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02-25-2009, 10:30 AM
( everyone. I couldn't just pass by a competition connected with one of my favourite artist. I had doubts how close Yerka's style I should get to.
I hope the idea of the image is clear and there's this specific mood from master's paintings.
good luck to everyone!

02-25-2009, 10:38 AM
realy great work!

02-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow..You did a very good job!!:thumbsup:Congrats!!
Good luck.

02-25-2009, 11:13 AM
Looks wonderfull. I love the fields, colors and hills. Contrast between rounded nature and spikey buildings... You got, maybe too close to, the style :)
Inspiration from the "contest cover picture"? :)

Only thing I don't like is the moon... but that's just my taste...

PS: Love your portfolio...

02-25-2009, 11:40 AM
Very nice and clean idea!
Good luck!

02-25-2009, 12:12 PM
beautiful work ... Love the colors and the city .. Wish u all the best !

02-25-2009, 12:35 PM
hehe I like it very much, the town really looks like hair :) nice concept, simple and powerfull

02-25-2009, 12:45 PM
Nice concept, simple yet very well executed. The colours, buildings and sky are spot on, very much like JY's style. My only crit is that the fields / landscape could do with a little more texture. Nice job! :thumbsup:

02-25-2009, 01:10 PM
Fantastic work! Also, my hair looks just like that in the morning :eek:

02-25-2009, 02:08 PM
Looking Very it very much!.

02-25-2009, 03:01 PM
Very nice work! The great thing about this contest is every ones take on it. I really like the Yerka style you have captured along with your own that compliments it so well.
Great entry!

02-25-2009, 04:17 PM
Very nice. It's similar in concept and composition to the one I'm desperately trying to finish.

02-25-2009, 05:21 PM
Looks great! I like stylized pastoral scenes with meandering rivers cutting through them.
The moon throws me a bit. I can see a pale mottled full moon, or 3/4 fading to sky color, at about 50% of the size you have now.
Great job on the head and castle too.

02-25-2009, 05:59 PM
JY would not make it better.

02-25-2009, 07:32 PM
beautiful, well done, good luck

02-25-2009, 11:56 PM
Fantastic! You definitely have the spirit of Yerka in your work. The transition from the shacks to the castle is superb and the details are amazing. I LOVE it! Congratulations and good luck!

02-27-2009, 07:01 AM
wow ,l like it:),good luck

02-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Its a Yerka town! the colors and fields really great!

02-27-2009, 03:07 PM
A very beautiful tribute to Yerka's style!

I love this image but it seems to me that there is an essential element missing which I think you find in all of Yerka's paintings: Layers of reality and illusion. Other dimensions. This beautiful image is all planted quite firmly in one world. Everything in it could exist just as it is shown. Yerka seems to enjoy playing with illusions where a whole new world can be found just above or below.

Other than that it is very Yerka, in my opinion, and I would love to have it hanging on my wall! :applause:

02-28-2009, 06:04 PM
think you're the winner..

03-01-2009, 11:47 PM
i definitely think so too! :P

one of my favourites!!

03-02-2009, 12:02 AM
Hi Marcin,
like always you have a good piece.
your image strongly/really similar with the cover"The city is landing" from jacek yerka.
you just refill the lower part with the face-statue, Never the less,your piece is great!
good luck!:)

03-02-2009, 01:41 AM
This is my favourite so far. :thumbsup:

Good luck.

03-02-2009, 03:18 AM
Dude, this is just not fair. The caliber of your work is out of this world. Amazing colors, amazing rendering. This is truly perfect. You are a genuine art god. :bowdown:

03-02-2009, 09:04 AM
thank you all for kind words and critics.
However I don't think I have got any chance with the judges. I'm still really confused how to understand the rules. Make it very similar to Yerka's style or do it on my own, use his symbols or avoid it? (which is very difficult because Jacek explored very large areas of imagination)
The bottom should be definitely painted with more details, but I had no time to do this.
Thanks and greetings!

03-02-2009, 12:15 PM
Nice one, you got the palette spot on.

03-02-2009, 12:29 PM
I think you nailed it, looks tops!! It's definately Jacek's colours and style.

03-02-2009, 07:58 PM
great work man! really impressive,
any chance of seeing a couple of Wip's snapshots?

04-28-2009, 06:38 PM
Congrats on second place!

04-28-2009, 07:36 PM
is not surprise, Great.

04-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Very effective ... love the stone face....well done.

04-29-2009, 12:07 AM

04-29-2009, 12:53 AM
Congratulations on the #2 spot!
Great job all around. I really like the landscape. It looks like a peaceful place for the slumbering head.

04-29-2009, 03:26 AM
my favorite form the winners!

04-29-2009, 03:04 PM
Congratulations Marcin! I am so happy to see your work on the winners page! :)

04-29-2009, 09:06 PM
Congratulations !

04-30-2009, 06:58 AM
thank you all for the kind words. I must admit that I totally haven't expected the prize.
Toker: unfortunatelly I heve't saved any step-by-step so there's nothing to show. Besides there was nothing special in the process of creation, so you don't miss anything.

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