Cliff Of Mild Dementia, Daniel Top (2D)

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  09 September 2004
Cliff Of Mild Dementia, Daniel Top (2D)

Title: Cliff Of Mild Dementia
Name: Daniel Top
Country: United States
Software: Photoshop

done over a few days (with many days in between) in photoshop with a wacom tablet. i did a quick sketch and liked the idea, but disliked the idea of texturing such a huge area of rock... so i didn't.
i used a couple of photo references for the clouds, and one for the tiny lighthouse.

just a simple execution of an idea. there's not much to it, really, but i'd be interested to hear what you think of the idea and the style.
Fear the Sheep
  09 September 2004
I like the concept very much , and the realization too
I think however that you could modify the outline of the cliff. It looks a bit artificially smoothed out . It still could be monolithic as it is now but with some more natural cracks on it .
good luck
  09 September 2004
Nice work, it has that simplistic, comical style to it. I'm hoping that's what you were trying to achieve, right? Clouds look good too, nice soft brush strokes. I would add the typical horizon fog, rather than a strong dead horizon line.
  09 September 2004
Simple but beautiful.
good job!
-- Man proposes,God disposes --
  09 September 2004
thanks for your feedback, folks.

i guess comical was what i was shooting for. simple without being cartoony. perhaps even comic-like or comic-esque.
there is horizon fog, but i guess it's a little too subtle. i could have done something more with the base of the clouds and the horizon. a little more detail there would have contrasted nicely with the plain volume of the cliff. i also forgot to reflect the clouds.
the rock shape could definitely have used more work. good point, Niorger.

i think i'll leave this one as it is, but i'll be sure to incorporate your suggestions in my next piece (provided it includes rock and a horizon). thanks again.
Fear the Sheep
  01 January 2006
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