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Old October 24 2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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October Art Challenge - Klaus

Finally got an idea... first take.


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Old October 25 2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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A try at weathering... not sure if I like ity better or not.

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Old October 25 2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Naw, it looks like a two cent filter gimmick. I dunno, it kinda works on the lettering, but it's really looks flat on the artwork.

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Old October 25 2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: October Art Challenge - Klaus

It was a combination of weathering in PS and rendering on a terrain in Bryce... here's a similar effort w/o the weathering:

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Old October 26 2012, 02:09 AM   #5
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I normally like your artwork, Klaus. But I'm not sure I'm seeing the theme here. It might be the way the pictures are set up. I don't know.
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Old October 26 2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, I think I'm being too literal... gonna take another approach.
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Old October 26 2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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Re: October Art Challenge - Klaus

OK, here's a new approach, playing on the "demonic" Spock trope...

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Old October 26 2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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Oh hell YEAH!
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Old October 27 2012, 12:12 AM   #9
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That is much better.

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Old October 27 2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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That is much better.

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No it isn't. Now it makes it look like Spock's the Devil.

Yes, it's a well known trope. A boring one. The idea's better with the Horta in it.
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Old October 27 2012, 03:26 AM   #11
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Well you can't please everyone... I don't think it's an active enough trope anymore to feel boring to me -- silly, yes, but not boring.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:34 AM   #12
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That is much better.

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No it isn't. Now it makes it look like Spock's the Devil.

Yes, it's a well known trope. A boring one. The idea's better with the Horta in it.
If this were a real movie/episode poster put out before the release, I'd call it a red herring! Don't want to give everything away, do you?
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Old October 27 2012, 02:33 PM   #13
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That is much better.

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No it isn't. Now it makes it look like Spock's the Devil.

Yes, it's a well known trope. A boring one. The idea's better with the Horta in it.
If this were a real movie/episode poster put out before the release, I'd call it a red herring! Don't want to give everything away, do you?
Maybe, but Spock doesn't look terrifying enough to make me want to see this as a horror movie, and I thought that was the point of the challenge.

Just offering my opinion. The first version is fine.
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Old October 27 2012, 02:50 PM   #14
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Re: October Art Challenge - Klaus

I'm going to try one more with both Spock and the Horta...
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Old October 27 2012, 07:53 PM   #15
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If this were a real movie/episode poster put out before the release, I'd call it a red herring! Don't want to give everything away, do you?
That assumes that Spock isn't the killer. My takeaway of the second poster is that Spock actually is "the devil in the dark" and is on a killing spree.

Which would be inline with the rules.

"You can either make your work reflective of the actual episode, or the title can work simply as the theme.

For example "Obsession" could be a movie\book\scene about Kirk being stalked by an over zealous admirer.....or it could be based on the actual episode."

My entry turned out to be "Obsession", but a different version where it's psychopathic Jim Kirk stalking the actress that played "Gem" in "The Empath".

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Maybe, but Spock doesn't look terrifying enough to make me want to see this as a horror movie, and I thought that was the point of the challenge.

Just offering my opinion. The first version is fine.
I'd probably have Spock with red glowing eyes....maybe add a red tinge to the background matte painting. Otherwise, I still prefer the latest one from a design stand point.
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