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02 February 2009, 07:51 PM
( title was 'The Crab Meet' although its obscurity meant I rejected it in favour of something simpler. I didn't go all out to emulate Jasek's style, as you can see, because I decided early on that was a bad idea (at best I'd end up with a mediocre copy) but hopefully the compromise paid off. I might have time for one more, not sure yet... :)

02 February 2009, 08:25 PM
Well done. Such a refreshing work. Good luck!

02 February 2009, 08:31 PM
I think i'm going to cry!!You are very blessed man!
I don't have words...
You deserve the very best!!

02 February 2009, 08:48 PM
Skillfully painted but you previous one had more impact on me.

02 February 2009, 09:15 PM
Arrghh! Your a beast! Great job. I hope it can compete with my masterpiece.

02 February 2009, 09:33 PM
I like it a lot. You are definitly a very talanted artist.

02 February 2009, 02:05 AM
Great second entry!

02 February 2009, 03:04 AM
wooww.. man this is a great piece.. very very very detail.. how did you do it man...

02 February 2009, 06:08 AM
You're just impossible :)...

I really like it. It's really tough competition with all that great 2d artworks... hope that at least one 3d will make it to the the best 5 :)...

Good luck.

02 February 2009, 10:34 AM
Hey man, very nice second entry.
btw. did you try to flip it horizontaly ? that way it works MUCH more for me!

02 February 2009, 12:08 PM
PELENG - Thanks v much

LefTerris - Heh, fingers crossed :)

VHASE - Cheers, and yep, see what you mean. I think this is technically better but I agree the first one has the bigger impact

cipha360 - A beast, yeah! :D

GerR - Thanks a lot!

kennychaffin - Cheers, glad you like it

ranggaumbas - Thanks. All done in Painter X

Wyszolmirski - Sure, and it's early days yet, still loads more entries to come

radoxist - Cheers. Yep, I always flip it as I work on it. I did consider the other way but it's too late now, I'd have to re-do the dials and move the door handle :)

02 February 2009, 12:34 PM
I like the rich painterly style here as in your work in general.
I agree with radoxist, the flipped view works better for me too. It emphasizes the crab and structures on it better, bringing the eye back to it from the floating whales. The whales are a great touch. I also think the wheat in the foreground needs more saturation and less contrast. It needs to pop away from the crab a bit more. I would have added cooler tones in the crabs lower half (including the claw) to add hue contrast to help separate it from the wheat also. The crab’s upper surfaces could be more saturated and more orange to compete with the vivid green leaves, IMO. –Just my 2 cents.

02 February 2009, 02:20 PM
:thumbsup: Sigh for the view!!Sigh for the view,you are a sturdy opponent.But I also want to encourage!

02 February 2009, 05:26 PM
Intresting concept. I like this! Great job.

02 February 2009, 05:40 PM
You nailed it! Excellent job! If you have time for another piece, let it out. I would love to see it!

02 February 2009, 09:33 PM
I like the crab. Your art is skillfully done.

02 February 2009, 10:17 PM
Quadart - Thanks for the crit, it's very useful :thumbsup: Re the flip thing, it's difficult to explain because although I also prefer it flipped as far as technical composition goes, it seemed to me more "crowded" that way, whereas now it seems to emphasise the open space of the plains. Not sure why that would be but then again I have no explanation as to most of the stuff I do :)

MatthewBebop - Encouragement noted and thanked :)

Serjio7777 - Thanks!

tiello - Cheers. Don't know if I'll do another, not sure yet. I enjoyed this one but regular shapes and loads of different "items" isn't really my style so it took me quite some time to complete.

webwings - Thank you

02 February 2009, 01:28 PM
this is a really great piece, i love the colours. The concept is especially amazing in that you can look at it for a long time and still notice new details. Great work and good luck!

02 February 2009, 07:28 PM
Rivenis - Thanks. Yeah, more detail that is usual for me so I reckon my next piece will have to be very simple to compensate

02 February 2009, 11:25 PM
bravo ! un ciao dall'italia nadia

02 February 2009, 12:41 PM
NadiaP - and a thankyou from England :)

02 February 2009, 06:41 AM
Your work is great as always! Amazing details.
I don't like the cropped elements though - the tree on the right side, the bubles in the upper left corner and the creature (Muraena?) on the left.

02 February 2009, 10:44 AM
one of my favorite
your skill is insane

02 February 2009, 09:21 PM
Fantastic work! You have really captured Yerka's style in this one.

02 February 2009, 09:40 PM
galeon - Thanks, glad you like it. I almost always crop something else I find it looks to artificial.

