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January 23, 2012
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New York by graphiqual New York by graphiqual
Was trying to capture the life, energy, and busyness of New York. Lots of the patterns/textures are inspired by New York architecture and landmarks.

Any critique would be much appreciated!

EDIT: toned down the detail in the statue of liberty, as one critiquer suggested. added a skyline to the top, as well as more detail overall. had a play with different colour schemes, and i think this is the one i like most.

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What an interesting piece of work.

I like the color choice, as well as the huge swath of vectors that line the top, though I think they might even be a little too abstract for my taste, considering the skyline and lady liberty in the middle. I expected the broken, abstract displays of times square, or windows and tall buildings, but ended up with a bunch of jumbled, seemingly meaningless shapes.

Speaking of Lady Liberty there, I think she might be a little too realistic for the tone of the rest of the picture. What I mean is, since the entire rest of the design is simplified (from a details standpoint), the elaborate folds in the statue's robe seems a little out of character.

I am impressed with how well the NY part turned out. The small rectangles remind me of the NY subway, and the brokenness of it really stands out and attracts my eyes. Also, the skyline (specifically the white of the center buildings, and white outlines of the far buildings) turned about amazing. I couldn't think of a better way to show Manhattan.

In short, the bottom half, save for lady liberty's details are fantastic. The top half is a little too abstract for me, but it well complements the bottom's broken details.
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Critique by miontre Jan 24, 2012, 12:47:39 PM
This is a really neat typography :clap:
I like how you've got a bit of the New York skyline on the letters, and the Statue of Liberty :dummy:

I like the interesting pattern above it. Without this I feel that the typography wouldn't be complete. It really helps to add a "big city' feel somehow.

They way the letters are cut and designed similarly to the pattern above is perfect. If you'd not done it this way, it wouldn't have been as eye catching.

The colours you've used are cool - although maybe the colours of the American flag would have been better? Who knows. I think you should give it a try and upload a different version to see how it works out :nod:
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello! This piece has been featured in #digital-artists November Digital Highlights!
graphiqual Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
WOW thankyou very very much! :squee:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
you're very welcome! keep up the great work!
marfees Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
graphiqual Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good :)
graphiqual Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
TeskaAraen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Lol, I'd critique it, to flex my critiquing abilities, but I've already been beaten to that... twice...

Nevertheless, absolutely fantastic. Loving the architectural influence, but most of all loving the theme. New York is so mammoth a topic to tackle... WELL DONE.
graphiqual Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Haha thankyou! Though feel free to give me a third critique! :D
Joojie99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You have AMAZING talent.
That is all.
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