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    We are the first to hatch...(UPDATED: Second Submission pg 2)

    Hey all!
    I hope you guys and gals are doing great.
    Here's my submission for the "Newborn" contest.
    I wish I had more time but im inbetween assignments and could only affors about 3-4 days on this, so I had to go with a composition with a lot of negative space.
    Best viewed (and intended to be viewed) on a black background

    Critiques and comments are always welcome.

    All the very best to you and good luck in the contest!

    Title: We are the first to hatch..



    We are the first to hatch...(UPDATED: Second Submission pg 2)
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    I don't really think I can critique this. This looks beautiful.

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    man Cryptcrawler just when i was about to give up on this contest...i see your entry, it just fucking makes me motivated to the max!!! fuck man i love the way you color thanx for motivating me with this awesome entry


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    Phuck! That is one solid piece!

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    oh Buddy...just about shit myself when i saw this earlier tonight. perfectly composed Brad. really smart use of space.


    im off to go cry myself to sleep now.

    big hugs brudda.

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    Oh dang..Schweet bro, you be a human Vray renderer.

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    yet another amazing piece, your colour palette is so good and the rendering is the icing on the cake wicked

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    the detail on that sack is intense! what's frightening is it looks like they invaded and hatched in someone's home O.O excellent work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    I don't really think I can critique this. This looks beautiful.
    Thanks so much ninjacat!
    There are a few things I could have done better I think, the blinds are too big on the window and I think I could have maybe taken the creature to a more visceral, grosser level, but I really wanted some humanity to be intact, I find the more alien the creature the less were able to see ourselves in it and ultimately we lose that connectivity and impact with the viewer. I also wanted to leave a backdoor open for the viewers imagination in case they saw it as once human.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oni Rem View Post
    man Cryptcrawler just when i was about to give up on this contest...i see your entry, it just fucking makes me motivated to the max!!! fuck man i love the way you color thanx for motivating me with this awesome entry
    Thanks Oni, inspiration is what its all about man. All I have to do is take one spin around here or flip through my Massive Black volume 1 and im reaching higher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabra View Post
    Phuck! That is one solid piece!
    Hee hee, thanks chup!
    I wish I wasnt up against a wall with a pending assignment or else I would have been able to do something more ambitious.

    Quote Originally Posted by el coro View Post
    oh Buddy...just about shit myself when i saw this earlier tonight. perfectly composed Brad. really smart use of space.


    im off to go cry myself to sleep now.

    big hugs brudda.

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    El coro!
    Im so glad you dig this, Boss. Getting feedback like that from you really does mean a lot to me, not just as a bud, but as a teacher and trendsetter, it lets me know im on the right track and progressing.
    Hugs back atcha my man, ill hopefully catch you later.

    Quote Originally Posted by AhChu View Post
    yet another amazing piece, your colour palette is so good and the rendering is the icing on the cake wicked
    Thank you very much ahchu, I appreciate the feedback very much!

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    the detail on that sack is intense! what's frightening is it looks like they invaded and hatched in someone's home O.O excellent work.
    Thanks very much for this feedback, it really makes my day when I get to hear what stories people come away with. You also pretty much tagged it right on, which is just too cool. The idea was definately an invasion type scenario.
    Of course whether they landed from another planet or dimension, or were hapless victims taken over by a parasite or maybe were even exposed to some form of weird radiation and mutated, or something even more far out than that - is entirely up to the viewer, just how I like it.

    Thanks very much for taking the time to comment.

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    Wow....simply awesome...

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    Awesome - great use of the negative space.
    Mind made worlds.

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    Sweetness! But what is with the thick black line on the left and the bright green spot?
    If its some glowy pod thing to the left,shouldnt the sac( man its grossly spot on!) have more of that color reflected on its left side?

    Those arms will be in my nightmares. i'd hate to be second to hatch,for real.
    "Steering perception? i am.
    Inviting contradiction? i am."

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    absolutely crazy! that is some serious technique with the colour and value and lighting and rendering. Just absolutely study worthy that's for sure. Best of luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by _MOTH_ View Post
    yeah that is cool
    Thank you moth!

    Quote Originally Posted by Artboy View Post
    Wow....simply awesome...
    Artboy I really appreciate that, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by graphicgolem View Post
    Awesome - great use of the negative space.
    Thanks GG!
    I had to do something with a lot of negative space since im on a really short leash at the moment - waiting on assignment details.

    Quote Originally Posted by riotorange View Post
    Sweetness! But what is with the thick black line on the left and the bright green spot?
    If its some glowy pod thing to the left,shouldnt the sac( man its grossly spot on!) have more of that color reflected on its left side?

    Those arms will be in my nightmares. i'd hate to be second to hatch,for real.
    Thats a stud, or could possibly be a 2X4 or maybe even a window frame given the scale to the moth. If youve ever noticed in attics or basements there are sometimes stilts or support beams in odd places.
    Your basically looking through some sort of missing area to a wall, it could be missing for any reason, or possibly never completed to begin with, or maybe even boarded up - there are plenty of things that dont make absolute perfect sense in buildings. It looks more balanced if you view it on a black background, which its intended to be viewed on.
    The green is illuminated fog, or dust or whatever it is thats steaming off the eggsack, use your imagination, its really only there for ambience.
    I went about underlighting the eggsack like your talking about initially but it really cooled off the eggsack too much, in addition to conflcting with the pinks, creams and greys of the eggsack, and theres enough of a little ambient reflected light in there to represent it.

    Its not perfect and Im certianly not pretending to be a flawless draftsman, heh - quite the contrary.

    I appreciate your attention to detail and critique though.
    Best wishes and escpecially thanks for your time!

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