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The Big Under Cover Design by renisanz The Big Under Cover Design by renisanz
Inception . pencil, phtoshop cs2

Notes: I figured I might as well enter something into the contest, seeing as how much I love this movie. The only thing I had clear in mind what that I wanted to include Sonia prominently on the cover.

I spent a good hour or two trying to find the perfect cocktail dress as a reference, only to end up drawing her draped in a towel. The rest of the elements came about rather organically. I wanted to feature the other main players in the story, tried to do it using hieratic scale.

There was a lot of things in the script that I liked, but I tried to keep the references simple, for an uncluttered design. I can't seem to get away from drawing my swirly clouds.

This took approximately 6-7 hours from inception to end.

+Bokeh texture pack 002 by ~regularjane

+Feedback is much appreciated. :)
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This does seem very dreamlike to me. The clouds work wonderfully, emphasizing Sonia's surreal attractiveness and tying together the composition. I like how you interpreted the script and decided to emphasize certain, more signature elements of the story like Sonia and the cross. She looks absolutely fantastic, very elegant, sensual, and the way I imagined her. It would only make sense for him to be involved with such a lady, right? Haha.
While the scale you used does work well, it provided an obstacle for you composition-wise that I think could be fixed: because the two characters below are so small, the bright white outline you used almost overwhelms their images, which creates such contrast that distracts from their detail and from the focal point of the image.
They also seem out of place from the rest of the image, white outline aside. They seem to be floating in space beside the composition but aren't really engaged in it like the other three are. Because of this, I don't know much more you have to say about their characters than that they exist.
The background textures don't hold any apparent meaning to them either unless the viewer were to know the story/movie very well. Why use more than one background image? I'm not saying you shouldn't have more than one; I'm just saying that it's not apparent to me what the purpose is in having two.

Overall, you have a very balanced, flowing, mysterious piece. It obviously correlates to a certain dream and would make a cool cover if it were polished up a bit, I think. Good job! :)
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The composition and coloring in this is fantastic!
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renisanz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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lynise111 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
1 Word: Amazing! :D
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renisanz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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lynise111 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
You're welcome! :)
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Jesterelle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Arthur!!!!!
Who's the girl?
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renisanz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
The girl is Sonia, the woman with whom Saito shared that lovenest featured in the film.
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Jesterelle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
hmm.. strange, I don't remember her...
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renisanz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
She wasn't actually in the film, they only mentioned her as the person who was having an affair with Saito. The comic script, however, goes into more detail. :)
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Jesterelle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
oohhh I see!
Thanks for clarifying that!
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