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Old 05-05-2013, 03:14 AM   #16
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Thanks for everyone's great response.. I really appreciate it!! thanks leigh for reply.. I'm trying to find consistency with what your saying looking at the 3Dstills gallery and CGChoice gallery.. but not everything is adding up and unfortunately I'm going to disagree with you on this.. but it doesn't really matter at this point... It was rejected and it is what it is.

I do want to give a big thanks to Autodesk for the recent plugs!!!
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Thanks again guys! It will also be in next months issue of 3DArtist magazine
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #17
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While I agree that the lighting could be a little more interesting, and personally, I would have removed or darken those balloons in the background, I am really stunned how the artist depict her expression (especially the eyes).
That sad-warm mixture look was like she's on a birthday party, and looking into her grandkid being well, after a long illness. Everybody celebrates, but the fractures of fear, still remains in everyone. Of course, this is only my personal interpretation.

I can't call myself an artist by any mean, but what makes me like this work, I am afraid, has nothing to do with realistic render, but with expression that I very rarely see in CG works.

That being said... I wonder... with some other (more dramatic) lighting, how would be her expression affected? Would it add to the eyes, or distract from it?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #18
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Hey guys, it was just accepted into the 3d stills gallery
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...f=132&t=1105204
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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Thanks for everyone's great response.. I really appreciate it!! thanks leigh for reply.. I'm trying to find consistency with what your saying looking at the 3Dstills gallery and CGChoice gallery.. but not everything is adding up and unfortunately I'm going to disagree with you on this..


I guess I'm now a little confused - why did you post this in a critique forum if you're not looking for critique? What exactly in my post do you disagree with?
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #20
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I believe Dan was disagreeing with inconsistencies in what you wrote as an explanation for why it may have been rejected and the other images that actually make it into the gallery. But as you said, there isn't an end all be all reason why images get accepted/rejected.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #21
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Thanks Matt, that's exactly what I meant.
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no problem and about your image, I have to respectfully disagree with Leigh on his assessment that this image is only achieving in technical proficiency. Obviously, technically this is very good but I find this image very emotionally captivating as well. It is hard to look at this image and not be reminded of one's own grandmother or mother. There is a very kind, warm smile that she has that can tell several stories in and of itself. I find a little different depth in her expression every time I look at the image, and I believe that is a very good accomplishment. But to each their own I guess...either way, its a fantastic image!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #23
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I believe Dan was disagreeing with inconsistencies in what you wrote as an explanation for why it may have been rejected and the other images that actually make it into the gallery. But as you said, there isn't an end all be all reason why images get accepted/rejected.


But I addressed this issue and even stated that I'm aware that there are worse pieces in the gallery. So what exactly is there to disagree with? I'm genuinely not understanding what was disagreeable about my post.

To be very frank, I'm getting pretty tired of people posting in the WIP forum when it becomes clear that they're not interested in critique. This isn't a place to come and have your back slapped, it's supposed to be a place where artists post their work because they have a genuine desire to learn and improve through feedback from others. The "awesome!" posts and attitude of the OP here are counteractive to that spirit. If the OP believes his work to be beyond critique, then he shouldn't be posting in the WIP forum, simple as that. He should have simply continued to submit it to the Showcase Gallery.

And by the way, I'm a woman, not a man. Please don't assume that everyone here is male.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #24
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Hi there.. I'm really not trying to upset or confuse anyone.. I am always, always open to feedback and critique. I was just trying to understand why it wasn't originally accepted in the the 3D stills gallery. I love getting feedback in this forum and it is extremely valuable to me.. I wasn't however able to share the final piece and just found that reasoning why it wasn't accepted controdicted what images are currently in the gallery.. Any feedback on the image is always appreciated..

I have a way I prefer and like to create art pieces and when it was declined I wanted to understand why it wasn't accepted as it was the same frame work I completed for 'The Blue Project' http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=121&t=1012695&page=1&pp=15

I do appreciate all the comments (good and bad)
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what part of respectfully disagree did I not clearly state?

I apologize for saying 'his' as I did not know...and it was not just a general assumption, I mistook the name to be male and for that I am sorry.

I simply disagreed with your assessment of the image being purely technical and not having artistic merit as described in your statement here:

"It's frustrating for me to see my fellow artists strive solely for realism while ignoring all the other creative elements of making memorable and emotive imagery"

I did not disrespect, argue or otherwise say anything inflammatory towards you in any way shape or form. I respected your opinion but differed with it. Is that not ok? And I may not have a lot of posts here but I can assure you that I normally reserve my posts for constructive feedback to assist an artist out.
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