Callahan and Medusa, Hayes Brien (2D)

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  10 October 2012
Callahan and Medusa, Hayes Brien (2D)

Title: Callahan and Medusa
Name: Hayes Brien
Country: France
Software: Photoshop

more Callahan Concept art. This time in the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
  10 October 2012
I really love composition and perspective.
Well done!
  10 October 2012
I think that you have done a really good job of conveying a murky, underwater setting. I think the low level perspective was a good choice and the colours used really bring the piece together and set the tone and feel to the piece. Because of the extreme perspective on the pillar on the right, or more its base, I'm not sure that the top portion of the pillar looks as if it is sitting atop the base, or that the foreshortening as it rises up matches.

I think that it could pinch a little more at the top so the angles of the lines are a little more diagonal to give it a little more perspective. The pillars in the back are more convincing. Hope this helps, solid effort none the less.
Lloyd Harvey
  10 October 2012

Everything's a tad too vague here. I can barely make out the shape of the boy (and his head looks rather big at the moment because it's difficult to discern depth from the image). I do like the rendering and texture you got with the ruins and statue of Medusa's head. You did a good job with the fine grain of the stone used. Also, it looks like you have two layers of water (one above the boy, and one at the bottom that the head is lying on). It's a tad confusing for the eye. Nice composition though. Keep it up. Nice job.
  10 October 2012

Thank you all for taking the time to give me some feedback, I think I'll do some work on the pillar on the right, there's something a bit funky about it for sure. I might also add some more detail to the diver, but I did want to keep it a little vague and focus on atmosphere/composition etc and not go crazy on the details. Thanks again
  10 October 2012
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