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Old 01-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Started off as a quick concept to test colour and other elements of Jacek's incredible artwork but quickly evolved into a finished piece. Or as finished as it gets; keep on adding detail and it'll turn into a wacky version of Where's Wally. I don't intend this to be my sole entry (I haven't started the other yet, but can reveal it will involve a large crab) but I quite like the finished product so... here it is.
Old 01-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
Chris Walter
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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This is fantastic!! You've got this 'in the bag' so far. Makes mine look like a toddlers attempt.

Well done, and the very best of luck to you.
Old 01-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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Wonderful...what a great entry and completely yours with the feel of Jecek's work. Watch out everyone they're rolling in!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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cdwalt - Thanks v much!

Mark-Jephcott - Thanks, appreciated (and don't be down on your own entry, I think it's pretty impressive, great imagination and some seriously well-executed detail!)

RandyToons - Cheers, and yes, I expect there will be a whole load of entries for this competition. Better start thinking about my next entry...
Old 01-23-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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Well, I guess I should just give up now! Very nice, I am looking forward to your next one.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:24 PM   #7
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Looks really good, though I think it looks more like your style than Yerkaís style.
I know itís hard to reel in the individuality and comply with the way someone else works at times. Iím working on a potential entry and itís hard to keep from going off on my on tangent as well.

Looking forward to your next entry.
Old 01-23-2009, 11:52 PM   #8
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Love it! Good Luck and can hardly wait on the crabs!

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Old 01-24-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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Very nice piece
Old 01-24-2009, 01:25 PM   #10
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jsgknight - Cheers! (and no, please don't give up!)

Quadart - Yep, it was difficult to know just how much to copy Jacek's style and how much to stick with my own. It didn't help in that I hate (really hate) painting architecture. I think the next one I have in mind should be easier because I tihnk my style should be more suited. Still, we'll see

kennychaffin - Thanks - crabs are on their way (in a manner of speaking)

MartinNielsen - Thanks v much
Old 01-24-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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I really like your entry, it is my favorite till now,and hope to be among winners.
Old 01-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #12
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Very impressive work!!!This is way awesome concept!!!
I think you're flirting with the prizes!Lol..
Best wishes man this is a beauty!!
Old 01-24-2009, 07:13 PM   #13
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Great work!! Althought I don't think it's 100% Yerka style, I like it very much. I understand how tough it is to keep someone else's style when working on your own idea. Anyway - good luck and keep up good work.
Old 01-24-2009, 07:49 PM   #14
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Hi Simon,
nice entry so far. One of the best I think so far. Looking forward too see your next entry !
Old 01-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #15
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Boykinov - Thanks, hope so too

LefTerris - Cheers, glad you like it

Hynol - You're right, it's not fully Yacek's style, I'll see what I can do about that for my next one - thanks for the comment

radoxist - Thanks!
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