View Full Version : MER-DER-MODE, Nick Harris (2D)
08-03-2007, 05:54 PM
Name: Nick Harris
Country: United Kingdom
Software: Painter, Photoshop
Another piece done for a challenge at the Imaginefx website, The given theme for this one was Sea-Fi (how cool is that?). I elected to have some murderous robotic types give mermaid kind a hard time. Not as finished as I'd like, but I just ran out of time.
Painted without reference in PainterX
Copyright Nick Harris 2007
Submitted Aug 3rd 2007
08-03-2007, 10:29 PM
Well so far I think this painting is great I like the concept of the skeleton and fish creatures against the mermaids and I really hope that you continue on this piece even since the challenge is done
My critique would be that just the tail of the fish on the left doesnít add anything to the comp and I think it would be better if it was taken out and I donít know where you want the focal point to be but I feel like it is at the reddish light on the fish and wish it was more on the skeleton and then the mermaids
08-04-2007, 02:25 AM
Amazing work! And I love it! 5 stars!!:thumbsup:
08-04-2007, 04:26 PM
Nice work Nick! I think the fish tail works well, as its an extreme foreground element. I guess id take out the red tentacles/weeds at the bottom instead, so the depth towards the seabed is more visible. But thats personal choice really. Thumbs up from me
08-05-2007, 03:54 PM
Great use of colors, the blue and orange look amazing, and theme works real well.
08-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks for all your feedback fellars.
Chris and Tom. I really appreciate your constructive observations about the use of red in the bottom left corner. There's definitely some balancing out and tinkering to be done to pull it together.
That red weed is far too prominent and lacking form.
Rather than lose the red on the fish fleeing left, I was thinking more of adding another element bottom right to counteract the sweep off the page that way. Still chewing on that one. I'll have to re-address it when I have some time.
Thanks again chaps.
08-06-2007, 11:02 PM
Stunning use of color, and a great sense of depth. The skeletal robot in the background and all the orange lighting seem to steal the show though, in such a way that I didn't even notice there were mermaids in it for a long time. Overall I think the quality of the piece and your skill are quite impressive. I give it 4 stars despite any flaws it may have.
08-08-2007, 10:27 PM
Excellent work..nice colors too..U have done a great job wid lighting, highlights and shadows..Nicely stroked..All the best..Take carez..Cheers:)
You're amazing, your images create another world to get absorbed and lost in ..love them all
09-21-2007, 12:06 AM
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