Oversized Snowman

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/24/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 2/26/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
Oversized Snowman
Contest Directions: Create images of oversized snowman / snowwoman, or any large snow sculptures.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/24/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 2/26/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
17 pictures
  • Snowman

    Snowman
        • Told you I'd be back. Where's my snow queen?
        • What happens in the summer? Nice entry!
        • great job, he really looks like he belongs on that building.
        • Great job integrating Snow Kone onto the building. I really like this one.
  • Godzilla

    Godzilla
        • OH Crap not again..we just REp-TILED the whole house!
        • This is the LAST time anyone steals my parking spot after I shovel it out.
        • Taco Bell Dog: "I think I need a bigger box"
        • Is it just me, or does his tail turn into a thumb???

          (Great Chop!)
        • Great job. The edges need to be a bit softer though.

        • On 2/26/2006 2:34:25 AM, AfroeJoe said:

          Flame...isn't...working...



          Very funny!
  • Snowman of Liberty

    Snowman of Liberty
        • Give me your tired, your frost-bitten, your frozen popsicles, yearning to breathe ice!
        • I bring you liberty! Untill spring that is...
        • cause I'm the torchman..

          yeah I'm the torchman...

          not taxman (beatles)
        • HA! they said it would be a hot job and I listened ~sigh~
        • Quick - shoot a missle at it - there might be WMD's inside
        • And I'm a jolly cold fellow...

          [Edited by Moderator on 12/8/2014 12:17:24 AM]
  • Snowman

    Snowman
        • The cars driving in the other direction didn't figure out yet, that that hole on the other side of the snowman wasn't a tunnel.
        • Thats Snow tunnel I would want to drive thru...
        • Yeah, just head towards the giant snowman... you can't miss him.
        • Snowman: I have a tunnel ache.

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2006 8:48:26 PM]
        • He does look quite displeased about being an overpass....

          Nice blending. Quality chop!
        • Love it. Could you get rid of the fog at the sides of the bottom?
        • nice job holy crap if I saw that and I was driving I would crap my pants and make a full u -turn in my lane. Holy crap thats scry.
  • Snowy road

    Snowy road
        • It doesn't look like snow, it looks like silver or something. If it looked like snow I would give a much better rating because it is otherwise very good.
        • I'm sorry, but it doesn't resemble snow or ice, it looks like an aluminum or cast metal sculpture.
        • Great entry, but I agree with Baimoo and Reg, that the texture does not look like snow
        • I-CY a dead head hungover and barely holding his own ....
        • Beautiful work on turning it to icey. What people (I think) are talking about is the crispness of the lines. Snowmen (snowsculptures) have much less defined lines. so going over your edges with a bit of blur and a bit of smudge would make this brilliant entry perfect.

          (Still a damn fine chop!)
        • Great entry but it does look less like snow and more like metal, or ice (especially on the lower arm on our left)?

          Source pics?
        • I agree with the metalic appearance, otherwise great.
  • Snow Bridge

    Snow Bridge
        • looks great! and the statue next to the bridge is awesome too.
        • Won't Mom be surprised to see what we did with her flower bed
        • This one is clean, almost need to see sources to see what was actually chopped.
        • Nice snow work, but what's up with the girls?
        • Very good chop. The ladies are a bit strange, maybe a bit too much blur? Excellent job none-the-less!!

        • On 2/26/2006 12:45:00 AM, midian said:

          This one is clean, almost need to see sources to see what was actually chopped.

          Four source images were used:
          (1) bridge and foreground
          (2) trees and background
          (3) Cat in Hat sculpture
          (4) young ladies and shadows
          Color and tone adjustments were required on all four

        • On 2/26/2006 2:30:49 AM, hygglobert said:

          Nice snow work, but what's up with the girls?

          Girls added to give illusion of dimension and impression that they may be admiring the Cat in Hat sculpture.
  • Downtown Snowman

    Downtown Snowman
        • I looked out the window and what did I see? The Channel 7 newscopter, spying some big snowman!
        • Beautiful!


