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    it was really really hard to decide who to vote for, and was disappointed that GiantRibot, Franna, Mitze and Wingedchime didnt make it to the poll.. ended up limiting myself to picking a Titania design that would interest me if it was used in a movie or book cover, but i really like entries by bluefooted, Kroveyn, Marco Mazzoni, D@aniel, fersteger, dwinbotp, nightblue, Jeremy Hoffman, Bugmeyer, Poshspice, Sentinel 13, ionic/JOHNGRELLO(!), and Vorace (looks like a rogue elf from WoW lol)

    my top favs:
    trevor!!! loved your entry, from wips to finish!
    Jason Strutz: hilarious, and i love your very original design on a fairy queen, it looks like her and her lover make interesting characters in a fun story.
    Narai: four arms, silent hill meets fairyland, how could i resist?
    revenebo: that grape scepter is an awesome touch to a hilarious scene, love it!

    and i would've voted for GiantRibot and Franna too
    Last edited by deadred; February 10th, 2009 at 08:23 AM. Reason: so many entries i like, can't decide


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    i am being cut again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by daestwen View Post
    Felida: The images are supposed to be hosted here on the forum, not off site. I made a rather large note about it in the main thread. I am starting to absolutely insist on using the attachment editor so we stop getting holes in the poll threads a few weeks down the line :/. Especially for rounds like this, i'd like to preserve them in their entity. If you upload them with the attachment editor, I'll reconsider.
    I'm really sorry for bothering you, daestwen Now, I attached my images and I really hope, it'll work now.

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    I've never participated in a CHOW. I'm not sure if I'm still on time. I saw the topic and found it amazing. If I'm not on time, I'll post it anyway, just for the sake of fun.

    Titania: The oldest of queens
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    Can someone please crit my picture? It's clearly not popular at all, but I liked it myself. So I would like to know what's not good about it? Enlighten me! Thanks
    Last edited by ArtbyWard; February 10th, 2009 at 11:17 AM.

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    Damn, never voted for that many entries. This is getting ridiculous, guys.

    Voted for Jason Strutz, Matt Dixon, deadred, D@niel, Ciaee, fersteger, trevor, nightblue, Sentinel13, ionic, openanewworld and dayz...

    I'm glad I didn't vote yesterday, as I was waiting on dayz' entry to be added. Don't do that again! Your work is too awesome to be missed in the poll.

    Oh and trevor, that's what I wanted to tell you in the other thread about the crop for the poll image. But as I see, deastwen did a good job on that.

    Awesome work everybody, can't wait for the next poll

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    So many lovelies this week. I decided to limit myself to five votes, those being:

    Sentinel13 - I think this is my favorite out of all of them. It just fits with my idea of what Titania should embody.
    Masque - Just so elegant, and I loved how you matched her to the little snippet of poetry.
    fersteger - The classical look is beautiful. The richness of it just says queenly.
    Trevor - A very dark rendition of Titania, but suiting. She has a definite maliciousness and the rendering is awesome.
    Shannanigan - I really liked the more modern rendition. Very fun, but it also captures the character well I think.

    Several of the other pieces I thought were absolutely gorgeous in their own right, but since I was being very picky they didn't quite fit my idea of the Queen of Fairies for one reason or another.

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    Edit. Because it doesn't matter. >.>


    Nice round everyone. Abstention.
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    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." ~Albert Einstein


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    Of the New Batch:

    Added: Felinda

    Not Added (quality check, etc): Joey-B

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    deastwen, would've been nice if u told me that right away.. itr true.. i just wanted to know earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefita View Post
    Masque - Just so elegant, and I loved how you matched her to the little snippet of poetry.
    Gracias, Jefita! Actually Oberon's ode was composed to fit the image (I have literary pretentions ), because as I was working on it, the phrase "clothed in night mist" kept nagging me, and ended up as the main visual theme for the pic. Also glad that the elegance made an impression, it was another goal: a regal grace that I thought was essential to a faerie queen.
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    I am so stoked I got in this one with the level of skill around thanks

    Damn I wish I'd read that I could vote for more than one. I'm glad my vote went to Masque, even though it was tough, I was drawn to the ethereal quality and the purple shading on her body, gorgeously done there.

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    first off- great round all participants should be proud-
    angelinthuk- I like the headdress and the snake escort - I feel she could use some more embellishment on the dress

    artemisX- I really love the inspiration for this one- great colors- the right arm looks a little wonky and the bottom of the dress seems a bit tubular.

    Jason strutz- bright vibrant colors- the design and composition of things makes me think of actual theater-over the top and campy

    Kroevyn- Very classical feel- enjoyed the splash of color on her crown

    matt dixon- one of my favorites this round- simple design executed very well- I can almost hear a voice for her.

    nether- interesting take- nice use of insect parts

    deadred- nice and dark-I like the tattoos/runes, I like the design on the back wall- but it feels like everything else in the scene is carrying the character and not the character.

    narai- I really like this pic but I felt it didn't quite read as the character- maybe she would fit as someone different.

    d@niel- great colors and setting- I like the body designs, actually I don't know why I didn't toss a vote to this one.

    yoitisi- very natural design- some of the rendering could be pushed a bit on her though

    Masque- love the clouds and poetic tie-in - her hands seem a bit wispy- but I think that was intentional- good job

    ciaee- interesting and unexpected- nice technique- but something about the way she is carrying herself is a bit guarded and conservative for the character IMO

    GrendalGrack- nice use of color- the wings on the lower half is a really cool idea

    quinn Simoes- very regal, very clean. something about the ultra smooth background I think is killing this one

    vorace- I like the colors-she certainly looks like a wood nymph or something, but I feel you didn't put your usual attention to detail in this one.

