My vote went to JakkaS. Killer combination of a nice render and a clever concept. The eye looking to the past looks wistful, and the to the future, an innocent optimism. I love the surreality of this one too.
a few comments:
fuuryoku: When you declared yours 'finished', I almost posted just to egg you on further. There's more you could do with this. Right now the color handling is a bit simplistic. It's mostly done as 3 shades of whatever the local color happens to be. You could vary it a lot more, taking into account a warm (or cool) light source, & reflected light. You could also play with more & less saturation of the same colors. You could easily take it new a new level by taking all that into account!
Tyler_Locket: A Nice style to your piece. Most of the appeal to me is in the way it's painted though....
walnut: I really like this entry. I followed it through your various postings as a WIP, and it just kept getting better.
rudzy: An early favorite of mine. Great concept. I like it enough to overwhelm the rather simplistic painting. I kept hoping you'd update it with a more finished piece.
Lots of great work I haven't commented on too. I did my art school years back in 80-84, so it's great to be mixing it up with so much 'young' talent here. It's really refreshing (and challenging). The topics can offer quite a challenge at times too. I didn't think I could enter the 'Trash Monster' topic. I'm not interested in doing anything urban, or particularly 'monstrous', but in the end found a way in. Commercial art offers that challenge regularly though. Finding a way to get interested in an assignment can often involve finding ways to circumvent the limitations, or parameters set. 3 eyes- easy! All my creature designs I've been working with have 1, 3 or more eyes. Never 2 (or 0) Another parameter I've set for myself is that the eyes are... well, human eyes basically.
Thanks all who've commented (or even voted!) on my entry. I'm off trying to figure 'Beauty and the Beast' out now.