Derby #129: Ancient Egypt
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Reign of The Sun God

Reign of The Sun God
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Drakxxx


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I thought about reworking this design for this contest, but the original was so specific and pretty much exactly as I wanted it, I thought changing it around any would be to much of a struggle. I received a good number of requests asking for this design to make an appearance in this contest in some form or fashion, and I finally decided to see what I could do with it to get it submitted.

The colors and much of the composition are the same from the original design I drew for the Sun derby. I included a falcon and removed the sun, which I was pleased to see didn't really change the overall feel and flow of the original.

Thanks to all you guys who messaged me asking to see this design again, and I hope you like the alterations!

Here is a link to a larger image of the design:
http://i49.tinypic.com/30lf0o5.jpg


Siax


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coooooooooool!

lucky1988


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Awesome! Love the dynamic illustration.

sakleehop


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Drakxxx wrote:I thought about reworking this design for this contest, but the original was so specific and pretty much exactly as I wanted it, I thought changing it around any would be to much of a struggle. I received a good number of requests asking for this design to make an appearance in this contest in some form or fashion, and I finally decided to see what I could do with it to get it submitted.

The colors and much of the composition are the same from the original design I drew for the Sun derby. I included a falcon and removed the sun, which I was pleased to see didn't really change the overall feel and flow of the original.

Thanks to all you guys who messaged me asking to see this design again, and I hope you like the alterations!

Here is a link to a larger image of the design:
http://i49.tinypic.com/30lf0o5.jpg


Always thought this was impressive and when the derby was announced - I immediately flashed to this previous entry. It is perfect for the theme but I hope you'll be entering the "Scarab King"too; it's amazing. Any word on when we might see it???

Suzette1976


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I too love this sooooo much!!! Glad to see it again. But..... Scarab King from the pre-derby thread was just awesome!!! Where is it? Been waiting to see it pop up. Oh well, if this is all we get I will take it and be happy. GMV sir.

Fatstrat06


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although the artwork is fantastic i don't think i'd wear it...too much of a dragonball z vibe goin' on for me

jannieb


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Fatstrat06 wrote:although the artwork is fantastic i don't think i'd wear it...too much of a dragonball z vibe goin' on for me


I was thinking She-Ra!

Jestik


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shoznuff


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MadamAtom


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I can't believe I'd forgotten this! GMV for sure. Yay!

mrwednesday


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I'm not sure this passes muster as far as being too close to the original, but as I said in the derby thread, the first was spot on what it should have been so any change risks making things worse.

Unfortunately, I think it's gone that direction. Partially because the falcon looks much more parroty than falcony and the monotone does it a disservice as well. I also liked the way the sign disk added brightness to the top of the design, the new version seems duller.

Also, did you intend the print size to be smaller? Going back and forth I'm not sure which I prefer but the design is so expansive I think the oversize print does it more justice.

MortalAlliance


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I was hoping there would be a Drakxxx shirt. So awesome, GMV.

capedcrusader514


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Where's the other one? this one is great but the other one is greeeaaaatttt

Drakxxx


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Thanks for the comments and votes so far guys.

mrwednesday wrote:I'm not sure this passes muster as far as being too close to the original, but as I said in the derby thread, the first was spot on what it should have been so any change risks making things worse.


Thanks as always for the input sir.

This is the first time I re-submitted something from a previous contest, and I did find it a bit difficult to decide on what to change. I struggled with the idea of reworking this piece, for the same reason you mentioned. The balance of the original was really delicate, and I knew if I changed a color or too much of the composition, it would throw everything off. I'm pretty pleased with this re-working for the most part, but I do prefer the original as well.

I did make the image slightly smaller, and removed some of the hieroglyphics at the bottom this time around as the falcon reaches up a bit higher than the sun did in the original.


sakleehop wrote:Always thought this was impressive and when the derby was announced - I immediately flashed to this previous entry. It is perfect for the theme but I hope you'll be entering the "Scarab King"too; it's amazing. Any word on when we might see it???


