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The 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston

Discussion in 'Signatures and Small Art' started by David Wood, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. David Wood

    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    Another creation for your approval and criticism. Added some flames on top and a displacement on the right, smudging hopefully came out well. ;D
     
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    I have to say, this is definitely the best I've seen of you so far. Good job!
    I like the effects and the way you used the fractal flame to your advantage. I also really like that disintegration effect on his shoulder.
    Only thing that needs work for me is the colors and maybe the position of the render. Otherwise it's awesome.

    Do you mind if I have a look at the .xcf?
     
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    YES YES YES!!!! ;D Instead of setting up the guides to use the rule of thirds I just eyeballed it. The render and effects could be move to the left a bit.

    Sure you can look at the xcf! ;D
     
  4. David Wood

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    What could I do with the colors? :)
     
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    Best thing to do for colors is to make an assessment of the colors already present in your sig (i.e. blues and purples in yours) and run some gradient maps that enhance those colors. All I did was run three gradient maps (blue-green, german flag smooth, and purple/orange, my favorites), and you can see the difference.
     
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    Sexy, David, easily EASily the best from you.
    Move the text a lot closer to the focal, and sharpen the render and wow! :)
     
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    I did sharpen the render more but then his eyes looked creepy. :)

    Blade, you turned on the displacment layer with the plasma. :p
     
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    Dude how did you get the colors you did? I'm trying the exact same gradients.
     
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    very nice with what you have, the prob I see is the canvas, too big, I suggest you crop off from the left, duplicate the render or stock, then sharpen the duplicate and erase any parts that look bad.I agree text needs tobe more near the focal, Keep It Up
     
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    Thanks, I have an updated version.



    Personally I like the black edges, but I might put another flame on that side :)

    Also, semi black and white version.
     
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    No that is much better, good depth on it, his face is kinda too bright though on the black and white version, brush with black in a new layer on bright spots, and set to soft light. Then drop opacity if it looks too dark, erase what looks bad to you on the brushing you did.
     
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    I think you mean now that is better. ;) . Yeah that's from having the layer to remove the color set on saturation, instead of color, it brings out the whites more then color. but I fixed it by selecting his head and running a black to transparent gradient set on overlay, it's not so bright now.
     
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    Much better, Good Job on the adjustments d(-_^)
     
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    Thank you. d(^_^)b
     
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    you mean monotone :p

    nice but id prefer if the render was bigger. too much bg not enough render
     
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    It's a new style. B/w is best version, cheers and tut?
     
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    What do you mean, 'you mean monotone'? Who are you quoting?

    I was going to have the render bigger but then I thought it would end up with FHS

    Thanks. I like the b/w version as well. A tut? can't you just play with the xcf? ;)
     
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    lol youre paranoid lol, no, really do make it a bit bigger, its way too small imo

    im quoting certain someones here who are always complaining about monotone when it really isnt monotone. what you got there would be considered monotone i think.

    remember kids, mono=one ;)
     
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    much better with the flame in there...though i would personally pick a different one... 8)
     
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    Here, is one with a bigger focal.
     

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