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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad and I watched this movie a few years ago. Man it was weird! Great rendition of the Maria robot. I love how this really looks like an old poster or lobby card. 
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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keyldurey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A WONDERFUL MACHINE YET A SOUL IS MISSING
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mgsvelez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
DUDE, one of my favorite films of all time!u are amazing!
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Awwwe, thanks again! :w00t:
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FrankieAlton Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good job potraying the robot. I like the pose and the look, as well as the reflections. I always pictured the robot being gold toned as I watched the movie, even though it's black and white (if that makes any sense...)
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner May 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I liked the gold too. My reference photo was a poster image, so everything is the same except maybe the red. In the reference pic the writing was white.
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FrankieAlton Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the red letters are a good choice, it looks more dramatic than white.
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks again! :w00t:
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The-Blonde-Riff Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I like the reduction of the colours, one thing I would say is that the red is letting it down a little.

Do excuse me;

ALL WE HEAR IS; RADIO GA-GA! RADIO GOO-GOO, RADIO GA-GA!
Radio what's new?
Radio; someone still loves you!
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ELFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
I catch that Radio ga ga reference.  *fist bump*
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks--Yeah, the red got a little murky; I can't remember how, but I remember I had to use some red paint, so that's probably why. I Must have made some mistakes while laying out the black, otherwise the red would pop more :)
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The-Blonde-Riff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I see.

Whenever you impose red over dark colours remember to paint it in white first, that way the red appears vibrant no matter how thin the first coat is.
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TrevMurphy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Beautiful!
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you again! :hug:
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scotty309 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! Truly one of the best Silent films ever made ...way ahead of it's time... and the soundtrack (which was added in the 80's) by Giorgio Moroder was equally entertaining

Again I am a big fan of your artistic style and subject choices!
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! :hug: I've taken a little interest in silent film lately. I agree that "Metropolis" really was/is ahead of its time--The concept and the overall look of the movie is still very innovative and relevant today. I remember going to the video store as a kid and seeing the cover of the movie--It always stood out and stuck in my mind.

I guess all the new technology and cgi in movies today makes me want to look back at movies from the past. I miss puppets & monster make-up, and I miss the way special effects used to be done in the past--I think maybe there was a lot more creative thinking and problem solving in movie making than there is today.
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MetropolisProject Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I think Metropolis shows up all the new cgi-filled films. I still love them but some of the stuff in Metropolis is jaw-dropping when you try and think of how they did it. Everything had to be done either on camera or drawn and tweaked pain-stakingly onto the film after. Amazing film. Instantly became my no.1 fav only 10 minutes into it.
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I haven't actually seen the film :blushes:...I have read about it and heard great things about it, but I haven't actually had a chance to view it. The images I've seen from the movie have always fascinated me, and it's obvious they were way ahead of their time when they it. :)
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sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
That is really cool. Nice reflections.

I must try to watch this someday XD
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SarahSilva Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
THANK YOU! I love robots and the design for this one really stands out--It reminds me a lot of H.R. Giger.
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