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    Dangerous curiosity

    Finally got started on my first image. Just working out some lighting and basics for now. A lot of very impressive work in here so far folks!
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    hehe yay! i love "explorers so caught up in their work they don't see the danger coming to eat them for lunch" artwork.

    w00t! look forward to seeing your developments. i always enjoy your art
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    Okay, making some progress here. A long way to go till it's where I want it but........that's fine.
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    Looks like a strong start but too me everything looks a little tall and thin as if youve rezised it squishing it inwards if you see what I mean? Maybe this is just me though. On the same note I would love to see more to the image as in building it outward at the moment just feels like a cropped area of a large image. As I said though great start will be watching it progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyCook View Post
    Looks like a strong start but too me everything looks a little tall and thin as if youve rezised it squishing it inwards if you see what I mean? Maybe this is just me though. On the same note I would love to see more to the image as in building it outward at the moment just feels like a cropped area of a large image. As I said though great start will be watching it progress!
    Thanks. Yeah, I know what you mean. I have been toying with the idea of extending the canvas to the left so more creature shows. At the moment, too many elements are close to the edges, the box, the tentacle, etc. Will see what I can do to resolve the issue.
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    Extended the canvas on Three sides, ( Thanks RoyCook, I might have ignored the little voice in my head if you hadn't spoken up too!) and now I have a lot more breathing room. It is still very obvious, especially on the creature, where the extension begins but I wanted to get this up quickly before work.
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    Ahh yeah looks like it will progress much better now.
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    the composition is a bit... left heavy...
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    A little more done on the creature but most time today was spent on the characters and their surroundings.
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    aww i liked when it ended where the creatures head was, it looked *sneaky-er* but i think adding to it was the right choice, looking back now i see what you meant by it feeling sort of cropped.
    Looking good so far, i know you just recently added the body in so i wont comment on how there's some weird bump shape to its neck that makes it look like it has mumps....oh. wait.
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    This is a cool idea
    But the space man holding the flash light looks like he is going to fall over
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    Hiya Scott,
    I got here at last. A nice head of steam you've built up already. Should be an atmospheric, nicely poised moment of tension by the time you polish it off.

    I'm a bit nervous about whether the creature is coming out of a lake(?) or not yet. Somehow I'm not convinced by that, but understand it is a wip. That straight line you have going along the back could do to be broken up to describe some form behind which might help there.

    I still think there's the opportunity to make this more dynamic too. The comp feels kind of horizontal for me at the moment. How about introducing yet more space and a strong diagonal? Still feels somehow cramped to me. Probably just me though.
    I had a quick play to show wwhat I mean - many apologies for doing so without permission, and for the appalling job I've made of it. The comp/cropping is all wrong, but I think the creature could be made more menacing with more height added
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice Von Brandt View Post
    This is a cool idea
    But the space man holding the flash light looks like he is going to fall over
    Yeah, it is intentional, not that he is falling but that he is leaning back in surprise due to the tentacles I will have bursting from the eggs. He is not holding a flashlight though. That is mounted on his shoulder. He is supposed to be holding a scanner of some sort.

    Nick:Thanks! Great to get a response from you mate. Never any need to apologize to me, you know that. I like what you did and I might well take your advice and change things. As things are, I hate the sand and water so might redo all of that. There was me hoping I would have time for another pic too! Fat chance now. lol
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