Critique Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by cyndaquilrocks, Jun 13, 2010.

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  1. harbinger297

    harbinger297 Guest

    I know it's late, but that is awesome. I love the effect created by the alternating dimensions on the various gears. If there was room for improvement I would say it would be in the gear ratio's (IE. the size of the gears proportionally, I know they aren't intended to be perfectly round, etc, but for example the green gear the left side looks like it is stretched to the left in a slightly unappealing way).

    The shadows could use improving, in some areas they don't seem to make sense as the light source would be directly behind the viewer, yet there is visible shading on the front side. The background and surrounding areas are simple, and if improved would make the focal look better as-well, by not directly contrasting with each other. For a piece like this, having so much black area around the edges and being so far off-center isn't very appealing either, it doesn't have to be directly center, but closer to the middle to focus on it, as it's not sig dimensions the rule of thirds isn't really applicable here, in my belief.

    Some additional colour variation within the gears itself might help to create more depth and be a little less 2 dimensional in some parts (the direct front face of the gears), but that is really a preference thing depending on what you are trying to achieve.

    Some very late CnC for you :3

    Defaults piece of mine:

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    Any feedback on areas I might improve would be welcome. I don't do much in the way of defaults (100% user created/basic photoshop tools/no renders/etc) so am trying to improve this area.
     
  2. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    I'm not sure what it is, but the quality seems very low/you used some off-putting noise filter.
     
  3. harbinger297

    harbinger297 Guest

    A wave. I tried to sharpen it. I smudged it but wasn't entirely sure how to fix the low res look. Just painting it wouldn't look as good.
     
  4. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    Mm, try a High Pass filter, it shouldn't reduce the quality as much.
     
  5. harbinger297

    harbinger297 Guest

    I just went back to the drawing board with that one and tried to create more detail in the colours, rather than using the filters.

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    Better? I feel like It's lacking still but I can't put my finger on it.
     
  6. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    Much better now :p I think its fine now
     
  7. TheFarSide

    TheFarSide Guest

    I'm just lost.

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  8. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    Saw ya on tagfreak :p

    First is kinda dulled out by the excessive and obvious coloring, second's smudging is fine but it looks unfinished and lighting is bad
     
  9. Ooooh, look at you Devin, suddenly a graphics know it all.
     
  10. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    Pls, who u be

    But no, I suck. I'm being trained by people that don't though :p

    Edit: After further research I have concluded that you are Silver, although your name isn't as good as I expected from you
     
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  11. TheFarSide

    TheFarSide Guest

    Looks unfinished because I have no idea what else to do with it.
    I hadn't really smudged before, only a few times, no tablet to really do it with, but I'm not confident enough with my older style that I didn't really like anyway.
     
  12. .Allright

    .Allright Guest

    Hi, I'd like a picture to put on avatar on forum .. can someone make me? only want to write Allright into the picture, thanks
     
  13. .Allright

    .Allright Guest

    .........................>?
     
  14. Jetra

    Jetra Guest

    Other than the huge empty space which you can fit a logo in, I love it and will be using it as a new desktop :D Great job, I love the colors and metallic feel of it.
     
  15. .Allright

    .Allright Guest


    please.......
     
  16. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    tank you.........
     
  17. I'm not silver, keep guessing
     
  18. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    Jeim?
     
  19. Yes! :p

    How'd you guess?
     
  20. Idiocracy

    Idiocracy Guest

    googled your name --> Breaking Bad --> 100% has to be you