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LittleBigBattle on the High Seas by CyberLogic LittleBigBattle on the High Seas by CyberLogic

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How does one sink a ship made out of sponge? That is a question to which I do not have an answer. All I know is that it'd be fun to try. :)

The ships took the most amount of time to create since I had to deal with some 70+ layers on my slow, clunky old computer. But it was actually kinda fun and I'm pretty satisfied with the final result. Although, if I had more time, I probably would have done even more with this. Oh well.

By the way, this is only the second digital artwork that I've ever created and feedback is always appreciated.


The stock Images that I used from the LittleBigPlanet 2 assetspack are as follows:
  • Characters on the ships

  • Stickers on the flags

  • Sponge texture for the ships

  • Fabric texture for the clouds (tweaked) and for the ropes on the masts


Everything else, the texture for the background, the ship design, the sun, the water, the fish + textures for them, the bubbles, the clouds... I created them all from scratch. Nothing was copied or traced from any other sources.

I used Paint.NET + Mouse & Keyboard to make this artwork.

The song that I listened to the most as it was quite fitting for this artwork was CONFRONTATION by Junichi Nakatsuru - SOULCALIBUR III ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ~LEGEND OF SOUNDS~

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:iconmharkneilcudal:
MharkNeilCudal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING CyberLogic!! an compelling peice of artwork showing me the real side and epicness Of Little Big Planet!! an absolutely perfect peice of art!! very well done!! :-D
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Vissyscrafts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the details of the ships, also the pattern of the background. It suits so well ^^
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:iconniraco:
Niraco Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I liked this game xD Love the ship it's very detailed and awesome lookin' :giggle:
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esnym Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
looks cute, playful and light. I love the concept, and it's also impressive thatyou did this with a mousee. I like the colors, they set a lovely mood and the sun is quite nice-looking.
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:iconphilliewig:
Philliewig Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the playful feel of this :)
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very creative :) And I really love the fact you listened to a Soul Calibur 3 song - it's one of my favourite game series!
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dEsIrEdCuPcAkE Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I love this xD
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:icondancingwithrobots:
dancingwithrobots Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great work! I love the sky, especially, the textures there are brilliant. Good job, keep it up! :hug:
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Wow those ships are nicely detailed. I wonder if the cannonballs would bounce off the other ship? Very colorful.
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:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol nice. I would have done this contest but I broke my tablet and didn't get a new one before it ended.
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im-promptu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
critique ^^
:bulletred: It's a bit hard to tell that the cannon balls being fired are cannon balls? It took me several moments to realise it. Adding a bit of shine to them will probably help.
:bulletorange: The yellow pattern bg doesn't really fit in with the rest of the picture? It's really noticable and detracts from the foreground too. Also the sun is too yellow-orange, would be nice if it was brighter.
:bulletyellow: The water is nice, but I don't really fancy the bubble texture, it's just a little too much.
:bulletgreen: Another thing is the characters, they don't really fit in with the rest of the surroundings. It's hard to pinpoint what's wrong, it's just that the two look like they're from two completely different places. Maybe having softer edges or giving everything a common texture or just anything in common might help.
hope this helps c:
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:iconbudhufakir:
BudhuFakir Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist
very nice ..!
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:iconbudhufakir:
BudhuFakir Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist
(╯◕ ◡ ◕)╯ .`.
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Gringoamericano Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty good, and the texture of the ships and the background manage to say faithful to the trippy, yet hand-knit style of the game.
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:icongringoamericano:
Gringoamericano Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I mean stay, not say.
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diamondkitty1979 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is cool, and really captures the feel of the game. The only thing I would change is the intensity for the background color. It is so bright and hectic that it's hard for the eye to see anything else right away. All in all though, nice job!
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Photographer
I never played little big planet, but I read a lot about it, and it seems like it was a really good game :) I like your sponge-pirate-ship-skirmishing-teddy-bears. :aww:
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:iconpanterasunrise:
PanteraSunrise Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE!!!
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Great Stuff
Reminds Me Of A Claymation Scene
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:iconkrmayer:
KRMayer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love digital collage, so your work is pretty fun for me to look at. As far as what was found vs what was made- I might try letting go a little more and incorporating even more found work. Definitely start collecting magazines/cool paper and scan it to use indefinitely. Its an important process to try with this kind of work. I'd look at other artists who do collage to get a feel for the breadth of material you can incorporate. [link] [link] [link]

Collage is all about shapes. But not just building shapes out of solid blocks- but multiple blocks. Use smaller pieces to put your work together- and from widely varying sources. Try vignetting the most important parts of your illustrations to cut down on the amount of rendering that collage requires. Your little people are the best part of this piece, but they're so small- it took me a while to notice them.

