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October 2nd, 2009, 04:02 PM
EOW 121: It's in the Book
Brief:You have been hired by the public Library to make a promotional poster. The image of a book or books becomes part of the environment. or the environment springs forth from the pages of the book.
Required elements: Book, or Books
Depiction of the Environment
DUE October12th 2009
NO description required, say what you need to say visually.
:right: FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
:right: POST YOUR FINAL HERE THREAD.
:right: SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. EOW##_Nickname
example: "EOW#100_Chaosrocks.jpg" ;)
:right: PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
example from CHOW
(you can add CA logo, etc).
Add an icon to you final post
150 pixels either direction
PLEASE OUTSIDE HOST THE ICON
October 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
hmmm. interesting one... I'll be excited to see how it turns out.
October 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
POLL IS UP
October 2nd, 2009, 05:19 PM
Great! It reminds me of this:
October 3rd, 2009, 09:48 AM
Wow, great topic. I don't think I can make it this time, got a lot of stuff in the pipeline that will pay me a new computer, so those things first. I'll try anyway, got some ideas.
October 3rd, 2009, 12:06 PM
So the book/books being a part of environment means literally - physical?
October 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
rough idea. comments and crits welcome
October 3rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
It's a good idea, although the current colour scheme and lack of other trees or scenery makes it seem like a book landfill with a single, dead tree. The wasteland of the written word. Maybe more green covers?
October 3rd, 2009, 08:29 PM
Matt_B Nice image. I'm not sure it's an image I would want as a promotion if I ran the library, but I love it none the less. It's like the books are returning to whence they came.... since we don't need them anymore. It's quite sad really.
October 3rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
Donīt let your monstermanuals lie around flipped open! Things could come out. :D
I thought Iīd give it a try - as you can see perspective is not my best friend. And that allthough I drew a grid - I have no idea what I am doing wrong all the time...
I probably only need to practise it more >___<.
For me this is feels finished already - I am not sure though ...
I like the idea of a world out of books :)
but it looks very lonely to me and the books abandoned. Like the world had stopped reading and gathered all the books in one place to be forgotten.
October 3rd, 2009, 08:57 PM
Trudy ah the monster manual.
looks good. You need to play with foreshortening more, get those floor tiles working for you.
October 3rd, 2009, 09:41 PM
tonic..in answer to your question... yes
a book or books must be a part of the environment.
ideas include scale, surreal. fantasy transformation....
October 4th, 2009, 12:25 PM
just getting the image started, not sure if I'm diggin' it (compositionally) yet, though it has some potential ... maybe flipped, cropping..
all feedback/crit. welcomed... :)
October 4th, 2009, 08:12 PM
I think it might be cool if you added a pop up book to your environent. Since it looks like he is hiking, maybe some mountains or wildlife could be used.
October 4th, 2009, 09:42 PM
thanks for the idea, I'll have to see what comes of it.. :)
October 4th, 2009, 09:52 PM
joshDartist :this looks epic ! good start - there is a lot of atmosphere in this sketch !
trudy : itīs an striking image ! you could take even more advantage of this first impact by pushinhg the book really in the foreground - it just looks too big in relation to the rest of the books around. two hands could hold it or it could be on a table - to see it just on the floor seems odd to me....but in fact itīs striking already like this--- hope this helps somehow.... :)
October 5th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Great subject. I've had a few ideas for it flash though my brain. I'll try and get them down but I've got my eye on the Unearthly Challenge. It beckons me with its sparkling treasures (which I dont stand a chance of getting close to)
anyhoo. I will try and get something down for this.
October 5th, 2009, 05:21 AM
took it down, treading a fine line i spose.
October 5th, 2009, 07:38 AM
I plan to have more books, like butterflies.
And the clouds will be slightly more monster looking.
October 5th, 2009, 07:41 AM
thescala since your image smells of paintover I googled "library" and this came out:
There's the same image in your portfolio with a phantom knight coming out of the book (and I suppose it was going to be in your next post here).
I am quite sure that old works and paintovers are not allowed in EoW, anyway it's not up to me to decide if your is a valid entry or not.
What I want to point out is that IMHO messing with others' photos is not a very good way to become a better artist.
Your library is a simple one point perspective with repetitive elements like columns, arches and...well... books, you could spend some time and try to draw it from scratch. If you are lazy you can draw the first vault with its arches and columns, then copy and scale it, paying attention to foreshortening.
P.S. I didn't want to be harsh. I simply can't understand why people are so afraid of learning perspective.
October 5th, 2009, 08:52 AM
well it's a fine line. Matte painting is allowed.... but it better be good.. Old work most definately is not. Chances ar eI won't catch it if youdo this... I don't pay that much attention to people's work. but I do expect an honourable level of play here. beside what good does it do to post old work? Or for that matter revamp old Ideas it s not goiing to teach you anything. and isn't that what this is all about? winning is pretty worthless. hopefully better someday whenI get the time to give out winners icons. but still .... Play fair!
October 5th, 2009, 12:20 PM
I need to watch the pagemaster again for this one
October 5th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Obilex== I ve heard that is a pertinent movie to this topic,, adn whats up withyour thanked posts anywya? how did you do that?
thescala- pplease take it down or explain that you just put it up because it seemed pertinent to the topic, but it is NOT your entry to this weeks topic. Which you will then post sketches for which are entirely different from this in concept and composition. thanks. otherwise I will just delete it. It is actually a pretty nice pic...I went to the one in your portfolio.
October 5th, 2009, 03:47 PM
ok then, i knew that this was going to be brought up. i really wasnt trying to get by, by using something that was already created. however, in all fairness, the only part of the original that i did use was the books and parts of the painting. i worked on this for over 8hours nonstop last night to get it done before school today. but if it wont count, then i guess i have a good portfolio piece.
