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Old 03-01-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Heavy, Patrick Jensen (2D)

Title: Heavy
Name: Patrick Jensen
Country: United States
Software: Photoshop

The guideline for this piece was to illustrate anything that conveys the word "Heavy". After brainstorming some ideas, I picked a field worker and had some idea for the texture and mood I would try and go for. It made for a fun challenge to push the pallete and texture into the gritty documentary look, especially using Photoshop.
It also helped that it was a cold and rainy day out when I finished this one up. Hopefully some of that feeling came through in the piece.

Enjoy, and have a good one,

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Old 03-02-2005, 05:10 AM   #2
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Very nice mood! I think the facial expression could be changed a bit to show his struggle.
Old 03-02-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Nice piece of work Tonsen

Like Entranced-Bliss said, the expression could be more dramatic. I think rain dripping from the hat would look great too!
Old 03-02-2005, 09:25 AM   #4
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personally i do see a bit of struggle...if i cover up the mouth the eyes convey some strain. take it to the next level and put it into the whole face. your textures are wonderful.
Old 03-02-2005, 09:43 AM   #5
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im really liking the feel of your piece.
one thing thats glaring at me tho is the hat, the back of the hat to be more specific, it makes it look misplaced.. like its not sitting firmly on the head. that and the right hand.

apart from those.. great pic. just feel reaching out and lending a hand.

id say you did capture the gloominess.

Old 03-02-2005, 08:56 PM   #6
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Nice work. I'd say you were very successful with what you were attempting to do.

Just one minor thing though; is she (or he?) missing a nostril?
Old 03-02-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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Overall the piece conveys the "heavy" message but there are some problem areas.

a) The face seems very flat and the features aren't proportionate, especially the eyes. They're too far up on the head and too far back (giving the face that sense of flatness).

b) I would hope the thing he/she is holding has a bow in it that fits over his/her neck. If not, then the handle is going right through his/her head based on the angle.

c) I don't think either hand is particularly well done but the right hand seems far too characterized and cartoony for the rest of the illustration.

Overall I think the colour choices, the textural quality are all great. The figure drawing itself though needs a lot of work.
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Good work

Agreed with the critics made previously about the wood stick, the nose (perspective and nostril), it's kind of strange when you look the image carefully... Even wiht his big nose we should see the second nostril because of the actual point of view, a little part of it should appear...

But you got a strong mood, the colors and lighting are good, personally i like his eyes right now it gives him a special face expression, the hair are cool too
Old 03-02-2005, 11:48 PM   #10
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Thumbs up

I can feel the pain and the coldness down to the bone. good job.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:12 AM   #11
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Very nice Pat. It kind of looks like a certain asian girl we know.

The only problem I sort of have is that it looks like the wooden pole isn't pushed back behind the head. It sort of looks like it's stuck through the head. If you move the left hand and that end of the poll back (you'd have to increase your canvas size) and out further from the body you'll have more of the effect you were trying to go for. Also a touch more shadow on the underside of the poll would seperate it back a bit further in space.

But I like it, and congrats on getting up into the banner yet again!
Old 03-03-2005, 01:19 AM   #12
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nice expression !!
Old 03-03-2005, 01:43 AM   #13
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Very nice painting, very moody! from me!
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:16 AM   #14
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Great feeling of texture and cool. Excellent work Patrick.

Old 03-03-2005, 02:16 AM   #15
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whoa front page on cg talk once again!! congrats mi amigo! looks nice... hope your thesis is going well... and you get to relax on break!
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