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June 10th, 2007, 08:18 PM
EOW#56 Floating Bazaar PoLL
The winner of the EOW#55 After the Battle was Goran..Nice job!
For this Challenge we Had 30 images started, 19 going to poll. 11 UNFINISHED Several first time entries, several returning past winners.
We had 11 entries not marked as “Final” Help me out here people
Although they were excellent and probably contenders
Lots of beautiful work and a great round
New Round IS ON!
EOW# 57 An Underworld
The Peshnakhan Bazaar, a mass of lost vessels and floating wreckage that forms the most diverse market place in the world. Its watery streets constantly changed by tides and the whims of its mercantile rulers. One of the most skilled, if overlooked, roles in this mass of humanity is that of the water stevedores who are relied on to honestly and safely ferry goods form the markets to the vessels of buyers who wait and the bazaar’s edge.
"Any enchantment can get a rug off the ground... lifting the Peshnakhan Bazaar takes a Djinn." - Ishak Pasha, patron
"Djinn's are vile, intelligent creatures, spending lifetimes thinking up ways to outsmart us. This is the reason for the Bazaar lasting only three days. It takes the rest of the year to phrase the wish." - Nizamuddin Ahmed Pasha, Grand Vizier
The floating Bazaar is a place where every salesman can fell safe and secure from the thousands of thiefs, who are used to steal their valuable goods. Lifted up by magic, the Floating Bazaar is a clean, quiet place, which goes above all dangers. It's moving thanks to four giant flying fishes. The Floating Bazaar can reach every destination in the world to sell its rare goods.
June 10th, 2007, 10:08 PM
The hardest thing about the Peshnakhan Bazaar is getting there. But once you are there so is everything else. The corners of the world are for sale in splashes of color. The maze of the moveable streets is a barely traversable tangle. Music pours from all side And tellers of tales sell fantastic stories of truth, as the vendors shout for your attention in colourful phrases. “Buy my magic powder”, “ buy my potion of love”. Unlike many such markets, in this one you have to be careful, the magic just might work…..
I feel as if too many of these feel ordered and organized. Some of them are great paintings like ATAnderson's but dont seem to fit the original prompt/flavor.
June 10th, 2007, 10:13 PM
I was sold with the goldfish trying to eat the seagulls.
...too damn cute.
June 11th, 2007, 03:49 AM
Dan: Bitchin'! Excellent piece, only thing I might suggest is: The foreground could probably have used a little more detail and clarity. Show us the ships landing!
Chrike: Cool piece, very dynamic and dramatic. It's a little too far away to show a whole lot of the "place of prizes", but it's still a cool establishing shot!
ATAnderson: One of the most creative pieces here! I dig the idea of the platform having an upward drift via huge tanks filled with something and than having to be tethered to Earth via huge ropes and tarps! Great stuff. Suggestion: The large screw at the end of the rope in the foreground... it would have to be a screw head as large as a car... it doesn't seem to convey the scale, using a normal screw head. Also, more detail in that spot and on the ships would have been cool. Those are more or less minor though. Cool piece!
whiteeeee: The most whimsical and lovely piece, in my opinion! I want to go there, hang out in that lovely little neighbourhood, check out the wares in those cottages and look at the flying fish of course!
June 11th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Voted for Whiteee
BTW in England with a nick like this you'd get done for racism:)Hold on, or would it be Blackieee?...:)
Anyway nice piece. Tough decision but it made me stop for longer to watch and there is something charming about it.
June 11th, 2007, 05:51 AM
hehe thx guys wow Grim Reaper hoho its not racism its representing the (GOOD) and 7 (e) 7 is the number of heaven besides my oryginal nick is DEIMOS but it was already taken :( thx guys for voting for me :)the vote is really hard too much of great entrys
June 11th, 2007, 11:42 AM
I had to go for hallo. I thought the piece most described the bazaar aspect. the description from the prompt reminded me a bit of the straw market in Nassau and his captured that. Conceptually I adore the flying fish, however the market itself was a bit weak.
June 11th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Sung-jae – nice minimalist style, it doesn’t bring bazaar out very well, too much emphasis on the town I think.
Hallo – I like the perspective and the arrangement, the image comes across as a market or circus well.
