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Last day for Weather Cycles!

Ready to sub now me thinks mateys. Any last calls?



V2 Added subtle detail and more organic line work.



V1



This one is now scoring!

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AnthonyMoore

Haha, nice. Love those colors.

NDTank
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Looks good to me!

Musarter
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Super cute; I'd say it's ready.

Theo86
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looks great and ready to sub, super cute.

The Paper Crane
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Thanks guys.

Wharton
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How about a tandem? Maybe a rainbow in there somewhere, tyres or speed trail?

The Paper Crane
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Ah thanks Chris but I went ahead and subbed it.

I did think about a tandem but I went for the sun in the child's seat in the end as I thought it looked cuter and looked more like a sun peering over a cloud as it were.

The Paper Crane
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Actually, looking at it, the back wheel is a bit to far away from the frame and looks a bit odd. Deleted sub and amending now...

The Paper Crane
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There that's better - now pending.

Wharton
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Looks great Rick!

micheleficeli

Yep, better now. Looks good and cute :)

gebe
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ahah love it!

The Paper Crane
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Thanks x3 :)

Evan_Luza
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hahaa good one, $$ when it's up!

The Paper Crane
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Thanks Evan.

New summer WIP. I'm thinking texture but I am not to hot in illustrator with textures. Any opinions. Name help too. Currently 'Gull Bay' or something similar.

_EffinSweet_
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Loving Gull bay man. It looks awesome!

v_calahan
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Bothe are great! Gull bay will be a strong contender! Why don't you translate to photoshop if you need texturing? Cheers!

The Paper Crane
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Thanks F and V. Yes that is what I usually do. Its nice to stay in illo sometimes though. Might just add some finer detail - blades of grass etc?

renji05

looks really good, love the color choices, add a surfer and a make the sun a little brighter yellow maybe or use the same color you used on the sand, just my suggestions

renji05

ahah ok,don't know, make a surfer waiting for waves sitting in the sand

micheleficeli

I like the new wip, only thing i don't get is what's supposed to be the bottom part. Are those hills/mountains like the ones in the background? If so, i'd try to make them a bit more understandable, or maybe remove them and have just the sea and beach.

For the texture, if you want to keep this a fully illustrator file, i'd suggest to make an image file of the illo, open it in PS, do the textures here in separated layers, and then live trace them in AI. Quite long as a process, but not impossible, i think. Or you could go with the AI blob brush if the texture are just hand drawn.

And that British surfer is quite crazy! Woah!

_EffinSweet_
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i was gonna say maybe add some texture on the beach until i squinted and spotted it. maybe just my screen?

The Paper Crane
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@Ragnampiza Yes it is a hill looking down to the beach and I feel it really needs it to help frame the image. Currently adding grassy texture in illustrator. I did think about adding some steps down to the beach to help with the sense of perspective but not sure how easy.

parallelish
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gull bay looks nice, maybe add some lighter pinks in the sections of water coming in

The Paper Crane
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Subtle update^

Wharton
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Wow, Rick this is beautiful and looking very much like another print. The colours and composition are spot on.

micheleficeli

Update is more understandable and has an overall better feel. Steps to the beach could may be even more misleading. I'd say add just a bit more of details on the sea and you're ready.

macdoodle
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Gull Bay is sooo nice!

The Paper Crane
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Thanks friends.

Wharton
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Looking more closely, the only thing that throws my eye out is the boat on the horizon, it would have to be a boat of gigantic proportions, but maybe thats too literal a criticism.

The Paper Crane
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No, you are right Chris. Trouble is, to do it proportionally would make it almost insignificant. I will scale it down a bit. I did consider a rowing boat on the beach. What do you reckon?

Wharton
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I like the sail boat, I think a beached row boat is less of a romantic idea. I think it just needs to be moved off the horizon and thats it.

The Paper Crane
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Ship now a little smaller and off the horizon. Thanks for that Chris, now that I look at the earlier version it does look a bit daft.

Any last calls before I sub?

_EffinSweet_
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NICE! i like it allot

The Paper Crane
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Thanks! u r EffinSweet ;)

Going to change the name to 'Larus Bay' as it's Latin for seabird and sounds smart and nicer and all that. Thought 'Laurus Island' sounded better but google says it is a real place on Lake Superior?

Wharton
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BAM! Done. Print. $2000 please. Made. Collection.

Pyne
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Wow! Beyond lovely.

ivanrodero

Final version rocks!

_EffinSweet_
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Larus bay sounds good! prefer it over larus island to be honest.. Ditto what Wharton said haha

micheleficeli

Looking good. I'd say send it in.

BeanePod
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Superb work all around. That should do really well :)

The Paper Crane
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Thanks so much for the support folks. Will sub it in a bit.

Wharton said:

BAM! Done. Print. $2000 please. Made. Collection.

Wharton could you make this the 1st comment when its up for scoring :D x

The Paper Crane
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It's up!

The Paper Crane
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Grey Monday bump

The Paper Crane
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Talking of the weather, I am so board of rain!!! (This is just down the road from where i live!).

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