This last one is winner material for sure. Only his neck and his hand look somewhat off to me, maybe you should just double check those?
Black Spot - Thanks!
Leonor - Hope so ;) Yes, the lighting is a bit weird on neck and hand but I'll stick with that now. Cheers.
Great work on the last one !!!!
At first I also thought his hands could be a bit mor refined, but on a second thought it kind of fits the style perfectly. :drinkup:
Man this contest is going to be epic!
Delmar - Thanks! :)
Great work Baron. Nothing much to comment and it is fantastic to see the process from the beginning to the final work.
great work! i like the style and the concept.
hueyyeng - Thanks, posting WIPs helps me learn, I think, so it's a win-win ;)
Irawan - Cheers :)
wow all your entries so far blow me away, such commitment to the image is really awesome to see... only thing i think could help the last one is to make the seat a little less the same color of the background. your character really punches out (perhaps a little too much even?) yet the seat really fades back into it... very subjective but just a thought. good luck! i think youre a huge inspiration! great job : )
Way to kick ass, Baron. I know this is a massive retrospective, but I loved your Thunderdome entries, too.
NicHolS - Thanks, appreciated. Yep, with the seat I was trying to get it so it didn't compete with the guy but at the same time didn't fade into the background. I agree it could use a bit of value tweaking. Thanks again!
cognition.sb - Cheers! Great to know you remembered my entries in Thunderdome LMS - you've a better memory than me! ;)
Really enjoyed the process. It looks fantastic, the depth, the mood, the motion and the painterly feel :) sweet.
DefiledVisions - thanks, appreciated :)
Two cool pieces Simon, and both finished already!! I will have to get skates on skates! :D
Cheers, Bill. Plenty of time left yet, though, no rush :)
awasome work this contest is going to be great lots of great works we have here :)
I'm in awe of your artrage escapades, especially after having tried to figure it out (went mad without a tilt-function on my stylus).. good job!
And we have a winner. :D Seriously, this is great already!
oren90 - Thanks. Yep, should be a good contest
Studio Colrouphobia - Thanks :) Yep, I love ArtRage. v3.0 coming out soon, with watercolours, so I'm looking forward to that.
Silverene - Heh, if only :) Thanks v much
Hi again, just looked through your homepage. Great stuff you have there, I hope I get as good as that too. I quite like my pics as well, but I have the feeling that they still miss something.
By the way, how did you make your page ? It seems you can make updates really quickly. Did you use a programm like Dreamweaver or golive ? Or just html and that stuff ?
Vaejoun - Thanks! Well, it's all just practice really and you're certainly on the right path.
I programmed my site in PHP using Dreamweaver, linking to a couple of MySQL databases where all the content is held. It has an admin control panel behind the scenes so I never need to load anything via FTP, I update images, news, new pages, etc. through the panel, plus alter the gallery layouts, turn certain areas on / off, etc. I actually intended to market the software bundled with a hosted web solution for a monthly charge but I couldn't be bothered in the end, so it's kind of overkill for my own use but it was fun to programme!
wow, amazing works. Can't wait to see the final images!
Phill99 - thanks, glad you like them
those paintings are exceptional... but they're not conveying 'newborn' to me so much...
maybe if you showed something emerging from that pupa/cacoon there?
harris-ejaz - glad you like them, thanks. I've not submitted the first one, it was just a trial run, really. I didn't go too obvious on the second one so I hope the judges can figure it out, fingers crossed :)
Awesome work! good luck
Hey Baron, that's just plain awesome. Great work and good luck!
Hey Simon, looking good.
The only crit I have is that his face is quite flat. You can put a lot of bumps into this expression.
Simply masterful! You have my greatest respect for being able to tackle everything in Artrage, wow!
Sorry I want to offer crit, but think it would just be too subjective... I do agree that the face is one of the areas that could be taken to another level, maybe adding a little more fantasy characteristics...?
Love how you added the birds to direct the viewer towards the creature as a 2nd read.
tengu nz - Thanks :)
Artboy - Cheers!
Chupacabra - Thanks, mate, yep I think you're right about the face. Too late now, already submitted, but I need to work harder on the faces next time.
Hideyoshi - Thanks v much. I agree completely about the face, and don't be sorry about giving crits :) - that's part of how I improve.