2D Artwork: Star Convoy: Heroes Give Hope

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  1. Jackpot

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    "Star Convoy: Heroes Give Hope"

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    This is my submission to Convoy of Hope's "Heroes Give Hope" charity auction benefiting Japan disaster relief. There'll be one poster-sized print on the block, and no more will be made.

    So the question is... assuming you had the money to spend, would you bid on this? If not, is there anything about it that, if changed, would make it more appealing to you? There's a text-free version here; is that one more or less appealing than this one?

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    I like the text free version better, but this thing is AMAZING!
     
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    I'd love to see some real dark dark shadows at the bottom to make this pop more and weight the bottom. A little reflection in the Cab windows on the arm too. I would also crop it in just a bit on the sides. Maybe a more dynamic font? Text or no text this is a great piece though and its going to look great as a poster.
     
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    For me you spent a lot of time framing the upper body and forearms i would do so with the upper arm where it meets the shouler as well and do something different with the bottom background, from the top of the chest up its gorgeous
     
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    Beautiful work for a very much needed cause. :thumb 
     
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    I REALLY like this piece of artwork!
     
  7. Jackpot

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    Thank you for all the feedback! Here's a new version:

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    I'd actually originally had it with almost pure black down there, but that felt too heavy for the hopeful mood. But I think you're right - I brightened the red up just a bit too much. I've kind of split the difference now..

    Yeah, I'd gotten lazy there. You're right - it looks better now.

    I'm working with a standard poster size, so I only have so much leeway with that.

    Another good call. It's tough with an subject like this to avoid going too wacky with the font choice, but I think this new one plus the flair adds just enough interest.

    Thank you!

    I tried defining his shoulders and sides, but in the end I decided the big swath of color at the bottom was better for grounding the composition. Thanks for the suggestion, though!

    Comments on the revised version? I'm going to send this to the printer within the next day or two, so if you have any thoughts, please share them now. I appreciate all input!

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    Beautiful!

    When do the auctions go up?

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    It looks like the live bidding begins on Saturday, August 20th. Good luck to everyone!

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    Just wanted to let folks know that this is now up for bidding here! It's an 18"x24" hand-signed giclée, and this is the only time it will be available; I won't make any more prints. Bidding ends Saturday, August 20.

    Thanks again for the feedback! You've all helped make it what will hopefully be an appealing piece.

    - Jackpot
     
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    The final edit looks great. This really has an epic appeal to it.
     

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