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04-27-2006, 10:59 PM
Comments for UIR: <b> d&r</b>: The Spectre by le pijon (http://www.comics2film.com/DCG/DispArt.php3?f_id=20001)
04-27-2006, 11:02 PM
There's my boy! Back with an awesome piece! I like this alot! I definately has a creepy vibe going on with it. Reminds me of an old time horror film, when they really gave you chills.
04-29-2006, 08:36 PM
:D Thanks, buddy! Glad you like it!
04-30-2006, 01:22 PM
Yes I like this alot too. The character in the white shirt looks like the cover to some silver age spectre comic. Im led to believe that was your reference. Good stuff
04-30-2006, 01:32 PM
Also i'd like to add how well the lighting is done, coming off the gunshots, my only suggestion would have been adding a very light yellow for the lighting.
04-30-2006, 04:27 PM
An excellent insight, Phly! Actually, the late great Jim Aparo (one of the most under-rated of all silver age artists, IMO) did an amazing cover on his Spectre run in Adventure Comics back in the 70's which featured Spectre melting a guy on the cover. I was always struck by the horror of that image. Unfortunately, I could not find the image to actually reference it when I decided to do this pic but that is where the idea came from.
I considered using a yellow lighting for the gunshot at the time but went with a more neutral white for two reasons: the first being to accent certain things in the scene which were not the basic purple grey of the rest of the scene like the Spectre and the gunshot. The other reason being more practical, when doing large complex scenes for DCG, I find limiting the color palette is one of the things that helps me stay within that 90K limit without losing too much. It is an excellent idea though and I think it would probably add a bit more realism to the scene. I'll probably give it a try at some point in the future when time permits. Thanks.
05-05-2006, 01:45 AM
Great pic - Awesome scene Pij! All well-realised. I especially love the dude melting. Nice!
05-06-2006, 09:18 PM
Cheers, Dave. Thanks again for the kind review! :)
Hey there, it looks like you have some skills with lighting , but the figures seem very stiff to me. . . the people look kinda like posed maniquinsThe Spetcre's head seems way too big for his body. . . that right arm of his seems too small in proportion, his torso area looks a little strange to me and I would imagine his cape would flow alot different than that. . . But your lil LP logo is nice at least.
07-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Oh hey, that you "Berry Bonds"? Yeah, the lightings OK and you're right, the characters are stiff although I was modestly OK with melty guy and even kinda liked the stepping backwards firing the gun guy but yeah, Spectre's way too stiff. Big problem with Poser, especially P4 which I use, still, it's pretty difficult to screw up proportions with the program unless you really try hard. So maybe your eye for proportion ain't the be all and end all you think it is, Ker. Actually, the cape is supposed to be a heavy fabric with the Spectre rising up and a heavy undercurrent of air; it ain't perfect...capes modeled in 3D are a difficult proposition but I get a little better at it each time out. Anyway, I'm struggling with overcoming Poser's stiffness shortcomings but as my real world job isn't graphics these days, I'm limited to pursuing this as a hobby. I know Poser's really a bit of a crutch and if I can ever find the time to get serious about it, I'll stop using it. Actually there are other things that I like about the picture that I'll point out for ya. Things like composition, mood and atmosphere, conveyance of the character's personality through the actions within a scene, integration of characters into the environment, emphasis of particular elements ... perhaps things you may wish to consider if you ever start doing scenes.
Anyway, I'll be posting a new pic at the beginning of next month for the artists challenge. Feel free to show some balls and post a critique for it under your real name, Ker. I can take it ... unlike some.
Edited by WWG: Surely you don't think we are so stupid? hmm...on second thought...Nice to see you are capable of spelling and not using all caps, KER1, or is this an ally? Either way, you aren't getting around this.
07-12-2006, 05:04 PM
was wonderin when u were gonna come at us with something. damn, the dude with the gun fendin of those skels is awesome! great scenery too
07-12-2006, 11:14 PM
Oh hey, Jonny! Always good to hear from ya! Cheers! Thanks for the kind words. Actually, I posted this back at the end of April, guess I should thank Ker for bringin' attention back to it. It's kinda a mixed bag for me, some new tricks I tried that worked out pretty well and some old flaws that remain unfixed. Far from perfect but I think the overall effect sort of works. I've had some technical problems of late with my PC dying not long ago and other obligations have kept me from producing any new stuff but I've been down in the secret laboratory doing lifts with 50lb. digital paintbrushes trying to work up a little art muscle for the Challenge :D
BTW, Civil War is friggin' HILARIOUS!!!! :lol: Great job!
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