Idiot Apathy – lovely light and feel to the piece, although the water is prominent perhaps the floating element could have been better emphasis. I really like this as an image.
Saera – a bit too abstract as it is.
Corrick – a nice image backed up with a good concept. I like the subtle feel to the piece and the simple palette brings out the objects very well.
Daveneale – I like the idea and the bleakness that is shown but I think some more details would be needed to see it as a market.
Yoitisi – I like the colours which give the piece a sickly tint, rather unnatural. The rock looks very sinister.
Robmorfin – quiet surreal, plenty of colour there. Some more detail really would bring it together.
Seedling – I like the collapsing feel of the structures, the simple colours still show off the details. I think maybe some more stalls might bring the market feel out.
ATAnderson – I like the feel of this piece. A interesting ‘period’ of the image (technology etc.). I like the perspective and composition of the image.
Dragon4Lunch – I think the market feel for the image is there but the floating nature could be shown stronger.
Chrike – I really like the colour and majesty to this piece. I think the market feel might be lost in the scale.
Dose26 – a good location for a magical flying market.
Jagehtso – I think that perhaps the floating nature of the market could be done with being shown stronger as currently it could just be an island.
(dan) – I like the futuristic slant taken, if nothing else it makes it stand out from the majority that went in the other direction. A nice rendition of the concept and good take on it. Amused me that even in the future they are using the standard 40’ containers.
Arttourney – I like the plain and simple take on the brief, I think the background has come out stronger than the fore.
Whiteeeeee – I like the look and style of the piece. Nice use of colour and perspective, the fish particularly bring out the surrounds well with as splash of interest. I think that (as for others) the bird chasing fish might help it secure my vote.
Rodriguez – I like the direction this has taken. I’d like to have seen it developed a little further.
My general thought would be that the bazaar message got lost for (myself included) a lot off people along the process. I had hoped to go for elements similar to the vendors on canals in Thailand and Bangladesh but I managed to miss them out in the final image, well there’s always next time (worth remembering to stick closer to my initial sketches and ideas).
June 11th, 2007, 03:23 PM
D-Holme: Thanks for taking the time to write a comment on various pieces. You're right about the floating aspect in my piece being a bit subtle.
June 11th, 2007, 04:58 PM
I can't see Atanderson's piece... Not sure if it's my browser or what, but there's just no image...
Howerver, I am between him(seen it in the entry thread) and Dan's. Just want to have a look before I decide:P
June 11th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Or I just gonna click on Yotishi:)
June 11th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Appreciate the comment D-Holme...I'm not massivly happy with it-but have the resolve to do a lot better next time:D
June 11th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Wow, Simply wow! I think this was my hardest decision of the day!
Good job to everyone and good luck :)
June 11th, 2007, 09:23 PM
GAH!. I didn't mark mine as finished! SORRY! :( maybe next time.
poo, one of my best works too. *dramatic cry*
June 11th, 2007, 09:28 PM
its true Zyph... it is beautiful
I wanted to post it
June 12th, 2007, 02:09 PM
Voted Whiteeeeeee (count the 'e's and tell me how many I missed..). I simply loved the image, although it doesn't completely fit the subject. Would've been nice to make it a bit more crowded with customers and stuff too, but you still got my vote :)
Will try to give some crits on all of the entries later, but don't feel like doing it right now :P
June 12th, 2007, 05:15 PM
So lets start some comments, I'll see how far I get tonight :)
Sung-jae: What this image needs most of all I think is something to focus on. Right now the only thing it shows is a city on a floating rock but no single detail to draw focus to. A little airship in the foreground, an interesting cloud in the background, something like that would really help to keep the viewers interest. Also, what makes it a bazaar instead of just a city?
D-holme: If you'd played a bit more with the perspective this piece would have had a lot more depth. Some of the ships use a central perspective, but things like the inside of the big ship don't have a real vanishing point, which makes it look more flat than it is. Also, the fuzziness of the coloring make it hard to read. Saturation and lightness of color also really helps create a sense of depth (atmospheric perspective: thing farther away tend to get lighter and less saturated)
Hallo: I've got little to say here other than that I liked your image :) The foreground could've used a bit more color and detail maybe, but it doesn't hurt the way it looks right now. The only crit is that the blue balloon the bazaar hangs on is probably a bit too saturated and doesn't appear to be really round, it's got something to do with the shadows, highlights and bounce lights. It also could've gotten a bit more detail, especially on top since that's closer to the viewer than the actual bazaar.
