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    Harsh with the cuts this week, sorry guys, but you have to follow the guidelines, especially in rounds like this. :/

    3/4ths Rule
    Wingedchime – had trouble with this one because i really like the image, but ultimately felt like there wasn't really enough of her there to make a complete design.

    no wips
    Christoffer (also not attached),

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    Tommoy, hunchback, dragon4lunch, sticmann, grenogs, cyc (also, not enough wips – the one included even isn't the same image!), Felida, dayz

    not named correctly
    Joey-B, Mitze, openanewworld, Wunderdark,

    quality check/rough/unfinished work
    jshamburger, Physical Pariah, darknight, LA-Fairy, yellowrun, Antne, NateShaw, monkeybread, IIKII, Windsrock, Lammashta, Kitten Poker, Graphuji, AhChu, Dead Clown, MJ Alcazar, Wolfentir, plissken,
    Crowsrock,

    Almost made it, but not quite:
    skorpi, Artofinca, erinel, Sekino, pixeltuner, Franna, careless, Duq, jpedro, Amedyr, doombee, anamirela, GiantRibot, dirkvandulmen, benu, amaliax, Zilrion, Sulk-Sal, ikuru, Sorknes,



    For those of you who were not included for wips, attaching, or naming, if you fix the issue you can have your image re-evaluated for inclusion to the poll. It might not happen, but it means you are getting a second chance. Your penalty would be the votes lost in the meantime.
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    I'll hold off on voting then.

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    Vorace - for the colors and the innocent malevolence of the pose and expression
    Fersteger - great use of a lighter background/darker foreground very classical
    Dan! - would like to see her feet too but i like the pose of the hands, hood and realistic body shape

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    You're saying IceMoon didn't make it to the poll, but the piece is in there. Did you mix up some usernames?

    I'm gonna hold off voting just a lil bit then, to see if there's any more getting in.

    Awsome round!
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    absolutely amazing round... i ended up voting for almost everyone.
    the general improvement on quality of pose would attribute to the new WIP rule implemented in recent months, by having their original recorded, i felt that entries have "more balls" in scraping and improving on a all front, in this round, the change of pose and composition midways or close to end helps to elevate a lot of entries from good to great and even amazing!!! (even if they dont make it to the poll!)

    favourite? CIAEE's entry!!! thanks

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    KILLER ROUND

    great job everyone... wow !!

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    I hope I got it right. I only forgot to add the copyright? V__V Sorry for the trouble, I fixed it!

    Wow--- I'll take the time to vote tomorrow D: Awesome pieces and a horrible decision

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    Voted for:
    Trevor - Wow!!! I love everything about this!
    Poshspice - So classic
    Ciaee - Wonderful piece! I love how simple it is.
    deadred - Beautiful rendering, and I can't resist the giant bunny.

    (Meant to vote for, but f'ed up and clicked 'vote' too soon - sorry!)
    Nutter - Nice!

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    careless - I love, love, love this! Such a classic feel, and the face is beautiful! Actually one of my top picks!
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    Someone gave me this custom title and I will never, ever change it!

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    daestwen: the rest of her was a plant stem, so I thought it'd fall within the 3/4 rule. I'll keep that in mind next time around though, and I'm glad that you liked the piece despite of it.

    Great work to everyone who participated, I will cast my votes in a near future

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    Great round. Lots of fun watching everything develop, too.

    Ciaee's is my favourite by far. It's a beautiful image and manages to capture equal flavours of innocence and malevolence very nicely. I'm afraid some that went for a darker mood lost any sense of fairy for me.

    Also really liking D@niel's, Trevor's, Posh's and all the others I voted for...

    It's interesting to compare the finals against the WIPs. There are a few here where I feel the first sketches are stronger than the finished works, either because the sketch has been overworked in the rendering or because effects, detailing or other 'finishing touches' are diverting attention from the character in some way. An observation rather than a crit.

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    My 4 choices were (I gave myself a limit of 4 votes... Because otherwise, I'd get carried away :

    Ciaee: Truly unique approach and managed to be adorable, beautiful and creepy all at once.

    Trevor: Aside from the killer skills I liked the interpretation of fairies as monstrous, dark creatures as opposed to cute pixies.

    Matt Dixon: The colours and the layout (balanced and simple).

