Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:52PM
8 - 7 = 15
7 - 8 = 15
Totally different styles of play yet I find you oddly equally matched. Compositionally SWP's R1:1 is the strongest, the two mammoths pull the eye into the piece, however the background elements aren't as seamlessly integrated as the mammoths.
amax, nice blows, nice color schemes, they're more scenes that seem quite passive and don't draw the eye in. I wouldn't have like to see a variation in styles to see what your capable of in a different style, however should you progress I'm sure we'll get to see that. Kudos to both.
7 - 7 = 14
8 - 7 = 15
Two very distinct styles. You both even kept your individual (but same) color pallets for each blow. R1:1 has a good dynamic composition but felt unfinished. Would have like to see more refined details. R1:2 has a magical feel. Would have been better undisturbed by the "logo" and the cutoff bars. R2:2 some nice details but really similar to your first round. Would have like to see this venture out into a whole new world. The hunter somehow got left out and thrown in last minute it seems. He's not working with your color pallet at all and looks very odd.
7 - 6 = 13
6 - 8 = 14
Welcome to the Battle Royale.
Interesting colour schemes in this match-up, yet I find every design lacking in contrast. You might be asking, "What? They all have very strong contrast!", but what I mean is that they are all lacking the contrast of focal points. As a viewer, I have no idea what to look at first in each design. I find myself hunting around the images. R1:1 and R2:2 are working the best, and as a result, they are my favourites of the four. R2:2 does a better job of using colour to set a focal point, which is why I scored it higher. The bright light and hunter stand out, and I really like the texture of each design by amaxdesign. Even though every design is pretty much the same idea (theme), I still think you both did a great job in Photoshop. Well executed isolation and integration of elements. You both may have pushed each design into a bit of an adjustment mash-up, but I like them.
Good luck to the cager who moves on.
Contender: 42 / 60
Opponent: 44 / 60
Winner by Split decision is amaxdesign.
Award: 30 download credits.
Judges for this battle: So-CoAddict, Mari, Colonel.
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:55PM
wow. Congrats Amex!
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:37PM
Congrats Amex! Sorry Pix, my friend, you fought well! Love your designs,
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:33PM
Wowsers, great job both, super close, congrats to Amax! Sorry pix!
(Edited on 2010-09-23 20:33:40 by bomadics)
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:56PM
I always like seeing you battle ms pix.
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:04PM
Amax, by the way, you suppose to challenge me today before 12:00 MST. I do not mind to ride into the next round, but I like to have a good fight! Cheers!
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:05PM
Pants! Oh well... Congratulations Gradinar - you better get right through to the final now!
Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:10PM
I saw this going the other way, surprising turn-around you both are amazing artists good luck next round amex!
Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:35AM
oh Pixie, hard luck mate .. you did great congrats amax and good luck
Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:49AM
Thanks you guys!
Btw Pix you sure have a fan base here ,a lot of support from the members,you would have definitely won the People's Choice Award ! and thank you for the great battle,really enjoyed it!
Thank you once more,
Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:59AM
Congrats Amax, sorry to see you out pixie
Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:12AM
Wow! Close one, cheers amax, pixie, sorry it turned out this way
Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:22AM
Close match indeed, good fight!
Posted Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:10AM
SO close sorry Pixie .. I think we have to spent more time @ BR and do our best next time, lets start one together and heal our blood drop if u have a free time.
Congrats Amax ggod luck in ur next!