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Posted Feb 13, '13 at 7:05pm

thepunisher93

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/38fe0d6aa904c0086fb0255ba65a762f/tumblr_mi6o7nMCcs1rl3l9go1_1280.gif

 

Posted Feb 13, '13 at 7:16pm

Bronze

Bronze

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Hmm, I'm rather depressed now.

@sal
how about another shining diamond boy?

 

Posted Feb 13, '13 at 8:00pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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Relievo rilievo.

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/relief_zps53e1d22c.png

 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 5:45am

kegaumongo

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There is no chance that I can finish this drawing before the due date, so I'm posting this sketch now.
I'm not really sure if this portrays the meaning of relief well enough, but it's the only idea that I had.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Reliefreduit_zpsb44a2611.jpg

 

Posted Feb 16, '13 at 5:16pm

Hectichermit

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Knight

Bronze I know what your image needs!, a better defined horizon, perhaps darkening the edge a bit on the ocean and also doing ahttp://cdn2.planetminecraft.com/files/resource_media/screenshot/1242/Sky_3920445_lrg.jpg on the sky, see how the atmosphere deepens in blue as you go up and the clouds become sharper contrasted while towrds the bottom they tend to be blurred into the skys light blue.

 

Posted Feb 16, '13 at 5:18pm

Hectichermit

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Knight

gah hit the wrong button lol ment to link it but what I mean is theres a natural gradient to the sky, which is not in your image.

 

Posted Feb 16, '13 at 10:37pm

Bronze

Bronze

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Thanks for the suggestions Hec. I know I need to fix the sky, but I'm afraid I may lack the skill. My style depends on a lot hatching, and I'm not great with getting a perfect blend.

 

Posted Feb 16, '13 at 10:57pm

Strop

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Right guys, the time is ticking away and entry submission will close in just a couple of hours, meaning I will start judging later this evening!

 

Posted Feb 17, '13 at 6:36am

Strop

Strop

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Okay guys, this round was a small one, and I'm okay with that because I did make the topic quite difficult. Notably, Cenere did draw something but didn't submit it due to lack of tools to actually do so. I mention this because he was the only one who actually attempted to draw a facial expression of relief, whereas I see pretty much a full range of other interpretations and methods here, from body language, the symbolic, the figurative, to the scatological.

First off, the Champion's Exhibit, which is brought to you by Bronze:

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/e6ad148d-396b-4c9e-bf2d-e12941d5bbe7.jpg

Even with the flaws pointed out during the week, it's a stunning piece with vibrant colour and depth. Each piece and the subtle props brings out a story borne upon the broad shoulders of the warrior. A great contribution to this thread in any capacity.

Now, seeing as there seem only to be three or four other entries, I shall only nominate a single winner as opposed to three placings (otherwise allocating podium places would be a little pointless). Without further ado then:

Winner- Kegaumongo

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Reliefreduit_zpsb44a2611.jpg

I am actually reminded of an entry with a similar theme set to the stimulus "imprisoned", in which Cen drew an emaciated, wheelchair-bound patient who appeared to be suffering some rapidly progressive malignancy. In my own mind I see this entry as a spiritual sequel to it (however unintended that may be). There are few ways to present relief in the guise of death except through symbolism, this being done through the classic "soul bird" device.

Similar, But Different- thepunisher93

http://24.media.tumblr.com/38fe0d6aa904c0086fb0255ba65a762f/tumblr_mi6o7nMCcs1rl3l9go1_1280.gif

Here's something a bit more concrete, making the quantum leap from relief from this mortal coil to relief from the angst and suffering of this mortal coil. Apart from the technical level, which doesn't weight as much, I felt this submission did not go as far to depict the notion of relief, so much as present a scene which would be interpreted by the theme which was explicitly given. I was not sure whether that was a window or a picture frame, nor of its significance in this scene.

Because There Has to be at Least One Toilet Joke- Light Chaser

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/relief_zpse2d0d740.jpg

I'm not sure whether to feel relieved (haha geddit?) that there's no person drawn on the toilet. Enough said, really.

I'm Not Sure Whether This is Actually an Entry- Salvidian

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/relief_zps53e1d22c.png

It's a fractal of some sort. Cool. But like, what's that got to do with the theme?

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Well that brings this round to a close! Thoad said he was interested in judging, which I assume means that he knows that this round was scheduled to finish today, and so a new one needs starting. I haven't seen him lately, so I guess I'll try to contact him and give him 48 hours to get back and get started on this. I won't be able to judge any more after this, but supposing that this format proves too difficult to sustain, don't fret, we're discussing some ideas you may yet find more stimulating and easy to maintain.

 

Posted Feb 17, '13 at 5:23pm

Salvidian

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It's a fractal of some sort. Cool. But like, what's that got to do with the theme?


I have to educate both you and Bronze? It's relivio rilivio! Or in English, a type of art style where the image looks like it's floating. The fractal is, frankly, complete irrelevant.

Dang.
 
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