Ultra Violet, Zachary Cain (2D)

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  08 August 2004
Ultra Violet, Zachary Cain (2D)

Title: Ultra Violet
Name: Zachary Cain
Country: Usa
Software: Adobe Photoshop

So I went to Siggraph this year and met the Ballistic gang while signing some books, who directed me to the forum here... and this is my first post. I think this is the longest I've ever spent on one image (digitally created at least). Photo referenced and painted almost entirely in Photoshop. I'm open to any suggestions/critiques although I doubt that I will start to work on this image again any time soon (but I will definitely take into consideration what is said)... thanks!

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  08 August 2004
I can see that you are aiming for a gothic look in this piece. But the girl looks like she is transferred from a photo to the painting. I suggest making her skin paler to enhance the gothic feel... and add more eyeshadows while you are at it .

Last edited by jeromoo : 08 August 2004 at 05:42 AM. Reason: spelling mistakle
  08 August 2004
I think the painting is very well done and looks great. But there is just something about the overall piece that is distracting me, I cannot really put my finger on it. I think the lighting is what is throwing me. The females skin seems very well lit, but the background is so dark. She stands out very well, but I think it is causing the picture to be unbalanced. It looks like you tried to compinsate for this by adding the vine in the upper left, but it does not seem to do enough, in my opinion. The tonal shift from the extremly dark background to the midground/vines looks good, but the sudden lightness of the figure is a bit too much of a jump up.
Outside what box?
  09 September 2004

great work!

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