Idiot Apathy: Love the brushwork, something your very strong with. However, your piece doesn't really follow the description given I think in the way that it's very, well, grey instead of colorfull. For a busy bazaar with salesmen screaming to get the attention of potential buyers it seems a bit deserted too...it just doesn't convey the idea it's a bazaar to me somehow. Oh and by the way, I still have to go back to the Peer Project someday soon and put something usefull up :^^;:
Saera: There's a couple of things going on here. First is that you've got a whole lot of canvas but little to put in it. The bazaar is quite small compared to all the empty space around it, cropping the image down makes it more focused. The bazaar itself could have used more detail, it very plain and simple right now. Also, be aware of the difference between fore-, middle- and background. The foreground is often the darkest, while the background is the lightest (atmospheric perspective, very important for drawing environments). The dark cloud at the bottom is overlapped by the bazaar which in turn is lighter. This makes the background of clouds look flat.
June 12th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Yoitisi: Thanks, I really appreciate the critique! It's my first freehand environment so I need the practise. I'll remember your comments for my next one. :teeth:
Putting my vote on Hallo's - it seems really busy and full of life.. that's the bazaar I'd go to. :)
But I have to say.. Whiteeeeee, I love your fishes!
June 12th, 2007, 10:11 PM
For me, it was very close between ATAnderson and Whiteeeeee among others...
Nice job everyone, keep up the good work.
chaos - Eeeek! Sorry! Will be sure to finish next time. (This should be a bit easier since school is pretty much over for me starting today/tomorrow.)
Thanks for the crit everyone :)
June 13th, 2007, 05:28 AM
continueing my round of comments, the server was playing silly bugger with me yesterday :(
Corrick: Very little to say, I like it :) The flavour-text is cool too. One thing though is that the foreground (the figures on the flying carpet and the carpet itself) could've used a bit more detailing and contrast to establish a better sense of depth.
Davenealy: Kind of the same problem as Saera, lots of unused space while the bazaar isn't all that interesting in terms of detailing. Also beware with using too much white for the clouds. Could have used a bit more color too (the given brief actually said to use a lot of color).
Yoitisi: Yeah well, only thing I want to say about my own piece is that I'm not altogether happy with the result. Still trying to get to grips with PS and stuff. Also, the initial sketch had a couple of mistakes that bugged me al the way to the end. Anyway, on the next round.
Robmorfin: The biggest problem with your piece is atmospheric perspective and depth. While all the forms and shapes are drawn in perspective correctly (give or take a couple of minor problems), the lightness and saturation of the colors you used doesn't change with the distance the objects are supposed to have in respect to the viewer. Especially the left side of the image (the coastline) would be much more stronger if it'd change in lightness and saturation (meaning lighter and less saturated in the distance), but the bazaar itself suffers from it too.
Seedling: I already said something about it in your sketchbook :)
ATAnderson: One of my favourites this round, it really conveys the feeling of being a bazaar. Also like the fact that it is floating in the air above the water instead of on the water :) My only crit is that you have to be carefull where to put detail (I think I also said this a couple of EOW's earlier..). For example, the boat up front has almost as much detail as the far end of the bazaar, but the bowwave is the most detailed part of the sea. The sea itself has some inconsistent brushwork which isn't a real problem I think as long as you use it to create more depth. The blur on the rope in the foreground is suffering from it, because the sea behind it (the distance the camera is focussed on judging by the unfocused look of the rope) is just as blurred. Still, nice one :)
Dragon4lunch: One of the few entries which show the bazaar up close, which is harder to do than showing it from a distance I think. Good job, although it could have used some more contrast in areas, as well as some more saturated colors here and there to really make it say 'pop' :)
Chrike: While it's really a beautiful image, almost a matte-painting, it misses one quite important aspect in my opinion: it simply isn't a bazaar. Although your not the only one with this problem in this round (myself included probably), I think it misses about all the clues given in the brief for this topic.
