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February 4, 2012
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Making chocolate by k3-studio Making chocolate by k3-studio
I made this for St. Valentine's day. I'm very glad if this will be a present for you.
I hope for having your wonderful St. Valentine's day.


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This scene has been made by 3dsMAX, Illustrator and Photoshop.
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I enjoy the clean aesthetic of this piece, and I think it's a very sweet and whimsical take on Valentine's Day. That being said, I do have some (hopefully) constructive criticism.

I'm not sure how "realistic" you were trying to aim for in this particular piece, but I'm going to say that the unrealistic parts are what stuck out to me in particular.

For example, I see the cards on the side (3 & 8 of Hearts) that have had their hearts extracted, but where do the cards "pop out" on the machine? They go into the funnel, and the hearts become enlarged/pop out of the bottom, but I don't see anywhere for the cards to go to.

Also, the slats on the bottom of the conveyor belt make me feel like some of the coating should maybe fall through. It seems a little weird to have what looks like a thick, viscous stream falling down from the nozzles and none of it ends up falling through the slats.

I also noticed the ring first, though I'm unsure if that was intentional or not. I feel like the more vibrant colors, the deep blue and rainbow colors on the sides, draw the eye away from the rest of the elements, perhaps detracting from the overall vision. The saturation of the colors on the ring also seems to highlight the pale, almost washed out, tones of the rest of the elements (pale yellow on card conveyor, pink-white "chocolate," white cards, white conveyor belt).

All that aside, I liked the placement of the elements, and the way that you used the space. I think that the perspective you chose is much more effective than if you had made it purely horizontal, going from one edge to the other. The conveyor cutting through from corner to corner creates a great contrast between negative and positive space, while still centering the piece.

I also loved the metallic coating on the faucets/nozzles, and the way that they reflected the colors around them. Your use of reflections is just as stunning as always.
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eclectic-fusion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Soooo beautiful! I want that ring so much!!! I wish it were real, hehe
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~
ShengDaFlashPRo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha this is great
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imith88 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
This really cool, very sharp and clear. I love the coloring and the chrome on the faucets. This has a lot of creative imagination.
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks alot again! ;)
Imith88 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
heehee You are welcome
Meruha Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow the concept is gorgeous :faint:
great one, thanks for sharing! :love:
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of thanks again!
breadth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
takes the heart off the cards and makes them candies, that is a beautiful concept...
you are good dude...
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