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holy moly! it's like too much talent in here!
personal fav this final matchup.
nicolas (what can I say dude? you the man) M.C.Barrett, (really nice).. DavePalumbo (dave, I think you nailed the subject better than anyone, well done man. It was a hard subject!), Cody (coolest Ive seen from u man). robogabo (oh yeah! mechas in full render, well done) Kirtz (scary and amazing, tough call for the judges here), Idiot Apathy (damn! thats strong dude), thom, verry cool and well done... who else, shelly of cause, Rudeone, and really too many good ones to mention right now...
thanks again to cody 4 doing this.
But really, at least we didn't have two fetuses. I had a theory that there would be tons upon tons of people from the front 'displaying' something underneth them. Turns out I was wrong and tearing through art + reflections took the most used categories....
Except I sw some other fetuses in there
Oh and thanks for not pussing out
My gawd... You guys have totally disrupted my work day... hahaha... I'm stunned.... so much awesome work! Kudos to all a ya'll!
Strych: Thanks for the time you put into this monster!
So many good matches here most notible to me are matches 54 through to 58, 65, 67 and 70.
Match 55 you guys really stepped up a notch specially against a heavy weight amongst yas, awesome. Matches 65, 67 and 70 man those are gonna be tough to judge you guys are on fire!
Goodluck and congrats to everyone that entered
its a shame only one of us can go forward. i would like to see if given a subject as broad as the last one if we could come up with simular concepts yet again. maybe not. interesting idea tho.
i agree. i had some ideas about the amout of people who take the phase at face value.
Anyway good show.
Its like i have come home, only i hate being at home so by association i hate you.
HAIL MEGATRON... the site
huge props to everyone,and i really gotta say,more often than not,i found myself reading the name,seeing the piece,and thinking "that's him? what a tremendous progress!". really,many people have gotten so much better since last time,it's mind boggling.
also,kinda surprised by the amount of mermaids, and similar compositional "tricks" used (e.g. landscape piece with small figures in foreground,big thing in background; smaller figure in front,full frontal on huge figure in back).
all in all,i wouldn't be able to recall any true favourites. as soon as i think of one,another comes to mind that's equally mind-blowing.
although i gotta give props to 0kelvin for being the one that sticks most,and easiest so far (i had fits of laughter everytime i discovered something new).
BIG PROPS TO EVERYONE!
Really really awsome pieces everywhere. Good Work to everybody, especially Cody for the background work for the lms!
I am so excited about who may go to Round Two, especially in my match 36 i wouldn´t know who to choose...
wow- match 70 is CRAZY! You guys should all move to the next round!
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man, looking these over again today and it's still way too much to take in! I feel like a number of people really pushed their limits here, which is always great to see. Proud to be with match 55, you guys all brought it
And damn Nic, yours get me every time
thx Khan, your critic was a big help, also thanx to Tom (IA) and JackZhang.
The Niveau here is rly high and professional. Thx all for the Big inspiration.
Dave Palumbo-Nice job, and nifty and polished and clever all at once.
Shelly Wan-geez, I thought you were gonna be too busy for this, yet you still rock something out. excellent work.
Kirtz-I'm so glad you came out for this one. You're a great artist and it's time other people got a chance to see it, too. Also, your painting's full of a million neat weird things. Well done!
Concept Artist, Tencent Boston
dave----you nailed it sir, thats totally the idea i wish i had had, and should have, but my brain didn't quite get me there. which is good, because you executed it much better than I would have been able to. It was awesome because I was talking with one of my friends about just having boobs in a picture for the sake of boobs, and then BAM, your piece pops up...i was like SEE?! THATS HOW YOU DO IT!!
chaos, cody, stephen...break a leg, or i shall break one of them FOR YOU! IN MOTHER RUSSIA, LAST MAN STANDS ON YOU!
thanks to everyone who've given mine special mention! what can I say, I don't get to paint naked women all that often, gotta take advantage when I can
jens, your piece gives me a good laugh every time i look at it.
From the dive down to the wet
Usually I fall, tell myself
It doesn't matter anyway
That this is just another day
I don't speak the truth too much
Hear the roars and the hush
And the cold chill of time
And I'm happy murderin' my mind
Thanks to all of you who mentioned my piece, I appreciate it!
Here are a few comments for the pieces that stood out for me in this thread. I'd have loved to be able to comment on all of them but alas, there are only so many hours in a day.
nicolas - I always love your entries.
M.C. Barrett - Fantastic environment!
DavePalumbo - Dude! I love it! One of my favourites of the round. Steph described it to me in Seattle, but it turned out even better than I was expecting!
ENBE - Great comic style.
prostate sunrise - Beautiful!
wassermelone - Very nice.
kirtz - I really like this one. I love the way it tells a story as you scroll down, and the design of the house is great.
Idiot Apathy - Great costume design and creepy creatures.
aspenboy - I don't know how this relates to Underneath It All, but it is awfully funny.
SprayNation - This is a really cool environment design.
Pan - Awesome. This is just a cool entry, all around.
thom - I love that creature's smile. Great design.
Shelly Wan - You never disappoint. Lovely.
I wanted to call out an artist or piece specifically, but in the end found them all calling to me; seeing the effort in these LMS threads made me in a moment love the internet without taint, for it fostered and brought together so much wonder. Others, Ladies, and Gents, you have my applause.
hey great work everyone!
evil soth, doc rob! great stuff
inverted chaplupa, bangin shit out!! good job man.
In my mind there R many effective art concept. New format of representin` Death theme as minimum (as Charon Boatmaster from Greece mytholodgy & moneys with early Christian symbol on eyes), Elf-slave & happy dwarf family plus some else.
Respect also for great color feeling (pity I have none)
WOW. I'm not sure what to say, even in my native language - pretty serious amount of awesome art.
Congratulations to all participants, you've made huge amount of really great work. I'm scared of thinking about the final round and the quality of final pieces.
My art boner is 12 inches hard right now!
Anyway, I feel kind bad picking favorites, because everyone has done such a great job. So many different interpretations (and too many mermaid paintings! lol, j/k). A few did stick out in my mind though.
yadam: i'm not sure what is going on here, but I think it's a fun image .
Slash: Really eerie image. I love it!
Shamagim: I feel like that sometimes, lol. Cute rabbits .
Nicolas: WOW, fucking awesome.
M.C. Barrett: Reminds me of Syd Mead painting. That's quite a compliment .
I'm just going to list the rest that caught my eye : Cicinimo, EAD, Dave Palumbo, ILikeJuice, Prostate Sunrise, Flaptraps, rustikof, Stephen, Robogabo, Lukoss, Kirtz, Idiot Apathy, Pan, Thom, and Shelly Wan .
Great job guys! I'm excited to see the art from the next few rounds .