Dose26: I suggest you read my comments on Saera's and Robmorfins too (saves me from typing it all over again :P). Yours has the same problem with creating a sense of depth. One other thing is the composition of your image, remember the topic isn't about the volcano beneath the bazaar but still about the bazaar itself. Right now the volcano with it's light and smoke attracts a lot of the viewers attention while most of the actual bazaar is hidden behind the rock it's build upon.
Jagehtso: If I remember correctly you said in the topic thread you wanted to create something like a childrens book illustration. A nice goal, but be aware of the difference between an illustration from a child and a professional illustration done for a childrens book. Depth, perspective, shadows and everything are still important although these are often simplified. Your image looks a bit like a cross-over between the two in my opinion. On some things you use the rules of perspective (the island/bazaar), while on others it is missing again (the foreground). Also, the whole of the piece is over-saturated I think. I'm not a big fan of the crayon-like coloring either, but that's probably just me.
(DAN): Another of my favourites this round. Very little to crit here actually. There's some brushstrokes outside the border which looks a bit strange to me, but it took me a while to even notice them. Also kinda cheap to actually write it's a bazaar in the piece itself, but there are other clues as well like the advertisement of soni so it didn't really bother me.
Arttourney: There's some small issues with depth, but what your piece really misses I think is a focus point and a foreground. Might help to read some of my comment above too.
Whiteeeeee: Again, I simply love it. See above for something more sensible :P
Rodriguez: Could've used a bit more detail in the foreground, as well as some darker tones to create more depth. Read some of my other comments, they might help.
SOoooo, finally gotten through. Sorry if I offended anyone or something, it's unintentionally. I'd just thought it might help to share my thoughts on everyones pieces. Cheers.
June 13th, 2007, 09:21 AM
yoitisi...thanks for the crit...I entirely agree....and will watch for the cloud thing in future....as for my design, this piece taught me a bit more about creating a 3D space with rock forms, but other than that its not all that great....live and learn as they say:)
June 13th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Cheer for ATAnderson!
June 13th, 2007, 05:54 PM
yoitisi: Thanks for the crit, I'll take it to heart. If I could get more people to at least comment on it... that would help getting over the zero votes ;(
June 13th, 2007, 06:04 PM
yoitisi: Thanks for the crit, I'll take it to heart. If I could get more people to at least comment on it... that would help getting over the zero votes ;(
I know the feeling :( my art often seems to miss something to make it better than average, but I do not always have a clue what I could do better next time. Critiqueing your own work is actually pretty hard after working on it for too long.
Next week I'll maybe comment in the topic-thread itself, maybe it helps :D better to prevent than cure.
June 13th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Had to vote for whiteeeeeee, the goldfish and the general atmosphere really worked for me in that piece.
Sung Jae: Nice idea, but needs more variation, looks a bit samey.
Saera: Its hard to see anything at such a small rez. Try making your pic bigger next time and work in those details.
Daveneale: You need to work on your values. Everything looks like its viewed from the same distance. Try to put more contrast up front, and more desaturated colors in the back.
Robmorfin: Nice to see an abstract piece. However if you decide to go this way, you can take it a step further and try to lure viewer in by creating depth and a focal point in your image.
seedling: I like the paintery look and the atmosphere. A bit more color variation would be nice though. And it looks a bit empty to be a bazar.
Dragon4Lunch: really nice piece and definitely deserving some votes. However some pointers might help you out next time. And I think its a good idea to put in some feedback for those with no votes. Maybe even better then giving all the top-scorers feedback. Anyway, I think your piece is a good composition but needs some work in the values department. The people in the foreground could use more contrast to bring them more to the front. And you can also use more vibrant colors to guide the eye more to a certain part of the image. Right now the yellow wall grabs most of the attention, because of its bright color. I think it would be better if the viewer would be guided towards the woman in front. She could have been in a starring role and given the piece that little extra. I also think things in the background can be a bit less defined, again to draw the eye of the viewer to the parts you want to be seen. It can help to overlay an image of the divine proportion, try to put the most detail where the line curls up. You'll soon find a natural way of guiding the eye in your picture. Anyway, keep up the good work, and dont let 0 votes get you down.
