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This is an ongoing project which is slowly becoming a piece of art. I've added the bunny in the background to tell more of a story which was lacking in the picture.I took the advice of a couple of people when it came to the changes.Lets see where it goes from here?I thought I should mention that I purposely wanted the bunny to look like a child drew it. It goes against his character and image.

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DeanMcClelland Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I replaced this picture with changes that Smirtouille and savageworlds have suggested. They are subtle differences but I think they are good improvements:) thanks guys for dropping buy.
Changes: dropped down the curtain
Made it full length
Dropped the opacity of the rabbit
Added a shadow behind curtain
Placed more of a shadow on curtain
And a couple of other changes
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DeanMcClelland Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was told once by a good friend of mine,"that we stand on the shoulders of others", that we ourselves don't really come up with original ideas but we gather up a compilation of others ideas worked together to form our work.I'm glad to be able to be part of a community that I can share in and be inspired by.

regards

Dean
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like that rabbit. : )

Technical things: I still think the bright red brings the back forward, which tents to break the perspective of the piece. The background colors should be compared to the colors of the characters in the way that the characters would be the first thing to pop, then the bunny in the back, then the curtains. Maybe it's just a matter of desaturate the colors, or make the background a little bit blur. It's a matter of lines too in your works, when you have very sharp edges all arround, it's hard to see at one thing and then another, they are just all coming forward equaly and it's hard to look at, it doesn't really have a hierarchy. But you're willing to impose a hierarchy to this if you want to create the perspective with the shadows and the differents plans with the curtains. So maybe you're willing to experiment on that.

And the rabbit is a good idea, it adds a lot of personality, I like the style of it.
Maybe even push it further, take the curtains far back to bring more depth to the scene and create some more childish/creepy characters to explore that space, elongate their shadows more.
If you have the character only to the hips maybe that's not working...
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DeanMcClelland Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're quickly becoming my think tank.Thanks so much for your thoughts and suggestions its great having an artist like you pushing me forward!
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I like the direction this is taking, Dean. The 'halo' effect around the face seems to add some energy as well as a tie-in to the background. The shadow-rabbit certainly adds a surreal element, but (to me at least) doesn't quite carry the sinister overtones of the rest of the image. Maybe a different facial expression...?(just a thought)=)
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DeanMcClelland Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad your following my work and giving me input!I do take it to heart and I am applying your thoughts.This picture will probably go through more changes until I feel satisfied that it is finished.Thanks for being part of the process.
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Always glad to offer an observation or two.=) Your approach (allowing the image to evolve with feedback from other artists) is admirable. Don't know if my tender artistic ego would be up to such an endeavor. lol

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“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” -(Bill Hicks)
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DeanMcClelland Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Savage! I desaturated the picture particularly the drapes.It looks better than before.
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Again, an improvement.=) As ~Smirtouille described it, a more defined hierarchy
is now presented. I wonder how it would fare if Eisengrimm's shadow were played out higher on the drapery behind him. It seems as if the light reaching his face is almost horizontal and coming from the viewer's right.
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