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Sunset Serenade

Sunset Serenade
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Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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As the heat of the day gives way to the cool night, oxpeckers serenade their favorite ride.

Here's a close-up detail:



This is six colors on a brown tee. Check out all the details in the BIG VERSION here.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like this design!

---Spiritgreen

Naolito


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Naolito
Spiritgreen wrote:As the heat of the day gives way to the cool night, oxpeckers serenade their favorite ride.

Here's a close-up detail:



This is six colors on a brown tee. Check out all the details in the BIG VERSION here.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like this design!

---Spiritgreen


AMAZING work!!

lavers


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I want to like this, and I understand why it was drawn this way, but I can't get over how very wrong the sky is.

tinycaprice


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As an astronomy teacher, I want to point out that the bright side of the moon always faces the sun.

specsmachine


quality posts: 31 Private Messages specsmachine

I'm jealous. That rendering of the sun is perfect. GMV!

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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@lavers & tinycaprice, thanks for your comments. I submitted an alternate version with the moon flipped to see what more people thought, but the feeling seemed to be that it wasn't a worthwhile change.

I prefer the look of this version, keeping in mind that the artistic license involved. :^)

crazydoglady


quality posts: 4 Private Messages crazydoglady
Spiritgreen wrote:@lavers & tinycaprice, I've submitted a tweaked version with the moon lit from the direction of the sun. There's already a lot of artistic license involved though. :^)

Looking for feedback. I'll take down one version in a little while...


LOL - this is something I would have never noticed... and you know how usually you can't "unsee" something once it's pointed out? Well, I have both versions up and I'll admit that the corrected version registers as "more accurate" in that part of my brain that cares about those things but if I hadn't read the comments I wouldn't be able to explain why, and I like the original just fine! BUT - I really want this to print so if it will cost you any votes I think you should change it (still early). GMV either way

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Thanks crazydoglady, Naolito and specsmachine!

lonelypond


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nice; like the mood

asmadasrabbits


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I want to vote, but the moon is definitely bothering me. Can't unsee!

xazothia


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I tend to be really nitpicky about minor details but the moon doesn't really bother me, personally. Maybe it's because I'm not an astronomer If they were both up in the sky together it might register as weird to me but since the giraffe's neck kind of splits the image in two, my mind doesn't read the sun and moon as actually being related to eachother. just my take on it.

excellent illustration, great colors!

PixelPants


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Fantastic colours and lighting throughout the scene Spiritgreen. Impressed with the work you put into the giraffe pattern as well.

PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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Double post. I was away with a poor internet connection. Let's just say I was doubly impressed.

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Thanks so much, PixelPants and xazothia! I intended the background to not be taken too literally, it's a bit fanciful and suggests a yin-yang balance and the passing of time from day to night. Glad you can kinda see where I'm coming from there. :^)

yellowflower


quality posts: 3 Private Messages yellowflower
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Even though I now know the moon is wrong... I think I like it better wrong. It just looks better with the music notes coming out of the crescent like that.

lucky1988


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awesome work, excellent colors too! +1

SJulian1


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I'm digging the design, even with the moon and sun. the thing that is throwing me off though is the front legs. They seem to connect awkwardly to the torso of the giraffe

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
SJulian1 wrote:I'm digging the design, even with the moon and sun. the thing that is throwing me off though is the front legs. They seem to connect awkwardly to the torso of the giraffe


Giraffes are very oddly shaped. The more you look at them, the weirder they are.

helgram


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This is awesome, Spiritgreen, I especially love the feeling of depth you created. +1

sleekhare


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I love the colors you chose for the sun itself. Stunning.

csl312


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This is great. Not sure how people can say they don't like it because the moon isn't realistic enough, I mean you are allowed some creative license. Not to mention if realism is your thing, visible music notes should probably bother you more than the minor moon detail.

Adelas


quality posts: 11 Private Messages Adelas
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Looks like you're close to the fog - I'll be telling people about this one until Friday! My kids would LOVE to have this shirt.

SJulian1


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Spiritgreen wrote:Giraffes are very oddly shaped. The more you look at them, the weirder they are.


Dang! I take it back then, giraffes are just freaks of nature :P

TomSelleck666


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tinycaprice wrote:As an astronomy teacher, I want to point out that the bright side of the moon always faces the sun.


and birds don't sing written music notes.

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