Dose26: nice concept, needs more development. Try looking up references for mountain/vulcanos and look at how they erupt. Also try to think where you can put shadow parts to make the picture less flat.
jagehtso: You need to dive into some serious coloring. Colors are often different from what you think they are.Try doing some speedpaintings from photorefs (without using the color picker) to get a feel for real life colors, youll be able to spot colors you never saw before after a few.
Arttourney: Good idea. the execution is almost abstract. Maybe this was your intention. However, I think the piece would benefit from some atmospheric perspective.
Rodriguez: Nice piece, but a bit unbalanced. Some parts look really detailed and interesting and next to it are areas that seem very hurried. The bazaar looks fairly detailed, but the rock underneath it got no love at all. Try to even things out to get a more even picture.
June 13th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Thanks to all for the crits.
June 14th, 2007, 03:54 AM
Supervlieg and yoitisi, you guys rock! Thanks guys.
June 14th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Many many thanks for the crits. I guess it's really apparent that I'm still in the beginner's phase. But I learn a lot during each of those pieces and your comments are a great help.
June 14th, 2007, 05:30 AM
Big thanks to the folks taking the time to crit. A very big thanks to chaosrocks for making this happen.
When I saw this topic I said to myself 'Whoever can show the design of the bazaar AND capture the atmosphere will get my vote'. I never managed this, infact I think only Corrick did & even then only to a degree. Voted for Corrick, I liked DAN's image best, but this challenge is about the meeting the brief .
Lots of points have already been raised, so I'll make some comments where I can. As always if you don't like what I am saying just go back and not read what I wrote.
Sung-jae - The other guys pretty much nailed it, you could just for yourself try drawing this out from different perspectives, perhaps a more dynamic one looking down into and along the bazaar. It's a nice peacefull pallette, but as SV said more variation.
D-Holme - I think your concept & idea are among the strongest in the poll, and hits the brief pretty well. You just need to work on your values and rendering. A tough scene to re-create ambient lit night time, look at reference, see how little you can see in similar scenes due to a lot of dark shadow. Getting the image to work in B&W so that all the shapes & forms sit in perspective first is a good way to work on your different types of perspective. Nice work
Hallo - I think this is a solid piece of work, the perspective on the balloon looks off from the base & a litle more play with light & shadow would be cool, but it still works well.
I especially like the little 'scaffold' parts which make it look like it's constantly being added to. Cool image
Idiot Apathy - I like your style man, you stuff is generally great to look at and inspiring.
My crits have already been mentioned so I won't repeat them. Look forward to competing along side you in future.
Saera - This design could have pulled off what I mentioned above about design and atmosphere, A close up shot of one platform, to show stalls & customers and the other one in the BG. It's an interesting looking concept would be cool to see more of it.
Corrick - I actually prefered your original more bleached colour pass & composition with the sea in it, but thats just me. I'm not dead fond of the design, but I think you made the brief, taking into account what wassermelone said. Good work man. Thank for you comments in the other thread.
Daveneagle - You started off brilliantly, but I think you got into colours too soon before your values were reading right. If it was me I would have kept (what I remember) the original compostion & added another island in the foreground. When I don environments I do what I can to really place the viewer inside the place. Hope this is helpful
yoitisi - I think it's solid man, my only crit is in the design. You have lushious greens and tropical stormy backdrop, mixed with Indian / persian architecture. Mabye this was your intention, but I personally don't these 2 styles are talking to each other.
Thanks very much for you crit man, as you noticed I really stuggle with detail and where to put it, this time you really laid it out for me. Look out for how I handle your direction.
Robmorfin - Whats been said already, that and your 3 types of perspective. Colour perspective, value perspective & linear perspective. Your stuff is always improving man. Keep it up.
Seedling - Respect for your analogue skills, I am not sure of the ins & outs of oil paints so it's hard for me to crit. I liked your original palette better, I think with more work on lights and darks & lots of little indicated details it could have been more resolved looking. Thanks for your comments in the other poll.
Me - What wassermelone said was very true. I my original notes I wrote down 'moveable streets' somewhere along the line this was lost. Yoitisi's crit helps me to learn from this piece, but that front rope....man it gave me some trouble, I painted it last and ended up just leaving it like that. If anyone can offer a paint over I would be greatfull.
