Flying Horse

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/12/2010 11:10
  • Ended: 3/16/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 34
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Flying Horse
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Photoshop this flying horse image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are - changing the flying horse for some other flying objects, making the little boy perform some stunts, designing a poster with this flying horse image, putting the horse or the boy into some new environment, using this flying horse image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Joanna Margueritte and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/12/2010 11:10
    • Ended: 3/16/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 34
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
34 pictures
  • Wild Party Mess in the House

    Wild Party Mess in the House
  • Centaur Boy with Balloon

    Centaur Boy with Balloon
  • Little Boy Hanging on to Horse Tail

    Little Boy Hanging on to Horse Tail
  • Jockey on Balloon Horse

    Jockey on Balloon Horse
  • Boy and Balloon Drawing

    Boy and Balloon Drawing
  • Boy Being Blown Away By Wind

    Boy Being Blown Away By Wind
  • Little Boy's Alien Encounter

    Little Boy's Alien Encounter
  • Boy's First Horse Round-Up

    Boy's First Horse Round-Up
  • Boy with Horse Balloon Surreal Art

    Boy with Horse Balloon Surreal Art
  • Boy on Horse Balloon Anchored to Ground

    Boy on Horse Balloon Anchored to Ground
34 image entries
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