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Douglas Shuler
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Favourite genre of music: Movie Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Digital
Operating System: Win XP
MP3 player of choice: My blue iPod

Favourite Visual Artist
Alex Ross, Boris Vallejo
Favourite Movies
Star Wars, or maybe Labyrinth
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
David Arkenstone, or maybe Marillion
Favourite Games
World of Warcraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, then Wii
Tools of the Trade
Poser, Vue, and Photoshop

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

Only because you asked... <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

It's very clear the inspiration was Boris Vallejo. He is also one of my favorite artists and a personal 'hero' of mine. I spent many long nights trying to unlock his secrets of painting.

Your piece comes close to capturing the 'Vallejo' feel, and the main figure is very well done. The overpaint is skillful and complete - good job there. The world is also very eye-catching and the sidelight is a good mechanism for drawing your eye towards Altas himself. The atmospherics are, as usual in an Isikol piece, top quality.

However, there are a couple minor details that don't seem to fit with the rest of the piece (let me underline MINOR). In particular, the rock he's kneeling on is clearly pasted in. It doesn't match the painted feel of the Atlas figure or the world. At a minimum, it would need similar highlight intensity and souce as the main figure (or as an option, have almost no highlight at all, leaving the figure alone in the light). I would recommend overpainting the rocks as well, since you did so with the main figure... and I think leaving them as shadowed as his legs would help place them together in the image.

The dragons are also a little odd - they look like raw renders in a painted piece. Make sure you use the same 'language' artistically when you do your final composition.

Otherwise... great work!
ATLAS - BORIS TRIBUTE
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I really like this piece. It has a strong, classic feel that Superman needs to possess, and the shape of his torso is very good. His hair seems a bit light and doesn't seem to fit the color of the body. My eye is also drawn to his briefs in the area of the highlight - they aren't sitting flush against his leg. If you removed the shadow being cast by the briefs, it would look more form-fitting.

It would be cool to see a city-scape behind him in the brightness... maybe a smashed robot or something. But that's only an idea.

Other than those very minor nits, it's a very strong piece.
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DouglasShuler commented on DouglasShuler's profile
Real life.  I have like 20 images backlogged I need to upload.
Glad to hear it... and thanks for staying true to my original image :)

Well done!
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I use Poser, with a LOT of photoshop postwork for hair, clothing wrinkles, and so forth.
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