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Under New Management · Original Minific ·
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The Previous One Wasn't That Good Either
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· · >>Zaid Val'Roa
Funny thing, when I saw this on my phone, the mist thingie and faces floating weren't showing, so I just saw the face at the bottom and was confused for a moment.
#2 · 2
· · >>Zaid Val'Roa
Maybe too dark. I had to turn up the brightness quite a bit to see everything going on here, but I do like the subtlety of it. I can see why it inspired quote a few fics.
#3 · 1
· · >>Zaid Val'Roa
I like this. No idea on the movie, though, since I don't see many of them. I'm guessing it's supposed to supply a little more context?
#4 · 1
· · >>Zaid Val'Roa
This is rather dark, but once the contrast is up it’s quite expressive. I like how the solarization in the main face gives it the look of wearing a mask. I’ve ranked this as upper tier; thanks for creating it, Artist!
#5 · 1
· · >>Zaid Val'Roa
Just like Zaid said, most of these hovering faces weren’t visible when viewed on a phone, but I can’t really knock it for that.

This is definitely in my personal running for the top drawing this round, mainly because of how well-made it is overall. The silhouetted face surrounded by the phantoms of other faces is a poignant composition that’s also really clean. The subtle facial curves help to clearly create each of the emotions at play. This collage of emotions gives a frenetic tone to the whole thing. I feel like each of these emotions are fighting for control of the central character in this piece.

...but, when I stare at it more, these characters all seem to be variations of the same thing. I see frustration, despair, anger. Then the character at the base has a subdued, almost smug expression, even though it has all the other emotions attached to it. I don’t know how you intended this to read, but I find much of this condition to be very relatable, personally.

One last thing; I can’t be the only one who thinks the face above the left forehead looks like Voldemort.
#6 · 1
>>Zaid Val'Roa
Thanks, kind person. I'll be sure to take that into account for next time.
I think I may need a second monitor to see how things look in different settings. Duly noted.
I drew inspiration from the poster for In The Mouth Of Madness. I kept thinking of the screaming faces coming from the open book, only this time they're coming out of someone's mind.
Yeah, that was kind of my approach. You had all these facets of personality fighting over who has control, which means the real face is kind of like a mask.
>>Rocket Lawn Chair
Plot twist! The faces are me. I suppose I could've gone with more variety, but it was past midnight and the deadline loomed closer. I've got to pace myself better.
Thanks for the gold!
I'll do my best in next rounds, too.