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RoboRaptor (silver)

RoboRaptor (silver)
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SkekTek


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Deleted the bronze, redid some of the background, and funked with the eyes. Hopefully this is better received...

tiaerman


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I'm glad you added the background. What I was seeing in the forum just wasn't very appealing. I'm not thrilled about the colors, but it is better than the red on black. Very good job!

There are 10 types of people: those who know binary, and those who don't.

dekonstruct


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Yay, I was hoping you'd go for the silver look, now who do we contact about printing this with metallic ink? GMV

SkekTek


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dekonstruct wrote:Yay, I was hoping you'd go for the silver look, now who do we contact about printing this with metallic ink? GMV


Wish I could... if this gets no love here, definitely going DBH silver...

bluchez


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I would like to say that I was really in awe of this piece the first time I saw it. The 50 different times I've seen it since then, in the main thread, the cyberpub thread, and multiple entries, has really changed my awe to meh, though.

I think there is careful threshold to overexposure of an entry, especially before the contest ever begins (where there are not a ton of other entries that you are being simultaneously exposed to). I blame this (partially) for the outright failure of my ray design, and would not be surprised if this piece ends up suffering in the same way. I think you should really have considered keeping some of this to yourself, or some private help from people. As it stands, by the time this piece made it to votable status, I was already ready to move on to the next design.

.000002

SkekTek


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bluchez wrote:I would like to say that I was really in awe of this piece the first time I saw it. The 50 different times I've seen it since then, in the main thread, the cyberpub thread, and multiple entries, has really changed my awe to meh, though.

I think there is careful threshold to overexposure of an entry, especially before the contest ever begins (where there are not a ton of other entries that you are being simultaneously exposed to). I blame this (partially) for the outright failure of my ray design, and would not be surprised if this piece ends up suffering in the same way. I think you should really have considered keeping some of this to yourself, or some private help from people. As it stands, by the time this piece made it to votable status, I was already ready to move on to the next design.

.000002


Thanks for the comments. But several other designs were also up there in exposure and haven't met with the same negative vote count. I think it's because this design, while technically quite good, isn't the sort of thing people want to wear on a shirt. So the fundamental flaw may have been not over-exposure, but careful consideration of the target audience.

Anthony3419


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I could wear this! GMV!


bluchez


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SkekTek wrote:Thanks for the comments. But several other designs were also up there in exposure and haven't met with the same negative vote count. I think it's because this design, while technically quite good, isn't the sort of thing people want to wear on a shirt. So the fundamental flaw may have been not over-exposure, but careful consideration of the target audience.


Maybe I'm just looking for excuses. : )

waacodemon


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Looks like a pissed of chicken

I once ate a cricket.

jimiyo


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regarding RoboRaptor..

this, my third ATHF reference, i thought it looked like

turkeytron from the year 9595

kylemittskus


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bluchez wrote:I would like to say that I was really in awe of this piece the first time I saw it. The 50 different times I've seen it since then, in the main thread, the cyberpub thread, and multiple entries, has really changed my awe to meh, though.

I think there is careful threshold to overexposure of an entry, especially before the contest ever begins (where there are not a ton of other entries that you are being simultaneously exposed to). I blame this (partially) for the outright failure of my ray design, and would not be surprised if this piece ends up suffering in the same way. I think you should really have considered keeping some of this to yourself, or some private help from people. As it stands, by the time this piece made it to votable status, I was already ready to move on to the next design.

.000002


I want the ray design!!!

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bluchez


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kylemittskus wrote:I want the ray design!!!


send me a pm and I will let you know when it is printed.

SkekTek


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Thanks to people that voted for this! It took a lot of effort to draw this and, unlike some designs up in the top of the rankings, was NOT copied off of a source photograph. 100% me. In case you like this sort of thing, I am making an entire mechanical series of animals that go with this (doberman, whale, rat...). Wish woot had metallic inks, though...

brizz


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SkekTek wrote:Thanks to people that voted for this! It took a lot of effort to draw this and, unlike some designs up in the top of the rankings, was NOT copied off of a source photograph. 100% me.


care to be specific with that charge? you seem rather confident, but i fail to see anything remotely unoriginal or copied in the top 10 vote getters. I understand you might be frustrated with your effort to vote ratio, but suggesting those ahead of you haven't worked hard or aren't as deserving as yours is disingenuous and pretty damned snide. For the first time in maybe ever, all the designs at the top are more than deserving of their ranking.

the robo bird is very detailed, but i had no idea what it was supposed to be until i saw the title - even after seeing it 20 times in the main thread. I suspect that's the biggest problem here.

SkekTek


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brizz wrote:care to be specific with that charge? you seem rather confident, but i fail to see anything remotely unoriginal or copied in the top 10 vote getters..


You're right... that was a bit unnecessary. There is an entry that was heavily influenced by a napoleon painting, but it is different in its own way. I shouldn't have said anything like that.

SkekTek


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Wow... expected this to be doing better.

narkus


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SkekTek wrote:Wow... expected this to be doing better.


it's still very good work


SkekTek


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narkus wrote:it's still very good work


Thanks! It took me like 7 hours... for nothing else, it looks AWESOME printed on tabloid paper...

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