Derby #240: Take THAT, Ninja!
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Irrational Pirate

Irrational Pirate
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ramyb


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panpear


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sittle wrote:Do you spend all night ignoring the lighting source in an illustration or does it just come together in 5 minutes...?


What are you talking about? It looks fine to me.

Though while it's cute I think it might be a bit too subtle for me. Though it does have another pirate pun... :3

icarusplus


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sittle wrote:Do you spend all night ignoring the lighting source in an illustration or does it just come together in 5 minutes...?


Conflicting lighting sources aren't always a bad thing, and upon further examination I am actually quite fond of how the lighting works in this. It gives it a sort of cartoony flair, I think.

odysseyroc


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icarusplus wrote:Conflicting lighting sources aren't always a bad thing, and upon further examination I am actually quite fond of how the lighting works in this. It gives it a sort of cartoony flair, I think.


This isn't a critique on this particular design, but conflicting light sources in a drawing that contains a single figure, aren't a good thing. Even cartoons have to follow some very basic rules.





dreadwood


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sittle wrote:Do you spend all night ignoring the lighting source in an illustration or does it just come together in 5 minutes...?


Seems a little harsh? I don't see anything wrong with the lighting.

I'm actually really digging this entry. I love how you always have some kind of background to bring out the picture. I'm also always amazed at your halftone usage, you can't even tell they are there. Whenever I try to use them they stick out pretty nastily.

taternuggets


quality posts: 23 Private Messages taternuggets
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I just gotta know how you manage to grab that number one slot so often... I've tried beating you (not this week) and have never gotten close.


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paigeg


quality posts: 7 Private Messages paigeg
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I can see the lighting issue, but I don't think it really ruins the illo, overall. Would be nice to tweak it but, now is not the time.
Enjoying the puns.

quabaq


quality posts: 4 Private Messages quabaq
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What I don't get is why is it a skeleton? And why does it have no lower jaw?

endangeredomega


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I guess the "sequel shirt" phenomenon continues ...

http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=8566

wirdou


quality posts: 16 Private Messages wirdou

Great!!+1

dynamoned


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dynamoned
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As a math teacher, this shirt would be perfect for Pi Day. Got my +1.

lisonallie


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I wish your other shirt would win

sittle


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odysseyroc wrote:This isn't a critique on this particular design, but conflicting light sources in a drawing that contains a single figure, aren't a good thing. Even cartoons have to follow some very basic rules.


This was exactly my point... There is a pretty strong shadow indicating that the light source is high and in front of the character... but there is little shadow on the characters face from his tri-corner hat... but the rest of the character is fairly consistent to the light source in terms of shadowing.

As a illustrator, I find this overlooked detail frustrating, and the typical MO of ramyb... which is unfortunate oversight as this sort of shadowing often lends itself to a more foreboding and tense look.

I must apologize for my previous comment which was removed.... the personal comments weren't verbose, but the fact remains that there is a major flaw in this image between the light source and cast shadows.

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