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Time Jump


I was in a bit of a hurry so I finished a cartoony entry for the friday flood activity themed "time warp".

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Love the composition, perspective and layers. Definitely a great feeling of action from having us falling in!

Great interpretation of the theme! It gets trippier the longer I look at it :D
Some green reflections on the surrounding areas might help emphasize the vibe, giving each layer its own depth ;)

Luwano responds:

Thank you! Yeah I could / should have done more with highlights and funky greens, but that’s the price of procrastination. Also pondered some motion blur closer to the warp edge, but it obscured too much.

Is it insulting if I say it reminds me of rick and morty? Because its actually a pretty solid execution of the idea in illustrative form. looking at this makes me wonder how you planned it all out. Did you first draw the city and then make a new layer for each subsequent portal on top or was it all done in one go? Huge ambition here. My biggest complaint would be that the arcing energy effects look a bit like those worms on a string and could do with more OOMPH, but i am pretty obsessed with Green Energy myself so take my perspective with a grain of salt.

Luwano responds:

It’s not insulting to me, thanks.

I planned it out from the vanishing point and drew a grid over the whole canvas that allowed me to draw each layer without messing up the perspective. I didn’t draw a full city, but the sketch was a good chunk more of the city than what remained visible in the finished drawing.

For the time warps, I tried to draw them similar to a "lightning magic" tutorial I once tried, but it clashed with the cartoon look so I didn’t follow through with it. You are right, it lacks some sort of "power".

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4.77 / 5.00

Jun 11, 2021
7:24 PM EDT

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