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Flaskpost
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:29 pm     Reply with quote
kickass work so far guys!
Matthew, looks great! but maybe a bit too symmetrical composition? feels a tad mirrored, maybe. i dunno.

wipp. so the evil scientist has finally found the place where the colossus is hidden, and the way to bring it to life again is working.




EDIT: (like i should be the one to talk about too symmetrical compositions, haha!)
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Godzilla Was Matthew
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:27 am     Reply with quote
Flaskpost, appreciate the comment, really enjoy yours.
Yes I think it is perhaps too mirrored but if you break away from on it when it is distorted it quickly becomes unbalanced....
I believe I put myself in a complicated situation perhaps too complicated, because one way horizontal you have a distorted view and on the vertical it is not distorted.
With this comes also that the shadows should be distorted, in the one I am working on at the moment I had to center the cast shadow because making it distorted doesn't make sense lol.
I got some critique on the piece to open up above his hand but that also makes it more difficult to get away from the distortion.
lol it all sounds like bad excuses haha I am such a sucker.hehe.
keep up flaskpost
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:41 am     Reply with quote
How's it going people?


haha this piece is turning out to be hilarious, now I am really running out off time lol. Inspired by Capt.Fred composition, btw fred really genious to focus up in the middle like you did with yours: Perhaps I should have emphasized on that earlier.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:02 pm     Reply with quote


Cool stuff everyone.

Godzilla Was Matthew......really enjoy your latest incarnation. Like the idea of having the sun placed behind him, giving him a strong silhouette,
while leaving him a bit more obscure and ominous.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:03 am     Reply with quote
Nice guys

ZupZup, love the painting

Matthew, I prefer that version too. The sense of scale is very achieved. A more frightening colossus would be great.

Tht's my colossus. Initially I did a bigeer-scale version but didnt like. Is more a giant than a colossus hehe

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:15 am     Reply with quote
Damn guys your stuff is awesome, now I can see I really suck with mine.

I really don't like the kind of stiffness I have in my piece, not sure it would have helped with many sketches because I tend to change my mind all the way, damn.
I'm screwed.

ZupZup, that's really awesome, things flow in the composition.
I had to do a quick sketch when I saw yours lol. Homage to you ZupZup


thanks for the comments guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:15 pm     Reply with quote
Oh my oh my; the latest two hours I have been reinstalling my computer due to a crash, lost it all.
Better take it as a sign though so I am gonna make something new instead lol. Will be back later during the week.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:31 pm     Reply with quote
Ups Matthew! Have you tried to restore system or something? I'm sure is possible to recover it. A software or something like that

You only have a week! lol
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:32 am     Reply with quote
fripp, forgot to comment yours, really unique style you're starting to achieve and very nice. Especially in this piece here adding more balance to the whole. Keep up the good work.
And yea I could have restored it but it was a damn nasty bug, put down windows into hibernating.
Sometimes those tings survive restore points. I have seen it before. So all had to go.
Back again though. Very Happy

Got back to sketching again, guess the hammer got stuck in my mind.
Perhaps I should have zigged when I zagged? damn mew are awesome lol.
quickies for the sketchbook. Need to get out of the stiffness I got comfortable with, damn that stiffness.


here's a good song, "beach" with Mew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE3TdY6dhYU
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:17 am     Reply with quote
There seems to be something wrong with my laptop, maybe it is overheating? I do believe so at this moment....
It keeps shutting down after a while, do remember I had some problem like that years ago with my regular pc but that was the motherboard.
Harder to tell with laptops I believe, maybe it is the battery?

Anyway that sucks because it kept shutting down twice when I painted this, so this will be final picture.
I call it "you're next" Very Happy


Thanks for joining the contest everyone, remember you still have to Monday to post your colossus piece. See you in the voting, hope to be around. Hopefully the laptop can be fixed, or maybe it is some setting we'll see.
keep up everyone
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:24 pm     Reply with quote
I like that latest one Matthew, i had exactly the same problem with my laptop as well, the only thing that worked for me was setting it to use max battery in the power settings which makes the cpu less hot, it works.

Hopefully i get time to put image in over the weekend, great entries from everyone here
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:08 am     Reply with quote
Amazing how many we lost from the original sign up thread, funny how things like that turns out and silly me who wanted the whole to expire in october lol. I guess you guys have until tomorrow.
Anyway a lot of people have joined so thank you everyone for joining the contest.

T-England / thanks again Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:25 am     Reply with quote
great art in here, and even greater idea matthew!



keep pumping it godzilla.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:34 am     Reply with quote
Nice work all round.

Godzilla, not sure which of your I prefer... maybe the last one. They're all great!

ZupZup - Damn that's cool!

Here's my entry so far;



EDIT: Managed to finish it up pretty quickly with colors. Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:57 am     Reply with quote
Cool work all! Matthew - ideawell Razz

I've been pretty sick this week so I havn't able to sleep too well, thus my ability to go with the theme sucks to the fullest

I worked these 3 sketches a bit further, still wondering on what to settle on Arrow

I guess the dinosaur with useless wings is more 'colossal' than the other 2 Laughing

*edit so the dragondinosaur is my 'final'





original version for the ship
http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2009/242/8/d/The_Colossus_2_by_Lakkae.jpg
too bad I like stupid colors so this version will stay in the bag



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:49 pm     Reply with quote
great work guys, i think all these are awesome.

lakka-whered you get those compositonal skillz!!!???

heres mine finished today- i wish i had busted my ass this week, but im at the beach and my comp would get sandy Razz


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:45 am     Reply with quote
Haven't been able to find time to complete the piece so i guess i'll just leave it as it is. May come back to it when i can find time.

The insane Lemur > I want to go to the beach too, to relax..~! Haa. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:15 am     Reply with quote
dangit guys. freakin awesome stuff.
matthew, love your latest ones! especially the "you´re next!" one!

here´s my as-final-as-it-will-be-today painting:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:17 pm     Reply with quote
Nice work here. The voting topic is up:

http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?p=420153
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