A neighbor of mine recently had a huge Oak tree delivered, using a massive, 90 ton crane to lift it over his house. Everyone on the block came to see this spectacle. I, of course, am now making fun of it. Bud is a retired fire chief from a nearby community with a great sense of humor. He told us we'd get free donuts for coming to the event and all he had for us was a tiny box of mini-donuts. Member reactions:
So, you live in a great neighborhood for your purposes, I surmise. Everybody is Nuts.
Yes, we are all crazy. That is what makes it so much fun.
Great story. I would demand a ride on his tire swing if you win. Love the art work too.
He's got a huge backyard and I wanted him to put in a baseball batting cage...but he wouldn't listen.
Came here for the chop, stayed for the story, hahaha. Both are great
Congrats on the gold, Paulster. Part of the winnings go to the charity donut club for your neighborhood
Thanks, everyone. I'll make the donation in your name, Newsy.
Thanks, Gummy, hidreley, Elegary and its40here.
Congrats on the gold, Doc. That makes 201 and put you in the #2 rank over a guy many feel is one the greatest choppers that ever lived. That would be Funkwood. You still have quite a way to catch AZRainman but best of luck. Well done
Thanks, Tim. Don't think I'll live long enough to pass az. .
Congratulations. Your neighbor must have gotten a chuckle from your efforts.
There's a sneak peek in my town tomorrow at midnight. Can't wait.
oh... i see.. you put a bottle in his hand... and slighty tweaked the text from the original... not bad
HAHA, ya, thats a promo wallpaper with text change and its 2nd ... can I change the text on it to win next weeks freakshow. hehe
It is a little bit more than a simple text change as the background has to be cloned to cover the existing text of the original. Considering the gradient differences on the original, the entrant handled it quite well. Just a small clone stamp in the bottom left area remains though. Perhaps just a slight darkening or shadow on the lower-right side of the bottle in the palm. Otherwise, nice work.
Thanks cOOp, good eye, I think I fixed it.
Congrats Jerry. Nice work. You are on a roll lately. I agree with c00p... not just a quick text change...try to recreate it yourself, sid.
Thanks everyone. This was a fun contest. I had like 8 entries. And I did them all while drinking Miller Lite.
sorry to burst ya bubble guys but i agree with sid... clone stamping a little text isn't very much work.. and the there are no gradient differences to the original i'm looking at both of at right now... congratz on the win but.. i think ya getting ya votes for someone's existing work all the hard stuff was already done.. but.. not saying you've done anything wrong.. just not sure its worth 2nd in my book..
"there are no gradient differences to the original" Thanks acebounce, it isn't easy matching gradient. I don't even know what you are talking about noob. I changed the writing, put a beer in his hand and added a Batman logo. Obvious much. I doubt you "bursted any bubbles". For my Spiderman entry I put a beer in his hand put a spider on the beer and added a logo and it did quite well too, why didn't you harp on that one. The winner is in the idea. I actually spent the most time on my Tomb Raider entry and my Vintage Ad entry. And by the way, before you go slamming peoples work you may want to become a little better yourself. When you win something you can talk. Until then....
Congrats Jerry Nice job on getting the words to match those of original poster style. Fonts and logos, all: If it's so easy to make fancy logos, how come so few do it. Look through prior entries and find out how many actually can do more than simple text with a drop shadow.
acebounce: A slight misunderstanding of what I meant by 'gradient differences'. The original image was composed of various gradients with added filters. This is what I meant by 'gradient differences'. The entrant was able to duplicate these differences to mask out the existing text and did it in a manner which made the finished image a quality entry. Regardless of whether an entrant creates their submission entirely from scratch or augments and/or manipulates an existing image, they are judged fairly on their final submission. In this case, the submission didn't deserve your vote of '1'.
Well said coop. Why didn't you enter this one Rainman. I have so many fonts it's irritating. Sometimes I have to browse through fonts for an hour to find the right one. But this isn't all font, I manipulated it a slight bit... and hand colored it. Thanks everyone again for the cool comments.
Dont get me wrong, i love this peice, and the work on the text... its a great peice, just thought a graphic artis put a lot of work into the original to make the sweet backing source
Congratulations on your first silver, Jer. I wish to say to acebounce and SidKain - it's the idea that wins most of the time. I agree this entry did not take as much work as Jer's Vintage Bud Ad and Tomb Raider entries, but just like great inventions, entries with great ideas tend to win.
AArrrgghhh. I keep missing the vote times these days - would have liked to have voted on more of these, top entry jerry
Excellent job and idea on this one Jerry, congrats on the Silver..