Abandoned House

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/16/2009 15:00
  • Ended: 5/19/2009 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 40
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Abandoned House
Contest Directions: This Saturday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Photoshop this abandoned house image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: renovating and fixing this abandoned house, putting, using this house in real estate advertisements, putting the abandoned house in some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Julia Starr and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/16/2009 15:00
    • Ended: 5/19/2009 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 40
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
40 pictures
  • Abandoned Condos By a Lake

    Abandoned Condos By a Lake
        • Oh my, what a beauty!
          You've exceeded my expectations on what could be done with this source.
        • Wow Newsy "oh My" were my 1st 2 words when coming upon this.

          I agree totally, fantastic change.
        • Oh my! lol reminds me of a recurring dream of mine. nice reflection work, overall fantastic chop, congrats in advance.
        • Very Nice, reminds me of those Dreamy World wallpapers and this would make a good one too
        • I demand Daliwood can only play when i am not, for winning purposes 'n all. Great one once again!
        • This is too cool. Put in some windows and I'm moving in. I love the wagon wheel, it is a fine detail that starts you off into a fantastic chop world, Would love to see the other sources.

          [Edited by User on 5/18/2009 8:43:57 PM]
        • Mixed with your beautiful dream ...very good
        • The reflection and water look great. So does the rest of it
        • Still, i think you did something with the sky that you shouldn't have done. The light and dark is off somehow. That my objection. Could have been better i think. Now it's only an 8 while it could have been perfect, cause the imagination is awesome. The colors are great. The wagonwheel is a touch of brilliance, You just had to fix the lighting.
        • Great overall pic FW! Nice job on the condo building and reflections. congrats!
        • Pirates hide gold in abandoned houses!
          Congrats, funkster!
        • Congrat's Funk, a hotel could be the edge of a lake, a case is the fourth book of the third floor for me to enjoy the sunset, beautiful image!
        • Ahhh such tranquility
          I wanna make reservations. Any fish in that little pond worth catching? LOL
          Another great chop worthy of gold!
        • funkwood congratulations!!! wonderful image (((GOLD)))
        • Thanks for all your votes and great comments everyone! I love these type of contests. Here's the other sources for you Keeper. sources
        • AMAZING WORK my friend I know that was you from the first time ( from the green color )
          congratulations on the best design and in the best place my friend
        • Thanks for posting the sources. Wow, I would have given this pic a 12 if I saw those sources before voting! Great work Funkwood. I think it's almost time for you to quit your day job amd start your own Funky Gallery
  • Hillary Clinton Frankenstein

    Hillary Clinton Frankenstein
        • would be better if you made Obama look cartoony like the rest of the image.
        • I did have Obama more cartoony at first but you couldn't tell who he was so I changed him back. Taking your advice, I added more effect to him but kept it minimal, plus, now he's floating, as he does in reality . Thanks Jerry.

          [Edited by User on 5/18/2009 7:29:12 AM]
        • Nice work, very clean and the house is sharp.
        • nice edit, especially like what you did with the wood on the house
        • Great job. I tried to make a cartoony Obama chop a while ago and he looked more like Eddy Murphy after vectoring etc lol.

          SUperb well done
        • I think you should make the facelines harder, less wave next time. I love the print of the green coat though, and of course the house, and the hair..
        • Holy Democrats, that's an impressive political cartoon creation!
        • Silver congratulations, KIR the cartoon master!
        • Congrrat1's on the silver Keep, I love image!!
        • Super Job! Funny as hello!!!!!
          Tastfully done too... even Hillian would not be offended!!! Congrads
        • Congrats Keeper! Looks like you put a lot of thought and work into this one. I'm surprised at the quantity of source pics.
        • keepitreal this is a great style !! great image congratulations
        • Thanks all. I hope no one took offense to this (4's). I tried to keep it as real as possible

          I did spend more time on this piece than usual. I was focused on making some good lightning and also playing around with fx to get the cartoon look. I am pretty pleased with the results considering the Clinton source quality but hopefully the next will be better.

