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    Fantastic work, as always Jason, and glad to see that you came out with such a beautiful work in spite of the heavy direction.
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    Another nice piece Jason. Love the color range you've got going on. The orange of the rust plays nicely against the blue of the ghost and the sky and yet the entire piece holds together quite well.

    Absolutely love the anatomy on the creatures and the face of the girl is quite well rendered. The guy leaves a little bit to be desired in a couple of spots, namely the girl holding arm and the legs are, to me, a little unfinished but the rest of him is spot on.

    And as always you've really captured that Justin Sweet messiness that goes just to the point of definition without beating you over the head with it. Nice work!

    There are a couple of areas I thought could use some improvement...

    The first: The extreme tilt of the camera angle is giving me the pip. I think you've gone well past "Dynamic" and "Unnerving" and straight into "too much". I believe that that extreme a camera angle gives the whole picture a less than believable tilt. One solution that I thought would be quite interesting would be to turn the buildings in the background back to a more vertical position so we, the viewer, would be looking straight at a guy on a tilted building (do you like how I "tilted" the word tilted, lending credence to my argument? I RULE!) rather than looking a guy on a straight building through a tilted camera. I think this would load the picture with dynamic tension as the viewer flipped from the back to the front of the book until they finally figured out what was going on.

    Secondly: You've got a whole lot of edge-to-edge spatial transgressions happening, (The most egregious being the claw/twisted metal/bite mark front and center near the guy's feet.) As you probably know tangents cause the image to "flatten" (Unfortunately I can't do a vertical scale to html type or I'd rule double plus good!) which can sap a lot of the dynamics out of a picture. They're easy to fix and I think will add a lot to the implied space.

    And lastly: Though it is the back of the book and yes I understand the desire to just "Get the thing done", I feel that the left half of the image is severely lacking in any sort of visual impact. The two monstrosities are almost humorous in their stature and posess none of the drama and slavering, hideous, draw that the ones on the right do, lessening the impact of the tension you've developed on the right. I think by adding of a couple more creatures scaling the girders from below and to the left you'd give the sense that these two poor saps are really surrounded, instead of flanked while the flanker's retarded cousins look on.

    Hope that helps. Rock on!


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    Re: Book Cover Illustration...

    woooooo~~~:eek:

    blue aureola of girl....meaningful!
    maximum concept!!~
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    Thumbs up DAMN....

    To paraphrase what I told Feng...

    "Manley is no ordinary demon...He is a god..."

    I mean, do you people invoke dark majicks to get so good?!
    For crying out loud...there's a price to pay for that you know?
    It's called Hell! (lol) :p

    Kudos to ya Jason. Excellent work...You rock!
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    Sorry for not posting for so long...

    Man, I haven't seen this piece in a while... It still looks very busy and art directed. I remember some of the earlier versions when it had more freshness, but that's not really something you can help when you have someone practically making change every stroke. We all have to go through it man...

    Lesson to be learned, right?
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    I would like to see how the spirit would look if it was more translucent. It feels very solid, but that is nitpickins. Nice work.
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    Extremely well rendered piece and artistic maestria!
    The choices were not yours, already seen and too much "reached by concensus"
    But it's not the real Jason Manley...
    We all know it here
    I hope for your next commissionned artpiece, the artistic director will let you go where you want to...I'm sure it will be even a lot more impressive !!

    Always pleasure to look at your wondeful stuff and read your brilliant artistic thoughts and point of wiew
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    nifty

    yeah, this is some great stuff.

    and it reminded me of Donato too... I dunno why.
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    Thumbs up

    This piece is just great, nothing I can imagine can be added to it.

    Just wondering, is this in any relation to the Shadowrun RPG? The picture is very Shadowrunny.
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    Boy, that sounds like me after one too many Hormel chilli dogs...

    HOO ha!


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    Originally posted by Imp Head


    Boy, that sounds like me after one too many Hormel chilli dogs...

    HOO ha!


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    bwahahaha!

    patton: yeah, it reminded me of donato as well. i think the colors did it for me...not sure though either.
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    Ha...

    Brian.. I always enjoy reading your posts. Whel will I have the pleasure to see another art piece from you?

    Jason - See master? Posting art is good. Who was telling you it's evil?
    No excuse now... f*ck the NDA

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    erm, yeah. Just seen this painting, and I like it - even though it's seeming a little stiff, guess the art directing left its scars.
    o/
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