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  • Stinger88

    8 12.50%
  • Chrike

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  • Benza

    2 3.13%
  • Ragnj

    1 1.56%
  • JanJager

    20 31.25%
  • Smuli

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  • TSonline

    5 7.81%
  • Stinger88

    6 9.38%
  • ianthegeek

    2 3.13%
  • Jakers

    14 21.88%
  • Marco_Mazzoni

    29 45.31%
  • Feil_Magnus

    1 1.56%
  • Kan_Muftic

    34 53.13%
  • Hideyoshi

    10 15.63%
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    EOW 140 The HIve


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    Alien intellegent race, hive mind.. this is where they live


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    Yay..first in. Makes a change from rushing a deadline.

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    Heya!

    Didn't post here in like forever and a day.. but great topic!
    And cool to see that you're still hosting it, chaos. Nice to know that some things never change







    good luck everyone!

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    I have now popped my EOW cherry. Hope it's ok.



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    Looking good, guys. Here's mine, hope you fellaz like it.
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    Closed... THese are beautiful !!! Good work every one

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    oh noez, too late?



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    aw crap Hideyoshi you know I'll put it in, since I haven't actually made the poll yet. I give myself 24 hours to get it done.

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    Liked this round alot, and every image had something to learn from. Would have liked to seen some of the wipīs from some images, but I guess one canīt have everything.

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    I agree Benza, I like the process of helping each other along the way far more than all the voting jazz, though at the same time it would be nice to have a mandatory WIP post to enter.

    Fun round!

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    Wonderful entries, everyone. Let me go through them for a bit, now!

    Stinger88: Very elaborate and atmospheric. I'm quite fond of the sub-title, too, menacing in a cute way. My main point of critique would be hat the structure of the hive is very undefined, it's more rubber-y looking than anything. While I suppose it could've been meant as such, it doesn't read very well, and could've benefited from some more definition. The creature underneath the characters is a very nice detail, though.

    chrike: Great job on the texture and mood. I feel it could use a bit more definition in place, though, I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking at. Next to that, the strong color saturation in the top and bottom right have my eye drawn to them a bit more than I think they should.

    benza: Pretty creepy, alright, but the background structures seem to be mostly that - a background. The foreground creature grabs the attention immediately, but I'm looking for environments! The background is too lacking in detail and definition to really make me consider this one. Would they have lived up to the little red guy on the right, we'd be talking.

    ragnj: It's a cool conceopt, but.. With 7 days to work on it, you could've been able to take it a bit further.

    JanJager: Very ominous and haunting - I like it a lot. The color is fantastic, and the composition does well to lead the eye in. The only improvement I can seem to think of would be a bit better suggestion of movement. Still, it's a great entry, and definitely worth one of my votes.

    smuli: Same as I said to ragnj; it's a good concept, but it really would've benefited from more time invested in it.

    TSonline: There's some solid ideas to this piece, but I'm not sure if they all worked out. As mentioned by someone (I believe Jakers) in the WIP thread, the hive structure is a bit mundane, there's nothing to really show it's a hive. The forest could've been defined a bit more, as well. If you've got time, though, spend a couple of hours doodling with this one - judging by your previous stuff, you should be able to make this work.

    Stinger88 (again): Quite contrasting to your first one I must say! Basically, flip the critique around. THis one's got a pretty bland atmosphere and composition, but the texture is much more defined. Sadly, it also lacks the little details the first one has.

    ianthegeek: Pretty neat! Got some good texture and colors going on, and an original interpretation of the subject. I do think that your perspective from the hive to the mountains is a bit off, though, resulting in that edge-of-the-world look in the background. A missed chance, really. As with TSonline, definitely give it another go.

    Jakers: Another vote earned. You already got my critique in the WIP thread, and it seems it was usable (that, or so obvious I mgith as well not have said it :q). Either way, one of the best entries on this round as far as I'm concerned. Another vote.

    Marco Mazzoni: Strong edges, a good composition, sexy color work and great texture. Yeah, that'll be another one to vote for. Great piece.

    Feil Magnus: Very nice coloring and composition, but it seems very blurred. A real shame there, because I would've loved to see this one use more crisp edges and stronger contrasts, that really could've made this one pop.

    Kan Muftić : Good, strong colors and a traditional composition, well used. While very close to getting my vote, there's one thing I feel could really improve this painting, and it'd be consistency. It seems the foreground and background elements are blended together in a lot of place, how they exactly stand in relation to eachother isn't very clear. The left side of the hive especially has this problem - quite a shame, because the eye gets drawn there quickly.

    Hideyoshi: This is the one entry I was surprised nobody made - the sci-fi hive. It's a shame it doesn't read very well, though; it's not that hive-like yet. Of course, general ideas of human culture probably are enough to make it work, but some more definition to how this 'hive' would be structured would've been very welcome.



    Alright, that's it. I'm sad I never got to finish my sketches for this one, but at the very least I have some time now, when it's over. And I must say, I really enjoyed all the entries that did get in. Great work, all.


    Now, hopefully, I'll be in on the next one.

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    I agree with Benza completely. As a frequent spectator and sometime patron, I am continuously fascinated by the artistic process and the individual vision each artist creates. Reading people's posts is like intellectual exercise, calisthenics for the imagination. I find everybody's entries and wip pieces to be an individual treasure, and am awed by the talent here.

