Man it took me so much contemplating and such, I had to choose between redehlert and Vegas Mike, I ended up going with Vegas Mike, but I was then surprised and happy to see redehlert ends up with having the most votes so far... so I guess everyone is happy? I have a little list of my runner's up. Redehlert isn't on it. Because he is like in prime first place or something. It is like first place but on a different dimension where I can vote for two.
Jakkas, noche, chuck,mate, br0ken spirit, jonoy, mikecorriero, you guys kicked ass in this one. Alright I am out. Getting less and less time as the semester nears the midterm
JakkaS got my vote, it's just a wondeful image, great rendering. I like the turtle face and the flowing hair and the sheep, oops I mean s'peehs add an eerie feel to the scene.
Broken Spirit: I just love this illustration, those eyes are great.
VegasMike: Again, a great illustration and a bit disgusting, too.
Had to go with Redehlert on this one...It's been fun watching your skills improve over the past few weeks, Congratulations, you deserve it! Great rendering...Thanks for the votes, Lewis, Phaytfool, pr0ph3t and the positive comments everyone.
I voted for silentkitty. I thought the monochromatic palette worked really well for the piece, and I liked the glowy effect. Also, I can believe it would actually work in an ecosystem somewhere, which isn't true of some other entries.
I also quite liked the piece by jakkas, but somehow it just didn't click with me the same way. Finally, I was seriously tempted to vote for the cactopus put forth by Plate. I'm a fan of both cacti and octopi, and you melded them together perfectly. It just didn't feel like it fit the theme as well as silentkitty's, or I'd have voted for it. Awesome design, though.
Thanks for the votes, artiphat and silentkitty. I think I'll have to go back into the piece and really make it folio-worthy. I haven't been digitally rendering all that long (bit under a year) so it's hard to go up against the masters, but thanks for the support!
Favourits: redehlert, MIKECORRIERO, br0ken spirit, cognition.sb and Chuck,mate [two last lines of your description just killed me! Hehe ]
Hmmmm....I couldn’t decide…. Wanted vote for Broken but Red’s entry was just the best in this round. Red you have my vote!
Originally Posted by MIKECORRIERO
extreme close second was Jakkas, again great rendering and concept always glad to see your work bro.
Thx Mike. I can say same thing about your work! Really inspiring!
Originally Posted by romance
I went with JakkaS in the end. I found the blue to be very hypnotic
Hmmmm....and what you think about WHITE? hehe
Originally Posted by Chuck,mate
runnerup - jakkas - how the heck you paint so goddamn gorgously?! the rendering is so delicate and detailed , your creature`s face and hair are amazing...
get some free time - and post a TUT, man.
Hmmmm, maybe someday. Now I don’t have any method of work. Just start to paint and.....after few hours its done. But always its a different method. Hehehe. I work in complete chaos.
thanks for the comments and votes people.
this round was purely for the heck of it for me.
i wasn`t getting much sleep and i just wrote (for those who found it funny..) in the description whatever came to mind. jakkas - we all work in chaos. just create any kind of tutorial. even a WIP with no text will suffice.
redehlert - glad i could be of service. about the text - it`s nothing in particular, just the whole creature that eat itself, and god playing a part there...needs more
GreenThumbArt - much appreciated.
fozzy - "play with your teddies you sissy..."
you crazy crazy man...
i nearly soiled myself there. we need more people like you in our governments, dude.
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
voted for redehlert,
great concept + great rendering = great job!
though the design is reminding too much of an ordinary centipede, but then again the concept needed something looking similar to a "∞"...so it's not a crit...
nearly voted for chuck,mate.
soooooooooooo cute.....i really love the canvas structure and colors....
nice rendering, you achieved the glowing effect really great there...
Tully, I really like the idea behind your piece. The explanation about their habitat under children's clothes and the lint they gather in their bellies becoming a food source is pretty cool.
Redehlert, I also like yours a lot (and commented under the finished section)!
Good luck to all.
voted for redehlert,
great concept + great rendering = great job!
though the design is reminding too much of an ordinary centipede, but then again the concept needed something looking similar to a "?"...so it's not a crit...
thanks man - coming from you, this vote and comment are deeply appreciated.
broken - thanks mate! i still think that your creature is your best to date. keep workin' in that vain man!
chuck,mate - i see where yer coming from. that concept copy was more afterthought than anything else. i kept asking - how the hell did this thing end up eating itself. i'm a spiritual guy and i hope that there is no offense taken with my affront of God in any way shape or form.
jakkas - major thanks!
all the best!
There is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "i" in meat pie. Meat is the anagram of team...~Shaun "Shaun of the Dead" http://www.cognitionstudio.com
concept: When God created the Ouroborosite to clean up the debris of time and space, He had no idea that the harmless creatures would rather eat everything in their paths. God's solution—the Ouroborosite would complete the circle and devour itself, for infinity (∞). The pain of hunger and ingestion is unbearable, but God, being cruel and just, gave the Ouroborosite arms to squeeze its tail good and tight, thereby robbing it of feeling while it force feeds in hopes of sating the undeniable hunger.
[sticking his nose in where he shouldn't but being an atheist cannot help it]
That someone can take offence to this as an affront to god is...well, silly. (sense of humour?)
This is a website about art, not god (although I can appreciate how art and god are hand in hand on many levels) but by the very definition of God, it is all things; as such both cruelty and love.
And lets face it, if god was really pissed off, he would have struck redehlert down with lightning or scabies right? as opposed to him winning the poll through talent and foresight...
...and iirc the jewish god (yahweh) is omnipotent; and is it not presumptious for a person to assume that they could possibly know the will and mind of god?
Last edited by Jonoy; February 4th, 2006 at 07:16 AM.