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Art Test by fightingfailure Art Test by fightingfailure
So here is the result of my art test for Gameloft. They gave me a set of instructions on what they wanted to see and gave me a set time to paint it. It got me a second interview, but in the end they went with another candidate. You win some, you lose some.
I had a great time making it though. There are definitely some things I would do differently if I had to do it over again.
A learning experience for sure.

I'll Keep fighting.
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:iconsebo3e:
sebo3e Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
wow
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:iconhopecia:
Hopecia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awsome! Great work This is a very realistic art :love:
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:icondagonrs:
dagonrs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work...
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ClassicalRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is as good as Sierra's Quest for Glory and King's Quest backgrounds, which were one of their attractive qualities.
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! ^^
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ClassicalRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't take this as criticism. It's just an idea think about. Some of sierra's environments had objects very near the cameras as in this more extreme example [link] on mobygames.com. This scene's objects gave the feeling of spying on the characters, but anything between the viewer and the action, trees or blades of grass, seems to draw the player into the environment, and may separate you from your competition. I have not seen this done very often elsewhere.
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fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Actually, there is an object close to the camera in the lower right hand corner. Supposed to be anyway :P
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ClassicalRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hesitated to say something and one reason is that object. I looked and pondered on why that object does not give me the same feeling. I think it's that its simply not near enough, but it needs to be where it is. The scenes that stuck out in the game had objects definitely within arms reach. Here is another more typical shot [link] skyrender.net (I've otherwise never been to the site just stating the name.). Here is the rub, when they did put object near your face it dominated the rest of the work. It was imposing on me and a on the rest of the background, kinda broke the typical rules. However, The reason why I think it works is, lets say from your piece, we are spying on the door. We would be on a peak within arms reach there would be ground and grass we wished was out of the way, the turf that was ours psychologically. The the monitor leads to "our turf" and it leads to your mushrooms which lead to the door, the action. Thus, a bridge is made between the real and your scene. I'm not telling you to change the scene. It's great. I think the imposing aspect is why it is not done much. I'm just throwing out something you might add to your tool kit or throw away as ridiculous.
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Umerean Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Was that for Gameloft Montreal? Really seems like a Dungeon Hunter game.
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
It was for Gameloft New Orleans actually. Thanks :)
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vamptwifan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do the blue things?
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
The glowing things?
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:iconvamptwifan:
vamptwifan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I used a soft brush with the brush style set to color dodge in Photoshop. Hope that helps. ;)
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:iconvamptwifan:
vamptwifan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Thanx
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you! :D
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i love you but i think its too dark ...
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks. :D

Yeah, i've noticed on other screens besides mine that it looks waaay dark.
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
your com is your only light source in your room? kidding ;)
hopw you get many commissions : )
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Lol, thanks.
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Booman925 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
this looks like its really from Bastion woot
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! It was not inspired by Bastion, but you aren't the first person to tell me that. :)
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RainOfTheSoulsStar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty scenery <3
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fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! :)
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RainOfTheSoulsStar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! something will come up eventually~
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks, I hope so. :)
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:iconflammableperson:
FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Don't give in to defeat! This is an awesome piece and you should be proud of it. Keep pushin forward :)
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! I'll never give up!
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FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
That's what I like to hear ;)
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FireRed100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
NICE WORK, i am very impressed. You might when the next one! Just keep fighting, like you said you will!
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fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks so much! I'll keep fighting for sure!! :)
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:iconphendranaguardian:
Phendranaguardian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as far as i'm concerned, you've passed my test of awesomeness!
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:iconfightingfailure:
fightingfailure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! w00t!
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Phendranaguardian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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