          Oh, and I forgot Clintonstein's tooth source, it's just the 'before pic' I got off the tooth whitener ad on FN's site

          [Edited by User on 5/19/2009 9:08:57 PM]
        • Congrats Keeper !!! this was great one I like it
          keep going
          cheers Kratos
  • The House on Top of George Bush

    The House on Top of George Bush
        • Instant classic. Reminds me some Dali works where a composition of objects works out as face.
        • Undoubtedly an 'empty' house if you get my meaning.

          Good one.
        • No one home, come back tomorrow- GW Bush

          Nice job on the surreal pic
        • You really did a nice job on this. I wonder how, why you thought of this, and, do you know where I can get some? Congrats!
        • Bronze!
          Jere Jere Jere!
          Congrats mate
        • Jere/Jere/Jere!!!!! Kool entry. Congrats on bronze.
        • Congrat's Jere, well done work, perfect
        • Friggin great chop!!!!!
          Just abput as strange as they get here LMFHO!
        • Congrtas Jeremix,Great work!! Is it possible that I see some rainman influences here? The color scheme reminds me of some of his entries.
        • jere !! very nice work!!! creativity abounds! congrats
        • Congratulations on the bronze! Now you know how i feel. uhhhhhh, if you feel you don't need it, i'll take it.

          [Edited by User on 5/19/2009 9:07:46 PM]
        • Congrats jere !!! I thought this from AZrainman lol
          keep going
        • Thanks everybody. KIR. it was more luck than anything else. I was going to put clouds in the background but half way erasing i thought it looked cool to leave some. The cigar just appeared and i just helped it amerge a little further. It's how i almost always work. I don't have plans half the time. Just doing stuff and keep my eyes open for luck. I used to draw a lot but sucked at painting. This is just like drawing. I mainly use light and dark brush. No Rainman influence as far as i know, apart from trying to enhance the quality of the photo's used. Saw some older work from him earlier as i went through database. Man, that guy is a freaking genius.
          Then again, so are you guys. Glad to be aboard.

          [Edited by User on 5/20/2009 8:01:15 AM]
        • It took me a while, but now i get it, lol.
  • Wolfman near Abandoned House

    Wolfman near Abandoned House
        • Awesome blend - match of color palettes and lights and shadows. The sky with the crows adds the extra effect
        • I agree with Newsy, the colours look great.
        • Congrats Mandrak,compelling image & I like the subtle color hues.
        • mandrak your on a roll!!!! congrats!!!!
        • this was fantastic one Congrats on woody
  • Nancy Pelosi as the Wicked Witch

    Nancy Pelosi as the Wicked Witch
        • LOL, a new modern classic...especially like what you did with Pelosi
        • Awesome composition. Love the dynamism here with the motion effects.
          Play is words is clevah!!!
        • I really hope a Democrat did this. lol fun chop.
        • Thank you for the comments.
          I am affiliated to no party Jerry. LOL I think they are all screwed up in one way or another.
          Aside from that.. something way more important...

          I clicked on one of the adverts here on FN about beating heart disease. Just curious mind you. I have no heart probs but I age like everyone else and figure it's smart to be informed. That led me to the link below which is a three part series that was just amazing, incredibly informative and I wanted to pass it on to all of you, even if you're 16 and still immortal, LOL
          Here's to a long life to everyone... cheers


