Radrappy wrote:I respect your opinion and obviously believe we are all entitled to one. It is much more useful to the discussion to post explanations as you have done so now.
That being said, I cannot help but wince still at your reasoning. I'm sorry to sound bitter but you easily find fault in the composition of others and fail to recognize any such flaws in your winning pick.
For instance, you find fault with Silv's mountains but have no apparent problem with the build of Dashfox's own background? You even go so far as to claim Burraki's background is "obligitory". However, what could be more obligatory than checkered hills, a body of water, and a looming flower?
I understand that you like images with many characters present. However, that you highlight this as BurrakiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own flaw while she remains the most successful of all entries in preserving each character's respective personality is unbelievable. Especially when you claim it's such multiple personalities that has sold you.
Please understand I am not picking on Dashfox. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to say anything negative about ANY of the entries. You sir, have just crossed the line.
Um...what? A line?
I don't see anything wrong with critiqueing the entries when I'm talking about WHY I didn't vote for them. I saw other people review all the entries, talking about things negative and positive, and I thought I could do the same.
The thing about Dash's picture is that it had ALL of the elements I was looking for. I acknowledge that it was not perfect, but where as the other pictures had one major thing that turned me off, Dash's flaws where smaller, he seemed to do more, and in the end won the vote for me. I didn't mention the flaws in my last post because, well...I wasn't talking about why I DIDN'T vote for him.
My problem with Burraki's picture ISN'T the multitude of characters. That is by far the best part of her piece. She rendered the characters brilliantly, better then anyone else here. But thats only one part of any picture I look at. My problem is the background. Perhaps "obligatory" isn't the right word. It's empty, and appears to be a photo as near as I can tell. I don't want to cross anymore lines here, maybe I was wrong and Burraki colored and drew the space background herself, but thats what I didn't like about.
Lastly, in regards to Silv's mountaints...unlike the slightly odd angle that Dash's background seems to exhibit, these mountains LITTERALLY seem to be coming out of a diagonal wall or something. Although they wheren't my main problem, as much as they where the tipping point. What I really didn't like was the coloring.
I really don't want to insult anyone here. I don't want to get into any debates. I am here, trying to find people to assist me in my growing online Sonic comic. Thats what attracts me to these sorts of things. I don't want to cross any lines or anything.
nuckles87 wrote:Thats why, in the end, Dark Burraki didn't get the vote from me. It seemed like he put all his work into the characters, while opting for an obligatory space pic for the background. The sillhoutes up top left a lot to be desired as well. I've seen Burraki do some SWEET backgrounds, some amazing lighting and coloring effects. I think he could have won this contest easily hands down had he had the time to really put some stuff into his piece of art.
Time truly is a fat, crusty bastard. Had I the time, I probably would
of done a much nicer background. But I didn't (I actually had a much worse background, originally, but went back and changed, cutting into my time), and the characters themselves took about an hour, hour and a half a piece by themselves. And even then the background the stars were all made by me, not from a stock photo or anything, so that wasn't all that easy either, really.*
Still, would like something
out of it seeing as I nearly gave myself an aneurysm over it. But if I don't get first place... wah wah
oh well. Besides, I plan on sticking around here for awhile.
* I feel like I did some sorta weird run on sentence/crappy sentence structure here. I'm kinda running on empty here, though.
Oh...wow. Kinda wish I knew that before I voted.
I've seen too many pics on DA using photos as backgrounds, and, well....guess thats just how well you did the background.
Jax wrote:OH NOOO, fights out.
No Jax, no fight. I'd sooner just leave this place then jepordize my possible rep in an art community I'd like to be on good terms with.