ultra sexy style mate, realy love how a sort of realism has been put into the piece. As if the render is a machine that has come to life. I guess it's because of the soft colors and the brushing that reminds me of snow. Lovely work, keep on rocking with this style!
This is absolutely tantalizing. At the same time it has a sense of movement and stillness, the fog leaves something for the imagination and the whole color-scheme is just... I don't know-- epic?
I don't know why, but somehow your style reminds me of old Final Fantasies.
shapes and colors and contrast are all amazing. i am really liking this new grungy style you got, reminds me of how 'backstab' looks, i imagine the grunge was made a similar way that i did, it gives for a very textural feel. top notch stuff justin...
a desert, vast sky, miles of sand, amazing color, then a horseman, dark, i can almost hear the sound of hooves. riding to where? your work is not to be glanced at, you really have to LOOK, absorb the piece, definately worth the time to appreciate.
1. Hopefully you realised I said "w/e you used to do this."
2. I ment no disrespect, I simply don't know how he did what he did and chose the word filter out of my head.
3. I cant tell sarcasm on the internet so sorry if you wern't that serious
very dramatic. i like it even though i'm trying to decide if it would look better crispy or not. I know that the colours you chose help extenuate the soft feel of this piece, but i can only wonder if it would be better a with a bit bit more focus and less haze in some places.
Really love this "style".
The abstract colors are beautifully used here. The gradient is very nice addition to the piece, utilizing both colors of it.
The render is what attracts me the most, and how you brushed around it. The way it looks like it "submerged" into the piece with the brushing over the top and the littl piece at the bottom is very nicely done. I really enjoyed vieiwng this piece, all the elements are very nicely done here, colors, render, and composition.
I love the atmosphere in this piece . The only thing that I don't like is the placement of the typo, doesn't look very good out there.
The render is very nice, and the soft brushwork works great. The color scheme is exellent, one of my favourite to work with.
Great work on your stuff for freestyle, I enjoy it. Would love to see this on my wall.
This is one of the those pieces you immediately recognize that it's by ekud. Very organic and dusty (in a good way) with a solid render. Keeping background ambientish and minimalistic is a good thing, it supports the render perfectly and makes it stand out just the right amount. The minimal typo is a nice touch.
Jabbarwock just laid down a pretty damn good comment.
I suppose I pretty much agree with that... I do feel that the main structure is a little imposing though... adds a lot of unnecessary weight. I think that maybe to shrink it down and offset it more to the bottom right edge would have left a more minimal, visually pleasing style. As before, the colour scheme is well chosen; it has a underwater sort of feel... like when the water is clear and a ray or something disturbs the sand as it makes it escape; it gives me that sort of impression. Typo is well positioned as well, but the second line is either unneeded or maybe could be scaled down, although I suppose doing that would make it extremely hard to read.
Your pieces are like well rendered Rorshach tests; a picture that you could stare at for hours and never quite get to know. The central idea of the imagery is always at the tip of the brain, out of reach like a dream upon waking. 'Exit Instinct' might be dark horseman riding out of the dusk; might be a dying bat or a crushed scarab; might simply be a tarspot in an old abandoned port. Might. Might. Might. A shaped, carved, visual aberration. The representational abstract. With, seemingly, no more sense or reason than a nightmare or passing fancy. The way we sometimes find oil slicks, or bezoars, or roadkill strangely, compellingly beautiful.
Make no mistake: I like it.
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By any chance, are you able to make a living doing this, and if so, do you have any advice?