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Old 15-02-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hi all! An other contest newbie over here. Will post some of the progress later today, but here are the latest 2 versions :S I'm thinking about continuing the work on the second one but still unsure... hope you like it! Be brutal with the comments please, I will take them constructively. Cheers!

EDIT: Here some progress steps

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Old 16-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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Here is an update, I think that is it for the foreground unless major changes, will polish the background a bit... Comments?
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Old 16-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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watch out the color of the shadows there. I think for a night scene, it appears to be too bright isn't it? the color of the sky is too intense too in my opinion.

but great progress so far, i'd still meddle with the composition if I were you. cheers
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Old 16-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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hmm awesomeness indeed!! but the snowman an surroundings are still too flat.

u could show that theres its cave behind it, and it guarding the entrannce.

a lil thicket of pine trees would ease the monotony of mountains everywhere.

and the human hand u showed in corner would be great, imo if the persons shadow fall between him and the yeti it will look nice.
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Old 16-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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So far it looks interesting, but a few issues:
1) The grass looks a bit odd in it.
2) The shadows and lighting need a bit of work.
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Old 16-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot for your comments guys, appreciated!

It's very true that i have some shadow/lighting problems and the sky doesn't feel quite right... my goal is to have some kind of moon light against the bright snowy mountains, I'll have to study some references i guess! I'm also going to color correct and balance the contrast towards the end and see if it helps.

About the flat surroundings and the composition, yep agreed. Its just that I wanted a very realist/natural type of image more like taken out of a David Attemborough video than a fantasy movie, and the photo references i have from high altitude mountains its a bit like that (no trees just rock and snow slopes) so that was my rationale... the grass i thought was the least i could add to make the foreground a bit more interesting.. there is high mountain grass and some types flowers in such environments...

So i guess my problem now is how to make it compositionally more interesting while keeping it real... I kind of ruled out the hand type of shot thinking that this would make it too explicit and take some of the protagonism from the beast... dunno maybe you are right

Will see if i can put some more hours into this. Thanks!

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Old 19-02-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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Hey! Here's an update... don't think there will be big changes from now on.

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Impressive, I like it. Some more lightning hotspot?
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Thanks Washka! I didnīt have much time and was not inspired to push it forward anymore so that will be the final. Cheers!
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