It’s a Snow Day here in VA! The ground is covered in nice white powder. Time to blog! What better way to spend the time indoors? Luckily there are two designs today that captured my interest :)
2/17/15 Top Pick; Son Of Hell
Composition – Nice simple bilateral symmetry. The round plate in the background nicely unites the two smoking guns in the foreground.
Color – I really enjoy the monochromatic reds with the limited cream color highlights.
Lines & Forms – Wonderful lines and forms in the details of the guns. I also really enjoy the geometry in the round plate. Hellboy’s face looks rough and is nicely highlighted by the thin brighter red lines.
Thank You Fernando Sala
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2/17/15 Top Pick; Project 626
Composition – Awesome radial symmetry. The many limbs and weapons nicely balance around the center. I really enjoy the light blue icon and text on the bottom of the design. It pulls the eye downward, stabilizes, and completes the design.
Color – Nice mix of warm and cool colors. I especially like the glow added around the entire design. For example, the light reflecting from Stitch’s nose, weapons, and even background.
Lines & Forms – Clean line work. I really like the dark and light outline around Stitch. It makes him glow and stand out from the busy round background.
Thank You Emilie B
She is one of my favs! Make sure to follow/like her on Facebook. She aways has awesome stuff on her page!
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2/6/15 Top Pick; La Fille Du Feu
Lines & Forms – Wonderful organic lines and forms. Beautiful negative shapes in the frame. I really enjoy the 2D and 3D play. While the female form and drape look dimensional, the negative breaks in the frame flatten the image.
Colors – Wonderful variation of soft earth tones.
Thank You Megan Lara!
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1/21/15 Top Pick; Dark City
Composition – Wonderful play with positive and negative space. Like most of Kharmazero’s designs, it is composed of simple dark or negative space against a wash of exciting color as the positive space. I love that this designer is not afraid of stark contrast and he utilizes it wonderfully.
Color – The contrasting light and dark colors nicely develop the design. The radiating reds, yellows, and oranges create an attractive field for the dark city landscape.
Thank You Kharmazero
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1/21/15 Top Pick; Never Say Die
Lines & Forms – What a beauty! This designer’s female figures are breathtakingly gorgeous with an easily recognizable style. I love the thick wavy strips of hair. His typical big eyed beauties never fail to impress. I absolutely love the thick outlines and waving banners giving his designs a tattoo style appearance. As a part-time body piercer at a tattoo shop, I encounter this style on a regular basis. His lines, drawings, and sketches, which he frequently shares on Facebook, are just a beautiful!
Color – The wonderful shading technique nicely develops the forms and thus very little color is necessary.
Thank You Tim Shumate
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12/30/14 Top Pick; Samurai Wars
Composition – Wonderful balance and circular flow. The composition nicely leads the eye around the entire image.
Color – Wonderful muted cool blues with warm bold reds.
Thank You KindaCreative
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12/30/14 Top Pick; Kingslayer
Concept – Great mash-up. Jaime’s golden hand works nicely as a symbol.
Execution – The design elegantly conveys the concept. Simple.
Thank You alex.pawlicki
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12/30/14 Top Pick; Minimalist Nihilist
Lines and Forms – Clean minimal lines and shapes create this very interesting design. Its simple appearance nicely captures the concept. Sometimes less is more! I love the simplified bowling ball background.
Composition – Although the lines and shapes are simple, all the components are nicely placed together.
Thank You Mephias
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12/17/14 Top Pick; Vamping Beauty
Lines and Forms – What an alluring beauty! I love how the lines in her hair are mimicked in the lines of the roses around her.
Color – I really enjoy the deep, bloody red and brown tones.
Thank You Emilie Boisvert
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12/17/14 Top Pick; Kill Them All
Composition – Wonderful use of negative and positive space. The three negative space figures create a balanced triangular shape around the yellow glowing head.
Color – The deep muscle red contrasts well with the golden sun yellow.
Thank You Tom Trager
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Awesome shirts on the weekend!! That almost never happens.
12/7/14 Top Pick; Bad Company
Lines and forms – The clean vector forms are wonderfully composed together to make a clean bold image.
Composition – The different components nicely fit together revealing an interesting sequence of events.
Thank You SXStudios
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12/7/14 Top Pick; Sacred Hunt
Color – Wonderful use of positive and negative spaces. The main light source coming from the center of the design nicely reveals the predator’s glorious portrait. The deep red alien numbers create a wonderful halo glow.
Execution – The high level of details and color definitely gives this design a divine glow.
Thank You Matt DeMino
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A great day for Alice in Wonderland!
12/03/14 Top Pick; The Flowers of Wonderland
Color Scheme – I love the warm colors in contrast with the cool blues and grays of the leaves on the navy blue background. Although there are warm and cool colors, they seem to harmonize well.
Typography – Wonderful looping script type. It nicely weaves through the field of flowers. It boldly serves at the main component in this design.
Composition – The typography slants across the field leading the eye through the flowers. The little Alice figure in the bottom right corner is nicely balanced with the smaller type in the top left corner.
Also, I love the little branches with buds which add decoration to the flowers. Can you spot the hidden white rabbit? Too cute!
Thank You Gemma Roman
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12/03/14 Top Pick; Curiouser and Curiouser
Lines and Forms – Megan Lara! Geez, master of expressing my favorite characters in an elaborate Art Nouveau style. Wonderful thick outlines. Beautiful floral motifs. Expressive hair and doll like faces.
Color Scheme – Wonderful muted earthy hues.
Composition – Elaborate frames which seem to visually retell the story.
Thank You Megan Lara
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