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April 12th, 2005 #1
Did this for the current Creature of the Week, but decided it was too much of an obvious take on the topic of 'Sirens' so she's washed up here instead.
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Now that's what i'm talking about.....
"If you only heard one side of the story, then you must be deaf in the other ear." - Sok N. Wett
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that corpse has got some nice t....
just messin' - looks great man...I like the diagonal movement across the picture plane and loose brushwork. If was forced to make a crit (gun to head) and just had to be a dick, I would throw in stronger light tones (already suggested on boobs) . but that's if i was forced ...looks awesome
April 12th, 2005 #6
Yeah, those look like nice tits, but they look like they'd taste a little fishy. Good Job, Matt!
April 12th, 2005 #7
great as usual
April 12th, 2005 #8
Whatever dude, this was a great interpretation of the topic. Silly bastard. I freakin love this, the arms are fantastic.
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yeah man.. great COW, but I see what you mean... there isn't really a "cute" part that you can see.
this is still an awesome piece, she looks clammy/ugly/deceiving at the the same time. keep it UP!
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Daaanng. that theres a good piece a art
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yo man. great piece, great motion
I think adding water particle effects from the swinging hair would add a lot more OOMPH to this painting. as well as flow, which seems to be the basis of this pice
April 13th, 2005 #15
Yikes! She's at least a 6 pint-er!
Nice job Mr Dixon. I still think you should enter this, as the topic was poorly chosen for a C.O.W. it's not your fault that sirens are humanoid in origin!
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thats so tite, i love it
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April 13th, 2005 #18
Not exactly how I'd picture a siren...
Great job, though!
Small crit: she's possibly not quite shiny\wet enough.
April 13th, 2005 #19
Boh!, you should not undervalue your entry, it might be as you say, but imho it is still a worth entry.
COW issue apart, great work. I agree with Denart about the water particles, and perhaps with Midnight about the wetness.
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April 13th, 2005 #20
Oh, man, I love this...
I can't shake the feeling that someone is tossing her a fish, though...
April 13th, 2005 #21
Looks like some new Iron Maiden album cover. Another Eddie.
April 13th, 2005 #22
Not a big fan of this one Matt, and I'm a fan of your work in general.
I think, overall, the colours are just too desaturated and too monochromatic for me to get any sense of life for the creature. As well, the dynamic angle looses its energy because the creature appears to be frozen solid. I can't tell if she's supposed to be sitting on teh rock, yelling, or has just thrust herself up onto it. The motion of the water around only helps to reinforce how still she is and the density / detail in the hair seals the deal.
Don't get me wrong, I like her design (especially the forearms) but I'm just not feeling it.
Maybe add some colour variation to the skin tone, some translucency (especially on her webbed hands) and create a more focused lighting scenario (currently the BG kills it). Then, add some motion to the figure (blur some bits possibly) by adding water spray coming off of her (especially her hair which I would guess is whipping around). In general, having her make more of a “splash” would help.
…just my two cents…
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you have such a cool style Matt - I could pick one of your images out of a line up any day. Great stuff.
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hi Matt this is great.. a nice twist since siren are usually drawn all beautiful looking o.O love the dynamic composition and the watersplatter
April 13th, 2005 #26
The only thing I can do at lunchtime is being careful to move my lower jaw up and down, without biting my tongue off. You, you draw THIS. Talk about a worthless life
April 14th, 2005 #27
Thanks, everyone. I honestly didn't think all that much of this, so to get so many positive replies makes me feel good.
Loomer, Midnight, Jull - Yeah, you may be right with the her not looking wet enough. I was trying to give her silvery skin like a fish, but I think I might have overdone it a bit.
Denart - There was some water falling from her hair at one point, but it didn't look right to me, as her head is lifted back from the rocks, not water. On the other hand, I suppose those rocks are wet, and she is surrounded by a crashing ocean. Her hair does look dry now I look at it again. Oh, I don't know...
Dogfood - Haha! Nor can I now.
Verithin - Good crits. I wouldn't disagree with much in your comments.
Matt Smith - That's exactly what it is. A few custom brushes made from ink toothbrush spatter.
GomenNasai - To be fair, this one had an extra hour's work on it from the lunchtime doodle I originally posted in the COW. You can see that one here.
April 20th, 2005 #28
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I prefer the first one's face, quite frankly, and I don't think you needed to sex up her breasts. I love the hands, though, and the composition, and the colors... just, It aint a siren, it's a mermaid