cody - you is crazy.... great job running the whole deal, much respect brother.
flaptraps, great piece. the composition is tight, and I really love them ghostly creepy people. Hurricane, man that is one sweet work. superb lighting and colors. vyle, you achieved such sense of awe in your work. and the oranges-purples are vibrant and very appealing. wassermelone, I love it. an interesting piece that keep surprising the eye. love that one white bird in the middle of it all. Kirtz, wow. that is one Aazing piece. very well done indeed... poshspice, damn. just...... damn. I stared at your entry drooling. seriously. one of the best executed works I`ve seen in a while. well done! idiotapathy, wonderful work Tom. those greens and blues are stupendous. jasonchan, crazy. crazy concept, crazy execution, crazy compo, crazy perspective work. one of the best pieces I`ve seen from you. sweet..... M.C.Barrett, ho I LIKE this one... a solid piece through and through... love the action of it (the dropping of the keys, the bursting of the coffee cup...) superb. bumskee, Min dude, you`re a master of color and mood. excellent brushwork as well. bluefooted, wonderful and elegant work... those birds are gorgeously done... thom, I love your piece. there`s something very appealing about the lighting and the scene as a whole.
everyone - amazing work guys. you all rock F`ing hard.
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We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
I want to comment on some more of my favorite entries. If I didn't write about your entry and you would like to hear some impression and critique (I will write both) about your piece please say so and I will gladly comment.
Match 11, very enjoyable match as well IMO. Ragnar X
I liked your entry, it made me smile and it carries this carefree, jolly mood, some hilarious artistic hooliganism. The big bottom girl has a soul in your image and she especially gives the mood to your picture. Such a overdeveloped tomboy, rough to the degree that galloping around and showing her naked butt is not gonna stop her from brains free excitement. I feel her joy flying in the sky and swinging a big gun in the air. Really like how you drew her: huge mane of blond hair, idiotic boots, vulgar but attractive face.
Love the crowd of the corpses who felt like chasing her.
Crits:Texture is hardly successful to fill the empty space in the picture IMO, maybe it will be enough for other people, but for me it asks for some more objects or details. I would prefer more hierarchie in the objects, planes and characters too, you chose to emphasize everything. Debris in the air have the same importance for my attention as the main character, they all compete with each others.
GreenTopaz I always enjoy your images, you have such a fresh look at things, I wish you posted more. I really like that nothing so far swayed you from your own vision and your own techniques.
I liked your entry from the first look, and the unusual view from beneath up, fresh colors, wonderful light and right values attracted me the most. And sweetness of the humor.
I especially enjoyed looking at how you painted the stripy paint of the main devil and the children like faces of giggling green creatures.
Values in the paints laid down just right, very enjoyable to look and stripes show the form of leg beneath wonderfully.
Nice feeling from the entry, humor and something very domestic, loved, personal.
critique: I wish you put a bit more work in the image, I don't think sketchy bottom of the entry suits to the elaborated top. Id you wanted the picture becoming alive so to speak, characters sort of stepping from 2d to 32 world.... well it is not clear shown, could have used more hints I think. especially clouds , especially int eh spots where they connect with the other object could be better. I would prefer less flat, more 3dimensional clouds though. Maybe I would prefer more sharp gradient of the blue from the bottom of the page to the top, to help the motion and to be more consistent with the light in you image. Overall it is one of my favorite entries, it is just so much effortless looking true fun.
Chingwa Overall I like your entry, but mostly because of he face in the mirror, it tells the story well, it is hilarious looking geisha.
But the composition doesn't look united and well thought out IMO. I think it was not a good idea to put such a great emphasize on the glowing lamp near the mirror, it is a huge distraction. The size of the reflection of the girl's head in the mirror is too big comparing to distance, it is even bigger than the person herself. The same goes to hands, too big in reflection. I would prefer that you put some more emphasize at the objects and details you want me to see and less on less important ( i would say the face of the woman and the man could have been just suggested, less definite._
Composition too could have been better if you made it more compact and made the rhythm better as well in the picture, there are some empty spots in the picture which feel like an awkward silence in the middle of conversation.
Jason Chan Your piece with two children got caught in imaginative game is one of my favorite pieces from you and from the whole history of the site as well, I love this illustration. I like it when you return to your children associations and stories much more than when you draw your sexy girls. Your illustration with children has much more personal feeling and life IMO.
