Serious [Competition] Art of The Week - Season 2

Discussion in 'Creative' started by lemon, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. RGB

    RGB Electron

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    What's up my dudes, I will focus mostly on drawn art, graphic art, and such things that I understand but I'll give my best go at picking out flaws from a non-technical standpoint for posed and rendered art.

    This is a solid image, my only gripes could be that the characters themselves are a touch gloomy for the vivid and bright hallucinogenic trip around them. They're also just a touch stiff, but all that said you've done a good job of conveying something like cresting the hill of a psychadelic trip and dropping off the cliff into a hell of a time.

    Good lighting is one of the sexiest things I can possibly think of, and this is full of it. A lovely filter that makes the air seem thick and stale with dust. The simple but trashy scenebuild, the lack of anything going on other than watching, waiting. It conveys a slice of life in a life you don't particularly want to experience at all. I can't recommend much to improve upon.

    Lovely colours, lovely pose, lovely model. Vivid and imaginative, simple. A faithful jojo reference. No more to say here.

    This one gave me a little pause, I knew I wanted to evaluate it when I first saw it a couple weeks ago, but I wasn't sure how. It's a simple concept, and pretty messy on the surface, but abstract in a really neat way I still struggle to explain. I like it more than I ought to. I'd have loved to have seen it on a better map because I feel the skybox is what kills this so much, and I'd like to see more of this sort of concept in the future.

    Given time to evaluate my own work my main gripe is with my background. The foreground shot is fine, but the background is too unclear and rushed and in the future I should do more research into conveying what I want to before rushing something out and calling it done just because I'm tired.

    At this point you just KNOW I'm all about that COLOUR. This is, without colour, incredibly plain and probably quite a dull piece. The colour makes it and evokes imagery of what sort of place he's moving in on to give these sorts of highlights. Bright glaring neon, perhaps? Still, it makes me interested.

    Lighting is our problem here, it makes for a very flat and static image with nothing to it. I suppose another issue is the smoke with an odd buffer of clear air under it.

    A very simple image with clearly defined linework and figures. I just want to get some appreciation over here for the horse. It's so hard to draw horses. Their legs bend in funny ways and the shape of their heads is counter-intuitive. Very simple image, but very clear and enjoyable to look at. Only thing I'd really recommend is further refinement of existing shapes because the core idea is down pretty good.

    I'm usually a fan of harsh contrast in lighting but this one's a little too hard. The blacks are too black and the whites too white, it makes it more painful to look at than pleasant. Perhaps bring down the whites some, maybe obscure a little more of the face if it's so dark, or give us some directional lighting such as from above or below from a lamp to give it more atmosphere. Pose is fine, lighting needs the work.

    You run this through one of those filters? It's so harsh that it's hard to make shapes out, and while I don't wanna be over-harsh I'm just not a fan of those things, often becuase they only look artsy by blurring and obscuring lines like how chickenscratch in amateur art does the same trick. Your pose, without the filter, looks like a stock gmod pic with no post-processing work on it. Work on colours, lighting, and the fluidity of your poses before running it through the filter and I'm sure it'd look way more abstract and stylised like it should that way.

    Graphic design work. Very pretty, very clean, and suitable for a desktop wallpaper. My only issues being that the blacks are too soft to be just devoid of all light. The fade is too gradual and subtle to suddenly have no, for the sake of argument, what I will call stars. The little horizontal shockwave could also use a little blurring so I can't clearly see each layer of it layered on itself. Very nice though.

    While I'm sure the Emperor is pleased I am not. No background at all, basic poses, practically no lighting. I'm repeating myself at this point as I've mentioned in several of yours previously. Interesting lighting, backgrounds, scenes, and shading is what makes a picture go from "pretty cool" to spectacular. Imagine how this would look if on a battlefield or a narrow grungy space hulk corridor.

    Anyone else fancy a game of Tokyo 42?

    No? Anyway, it's unfair to judge this on the same merits as other work. A significant amount of work has gone into this and it shows. I can't begin to pick it apart, it's just gorgeous.

    :mad:

    Minimalist? Sure, I can do that too.

    It's good! I like the line refraction.

    HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TEACH YOU THIS LESSON OLD MA- oh holy crap this one's not just good, it's great. Compared to your previous ones there's a sense of action, an amazing scenebuild, lighting at play, and a feeling of urgency with expressions and ongoing conflict. If this is progress keep it up. It only gets better.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyes

    Lovelylovely, lighting, slice of life, like the other one I loved by CloudBucket. This has many of the same points to raise so please see his evaluation!



    The winner? Oh, well we all need to discuss that together, we'll get back to you on that.
     