    Marco Mazzoni: I like the totally non-human aspect. It's dark and strange yet doesn't feel evil; just totally otherworldly. Someone else mentioned the 'Pan's Labyrinth' feel already and I agree.
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    wow
    great round
    i voted for about 5 of em hahahaha
    i thought i didnt even make it to poll for a few minutes here you can barely even see my thumb image amongst the rest of them
    did i do something wrong?

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    I voted for loads, great round, if i had to choose one it would have been Deadred.

    Bluefoot, tevor, Daniel c, Ciaee, Nutter , Matt Dixon and a few other got my vote to.

    On another note, My one did not go to poll, not named correctly, no matter. But i named it Mitze Titania 146 what am i missing?

    Thanks Daestwen for the time you have taken to put this together.
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    I think Daestwen is refering to the naming format. It was supposed to be CHOW146_Mitze.jpg I believe.

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    Thanks MJ_Alcazar.

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    I voted for so many.
    Dan! Loved the fuller figured fairy.

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    Agreed, what a great round. One day I hope to get to you guys' level. I held myself to five, here's a little bit of who and why:

    Trevor: I can't help but vote for something this crazy badass. Love the evil-regality(regalness? i dunno).

    Ciaee: Love the simplicity, painting style, and creepiness! great first entry.

    Vorace: Something scary about it and love the color choices. I can imagine that if I ever met this Titania on a stroll through the woods it'd be slim chances coming out alive (or at least sane!) again.

    Marco Mazzoni: I can't stop staring at this. Concept of fairy queen like I've never seen, and a sweet army to boot.

    Bugmeyer: Love the interesting take on it and all the little details from the wings to the webbing.


    Who I almost voted for:


    Masque: Seeing the way you work through your WIP was almost as good as the great dreamy final piece.

    Bluefooted: The linework is to die for, this looks like straight out of a storybook. Love the dress.

    Shannanigan:
    I'm becoming a fan of you from watching you in these CHOWs. You work so clean! But I voted for you last time so :p

    Decaying Lolita: Again I can imagine running into her in the forest. You did an awesome job making her look regal without all the brouhaha.

    Dwinbotp:
    I liked your idea of fairy from the very first WIP, but all that blue on the bottom kind of cut the painting in half for me.


    Ones I would have considered to vote that didnt make it to poll:

    Dirkvandulmen:
    I'm a sucker for fat fairy queens! I love your style, but I think in the very end you overdid all the glowy/shininess a little.

    Artoficina: I loved the alienesque queen, but I would have loved to see more detail on the rest of the painting, especially the fairy down below. I couldn't understand why her shoulder and left leg were way way more detailed than everything else.

    Felida:
    Yours told a great story! I definitely would have voted for this if there was a little more contrast, as you said more detail, and if my eye didn't get lost somewhere around the foxs' head.

    Looking at these every week takes my breath away. I kind of feel like I don't deserve to post this cause I didn't participate, but I really can't help but tell you all how your entries made me feel this week

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    voted for:

    Posh, i think the Rackham touch is still very much there, i just got a book with lots of his gorgeous work in it, and yours instantly reminded me of him even before you mentioned him.

    Matt Dixon, love the color combo. beautifully rendered, love the brushwork.

    D@niel, really cool character, i really like the gesture of the hands.


    fersteger, this is my fave. Waterhouse would be proud i think. absolutely awesome!

    Nutter, great face! i think the pointing hand could use a little refinement, but really love this one.

    Trevor, lighting rocks! dig the composition, but because of it also almost missed the thumb...

    ionic, like the pose a lot, and the wings, and the face... :thumbsup:

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    Mitze: Yours says it's named "fairyqueensmall.somethingorother". If you rename it and reupload it i'll reconsider.

    trevor: yeh, i resize everything to a fixed width of 300 px, so yours was so wide that it got ridiculously small. You you like me to recrop it a little to make Titania a little bigger? You didn't do anything wrong, it's just a nice wide image.

    Wingedchime: Yeh, that's why I almost took it, but I've cut out people for less before so I didn't feel it would be fair. If you had given her arms, I probably would have taken it, but then the design wouldn't have been so good. It was a tough choice, so thanks for your understanding.

    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.

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    Alright - I fixed mine and figured out how to attach a file. Will it be added to the poll?

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    Wow, I never thought I'd come even close to winning, but being left out entirely has showed me I have much more work to do... Thanks for the wake-up call!
    I'll make it next time! *shakes fist*
    What signature?

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    Here's some crits! Promised myself I'd do them this week.