Finally, I loved that your panda piece included text, and the bear one had numbers. They're really inviting elements. I'd love to see that incorporated completely into your other work. Focus on composition, and challenge yourself to avoid horizontal horizon lines, or straight-on camera angles.

Try making some work for yourself, you've got a great process here.
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Smidow Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How would a ship made of sponge stay afloat though?! The sponge would absorb the water.. and thus sink?!
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:iconkaeta8:
Kaeta8 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great(:
I'm really NOT good with drawing ships,planes or whatever but this is pretty cute (:
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:iconionospore:
Ionospore Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
the answer: very carefully. Or you could just get it so waterlogged that it's too heavy to float.

Excellent job on this.
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:iconrevfitz:
RevFitz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Artist
looks like fun.
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Yeah, if you're on the winning side. :lol:
Thanks!
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:iconpuccanoodles2009:
PuccaNoodles2009 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
This is awesome! :D
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconhollysky:
hollysky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist
That's awesome! :D
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Glad you like. Thanks! :nod:
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:iconhollysky:
hollysky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
You're welcome! :D
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:icondrege:
Drege Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha awesome!
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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o0ImBlackPearl0o Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Artist
OoOo, Interesting :XD:
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank ya!
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully executed - Fine work :)
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks! CyberLogic appreciates the comment. :XD:
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CJJohn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, this brought a smirk to me. I love Little Big Planet. This is very well done. As reference to your other image you posted, I love how you pay close attention to what you're doing. It makes the best out of it. Great work ;D
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks so much! :thumbsup:
Attention to detail, in respects to contests, can be a blessing or a curse. I've missed out on a couple of contests because of my obsessive need to bring everything near perfection as I see it in my mind's eye. And in fact, this artwork was posted just hours before submissions were closed and I almost missed out on this contest too. -_-
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:iconjornas:
jornas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that would be a fun board. Splosions on the high seas!!! All it needs now is Genghis Khan!!!
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks! :D
By the way, Genghis Khan is Genghis-gone! He was defeated in a previous high seas battle. But to be honest, I did have turbo enabled on my controller; so he didn't stand a chance! :mwahaha:
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:iconjornas:
jornas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well :)
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:iconaxle9:
Axle9 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks neat. it matches the LBP game
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Ha! Thanks! It's funny considering that I've never even played the game. :laughing:
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:iconbrighid:
brighid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like the premise here. Two criticisms, however:
1) Wouldn't flags all point the same direction?
2) The background hurts my eyes. I think you'd be better off with a blue sky gradient under the sun--I like the sun.
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Aha! Thanks for the comment and the criticisms! :)
The mirrored flags were a combination of (A) rushing to get the artwork submitted to the contest on time and (B) my garbage computer crashing whenever I tried to make any changes. What many people may not realize about my artworks is that I made them on a computer that is nearly a decade old and is extremely temperamental. :crash: x20 on the ships alone. -_-

As for the the SpongeBob-Square-Pants-like background, it was a total experiment. :laughing: I tried using a blue color at first but I felt that the yellow gave it a bit more pop. Too much pop you think? ^_^
Well whatever the case, this was only my second digital artwork and I have no formal training. But I appreciate the criticisms nonetheless. :XD:
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:iconbrighid:
brighid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I remember those computers.... lol
I think keeping the background yellow, it interferes with the sun and makes it all but disappear entirely. You really need to lose the patterned background idea all together when you have so much stuff going on in the foreground.
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Haha. Maybe. :) But I'm trying not to look back. I plan on doing many more artworks, especially when I get a new computer, and some of them might be similar to this artwork in terms of the theme. And besides that, I'm busy with learning various other graphics programs like Inkscape and GIMP, participating in dA contests, and figuring out the parts I'll need for my new PC. :)

Maybe one day, if I really feel like it, I might return to this artwork but for right now I really don't see the point considering that it was for a contest that is already ended. If this were a print-worthy artwork of mine then I'd probably feel more compelled to perfect it. ;)
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Harleydane Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha looks great fun! Well done :)
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks!
Ha! The futile battle continues! :D
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