I've been getting blown up with inquiries for the "Scarab King" design! The artist Draike is still working on the color for it, and hopefully we'll get it submitted soon.

Thanks again everyone.


bluetuba


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Drakxxx wrote:Thanks for the comments and votes so far guys.



I've been getting blown up with inquiries for the "Scarab King" design! The artist Draike is still working on the color for it, and hopefully we'll get it submitted soon.

Thanks again everyone.


*breaks out the torches and pitchforks to go look for Draike*

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

sakleehop


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bluetuba wrote:*breaks out the torches and pitchforks to go look for Draike*


Ditto - Draike, dude, you're killing us here - don't make us come looking for you!!! We need the "Scarab King!"

walmazan


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So cool and incredible well done! Drakxxxx are neat!

IndependentVik


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As soon as I saw the theme, I was hoping you'd rework this design. GMV.

emptyplatitudes


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Drakxxx wrote:I thought about reworking this design for this contest, but the original was so specific and pretty much exactly as I wanted it, I thought changing it around any would be to much of a struggle. I received a good number of requests asking for this design to make an appearance in this contest in some form or fashion, and I finally decided to see what I could do with it to get it submitted.

The colors and much of the composition are the same from the original design I drew for the Sun derby. I included a falcon and removed the sun, which I was pleased to see didn't really change the overall feel and flow of the original.

Thanks to all you guys who messaged me asking to see this design again, and I hope you like the alterations!

Here is a link to a larger image of the design:
http://i49.tinypic.com/30lf0o5.jpg


i like it, but needs more bicep and less lat

Stercrazy


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First off, nice job on the piece. You chose a very difficult pose on the figure and rendered it with a high degree of polish and skill. That being said, I do have some critiques.

It looks like you're going for some forced perspective in the piece, but I don't think it's working as is. Forced perspective is tough to pull off, so I admire your attempt and applaud the effort.

It's hard to gauge if you are going for a pose that has him with his arm out-thrust toward the viewer, or if it is meant to be interpreted that he is being seem from the side. The direction of his head and the fact that his side and back muscles are visible would indicate that you were going for the former.

Unfortunately, his torso is offset just a smidge too far from his head. If you select that forward arm and his torso and move them over just a tiny bit to the right, I think you'll better achieve the look you seem to be going for. Don't worry about obscuring that rear arm. You shouldn't see much of it from that angle anyway.

Likewise, to further indicate that his body is turned and that the arm is toward the viewer, you should probably consider moving the forearm over to the right more, so that more of the upper arm is obscured. Also, consider scaling the forearm up a bit. Things that are closer like that should be slightly larger. In fact, judging from the implied perspective, I would wager that the forward hand should probably be close to a quarter larger than the rear hand.

As for the hand, we should really be seeing more of the top of it. Right now, it seems like way too much of the bottom of the hand is visible. The top part of a hand is fairly substantial, and would block view of all but just the barest indication of a couple of the fingers and would almost completely obscure the thumb from that angle.

There are some other suggestions I could make to the piece, but I'm starting to sound like I'm trashing your work. Please don't take it that way. It's a great piece conceptually, and I see a lot of potential in the piece. I really think that it could be incredible with some tweaks to it.

Take any input from me with a grain of salt. This is your piece and you are free to leave it as is. Even if you keep the piece as is, I hope that maybe down the road you can revisit it and make some adjustments to the anatomy. I really do think this could be a fantastic piece with some minor TLC.

Once again, great job on the execution. Keep up the good work.

sakleehop


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Where oh where is the "Scarab King?"

sezen


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oh wow kickass

mjc613


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The hairdo looks more Asian to me than Egyptian.

MachineAmbition


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This looks somehow more cartoony than your previous derby submissions. I like your grainier designs, if that makes sense.

realitytwist


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you've got to stop with all the awesome, i'm gonna splode =(

friends are just enemies who don't have the guts to kill you

paigeg


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I always scroll down, looking to spot the Draxxx shirt - nice! GMV, fer sure.
...meanwhile, still drumming my fingers waiting for my Valkyrie to show up on my doorstep...

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