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    Alien Abduction, Cthulhu-style (+ Making Of)

    Last edited by tegehel; February 23rd, 2005 at 10:52 AM.
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    sexy. some of the background looks a little flattened by the lighting, but it's cool none the less.

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    Cyril,

    I just wanted you to know how impressed I've been with these last few pieces. You've really made a breakthrough.


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    Definitely agree with Coldkodiak.. I think it's happening mostly because there's too much illumination caused by the main light source on the back wall. It makes them look like they're closer than the perspective you have here suggests that you want.

    Great work though. I love the detail on the Cthulu's clothes and face.

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    SEXXXXXYYYY!!!
    his coat is VERY well done, very nice feel to it.. overall this is very bad-ass and turns me on a lot.

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    yeah that coat has a real nice tim bradstreet look to it. i likee alot.

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    Let me just drool for a second...



    done.

    Man, youre good. Perhaps the only crit i can add is the flap of flesh overlapping his shoulder and upper arm. It seems out of place and much too stretched out. Still, very cool stuff.

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    Very creepy pic! I like the lighting on the cthulhu surgeon. For me, because of the curved line the table the body is on makes, it tricks my eye into seeing the background as if through a fisheye-lens. But then again, I'm weird.

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    oh man verry nice !

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    Very nice indeed. I like the mood and tone a lot. Maybe the wrinkles on his coat could've conveyed his great bulk a little bit more. Especially on the left half. Either way, good composition.

    --- and _great_ work on the overhead lights. They look really old and heavy.

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    WOH!...your best yet!
    very dark!..

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    mhh... lovecraft...

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    another good one! keep rocking these out.

    my only suggestion for this one is that the wall isn't receding behind the gurney/exam table. Maybe some copper or blood-induced warm highlights on the near edge will bring the table forward.

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    Nice work.

    Are these Cthulhu pieces for Chaosium?

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    Oh God, Zoidberg no!

    Looks tight.

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    This is beautiful Tegehel. The lighting and environment tell it all.

    Crit. : The 4 overhead lamps lack form and dimension. Of course I understand the one that's turned on shining down on the guy, but the others flatten out a bit. I think if the two further back were differentiated then the first two, that'd help. Or if one of em was super rusty and had a gungier look to it.
    Another thing that might help is if there was a tiny bit of red reflected back onto the serated part of that deadly knife to sell the point a bit more and show off the edges of the knife against the dark tiles.

    This is nit picking of course, but I think this is an awesome piece Tegehl.
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    Cyril,
    Great work man! Really good to see new work from you. I love all the details in the BG and the painting has a great level of horror to it without going over the top. Well done!

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    Wow, i really look up to all you pro`s and just all the talent here

    It`s so not what you would normally expect when you read the words "Alien Abduction"

    Normally i would think of some hightech spaceship where they inverstigate a human with hightech scanning devices or something.
    But now it looks like a dark creepy kitchen of some sort, that`s what seperates the "men from the boys" in art i think....the guts to do it totally different

    Keep up the good work, although i am sure you will offcourse

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    Crazy stuff, Cyril! I love it. Keep up the good work.

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    Great work, I cant stop looking at it.

    As for a crit I would maybe add a little rim light on the feet of the dead guy, they were kind of hard to see.

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    Hi all,

    Many thanks for your feedback and kind words. I can't respond to you all right now, I've got a deadline soon and I want to post another quickie before going back to work. I do appreciate the comments very much, be sure of that.

    I've taken in consideration what you've said, and here are the changes.

    new version:
    - details on feet, making them slightly more visible
    - darken the background, hopefully bringing back the wall
    - darken the 2 back lamps, for the same reason.
    - minor tweaks

    What do you think? too dark now? heh.

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    PS: sevnraiz, funny you should say that, because indeed, FUTURAMA was originally the idea for this painting, and I was going to make a "real" version of Zoidberg operating on Fry, but decided to go Lovecraftian instead. Good call.

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    Much improved...tweaking is fun, aint it.

    edit: any chance you saved some WIPs of this one like your last piece?

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    im still turned on

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    the W.I.P.

    JeffZNY: here ya go.

    Alien Abduction, Cthulhu-style (+ Making Of)

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    i liked the original saw better, before u filled up all the space

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    Very cool! In a disturbing way..hehe. Love it! No crits from me!

    Though I like the original saw better as well.

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    The original saw, as per on the sketch, is full (plain). I imagine you mean you prefer the "open" one

    Well, the truth is that this saw, the full one, is truly a 1920's autopsy tool, whereas the open saw (I don't know the right name for it) is a more modern tool.

    It's true that sometimes it's better to go with what looks cool than what is realistic. I'll think about it. Thanks.

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    The open bone saw looks "cooler" in and of itself, but the solid one works better compositionally.


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    ah, thank you thank you...i love watching ppl work

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