There, I DID IT! WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!?

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There, I DID IT! WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!?

Post by Neodium » Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:08 pm

Note: This used to be a long, pointless, self-depreciating rant, so I deleted it. Here's the short version:
- My art is horrible, I suck, blah, blah, blah.
- I made this over a month ago, but my lack of confidence prevented from posting it until recently.
- I need help with the floor, the metal structure, and now, Homer.

Now for the "new material":
- I made a second version. It's still in JPEG and will still be, unless I decide to make a "final version".
- Now most of your comments will look pointless! :D Is it just me or it used to be more colorful?
- I did some small changes, but I doubt you'll notice them, as I deleted the original (edit: by accident :-[)
- Thank you all for your kind comments. At first I thought you were going to hate it! But if you're expecting "more", well... I may disappoint you.
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Post by Kif White » Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:58 pm

This is awesome! I love it! There's almost something very Seussian about it to me for some reason too :)
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Post by D.B. » Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:23 pm

I love it too. It's unique as far as I can tell. If this is the 'decent' stuff, i really hope you'll be posting good stuff soon!
The eyes come in five different colors (I like this one best)
I also like it. But there has been reference in the past to Lisa having blue eyes. Nothing concrete cannon wise, but it might be worth considering.
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Fraid I can't help.
... and coloring.
The colouring I really like. One tip - don't save in jpeg. If you look, it's causing lots of little blocky artifacts in what should be smooth colour. Go for gif if in doubt.
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Post by Kif White » Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:01 pm

I'd actually say PNG over GIF even. It allows for more colours, but it can sometimes depend which program you save in and how much you adjust the quality.
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Post by Neodium » Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:34 pm

First off, thank you for the replies! You don't know how happy you make me :)
But there has been reference in the past to Lisa having blue eyes. Nothing concrete cannon wise, but it might be worth considering.
(edit: "Problem" solved!)
I'd actually say PNG over GIF even. It allows for more colours, but it can sometimes depend which program you save in and how much you adjust the quality.
PNG was my first choice, but the output file was too big (150-300KB), and I thought nobody would care about the picture, so I picked this.
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Post by Marco » Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:08 pm

Wonderful effect on the center eye, and the concept of the pic, despite being random, it's the cool kind of random.
Veryy much thumbs up!
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Post by Dagdamor » Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:38 am

Cool picture! I dreamed for a long time of a look into Lisa's eyes. Now I have it :)
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Post by c_nordlander » Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:16 pm

Excellent! My one niggle is, as has been pointed out, Lisa has blue eyes. (The colour was given in "Bart Carny".) But this is so impressive, I can't really say much about it. Excellent.
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Post by mysti » Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:45 pm

Wooooow! This is awesome! ;D I really don't think the eye colour is big enough to be a complaint, so I have none! :P
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Post by fellranger » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:31 pm

For a random concept it's a striking picture! I think your fears that your art wouldn't be up to scratch are unfounded as this is really good. I really wouldn't worry about whether you have "talent" as it is a very subjective thing. There are people out there who have astonishing technical talent but no ability produce art with an emotional or atmospheric quality. Outwardly they are talented artists but to me their work will always lack something. There are also "artists" getting payed big money for what looks to me like a load of crap - but perhaps I'm missing something!
You have produced a very impressive picture here - I'll look forward to seeing more!
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Post by SirMustapha » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 am

Very good. Very original, at least! :) I like the concept... Well, I can't give the advice you asked for, really. But I hope you've overcome your uncertainty, 'cause this is very good.
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I think I may have done something wrong...

Post by Neodium » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:05 am

I accidentally deleted the picture while editing my first post. I tried to replace it but it didn't work.

Anyway... I fixed the "problem"!
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Re:There, I DID IT! WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!?

Post by Jon » Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:19 am

....wow. That's really cool.
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