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    looking good! I really dig the dark, fairytale, eerie, nightmare sort of feeling you get in your illustrations sometimes, i have a hard time putting words to it... You do it wonderfully. I think those wasplike insects helps alot with that, i really like those, and nice connection with the tattoos too. its hard to crit you! If anything, it would be fun to see more unexpected stuff, such as the oil painting. I enjoyed seeing that done so well. some pencil sketches or studies, whatever, would be interesting to see. i bet you have 'em laying around!
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    Gorgeous work! I really like that barn painting... most excellent. 8)

    Cheers

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    Loving the Queen's Herald finished colours, it amazes me that your style is consistent regardless of the media you work in. Looking forward to seeing your LMS piece!

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    The Queen's Herald looks wonderful, so nice to see your stunning linework again. Also, very much looking forward to your LMS...
    More, please!


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    lovely style......sweet lineart and colouring....and very imaginative art....great sb!

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    Woo! Thanks for all the comments

    Mr. Delicious: Thanks! Love your entry!

    Posh: It's not just you: I have issues integrating my characters into the background, and problems with legs, and hands, and depicting action or emotion... etc. Yep, I have a lot of stuff I need to work on

    lefran: Who knows? I might throw it so I don't have as much work to do... But seriously, it will be an honor to compete with you.

    Stephen_R: Cheers! I think your entry is going to beat the crap out of mine. It's just this feeling I've got

    gunnarsson: See, that's why no one should do what I do: I don't do studies. I hate sketching. I'm a horrible, lazy artist. I'm a bad planner

    AmontilladoAg: Thank you!

    zephyri: Thanks! I look forward to seeing my LMS piece, too

    JessiBean: Thanks so much! Love your entry

    Dan Valkar: Cheers!

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    ooh, very cool final execution! Love how you still managed to make it pop despite the relatively monochromatic colour scheme. I'll be sure to drop you one of my votes sometime, this one's a winner.

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    beautiful sketch book! gotta love that wispy linework and washes

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    Count me as another huge fan of your work. In addition to the beautiful linework, I think your compositions are outstanding. You have a wonderful sense of design that I struggle with constantly in my own work.

    The fact that you turned out this caliber of work on top of completing a PHD blows my mind. You must have outstanding time management skills. If you haven't found a job yet, I wish you the best of luck!

    I can't wait to see more! Oh...and thanks so much for the tutorial at the beginning of this thread. Awesome.

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    I'm in love...

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    I keep running into people I just recently came across in DA in here.

    I love your linework, it reminds me really strongly of the illustrations from classic children's stories I read when I was a kid, especially William Heinemann. Beautiful work.

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    man barn in snow turned out really good i totaly love it !

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    Heya, Blue

    I've just saved about 20 of your images to my computer, just in case something ever, ever happens to this site and I can't look at your stuff anymore. It's been more than a year since I drew anything at all, and now I'm having a real itch to do it. What else would I be doing on an art site, anyway *laughs*. You just pushed me over the edge now... where's my pencils...

    So thank you for the inspiration, there's a lot to be learned from you. In the spirit of adding something useful, may I humbly point out a few things?

    1) All the faces you draw are either front view or profile. They are clearly your "default" faces, and it's a shame to have to place your compostions around only two possible ways a figure can face. Go through the trouble... work out the anatomy, it would add a lot of life to your beautiful pieces. Same goes for bodies, of course. Don't depend on reference.

    2) You do the girl thing. You draw a wonderfully worked out and detailed figure in the foreground and then you just kinda fill the space behind it any old how. Since you're really good, you can get get away with it. But these pictures are so close to really, really flawlessly great. Go all the way, plan them out beforehand. You lose your flow when you fiddle with the backgrounds like that. I know what I'm talking about, I truly hate to do this as well. But it makes my works 200% better when I go through the trouble.

    3)I'm not sure if it would actually fit, but maybe a bit more 3D when you color out your figures. I know, they are supposed to be graphic style (I find it easy to recognize your love of Mucha, btw.) and not realistic, but maybe it could keep things from falling apart into mere pattterns. Then again, maybe it's a crappy idea.

    Hope that was of any use to you... oh, and thank you so much for the texture tutorial. Very generous of you to share, I really am greatful.

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    your work is just so enjoyable to view!

    sorry, i normally don't re-post unless i have something new to say, but..i accidentally deleted my subscription to your thread (trying to get rid of the email notification) hehe, sorry about this

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    there are some SBs to just pour through and enjoy...and then there are some that transcend that joy. your's is definitely the latter. constant inspiration from thought to execution. thanks for sharing blue.

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    Printed in ImagineFX, congrats!

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    i am amazed..you have such a beatiful and distinct style, ppl will probably be able to know that a certain piece is yours even if they ignore you did it. keep up the awesomeness!!

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    very beautiful style, thanks for posting

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    Sorry I've been gone from the forums for so long My new job is sucking the life out of me.

    Anyway, I just realized I never added my LMS 3 round 1 entry to my poor, neglected sketchbook. So here it is:

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    I don't love it. I think it suffers from the same problem a lot of my stuff does: there's very little interaction between the elements, except that they overlap. There's no depth. That peachy background really pisses me off now, and the lines are pretty crappy.

    Now, back to work on my entry for round 2! I'm looking forward to getting totally obliterated

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    Whew! Round 2!

    Well, here's the finished product - it feels a little rushed in some parts. I think I could've taken a bit more time with the birds and the coloring of the background. The dress looks too flat to me. And there's a weird bit of a tangent made by the birds and th background that bothers me. *Sigh*

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    A detail - I thought her face turned out okay. Too bad it gets lost in the final size.

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    The linework - took the longest and made me insane

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    I originally had her arm positioned this way (and Elwell gave me a nice quick fix on it):

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    But it messed up the composition a lot, so I actually transplanted that arm to her other side. Worked better, I think.

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    Your piece was one that really stood out for me in LMS Round 2. Really loving it. There's a real feelign of consistancy between the two pieces so far, like they're parts of the whole. I'm hoping you win your round so I get to see part 3. (If you don't will you make part 3 anyway? That would make my day... uh, year.)

    Thanks for sharing the details and the line drawings. Your stuff is great.

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    its absolutely beautiful! 5ive stars! i love the klimtesque dress and I love how the birds have a lot of color and the background lacks it, the picture is pretty busy, but you make it work, as always a pleasure watching your stuff!

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    Thanks for the comments, guys!

    Donalfall: I'm actually kind of hoping I don't make it to round 3. I know that sounds bad, but man I've got a lot of work to do!

    jenzi: I actually had my Klimt picture book out for inspiration while I was working on this

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    I love your illustration style... it mixes so many influences I've had myself for years... everything from Mucha to Rackham to my all time favorite as a kid.. Trina Schart Hyman.

    Beautiful stuff!

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    Beautiful work, I really like the post from april 11th, great use of color in that one.

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    ur work is really good,it kind of reminds me of a really great illustrator called KAY NIELSEN,dont know if u know him but he's really cool so is ur work ,keep up the good work

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    Always a pleasure.

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    Magnificent as always

    I do like your first round entry more than your second round though - I feel you made stronger decisions with the surfaces and colour planes, and the second round entry's value structure is not is strong as the first's. But beautiful work, I do hope you get through to the next round.

    thanks for sharing
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    congratulations again, bluefoot! Such beautiful colors...

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