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Stahlberg
02-20-2003, 10:51 AM
This, same as before, not for any particular project, started as a small sketch, scanned in and painted in Photoshop. I did use some reference this time, one photo for the torso of the guy.
I did a version with rain all over it, but it kind of lessened the impact... I'm wondering if I should make that mechanical stuff into a more ordinary tentacle, or something. Well any feedback is greatly appreciated.

http://www.androidblues.com/theslope.jpg

tomb
02-20-2003, 01:18 PM
Nice work Steven. I wouldn't have guessed this one was from you, bit of a more extreme style, nice composition and great rendering!

As for the crits: the lighting seems a bit strong on his pecks, maybe needs more shadows. I think her expression is more anger than horror. I think the mechanical arm should have a big sharp claw digging into his arm and dragging him down and the lines should be directed more towards the arm to draw in your eye. The gun looks a bit strange coming though the curtains you may need to see more of an outline fading away. Her legs seem a bit far apart or too far forward.

Your work is always inspiring.
Cheers, Tom

Emauher
02-20-2003, 01:45 PM
I couldn't realize where her hips are, its hard to understand her pose and the position and direction of the torse. But it's an interesting concept at that stage

Hellwolve
02-20-2003, 02:55 PM
It's a great piece, but I can't quite figure out the possition of the female :hmm:

Stahlberg
02-21-2003, 07:54 AM
Ok, thanks! I worked on it, see above (over-wrote the old one).
I moved her leg and head, darkened it, and added his fingers... maybe I'll add a claw later.
I also added the rain (or hail or whatever it is) back in, is it helping?

tomb
02-21-2003, 10:06 AM
Yes! Looking much stronger now. The rain and darkening helped the focus and impact. Her pose is looking better, may be still a bit off. Not sure if you need the claw becuase the tenticles seem to be working now. BTW what's the stuff off to the right of the girl?

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