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September 29, 2008
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Dawn by frankhong Dawn by frankhong

Photoshop CS3 2 Hours

A study piece, tried to achieve a more traditional look with this one. quite hard actually.

hope you like it.
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SteamPunkAkira Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Looking good, makes me feel like riding a motorcycyle in the peacefulness of the dawn streets of a city. Well anyway thats how I feel looking at this art. Plus its awesome kudos to ya. ;D
Vonny88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Filmographer
Cool pic! I like the way you did the cars and the colors you chose. :D
Mourdryu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
awsome...i luv this one!!
Vampirella87 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Great scene :heart:

I don't know if it's because of the rather dark colors and few contrast you use, but your pictures look a little depressing... in a good way :)
SeasonsofPast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Interface Designer
that is really nice. i like the old Russian feel to it.
TaurusJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Awesome, I can almost feel the canvas behind the watercolour and it's friggin digital D:

I like it ^^
Yunosh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
kool :D
dinmoney Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice man!

and i think the old school look was a success (=
Honestly-I-am-a-Liar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Mr. Hong, long time no comment.

Are you ready? I hate to be the misfit, but IMO does not really show what you're capable of. Perhaps it is the new style that you're trying. The brushwork isn't as tight. And the buildings are left to a giant muck of gray. My favorite moments are the depth (as usual you nail that) of the buildings. The front one being the darkest, and then the one in the background with the blue-ish windows. Fantastic. The character also feels a lot more connected to this piece than some of your others. Sometimes the charact pops just a bit differently because they're drawn differently instead of being treated as the same piece. This s not apparent in this piece.

Props on working w/o a reference and binding the setting and character together. And the idea of the statues on the building pop instantly. Good job.

i think one thing tha twould help me would be some tightening up on the closest car.

This seems like a doodle for you though. I hope you drive this style further, because I think you get a greater sense of consistency in approach. I've seen some of your other stuff that's taken just as long or a little over (hard to remember all of your pieces) but thought, 'how the hell did he do that so fast?'
kongvmax Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
stunning with its simplicity but very detailed
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