        • Watched the youtube video - very interesting! Thanks for the link!
        • Great chop HS. It made it easy, I'll bet, that you didn't have to change Nancy at all
        • I wish there were more trophies in this contest to honor this one!
        • I wish I could do this kind of work and since I can't, I took a friends three year old daughters face and replaced pelosi's (small p), plus a little dog so it wouldn't scare her to much. I told them this was from one of the great artist from FN and I bow to you sir for your talent, even if you are not a king. My favorite and screen saver for this week. My personal congratulation.
        • Wow, my jaw went slack. Thanks HoHouse. I appreciate the kind words but truth is, you are one hellova chopper and FN is a far better place due to you creativity. You can do anything I can do. I have seen you do it LOL.
          Note to KIR- Funny you should say that. It didn't take much LOL But I changed her enough to probably tick her off LOL
        • Nice work Hitster. I simply amazed at the high quality and quantity of excellent entries in this contest!
        • Yeppers. I noticed that myself. Everybody got inspired. Was a great source
  • Whale Blowing House into the Air

    Whale Blowing House into the Air
        • I liked the idea and overlapping colors
        • Excellent chop, creative thinking. I wish the house was larger though
        • I like where you went with this.
          Mighty fine chop, Kratos
        • Nice job, Kratos!! We need 5th and 6th place trophies!
        • Nice coloring effects and concept Kratos!
        • Nice job Kratos. It looks like you are trying out different styles lately. Keep on choppin my friend!
        • Thanx for all my friends
          I tried something new but it's wasn't good
          but next time will be good I think
          thanx for all comments
  • Abandoned House in Forrest Fire

    Abandoned House in Forrest Fire
        • Nice job and I recognize that face Not sure if Arnold's fire-do is a healthy fashion trend though...hehe
        • very nice....but what is she doing to that candle?
        • i think perhaps she dropped the candle !

          [Edited by User on 5/18/2009 9:50:25 PM]
        • I like it. Nice distortion and ritch feel to the color. good work
        • Impressive!
          I like how you made the spherical perspective of the house.
          I think I know who's the model for fire princess!
        • Another beauty from Pree. Come on baby light my fire.
        • This was another great one in the contest.
        • Nice work Pree! This entry sure contrasts sharply with your other entry. I think it kinda shows the darker, mischievious side of Pree, whereas the other one is just plain delightful.
        • so nice work pree same all your designs I thought this will be the topic one
          keep going
  • Spooky Old House

    Spooky Old House
        • what Kellie said , love the Jason Voorhees warning sign.
        • I think it's really frightening ... Very good
        • Straight from the horror stories! Good job
        • This one is ready for a horror movie poster! Creeeeeeeepy!
        • You had some pretty good ones to compete against. Nice work!
        • Thanks guys. yeah some awesome ones in this comp
  • Dream Farm House

    Dream Farm House
        • Wow, enjoy the colors Might want to crop off the black line at the bottom.

          [Edited by User on 5/18/2009 10:05:47 AM]
        • Let me guess...?? You Love doing this;it shows.
  • Darkness Falls on House

    Darkness Falls on House
        • Nice day/night change colors are lovely, would make a most excellent desktop.
        • i think this is very pretty crip clean fresh look...
        • Coolness!
          Id' keep away from this place if I saw it at night though
  • House on the Cliff

    House on the Cliff
        • there's even a place to turn around. love it
        • cool, kinda reminds me of an elephant trunk.
        • Beautiful. The wonderful sense of fantasy
        • Kellie must be a search-bot from Sauris-07.
  • Happy Home

    Happy Home
        • this reminds me of a 'Little Golden Book' cover for some reason. love it
        • Oh, boy! Feminine touch feels here - fantastic work!
        • Round clouds coming out of the chimney is a cherry on top!
        • No question it was Pree LOL
        • lol i try not to comment,,lol but you guys knew!!..lol
        • Only one here with the giant heart to make this adorable house.
  • House on the Moon

    House on the Moon
        • What Kellie said. I am not sure if vertical stretch of the moon was needed though..
  • Abandoned House on Fire

    Abandoned House on Fire
        • Great fire work Mundo, I like the look of this, very authentic.
  • Abandoned House with a Ghost

    Abandoned House with a Ghost
  • Recently Sold House

    Recently Sold House
        • I'd buy it, no neighbours LoL

          Clean work.
        • Good one! Bet it has at least 2 mortgages on it.
  • Rainbow Dream House

