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    It's a Matt Fight!! Matt Dixon vs. Matt Smith.

    Or should it be the other way around, I challenged him, I always forget which name is supposed to go first. Poor Dixon is going to be so busy this month, 2 challenges and work. The rules are based on three words, Dragon, Shiny, White, and whatever the artist thinks of is fine as long as those 3 words are in the piece somehow. The deadline in June 27th. I am excited to see what Dixon comes up with and what brushes he pulls out of his bag of tricks. All we have to do is be more creative than coming up with a White, Shiny, Dragon

    Good Luck.


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    Well the pieces are due today. I need to work on mine some more, but will have it finished before midnight tonight. Dixon I thought you would have posted yours by now. I was so excited to wake up and see an awsome piece this morning. But perhaps you were waiting for me to post first. Post it anytime you get the chance to. I look forward to seeing it.

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    Georgina and the Dragon

    It's a Matt Fight!! Matt Dixon vs. Matt Smith.

    White panties. Shiny gun. Dead dragon.

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    HAHA, that is awsome, not at all what I was expecting, I was thinking of a similar idea, but it wasnt going to be a hot babe in her panties. Ok these last hours on mine I need to work hard and smart. Excellent piece.

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    Haha, Prometheus would be proud, Mr. Dixon.
    "Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann

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    Cool, Matt! The dragon looks as if he enjoys his position

    Btw i always thought there can only be one Matt at ca...

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    HAHA Dixon, you kicked my brother's ass. I'm a dick. Nice work. For someone who told me that they weren't very good at full bodied skin tones, I think you did a good job. Nice dirty feel on her skin too. The dragon almost looks like he has a dirty smile on his face. Through up a tutorial on how you work in photoshop, stop hiding your secrets.

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    Goddamn gorgeous. You paint the coolest guns dude.

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    What is it with you and girls with big guns, Mr Dixon? Hmmm... probably the same as me with girls with big swords! Aah... what would mr Freud say? Fab work! Why a rubber duck?

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    The dragon obviously interupted her just before bathtime

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    A horny dragon, being a peeping tom. tsk tsk tsk, well he felt her wrath

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    Matt thats really nice- really good work on the leg \ knee tones and a wicked face.

    The only thing that has bothered me slightly on second look is the gun perspective... the more i look along it, the back seems to be angled slightly wrong in comparison to the position of her front hand?
    understood if the "exhaust pipe" bit is facing toward the viewer slightly, and not straight up, but its the bit below that that gets me.. i dunno, maybe im being finicky.

    Nice work chief.

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    Ok here is my piece. I thought I was going to be able to pull it all together today, but I just wasnt happy with how things were turning out. I am going to rethink it and finish it up later. Right now i cant stand to look at it anymore. Dragon staff, shiny sword, and the lightning is supposed to be the white, but it looks terrible right now. I would like to thank Matt for taking out extra time to do this challenge. It was several weeks of some artistic frustration for myself, but I had fun. Any comments would be appreciated.

    It's a Matt Fight!! Matt Dixon vs. Matt Smith.

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    hahaha Matt Dixon has this thing won! sorry, Smithy

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    Please take the time to finish it up, Matt - that has the makings of a really cool image.

    The uplighting works really well, and the sword, hand and other details in that area are looking good. The same attention in a few other areas will really pull the figure out of the background. The lighting doesn't look terrible in my opinion, but it doesn't feel like part of the scene either - maybe a single, larger lightning bolt emerging from the clouds nearer the top of the frame would be more effective? That would help fill the empty space at the top of the pic, and give you the opportunity to throw in some contrasting lighting from above, which should emphasize the figure's form still further.

    The soft glow from the firey pit is a good starting point. Get some hard edges in there and it should start to feel more coherent with the remainder of the pic - some curls of smoke or fumes, flying embers, maybe even some licking flames. You could also suggest the forms of further firelit rock formations behind the platform the character's standing on - maybe some jagged mountains in the distance to push the depth if the lightning no longer occupies the horizon?

    You could also push the depth by working on the foreground a little - hardening the near edge of the fire pit, and introducing some silhouetted forms near to the viewer - almost as if we're peering over some boulders to see the figure. This might allow you to touch some of the sky colours around in the bottom half of the image which would help tie it all together and break the horizontal split between the orange and green you have at the moment.

    Thanks for the scrap, Matt! Glad you had fun - I certainly did, and that's what these things are all about..!

    'Til next time, mate!

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