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CGAN Nov 2019 - The Watchtower - Final entries

Poll: November 2019 voting

Mindbender
1 20%
Valence
4 80%
Total number of voters: 5 ( Charlotte, Atto, Mindbender, Digital Dave, Valence )
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01 Nov 2019 17:05 - 02 Dec 2019 10:53 #26612 by Banj
The Watchtower


Brief: Take the title interpret it into some awesome artwork.

Deadline: Midnight on Saturday the 30th of November VOTING closes 9th of December

This is where you post your final entries. WIPs (work in progress) should be posted over here: cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...-the-watchtower-wips

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cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...s/39-challenge-rules

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 โ€“ 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.
- No cheating! Admins may decide to disqualify an entry that does not adhere to the above rules.

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28 Nov 2019 15:04 - 28 Nov 2019 16:11 #26901 by Mindbender
Great theme, learned a lot about perspective, working at a higher resolution, various textured brushes and painting with a complimentary gamut palette while working on this one

First WIP:
cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...atchtower-wips#26669

Late WIP:
cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...-wips?start=20#26803

And the finished piece
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30 Nov 2019 18:29 #26907 by Valence
A couple of Wips.

And after some last minute, deadline day finger poking I ended up with this...



*sigh*
I wish I could do better edges. :eyeroll:
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02 Dec 2019 10:53 #26909 by Banj
Voting is open until the 9th of December Ho Ho Ho.

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02 Dec 2019 20:50 #26934 by Valence
Plus one for Mindbender.

I think your picture captures a wonderful mood of lonely watchfulness with that single silhouette. It manages to be slightly sinister yet also quite peaceful too.
The tower itself is brilliantly rendered with that clever pointilist style. It gives it great texture as well as making it a solid and substantial edifice with visible presence and mass.
Terrific rendering of light too. The way it catches the stones around the door and the tree braches in the darkness is absolutely beautiful.

A great picture all round and well worthy of my vote and more!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mindbender

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04 Dec 2019 12:31 #26957 by Digital Dave
Nice images guys. Also sorry I didn't get back to mine. Just still dealing with too many things presently... I like the darker elements of both images, but also like the color and light variations in Valence's image.

I get sketchy around pencils! ...=D

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04 Dec 2019 18:10 #26968 by Mindbender
Valence, thank you for all the kind words. I like the intricacy of the structures, the overall palette and the sense of isolation and vulnerability the lone figure evokes in your piece. Very well done ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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04 Dec 2019 20:00 #26969 by Charlotte
Mindbender, I like the light and texture in yours. One can really tell the tower is built of stone. But I'm afraid my vote goes to Valence for what looks like an alien fantasy landscape, somehow. Not typical fantasy nor sci-fi, exactly. But I like it, it seems like a whole different world.

Any an all misspellings are henceforth blamed on the cat.

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04 Dec 2019 20:57 #26971 by Valence

Charlotte wrote: ...for what looks like an alien fantasy landscape, somehow.


You know what it looks like to me?
Skyrim. Again. (Not that I'm obsessed or anything. :dry:)
Did the walk into Markarth the other day, saw the big wall with the guard tower behind and was immediately dismayed at my lack of originality. :lol:

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