    Rainbow Dream House
  • House in a Snow globe

    House in a Snow globe
  • House Before the Tsunami

    House Before the Tsunami
        • But why the freaking planet. We already put them in every freaking sky we can lay our hands on, now not putting it everywhere else too!
        • Reminds me point Break movie! Good job.
          LOL Jere!
  • Haunted House at Night

    Haunted House at Night
        • Spooky! I think I can hear the thunderbolts just by looking at this chop!
  • House on Stilts over River

    House on Stilts over River
  • Mountain Village

    Mountain Village
        • I like the wavy path you created, but the light at the end of it is very distracting for me. I think if you had made it dark the whole piece would come together, but now it feels too messy for me.

          The car is great and so is the house above it.

          [Edited by User on 5/19/2009 1:03:18 PM]
  • Forrest Motel

    Forrest Motel
        • I like this one, some odd light on the road though especially to the right. love the mood you've set here.
        • thank you! this is my first entry here, and i wasn't sure if subtle and dark would work.
        • Reminds me some horror stories - that's how they start - you drive somewhere and decide to stop for a night at some motel
  • Moving House

    Moving House
  • House by the Lake in Fall

    House by the Lake in Fall
        • The house looks just a bit too green for the scenery - otherwise a perfect fit.
        • Ahh the cottage ... wish I was there
        • The great reflection work is what sells this image for me. Good one!
  • Redneck House in the Country

    Redneck House in the Country
        • Quality composition - gives a special mood.
          I like the chosen color pattern here
  • House in Rose Bowl Parade

    House in Rose Bowl Parade
  • House Reflection in Lake

    House Reflection in Lake
        • The reflection looks like a totally different house (windows and door don't match)? The old house itself looks great in that picture though. Good choice.
        • ...maybe the house is "reflecting" on times gone by...better days.
        • This REALLY looks GOOD in big. I just got around to viewing the entries in this contest (didn't vote) and I would have given this one high marks.

          Different reflection? Past versus present. Or present versus past.

          Could be a ghost house and you don't know which one is 'real' and which one is the ghost.
  • Floating House

    Floating House
        • Pretty cool. I'd lower the contrast and increase brightness on the dirt part of the floating house piece
  • House with Punk

    House with Punk
        • Pretty cool, love the vivid colors. The kid and the dog may need some shadows though.
  • House on the Prairie

    House on the Prairie
        • that's a big wolf and cat, or maybe a little house.

          [Edited by User on 5/17/2009 11:14:48 PM]
        • Quality work. Werewolves can get pretty big, Jerry
  • House on the Hill

    House on the Hill
        • Awesome. I would only smuch the smoke a little.
        • I'd hate bringing the groceries home

          Clever idea.
  • Scary House in the Green Mist

    Scary House in the Green Mist
        • good atmosphere. Smokey and misty. Like how you played with the lights.
        • I am with Jere.
          Makes me think of horror version of the Matrix, lol!
  • Abandoned House with Ghost For Sale

    Abandoned House with Ghost For Sale
  • Waterfront Properly For Sale

    Waterfront Properly For Sale
        • LOL, Freaking News is the official real estate agent!
          Good one
        • So many great entry's in this contest and I really like this one for imagination.
  • Abandoned Houseboat on River

    Abandoned Houseboat on River
  • House at the End of the Rainbow

    House at the End of the Rainbow
  • House Reflection in Eye

    House Reflection in Eye
  • House on the Sand at Beach

    House on the Sand at Beach
        • and windows....and curtains...ha...

          [Edited by User on 5/16/2009 7:02:01 PM]
        • The composition has a merit, but the masking on the house could use some improvement
  • Island House

    Island House
        • Welcome to Freaking News

          Please take note for future submissions that the the minimum required size for an entry is 300 pixels x 400 pixels or 120,000 sq. pixels.

          More here: What cannot be used in an entry?

          Happy choppin'...
        • it took me a few times to figure it out,
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