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    Art: Very nice Kinman. The one thing that bugs me is...

    Very nice Kinman. The one thing that bugs me is the tangency of the railing where it overlaps the wall on the right–it crops the image a bit prematurely.

    Cool website. Please post some of your...
  2. Thread: Character:Xena

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    Art: Max, I really could care less about the ethics of...

    Max, I really could care less about the ethics of photo-manipulation. I saw that the creator of this piece was being deceptive, so I commented.

    Regardless of what franz says, this is painted...
  3. Thread: Character:Xena

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    Art: Then why is there film grain from the original...

    Then why is there film grain from the original photograph in your image?
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    Art: It is disingenuous to label this a matte painting...

    It is disingenuous to label this a matte painting when over 90 percent of the image is a photograph. I do matte art for a living and I find this insulting.

    You should clarify on your website that...
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    Art: Did the photographer give you permission to use...

    Did the photographer give you permission to use his/her work?

    just curious

    -Steve
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    Nice composition. The atmospheric haze seems a...

    Nice composition.

    The atmospheric haze seems a bit muddled. Your background elements should lose contrast as they approach the horizon color. Right now the distant towers appear to have more...
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    Art: Thanks jens Heres a small update: I think the...

    Thanks jens

    Heres a small update: I think the foreground trees and the scaling of the sky solved the problem.

    http://www.geocities.com/stevenmessing/movies/greenland_v2c.rm

    -Steve
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    Art: Thanks for the constructive criticism guys. I...

    Thanks for the constructive criticism guys. I will post an update soon.

    Jens: I am not sure what you mean. Do you think there needs to be more of a perspective shift between the sky and...
  9. Thread: Mushroom-Forest

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    Art: Interesting shape designs and a beautiful color...

    Interesting shape designs and a beautiful color palette. I love it.

    -Steve
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    Art: Greenlands: updated

    This is a concept piece I animated using 2.5d techniques in after effects.

    http://www.geocities.com/messfxusc/images/greenland_v1.txt

    Realplayer Clip: [removed, new version below.]

    I am...
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    Art: You can use decay regions (under the light...

    You can use decay regions (under the light effects node) but it can be a bit of a pain to set up. I would stick with light-linking if you can get away with it.

    Hope that helps
    -Steve
  12. Art: Nice work man! It shows that you have been...

    Nice work man! It shows that you have been working very hard and I am sure that your efforts will pay off.

    ACCD accepts a wide range of people with different abilities and interests. While...
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    Art: I thought I recognized your work. I'm in Kato's...

    I thought I recognized your work. I'm in Kato's class on tuesday. Nice to see some more of your stuff.

    -Steve
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    Art: Scott? Nice work man. I love your portraits. ...

    Scott?

    Nice work man. I love your portraits. Cool website too.

    -Steve
  15. Thread: Knight Concept

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    Art: sarath- I drew with pencil and then colored in...

    sarath- I drew with pencil and then colored in photoshop.

    Litium & Mr.Magnetichead- Thanks. I tried to make the design unique. Hopefully I will push it further in the next one.

    Frosty-...
  16. Thread: Knight Concept

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    Art: Knight Concept

    Here is a piece I struggled with. I realize that the armor isn't very practical but I tried to make the design interesting. It was quite a learning experience. Thanks to jezelf, Fipse, and davi...
  17. Thread: Quick Sketches

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    Art: Kevin- Simply incredible. I always look...

    Kevin- Simply incredible. I always look forwarded to your workshops at AC. I cannot thank you enough for helping me.

    See you on Saturday.

    -Steve
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    Art: The technique I used was a combination of 3d and...

    The technique I used was a combination of 3d and 2d painting (similar to the process used in a 2.5-D matte painting). I created a rough 3d model using sub-division in Electric Image and then applied...
  19. Thread: Love

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    Art: I apologize for the confusion (bad joke I guess)....

    I apologize for the confusion (bad joke I guess). This is another piece in a series of creature concepts I have been working on in the last year or so. I just found it amusing...

    -Steve
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    Art: Love

    In the spirit of Valentines Day...

    http://www.geocities.com/messfx/Concept/Alien9.txt

    C&C welcome
    -Steve
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    I don't think Crash is working anymore but you...

    I don't think Crash is working anymore but you can check out the Stan Winston website to see some of his older work.

    http://www.stanwinston.com

    -Steve
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    Art: TARGETE- Thanks for the compliment! I am also a...

    TARGETE- Thanks for the compliment! I am also a big Mccreery fan –his attention to detail boggles my mind. Crash is one of my favorite artists.

    Digisaur- Thanks! Your work sounds very...
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    I like the mood -very dramatic. I would...

    I like the mood -very dramatic. I would recommend adding a bit of reflected light and backlight to help pull out the darker forms. Those areas feel unfinished to me.

    -Steve
  24. Thread: WIP Knight

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    Thanks for the comments guys. You have all been...

    Thanks for the comments guys. You have all been very helpful and encouraging.

    Here is a small update:
    http://www.geocities.com/messfx/Concept/knightc.txt

    I think I fixed the helmet and the...
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    Art: How about some imaginary dinosaur creatures? I...

    How about some imaginary dinosaur creatures? I did this one a year ago (please forgive the horrible ankles) :

    http://www.geocities.com/messfx/Concept/Dino3e.txt

    Some excellent work guys. Any...
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