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Santa Minion by EightyEightDoodles Santa Minion by EightyEightDoodles
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For starters I want to say this is an outstanding piece.
Your lines are crisp and clear and your draftsmanship is excellent. I love the concept of the holiday scene and I feel it fits perfectly with the intent of the contest (which is the release of the movie on blu ray). I also feel that it is on target with the nature of these characters and could see this as a scene from the movie or possibly even an end credit. I love the fact that you incorporated the "puppies" and the bike from the mini movie sneak peek and the purple minion from the movie itself.
Your color scheme works very well with the warm colors on the characters in the foreground and the cool blue on the background. This really makes your characters pop and the image easier to read.
The Santa Minion is wonderfully rendered. I am envious of your clean and beautiful craftsmanship on him and the other mechanical elements especially.
Again, this piece really caught my eye and if I were a judge in this contest I would definitely consider this one of the best entries.
As far as suggestions go, I think it is a little busy with the stars and snowflakes in the back ground. This is a complex composition to begin with and all of the noise in the back somewhat clouds the image and makes it a little harder to read. Perhaps a few less of them allowing for more negative space surrounding the characters would be easier on the viewer.
All of your characters were on model except for 2 of the girls ( I always get their names confused but I am referring to the girl hanging out of the sleigh and the girl on the bike). Obviously you are influenced by Manga and Japanese anime and are excellent at creating in that style. However, the manga influenced girl on the bike seems a little out of place to me. I do see how the bike is manga-ish and perhaps that is what you were emphasizing.
I also wish you had a few more neutral colors to compliment your warm and cool. It would be great if they were separated by neutral colors in some way. That would make them more appealing.
All in all, your work is beautiful. 5 stars all across for me. You should be very proud of this entry and I wouldn't be surprised if you were one of the winners. Keep up the great work.
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numbuh35 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I was waiting for you to do one with the girls. Your DM artwork is amazing!
EightyEightDoodles Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
KevinTerryArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!  One of the best I have seen.  Good luck!
EightyEightDoodles Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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December 9, 2013
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