Escape Plan B, Michael Dashow (2D)

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Old 01 January 2009   #46

Kudos, as always, too finishing another signature work... some great elements throughout! I don't think it's one of your best and it does feel a bit rushed BUT, your compositional talents and colour work pull it off.

I wonder... have you ever thought of adding motion blur to your work? I know it goes against the cartoony look / feel you have established BUT I think it would really add some much needed movement to the image.

Again Kudos... you continue to set a high standard for work ethic, quality and imagination.

Yer a credit to yer kind sir!

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Old 01 January 2009   #47
Very Intresting, great job.
Old 01 January 2009   #48
Fantastic! I love the fact that it looks like they are about to drive out of my monitor
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Old 01 January 2009   #49
wohoooooooo god job !
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Old 01 January 2009   #50

I love it, especially the bananas!
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Old 01 January 2009   #51
hey Mike, grats for frontpage and award, you definitively deserve it as you are an inspiring example for all us lazy bastards that didn`t finish this time and for your constant encouragement in this challenge
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Old 01 January 2009   #52
Walrus rocks!

Walrus, your entries are always at the top. I´m a fan of your work, it´s always original, fun, with realy nice characters...the compositions are always excelent and also the rendering. Critics? only wish would be that you could deliver one of your pieces per day ! Your work realy inspire me...

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Old 01 January 2009   #53
Cool more or less

just fine,u have to make more imagination about how to run away from that monster.
Old 01 January 2009   #54
nice work!!!
Old 01 January 2009   #55
Lovely idea i like it alot!
Old 01 January 2009   #56
very nice work!
Old 01 January 2009   #57
Talking yeah

Exellent as always Michael well done!
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Old 01 January 2009   #58
Steam punk forever.

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Old 01 January 2009   #59
Hi, all. Thanks for the comments and kind words... Glad you like it!

Ken - Good to hear from you! How've things been going? Yes, parts are definitely rushed: It's harder to carve out as much time as I used to when you have a kid at home, as I'm sure you well know! As for blur, I'm never sure how much blur meshes with my cartoony style, and am ever hesitant to obscure work that I've polished with motion blur. I did it on the monocycle wheel and a little on the background building. I tried it a bit on the whole monocycle and didn't like it that much. Someone else pointed out that the gatling gun should have blur from spinning also, but I love how the gun looks so much, I didn't want to obscure it!

JMart - Thanks, wish i could work that fast, too! (If I could, I'd need a brain that could come up with these wacky ideas just as rapidly.)

Anyhow, thanks to everyone for dropping by!
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Old 01 January 2009   #60
Congrats on another award Everything you touch seem to turn to gold It's good to see so many of the steampunk entries in the these galleries already.
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