Thank you very much for the needed feedbacks and crits. I’m wondering what else to do. I need fresh eyes to spot the things I overlook and can improve on!
Hornless Unicorn: Now I am back to the tentacle thing. Raspberry jellyfishes! The fruit that stings!
Ferx: Hey you are not the only one thinking that. Didier pointed it out for me as well at office. This suggestion has alot of merit! I’m gonna apply that when I get home.
mdavid: Hi Mark! Thank you! The idea of the translucent alien vessel comes quite out of the blue. Its really fun to just try to let the painting evolve on its own.
Donglu-LittleFish: Thank you for the kind remarks, Donglu. Yes, I made my own custom brushes for this. However, for the smooth and reflective ship, I use the default Photoshop brush. Thanks for telling me not to add the rain! Too much salt spoil the soup!
Argopo: Thank you for your feedbacks, Jose! How do you mean by more randomness? Add more of them? Or put them not too close to one another? Thank you for liking my work too!
MartinNielsen: Yes, everyone is telling me to stop adding anything more. Thank you, Martin!
walrus: Heya Mike. Its not truly finished. It’s ‘finished’ for the extreme critique stage part where everyone gets to tell me what does not really work. The bright blue burst of light at the bottom of the ship is actually the ship spotlights, which they use to scan for survivors. It is really quite bright so that they can see things better, they are rescuers after all. But if you say that it is too distracting, I’ll try to tone it down! Thanks for this good feedback, Mike!
HornlessUnicorn: Hi Dimitrij: No problem, I will see how I can improve the chimp. Thank you for pointing that out.
shauncharles: Thank you, Shaun! It is a good question about what the girl is looking at. The original purpose would be that she is looking into the space, the place of their salvation from the attacking rock-jellyfishes, desperately hoping that they will make it safely. But since this doesn’t really read so well since we cannot see the space in this angle, the purpose becomes moot for the viewers. So I’m going to make her stare at the nearest rock-jellyfish instead (as suggested by Didier as well). Adding the rain might obscure the details too much. For instance, I would have to paint the splashing rain droplets on the windscreen thus obstructing what is inside the ship. Yeah, I spotted the design mistake on the rim there. Hey, we have plenty of time left in this competition, so please do not worry too much about it. I’m going to use the time left to fix and improve this painting. Thank you again, Shaun!
Didier: Hey man, thank you very much for your continuous support and critiques. I really agree with your reasoning to tweak the color for better blending. Toning down the white light inside the cockpit is truly a sound idea! Hehe, Thanks for liking my strawberries!
On to further improvements then!