Matter of opinion: which looks best in your opinion? (in Off-topic)

AdminShade September 25 2006 3:17 PM EDT

Which of below pictures would look best as a character picture?

this one?

or this one?

Silatt September 25 2006 3:26 PM EDT

I personally prefer the bottom one, it seems to center around the warrior, demon, or the thing it is trying to portray. With the size, the top one seems a bit distorted, and just doesn't pop out at you if you will.

Maelstrom September 25 2006 3:29 PM EDT

The top one is too small to see what it's supposed to be... there's lots of clouds or smoke, and some fire...

The bottom is a very handsome demon, so I vote for that one ;)

PirateKing September 25 2006 3:36 PM EDT

I think the top one is a rendering of the battle between Fingolfin and Morgoth. That said, I like the bottom one better. It is easier on my old eyes. ;)

Dudster4 September 25 2006 3:50 PM EDT

Top one, just because there is more colors and much more going on than the bottom one.

QBOddBird September 25 2006 3:51 PM EDT

I like the top one. Battle scene, smoke and flame, mysterious evil dark figure....I see all pros and no cons!

That, and it is classic. ~_^

QBBarzooMonkey September 25 2006 4:06 PM EDT

Overall, I prefer the top one - excellent use of light/shadow interplay, unique perspective, well portrayed action...

But as a character portrait (which I assume is your motivation for asking), I prefer the bottom. It is a "portrait", after all.


deifeln September 25 2006 4:08 PM EDT

The bottom one is best for a character portrait

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] September 25 2006 4:08 PM EDT

If it's for a tattoo, go with the bottom one! :)

QBJohnnywas September 25 2006 4:09 PM EDT

I've always liked that top picture, it's got more atmosphere, but I've got good eyes. The bottom one is good and easy to see what it is.

Dunno... :/

QBBarzooMonkey September 25 2006 4:13 PM EDT

Ooh, that would be a most rocking tattoo...

On my left bicep, opposite the angel already on my right one...


th00p September 25 2006 4:31 PM EDT

The bottom. A very LoTResque kind of guy, looks completely satanic. Perfect!

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] September 25 2006 4:53 PM EDT

Bottom one but tint it towards red so it looks more hellish.

Flamey September 25 2006 5:07 PM EDT

top one, now. you need to look at it into more detail for it to better, i was thinking the bottom one, but nope, TOP.

AdminShade September 25 2006 5:54 PM EDT

I forgot to mention that it is indeed for my character picture...

So far:

Top: 4
Bottom: 7

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] September 26 2006 3:27 AM EDT

I say top.

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] September 26 2006 1:09 PM EDT

I'd say the bottom one, partly because that top picture, while a good image, is way too dark.

QBOddBird September 26 2006 1:17 PM EDT

Hm....definitely the top one.

Can I vote twice? =D

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 26 2006 4:56 PM EDT

I really like the bottom image, however I don't think it really speaks to the depth of your vote is for the Top!

IndependenZ September 26 2006 4:58 PM EDT

Top one, definitely. Way more mysterious ;)

UncleKracker September 26 2006 6:31 PM EDT

Top 1, although I might consider redrawing the swordman to look cooler. The way it's drawn the swordsman is facing us (unless he's left handed, can't see that well), and it doesn't make sense that he's facing towards us like he's scared of something while the giant monster is really behind him. And probably about to smash him too.

RedWolf September 26 2006 6:33 PM EDT

yeah, top one is a cool picture, but the bottom one is better for a character portrait. otherwise it could be a portrait of your 2 minions, in which case they would be fighting each other >.<

Stephen September 26 2006 9:59 PM EDT

Photoshop the bottom one into the top as a demonic spectator.

Unappreciated Misnomer September 26 2006 11:11 PM EDT


Tyriel [123456789] September 26 2006 11:29 PM EDT

Bottom one looks cooler. Skeletons > Phantoms

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] September 26 2006 11:37 PM EDT

The bottom. I can't really make out the top one without squinting these old eyes ;|

AdminShade September 27 2006 6:24 AM EDT

UncleKracker: the swordsman is indeed left handed.

Tyriel: That's a suit of armor, not a skeleton

Tyriel [123456789] September 27 2006 8:21 AM EDT

Oh. Well, it looks like a skeleton to me. A weeeeeeird one. :)

AdminShade October 4 2006 5:31 AM EDT

ok, I changed my user picture to the top one.
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