Dragon4Lunch - Mainly values would be my thought but I think SV covered most of it. Nice work man. Thanks for your comments
Chrike - Tight work man, the only thing that bothers me is the angle of the foregroung ship, its too stiff, I think it needs to be going away from the camera more toward the bazaar. Great work on your site also.
Dose26 - A more dynamic POV, top down looking over the MG bazaar with the volcano in BG and a little airship (steam powered) in the FG. Still works as it is though.
Jagehtso - I think the others covered what I would have said. Also try laying out a perspective grid with vanishing points to help with linear perspective.
DAN - I have learned a lot just from closely studying your image man, I very much like your concept. Good work.
Arttourney - You don't always go for realsim & play with different styles (which I respect) so do what you like with this crit. Watch your use of black, can be distracting & what the others said about perspective.
Whiteeeee - A very creative piece of work, I like best how you have used subtle values and the way you handled the shadow on the cloud. If I was to crit I would say it doesn't know if its moving fast or slow, the elements sit quite peacefully but the POV says its really flying fast through the sky. Mabye thats just me. Great piece of work man, looks like your nuked this one.
Rodriguiez - I like your concept and how you focused on the means of getting to the bazzar. To crit, even with this colour scheme, if this was lit like it was a brilliant sunny day, it would look far better. Try working at first in B&W before getting into colour, hope this is helpful.
Ok I'm done, I hope everyone appreciates the work chaosrocks puts in here & thanks to all for the votes and comments.
June 14th, 2007, 06:16 AM
thank you all that voted for me im glad you like it
D-Holme - thx man :)
Texahol - thx :D
Grim Reaper - thx man
dragon4lunch - thx man im glad you like it
yoitisi - thx man for the vote and the (e) are right :D "bit more crowded with customers" yeap didnt hawe time for this :X
Saera - thx :)
Supervlieg - thank you
ATAnderson - thx man i think yours was a lot more better in the design stage :) and no it is moving preaty slow so there is not tree shaking or something like that ...
ok sorry for my bad english :D
June 14th, 2007, 06:24 PM
ATAnderson: Thanks for the crit :) . There was actually a little background story which I forgot to put up, but it's supposed to be a hidden oasis or something, hence the lush green. Also, in my initial sketch I tried to pay attention where to put which color to get the focus where I wanted it, but when I tried to put in a red/brown desert it conflicted too much with the bazaar. Still, you are right about the design.
June 17th, 2007, 06:14 PM
As it's been said repeatedly, this was one of the toughest rounds of EOW I've ever seen. Ultimately I went with my gut and voted for Hallo. Here's a few crits and comments:
Sung-jae, I love the fact that this is a massive image, perceptually. I like the detail and business of the buildings, but I'm not sure it says bazaar. It looks like a great city in the sky, just not a merchandise mecca.
D-Holme, The oriental aspect is a nice take, and it plays out well in the image. It could use a little clean-up in the background (even background needs detail) and the lower right quadrant is a little fuzzy as far as knowing what's there or what's going on. Overall I like the color and atmosphere but it could use a level or two more of dimension. Also, the boat is floating, but are the buildings?
Hallo, you got my vote. The image could use some sharpening of the edges (not filter-wise but just edging in particular, a little finessing) but I love the "camera" angle. The atmosphere is awesome, and the light filtering through the clouds is very nice. I also thoroughly enjoy the business of the bazaar below. Well done!
Idiot Apathy, I envy your brush strokes. It's simply beautiful. However, it might be too simple. Still, a solid, lovely piece.
Saera, this image needs zooming in on. We're too far away from something that looks like it could be pretty interesting up close. Your angles are fine, it's just too far away. Also, the sky looks fairly well developed at the top of the image but the bottom half is just... brown... it needs something.
Daveneale, the atmosphere of this one is incredibly unique, I like it a lot. The only thing is, it looks like floating islands with mushroom caps growing, the "tents" I'm assuming are too organic... Still, the detail on the floating island itself is very nice.
Yoitisi, this was one of my favorites. It's a bit more "city" than it is "bazaar", but I just don't care, it's awesome. I think the only thing that turned me off of it was how forboding it was (just a personal opinion).
Robmorfin, this would make an incredibly cool sculpture! I'm not sure about a bazaar, but this sitting in a park or city would be spectacular. I love the color. If you wanted to push it further, I'd suggest more "stuff". More people, definitely, and more commerce.
