Guard in Athens

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/1/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 8/5/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 18
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Guard in Athens
Contest Directions: Photoshop this guard in Athens image (CLICK HERE to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up the guard in Athens, putting the guard in Athens into some new environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Pαl Csonka and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/1/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 8/5/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 18
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
18 pictures
  • Athens Guard in a Bee Suit

    Athens Guard in a Bee Suit
        • hehe, this isnt a KB peice nor good enough to be a KB work, but it is a tribute to the coolest superhero of a freakshow ever
        • Super Abilities include being able to sleep incredibly long hours through any amount of noise and wields a gun that shoots limp bee stingers, potentially bruising victims
        • A fitting tribute.
          Hope Mr. KB doesn't swoon or have a case of the vapors when he sees this.
          You done good, you done real good!
        • Congratulations, Sid, Bee will be so pleased too!
        • haha ty ty, glad the tribute was worthy
        • LOL, I missed the voting for this contest...too bad...congrats on the win and making me chuckle...
        • Congrats Sid...LOL Funny, the Bee is everywhere.
  • Athens Guard Throws Out a Beggar

    Athens Guard Throws Out a Beggar
        • Hahaha, excellent idea!!!

          Good work with the motion blur - it might worth a try to add motion blur to the guard's kicking foot, too.
          The guard should look at the beggar I think. Now he's staring into nowhere... there a two points he might looking at:
          - the beggar's head
          - his kicking foot.
          The first point should be easy to realize - just lift / rotate the guard's head.
          She shape of the beggar's shadow on the ground looks good, but the colour should be like the other shadow.

          I would love seeing this fixed - the idea is fantastic. Good luck!
        • Those are some very good ideas, I will have a go thanks
        • Thanks again for the advice, I think it looks a lot better now.
        • Congratulations on the silver, John! Hilarious entry and a good trophy!
        • Thanks guys, and as always thanks for the great advice from everyone, I am very proud of all my medals and wouldnt have half of them without the help of other members here.
          thanks again
        • Congrats John Very inventive on how you used past contest for current one...well done.
  • Donlad Duck the Athens Guard

    Donlad Duck the Athens Guard
        • Nice, good work. Donald's expression fits well. Also nice work on the wall

          Pluto's shadow needs more work. It should look like the on from the guard (color, sharpness).
        • Congratulations on the bronze, Thermite! Definitely one of the best images in the show!
        • Congratulations! That first one on the shelf is the hardest!
        • Congrats Thermite Nice 3d fx in merging cartoons on a photo.
  • Ancient Tomb in Athens

    Ancient Tomb in Athens
  • Athens Guard in So You Think You Can Dance

    Athens Guard in So You Think You Can Dance
  • Three Soldiers in Athens

    Three Soldiers in Athens
        • Excellent idea but the men need to diminish in size with perspective too
        • It's supposed to be an optical illusion!
  • Palace Guard in Athens Under an Umbrella

    Palace Guard in Athens Under an Umbrella
  • Athens Guards Taking Over Buckingham Palace

    Athens Guards Taking Over Buckingham Palace
        • hehe, the guy on the lefts legs have gone beserk
        • I know looked odd before I chopped him but I liked it , Bit monty python with a skinny long looking leg lol.
  • Small Athens Guard

    Small Athens Guard
        • Cool, but the guy looks a bit vertically stretched
        • yes, notice that now. hope it΄s better now
  • Athens Guards do a Greek Tiger Dance

    Athens Guards do a Greek Tiger Dance
  • Athens Guard Drummer

    Athens Guard Drummer
  • Athens Guard Throwing a Fish Back in the Sea

    Athens Guard Throwing a Fish Back in the Sea
        • Really good chop just needs the feet grounding by masking and bringing some of the grass over his shoe.
        • Good edit he doesn't look like he's floating now!
  • Greek Army Training

    Greek Army Training
        • The concept is brilliant but I would add some shadows
  • Athens Guard Goose Stepping

    Athens Guard Goose Stepping
        • If you had the shadow facing the wrong way it would look more interesting
        • wow I bet this took a reaaallllyy long time...derp
  • Hotel Guard in Athens

    Hotel Guard in Athens
        • Should be view full to appreciate the work quality.
          The only thing I might suggest is backing off on the shadowing on the babe's feet.
  • Athens Guard in a Parade

    Athens Guard in a Parade
        • ROFWL, LOL, all that stuff!
          I guess there's an organization for everything.
          Who knew. The hidden author knew!

          [Edited by User on 8/5/2008 6:58:56 AM]
        • I got a gold star! I'm so proud you would think I won the Nobel Peace Prize. Thanks.
  • Athens Guard Playing Soccer

    Athens Guard Playing Soccer
  • Marching Athens Guards

    Marching Athens Guards
        • What drapsico said

          You will have additional shadows on any of the additional guards. Any would cause a shadow on the ground (the easier part), and the guard in front causes new shadows on his "neighbor" (the not so easy part) - like that one on his neighbor and so on.
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