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Old June 23rd, 2009, 11:22 PM
Rian Flynn Rian Flynn is offline
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Default Et phone home!!!

:) Hello friends!

What do you think of this?


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Old June 24th, 2009, 09:37 AM
charlie chipman charlie chipman is offline
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I think it's hilarious. The brightness of the people can can come down just a little but looks great otherwise.

Are these guys in a band, friends?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Again, you have a great crew who really put out wonderful expressions and they work well together. This picture is even better than the skating one as the guys stopped movement by the same instant reaction and wonderment puts this image into a different league! (Still, your guy balancing his drink in the previous short was super cool, I must admit!)

As mentioned, the light on the faces can come down a tad. At the same time consider lighting the green basket and tires differentially to continue the sense of light from some spacecraft above to the right.

To be push things even further, one could have two overlapping shadows. One from the moon, very light and a harder one from the spaceship as it's nearer. This would mean shadows of the bikes and riders. Whatever you do, when you are satisfied, go away, then come back and reduce those shadows by 50%.

Not that you need any such additions. The picture works, is fun and zaps the sense with a big "TWANG!".

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Old June 27th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Frank Doorhof Frank Doorhof is offline
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VERY nice but work a bit on the toning I think it could be improved a lot in that department.
But love the start of this artwork.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Doug Kerr Doug Kerr is offline
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Hi, Rian,

Originally Posted by Rian Flynn View Post
:) Hello friends!

What do you think of this?

The orientation of the milk crate "bicyle basket" is not credible.

Best regards,

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