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Old 04-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Echo Series Cover

Hey gang,

Just finished up this piece, a sort-of cover image for a book that will mostly live in digital. So I went for something versatile; a picture that, hopefully, works well small and large, with room for different logos and potentially different backgrounds. Andway, it was also one of my first collage compositions, which was both fun and challenging. Let me know what you think, crits very welcome, as always. I've included the sketch and the lines, as well, tear into 'em.





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Old 04-17-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Damn this is cool!

Let me know when its out digitally I want to check this out.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:02 AM   #3
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GREAT WORK!

I love your outline(of the pic ).
In the colored version--- I think you lost some depth of your characters( who's in front, next, next) and hid some of your drawing talent/skill!
Hope I made sense and helped.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Adam, I absolutely love the balance in your composition with the stylized diamond shape. Great design.

My issue is the black background. It's overpowering and, instead of highlighting the colors of the image, it makes them sink into a hole of darkness or pulls them into a dark cave. It detracts instead of enhancing. What I would suggest is start with a lighter version of a dark color (not like sky blue or anything that light) that can gradually rise from the bottom into blackness, like watching the horizon at dusk with the thin strip of light making the ground glow in the distance, all the while making the stars above glisten in the blackness. I'm personally imagining a purple, close to the colors of Echo's hands holding the glowing book.

Try it and see what you think.

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback, apologies for the late reply.

@DJ
Thanks, man, very glad to hear. I'm hoping to make a big announcement about this book soon, so I'll definitely keep you posted.

@Jam
I can see what you mean about hiding the lines and losing depth (honestly, the separation of planes in the lower section isn't great even in the lines). I'm flattered that you think there is talent in the lines, but lately I've been trying to hide them as much as possible. Its one of those artsy-fartsy things; I'm working with the idea of seeing the subject, not the artwork (if that makes any sense.)

@Creative
Yeah, the bg could definitely stand some more thought. Thanks for the tips, I'll test drive them in photoshop when I get back to this piece.
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