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Reggie's color scheme and symbols bring more to mind an Egyptian tomb than The Matrix.
I don't think Dan 3000 could have found a more non-dynamic angle for his entry, but it still got my vote.
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And ya no problem Dan I had a ton of fun.
Self Analysis: I feel as though this match up shows that no matter the flare (digital work i was hungry to try some new things) strong pencils will stand tall. Thus pointing out my flaw of not planning out my pieces as much as i should be. Solution put down the pen and step away from the tablet and just pencil for a while go back and exercise all the core drawing concepts (form, perspective, anatomy etc).
@Dan: My crit for you bud is that your pencils are super clean and really nice but if you had turned the camera in any direction left or right this piece would be a HomeRun. (even tho it looks like yer gonna knock this match outta the park just something to consider for next time). Solution: The guy over @ ctrlpaint just released a couple vids about compostion, fore-mid-background relationships.
Reggie, this is a great piece! There are some balance issue (mouths that don't line up exactly right, glasses that are of different sizes... it's harder because all of these guys are the same guy...), but overall the piece is really good. I love the composition on the piece. One thing I want to point out is that the Matrix uses numbers and Katakana (Japanese), and you put Greek... maybe no one else got distracted by that, though You have characterization of the Agents down to a science, though! It is CLEAR who you are drawing! Nice
Your biggest problem was Dan
Dan, you got my vote for the picture because your anatomy is balanced and the setting is good, and this is a darn good piece. I noticed this with your Madness piece as well, the composition has no depth at all. They are, effectively, on a plane. I know from the Daughters piece that you don't have a real problem with perspective, perhaps you felt that there wasn't a need for it, here. All we really needed was to see the "agent" side of the telephone box wall a little, just a touch. But putting us exactly on the plane with that face of the box makes the whole picture look flat. Trinity's mouth is a little big as well, just slightly large for the actress. Other than those things, this is an awesome piece!
Good job, guys!
RR, ppl have already mentioned most of my concerns - off balance details and such, as well as the script. I get the mood you were going for, but those details are holding the piece back. A little bit more foundation, before you layer on the atmosphere, and it'll be a stronger piece.
Dan, I like this. I'm a simple guy, so the straight on angle doesn't bother me. The darker bricks pull my eye a bit though, so maybe reconsider them next time.