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Programata Magazine

Programata Magazine Illustration - Change your program.
A double page illustration project developed in collaboration between myself, Luuk Vermeyden and Rodrigo Francisco from Brazil, and Bulgaria's Nikolay Vanchev, for the Programata Magazine, baded in Bulgaria.

This is not new work, it's done in february.

This is just one version I worked most on, the second illustration got elements and the background from me in it.

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This was an unknown collab haha, we didnt even knew that we both worked on it

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shawkash's avatar
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Layout wise: Every thing drives me to the middle point layout kind of style, like the internal perspective of one point. So I will trace the elements based on eye movement, which always attached to these strong lines goes to the middle. The music notes needs to look more interesting to please the eye while it surf them, a poor grediant wouldn't do it, cause these music tones are taking bigger space in compare to other elements around him, I think the mic which is attached to a very dynamic line needs to look more interesting too.
If we divide the visual to 2 equal spaces vertically, and see the balance between your elements, I find the knife makes a non balanced feel to my eye, in compare to that element which throws orange liquid, it is curvy, and it has a high contrast in tonal values and dynamic lines. while the knife is sharp edged, static and poor in color, i think it has taken too important placement to what it really deserves.. Also the wires attached to 2 mics are drawing a very dynamic shape, which is helping them to come to front by contrasting with the solid lines at backgrounds which we agreed the eye would feel them any one because of the composition layout, this knife doesn't break the sharp lines with them.. and it looks like a piece of background came to front.

the interesting liquid moving 3 visual elements which are giving me a feel they float around him, are well rendered and having a strong color, I wished for the music notes to has the same quality in render.

In general the dynamic strong lines which are pink and orange sometimes, and black ( as the mic wires ) are giving a strong dynamic feel and look to the image and it brings these elements to stand out and frame the guy in a way that is not less than pleasing to the eyes, but the render managment of these lines needs from you to double think about it.. for an example I wished if they mess with that cinema box near the right hand of the guy more than just 2 lines.. and I wished for them to play a little more with the pop corn. and it plays good with the vinyl by the way.
CHIN2OFF's avatar
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Pretty good job.I 'm from Bulgaria and thought that it was work by Bulgarian designer alone. But it was JaxeNL style just a bit too much.Wonder what the others designers have bring along.
The circle around the men are quite fresh, the rest is maybe too messy and not very good placed.It is a small format magazine and it's quite a challenge to use the space wisely and effective.The background is too light, it's hardly noticeable in real life.The details are excellent, but once again they are lost in print process and the size.The vinyl and movie reel aren't the best, honestly I think would do better without.But the best is that the illustration is totally different than the rest and really stand out.Personally I would add more bold colors in the back,but that's just me.Again a job well done and congrats to all.
JaxeNL's avatar
Thanks for the critique mate! I really appreciate that!
I didn't know exactly what was going to happen with the Illustration, how big it would be printed and with what print Quality. The original file is A4 300dpi and looks great.
I agree that the movie vinyl and movie reel are a bit out of place, but they just had to be in it.

thanks again ! :D
CHIN2OFF's avatar
well you're welcome.the mag size is slightly bigger than A5 just in case you wonder.And have no worries, I'm pretty sure the background is too light because of the print process and paper quality.Anyway good job and keepme in mind for possible future collabs heheh.It would be my pleasure to work together heheh.Good luck m8.
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artistic mind.... love it
dainix's avatar
Hello there! I featured your amazing photomanipulation work here with full credits and descriptions.

Please let me know if you don't like to be listed in that article, I'll remove your work immediately! Thanks and one more time - amazing work! :) :+fav:
JaxeNL's avatar
haha thanks again! its okay!
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thank you very much!
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Very welcome ;)
Balazy's avatar
really great work
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thanks a lot!
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thanks a lot!
NordVent's avatar
Wonderful surprise to find since i searched with the word "Bulgaria".It's a really inspiring work!
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haha funny that you came here:D thanks a lot!
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thanks a lot!
crazy007's avatar
Ive seen this stock used a lot! [link] for example
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that's because its a stock photo ;)
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JorgeluisGonzalez's avatar
very nice, Is there a name of the style that you are doing in this piece? I am very interested in this as a new digital artist. Is there a place where i can find this out?
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