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friztin vs. AdamMichael (R2-09)

Battle Completed

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TammyFullum
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Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:48AM

Round one is so darling. I adore it
cutiebootieleClosed-B
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Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:05AM
This was one of the cuter matches, loved the mice! Regardless of the outcome, I applaude the show!
Sysmom
Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:56AM
Props to both of you! I'm going to be sad to see a winner and a loser in this battle.
friztin
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Posted Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:17PM
:P
Sysmom
Posted Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:05PM

Can't we have a SAVE for our FAV battle? I'd love to see them both go on and show us what more they can do!


So it'll be a mess on the tournament chart. But hey, we have Photoshop. We can do it!
friztin
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Posted Wed Jul 1, 2009 9:19PM
hahaha... thats sounds crazy!!
DiankaPyzhova
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Posted Thu Jul 2, 2009 6:00AM
OOOH!!!!! Great battle! I love these little characters. Magical.
Battle Elder Council
Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 9:50AM
Scores:

8 - 9 = 17
7 - 8 = 15

This is a great set, both of you. I love how you stuck with a theme and tone and developed it together - it's a really collaborative battle, in the best kind of way. By responding so enthusiastically to each-other's ideas, you've made something memorable I think.

1:1 Even if this had been all we'd seen of the mice and their little world, I think this blow would have stood up really well- it's a really attractive piece and I love the colour treatment and lighting. Nice choices on the texture - it has a hand made look to it, like it really is a page out of an old children's book. Very nice.

1:2 This is a fun way to stay with the same characters and the same mood with some good variations - I like that you haven't tried to replicate the same style as the first blow. It's got a different visual identity which is good.

2:1 This is where it gets really good. You've taken what was good stylistically about your first blow but now you've given it this awesome content. The tin can rocket and the slingshot, the diagram - all of it is the best kind of imaginative. I love this.

2:2 Great response - I love that you've accepted the idea proposed to you here and have shown us the next step. It's good because its related to the rest of it but you get a chance to offer a whole new look - a new colour palette, a new feel. I don't even mind the text too much - normally I'm kind of opposed to comic book speech balloons, but in the context of the fun feel you've got here, I think it works.

I don't have a lot in the way of criticism for either of you - both of you have made really great pieces I think and yeah, I love the call and response nature of it. At the end of the day my favorite piece here is 2:1 and I've judged the rest of them against it. Nice work.

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9 - 10 = 19
9 - 10 = 19

Gorgeous illustrations. This really comes down to being picky about lighting for me. Excellent job you two!

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8 - 10 = 18
7 - 7 = 14

Some truly unique imagery in this battle. It looks like both players are trying to break away from the styles they developed in the last round of battles.

friztin R1: Eerie and cool. I'm a little bothered by the very strong yellow halos on everything. That effect looks especially out of place and feels quite jarring on the large tree and the beetle. It just doesn't feel entirely convincing that we'd be able to see a rim-light on BOTH sides of those objects. I'm also thrown by the out-of-focus fuzzy green grassy stuff, which seems disconnected from the depth of field for the rest of the scene.

AdamMichael R1: Beautiful background, and soft, peaceful, almost magical tone to this. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel as strong as your previous battle, which wowed me with truly splendid light and photoshop work. It feels as though you attempted to follow friztin's lead, and were dragged into an area where you cannot compete with nearly the same strength stylistically.

friztin R2 - SUPERB. The halos are still a bit distracting here, but it's clear that they're stylistic choices, and intentional, and they are more believable. Love the concept. Love the attitude. Love it.

AdamMichael R2 - I like the colors, and the sort of hyper-sci-fi tone, but this feels like a bit of a cop-out to me. The little speech bubbles aren't adding nearly enough to justify their inclusion, and the artistry of it simply doesn't compete with the prior work in this round.

All in all, this was a CLOSE battle, and I don't mean to sound harsh, as both players have produced very notable work.

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Totals:

Contender: 54 / 60
Opponent: 48 / 60

Winner by Split decision is friztin.

Award: 40 download credits.

Battle Over.

Judges for this battle: mnieves, rogermexico, titaniumdoughnut.
rosen_dukov
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 10:23AM
Amazing amazing battle! Congrats fritzin!
bomadics
Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 10:27AM
Good job Fritzin, great fun battle!
fstok1156
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 10:38AM
Guys, this battle was great... Friztin, see ya soon)))
friztin
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 10:42AM
thanks!!!

It was fun to work with Adam.
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 11:00AM
High fives to both of you for such an exciting and suspenseful battle!
KatSnowden
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 11:02AM
congrats on the win frizzz
AdamMichael
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 11:37AM
Congrats on the win Friz!
Dr.Shad
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 11:45AM
congrats , great battle folks
TammyFullum
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 12:54PM
oh !  .. and in here ...  I adored this charming battle ...  Thank You both for sharing the magic 
suemack
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 2:44PM
What a brilliant battle, thank you both so much!!! Congrats Friz, best of luck in the next round.
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 5:10PM
This battle was great on so many levels. Congrats on the win Friztin, you are a PS force.

Adam - outstanding work!
singlewhitepixel
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Posted Mon Jul 6, 2009 6:02PM

Congrats Fritzin, you deserve it for such a charming and technically excellent battle


Adam comiserations mate, at least now you don't have so much stress - thats the way I look at it
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