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February Challenge - WINNER ANNOUNCED

Feb19 - Locked in Ice - Finals

Poll: February 2019 voting

Atto
2 66.7%
Oaktree
No votes 0%
Valence
1 33.3%
Total number of voters: 3 ( Charlotte, Valence, oaktree )
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01 Feb 2019 20:19 - 01 Mar 2019 12:35 #23635 by Charlotte
Locked in Ice

Brief: Needless to say, inspired by a certain someone's avatar. Said avatar does not qualify for the challenge.

Deadline: Entries must be posted by the midnight on the 28th of February. VOTING OPEN UNTIL END OF 8TH OF MARCH
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Rules in brief:
  • All challenge entries must be your own work.
  • You should post at least two WIP images that are clearly different from your final entry and each other.
  • Your final entry should contain your image (inserted so it shows up full size) and at least two links to your WIP posts on the forum.
  • No chatter in the finals thread – if you have questions, post them in the WIP thread or PM an admin.
  • Feedback is allowed & encouraged together with the voting and in the WIP thread.
  • Deadline is given in UK time (midnight GMT) with a grace period of 5 minutes for getting the post sorted.
  • Each member may cast one vote.
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28 Feb 2019 12:35 #23941 by Valence
1: Me Like Mammoth.

2: You Like Mammoth.


And now a bit of a lighting change....

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28 Feb 2019 19:43 #23955 by oaktree
Opening Idea
Made wider and added waving man
Gave front character a face
Colour sky/ice, reposition waving man
And finally some texture on the front man etc
With a sky like this it could be Mordor
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28 Feb 2019 23:31 #23959 by Atto
Replied by Atto on topic Feb19 - Locked in Ice - Finals
Whew! Nearly missed it - damn you February for being so short!

WIP 1 cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...e-wips?start=0#23656

Wip 2 cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...-wips?start=10#23796

And the final (which really doesn't seem very different to me now)

No smudge tool was harmed in the making of this image.
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01 Mar 2019 12:36 #23968 by Banj
Replied by Banj on topic Feb19 - Locked in Ice - Finals
Voting time. Vote closes after the 8th or March.

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01 Mar 2019 17:44 #23976 by Charlotte
or? :?

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01 Mar 2019 20:39 #23985 by Valence
Beware the Ides or March! :)

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01 Mar 2019 21:08 - 01 Mar 2019 21:08 #23987 by Charlotte
Ides? :hmm:

EDIT: Oh no! I'm chatting in the finals thread! *bans*

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02 Mar 2019 23:43 - 02 Mar 2019 23:51 #24003 by Valence
I think we all suffered from the Short Month Syndrome in this challenge. Just what is the point of Februrary? We should get rid of it and make the other months a bit longer. :P (And I'm sure I say this every year!)

Oaktree: I thought your pic was incredibly ambitious. (I'd never try to do so much work in 28 days! :lol:) Love the burning moody sky and the light catching the distant ship. It makes it look kind of ghostly and adds a symbolism to the story you're telling. The subtle texture you added at the end works a treat and was well worth the effort. The only extra thing I'd have worked on there is maybe a bit more shading on the blue areas of the fabric to pull them away from the equally blue background. But the month just doesn't have the extra days for that work!

Atto:
Great faces and figure! I like the complementary colours of the cold bluey/greeny and the warm flame and the way you have that light hitting and reflecting off the transparent ice is very effective. I think you've been very clever with the cracks too in the way you've given them a bit of dimension so that they cut deeper than the surface of the ice. It's very tough to paint transparent things, it all relies on subtle implication and there are several great examples of it here.

So I'm gonna vote Atto. I loved the faces from the start and as the picture developed I remained "locked" into that choice just as much as your character. :)

EDIT: Bluey? Greeny? Yes, it's called Cyan. I do know that, I just had a brainfade and couldn't remember the name of the colour. It's all February's fault somehow. :lol:

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11 Mar 2019 14:36 #24094 by Banj
Replied by Banj on topic Feb19 - Locked in Ice - Finals
Voting should have ended for this, but as we have another one of those tied votes I guess we can leave it open a few more days and hope there's a deciding vote, or an Admin will probably have to pick a winner. :unsure:

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