Made you look. :lol:
Thought I would post an update as promised. I have had very little time to myself this week so I'm a little slow. I'll keep updates posted here so you don't have to scroll to see it.
Impressive knocker, but the wood behind it is what caught my eye.
I don't know how you managed the metal so well. Is that from the metalic option in version 2 or the right blend of color? Also, in all seriousness, I do find the wood amazing. As in your mural for the Stamp Cellar, I could swear it was real wood, not paint. I don't know how to say this right, but when you paint such stuff its almost better than the real thing. You turn the ordinary, the things we see and pay no mind to, into something visually delightful.
Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic. (Annie Dillard)
love the classic style, as i said your very versatile painter!
We are again in the heart of our childhood, thanks to your
painting, with this mysterious door which opens on a fantastic world
that we don't know yet. Perhaps this is the new world that ArtRage
prepares for us... (laughter.)
Mmm.. This is fantastic. Emotionally, it keeps changing! One moment, Leo with the knocker looks playful, inviting, like a pup with a stick in its mouth that moulds its lips into a goofy, canine grin; in the next, a dark shadow creeps over his visage as he warns me away, a predatory menace in his eyes.
And the wood! cym said it best, so I'll just add my "oh. ooooooh. wow." to the mix. =]
*rofl* I knew it had to be something else! fantastic metal texture on the knocker, and how you made the wood look aged and slightly wrinkly, how it weathers with age in reality
thats wonderfuly done fashmir....
The wood and the brass are both fantastic.
AndyRage's mantra for graphics engine code:
"Sure - how hard can it be?"
Sweedie- Heh, I hope you weren't too dissapointed.
cym- Thanks for commenting. The metal is just straight painting and color choices. I enjoy painting wood, especially old wood. Thanks for the appreciation.
ENCHANTER- Yup brass knockers. Thanks for looking.
Weeks- You inspired me to take this one a little further. I'll post it when I'm done. I'm adding vines and such to boost the magic. Thanks for the feedback and the laughter.
justG- I like the way you see this image. I'll be posting an update soon that will hopefully be a fun one.
Tiznaught- Yeah, I knew it would be obvious to some that I was playing tricks. Thanks for the feedback.
waheednasir- Thanks for the love.
AndyRage- Thanks for the comments and this kick-@$$ tool.
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I'm really impressed at the detail you managed to get in the wood there, as well as the metallic feel to the knocker itself, really nice!