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digistyle
04-29-2001, 03:43 AM
This started out as a quick 'toon, but it got out of hand http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif. Now its kind of a hybrid. Turned out to be a pretty fun piece to do. Enjoy!

digistyle

<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2001/alien.jpg" border=0>

Note: Cross posted in the digital forum, also.

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kg7er
04-29-2001, 04:42 PM
Really nice work, Digi. I'm getting turned on by her shoulder. Accck!

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Ronski (http://csg-arts.com)

Keith Russell
04-29-2001, 11:43 PM
Dig:

Was this for a project, or just for fun?

I like her a lot; but I still get a sense of cognitive dissonance when I see comic-book type characters placed in front of nearly photo-realistic CGI backgrounds.

(I have this odd urge to get out the airbrush and the frisket and bring her up to the same level of realism level as the background. ;P)

(Silly me.)

Good work.

Keith.



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Keith Russell
Synthetic Sky Studios
Science Fiction Fine Art
[email protected]
artkc.com/russelk.htm

digistyle
04-30-2001, 12:44 AM
Ron, yer killin' me!!! ROFLOL!!

Keith, this was just for fun, an excuse to play with creating metallic textures. I was a little suprised by your comment on the realism of the background. Truth be told, the background was actually an after-thought. I took a quick look at some NASA deep space telescope photos and airbrushed in the stars and nebula. Isn't that always the way, the thing you spent the least time on turns out to be the best element of the piece. lol!

Thanks for the comments, guys http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

digistyle

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kg7er
05-02-2001, 03:13 AM
Not to dis' WetCanvas or anything, Digi, but the <a href=http://pub51.ezboard.com/btheblambotbulletinboard>Blambot board</a> you turned me on to might be another good place to show your work.

I'm a regular over there now. Lotta sharp comics people in that group, lotsa good info, and lots of posts each day. The pop-ups are killers, though.

Or are you already there under an unfamiliar (to me) name?



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digistyle
05-03-2001, 06:45 PM
Ron,

I hadn't been to the Blambot site for a while. I pop over and give it a look. If I register, I'll keep the same handle.

digistyle

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Keith Russell
05-06-2001, 03:42 PM
Digi:

In no way did I wish to imply that I believe the background is the best element in the piece.

Figures are always the most difficult element in a work of art, and you handled this one well. Yes, I prefer a bit more realism, but the background without the figure would not be nearly as interesting as the figure, sans background.

I enjoy a lot of non-realistic comic art; Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Berni Wrightson, etc. But, in their work, the backgrounds and the figures are 'cut from the same cloth', so to speak.

Having a photo-realistic background, with flat, cartoon figures, seems strange--

--to me.

I'd love to see your space woman against a background more in the same style as she was rendered in.

That's my point.

(Still a very nice piece.)

Keith.

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Keith Russell
Synthetic Sky Studios
Science Fiction Fine Art
[email protected]
artkc.com/russelk.htm