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    Death robot book cover (in progress)

    Here is a quick sketch of a book cover that is being done for a sci-fi anthology named "thank you death robot" that is coming out late this year.

    I have been toying with basic layout for a few days and would really apreciate any feed back before I jump into paints.

    Thanks everybody,Death robot book cover (in progress)

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    Looks good to me for a layout.

    Might be the crazy side of my brain but the direction of the girls hair and dress are killing the rhythm created by the robot and the ground.

    Post it with some paint on it! i look forward to seeing it

    ...my humble and uneducated opinion.

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    why are death robots sooooo lovable

    Mute,

    Thanks for the feedback. As humble and uneducated as you may think your opinion is I think that your spot on about the hair and dress. I couldn't really see it till you mentioned it. Here's a slight re-work.


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    I think I may do a value study this weekend and then sit on it for a few days. Then we'll jump into color.

    Good times.

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    Very cool!! I got nothing to add wanna see moooore!

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    I for one welcome our giant deathrobot overlords.

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    I'll make a deeper comment when I see where you go with that left arm. Of course the whole time I'll be waiting in giddy anticipation,

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    there was a hold on this project for awile but it seems to be back on. Here is the value study of the death robot cover. All comments very welcomed. Critiqes are highly valued. Thanks for looking,


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    I'm unsure of the actual intention of this piece, but a lot of movement was lost when those lines at the bottom of the image went away. It's really calm now. Just food for thought.

    I'm not saying it's bad, i'm just making an observation- I guess asking if that's where you wanted to take this.

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    quigleyer,

    awsome comment. this has been bothering me as well. I'm still not happy though. I'll have to play with this some more.

    Thanks for the crit!!!

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    cool. I'd advise you to move them a little further from the robot's elbow. You don't wanna give it the impression the robot is resting on those lines, whatever they're going to be.

    I'd also see a bit about maybe having them flow somewhat upwards like you had before, but without losing that rock. Now i'm talking in vague clouds here, so forgive me for not having a more solid suggestion.

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    I am trying to overlap the wall section over the robots arm to give the piece more of a sence of depth. I think I need to compare all these versions after I rest my eyes for a bit.

    I intruduced some verticle elements per quiglleyer valuable observations.

    Composition is fun, I will never tire of learning about it.Death robot book cover (in progress)

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    struggle struggle struggle,

    fun, though

    any advice would be worth its weight in gold.

    remember, my tears are like honey.


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    The girl went from dynamic and interesting in the initial sketch to very stiff in the colours. The robot looks great but I think you should think less "fancy" and more "expression" on the girl, you lost that somewhere along the way.

    I love the second sketch you posted... Clean up the lines and it's a finished b/w comic book page.

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    Whyatt,

    Awsome crit, I will definitely focus on studying the girl and getting her more dynamic.

    Thank you sooooo much.

    I should have something to post in 24...

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    I liked the 2nd to last updated you did! when you added the warm colors i think it started to de-evolve.
    For a small trick to try when you going to mix warm and cold colors try and put a layer of 2 gradients overtop of the image in soft-light and bring down the opacity a bit.
    I find it helps to merge the painting together!
    Just my opinion!
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