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  2. Dudu Fadende

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  3. Danny

    Danny Visual Powerhouse

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    bc lemon told me so

    Awesome stuff my man, great composition and colouring over each of the soldiers with the cool DoF going over the second man. I recognise that this is an inbetween thing while you work on your big scenebuild but this is close to a win if if it had a scene in it for me. Keep the angle in, adapt the colours and add some context around them because this could be a really cool screenshot! Top stuff.

    WoAh CoWbOY calm DOWN this ain't no competition of who can post the most and produce the most work in a week, all about the quality over quantity here - regardless of that, you have got a talent for this kind of stuff and the solos of the 40k inspired pictures really are quite interesting. Your scenebuilds are not bad either, maybe in future just add some more lighting onto background parts of the image so it doesn't look distorted, aim for something like this(erkor) maybe, one of my faves from the old thread.

    Ah I remember these drawings, such a unique style and it's so good to finally see one forming a scene rather than a single character. Just makes it way more rich to look at. With great colours and detail with the powder under the hooves and where the blood lands etc etc etc, great work :^).

    So dark! I can't tell what's going on. The pose itself that I can see is promising but as I said Idk what to judge without the context of the rest of the image.

    This is a nice wholesome Gmod pose to me, potential to look like one of the old loading screens if it didn't have this filter on it, with a bright blue background, and maybe a unique camera angle. All things to consider in your next image, but this is good!

    Pretty picture, but I think the only thing missing is a more defined blue glow in the middle of the picture that stretches just a little beyond the particles in the middle. NO win :v

    Media dev........................................... still really good, can't imagine how long this would've taken me to make on Photoshop, assuming you used a more specialised tool because the amount of layers would drive me insane. Only thing missing, is people. Add that, and you've basically made concept art.

    Love a good bit of minimal shape work, thing is that most minimal work only really looks great when it serves some kind of commercial purpose, otherwise it's just a pattern. Make another thing, or build off of this with more patterns coming out (if you really wanted) just to develop the idea more. It is good tho cns :^), maybe would've got the win if we ever won apex way back.

    Very nice.

    My Personal Winner Vote: @Neythi
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    What a picture, sure it has it's muh realism gripes if you want to pick at it like that. But you can't take away the facts that it's: well lit, well posed and precisely put together. I can't tell if it's part of a map or not though, if it's a scenebuild (entirely) then that's even better. Brave to use the HL2 fire particles as well, I always avoid them but I might stop because it just fits so well. Looks like a real screenshot. NICE.

    There is no Rota for which judges do what or how many can, so...
    Goodluck with the next week of submissions :^).
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    actual winner soon probs​
     
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  4. Dicknose

    Dicknose Whatever happens, happens.
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    found it
     
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  5. Tzula

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    Bateman is that you.
     
  6. Dicknose

    Dicknose Whatever happens, happens.
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    if that's american psycho, never seen it
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    I'm lowkey in a creative dip right now
     
  7. cns

    cns The Winner

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    i was eatting a pizza and torrenting chernobyl when i made this
    i like it : ) tho i might mess around with the background. the read and black on white isn't doing it for me as much as the last one
     
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  8. RGB

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    oh yeah @Elan won by the way, we voteded it and stuff, go git ur priiiiiiiize

    @Neythi was a close second but elan cheated by producing something also really good
     
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  9. CloudBucket

    CloudBucket Electron
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    you forgot mine :(
     
  10. Dudu Fadende

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    Have some more experimental crap I came up with while I was drunk
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  11. Dicknose

    Dicknose Whatever happens, happens.
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    oh rad I made a vietnam poster but its not as good as this
     
  12. TheInnkeeper

    TheInnkeeper Fear the Old Blood

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    found a copy of my dark pic w/o the black and white colouring

    personally, I preferred it when it was dark because i thought it looks better but you guys're the experts

    might try something else soonish

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    also forgot to turn off my fps counter when i took that one so fml

    @Danny @RGB

    lemme know if this looks better
     
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    Made using SMOD40aq as the screenshot base
     
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  14. lemon

    lemon Sells cheap beer

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    Using heavy blur is seriously underrated
     
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  15. Dudu Fadende

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    Agreed
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    Thanks.
    I'm usually so drunk when I make my screens. Glad you like this shit.
     
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  16. Charlie

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    the man is back
    tekken tekken characters
    where my tekken homies at
     
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  17. Lzom

    Lzom Snowflake

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    Are you aware of the risks and danger you put - not only yourself - but others under, when you pose under the influence?

    Sort it out. It's not cool, or social.
     
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  18. Dudu Fadende

    Dudu Fadende Proton

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    I'd gladly sacrifice everyone of you for that perfect scene.
    With each life I take I absorb their essence and my posing abilities grow stronger.
     
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  19. lemon

    lemon Sells cheap beer

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    I'm just casually waiting for someone to post a poem
     
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  20. Charlie

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    roses are red
    violets are blue
    pick me for art of the week you dubloon
     
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