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Happy new year everyone! 2014 is upon us... 
I didn't have much to show during the holiday break, but I will be releasing some older works later this month, and in the coming months this year I will let you know about some bigger projects coming out which I have worked on.
My hopes for the year are to make new friends and travel, and have new exciting projects and personal work...
The travel resolution is going well, I was in Abu Dhabi for the new year and am writing to you now from Dubai, I am here working on a project.
What are your hopes and resolutions for the year?
Thanks and have a wonderful year 2014

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Owen Carson
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aizerengendro Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
GREAT ART!
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:iconttobserve:
You make some very appealing neighborhoods, but,
may we please see the inhabitants?   :eyes:
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owen-c Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to, but I'm not very good at drawing/modeling characters, don't want clash in quality in the images
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        ...don't want clash in quality...

Amen.
But, for putting people on the streets,
there are all kinds of tricks you can use.

One, is to make an aerial view, with people real tiny:   Marsilia-North Coast- by M-Salman

Another, is to make the figures more suggestive than literal,
as you yourself have done, here:   To You Who Finds this Letter by owen-c

This artist has managed to produce a really intriguing
game-like mystery tour with just black-and-white lineart:   GraphicDreamTour-Stage14 by GraphicDream

Of course, as a user of autodesk, you DO have the option 
of rendering realistic humanoid characters starting from
an off-the-shelf base.
Fredy3D, using Cinema4D, rendered this scene
with 23 characters in less than three hours(!):   Troop Inspection by Fredy3D
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GraphicDream Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest comment :)
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owen-c Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the well thought out comments and examples...it gives me something to think and discuss about.

1st image- I often use large groups of small moving characters when doing animations, similar to the first image in your comment, to add some life and movement. I haven't really tried it in a still image yet, maybe it would add something to it.

2nd image- I'm not satisfied with the characters in my own piece which you linked, it's an example of clashing quality and style. While the colors match fairly well, the 2D elements are done with too broad strokes and not enough detail compared to the surroundings.
It looks OK from a distance, but not good from the sort of closer inspection that the 3D elements invite. It was an early experiment before I really realized that my somewhat limited 2D drawing skill causes a clash in the integrity of the image.
I know it can be interpreted as a deliberate stylistic choice but I would prefer everything at the same level of the image to be of equal sharpness and precision.

As for using fairly prefabricated realistic styled 3D rendered characters, I don't really like the looks of them honestly. Also while I do sometimes have to use existing character models in contract 3D jobs out of time/budget necessity, for my own personal work (most of what is shown on the site) I prefer to keep as much of the models as possible done by me/from scratch.

I've often thought in the past that my preferred ideal way to bring characters into a personal work would be to collaborate with a talented 2D artist from here or elsewhere...
I'd like to try it some time if I ever get back into doing personal works in a big way... I don't have a particular person in mind, and there's a bunch of logistics and issues of joint authorship to think about though

I will consider some of these options whenever I do my next personal works.

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:iconm16tronaz:
great job ! You make us travel. =3
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:iconchenabigail:
I love your gallery! Somehow your artwork reminds me of robert finale's, and he's awesome.
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toneloperu Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice gallery. Congratulations.
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