Underhill - Thanks :)

Phill99 - Glad you think so, cheers!

02 February 2009, 10:29 AM
Nice painting Work.i like Your Works!!.


02 February 2009, 02:42 AM
oh,you do a great work,it looked so real.i can find a lot of beautiful details,i very like it.

02 February 2009, 03:41 AM
you did a great work ,i like it so much

02 February 2009, 09:42 AM
radkrish - Thanks!

songjiaru1980jarek - And thanks also!

02 February 2009, 01:31 AM
This is nice,your so good its almost unfair. :)

02 February 2009, 05:49 PM
BadgerPirate - Heh, maybe not that good but thanks anyway :)

02 February 2009, 06:17 AM
Vey strong work

I like your manner and very nice mood of this work!

02 February 2009, 12:36 PM
inky2 - thanks, glad you think so :)

02 February 2009, 09:07 PM

I am looking through your website...
You are stunning artist and your work killed me...
My respect!

02 February 2009, 09:50 PM
Looks good, good luck

02 February 2009, 11:14 PM
inky2 - thanks, appreciated :)

Kilduff - Cheers!

02 February 2009, 07:15 PM
very cool you have a definate talent with colours

02 February 2009, 01:17 AM
Yes, you really talent, your tecnique its great, all the details and where puts everything, great composition, the cat looking the fish, excelente!!

02 February 2009, 12:01 PM
dyl - Still learning but hopefully improving with each piece. Thanks!

FedericoBoraso - Cheers! I wasn't sure about putting the cat in there, or the postbox, as they weren't strictly sea-related, but then I thought what the heck :D

02 February 2009, 03:13 PM
Wow! You're paintings are always full of light and vitality.

02 February 2009, 10:15 PM
Paul4wood - Thanks, glad that comes across :thumbsup:

03 March 2009, 03:29 AM
Ahhhhh, no fair. Your too god you should be disqualified. Lol, nah if anyone is deserving of the top prize, it would be you. This is a perfect piece and I love the concept. I don't know which one i like the best out of your two entries. You must be the other art god in this competition. :bowdown:

03 March 2009, 09:03 AM
G-FLUX - Thanks, good of you to say that. To be honest I'm disappointed with my two entries as some people have got the Yerka style down better than me. As stand-alone pieces I think they're OK but I'm not sure they'll have much luck with the judges. Thanks again, though, appreciated :)

03 March 2009, 10:05 AM
I liked this a lot,I think this is an impressive painting!:love:

03 March 2009, 12:04 PM
Hey Simon, a great piece, I liked the first one also, but I think this is definitely more along the right lines style-wise. It's a difficult one to nail, when I was going thru Yerka's stuff I was finding some photoreal stuff and some more illustrative (maybe it was the paintings and pastels which appeared different?).

I was just wondering what res you work at in painter? I use photoshop and it just dies at large resolutions.

03 March 2009, 12:37 PM
Laurore - Thanks v much :)

aten - Cheers, glad you think so. I already had quite a number of JY's pieces on my HD and yes, his style does differ quite a bit, possibly depending on when they were painted (I even found one with sharp shadows!) I think I worked at 6000px for this one and Painter was perfectly happy with that (and my machine is far from being the most powerful on the market!). I don't use layers, though, which can slow things down, so maybe that's part of it.

03 March 2009, 12:38 PM
That's a mad crab! Nice artwork :thumbsup:

03 March 2009, 01:06 PM
just joining the mobs, awesome artwork. very inspiring. can i be your apprentice?

03 March 2009, 12:38 AM
i hate to see you take two prizes that would be less space for me ....but it this is very nice a lot to see. i like that you kept your painterly style but still made it look like yerka...does that make sense ...any way good luck Baron

03 March 2009, 04:22 AM
good work :)

03 March 2009, 11:32 AM
paternoster - Cheers!

MDSchee - Sure, but you'll need to wear a pointy hat and make me cups of tea

lynch - Doubt I'll be in line for prizes this time around but thanks for the comments, appreciated :)

Unik - thanks

03 March 2009, 09:46 PM
Awesome artwork. Where is spongebob?
Good luck.

03 March 2009, 10:05 PM
imperioli - Damn, I knew I forgot something! :) Thanks for commenting

03 March 2009, 09:48 PM
My number one in this contest ;) Good work!

03 March 2009, 10:23 PM
slew - Thanks, but there's a load of good stuff in this contest, most of it not mine :)

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