A casualty of the current economic climate...

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A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:20 am

This is part one of an image that popped into my head yesterday. In the original idea there was also blood, but that will be a lot of work and may not work (in an artistic sense).

Anyway I'm not happy with the un-glazed ceramic (Oren Nayar), and the exponent on the glazed parts needs to be higher, but I'm happy with the geometry (I think I spent half an hour modeling a pig, and then hours finding a good way to cut it up!).

Any feedback or suggestions are welcome.
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by Pibuz » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:46 pm

Hi Beyer!
Very nice concept!!!
..I spent minutes to understand that the scene subject was a broken pig: perhaps I'm not really into art, but there is a tiny possibility that your aim isn't completely clear. Maybe adding a couple cents here and there would help!

..just my...2 cents...
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:33 pm

Thanks Pibuz. I'm sorry to hear it was so hard to decode, I didn't mean for it to be hard work! I think adding some coins is a good idea, and should be enough context to get the message across.
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by benn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:43 pm

The poor old piggie is broken! :(

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:26 am

Thought some better eyes would improve it:
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by PureSpider » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:01 am

2 points on the nose, maybe? :shock: :lol:

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by Kram1032 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:04 am

really nice concept O.o

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:55 am

Thanks for suggestions and comments, I appreciate it. I'm planning on getting the final version out soon.

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by WytRaven » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:05 am

I really like the lighting and colour choices beyer. nice :)
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by Stromberg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:50 am

I thought i looked better with the eyes from the first picture, he did look more sad there.
But that might just be me thinking that :lol:

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Thu May 07, 2009 9:05 pm

I thought about sticking an I.O.U for €295 in the image, but decided it was a little too obscure. Anyway the image is done (or rather I'm done with the image :wink: ) so I thought I'd post the final version.
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by WytRaven » Fri May 08, 2009 5:02 am

Great work beyer although that coin on the left looks odd. It must be a camera angle plus lighting thing as it doesn't look like it's in the image properly for some reason...
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by beyer » Fri May 08, 2009 5:24 am

Thanks mate.

I think I can see what you mean regarding the coin. The only visual clue that places it on the ground is the little shadow. Also, it doesn't help that the ground has no texture as it's difficult to ascertain the elevation of the camera relevant to the ground. Lessons for future images :wink:

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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by CTZn » Fri May 08, 2009 12:21 pm

Good analysis on the coin issue, by the way I'm prefering the coin-less ones, I could read them without hesitation.

I'm liking a lot that the image has a message, very valuable to me !
Lessons for future images ;)
I wish that's a promess, I'm eager to see more arteesh stuff from you, or whatever :)
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Re: A casualty of the current economic climate...

Post by 5OnIt » Sat May 09, 2009 2:20 am

I understood the image right away, but it may be better to have the head of the piggy less broken up. I would also add some bumping to the edges of the fractures. To me they look a tad too smooth. Also - Most people expect Piggy Banks to be pink, but I know that's not always true.

Great concept - I like the image.

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