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ardenrey
08-31-2004, 05:58 PM
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Title: Fallen Ikarus
Name: Arden_rey
Country: Ukraine
Software: Photoshop

This is my non-winning Machineflesh entry.
I repainted it a little.
And now I would like to hear some critics
from you.

CharleyBoy
08-31-2004, 07:30 PM
Wow I really like it. I love as much the concept and the technic... really great piece of artwork..

Walx
08-31-2004, 07:39 PM
I like it

Did he it a plane?:)

as it was for machine flesh, my perception of the character is that he have his wings fixed over his human body, not growing with him or part of him, as it was the case with the other submissions I saw.. The angle is suggesting that as well.

I think the mood is good, I wonder about the meaning of the golden feather though...what is your idea for it?

Rider
08-31-2004, 07:43 PM
Hey this is some wicked art, I really like the emotion you communicate to the viewer. As a composition nice work, but my eye either gets trapt inside the wing span or gets blocked out into the background (i think it might jest be me). I hope to see more of your work

ardenrey
08-31-2004, 08:34 PM
Walx
I think the mood is good, I wonder about the meaning of the golden feather though...what is your idea for it?[/QUOTE]

Here the main idea:
Humanity was inspired by the technical progress and thought, they
reached divine heights. They didn't understand, how it led to their destruction of the bases of existence. They fell down. The feather of an angel, Ikarus is looking at shows another way to the heavens, much easier and supreme.

droidzlander
08-31-2004, 08:50 PM
I really like the dramatic lighting focusing on Icarus. Very nice color work.
An excellent work. You had to be on the frontpage.

Pau1
08-31-2004, 08:52 PM
Klasnay rabotka. i prijatno uvidet pod tvoim nickom slovo UKRAINE. :) privet so Lvova!

eversor1
08-31-2004, 08:56 PM
Top stuff I really like the metal texture of the wings and just the over all mood. How did you do all the cool metal for the wings?

ardenrey
08-31-2004, 09:04 PM
Klasnay rabotka. i prijatno uvidet pod tvoim nickom slovo UKRAINE. :) privet so Lvova!

Spasibo! Privet iz Kieva! :D

DaddyMack
08-31-2004, 09:04 PM
jeebus that's fine, I really like the exagerated depth

michael-olszak
08-31-2004, 09:29 PM
DUDE THIS IS AWESOME !!!


love the style.

ReSpEcT !!!

artist71
08-31-2004, 10:05 PM
This one got my vote in the machineflesh contest. I love it!

Neil
08-31-2004, 10:30 PM
having never seen this before, here's my take:
at first I thought he was scaling a wall (and those were arms not wings), then I looked again and it looked like he was sleeping, then I looked again and was wondering if he was dieing.. still not entirely sure what's going on.
I know what sorta look you were going for perspective wise, it's just off a little. The wing on the left side becomes the focal point (which is not the strength of the piece) and does not necessary make you look at him. I think bringing one of the wings even closer and a little off the page, with some added DOF would do it more justice.
the golden feather kinda seems like an after thought too. It doesn't really 'pop' all the much either.

That would be my take atleast. I'm not saying it's bad, just that you wanted critique and there it is.

bulzae
09-01-2004, 12:29 AM
very fine work

EdySusanto
09-01-2004, 02:28 AM
very nice :) grat u for the frontpage plug.
i remember i download your progress files in cg networks, but before i lost my every single CG stuff :(

good luck bro

andy_maxman
09-01-2004, 04:13 AM
Are the soft edges on the feathers and flaps intentional? They tend to mellow down the intensity.

I could not interpret the essence of the glowing feather.
Overall nice peice of work mate.
cheers
andyBoy

TOMKAT
09-01-2004, 05:14 AM
Great! I like the idea and the darkness of the pic. I appreciate the work on the background, too.

SpaceTik
09-01-2004, 06:59 AM
I love the lighting and the concept dude! should have got an honorable mention at least..

I had trouble deciding wether this was a 3D or 2D at first.

:)

HuiTian
09-01-2004, 07:36 AM
wow!i like it,great job

TheUnkind
09-01-2004, 08:19 AM
WHAT!!! it's 2D, indeed... great job!!! desktop stuff

deathblood
09-01-2004, 12:38 PM
@_@ 2D???
I don't believe my eyes.But how did you get the light and shadow? I like the shadow in this pictrue.http://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.gifhttp://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

dgpilot
09-01-2004, 02:07 PM
EXCELLENT image, the lines are beautiful as well as the lighting and colors.

Beerma
09-01-2004, 02:20 PM
Really Awsome work...just a thought about the feather tho...I agree that it doesn't "suit" the same way as the rest of the image's components. So I got to thinkin'...maybe a natural feather (white..?) with the strong lighting you have could strengthen the image...and still suggest the same divine intervention...:)...perhaps even a stronger... more focused lighting on the feather...with sparkly dust...and...Anyways...
Still a wicked piece!
Beerma

ImitatoR
09-01-2004, 04:27 PM
superb concept and style! i like it :) colors r good to ;) wish u luck next challenge...

P.S. Raz uzh na to poshlo, privet iz dnepra! .)

SorinLupu
09-01-2004, 07:38 PM
Great job !
I like it !

ardenrey
09-01-2004, 08:16 PM
Thanks all of you for support and critique. :beer:
I'm glad you like my work. :)

To ImitatoR: Cpasibo! :beer:

DKMNZ
09-01-2004, 09:50 PM
my only critique would be that the parts of the wings in the foreground should have been ultra-detailed because of the perspective and composition, but you have kind of gone the other way and made them look more cartoony than they should.

I think it should be sweet as a machineflesh entry, coz the wings are connected to his brain.

strange coincidence; I only just learned who icarus was yesterday.

phoenix
09-02-2004, 05:13 AM
excellent work man ...

RustyBoy
09-02-2004, 12:07 PM
Dude :eek: woow you can do amazing stuff with Photoshop… keep up the good work:thumbsup:

olya
09-03-2004, 09:18 PM
Good work :thumbsup:

techart
09-04-2004, 07:13 AM
nice work dude ...realy like it...idea is awesome

SaggioFilosofo
09-04-2004, 10:50 AM
Very Good!!! :applause:

HammerEcho
09-05-2004, 03:31 PM
wow, he hit hella hard. great weight and tension in the figure. and the golden feather, just out of reach.
very nicely executed.

MrLearner
09-23-2004, 05:06 PM
Lovely piece! So harsh. And I love the fact that it's not another "photo shoot pose" from the main character. It's actually got some meaning to it.

sam4grafix
11-25-2004, 11:26 AM
im wondering why?? but the work is too excellant! really!!
I Like da concept.. the force,, the emotions!:thumbsup:

kaiyongman
01-21-2005, 06:14 AM
WOW!! Inspiring. Thanks for sharing

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