So I really glad you returned to this theme again. I think you can create the whole series about little fighters with a great imagination, about fears and battles of childhood, I will never stop enjoying them. As I said they allow to look inside of your brain more and that's precious.
I like wind and sun in the picture, that what I myself remember the most about my childhood, the sharp rays of sun, short exposition in memory. So this looks very truthful to me. I like the little boy in sweat pants and blue jacket on the top of the playground construction the most. Wind feels especially good in his figure.
I love the agitated face of the alive boy in the center of the picture as well. I love those pressed teeth and almost monkey like grimace.
Blue sky and clouds and spots of light is very enjoyable in the image.
There is some slight distortion in the perspective I think. Mostly it is in the angle of the upper ladder above viewer's head and in the two front figures: they are not in the same plane I have some dizzy feeling when I look at both in the same time. especially the. Especially the perspective of the figures of front children is not very convincing IMO.
Two front figures of undead children are a bit too flat as well, IMO, I would like some highlight on the black of the boy on my right to bring it a bit forward maybe. Children in the BG a bit awkward looking, especially the sticked out arm and hand ,,, but it is not a big deal.
Overall it is fun to look at this image, one of my favorite in the competition.
Little pale girl on my left is on of the best faces too.
fvallejo I like the painting and face expression and colors, but I can't catch the story in your image unfortunately. If outbreak is happening , it is happening in the characters minds and I can't reach them. Nevertheless it is very enjoyable image.
Ethax I like slightly faded, natural colors in your image and the ants motion is very vivid and sensual. I'm not very fond at composition and how you filled the space. It is too empty, stretched on the page, static and silent.
Sky is really beautiful and climbing ants are for sure revolting.
I think your picture would be better of you added front ground to it, some objects and overlapping shapes in general to unite the composition more.
M.C.Barrett Your image is a bit ambiguous for me in the sense that I don't detect any panic or victims in it. It seems that you caught your heroine at the moment when the ugly creatures just burst through and she didn't have time to get hysterical or scared. The dropped key and broken soda glass only tell me that it is happening against her will and she is a victim. Because of that the whole image doesn't feel like catastrophe, but more like inevitable, natural change of the roles so to speak . Logical take over. Time came and it is a different distribution of roles in the world. Thats kind of fresh look at such a huge event depicted in your image. Unexpectedly calm. there is no fighting back to this major outbreak.
I like the sporty figure of the heroine , her cleanness and all put together feeling from her and this sudden losing of form or better say gaining another one, not commonly accepted as beautiful.
prostate sunrise I always like the mad, powerful energy in your images, and the fact that you like the orange color so much, your characters feel like impulse, like breath of hot air. It is overwhelming. All your stories are outbreak, escape of energy, it is your well recognizable feature IMO . Not controllable energy, like a wild Mongol/ tatar army intrusion.
mwillustration Those hands make me feel really sick. That's really scary.
steak-tron I like the laconic composition, minimum details, some kind of stingy with information report of the happening. It makes me feel like death of the explorers were covered by secrets and it was too many unknown gaps of information about the event. Just like in real life. It is provocative.
I like this orange fog uniting the objects in the image. It is scary to think how they died, knowingly or not, being so sure that nothing will reach them from outside and it did anyway. If they knew they will not be able to return... it is the scariest.
Critique... I guess I would like to see some hints how long ago it happened. I see the face being dried up under the helmet, but the rest looks brand new and untouched by time. I wish it was more indication of time in the image. Maybe I would like the machines being more dissolved in the dense air and some beginning of chaos maybe. Yep, I would like more density of the air, presence of Mars if you will.
Seriously, I am at disbelief right this moment. You guys are awesome. I'm glad I don't have the job of being Judge. Another great round and thanks for doing this shit again Cody. See ya next LMS....I'll be in it for sure.
Wow, incredible stuff guys. Jason Chan, that might be my favourite picture you've ever done. Steak-tron, great work dude! Hurricane, Posh, sept13 (I have no idea how it relates to the topic, but it's a great image), GreenTopaz, Jessica (very different from your usual style, nice to see), MCBarrett, bluefooted, thom, fantastic work guys!
Ben Mauro, didn't you already post that picture a few months ago?