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    Lightbulb Newborn - Birth of a Good Deed (Final)

    Title: Birth of a Small Good Deed

    This painting is depicting the birth of “One Small Good Deed” surrounded by pure evil and it's power under overwhelming odds. Evil is represented by demon revolving around the bright light with wings “Good Deed” represented in what I believe is a universal symbol for good.

    Think of it this way; the demons are regular people doing evil acts and the small bright light is one person doing a small but good deed.


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    This is an interesting idea. And original too. (at least for "newborn")
    I'll keep watching this thread.

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    nice, I like it....
    newbor newborn good one....

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    Thank you FalyneVarger and bWorx

    Here are most of the sketches I used to create the image.

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    Here is a quick value, tone and composition adjustments.

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    This is a lot more easy to understand. I can get a better idea at what you are trying to convey with this lighting.

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    that's one of the most original ideas in this contest, i like the fact that the good deed has to go through so much hell before it can be realised (as in real life.) it makes much more sence with the colour added in,

    gat my eye on this

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    update 3

    I have adjusted the compositions flow/gesture and splattered some base color. I’m also working on some detail sketches that I will post later.

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    More sketches and color test

    Still don’t know what the "good deed" will look like


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    They weave and tangle, eyes and ears opened. On the look out for,
    Kneeee-yooooo.
    *Rage Against the Machine 'cmON

    I love the pencils and composition.
    Is it a sacrifice? Interesting to see how you create the transition.
    A portal? Accidental apple? [I've got nothing].

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    This looks interesting and fresh.

    Will be keeping up with your progress. So far so good.

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    This is a really interesting idea and I've visited this thread a lot. The pencil work is really lovely and your concept is well supported by the composition. Can't wait to see that 'good deed' object.

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    Thanks guys… I am still working on the pencil stage, adding detail and tweaking the flow of the composition.

    I need some help on what the good deed can be. Any ideas you all can share with me would be helpful.

    I have this so far

    -Tree/vines growing out of the light
    -Bright green/blue light in the shape of wings with feathers floating towards the viewer

    Will do some sketches of them soon just need to finish the pencil drawing pass.

    I will have an update soon

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    An update

    Four more hours of drawing, before I start the color pass

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    awesome pencil work, about that good deed, i know it's been done several times but what about a dove. you could have a human hand coming out of the light, having just let-go of the dove. i think that would be very symbolic

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    This is really shaping up! Can't wait for the final result!

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    color test

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    That's looking pretty awesome dood.

    I think for the color scheme, it depends how you wanna swing it. If you wanna make it seem more human and relatable, then go for a fleshy kinda color. The green and blue skins seem a lot more alien to me.

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    Update,

    What do you all think of the symbolic representation of a good deed?

    I am starting the vine idea just to see if that works better.

    Will continue to work on color and light

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    wow Its so so awesome to be honest I so speechless and I'm just a noobs, and by seeing your drawing I really really learn a lot, uh oh I really really want to the see your next update

    just another ordinary man who have an used pen with a lot of tape on it with his old computer
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    Great.


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    i'd go with the green for the colour test, but that's just me!

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    dwardo- thank you for you comments,

    -No its not a sacrifice… all the demons are their to show the overwhelming evil and how they can be neutralized my one small but powerful good deed.

    -The apple is an accident but it gives me an idea on using the negative space to add a secondary image.


    Hueyyeng – thank you. I appreciate you pointing out the idea behind the image; it’s where I spent most of my time. I wanted it to be fresh and different.

    Davidherd – after I formulated my idea the first thing I did was work out the composition I’m glad you like it.

    Miycko – thank you, you have been helpful

    -I tried to work out your dove suggestion but I failed to make it without destroying the composition regarding scale.

    -As for the colors – it will have some green but I’m going with mostly blue, with and accent of reds to neutralize the blues so the flesh on the demons look decomposed.

    Phill99 – I can’t wait ether, I like what I have so far but with only a few hours a day it going slow.

    Kuren – I am going in your direction by combining the blues and the reds, thanks

    Wakoes – I am glad you are exited about this piece as I am, and to have you learn something from it is a bones to me... the next update is for you.

    Artofinca – thank you

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    cool, reminds me of carlos huante's work.

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    That's the best complement so far…thanks

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    Wowy, definately one of the high scores around here so far.
    Keep the good work up.

    How did you work ? Is it a big pencil drawing scanned as basic and the worked digital on it ?

    Crits ? I like the more greyish touch in the previews version, it gives a really odd, uncomfortable and dead fealing. Mabe just reduce the red spots in the actual version a little.

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    yo ed, just wondering if you'd consider this symbol I was thinking about "good deed". This may sound cheezy and over used, but my idea of good deed is a child or children, not a newborn baby, but a child who's already capable of thinking that's why they're asking a lot of things about everything around them.
    Children speak with their hearts, and they say exactly how they feel and what they think. They don't care about war, nor corruption, hate, racial discrimination, and they consider everyone equal in their playground, and all they care about is play. There's even one song in our language that says: "children holds the time, and thru them, you'll find the answers in life" (or something like that). in our country children are symbol of joy and hope, People tends to forget conflicts when they're around....
    It's just that I have no idea how you could effectively portray that in your composition.
    Just my two cents though.
    Thanks a bunch for sharing your art. I'm learning a lot, and hope I can dig deeper and learn more, for I personally like your technique. We somehow got the same idea for an entry piece, but on a whole different context though.
    Best of luck mate! we are watching !

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    Hey Ed, Awesome stuff you have there... it's like H.R. Giger meets Carlos Huante. I'm really looking forward to see this piece completed, it looks awesome from the beginning.

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    love it! Looks very cool! Love all the demons.

    Tho to be honest, looking at the picture i think of something like some angel came to fight the demons, or some demon gate portal opened, something like that.
    I fail to see the connection with the title.
    It is a great image and i hope you can push it so the story part works, would be a waste if the image would solely depend on the visuals.
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    This is an awesome piece! Excellent pencil work and the latest colour update rocks!!
    I have to agree with Randis however, that so far there is no obvious connection between title and image.
    I will wait and see how you develop it though.

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    I will have a proper response for all of you tonight, but I did this vine test before all the excellent points…what do you all think?

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