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Shurikan by DarkMechanic Shurikan by DarkMechanic
I think I'm allowed to post this? Its art work for an album cover, front and back.

The band were really nice, but I think they didn't want to go with this in the end, they wanted a background and I said the backgrounds weren't working. Then they pretty much pulled the project, made me grayscale it and do a few changes based on an old sketch I did ages ago. So a bit of a strange step backwards, and a bit of the shame really, I thought it was looking pretty swish, and the text would of fit it really well.

I may have to take this down at some point, but its pretty different to the thing I had to hand in, so hopefully it will be ok.

Unfortunately as an artist, you have to basically work to whatever the client wants, even if that does mean going against your better judgement sometimes.
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:iconwimblesthecreator:
WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
For a band that wanted a background, they sure didn't have one on the cover they chose.
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know!
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Artist
nizeee, and well composed
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:icondarkmechanic:
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Radiant-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
With what was this made?
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hand drawn, coloured in photoshop.
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Radiant-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ;)
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nichangell Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
that splintering wood is rad... real sense of movement. i'd have gone with this!
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool man! they did really like the artwork, just not the colours and certain aspects of it, so I think they are having a think about where to take it.
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lyonhaert Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
They should take some client commissioned work themselves. Only after acceding to crappy decisions for a while does one understand to trust the artist. Nice work, by the way.
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, and I guess they will at some point when they get their first record deal!
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks badass, don't take the clients wishes to heart man, the way I see things if you stated your case and they still went with their idea then the quality is no longer your responsibility :)
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
na, I don't take it personally, just don't understand why they suddenly turned at the last minute. But, their money so their the boss!
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes indeedy
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TypeProton Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People all have different taste. I guess we all have to live with it. :P
It's a cool piece by the way.
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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phiq Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This is sweet! Love the fingers. Colours are pow.
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the especially wanted the fingers gone and the colours changed, crazy eh?
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phiq Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Are you going to upload what they eventually settled with?
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
possibly. It might be a good comparison I guess. I'll see if they decide to push it in a different direction.
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
It's an interesting piece. Shame they didn't take you up on it.
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:icondarkmechanic:
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
No worries
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