon does give it a dreamy feel but the dragon could be more cloudier too blend w/ the clouds more. nice work
btw how many layers did you use?

ACFred
04-17-2004, 08:01 PM
I actually didn't even see the dragon in the clouds until I read that you're going to remove it. My eye went immediately to the lower half of the painting because it's the powerful focal point. It was a nice surprise to see the dragon in the clouds, and I definitely don't think it looks bad. I also like the creature in the sunflowers. It truly makes it seem either like a daydream of someone with a fantastic imagination or a simple daydream in a fantastic land. Either way, I think all of the elements work for me.

Good stuff.

SkyNet
04-17-2004, 09:21 PM
really clever! Nice work m8!

slackjaw10
04-17-2004, 09:27 PM
Hooooooooly crap that's amazing. The reaction I have to this picture us something that I don't think words are equipped to handle. Like most of the other people, however, I think it could do without the dragon.

:eek: :buttrock: :bowdown:

Frenkie
04-17-2004, 09:47 PM
Awesome!

The sharp contrast and the colours are the best!

hesido
04-17-2004, 10:31 PM
So nice...

I'd have preferred less "fog" on the sunflowers, I mean they go tall, but the fog should have started at a much higher altitude. That's the only thing I can say, this is a superb work!!

altermind
04-18-2004, 02:23 AM
yeah.. the dragons not needed... nice work... keep it up

zuzzabuzz
04-18-2004, 04:28 AM
The giraffe looks okay to me. Didn't notice it for a while. Won't miss the dragon though. Great atmosphere. It gave me a good feeling. This has aspects of my daydreams when looking at the sprouts in my garden.

retrovision
04-18-2004, 05:30 AM
Beautiful piece.

Btw, that fella reminded me of Peter Jackson as soon as i saw him too, heh.

retrovision
04-18-2004, 05:35 AM
Oh and i just looked at the other finalist's entries. I must say, if u don't win, the comp is rigged ;)

The submission by Karen Grubb is a joke.

gbsigz
04-18-2004, 05:37 AM
That is a really beautiful painting, one I´d love to have on my livingroom wall.

DesertKnight23
04-18-2004, 08:08 AM
WOW Very good, the plants look as if they are 3D, I can't believe that's photoshop. Amazing Work! :bowdown: :bowdown:

l337
04-18-2004, 09:44 AM
sweet. great vibe.

Zycho
04-18-2004, 11:14 AM
....... Speachless....... Thats too
great for words!!:drool: :drool: :bowdown: :beer:

Plays_4_Pants
04-18-2004, 11:44 AM
Well, first thing, this is gorgeous. Second, this is gorgeous.
Now, on to the critique. The character doesn't fit the scene. If that's intentional, it shouldn't be. You just don't want to do that. Even if this is a dream, he's inside the dream and thus should show that.
The deer/dragon would work but once again, it's as it was drawn by someone else. Also, the design for the deer is kinda goofy.

The sunflowers though...god those are something.

The interesting part is that there's no middle ground in this picture. Possibly, that would make it look even better. Or...it might hurt the piece.

marciy
04-18-2004, 01:54 PM
Great job! :thumbsup:

NoPancakeMix
04-18-2004, 02:58 PM
i love it, evil kitty anyone?

http://img39.photobucket.com/albums/v119/NoPancakeMix/DayDreamCgtalkEvilKitty.jpg

Garma
04-19-2004, 05:19 AM
very cool picture, but I'd also remove the dragon and also the deer. They look disturbing.

Nice warm mood.

:thumbsup:

unwrap
04-19-2004, 11:22 AM
Terrific job! :buttrock:

Dutchman
04-19-2004, 04:05 PM
And that it's not even 3D, man, you're artistic... That you can do this.... No words for it! :p Just awesome work to be very proud of! [espessially the clouds; WOW!]

rip
04-19-2004, 04:37 PM
good job man ¡

shuwan
04-19-2004, 06:09 PM
Wow..the colours are really beautiful. I love those sunflowers..just curious. Why is the giraffe inside the illustration??

in your sofa
04-19-2004, 06:34 PM
i love the dragon in the clouds! nice work

cac2889
04-19-2004, 09:31 PM
how many layers did you use?

DaForce
04-20-2004, 01:09 AM
god damn thats good. The sky is very impressive!!!

keekoo
04-20-2004, 05:53 PM
It's beautifull and so refresh :cool:

BorisBarowski
04-20-2004, 08:06 PM
just questioning, how many layers are this ? how big is that PSD if its 6000*4000

must be huge....

nice work, hope u win it (i think you'll win :) )

B.

ibeliveicanfly
04-21-2004, 03:59 AM
:thumbsup:
beautifull:love:

cac2889
04-21-2004, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by BorisBarowski
just questioning, how many layers are this ? how big is that PSD if its 6000*4000
B.

Yeah i want to know that too. :p

Demie-Lune
04-21-2004, 11:02 PM
This is one impressive image... but than, when I've looked to the contest 'rules'... I'm just... just.... :eek: :buttrock: :bowdown:

I can't believe this is photo editing!!! Ok, with a lot of retouch, but still !!! Do you have a tutorial of this??

Mestes
04-29-2004, 05:41 PM
Great Work,
I like the way you used perspective to make the Sunflowers look all Jack and the Beanstalk like... its really cool, the cloud giraffe thing is cool too. one crit though, the shrubs in the foreground seem really lo-res and streaky, maybe it's just me.
Overall though It's pretty Sweet :beer:

BoxGizmo
05-03-2004, 01:49 PM
good!it is best

achtung007
05-31-2004, 07:22 PM
I love it:applause:

Toxic_Mind
06-25-2004, 01:30 PM
OMG :eek:
It is sooo beautiful!! :buttrock:

T_M

bretthardin
06-25-2004, 04:04 PM
Wonderful piece. I could see you doing illustrations for children's books... Very colorful and imaginative. It's also a playful composition in that you have to search for the details (IE: mythical giraffe creature). Check out Bev Doolittle when you get the chance... she likes to "hide" things in her work as well.

the_bully
06-28-2004, 10:49 PM
this is amazing..i am at a lost for words :eek:

DannyDreams
07-02-2004, 02:57 PM
Spectacular.

风流女生
07-03-2004, 01:03 AM
:love: :wip:

ABT
06-29-2005, 03:11 AM
i feel the autum

DaForce
06-29-2005, 03:57 AM
Wow, talk about back from the dead.
This thread "was" almost a year old.

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