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    first post- i'm excited for responses

    First time posting something- very interested to hear any
    comments. I don't get to "paint" or even draw
    much so I made this specifically to submit for Commarts
    Illustration Annual.-. the illustration is a comment on how things like stem cell research might give some of us a sort of "abuse it now-fix it later"
    approach to health care. (Remember the game OPERATION?) Like I said very curious about
    responses. So much great stuff on this sitefirst post- i'm excited for responses

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    Can't see it. Apparently everyone else can, so I'm confused. Saw the site though. Looks cool.

    Submitting to CA? Me too. Good luck! I hear CA is tops in the field. HUGE boost if you get in.

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    I was very suprised to see how it actually looks. It has a realistic flesh tone but then you realise it's the operation cartoon guy! It's creepy in that sterile cartoonish way but it's also pretty blunt with the message about replacing our bodies...

    good work overall, the style is a little hazardous in my opinion. The seriousness of the symbolism is sort of diminished with the cartoonishness of the symbol... can you see how drawing a normal looking person might have been more impactful? Draw a perfect human replacing it's heart and people will notice.

    You got some real talent,
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    I think the style is just swell! He looks like the game character, yet more human, expressing a cynicism germaine to the theme. I get the idea of self-anesthetization with the Jim Beam, but it might be more effective to label the organ as a liver, which would be a double whammy in the imagery department. A bit o'crit: the aforementioned bottle and glass need some work- not up to snuff with the other elements. You should res that image down, too- it takes too long to load, and you'll burn your bandwidth! :chug:

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    Originally posted by DanielandTheLionsPen
    I was very suprised to see how it actually looks. It has a realistic flesh tone but then you realise it's the operation cartoon guy! It's creepy in that sterile cartoonish way but it's also pretty blunt with the message about replacing our bodies...

    good work overall, the style is a little hazardous in my opinion. The seriousness of the symbolism is sort of diminished with the cartoonishness of the symbol... can you see how drawing a normal looking person might have been more impactful? Draw a perfect human replacing it's heart and people will notice.

    You got some real talent,
    peace.
    i dont really agree with that.. i think the fact its the Operation guy makes it that much more ironic, not to mention clever..

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    Hey Chad,

    Another "yes" vote from me on the general concept. I think it's perfectly clear and reads well. I have some issues with the drawing of his left arm, but that's nitpicking. Good luck with CA!

    And the reason people aren't seeing it is because it's (a) a .BMP file and (b) HUGE!!!!
    Compress that puppy!

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    cool. I like it, but agree with elwell, ur loading problem is coz its a .bmp

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    Love the chest hair Great piece..

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    Cool stuff!

    Just one suggestion...
    Make it a JPG !!!!!

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    Thanks for the responses-- I made it a jpeg and the comments about the bottle, glass and left arm are
    good ones.

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    dig it man.
    just add some highlight to the bottle o jack; it kinda looks as if were made of silly putty.

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    That so reminds me of those garbage pail kids cards, like in 89.

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    Thumbs up

    Very cool illustration!

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    my only comment has to do with tonal and color composition....it is a bit busy at the moment in the sense that my eye isnt being allowed to come to rest to take the entire image in....then being led around...right now there are many elements competing....the white glow isnt helping any really...i would put a little bit of color in your whites so that you get a bit more reaction going on with the feeling of light.


    I do think its a very clever idea though. the guy just orders new organs after he drinking and smoking himself to waste. lol plus, I remember playing that game so its got a nostalgic quality which is easy to identify with as a viewer in terms of content.

    you communicate well visually.


    thats just my .02


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    Wow thats a great piece! For some reason I keep thinking of Doctor Octopus though!

    There's one thing though that kind of bugs me.I'm not getting the sense that the liver is away from the body.It looks like it could also be on his torso as well, even with the little goo trail from the hole to liver.I think a shadow on the torso of the liver,tweezers and arm would show that distance.I think I'd also like to see more empty bottles too.I also feel like having a drink.

    Hell of a job!

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    HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! I love the idea!!!:p

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