Seedling, the composition is spot on. I love this one, another favorite of mine. However, it also needs more "stuff". It looks like an ancient bazaar, long since abandoned. Very nice, though, I'm still impressed by the architecture you've introduced.
ATAnderson, the only thing that swung my vote in favor of Hallo was the perspective and the cloud effect. This is an absolutely amazing piece, and is completely a fulfillment of the brief. Bravo!
Dragon4Lunch, I like the "snapshot" aspect of this. it reminds me of what I would guess an alien airport would be like if you took a photo while sitting in the boarding area. Very cool, and very well rendered. I'm not sure if it's representative of a bazaar so much as a station of some sort, but I like it!
Chrike, this is epic. There's a story behind it beyond "Bazaar", and the rendering of this piece is exquisite. Incredible detail.
Dose26, this image is a little vague as far as what exactly is on the floating island. If we the viewers were closer and could see what we were looking at, it would be a better sell of the concept. The "mechanism" for the floating island and the overall setting is nice, it's just not close enough to the brief. Also, a measure of depth could be achieved if one of the smoke plumes were coming up in front of the island.
Jagehtso, this is very colorful, but a bit flat. The figure in the foreground is more of a distraction than anything else, as is the rope. The buildings on the island need more definition, as well as some clarity of what the colored spots are on the ground. If anything this would make a great floating playground, but not quite a bazaar.
[DAN], I personally think the futuristic setting is great, and the rendering is amazing. The atmosphere, depth and perspective are impeccable.
Arttourney, the focus of the composition looks like it's placed to far towards the bottom edge. If the view were panned down it might help. The boat in the center seems a bit oddly placed, as if it were bridging the gap between the piers. it took me a moment to figure out what it was.
Whiteeeeeee, best rendering in here. Hands down.
Rodriguez, I like the vantage point here. There's some great action going on and the setting definitely says Bazaar... maybe one being dive-bombed, but it's a bazaar. The base of the floating structure could use a little more detailing, and the clouds as well. Otherwise this is a pretty dynamic image.
Great round everyone, and thanks for the comments and votes. I had a ton of fun with this topic! Won't be able to participate in the Underworld, but I'm definitely on the next one.
June 17th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Corrick: Thanks for the commenting, appreciated!
June 17th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Thank you Corric and ATAnderson and Supervlieg and D-Holme and yoitisi for your comments! Er. . . I hope you don't think I'm a bad person. . . I painted over this one. It was mocking me.
June 18th, 2007, 10:52 AM
it has to be whitee for me, a great original interpretation that is charming and original.
June 18th, 2007, 04:35 PM
This is one of the best rounds I've seen in the EOW.
v - DAN
Exceptional artwork - reminds me of the docks from the 5th Element.
Keep doing you
June 19th, 2007, 10:10 PM
D-Holme, Yoitisi, Supervlieg, ATAnderson & Corrick,
Thanks a lot for looking at my piece and for your comments, to be honest I was only half the way (I didn't mention it 'cause it wouldn't have been taken to poll), I have a lot of unfinished pieces, I think I'm going to try to finish them in my sketchbook trying to follow the advice I've been getting from you, I will play more with the atmospheric perspective, depth, focus and add more detail and I think I'm going to start playing more with existing Architecture, creating this non existing architecture is hard because there is no reference to look at and I'm just realizing I need to rely on reference until I get more familiar with what I'm drawing.
I vote for ATAnderson, it was a very hard decision, I think it's great (although the vertically stretched balloons bother me somehow-sorry), but whiteeeeee's was also great, other 2 super nice were Halo's (I liked it more without the ballon, it was the perfect postcard before) and Dan's (even though the perspective may be fine, some elements create an optical illusion in the reactor #1 which makes the perspective feel it's off), Yoitisi (nice mood & colors, need some ropes on the back to give more depth and the island texture is on top of some of the ropes in front and kind of flattens it), Corrick (nice idea, nice sky) , Dragon4lunch (your characters steal too much attention) & Chrike (great piece, but it's more like a space battle) are awesome too, everybody else, good job, sorry I can't write anymore, have to go.
robmorfin, back to sketch...
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