Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Michael Dashow


Excellent! A very endearing bunch of characters superbly illustrated. A very professional looking piece. Congratulations on finishing and good luck in the voting.



good work sir!

hope you have room for another award! :wink:



really good work man. so much detail but not yet overdone . very light and cute . good luck in the challenge


love it , very nice expressions.


ahahahaha I LOVE this work… the expressions are perfect… and the idea that the human is the real alien is great, at least in your work… I also like the perspective… imho, its a very good job :slight_smile:


Thanks, everyone! I’m really happy with it too: Yesterday, I just got back a nice, large gicleé print that I had made of this piece (and my last Challenge entry too, as I’m showing them both in an art show next week.) They came out looking really sharp. There’s something very cool about finally seeing your work on nice paper, like it’s finally a “real” painting! There’s something so fun and powerful about having a real physical object, not just backlit electrons you can zoom in on. I highly recommend it, even if it’s just printing out something small.

Anyhow, thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. Cheers!



i know what you mean, there’s one in my portfolio i did for some one’s birthday. I tried to make it as brush strokey as possible - and had it printed on to a canvas and stretched. the results were really satisfying :slight_smile: A


Hey Walrus congrats on an amazing final image! :beer: As a matter of interest, did you supply a plain rgb file for that print, and did you have to do any colour adjustment on it? BTW my favourite detail in your painting is that flock of birds (well alien birds). Great finished piece and as before awesome workflow. :bowdown:


Rupert - Thanks! My monitor at home is really well calibrated, so pretty much what I see on it is what I can expect to see in my prints (allowing for inherent differences between RGB and CMYK.) So no, I didn’t need to do anything but send my printer the final flat RGB file.

Alwyn - I haven’t ever tried printing on canvas yet. I prefer smooth and slightly rough papers - like watercolor. I don’t feel like my work is brushy enough to work well on canvas! :slight_smile:


hehehe, fantastic work Michael, very funny and cool. I like the nice environment and the very well detailed scene.

Congrats! :thumbsup:I really enjoyed it.



thats so funny…al the expresions are great…i cant`t belive that i was missing this one…i dicided to add you to my gallery for this challenge!:beer:


Agree with the “jajajaj…” of my predecessor :smiley:

I know it sounds repetive but It´s a great work, very “walrus” of course :slight_smile: and with great quality…

soo, as always, good luck and enjoy =)


Nice work ! Excellent perspective!


hehe this one is realy funy, he congratulations


weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :bounce:
CONGRATULATIONS are in order mike!! excellence category :scream: i knew you would win!! :stuck_out_tongue: … well deserved! :thumbsup:


Congrats champ :thumbsup:


Congrats Michael - really super work and well deserved :beer:
All the best!


Congrats , Michael! See you in the next Challenge :wink:


Yep, great work yet again & well done! :applause:


Congratulations Mike, great job!