Had to create a temporary (I hope) username just to be able to chime in and say WOW, there are some really stellar pieces this time around. Coro, the color and temperature shifts in the "Literal" half of your piece is . Had to right click save that and Dave's entry. Pity to pit you two against each other so early on! Love Shelly's piece, of course. Has that old school Dean Cornwell/Frank Brangwyn-juicy-paintstroke look on rendering the human form. So many other great pieces! Icono, IncredibleAndy, ALL of Match 11 and 21, Loomer, Sinix (such a big fan of your work), redehlert, Vyle and Whoami.... Cheers you guys!
Wow! I can't stop going to this thread. Actually got out of bed to look all the mind-blowing entries, (which was everybody), again.
Icon - Thanks. That means alot to be on your list of favorites, though personally, I think I shouldn't be.
Hey you! We don't allow that kind o' talk around 'ere!! nah seriously! The atmospheric lighting you have going on is so beautiful, especially the way it shows up just the right amount of details! Bravo !
i have just seen so many boys turn into men (AKA: the progression of 1000yrs in a heart beat) from so many of you
images i did not expect from some of you
first and foremost..helzon
my boy you have been working your ass off and it shows...brilliantly
mr manly: this is not ass kiss, that is one of the most beautifull pics i have seen in a looong time and a great painted translation (value mainly) of a metallic print ( not that one was involved but first thing i thought)
el coro: you are still in my eyes a "legendary hero" not just a professional
proteus: stark disturbing and i hope the onlooking trooper made his escape at that moment
redehlert: you alreaddy know what i think you bastard hope you make it to san fran ill try to convince nathan next week when im in NJ
mike corrriero: lovely as always, and this time not as sinister hope we can chill whn i get to jersey, wont make it to AOL but i will be in NY that day, drinks on me
m@: very poitical very nice
posh: i hate you for being so good will you teach me? .....oh wait i mean i LOVE you for being so good
strych: love the concept love the execution
mr visions: so few and far between i see color from you and i wish it was more frequent!
mr chan: (wait your alot younger than me arent you? hahahaha)
amazing work very different from your normal work
and on top of all these familiar names i see very unfamiliar ones destroying all that is lame with amazing work i have been on here a while and regret never seeing many of you because you blew me away!
i just hope that this spirit of competition will hold un till the next round AND next lms
its made many of you better
(oh and i would love to know WHEN the next lms is...i always seem to be the last to know hahahah)
GREAT work everybody, very seriously
Utterly Mind Blowing! Everyone made such fantastic art for this round and the varied interpretations of the theme are truly inspirational.
Now I really want to kick it up a notch so I can enter next time round!
fuck, all are nice! I was expecting a bit more from alot of people though. That includes Jason Chan... and the fact that both of his competitors "Pussed out", well that gets a rolleyes from me. Coro kicked ass with his nice piece. Kenji. Matt Dixon, Dave Palumbo, Sinix, Dougbot, Whoami, Dutton all got my attention pretty quickly... and my TD partners Helzon & Johanson got some serious shit going on! Excellent work by them both. Overall, round 2 really made an impression on me... good luck to all of you!
wow man...my eyes just turned into penises and i couldn't find an appropriate slot on my pc...so many gorgeous entries...simply breathtaking...good thing i didn't advance from first round afterall (although the royal skullfuck might have been worth it)