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09 September 2002, 07:50 AM
I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster. Greetings =)

I've mostly made my way as a fantasy and science-fiction illustrator using traditional media such as oils, but recently I've been expanding into the digital realm and have had a lot of fun experimenting. I've been working on this piece for about a week and wanted to put it up for critique before I added it to my portfolio. It's geared towards the book-cover market, so I chose to use a vertical composition instead of a horizontal.

Please let me know if you find errors. I need new eyes to find any flaws I missed before I add it to my portfolio =)

BTW, it's mostly Maya, with a significant amount of Photoshop retouching and compositing.

09 September 2002, 08:42 AM
reminds me of Battle Angel Alita
very nice work...

09 September 2002, 10:48 AM
Amazing work.. I love all of it.

The only thing that distracts me a bit is the lower part of her stomach. The reflections are kinda odd.. maybe to strong(?).
No real critics.. just something I can't get out of the head.


09 September 2002, 11:36 AM
looks great the only thing that concerns me is that the jet packs look like they are gonna burn her arms off...but other than that lookin great:thumbsup:

09 September 2002, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the comments.

Regarding the shine on her torso, I think I have to agree with you. I had the secondary light set to project from a low angle, and obviously the reflection was too strong where it was most direct. I'll bring that down some.

As far as the jets and her arms go, I noticed that oue too and wrestled with it for some time. Logic said to move her arms, but the 'angelic' composition was lost when I tried varients on her pose. Maybe a different jetpack design would be in order.

Time permitting, I'll try to post a follow-up.

09 September 2002, 10:50 PM
woow great work i love yours s-f style

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