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:The Urban Carousel: by Asher-Bee :The Urban Carousel: by Asher-Bee
UPDATE::trophy: OMG! I'm a semi-finalist!!:trophy: Anyone who's taken the time to click on this piece, I can't thank you enough. ^_^ Thank you to all of the watchers I have who gave me input on things! You know I always take your comments to heart. :heart: I'm so grateful I could burst!


My idea for this piece was to make something fun and unique. something that i enjoy making, not totally out of my comfort zone, but intricate enough to hold my interest. i've played the adidas video over and over and over... etc :giggle: and what i got from it was a real respect for the camera man and a bunch of awesome ideas that i couldn't possibly have enough time to make....also the hunting of the awesome song.."Beggin" by Madcon!!! I say check it out peoples!!
^^; If you've ever been in my gallery, you'll know that i LOVE color, the bolder the better. Seriously, I've given myself migraines with the colors I've worked with on specific projects. ;P But all worth it... I love the randomness of a carousel horse and i hope you will too. :thanks:


I'm also in the Bring Your Vision to Life contest ^_^: [link]



brushes from the wonderful: :iconredheadstock: from whom I have already purchased the commercial rights to use.
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My first impression of this image is that calls out to those who are given a slight glance at it. In other word a eyecatcher for bypasser ^^.

The cause of this can be due to the overwelming use of rich colors and use of light effects.
A second reason (i think) is the the concept and design in the image. It is not like a simple photo/image of a t-shirt, but an idea that is so original that it is worth a closer look.

When it comes to technique, i think your drawing style is excelent for the targeted viewers that you have made this original masterpiece for. The only reason i dont give you a full score on technique is because i think you have potensial to become even better and more detailed in the future, seeing the developement in your previous works :).

This is the kind of original image that i will not easily forget, and would indeed attract attension if preveiwed by art intrested people (arnt we all intrested in art on some level ^^)

It is a good commercial to addidas AND for your artwork and drawing style.

It is if you thought of the underlying symbolisme that your charchter and objects express in addition to it being an eye candy to look at. One example of the underlying symbolisme is the use of a carousel horse (its fun and cool to ride/use or clothes and brand and you ride in style ;) ). Also i think that the horse may symbolise the company as a whole (the universe is the limit when "riding" with our company ;)

Another symbolizme is the color paint spots on the clothes may suggest that the clothes are durable (or HOT to wear ...cause it is melting of ;P ).

A little ekstra commercial/tribute i noticed is the use of an ipod like/looking player on one of the charchter. I know that one thing appel/ipod is trying to appel to people by, is by showing that it is "hip"/trendy, cool/stylish and easy to use/wear. By bringing in this element you ensured that the addidas products also seems to have these qualities ^^

Another thing i like is the shining lights from the floodlights (its like a classical commercial presentasion ^^)

Another thing i would like to point out when it comes to universial design is the characters being used in the artwork. It is both a man and a woman in different colors (everybody fits this brand in other words ;) ).

Also it is not seen as to be too high class due to the use of the "Universal carousel horse" (a brand designed for everybody in the universe ;) )

Overall, i think its a beautifull colored artwork, that also work great for commercial purpose. I belive it also has a deeper meaning behind what you made than just an artwork you just drew ^^. There is always possible to improve teqhniques, but in this image i dont see anything that sticks out to be improved.

The only downside i can think of is that if you DONT like this drawingstyle (prefer realism or somthing) or type of image, then you probably wont like it (although i find it visualy appealing).

To give it a numberic judgment i would say 9 of 10 stars , because there is no such thing as a "perfect" artwork ;) (but this one pretty close to perfection though ;) ).
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I think that your art style is incredibly original and thoughtful. Your use of color and light effects is brilliant, stunning, and beautiful. I would enjoy seeing more of your art, and I will now add you to my watch list, because your art excites and inspires me. I would give a full score of 10/10...only realizing that you will continue to grow as an artist and your work will refine, only bringing you to far beyond a perfect 10. You are there babe...
Now, I will say that I am not a professional judge of art, and I have not gone through years of art school...I am an uneducated viewer, but I will say that I KNOW what is attractive to the eye. I feel that my lack of critical education is a good thing. I want to view art and FEEL it, rather than pick it apart based on what some dumb professor says is good. I LOVE your art.
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IntravenousDollhouse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing!!! I love how relevant, intriguing, and creative the concept is, and you used spectacular colors! Awesome!!! : D
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LittleREBELL Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I'm literly in LOVE with this artwork, I could stare at it for hours!!! Amaaaazing :aww: :heart:
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HappInesFactory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wow, this is fantastic :O
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i love it!!!!!!!!!^^
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aww. thank you very much :love:
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
no problem!!!!!:D
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pichigani Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful! °¬° I like all colors that you used!
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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liviafairy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
wow!! This one is pretty cool and colorful! Really awesome!!
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love:
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