    I have no criticism for any of the finished pieces. Each artist has provided a glimpse at what constitutes their "Hive". Feil Magnus, TSonline and smuli project a more natural item, apparently drawn to the connotations of a hive as primarily a construction of natural materials. JanJager picks out the Hive's connotations of industry. Stinger88 and Ragnj fasten on the "alien" aspects in completely different ways. Stinger88 also focuses on the insect connection, as does Jakers -- my childhood dread of spiders picks at the back of my head when I look at those images. chrike and Hideyoshi use a more modern interpretation of a hive as a urban blight of technological sprawl. ianthegeek combines the technological and naturalistic elements in a disturbing whole. Kan Muftić's vista seems reminiscent of the movie Alien or 2001, while Marco Mazzoni's could be the cover to the novelization of the sequel to Aliens. Benza's looming figure drips with menace -- is he the tender of the hive-creatures, or one of the alien residents?

    I am so glad I can vote for more than one, because if I had to vote for one only I'd have had a mental breakdown. Thank you guys for letting me in, and for delighting the eye with these, every one a beautiful piece of art!

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    Hi administrator chaosrocks,

    I noticed in the voting section that a thumbnail for Kan_Muftic is missing. Could one be added please?

    The lack of could lead to his entry being overlooked in this multi-vote EOW.

    Glad I double checked before clicking "vote now"

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    Thanks for feedback, guys. I voted for Stinger88 cause it creeps the shit out of me
    Chrike: Hammergeil!

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    Wow, that a great round this is!

    Kan Muftić, Marco Mazzoni, JanJager
    and chrike got my vote. You, guys, really stand-out.

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    Kan, My apologies. I have no idea why your icon didn't work the first time. I may have miss fomated it when I was trying to get th accent-y thingy in your name, my apologies for that too. On the required WIP subject, yes process adn helping each other is an important part of this, but I choose not to mandate WIPs I know this is the way in other weekly copetitions, But I really believe that the final work is diluted by including the working images. There is a place for that and that's in the working thread.. adn I love that many of you post as you go along and help each other out
    that is, indeed the most important part of this process. BUt If someone wants to just work on their piece in privacy adn present the final image I think they should be allowed that option

    for myself I refer to do that way because so many of the early stages of my work are so dissatisfactory, awkward and ugly I really don't want to share them. Which is why it is my personal preference to allow people to choose what they want to do.

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    chaosrocks Thats totally fine and respect that decision - I suppose I'm so much about the learning process that I wish everyone would join in the WIP posting, but it shouldn't be a rule, you're right.

    Its not even a real problem so its all good. The only problems I heard about back in the day were people being allowed to cast a vote for themself, but I'm sure that doesnt happen.

    Thanks everyone who joined, I thought it was great fun.

    AlHazred Thanks a lot for your passionate insight! Thanks for the quick crits vrt i really agreed with what you had to say about each piece so you have a good sense about you, and your suggestion in the WIP did make me concider changing things up for the better

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    oh I squwlch self voting when ever it comes up, it doesn't come up very often. usually an accident or carelessness. repeated offenses get image removed. never had it go that far though don't think anyone has ever done it more than once.

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    All the enties were great, and a really good topic of course, plenty of ideas.
    I casted my votes so let me quickly run through them.
    Stinger88: you got one of my votes; I enjoyed the composition, colours, light sources, it led the eyes around and I like the humour in it with the subtitle and the alien below the humans. I see vrt's point that the hive looks a bit rubbery but I don't see why an alien hive couldn't be made of something like rubber?
    Chrike: a very complex image, lovely textures and I'm guessing a few custom brushes as well. I like the light, perspective and scale... not much crit here, you've got my vote. And my mum's as well, I just msn'd her the link, she really likes yours
    Benza: it's an interesting concept but probably would have benefited from a bit more work on the hives themselves. The alien draws the attention and I don't get a sense of scale either.
    Ragnj: a rather surrealistic image. I've just been to Tate Modern to see an Arshile Gorky exhibition, it brings back some images I saw there.
    JanJager: Beautiful work, very detailed and precise, nice concept too. Are the bee-like things vehicles or the aliens themselves?
    Smuli: a very nice concept and good perspective but looks rather unfinished, it would've been good if you had time to work out some details and give it a bit more texture.
    TSonline: same goes for you regarding details but I do like the textures and the hive itself feels like a massive porous stone. maybe some aliens around it would've brought a bit more life to it.
    stinger88: a completely different concept from the first. great that you had more than one idea and what a different one too! And time to do two... I prefer the first one because although the texture is rather interesting here (looks like Shreddies ), it's a bit bland otherwise.
    Ianthegeek: a very original and interesting concept, with the shape of the hives and those red glowy things... Not sure how it's related to the background though, whether they're floating or grounded on the surface.
    Jakers: now this image will probably give me nightmares so definitely worth my vote! Those spider things are pretty creepy along with the perspective. Very nice job!
    Marco Mazzoni: a very developed idea, I liked it a lot, a whole story wraps around it straight away. Lovely colours and lots of interesting details.
    Feil Magnus: I like the textures and colours a lot, it looks like pastel. The idea would've benefited from a bit more work and the flying creature/alien in front would maybe look better somewhere a bit to the side where it stands out more against the background.
    Kan Muftic: my overal favourite with my definite vote, I just loved everything about it: the concept, colours, textures, perspective, the light, scale... Probably down to individual taste but it works for me, great job!
    Hideyoshi: I wish the building was a bit more hive-like because otherwise it's a nice job on all other aspects. I especially like the spacecraft.
    EOW always gives me great inspiration to do more art. I get frustrated by my lack of technical knowledge and not being sure how to put staff that's in my head on "paper" but it was a great round, thanks for all of you!

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    Thanks JetLime
    It was kind of experiment. I wanted the bees to bee a mix between vehicles insects and ailies.
    Also the hive to be a mix of a creature ,city and hive.

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