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07-03-2007, 10:39 AM
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Title: Into the maze...
Name: Michal Matczak
Country: Poland
Software: Photoshop

... in a brave seach for bathroom. Teddy wants to pee, you know.

... and I do, too...

Here's another entry for the Gnomon contest - I wanted to show a blend of an imaginative world of children and a real worl of grownups. My son just born and it wasn't ages ago, when I was little, so I kinda relate to the picture, even if there's a girl in it :P

I hope you like it :)

EDIT - I changed the top of the illustration - dimmed the stars, that seemed too strong - you might click on the image to see the edited version.

07-03-2007, 01:08 PM
good job (except the stars ...) !
4 stars !

07-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Hey - thanks. :) The stars were meant to be the wallpaper on the ceiling, that has stars, that glow - phosphoresce, when you turn off the light.

07-03-2007, 02:35 PM
beautiful composition!

07-03-2007, 03:30 PM
beauty lighting you darwing, nice!:)

07-03-2007, 03:42 PM
Great idea and painting. I actually got that the stars were on the ceiling - I think the trees mess with your mind and make you think it's an outdoor scene. Cool!

07-03-2007, 04:12 PM
Idea is perfect...the painting style is more perfect.....and the perspective is most perfect!!!:applause:


07-03-2007, 06:07 PM
I didn't like it at first look because of the stars too, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. It has character and is definitely very unique. #2 ftw hehehe!

Very well done, 5 * from me.

07-03-2007, 06:10 PM
Oh, a very cool job, very imaginative. Pee adventures!!:applause: :D

5 stars!

07-03-2007, 06:12 PM
it was so beautiful i perfer it~haha 5s~

07-03-2007, 06:16 PM
Ohh WoW..Amazing Michal..Beautifully done..Great perspectives and well managed..All I can say that a creative piece..4****..Keep up the good work..Cheers:)

07-03-2007, 06:46 PM
Thank you very much, guys, for the compliments :) I hope I win something, the competition was fierce, though... I'll probably win nothing, like the last time, but I learn a lot while making those illustrations. :)

EDIT - I changed the sky/ceiling in the illustration, but it probably doesn't show correctly - the forums have trouble when editing the first post, the changes doesn't show. Anyway - when you click onto it, it'll show correctly.


07-03-2007, 06:46 PM
This is wonderful, very imaginative, and it has a mystical feel, great job!

07-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Great job! I think it accomplished everything you had in mind, with that mix of fantasy and a very recognizeable real-world environment. Dimming the stars greatly improved the balance of the piece too, nice touch. I think it deserves 5 stars.

07-03-2007, 09:04 PM
Awesome. bumblewarts

07-03-2007, 09:23 PM
WHen a man hears all those good words, suddenly all those evenings spent on painting pay off... :D Of course creating a good illustration - an act of creation itself - is rewarding enough, but it's ... ALWAYS very good to hear that others like it :D

To be 100% sure it shows the right img - I attach it :)

EDIT - it's showing corectly now, deleting this one.

07-04-2007, 03:16 AM
this is wonderful! i saw the others and i think this is one of the best 2d entries for the gnomon labyrinth contest. good luck, and great work!

07-04-2007, 08:31 AM
vivien82 - thank you. There are other - in my opinion - better works in the contest, but who knows, maybe my approach to the topic will do some good. :)

07-04-2007, 09:18 AM
I love the idea

07-04-2007, 09:39 AM
i love this style.thanks your pic.

07-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Great scale and lovely lighting.


07-04-2007, 12:02 PM
petevisual, boutiquecraft, QUILLS - thank you :)

07-04-2007, 12:15 PM
I loved loved the mood, the idea, the colors...everything! wonderful job!!
Congratulations! :)

07-04-2007, 01:10 PM
CrisdeLara2007 - thank you :)

07-06-2007, 03:19 PM
Just a newsflash - I've been honored a Second place in the Gnomon's June monthly contest for this work. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY! :D:D

07-07-2007, 11:19 AM
Congratulations, Mike!

Your recent works are amazing! Let me know, when you'll draw something new :) Be sure I'm your biggest fan, hehe!

07-08-2007, 08:44 AM
Thanks, Pete :) Will do.

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