2D Artwork: Modified CHI artwork -With permission- Swoop

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  1. boxerperson

    boxerperson a ringer...

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    So I found a picture by this guy....awesome artist, check out his site, its been pimped here a few times but really, look http://www.bigbot.com/chi/

    Anyways, pic is of Swoop, and I fiddled a bit in Photoshop (I'm a PS newb so any pointers would be great) and got the image to look a little more...finished I guess. Then I made a really rudimentary background with the simple grass brush, a sky gradient, and some lens flare and light bloom.....anyways...here it is.

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    and here's the original

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  2. Phoenix Prime

    Phoenix Prime Well-Known Member

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    the only problem I see is his face is now blocked by the reflection and that takes something away from the piece as a whole to me
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Yeah take the reflection off his face then it will be nice!:thumb 
     
  4. Dreweido

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    cool beans... but lens flares are usually kinda kooky IMO...
     
  5. boxerperson

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    lol....odd that my favorite part of the piece is in fact that reflection. Perhaps because I didn't really like the way his expression fit (well...didn't fit) the setting...

    I'll try updating it with a little more work put into it....


    *edit* Tada! I still like the older one more myself but this does solve the face issue.

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    just don't use lens flares ever again.
     
  7. boxerperson

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    Eh...I know they're overused
     
  8. Phoenix Prime

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    i would throw the flare on the tip of one wing, closes to the light source, but keep it on the downlow, make it smaller
     
  9. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    the grass looks great!

    but yeah

    general rule of thumb is to stray away from the lens flare filter x__o
     
  10. Lonewolf

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    Very nice modern design for it
     
  11. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    Uh, shiny. I love the design. And the background fits perfect.
    Great work. :thumbs2: 
     
  12. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  class shiny head man, and these guys are right the background does really suit it
     

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