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02 February 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 February 2009, 10:38 AM
realy great work!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

one of my favourites!!

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

Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

04 April 2009, 12:07 AM

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

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

04 April 2009, 09:06 PM
Congratulations !

04 April 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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