    Angel Intheuk - love the snake and headress. I'm not sure if it's just me reading it because of all the white, but in some areas it looks a little flat.

    JohnGrello - Love the peaceful expression on her face. Well rendered, and way to keep your head with all the different directions we were giving you.

    Dan! - beautiful image, really well rendered too. Love her wings! I think it's cool the way you covered her eyes, but it still seems like she's watching me.

    Bluefooted - love how free she looks.

    Nightblue - love how you positioned the feet, she flows much better this way. That far arm is just a little flat and looks a little loose on that knife she has. But, she looks really regal and elegant.

    Poshspice - love the forlorn look she has. Love the different look that you had this week too.

    Vorace - love the expression and her wings are awesome. Does she have three ears? Her left hand, at least on my monitor looks like it goes into the tree trunk there.

    bugmeyer - love the unique design! Only crit is the bottom of her dress, the blue part, looks like it is part of the leaves instead of laying on the leaves. Or is it floating above?

    Narai - love the image. For me, it's just personal taste on this one. Nothing speaks of fairy to me (and no, I've never met one). To me, she speaks more of a goddess or a demon.

    Jason Strutz - I loved Tatiana's face in the close-ups and all the other details. I think what happened on your image is that she's a little ovewhelmed by everything around her. I focus more on her headress and the donkey's face than I do on her. which is sad, because I really love her design.

    Decaying Lolita - I think the water looks pretty good. I'm not entirely sure, but I would think it would reflect off of her a little bit more. Good job on her design!

    Shannanigan - good work on her. Like the bronze wings better than the blue. And good work on adding the Indian changeling too.

    Arthemis X - love the asian vibe you went for. I felt her dress was a little rough compared to the rest of her and the butterfly fairies surrounding her.

    Sentinel13 - loved your design. You managed to make her look regal but still have a wild look about her. Love the little bluebird too.

    Deadred - beautiful image. Love the little bunny.

    Matt Dixon - love the expression on her face. Good work.

    Ok, will get the rest later.

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    daestwen I have changed my file name, sorry for the careless, I rush the pictures out in last minute and totally forget the naming system, hopefully you can consider my case again, my thread is #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacybean View Post
    Shannanigan: I'm becoming a fan of you from watching you in these CHOWs. You work so clean! But I voted for you last time so :p

    Awww come on!! LOL!


    I haven't voted yet... letting it sink in since there are so many out of the blue!! Too much cool stuff, I don't know if I'll be able to limit myself!

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    daestwen - can you explain how i attach images on here now, i used to attach the image file through photobucket, but that doesnt seem to be any longer the right way, can anyone help me here for future chow's
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    well done everyone, lots of nice images, which always makes voting a lot more difficult, especially when knowing how much work often goes into some of these pieces.

    votes went to: poshspice, trevor, kroveyn, matt dixon, ciaee, bluefooted,

    my favourite this week has to be ciaee, really like this, not my usual first choice technique wise, but its such a simple and yet stunning piece

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    thanks deastwen
    if you want to crop it would be cool but it seems people have seen it i guess haha
    but i never realized it was a strict 300 px wide poll
    i suppose in the future i will do vertical compositions only

    here is an idea, how about being a max dimm of about 700x700 or so for the poll?
    that way vert and horiz comps will be seen equally, and its just as easy as doing a 300 wide by infinity batch in the ol' image processor
    just a suggestion take it or leave it thanks for the hard work!

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    There were so many great renderings this round, I had to vote based primarily on the design of the character. A few were really original, but also well-developed.:

    Dan, Nether, Dwinbot, Marco Mazzoni.

    Good work all!

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    excellent stuff. maybe i'll make it next time. although i would like to know the reason (probably too sci-fi). I voted for:

    Nutter - Nice earthen colors and beautiful composition. Also a very clear and crisp image.
    Poshspice - Lovely linework and just so pleasurable to look at. makes me feel peaceful.

    great work guys.

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    Of the New Batch:

    Added to Poll: openanewworld

    Not Added (quality check, etc): dragon4lunch

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    grenogs: If you go into 'Go Advanced' you'll see a little paper clip icon, that is the attachment editor, and you can upload images directly to that.


    trevor: yeh, i'll fiddle around with it. The reason it's set up the way it is, is because i can just go through an action with every single image and have then all resized in about forty seconds. I'll fiddle around with it and maybe work something out for next week. your image has been re-cropped to fit a little better!

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