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palette tester by qda palette tester by qda
kinda boring
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hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
So cool!
Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
a beaver utopia :)
Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dood! I love the reflections on the water!
Green-Addict Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not boring at all.
It's like..a fantasy house XD
It's too groovy =D
Walrat-FAB Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I think that the reason that it looks boring is because past the building,(which is cool), there isn't really anything to look at. It doesn't make sense that there's a man rowing to or from it in a boat because the building looks uninhabited, and such a large, intricate building would have things in the windows, people going about their buisness, and other such things. He could be looking at it out of intrest in an old, abandond structure, but everything seems to be in good repair and the colors look new and bright like they were freshly painted. The problem, as I see it, is that it looks as though it was just put there too look at and not touch, like a room from a magazine, which is nice and crisp but lacks anything human to relate to and gets boring after 5 seconds.

Sorry, I got really wordy there, I do like the picture, especially the achitecture.
CharOS Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That'd be an awesome house to live in! The castle turret (or whatever it is) makes it for me!
RyDoG Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Student Photographer
looks great to me...
Threshie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boring? I think it's awesome! :D
flyindreams Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist
o_o at the details... ah, I love the colors xD
atmosphair3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
ilovethepain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really awesome. Nice style and colors. What'd you use for this, if you don't mind my wondering?
qda Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
photoshop 7 and a mouse.. is that what you meant?
ilovethepain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Traditional Artist
Mmmhm, looks damn good; even more-so for a mouse. I am jealous ;C
seenew Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
VERY slick. I am really diggin' the reflections.
bigbadantidote Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
like the cartoony style though
EntityIIV Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
Cool, well done!
barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
you call it boring!
wonderful job, if being bored made you create it, then I wish I was bored more often :clap: :clap: the idea of this water-house is so great, whole pic is so holidays-like and lovely! I generally adore your backgrounds, those showing city look so cyber-punk futuristic ! I'll watch you!
qda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
Regen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Student General Artist
Just randomly browsing, and this caught my eye when I was snooping through your gallery. It is very cool, very alive, very vibrant. I love the creativity behind it, the colours, the brightness. Well done. :)
casus-solari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, beautiful. I came to your page checking out your work after the quite refreshing comment on the DA publicity stunt with the newspaper. I am glad to see that you infact have a right to complain. Your work is creative. I would have commented to back you up, but DA is simply overrun by imitators and the argurment would see no affect.
thppt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
this is great, I love those crazy reflections and the complex designs of all the small parts. Obviously took alot of skill and the title makes me think that this wasn't even you at your best; so really makes me wonder about that cause it's just amazing.
qda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
thank you so much for the words
5exbaby Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
this is wondereful, as much so as the future-scape.
if you really want suggestions, which you say you do, i'll volunteer one, please forgive me for being so bold, it is not my standard practice.
i think the "palette tester" is a phenomenal success. the colors are used intelligently, and the overall impression is one of harmony. to apply a metaphor, this picture is an essay. the colors are the sort of, moods--like maybe types of sentence, like exclamation or question; the shapes are the sentences, when large, or punctuation when small. The foreground structure is then the body of the essay. The body is coherent, but gets carried away in its eloquence with, perhaps, a number of simlar sentences in a row, which gets a tad tedious. this is not a major problem in light of the overall quality of the work, but if one wanted to correct it, one might consider breaking up the flow of "similar" sentences with some punctuation, such as the two or three blue and light blue sheets stretched between what look like sticks on the right side of the second story and a peep of another on the left of the third. they are just right, and i think sum more may be just the right thing. maybe or maybe not, i don't know, i tried. it's good if you do nothing, too. i'd hang it on my "fridge".
take care man. actually now the more i look at it the more i think maybe i wouldn't touch it's good.
qda Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
wow, thanks for the words

yeah i do see, and agree with the suggestions, they make a lot of sense. thing is, this was more of an excercise in patience and just an experiment using the technique cause i'd never done anything like it before. so yeah, im happy with the final result only cause its a 'catchy' piece, and easy to look at, but i dont like the fact that people find this to be my best work in my gallery.. its a shallow piece, no message, no thought behind it, just mental masturbation..

im gonna have to start doing art again very VERY soon, or i'll go nuts

anyhoo, thanks again
JackalAnubis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Professional Filmographer
great job, I like it!
brooded Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
hey great concept. the pallette is spot on i reckon. it would work so well as a vector too, fit straight into a flash animation.
qda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
thankies :D

watchin you too :P
Heptahedron Featured By Owner May 22, 2004
Very, very, very, very, very, cool. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
life-is-trippy Featured By Owner May 16, 2004   Interface Designer
ooOOOooo. thats really cool. half reminds me of something you might see in Samurai Jack (best cartoon in the world)

i especially love the jaggedy way you did the reflection off the water, and the simplicity, yet effective ness of the shading.

excellent work +fav
codyrs Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
dude i am gonna make a million dollars just so i can get a house like that!
s0mat- Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
wonderful little house :D
djcrab Featured By Owner May 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
i like da concept :D
pehaps adding little beings ard it?
finchpunk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man couldda fooled me with not being a vector.. looks more like a vector than most vectors i see people do on here..
MightyPirate Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
Wow, I like it but I'm wonding how you did such a good job shading the surfaces (like the tower)? Anyway, this is definatly deserving of a +fav!
MightyPirate Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004
hmm, it looks too good to be a gradiant.
qda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
i decided to use gradients for the very base of the structure, but those are the only gradients on the actual structure..

and they're only gradients of two colours for each gradient area

thanks for the fav :D
Domyno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
oh i see the chimney :rofl: That is nice. I wish i lived there
qda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
thank you very much :D
mclaranium Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
This is ART
the things that must remain in DeviantArt
qda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
thank you :D
fearspooky Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004   Interface Designer
wow this is REALLy cool!!! how long it take u?? +fav for sure
qda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
thanks for the fav :D

i'll check out your stuff (again if i already did)

it took me a couple days from sketch to end i think
spooky-tme Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
OMG ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!???? THIS IS THE SHIT!!!! totally awesome stuff man...loving the complexity and the simplicity...if that makes any sense...great piece :+fav:
redcarbon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004  Student
wow good work
the reflections on the water surface are good!
the lighting and the choice of colours are chosen well.
the architecture is especially wonderful! =)
ciircle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004   Traditional Artist
too cool
very cool form here
qda Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004
h'tank you bery much
for the fav :D

i'll fav your work, im just having a hard time picking my fav :P hehe
up something soon too, eh :bounce:
dr-pepper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004
qda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004
thank you :P
iliketheska Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
Great piece. I shrunk this down a bit and made it my wallpaper.
crazylynx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
very cool, those colors look great together, again it reminds me of the great puzzle books I used to do as a kid, very nicely done :) hehe
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