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Last post 10-09-2012, 5:46 PM by markdraws. 13 replies.
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  •  10-07-2012, 10:59 PM 401425

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    Bela Lugosi

    Attachment: BelaLugosicol.jpg

    Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó:



  •  10-07-2012, 11:03 PM 401426 in reply to 401425

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Everything about this is good. I especially like the "old photograph" finish and little flashes of colour...oh, and the bat eyebrows. One of your very best em....
  •  10-07-2012, 11:34 PM 401427 in reply to 401426

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    Re: Bela Lugosi

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    Cheers, Joe.

    I'm not usually one for overlayed textures and stuff, but it seemed right for this. Here's the "clean" version:



  •  10-08-2012, 12:20 AM 401429 in reply to 401427

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    I actually enjoy the clean version more. The black and white palette is a big factor here, that's the Bela Lugosi I have known - from old black and white movies. The scene is also very well lit in the clean version, while the textured one seem to have bright spots everywhere and it's kind of distracting.

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  •  10-08-2012, 3:07 AM 401440 in reply to 401429

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Agree with Yian here. Both look very good, but the B&W version is just awesome! (also not a big fan of textures, etc.) takes me longer to paint everything, but well worth it to me. :)

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  •  10-08-2012, 8:39 AM 401476 in reply to 401440

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    yep, the clean version is my fav too, i think the textures kind of hide how stunning it is!
  •  10-08-2012, 9:37 AM 401479 in reply to 401427

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    These are great images Em, its interesting to see the difference you can get from the same piece of artwork which shows a commercial aptitude as well as great artistic skill (ie one could be used as an old grunge poster and the other as an atmospheric representation in any magazine) and the bat eyebrows are one of those things that you think "why haven't I seen that before?" great stuff.

    Perhaps add a wonderful rubber bat on wires in the background :)


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  •  10-08-2012, 11:58 AM 401486 in reply to 401425

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Prefer structured variant! More expressiveness contrast, handmade human. Therefore classical. In short, character!
    The black and white conversion has no salt and pepper. Something to fade a la airbrush ...
    Good work, em!

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  •  10-08-2012, 12:20 PM 401487 in reply to 401479

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    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Thanks, everyone.

    I think MATArt described the difference best - the "clean" version is me-as-illustrator; the textured version is me-as-graphic-designer. I like both for different reasons.


  •  10-08-2012, 5:51 PM 401514 in reply to 401487

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    em... that's what I was gonna say, but I would have taken longer to say it. Great work!

    BTW, I was trolling around the web last night trying to find out who did the artwork for the closing credits in "Hotel Transylvania" (if anyone knows, tell me!) and came across this gem. Pretty exciting to just stumble across one of your pieces!


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  •  10-08-2012, 6:27 PM 401522 in reply to 401514

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    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Cheers.

    I haven't seen Hotel Transylvania, but its director Genndy Tartakovsky was the man behind the Clone Wars 2D series, plus Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack - so, I'd guess he brought in some of the same people he used on them.


  •  10-08-2012, 6:34 PM 401524 in reply to 401522

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Really liked the sketch, love the finished product, and I am big fan of B&W but I like both!!
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  •  10-08-2012, 6:57 PM 401527 in reply to 401524

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    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Thank you, sugar.
  •  10-09-2012, 5:46 PM 401610 in reply to 401425

    Re: Bela Lugosi

    Really wonderful, Em. I love the subtle batwing shape in the eyebrows.

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