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    JUNE 20, 2011

    Cherub..Hey... Thank You

    Framedworld..Thank you.. An easy fix...I'll get around to it somewhere along the line ..Thanks for pointing it out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritDreamer
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    I'm feelin this one, but only if you can tone down the exposure on the background a bit. Seesh, and they all doubted you:P
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    JUNE 21, 2011

    Framedworld..Thank You Too many to choose from. There are some things in each version that I like, and it's just fun learning from, exploring and experimenting with each of those things..kind of layes the groundwork for the next piece that I work on..
    About those few who doubted me...All I can say is live and learn from your mistakes..

    Going with these two versions...I just like the way they feel...Will refine them further with some good old fashioned brush work.

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    I like the atmosphere and feeling in the purple versions, keep it up!
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    I agree with mutte, the prurple one has so much atmosphere, the last ones are a bit too saturated for my taste.

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    JUNE 22, 2011

    Mutte 696..Thank You for the visit and opinion...Very Much Apreceated, Welcomed and Valued...Will see what I can do,...don't want to lose the image in all that atmosphere..Will try to find a happy medium.

    Santis ..Thank You.. ..I agree..But it's hotter than hell down in Mexico...trying also to capture that feeling in this piece..

    Starting to turn these two versions into paintings...some old fashioned brush work with color on the brush Been awhile since I actually painted anything...been too busy trying to learn all of these fancy and very special effects that ZBRUSH offers Need to get back to my roots, before I forget my way home, and all of the pleasures that it offers.

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    JUNE 22, 2011
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    JUNE 23, 2011
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    Hi SpiritDreamer,

    I have been through your thread in the past and initially I couldn't understand what was happening. Other elements look painted, others look sculpted, other were good and others were bad. I had to go to your gallery to understand that you were experimenting.

    What I now understand is that you are trying to approach the digital medium the same way you would the physical (possibly oil painting).
    If that is right it is the reason you have taken so much flak I guess. What you see in your mind contradicts the way we mostly work (modeling in t-pose, texturing, rigging, materials, lighting) for you it is just light and form.

    We only get to that if we render something...

    I also think that with your latest piece you have come pretty close to what you were initially aiming for.

    Why am I writing this:
    well initially when I saw your thumbnails and your work I thought "wooot?" and I almost fell in the trap of trolling you. I didn't because I wanted to find out if the female in one of your pics was yours, since it is clearly superior. Now after many months I finally see that your workflow is giving you results and I wanted to say: Good work!

    By the way the purple one with a bit more contrast (darker) is what I would chose, although it is not as bold as the others, which is also something you might be considering.

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    JUNE 24, 2011

    Koyima ..Thank You Would not make much sense for a 2D artist who wants a painting as an end result to use the same methods, and to approach ZBRUSH in the same way a game artist does..Totally different goals and objectives, with totally different end results in mind. Entering into a realm dominated by game artist and animators, i'm not at all surprized that I caught alot of flak by a few trolls..
    In any case, flak and trolls from any realm that I enter into will never stop me from persuing and acheiving my goals..
    Thanks for taking the time to explore my background and works before making an uninformed trollish snap decision about me, and my work....A true sign of professionalism, and maturity..

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    Count me as one of the people who does not really get this thread. You have a great work ethic, as you clearly are doing a bunch of models and stuff. But there is no real composition, refined models or really anything that looks finished on all of these pages. The lighting and textures are usually strange looking as are the floating animals.

    I understand the concept of experimenting.. but you are constantly posting here, more than daily, and many of them are just the same exact image, with extra smoke or something.

    Keep on working, but you may want to try working on your rendering, and textures and materials. They may help the overall look of your stuff.

    Just my 2c.

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    Chris Spade..Counted in for sure.

    If you read the replies by other very respected members of this forum in this thread, you will for the most part see just the opposite stated of what you have stated regarding my works, with the exception of about nine trolls who plaqued this thread from the get go until recently that is..

    But for sure, you are entitled to your 2 cents worth, for whatever it is worth..
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    the ones with less smoke are wonderful. just beautiful.
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    JUNE 25, 2011

    Framedworld..Thank You..

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    JUNE 26, 2011

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    Emiliano Zapata and his southern division army preparing to enter down into the valley of Mexico City, meet up with Pancho Villa and his northern division army and together take the land back from the abusive powers who stole and controlled it, and give it back to those that it was stolen from.

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