          (I may have thrown a shadow on the snowman cast from the helicopter just to accent the scale, but just an idea, may not have worked at all...)
  • Alaska Dome

    Alaska Dome
        • I need to go to the bathroom does this thing have an Ig-LOO?
        • What happens in the ice-dome, stays in the ice dome.
        • They were domed fromt he very beginning.
        • Wheeeeeee...splat! Missed the hole again
        • Great idea but the hole is kind of out of place. It may need a darker source pic.
        • they're holding the superbowl there next year
  • Frosty

    Frosty
        • the tail of Frosty the snowman is so Universal
        • Very artistic presentation.

          Well done!
  • Snowman

    Snowman
        • Stranded on a snowbar..

          not Jimmy buffett
        • And I am a rock..I am an island...a snow rock!
        • Very realistic for a 7 mile high snowman, well done!

          (Excellent sourcepic by the way.)
  • Snow

    Snow
        • Hands look a bit flat, otherwise very nice entry.
        • Hey.. hey.. hey... hey... get off of my cloud!

          Stones
        • Good job with the snowman but I think the arms detract from the rest of your effort. Love the reflection.
  • Sad

    Sad
        • Gives new meaning to "the dark side of the moon"
        • After he slammed into Jupiter, he wasn't welcome to play on earth anymore.
        • Aw, c'mon. I promise I'll be good from now on. Please let me back.
        • A bit far from the directions but I still like it.
  • Mt Rushmore

    Mt Rushmore
        • News flash..

          there's a "storm" of controversy regarding a COVER UP involving our first president
        • Even after he died, Washington still enjoyed wearing a carnival mask.
  • big snowman

    big snowman
        • He was gonna shoot me so I got my shot in first
        • Kind of copying the idea of the entry called "hmmm...", only it's like an "after" picture, lol. Anyway, the pee is too yellow, to look like it is actually pee it has to be lighter (as it would look if it were actual pee in snow).
        • lol, very funny, but I agree the pee is too yellow. it looks more like hunny.
        • Watch out where the huskies go...don't you eat that yellow snow..

        • On 2/25/2006 8:31:44 PM, Baimoo said:

          Kind of copying the idea of the entry called "hmmm...", only it's like an "after" picture, lol.



          It is not a copy, but completely different, in my opinion.
          In any case, nobody has a corner on an idea here.

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2006 10:08:03 PM]
        • I love it...What other website can you go to to discuss the proper color of pee. Good job with the pic...the brightness is good for all of the source images. One problem that I have is that if this pic was real, the dog would be smiling


          On 2/25/2006 8:31:44 PM, Baimoo said:

          Kind of copying the idea of the entry called "hmmm...", only it's like an "after" picture, lol. Anyway, the pee is too yellow, to look like it is actually pee it has to be lighter (as it would look if it were actual pee in snow).

  • Ice age

    Ice age
        • nice work, it's like the ice age all over again

          edit: typo

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2006 9:31:04 PM]
        • Its a cold world after all...

          its a cold world after all...

          its a cold world after all its a cold...cold...world.
        • The snow looks a bit yellow. Good job but I don't think I would be eating ANY of the snow here.

        • On 2/26/2006 3:12:13 AM, nielsdb said:

          The snow looks a bit yellow. Good job but I don't think I would be eating ANY of the snow here.


          I think you may need a new monitor everyone I showed it to saw no yellow.
  • Dog

    Dog
        • ... on me kid and Ur-ine alot of trouble
        • goof

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2006 12:19:05 AM]

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2006 12:19:23 AM]
        • Very funny, but I have made snowmen than big, I think it should have been bigger as per the contest directions. Also the shadows are too big.
        • Thanks baimoo. The shadows are original to the image...and the snowman is twice the size it was in the original.
        • I'd like to pet you little doggie, but I don't have any arms.
  • Houston

    Houston
        • "Hey snowy, what you doing?"
          "Just hanging around..."
        • The snowman, my friend, is blowing in the wind.
        • Great idea. I think the arms detract from it.
17 image entries
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