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A Warm Welcome To Hell by mtomsky A Warm Welcome To Hell by mtomsky
Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration. Approximate size is 200mm by 710mm and 25mm depth.

My contribution to the Cats and Cartoonists show at Orbital Comics in London [link] . This will be up for a month so if you're in the area please come and check it out!

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I like this a lot. So much so that I'm going to write my first ever critique on DevArt. So... here goes.

I feel like the most important aspect of working in a unique medium like this is the ability to take advantage of it's strengths and create something that would be impossible in other mediums.

This is a piece that does exactly that. The layering creates an amazing sense of depth and your use of different colors of wood makes everything stand out clearly. The whole piece just pops.

Your art style is delightful as well. There's a lot of personality in the characters even though their expressions are very simple, and there's a ton of detail without making everything feel cluttered. I also love how you've managed to tell a story and show the cat's journey in a static image.

I wish I could offer some constructive criticism but I can't find anything to complain about. As an engineer the asymmetrical wonky gears bother me, but I realize that's just part of the cartoon-ish style, and is likely intentional.

Fantastic work. You've really managed to take full advantage of the layered plywood and create something exceptional.
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Carmabal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
It is very rarely that I see something this awesome.. Works like these make anyone humbled! You Sir, are a genious!
Oneeness Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
this is one of the most impressive pieces of art i have ever seen!
themedusa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting technique :)
voradorhylden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay i see,you stack it, very cool
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
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mtomsky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artist
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 A Christmas Carol Two real pleasure dear friend! :xmas: Merry Christmas :D 
crthorsegirl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I love how the cat is The Devil's pet haha
I love your style, its so unique and the work you produce is beautiful.
10 out of 10!
GLoeNn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! O.O
sweet-osmanthus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
fantastic. this is pure awesomeness 0________________oWhaaat 
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