Thanks Popikok for the feedback. You were right, it didn't look as good. My image is based around the story that ancient monks from a temple in the high mountains have mystical powers that want to be harvested by society for medicine and technology in the modern world. This means the monks are being kept under tight security in the chambers of their temple whilst under thorough examination from a classified government project hence the guards and CCTV cameras:
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When Arianna met the Marquis while holidaying in Ravenna, she couldn't believe her luck. He was so debonair! So attentive! He had a castle (of sorts) and old family money, that was sure. And he seemed so interested in her, so sympathetic to the loss of her family, so supportive. He told her he'd been married before and had his heart broken, but she was different. When he suggested marriage, she didn't hesitate, and how delightful that he wanted to tie the knot before the holiday ended, he was that keen. he had no family either, so it was quiet, and they moved into the castle that night. In the morning he had to go away on business, he told her she could explore the castle to her hearts content until he came back, he just asked to not to disturb his private chamber. Arianna had learnt to pick Yale locks as a student, so not much stopped her explorations, but it was a big castle, and so she didn't get into that last room until much later, when she could already hear his car on the drive ..
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Really cool stuff guys, I was hoping there would be more entries to choose from, the interesting things is, each of the three entries is of a completely different genre. That really put me as a viewer in a tight spot to choose because to compare becomes harder.
At the end it came down to what story really engrossed me the most. Awesome job all you guys especially popicok.
@Sidval, thanks! I was hoping to see some of the others too, Grotski's butlers chamber looked really good, and the 20's room from Ananda C was looking atmospheric, and the waterfall cavern monster idea from Dayle ..
Nice work guys, though I'm disappointed to only see three entries, I've taken part in EOWs in the past with 14-15 entrants haha
Mannion - Nice image, I find it a bit difficult to really follow what is happening. I think you've hit the colours well, you can tell it's an interior lit by warm light. If I were you I'd work a little bit on composition, choose a couple focal points which relate to each other to draw the viewer in, and maybe try a perspective grid (you'll find hundreds of perspective grid brushes) online to fix the perspective. Good work . I'd also look at a couple of lighting books, the one I recommend most is James Gurney's Colour and Light, as the light in your image wouldn't necessarily be so defined (the line that splits black and light).
Popikok - Interesting piece, I get a very dark souls vibe and quite like the stylised look you've gone for- you got my vote. If I were you I'd keep working on perspective and anatomy a little bit, and start spending more time detailing bits. Start with a big canvas and lay out a composition, then detail the important bits, right now I feel there is a similar level of detail through out the image and it could use more definition. If you want some good advice for environments, Feng Zhu's videos on YouTube are an excellent place to look. I find his videos extremely helpful. Good Job
LnF - I like the way you've arranged the image, you clearly have a concept artists brain in that you can picture a shot. I say keep working on the basics, keep drawings, keep sketching (traditionally and digitally). I think your piece is missing a few hours really, add in some textures, spend time thinking about how the light would work, be careful of repetition, look for implied detail etc. When you draw, keep zooming in and out and flipping the image, it helps you see the overall balance of it. Again I recommend looking at some of Feng Zhu's tutorials on YouTube as they are brilliant. I like this piece I think you just need to spend more time working on it
Thanks Snafu! Good advice. Totally with you on Feng Zhu, I think he's brilliant. Watching his vids always makes me want to get back to drawing again. There's a new one just up on thumbnailing! http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.co.uk/