    ferrous Jack- fun and light hearted take on the subject kudos for being different

    fersteger- sooo classical and colorful I love it

    revenobo- fun and different take on the character

    icemoon- I like the horns and the dress- something about her right hand seems off- she also seems a bit unsure

    dwinbotp- cool design but I think some of the anotomy could be checked in the legs - nice background

    nutter- nice orange and grey- cool horns- very simple yet well done

    marco mazzoni- interesting insect look. very original take

    trevor- very well rendered but I think yours has the same problem as deadreds as the additional elements are so strong they are carrying the character and not the character- still a very cool image

    jefita- nice colors- I think you could have splashed some of that hard light around a few more places

    nightblue- very clean, nicely rendered- great flowers

    jeremyhoffman- funny idea- nice colors

    decayinglolita- you are improving more and more every week

    bluefooted- very classical look- nice watercolor feel

    bugmeyer- nice insect design- like the spiderwebs and composition

    poshspice- looks very much like your inspiration- nice lines

    sentinel13- great colors and rendering- another one i probably could have voted for

    shannanigan- refreshing style-your lines are so clean and the rendering is so clean-

    ionic- nice work- I liuke how shes catching the little faerie- her right arm seems distracting to me- its seems she would have more attitude if she had her hand on her hip

    openanewworld- very cool and magical feel- very natural design to the character

    dayz- I like the composition and colors of the piece- but I dont feel the character is as strong as some of the others

    felida- very clean, bright and colorful

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    Can someone please crit my picture? It's clearly not popular at all, but I liked it myself. So I would like to know what's not good about it?
    Icemoon, to be honest I don't think your pic is bad at all but the competion is pretty scary (heck, I've been cut out but I'm actually relieved because I knew early on I would have been dead in the water in the polls... But it was fun to draw!)

    As a critique, I'd say that what stands out negatively in your image (to me) is the position (and a bit of anatomy) of the fairy. The way her feet and hands are poised, she looks out of balance, like she has to hold on to the flower stems in order not to fall. Her legs look a bit too long as well, but again it might be noticeable because of her stance.

    It has many strong points however: The dress and the overall colours are absolutely lovely. I also like the graceful spiral shape of the antenna/headdress. I think it has a lot going for it as a picture. Don't feel bad about the votes

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    I promised myself I would comment on everyone's entries this time. Naturally it would turn out to be a massive round like this

    On some of these I go more in depth than others, I hope none of you feel like I'm picking on your image. I prefer having my art ripped apart and every wrong stroke pointed out, and I believe the whole goal of these activities is to improve. I know I have a long way to go myself. So take me with a grain of salt.

    Matt Dixon: I'm so impressed with how you can make an image that is both simple and really compelling at the same time. You add the right amount of detail without overworking and model forms with so few brush strokes. I really have to work at getting that kind of stroke economy. And the lighting is gorgeous, of course

    jshamburger: I liked the wip stages of your drawing and the texture of her garment in the final, as well as the little cherub like fairies, but I think you lose something with the leaves. I know what you were going for, but because the leaves are so identical and similar in tone they flatten it out.

    skorpi: Her anatomy is very slender, graceful and deer-like, and the camouflage texture was executed well. The things that stand out to me are the edges - they are very soft, mostly in the environment. It makes it hard to separate the foreground elements from the background, which is especially evident with the tree right next to her. She appears to be sitting on it, but it blends in with the trunks behind her because it has the same lack of definition.

    JOHNGRELLO: I loved your sketches and grayscale study from the moment you posted them. I know you've already received a lot of feedback about losing some of the charm in your final, so I won't beat that horse. It's still a beautiful entry. The anatomy of her extended right arm is off - it's a little long and feels disjointed, but it's the only thing I could find to nitpick.

    Physicalpariah: Very dynamic lighting, and I like that you chose a swamp for her environment. Her anatomy is what's holding it back. Her head is out of proportion to her body, and her pose is awkward - but that may be because of the size and position of her head.

    doombee: The silhouette of the fairy in the egg has to be my favorite part. I'm also a little creeped out by the texture of her lower half (which means you did it well ). Her anatomy and your strokes still need some tightening up. The arm holding the egg is angled strangely, which makes it look like it's not attached to her shoulder, and we should still be able to see that shoulder peeking out from underneath her hair.

    Marco Mazzoni: One of my favorite entries. The texture on this is fantastic, as is the design and execution. What I wouldn't do to have a shred of that talent.

    Christoffer: The design of the crown and corset are lovely, but I think you could have pushed your darks more. There are also some key shadows missing that flatten it out, such as under the hand on her hip, on her forehead under her crown, the beads and wrap around her leg, and under the fabric that drapes across her thigh. The fabric is inconsistent - you can really tell at the edges. At her sleeves they look paper thin, but the shading at her elbow suggests it's much thicker.

    Nether: Your art nouveau approach turned out really well, and kudos on incorporating the insect like attributes. The only thing I could nitpick is that the corner of her mouth extends a little far, but it's hardly an image-breaker.

    Joey-b: I like her pose, but the anatomy is a little distracting in some areas. On her breasts the shading is inconsistent from her skin to the fabric - the skin is shaded like they are large and pushed together, whereas the fabric shading makes them look smaller and more separated.

    Masque: Still one of my favorite entries. I think the colors felt a little more dreamy before you adjusted them, but it's gorgeous.

    FerrousJack: Titania at war! I don't see why you think you sucked on this one, I think it looks great. The explosions are well executed, her foreshortening is convincing, and it has a good atmosphere. It's also a really original take on the subject.

    D@niel: Gorgeous final image. She looks like she belongs in that environment, which is something I struggle with. I'm also particularly fond of her face, and how you handled the stream.

    Continued in another post -
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