If Groundhogs Ruled

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/31/2016 04:00
  • Ended: 2/3/2016 17:05
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
If Groundhogs Ruled
Contest Directions: February 2 is Groundhog Day celebrated in the USA and Canada. It is believed that on this day, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, the winter will continue for six more weeks; otherwise the winter will end soon. The National Climatic Data Center studied the statistics of such Groundhog Day predictions, and reported that the prediction accuracy rate is around 39%. Which is still higher than for most weather forecasters.
Show how life would be different if groundhogs ruled the world.
Many thanks to crusader234 for the themepost.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/31/2016 04:00
    • Ended: 2/3/2016 17:05
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
14 pictures
  • Groundhog General in an Army Tank

    Groundhog General in an Army Tank
        • Congrats on the gold Hit,knew this one was a winner

          [Edited by User on 2/3/2016 6:25:27 PM]
        • TY much LC. It was actually figurines I used as sources and created the sepia with a back layer of gold sun burst and gray clouds layer made transparent 15%. Chopping 101 essentially. Thanks Bob and Andrew.
  • Groundhog on February 2nd Watching TV

    Groundhog on February 2nd Watching TV
        • Beauty. High marks. Congrats on the Silver LC
  • Groundhog Phil The Ripper

    Groundhog Phil The Ripper
        • The eye and the teeth really make this character!
        • Congrads on the Bronze Cup,U have come along way, UR best yet, me favorite one.
        • Thanks Nanny,Steve,NewsMaster and Ho.I appreciate it Duane,it's been a long process to winning cups.I just keep plugging along and trying different styles out.Some work,some not so much
        • Great chop Andwhat. You are really coming along! I clearly see you are trying your A55 off. That is the game, keep throwing stuff out in different styles and see what sticks. I have found about 5 styles now out of thousands of these things that seem to have good general appeal. It really is a long process. This chop is excellent. One or two technical things would have made is impossible to beat. So at the risk of turning you into a major cup grabber, here is a little golden tip. The main trick is in finishing the fur edges. This can be done by setting the brush size to 2, and strength to 100. Then carefully pull on the fur, staggering various lengths all around the edge of the merged image. Note it is important to do this as a last step once you have merged layers. This is a major technical technique that will seriously change the entire believability of animal chops.. Also works on human hair. Anyway, you look like you are ready to take the next leap, so there -tis my dear. Have fun with it.. I sure do. Congrats on the bronzie and a darn good chopping.. Cheers
        • Thanks for the advice Hits,I've always looked up to you as an inspiration.Your work is so excellent,creative mind bending awesome .I know there are things I need to work on,like fur and hair as you suggested.I am gonna still experiment and see if I can improve with different techniques.Its been a hit or miss for me,I am not consistent,I think I have a way to go with that.Anyways thank you,Wanderer and Bob.
        • TY Andwhat. The better we get the more responsibility we have to help others along. That is what I admired about Rain and Funk the most. Ohhh we all have a ways to go. I have been surfing around Deviant and my jaw hangs slack. It is humbling to see the sort of talent coming up in ranks. I study these artists with a degree of abject awe. I feel like an imposter sometimes. Best lessons is eating humble pie and accepting we will forever be students. That is the way I see it anyway. Perhaps, never being truly 100% satisfied is a guarantee we will attain master skills in time because we keep pushing higher and higher. Anyway, there are so many choppers here that have paid their dues, I eagerly anticipate a new wave of Super choppers. It seems to run in cycles that way. Cheers, young lady
        • Phil strikes again. Nice work---a worthy winner.
  • Harley Davidson Sale for Groundhogs

    Harley Davidson Sale for Groundhogs
        • This is just like one of those little stop animation sets hahahahah. Fine job Andrew!!! Congrats on the wood!
        • Thank you, HoHouse, AndWhat and Hitspinner.
  • Groundhogs at McDonald's

    Groundhogs at McDonald's
        • Top 5 congrats Duane,funny chop

          [Edited by User on 2/3/2016 6:31:30 PM]
        • Movin on up^^^^^^ Top 5 HH. Congrats mate.
  • Groundhog Fire Deptartment Attending a House Fire

    Groundhog Fire Deptartment Attending a House Fire
  • Groundhog Boating in a Desert

    Groundhog Boating in a Desert
  • Groundhog Eating KFC

    Groundhog Eating KFC
  • Groundhog Democratic Debate

    Groundhog Democratic Debate
  • Groundhogs in a Bar

    Groundhogs in a Bar
  • Groundhog Surfing

    Groundhog Surfing
  • Groundhog Trump at His Election Headquarters

    Groundhog Trump at His Election Headquarters
  • Groundhog President

    Groundhog President
        • You chopped the ground hog so much he looks like a weasel. Next time forget the neck and just put a large head. This works with most animals, try looking at past winners work for a guide.
  • Groundhogs Wearing Hats

    Groundhogs Wearing Hats
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