Friends at Sea

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/29/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 9/2/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 13
  • 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
Friends at Sea
Contest Directions: Photoshop this friends at sea image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up the friends at sea, placing them in 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 Sanja Gjenero and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/29/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 9/2/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 13
    • 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
13 pictures
  • People Swimming with Poseidon

    People Swimming with Poseidon
        • I like this, did you make the bubbles yourself? They add to the pic well.
        • Very nice work. I agree with Kellie, the bubbles bring this all together.
        • Great idea and nice blend of the source pic!
        • Its hard not hear dramatic music in your head when looking at this pic.
        • looks a bit cut n pastey to me.. good try though... cant beleive its sitting in 3rd at the moment.. lucky duckling
        • Very artistic - me likes. Bubbles are impressive indeed
        • Congrats kim, nice work. Has an airbrush art feel to it.
  • Plane Alerting Swimmers to Sharks

    Plane Alerting Swimmers to Sharks
        • Smart!
          I especially like how well you blended the shark in the foreground
        • never seen a sky writer write so exact!!! .. lol not bad..
        • Thankyou all, really enjoyed doing this one....
  • Swimmers at the Beach Waiting for a Big Wave

    Swimmers at the Beach Waiting for a Big Wave
        • Congrats again kim. Another fine work. I agree with newsy on the photo-realism.
        • Woo hoo, high roller big bucks, gold and bronze!! Nice job, congrats! well deserved.
  • People Leaping Out of a Skyscraper

    People Leaping Out of a Skyscraper
        • Alot of fine detail with the shattered glass, gr8 out of box thinking.
        • Congrats on the woody cryhavoc! creative idea!
  • Helicopter Air Rescue at the Beach

    Helicopter Air Rescue at the Beach
        • nice easy cut n paste.. and its bringing in 2nd... lol lucky you.... needs more blending too...
  • Human Sea Creature Hybrids Jumping in the Ocean

    Human Sea Creature Hybrids Jumping in the Ocean
        • Sweet, I like how you've even given them tails.
        • I love the added tails and how you made them semi-visible under water
  • Flying People Having a Friendly Game of Tag

    Flying People Having a Friendly Game of Tag
        • not sure that works... intresting concept though
        • Thanks, everyone, for the comments and compliments.

          That's why I'm in the Apprentice contests, ace. It would help if you let me know what I might have done to make this work better. Please view the full image, study it, and critique it for me.

          I can then take those helpful suggestions and improve on my art.
        • It's like a twisted aerial lightsabre battle. I like it. P.S. Take negative comments with a grain of salt. It's obvious to everyone on the site when someone is making negative comments with no grounds or critique. I would take it as a compliment. kinda like, "I'm jealous of your work, so I'll just say it sucks and hope others will follow and tank the scores." Happens to all of us at some point.

          [Edited by User on 9/3/2008 12:42:10 AM]
        • Thanks for the encouragement and advice, killer.

          I don't ever mind negative comments. I can usually tell when one is well-founded or said through spite.

          I just love creating art and learning new things, and would really appreciate a critique. I'm not looking for a pat on the back, but pointers on how to improve my skills.

          The tutorials on here are awesome. As a matter of fact, I used Keb's Color Correction on Face Swaps tut to help me make one of my current entries.

  • Upside Down Swimmers

    Upside Down Swimmers
        •'d look good framed & made into an Out of Bounds
        • Oh wow, good on you, you had a go & it looks to me better than original Hope you had fun with it.
        • Would be nice if you can explain further,
        • lose the white edge on the people.. maybe more of a broader picture frame, and... something about the shadows it looks very cardboard cut out.. maybe the darkness.. different for the picture than the people..
        • Nice Out of Bounds work. I'd make the shadows a bit lighter and lose the white frame from the figures. Makes my head spin though - still a good work!
  • Gangster Sets People in Concrete

    Gangster Sets People in Concrete
        • I see this and I think of the steam roller scene in 'A Fish Called Wanda'.
        • Your work could do with a little bit of tweaking, IMO your shadows are too sharp for the overcast day and the lighting on the mobsters body is incorrect and to quote another member it looks a little 'cut n pastey' to me, I think it is the little things your overlooking that prevent you getting the higher votes that you seem capable of.

          [Edited by User on 9/2/2008 3:40:49 PM]
  • People Jumping in the Water After Finding the Island

    People Jumping in the Water After Finding the Island
        • cut..... paste.... bam! lol... come on... in 4th at the moment.. lucky you
        • Nice composition. Juicy happy colors too. Me wants to go on vacation now!
  • Killer Whale Jumping Over Swimmers

    Killer Whale Jumping Over Swimmers
  • Jaws Stalking Swimmers

    Jaws Stalking Swimmers
        • Nice concept but it's be great to show their underwater parts too... unless the shark chewed them off already
  • People Caught in a Lava Flow

    People Caught in a Lava Flow
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