Grand Space Opera 2D Entry: Kieran Ingram

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Old 01 January 2005   #31
yes , i like the latest one you flip, it's better! I like your color , keep going! you have to finish it , i waiting for the final image!
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Old 01 January 2005   #32
I'm glad you flipped the image. It's starting to get a nice sense of scope and the water is looking nice as well.

I think once you get the depth in the sky BG nailed that's really bring out the two figures in the FG.

Nice work so far!
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Old 01 January 2005   #33
Great Ambience

I love the ambience of your scene...I do believe that the flip is working better for your composition as well. The depth and mood remind me of the sort of surreal feel in films such as blade runner and dune. Very nice piece.

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Old 01 January 2005   #34
Final Coloring: background detail

thanks a lot for the encouragement, i've tried to add a bit more depth to it as suggested. right now im just trying to tighten up parts of the painting that look wrong, i should post the final sometime tommorow.
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Old 01 January 2005   #35
nice mood, i like the water idea.
only crit i can give:
i would suggest little longer forearm and fingers. (the bigger character)
Old 01 January 2005   #36
Hi Conundrum, keep it going, it's looking very striking and original. And choosing a green-dominant colour scheme makes it stand out. A few things you could do might be:
introduce atmospheric perspecitve - the further away the object, the more atmosphere between it and the viewer, meaning that the darkest an object could appear would be say a 10-20% green rather than black. You could put a layer on top, fill it with the light green atmosphere colour and reduce the opacity to 10-15-20%, whatever looks right, and then erase over all the areas of the immediate foreground, I reckon they'd pop right out nicely.

how about introducing a gradient toward the horizon, getting somewhat lighter. This could be both from top sky to horizon, getting lighter, and also from foreground to horizon getting lighter. Another real-world phenomenon that increases the sense of depth.

the most effective colour you can use now is red - being the exact complement of green, it'll seem very bright and saturated, but try to avoid putting them right next to each other, use it sparingly when using it bright. Generally speaking, shadow areas can always use a little bit of the complementary colour in them, so you could use a near black with a very slight hint of red to very subtly define the forms in the shaded areas.

Ok, I didn't mean it to turn into an essay, but maybe you'll find something useful in what I said. Good luck hitting the deadline!
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Old 01 January 2005   #37
Final Image: The Greatest Beggar

thanks for the critique
kenji: i extended the fingers slightly

speaky: thanks for the nice long reply, i added a bit more depth as you suggested as well as a bit more gradient to the sky. i didnt manage to put any red in as i found it a bit difficult.

well, i thought it was about time to upload my final image. a big thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. good luck all
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Old 01 January 2005   #38
Final Image: The Greatest Beggar

i had to fix a few problems i didnt notice. another thanks and good luck to everyone
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Old 01 January 2005   #39
Final Image: The Greatest Beggar

really sorry about this, this is my actual final. once again thanks to evryone who helped, and good luck to all.
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Old 01 January 2005   #40
Congrats on final!

Very unique style.... kinda weird image, but don't get me wrong - weird is good! It's what makes this image so appealing. Very good rendering on the water btw.

Good luck
Old 01 January 2005   #41
nice mood to this one! I get the impression this character is mabie a deciever, the green reminds me of poisons and polutions. And he seems so powerfull in a "smart" tecnological environment. Cool work!
Old 01 January 2005   #42
thanks a lot, good luck to you as well
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Last edited by conundrum : 01 January 2005 at 07:29 AM.
Old 01 January 2005   #43

I like the whole setup of the picture.
Although it might be too late, I would love to see more chaotic form in the clouds on the right side and more constrast in the picture to make it easier to read.
The ocean shore and the land is great, but the sky could be improved.

Anyway, I think it does transport the mood very well.
Old 01 January 2006   #44
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