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Old 13-10-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default 1920's Gangster

this is my latest piece, inspired by a the godfather and just because i have always wanted to make a gangster. its just right for your pc's desktop background
if you find anything wrong with the image... i keep it to your self :angery: lol tell me and i'll tweak the heck outta it to get it spot on

EDIT: changed the old image with this one, thanks for the help, but here is the full 1080p image uploaded to imageshack to be nice to simplymaya's servers so long and thanks for all the fish :attn:
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Old 13-10-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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Not bad, though I think the fractal backdrop is taking away from the image and it would probably look better in black & white.
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Old 14-10-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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what do you suggest i put back there then dude?
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That's great! well done
just one small thing I noticed - the hands are too short. try to stand in this pose and see how far down your hands reach.
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Old 14-10-2008, 01:13 AM   #5
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see what you mean and i resized it, how is it now?
i wont re render until GecT gets back to me on a background
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What I meant about the background is that I'm very "aware" of what it is, I guess its also because there's so much of it and that there's no falloff so its not really accentuating him, you know.
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:mg: yea thanks for that
thats the downside of HD, its so frigging wide
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As a wallpaper it fits, maybe have a bit more contrast between the dude and the backgorund, but as a portrait, its as Genny said a bit too wide.

Is that full HD res or is it scaled down, as it fits my monitor fine with quite a bit of rooms to spare?
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Lol, its too big for my monitor
I agree with the background
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its scaled down HD to fit my monitor, its much more suited to 1024x1024 i guess, next render will be smaller
EDIT: what should i do to the background then?
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Try out some different colours, maybe just white? Give nice clean contrasts.

Have a look about for soem references.

As for the HD stuff, I run 1900 X 1200 so its got a bit of room to spare
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You can keep the fractal if you're in love with it, you can keep it the at whatever resolution, its just that I think it looks flat and its really "in your face". This is what I meant about the fall off. I tried recreating your backdrop texture and main light source but added a few things to show you what I'm trying to say, you can add more lights to fill in some the darker areas if you want :x


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You might want to fake some depth of field for it to create that contrast everybody was asking for. I PMed you with an example and I can post it here with your permission.
Also, don't worry about the wide screen. There's nothing in the background so one can simply cut it to fit a normal screen.
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wow great reply.
i'll try that then, make the thing seem more 3d. btw that is my scene in a nut shell, i have some lights on his face, and here and there but nothing special. you have a great eye.
the resulution is just 1440x900 as thats my computer scene. it is REALLY 1080p, i'll have an update tomorrow
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yea sure post it its good, I'm going to use the depth of field my self but i prefer to keep the colours, but that's just me, im a colourful person.
see you guys tomorrow. thanks for the help so far fella's, you have been a credit to simplymaya
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