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April 12th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Eow 110 the Bad side of the city
Every City has those neighborhoods into which you really don't want to go. I want to see these. I am intentionally not specifying a tie period or a location. It could be the back streets of cheapside in victorian london, the Subura in Imperial Rome. The uncomfortable part of of any modern city... the abandoned neglected part of a future city....
DUE April 13th 2009
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April 13th, 2009, 05:52 AM
April 13th, 2009, 05:54 AM
The Bad side of the City....
April 13th, 2009, 05:56 AM
April 13th, 2009, 06:05 AM
Is this the place to post the finals? Hope this is okay, its my first competition on Conceptart so excuse me if i did something wrong
Aaand heres the outside hosted icon, sorry :P
The Severed Wrist
April 13th, 2009, 09:11 AM
April 13th, 2009, 11:04 AM
My piece of ...
April 13th, 2009, 11:23 AM
April 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM
It's been long time since my lost post. I haven't done a quickie for months. That's refreshing. Here is my entry. Cheers!
April 13th, 2009, 02:23 PM
my first competition on CA - nice topic, so working on it was fun!
(hope, that upload-stuff works...)
April 13th, 2009, 04:38 PM
April 13th, 2009, 05:28 PM
I'm new to digital art, and the CA forums... please let me know if I've made any horrible noob faux pas. Thanks!
April 13th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Hope I'm doing this right. Here's mine:
April 13th, 2009, 06:12 PM
April 13th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Here's my entry for this round :)
April 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM
April 14th, 2009, 01:27 AM
April 14th, 2009, 12:24 PM
This submission is late but i figured the judging has yet to start. I will completely understand if its to late though, sorry for causing any possible issues.
April 15th, 2009, 10:28 AM
April 18th, 2009, 06:24 PM
sorry ya'll .. got distracted by spring and boats and motorcycles adn sunshine and ......boys
New round going up later tonight
April 19th, 2009, 02:26 AM
IceMoon: Nice execution and mood... but whats so bad with it ? You're giving me mixed feelings. On one hand there is this sewage fallout and some colors
indicating that the place is pretty washed out and in bad condition, but on the other hand there is sunshine, blue wealthy colors and white birds!!
If you really wanted to play with contrast like you are doing.. maybe make the 'bad side' even worse.. and put those birds in the foreground ? Maybe make them look at the bad place or something.
Add some foreground elements anyways. The execution is pretty good as I said.. it just doesn't scream much of 'bad side' to me.
ArtehmiS IX : haha what is the Little Red Riding Hood doing in this bad neighbourhood ? :} she should go home.. its bad!
Anyways.. nice execution.. but it doesn't feel very 'bad' either.. I think you could've added some rats or something... or change her expression i dunno.
If we'd seen her 'through' something it would've add so much more to the feeling.. again something in the foreground could really help! :} looks great tho'!
Hallo: cool piece.. but thats it : }
Rabies: Nice! the execution could be worked on a lot.. but your piece really screams bad.. maybe add more houses and less 'prison-like-walls'
the foreground is pretty good, and you got a lot of bad elements in there. I think next time you should probably think more of the perspective and the composition. And work on
how many colors you have in there.. the fire looks pretty washed out, and so does most of the piece.. a lot of muddy colors! Do some studies of cityshapes or something.. keep it up!
The Severed Wrist: The biggest problem with the piece is the composition and the materials.. those curtains look like curtains in the middle.. but at the edges they are soft for some reason ?
and the blood is pretty 'red'.. maybe you should've spent more time rendering it :} blood is usually very reflective n' shit ;] And its on a glas.. so work on that more! its also very hard
to tell that there is an actual window there.. you just know it because of all the other elements.. but theres really no idication of a glas there.
Just refine it some more :} its pretty good!
Ortheza: really nice sketch! i wish you would finish it : ]
Miran: Its looking pretty good.. I think you could check your perspective and work a bit on the composition cause neither are working very well.
I mean you can read it pretty well, but it just need to be worked on a bit more, and maybe thought through ? what are these characters doing ? If they are doing something related to the 'story' then refine them more. if they aren't, they you probably don't want to put
that much focus on them you know ? You are bitch-slapped to look at them with your current composition and value-management. Just something to think of i guess.. keep it up
Artozi: very nice environment.. I wish we could see those figures better.. or the houses for that matter.. it would be cool if there was some fire going on in those houses at the right.. or anything there.. I dig the sewage a lot!
Keep refining! :}
Engelhardt: Very cool.. i like the idea! I think its a pretty hard scene to render out... maybe you should've focused more on the focal-points.. and not given so much love to the out-side of the focal points
The values are pretty spread out as well.. No real value arangement except in the very background.
use reference.. its a very hard scene to do. :}
h2rra: heya.. very nice! Its a pity i didn't noticed the skulls before i voted.. haha, before it was just a 'regular scene' to me.. the skulls add a lot to the bad-ness of it :D very nice rendering..
thewindandtherain: nice perspective.. haha, i like the format. I think some changes
within the colors could've helped a lot.. maybe adding more warm colors around those guys , and cooler colors the further away from them.. now its the same all over :}
manimatro82: I like the composition.. maybe work out the perspective some more to make it more 'epic' also manage your colors a bit ? they are a bit all over the place making it look very messy
and make sure the color-correct the photo-parts of the picture.. its to obvious and i'm sure you don't want that. Work on the value range abit too aswell.. maybe add something to the foreground to add to the depth and composition..
keep working on it :}
Djinn : Eow107 ?? haha. Anyways that looks pretty badass, is that a guardian tower ? looks evil.
I think you could add more lighting to it.. its very haha. it looks like you painted it black and white and just added some color filter on it.
[B]Yoitisi: That looks great man.. the depth is super! I wouldn't say that it looks 'that bad'.. but when you know what the topic is, it feels pretty bad haha. nice
I wish there were more darkness to it.. but i love it anyways :D
didn't knew you were that good with enviros :} keep kicking ass! i voted for ya
James Wolf: Looks great.. i love the foreground! its a pretty boring scene, if it wasn't for that, you'd probably get my vote..
the foreground is very interesting, but the rest is just a cityshape. If you'd keep up with the wire theme, or destroyed the buildings a bit or whatever.. it would've been much more 'bad-side'.
looks badass as an enviro though.. great
Mishkin275: Nice!!! I really love the focal point.. and the graphitti. I wish there were some people in there.. now it just feels like a
sewage-hole somewhere in the good-side of the city haha.. but anyways.. super-badass-enviro!!!
Mr Roche: You got the same value range in the background as in the foreground.. so naturally i can't tell what is the foreground or background.
I see the idea though.. but the composition is really rough.. and the colors are all over the place and they are looking muddy. Try to study something that shows a lot of depth.. a city shape or some rocky-place would probably give you a better
grip of depth.. keep it uP and be more careful with colors! have fun :}
Hideyoshi: !!!! lovely! I voted for yours aswell.. I wish there were some bums in there, but its great anyways.. its a little boring in the middle.. and you could probably add a little more 'bad' to it aswell.. something
hanging from the stairs or whatever haha... keep it up :} I love your art !
great rounds guys.. to bad i missed it , fun topic.
April 20th, 2009, 03:27 PM
thanks so much for the in depth critiques Dile_, it is much appreciated by all of us :^^:
:D great round, lots of great pieces! I voted for h2rra, you really feel like thats a part of town that nobody visits anymore for good reason. great work from everyone else as well!