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crazychristina vs. RedLeash

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polarica
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Posted Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:28AM

hope your list it's not too long.... can't wait to see you in the cage!
rosen_dukov
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Posted Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:25PM
Ha! Crazy battle over here! I love how you both change the carryover to a brand new story!
crazychristina
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Posted Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:32PM
Thanks Rosen, but I'm not sure the judges will agree with you about changing the storyline. They seem to prefer continuity. Not that the rules ever state that. I just try to create an interesting image using some carryover, preferably a significant carryover. One reason I don't score so well.

I'm interested to know why this image has had only a couple of ratings despite there being quite a few comments since I posted it. Despite the apparent simplicity of design it is actually more complex than my previous two, comprising more separate elements and taking some work with perspective as well as lighting and colour. Detail certainly seems to rule in the cage.

(Edited on 2010-06-29 17:45:54 by crazychristina)
aliakseikoran
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Posted Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:15PM
Yes, when it looks nice and like it all work together, people do not realize how much work goes into making it this way. it's easier to see things that do not fit in, So do not worry, what people say and how judges look at your work is very different. The blow is judged on more than one criteria, which is good. And you're doing pretty well, all thing considering. Lauren, you're in a tough position. Cheers, guys, keep it on!
crazychristina
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Posted Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:00PM
Hi Lauren, counting down to the deadline. I'll take my time over my next blow so you can relax a bit
RedLeash
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 7:03AM
Thanks, Christina. I'm really having a hard time with this one--I had a concept and kept working at it but I just can't get it finished. Soooooooooo--I'm going to try something else and work as fast as I can. It will be close............
JKinvish
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 7:57AM
Christina that is a freakin awersome pic
RedLeash
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 1:44PM
She escaped the law after killing the chef . . . but will she escape the frogman?
RedLeash
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 1:47PM
I'm sure some will think this too dark, but I'm not sure how to achieve a moody look without going too dark. I did this with gradient layers and then masked a bit out. Does anyone have some good tips or know of a good tutorial to help me with setting a dark or somber mood?

Thanks,
Lauren
crazychristina
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 2:13PM

I've had to abandon a concept a few times in the past and try something different. I think I'm getting better at recognizing when something is not going to work.


I'm not too good with the dark and moody either - maybe more stormy looking clouds? Anyway, I'll take my time over this one.
RedLeash
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 3:17PM
Thanks, Christina. I could certainly use a little rest from this one. I see what you mean about the clouds--I do have some stormier ones that I could have substituted.

I'm finding this process very frustrating. I often have concepts that work in my mind, but I just can't execute them. I think someone commented in another thread that it is easier to let the picture create the idea, rather than trying to find pictures to fit an idea. I think that must be true, and it would also mean much less time searching for pictures to use. I hope I can come up with something really nice for round 5--at the rate I'm going, I will never win any iStock credits . . . . .

Can't wait to see what you throw me. Have fun!
crazychristina
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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 3:56PM
I was a complete beginner to digital art when I started in the cage, and really struggled to execute anything. Now in my 15th battle I'm more confident, and a bit better than I was, but with a long way to go still. Like most things in life, persistence pays.
bomadics
Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 7:10PM
This battle is going great guys, don't beat yourselves up! Check out ec's video tut's, they helped me out loads!
RedLeash
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 5:32AM
Thanks for the encouragement, ya'll. It is a fun battle, regardless of anything else! I have enjoyed battling you, Christina--I think we've made a good match, don't you?

Thanks for the link, bomadics! I will check it out later.

Cheers,
crazychristina
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 8:17AM
Posted By RedLeash:
Thanks for the encouragement, ya'll. It is a fun battle, regardless of anything else! I have enjoyed battling you, Christina--I think we've made a good match, don't you?

Thanks for the link, bomadics! I will check it out later.

Cheers,

I've enjoyed it Lauren, and every battle is challenging. It's great to take what someone gives you and try to make something new out of it.
RedLeash
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 10:20AM
I agree, Christina--and I hope we can do battle again soon! I looked at ec's tutorial on lighting and it was great--but it looks a lot easier than it is! Guess that means more practice, eh?
aliakseikoran
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 2:57PM
smile yes I agree with Bomadics that you're doing great guys. It's all part of learning process! Wish you both to learn as much as you can, because BR is coming, smile and you don't want to miss that, biggrin that's a load of fun! Cheers!

(Edited on 2010-07-02 14:58:29 by aliakseikoran)
crazychristina
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 4:23PM
Posted By RedLeash:
I agree, Christina--and I hope we can do battle again soon! I looked at ec's tutorial on lighting and it was great--but it looks a lot easier than it is! Guess that means more practice, eh? smile

I think we amateurs need to stick together Lauren. Those pros do this kind of stuff day in day out, and don't need the practice that we need. I've improved a lot with all the practice I've had here. You'll find you get better with every battle.
aliakseikoran
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 6:26PM
Hey Lauren, I looked closer at you image, and thought of couple suggestions.
The middle part of the beach and the see looks ok. It's true that the clouds look like it's a daytime, not like the storm is coming. On the left side, there is too much blue in the highlights, so it looks more like it's a night time. The transfer from the beach to the path on the left is not really working, I would probably bring the send all the way to the path. The shadows on the left palm of the hand and the arm are a bit heavy. The tone of the beach part is warm, while the girl's highlights and shadows are cold. It would help to put a gradient map (or even solid color) adjustment layer (in overlay, soft light or color blend mode) on top of all the layers to bring different colors and tones of the image together. The navy seal looks too light, though it's possible he's covered with foam from the waves, smile. And the last thing is the girl's dress, that looks a bit flat. if you would add some highlights and shadows (similar to the dress from the previous blow), it could make it look better.
Sorry for so many comments, smile and I hope it will help. If I will have extra half an hour or so I will try to do quick fix of the things I told you, so you can see what I meant. Cheers!

Posted By RedLeash:
She escaped the law after killing the chef . . . but will she escape the frogman?

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(Edited on 2010-07-02 19:29:59 by aliakseikoran)
aliakseikoran
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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 7:03PM
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/Ok, here it is, smile let me know what you think.

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it's not perfect, but it shoudl illustrate what I was talking about. Hope it helps!

(Edited on 2010-07-02 19:04:38 by aliakseikoran)
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