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    Minotaur

    artwork for a card in a new series.


    PS7, about 4 hours.

    Minotaur

    Last edited by Chuck,mate.; January 30th, 2006 at 09:21 AM.
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    Woah, i love it!

    although i would have liked to see some ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis
    Woah, i love it!

    although i would have liked to see some ribs.
    damn, good call.
    thanks buddy, i revised it and added a rib-cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis
    Woah, i love it!

    although i would have liked to see some ribs.
    damn, good call.
    thanks buddy, i revised it and added a rib-cage.

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    Its very nice

    Although the bicep on the left arm (his left) seems to go away to long down on the arm.
    Also I think his hands is abit to small.
    And then, on the back muscle, that goes forward to the stomach seems to be abit incorrect.

    Anyway
    Awsome rendering...

    You might make some wider hips aswell, but not sure about that



    Now this is a finished piece...so please Dozzie..shut up


    Keep the good work up!
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    dozzie - thanks man. as far as anatomy and proportions goes - i worked from a ref. tried to follow it as tight as possible.
    but i guess some incorrections might happen in the process.


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    Hey, Chuck,mate. Are you really Chuck or Pat in a real life?
    Very young Minotaur, full of energy, I like him very much. Especially I like those glowing purple eyes, they look intense.
    Why all the images of Minotaur remind me bodybuilders instantly? There is always something very determined and close minded about them (Minotaur images, I mean). Well, anyway, I like the image, especially his shoulders, hair texture and the serious expression of his snout. I like the lighting from the second light source, nicely done.
    The only note about his hands, they are not very expressive, and I heard that in portrait they are second most important part to pay attention. Right now it's nothing much to say about them , except they look vaguely done.
    Now do you plan to paint his girlfriend? could be fun, if she is into sport too.
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    woa, it's a little weird at first, with the whole giant torse thing going on but when you look at the taur for a while it looks very cool. I really like the cow like head and the way you lighted this beast. Do you have a non-canvas textured version?

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    nice one, i think the disproportion and stuff kinda works for the piece not against it, although bigger forearms and hands would definitely make it look even better. i love the lighting, simply love it

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    he needs bigger nostrils. BIGGER NOSTRILLLZORS, I SAY!!1! heh. jk. this is a great rendition of the age old beast, the lighting really does it for me

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    Chuck, looks great! I'm not really digging that background texture but everything else looks good.

    Coincidentally, I made a similar image a short while back:

    http://joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/...t/minotaur.jpg

    Great minds think alike! -J

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    Great stuff. The waist, as I believe has been mentioned before, should probably be bigger. I'm not a big fan of the texture myself, and the sudden lack of that texture surrounding the horns really annoys me.

    But yeah... fantastic rendering. Veins are cool.

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    Great stuff. The waist, as I believe has been mentioned before, should probably be bigger. I'm not a big fan of the texture myself, and the sudden lack of that texture surrounding the horns really annoys me.

    But yeah... fantastic rendering. Veins are cool.

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    sve - thanks. my real name is Patri Balanovsky.
    chuck is just the name of my fav` author.
    and minotaurs - being half bull/ half man and all - should look phisically strong.
    hence the bodybuilders look cliche.

    about the texture - i explained it already in some of my works - i start off WITH a canvas texture on my working area, and then i draw and paint on top of it.
    this process simulate in result (sort of..)- oil painting.
    i guess some might not agree and some may not like it, but for now - this is how i work.


    again - 10x for the comments and crits.

    Last edited by Chuck,mate.; January 31st, 2006 at 03:07 AM.
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    Tell a story, feed the soul and not just the eye. The Minotaur, Icarus, Deadalus is one of the greatest myths. Find out who he really is, why is he there (labyrinth), who put him there, why, who was his mom, his dad? Who killed him and how and why? And remember a myth lives inside, so he is really still alive, that is why you get to paint him.

    Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwagner
    Tell a story, feed the soul and not just the eye. The Minotaur, Icarus, Deadalus is one of the greatest myths. Find out who he really is, why is he there (labyrinth), who put him there, why, who was his mom, his dad? Who killed him and how and why? And remember a myth lives inside, so he is really still alive, that is why you get to paint him.

    Keep it up.

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    i think you just a BIT too emotional about this.
    just a tad.
    i know the story, i know the characters, i know the myth.
    no need to go overdose with pseudo-philosophing.
    it`s a painting of a card for kids, generaly portraing a minotaur. that`s it.
    a minotaur, as a creature.
    not THE minotaur. a minotaur.

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    I realy dig the coloring and details, Chuckmate. The proportions still look off to me though. Either his arms are to short or his abs are too long or both. Doesn't look like he can even touch his .... Well I don't need to go there. But anyways keep up the good work.

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    Awww, super cool, the hands seem kinda small, but I've never seen a real-life minotaur before (I don't get out all that much), so I guess it can be overlooked

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    I agree with what most others have stated, the biceps are a big huge for the arms, the torse seems a bit long also. Abdomin area is done quiet well. over all great concept and painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck,mate. View Post
    artwork for a card in a new series.


    PS7, about 4 hours.

    Minotaur

    I wouldn't mind having some pork chops with this fella~

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