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December 4th, 2012 #14
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December 4th, 2012 #17
Cheers MasterTroglodyte! I know what you mean, I wish I could just leave it like that and hand it in haha!
I hope i didn't ruin what i had! but here's where I got to. She's the spirit of life, and life follows her where she goes. when she materialises life grows around her. her skin is incandescent and slightly transparent revealing (if you look close enough) her veins and beating heart. she wears a crown of robins which are a symbol of spiritual rebirth.
I wanted her to be kinda beautiful but also intimidating, like life!
December 5th, 2012 #18
@Alexanderjr: I like the silhouette with the effects and the increased darkness behind. My one thought is that perhaps a light that strong would appear a little more on the surroundings (like the trees behind). I love the illuminated roses, etc. Stylistically original, and very elegant.
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delightful_piffle: Amazing lines, and I like the exaggeration of the legs. Enhances the Mother Earth/tree kind of look.
No_Shot: Great pose! Seems a little odd that it's sitting on skulls of all things, but maybe you're trying to show life overcoming death.
ChaosTheory: Really like the 2nd in the top row. Still amazed that people can come up with so many ideas this quickly.
Havok Reed: I like this trail of life she leaves in her footsteps, I would try to emphasize this as you continue to work on this one. Still early so I'm looking forward to seeing where you decide to take the character. I believe her left elbow is a little too low, could just be me though.
Bendikt: I like the idea from your description, I'm just not sure if the picture tells us the same story yet. It feels like she could be any warrior on a horse. Maybe offset her by being surrounded by inanimate/artificial objects? It's definitely a tough idea to show through an image, I'll give you that. I think you're close though.
Dayle: Still early but looking good so far. I can't tell what he's holding, looks like a scythe, but I have a feeling that's not what it is lol. Interesting that you went with a male characterization.
mcreation: You have a lot of ideas and symbolism planned, will be interesting to see how you implement all of those. Arms are a little strange--not sure if they're supposed to be foreshortened but they just look short.
l'Aria: Love the pose you went with here. I think the 'elusive/delicate but strong' feeling can come across in her facial expression as well.
MasterTroglodyte: Great lines! I just want to see some colors as well at this point.
Alexanderjr: Really nice idea of having a stark white silhouette. I feel like there's going to be a lot of plant matter in this thread lol.
lancer_idenoure: Strange. I like strange ideas though. Sometimes those are the best ones. Keep going!
I keep imagining Life as some annoying RPG last boss for some reason.
December 5th, 2012 #21
Some people perceive life to be pure and untouched. I see it as gritty and imbued with personality. Also, I used the buffalo horns as it is a symbol of strength and provision.
Also, does anyone know how to resize the pic?
Last edited by panama66; December 5th, 2012 at 10:33 AM.
December 5th, 2012 #22
@Noun: I really like this sketch, but also keep in mind that it is falling under the "creature" category at the moment and not character. If you were to submit this to finals, we wouldn't be able to put you on the poll. Now, I'm not saying to trash it, but you need a character. You could use this as some sort of prop WITH a character, like it could be what life uses to create.
@benedikt: I agree with Noun. The description is there and I still dig the idea, but like he said, it's not screaming "life" quite yet.
@panama66: Just a couple tips for posting an image. You only need to use the attachment manager and it will automatically insert the image(s). You don't need to use the "insert image" tool. Also keep the size down to about 900px, of the largest side. We should be able to see the entirety of he character without having to scroll down.
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December 5th, 2012 #23
Great sketches guys luv em all .... here is my interpertation of life ... it is a constant struggle for existence from little insects to humans are involved in it and as humans we hav a spirit that guides us either the right way or the wrong way ...this leads to the concept of karma ... enough explanation here is the pic
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Sushy: Try and rethink the wings. Right now it does not look like the wings could support the bulbous body. Also look into form and position of real bee's wings. Other than that I like the concept.
Giby: love the concept and escpecially the horned creature. I'm looking foward to a coloured version.
panama66: the head and face (horns included) are great, but might I suggest you get a bit more rference for the rest of the body, escpecially the hands and feet? The piece has great potential.
Noun: thanks for your input, I'll try to show the context a little more clearly. In your piece, I love how architectural (is that even a word?) the hands look. Very unique take on the subject.
I'll get to the other entries later on I hope, have to be off. This is where I'm at right now;
Trying to communicate the context /hard, lifeless forms vs floral/soft life forms) better. Still WIP of course.
December 5th, 2012 #26
Thanks for your critique, Benedikt
I think your image looks pretty badass already o_o Not what I typically would associate life with, but very cool.
Okay trying to change the wings into something... That would make sense.
In my head.
I am thinking of removing those two wings on her back and only keep the ones down "there", if you get what I mean.
Should I? :V