October 5th, 2009, 04:47 PM
I wish i knew, I posted in a chow a while ago and something went wrong with the thread, when they fixed it,I came out with that. I guess I'm a cool guy or something
October 5th, 2009, 10:05 PM
I love books, I love environments, I don't know what to do. Any way this is my pile of books that will probably have imaginations floating out of it. large scale. Tell me what you think. thanks for looking.
Great work everybody!
October 5th, 2009, 10:12 PM
guilefine: rockin' good start man.. LOVE your layers
October 6th, 2009, 06:31 AM
thescala I didn't want to be nagging, I just thought it does you no good to paint over a photo...
If you're not comfortable with perspective (or you have no time to build it) trace over the picture and use it as a base to make your own environment. It sounds a bit like cheating but in the end is like using 3D as a base for painting over.
P.S. I don't even know if I can submit something for this round, so it's better if I shut up and stop haunting this thread...
October 6th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Just a quick one. It started fine, but then it turned into a big pile of everything, including silly colors. Good thing it's just a sketch.
October 6th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Here's an idea I have yet to build on ...... :)
October 7th, 2009, 12:12 AM
October 7th, 2009, 12:37 AM
razor leaf..please remember this is an environment......
October 7th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Thanks chaosrocks ..... hey, I started with this in my head and was going from there - what can I say, its all that would come out of my head at the time hahaha :)
October 7th, 2009, 10:06 AM
tsujni : interesting composition as well as your style
October 7th, 2009, 11:16 PM
the delta book
October 8th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Tsujni - thats awesome, great sense of motion in the drawing!
October 8th, 2009, 10:55 AM
October 8th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Aston - In my opinion, your colors are too muddy and you need to contrast the soft edges with hard ones. Your idea is good and I hope you stick with it. As for the book fluttering like butterflies, that is not being communicated in your rendition of the books. Also, I would limit your composition to a triangle and nix heavy/detailed cloud formations outside of it.
Also, I just wanted to share a detailing tip. Open an image in PS and select 'New View for ...", arrange them side by side. When you zoom one and work closeup the other will update automatically after the brush stroke. This prevents you from having to zoom in, paint, zoom out, repeat.
October 8th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I've never done an environment of the week before, but I'll take a stab at it. I don't know if I'll be able to complete it in time as I'm starting late.
Just a question though, what is this icon that is required, can you explain it more?
October 8th, 2009, 11:58 PM
The icon is a 150x150 pixel thumbnail or detail of your final image, placed beside your name in the vote so that people have a visual reminder of which painting was yours. (For some reason you need to host it externally rather than as an attachment.)
October 9th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Ah, I understand now. Thanks Fuseboy.
October 9th, 2009, 10:24 AM
the reasoning behind the outside hosting, as I have explained before, is that I cannot repost an image attachment on ca. so for me to use a ca attached Icons I'd have to rehost them all myself or change allthe title and reupload to ca One at a time using the attachment manager which , would be at the least slow,at the most infuriating. so instead I make my life easier adn ask that you do it. It is alos a lovely test of whiether you can follow directions.
October 9th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Here's My Entry... My First "Of The Week" Entry :)
October 10th, 2009, 12:30 AM
First time entering EOW, and starting a bit late - I still have a lot to do on this, but I'm hoping to make the deadline!
There's going to be much more of a background in behind the henge, and a ring of smaller standing books encircling it - still undecided between b&w and color.
October 10th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Quick upload and returning to cleaning room :(
October 10th, 2009, 09:15 AM
That's really gorgeous, although it seems quite distorted. Is the central pillar intended to be vertical? Even with a wide-angle lens, near the center of the picture the table and vertical column would be perpendicular.
October 10th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Here's comes my final entry. This was mighty fun
cheers and nice concepts everone, looking forward to seeing your finals.
October 10th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I like yours Dannenberg .... it has a kindof fairy-tale feel to it. :)
And the drama in yours Tonic really draws you in, nice concept.
Ookchk yours is nicely rendered but I'm not really getting a "book" sense from it, its more techno-book than literary book hahaha :)
October 11th, 2009, 12:51 AM
final burnig thread is posted. please move final entries over there
don't forget eh outside hosted Icon
Final entries left in this thread and not moved will not be in the poll
you have all been struggling withthis topic, but are coming up with some interesting results. congratualtions
October 12th, 2009, 08:35 AM
there are beautiful entries coming in, you have about 24 hours from the tim eof this post... so you better get started soon :P or conversly, just post your fiished entries, and icon in the final burning thread. Outside host the icon please
October 12th, 2009, 09:18 PM
dear EOW folks .I don't know if any thing will come of it. But I am talking to my local public library about bringing some reality to this contest. I will see wht comes of it .. but I am pursuing making this a showing opportunity. for the winner's work. assuming , of course that you were willing. I would, of course need a hi res file, and permission for the one time use of your image. Which would absolute ly be credited to you for author ship, and CA for the venue for the creation. seems like an every one wins situtuation to me. I would bear the printing of a limited very small run(Im thinking 5) actually I would hit a local art computer lab for the donation.
So if this sounds good.... make em shiny and pretty folks!
October 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
no thoughts no comments..nothing?
October 13th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Yes comments, if I would have had more time to polish my idea I would be totally down. Just finished some midterms, and had only a day to work on it like mad.
October 13th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Sounds good to me, Chaos :)
October 13th, 2009, 06:49 PM
That would be pretty cool Chaos. Librarys always seem keen to display local artwork. Where is your library? I would love to see something of mine printed and displayed (I would polish it up first though) ;)
October 13th, 2009, 11:28 PM
That is a brilliant idea Chaos. Go with it.
October 14th, 2009, 04:52 AM
it would be awesome!
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