badass render... it's kinda mech-looking to me..
great coloring work, and i love the grid on the background
not 100% on that 2D though... kinda repetitive or maybe just needs to be more opaque..
nice job tho, man.
As I said in my comment to ~visuasys, I think this piece clearly radiates your personal style. I recognize it in the background, the 2d, the render and most of all, the 'feeling' of the image. When I saw it first, I was sure it was yours because it just shouts your name.
I really like the 2d. It's fresh, has a bit of a cubical theme, which I like since everything appears to get round these days and it contrasts nicely with the pretty 'round' material the render is using . The effects, overall, like lighting, are done good too, atmospherical, well-blended, as you usually do it Love the dark/light contrast too when you look at it from right to left. Good job.
I don't like the render itself, though. Looks a bit out of shape, the general "model" looks a bit like it's a low-poly version - I don't know what program you are using, but I'd advise using nurbs for such models (I am now just assuming that this is a model with a material). The rest is fine Good blending, nice grid... Nice style. Good job!
But the 2D, sorry but it looks like the 2D of a noob.
The antilias overall on the 2D really does not fit at all, the 2D is in some cases to big, and the standard typeface 'arial?,verdana?' really you should fix your 2D, Get some inspiration in other who have nice idea's with 2D, don't care if you copy it kinda, but you mix it with your own.
I am sure you 2D will look much better.
I do appreciate a little insight into what others think. As far it being n00b is concerned, that seems a bit harsh. Granted, it is unlike other 2d out there. I don't set out to make my art look like anyone else's. So I did use some different kinds of 2d elements. As far as a style is concerned, I really don't try and fall into a certain style. I made the wall for people to enjoy. While at the same time working out my own ideas on compostion and layout. I always enjoy seeing what other have to say about my pieces. I like feedback and what people think.
Why? Stylism. People have styles, and the "style" of Riftfusion is, to me, closer to the "viperv6" style than the "dC" style you are referring to. You can say people should use red oil paint, but it's no use if it's a water painting. I think you haven't considered that this artist has a real unique style, he's not trying to achieve a "goal", he's making what he likes. Not what people like. And that's what art is all about. It might look like noob 2d to you, but I don't think it is.
You are going way to far in it, and please I don't want an asnwer from you but from Riftfusion, acutally I could better say "Fuck off" but I won't.
And don't know his goal, I don't know his style, I won't go father to search his style because I saw much in this image that's says enough from me.
I am giving him tips if he want's to do something about his 2D.
And I am not talking about the dC style, I think dC is your goal to get in or something, I really am not talking about dC, because dC have a lag of inspiration aswell.
Although he says something about his 2D in his descp.
OK. My views here are pretty much personal taste. So bear with me
I personally can't find a flow in this piece. I find that the render, the background and its colours and the 2D all seem to work on their own.
The render is nice, I like the shaping and everything, but it doesn't seem to be joined to the rest of the image. But thats not much of a problem.
The main thing I don't like is the 2D.. I don't like the repeditiveness of it and I don't like how strong and contrasting it all is too the rest of the piece. It also lacks flow alot.. all the bits of 2D are very self contained and seem like little pieces of their own. If you know what I mean.
This piece is nice, but its not really "turning me on" so to speak