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Entry #53 - Other art or illustration - by Giulio Rossi

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by Blobtower

Contest started Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:51:16 +0000

Last feedback Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:50:44 +0000

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Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

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Bon Iver
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I am looking to have someone design a tattoo for me based on a northern exposure episode in the style of Mucha.

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Art & Design

Description

Hi.
I named my band after an episode of Northern Exposure. In the episode a women transforms a gold rush village into a cultural place with one single dance in a tavern. They name the town after her, Cicely, Alaska.
The art direction in the episode is unmistakably Mucha and I want to get a very large tattoo of this on my left arm.
Ill include some images of the actual episode, of Cicely herself, and of some of the Mucha pieces I want the shape and style to be like. A tall rectangular, stained glass, bold lines shadow box!
Please, help!

My favorite, hopefully what your illustrations will be based on, is the image I uploaded of Cicely with arms outstretched in mid-dance. You can't see her with the flowing scarf in her hands, but that would be cool if we could involve that.THANK YOU!

Notes

This is a really important thing to me. I don't know how to express that exactly... Its a TV show but it weirdly explained my life to me. Cicely is the metaphor for that.

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      Thomas Soltis
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      Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:57:32 +0000
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      Contest of this much creativity needs to have a higher price prize.

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      Miss_MJ
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      Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:31:51 +0000
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      Unfortunately the submission period is up for us designers. If you would like to see more options with the comments/suggestions you have provided you may want to extend the competition if possible. :-)

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      Blobtower
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      Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:18:18 +0000
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      Think color schemes from the TV show! This lady is not a seduction kind of lady. She is lady of pure spirit and heart. Hopefully that helps with the face!
      Other color notes:

      I love the green in #45.
      The way the font is involved in #58 is the best!

      Think about Mucha pieces in which the color schemes 'belong' together.

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      Blobtower
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      Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:05:06 +0000
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      Hello y'all,
      were getting close!
      thanks so much.
      I think the thing that I am zeroing in on right now is detail stuff.
      id like to see some mock ups of the colors (a lot of blue and oranges and autumnal vibes) from the TV show pictures. And also, some more MUCHA-ish type lines. Guilio Rossi has done this the best so far.

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      Eldon.evangelista
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      Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:21:27 +0000
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      some feedback for design #44?

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      Blobtower
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      Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:11:47 +0000
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      #42 has amazing color! i love those colors!
      Were very close! Id love to see a few more entries to push to the end!

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      Purplemyssst
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      Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:56:32 +0000
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      not jealous at all ;) just as an artist I see these things thats all not being mean I even complimented the good tracing job lol ;p

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      Blobtower
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      Sat, 15 Sep 2012 17:54:44 +0000
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      Hello, everyone!
      Thanks so much for participating!
      Everyone read all these below for help!

      This is going great. Cbabino is probably most on the right track. But there are elements of Guilio Rossi's and Dibu's that are excellent as well.
      Critiques/Ideas/Suggestions:

      #31 (Cbadnio) - Your shape of the overall entity is right one. Eventually I may ask for a non-colored version but Id love to get far with the color here to give some direction to my tattoo artist. I think the mountain/green section could be more oval blue to give more to other green sections at her side. Look at the Orange/Blue/Autumnal colors in the TV show shots I uploaded for more color reference. I also think the mountains need sharper lines for the tattoo. I love the design here tho. MAYBE, it'd be cool if her left arm (HER left) was coming up more in a ballet way to give more circular balance to her.
      The way you did the name at the bottom is perfect. If anything I'd say it could just be straight and not curved. But... its pretty amazing right now.

      #30 - Guilo
      This is REALLY great. I think that maybe the circle could be larger (have her SET more in it) and the GOLD metal framing could be more organic and not so GOLD.. MUCH like your snowy branches. Look at some of the Mucha pieces for more inspiration there. Your snowy branches are the BEST!!
      Also, LOVE her MOTION here. You did REALLY well.

      ALSO, EVERYONE:
      LETS HAVE A SMALL SMILE ON HER FACE!!!

      I also love how you did the text at the bottom.

      #29 Dibu -

      I love that we can see her bare feet! important! way to go!! I love your MOTION with her. I think the font can be simpler too. Thats the general idea tho!

      Keep rollin ya'll! Very exciting!

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      AmericanArtist
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      Sat, 15 Sep 2012 01:31:43 +0000
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      Someone seems jealous. #26 is really good and seems close to what the CH is asking for. We should all work on our own art and not be publicly critical of other artists. There are great designs on this contest!

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      USArtist
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      Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:10:57 +0000
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      @Cbabiano very nice. Great job.

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      Purplemyssst
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      Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:50:04 +0000
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      #16 is just the begining I am working on all the details of the frame and back ground etc. ; ) give me a bit cause this is all 100% hand done, and original. ; ) as a tattoo artist myself I am trying to get you all set up.

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      Angeline1130
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      Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:15:57 +0000
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      Gee, i got eliminated. ^_^ can i still submit a new design? ^_^

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      Blobtower
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      Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:28:15 +0000
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      Feedback for design #10 (Biulio Rossi)
      also, I thought, there may be too much movement here. And maybe the slightest too much hip!
      Feedback for design #10
      This is the best one so far. As framing and placement of Cicely go, this is amazing. Needs color obviously, but I like Cbabiano's depiction of her more from the pictures. I am also going to upload a couple other Mucha portraits where the name of the 'person' is below the picture in a frame. Check it out, that would be a cool place to put her name!

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      Blobtower
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      Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:27:08 +0000
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      commet for Cbabiano:
      (design #14)
      This is the best one so far, as far as showing the actual Cicely from the pictures. I like that. Check out Ciulio Rossi's design for the way she did the framing, etc.

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