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Christopher-Stoll

www.Stollart.com
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Jan 9, 1980
  • United States
  • Deviant for 14 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
I'm a traveling author and illustrator, permanently touring the country in an old school-bus that I renovated into a mobile studio and apartment. I don't have the time, space, or money for fancy tablets. All my work is done on a secondhand iPad.
My background is in biology, and I love to delve into bizarre scientific possibilities and to understand and examine the underlying systems that create fictional worlds. Because of this, I spend my spare time creating hypothetical deconstructions of the inner-workings of fictional characters and creatures.

Send me an email-
stollart@icloud.com
Tweet me-
@TopherStoll

Follow me on tumblr
multiverselibrary.tumblr.com/

and instagram-
@TopherStoll

Support my work-
www.patreon.com/Deconstruction…

I hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
Chris

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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

With regard to the art itself I think you did very well. The fireside atmosphere and cave background feel very much in the spirit of the contest, and the Predator's triumphant expression and pose do an excellent job of conveying a stone-age savagery.
Your skill is apparent, and the lighting and textures almost compelled me to give you a perfect score on the "technique" section.
However, for me the piece's impact is lessened because the predator is already has a very primal hunter feel to it (using spears, wearing skins, etc.). So this redesign is very similar to the original, and aside from the cave drawings in the back this could be a conceptual pic from any of the movies.
I would have liked to see a more radical reinterpretation of the character, or barring that, to see the Predator doing something particularly savage or prehistoric. However these are minor criticisms, and despite them I can't help but love the piece!
Keep up the good work.
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Stone Age Predator
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

It can be difficult to find work that resonates with personal meaning without bludgeoning its viewer to death with it (Also known as "I swear to God if I see another frikkin closeup of a crying eye with the world in the teardrop I'm gonna explode" and "We get it! You think you're deep" syndrome)
This piece however, is a breath of fresh air. Emotional without resorting to cheap appeals it allows for personal interpretation without being bland and designed for group appeal.
It doesn't hurt that the technique is gorgeous, well textured and subtle in its use of light and shadow.
The art is smart, and utterly clinical in its use of visual shorthand and light/darkness. The small white mushroom could easily have been visually exalted (by making it brightly colored or glowing) but nesdam is too goddamn smart for that nonsense, and instead it is merely different.
Is the small white mushroom inferior? Superior? Young? Old? Alone...?
The viewer is allowed to project their own concept of what sets it apart, and that's a rare thing to find in a community as divisive and unfortunately juvenile as Deviant Art.
I've begun to ramble....
I like the piece.
A+ out of 10 stars!
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