After some serious rounds of voting by you guys, here are the winners. Great job everyone! I loved watching the images change places as different ones were voted up!
Here's the winners!:
1st Place: Braden Hallett (@Art-of-B)
This one hit the top spot early in the voting and never let up. This image shows how technique and story can work so well togetehr. We have three characters in a scene all reacting in different ways to the same thing. Seeing a kid totally going for it on the trumpet and his parents dealing with it in their own ways is awesome. Nice line work and controlled values make this one a treat to look at. Nice work Brandon!
2nd Place: Adam J Hall (@LongJeff)
I LOVE the color palette in this image. Adam really nailed the feelign with the warm hues draped over the local colors. This is exactly how to handle a tricky lighting situation. Let the dominant light source override the local colors, but still allow them to show through the color cast a little bit so it's not a monochrome image. The calmness of the character sitting and listening to his old record player is awesome. Then, after you look at it a while you notice the more subtle story of the man's IV and that he might be sick and the music is what helps him get through it. So good!
3rd Place: Andina Subarja
Wow, this image blows me away. The vintage styling and color palette are so sweet and I think this image is so lovely. This would make a good print to sell. I guarantee it would do well. I'd like to see a series like this from Andina. Great portfolio level work here!
Ok guys, that is it for this month. Thanks for taking the time to vote and put up with the less than perfect forum formatting! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the "Fall" theme. : )