I think this was one of the best in the contest. Expected it to score higher. Not only this is a very clever composition, it shows masterful light and shadow work to bring all the sources in harmony here. The only thing I would change is give the soldier a light colored gloves as the dark ones are not visible enough on the dark background
Thank you, Newsy. I agree his gloves kind of got lost. Perhaps my image would have done better if I snuck Obama in there somewhere haha.
I agree with NewsMaster on this one. And the fire is just absolutely perfect
Clever satirical chop. Monica's face's brightness and contrast may need to be adjusted though.
Perhaps -- in my imagination, she is sitting in the yellow stain of light so her face is brighter and Clinton is shrouded in darkness.
If she's sitting the light, her contrast should be increased. Even if it's a very bright light, it can't make her eyes, eyebrows and lips so low in contrast. Same issue with her hair. Great chop overall, the Monica's head part takes away from it, in my humble opinion.
There is always a puppeteer behind. Great idea. I would also suggest to reduce Hillary's head inclination.
I'm in shock. Had a horrible day, this helps a lot. As for Hillary's inclination …. (pun intended) I needed her eyes to be looking a Monica and it was an existing photo, except I changed her expression to make it more aggressive. I'm not sure how to approach making the eyes look farther down -- it seems more to do with the tilt of the head … which is why her head is inclined that much. Anyway. Happy, especially to come in third behind the old guys. -- said with affection, you two..
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OH, I came back to say I took the advice above and made Monica's face more contrasty and a bit more saturated, also checked where Hillary's eyes went and realized I'd moved things after I last checked and the tilt was WRONG. So thanks for all the advice. It's perfect now … but I still got 3rd place..
Congrats on the bronze, Icy. Minica's head was a touch case in this chop, but I adore how you chopped the evil Hillary here.
The dress on this woman was time consuming since I put in so many lines. I knew it was going to take time but I liked my reference photograph and so I decided to do it, even though the dress would be time-consuming and tedious work. digital art Member reactions:
Check with Newsfirst as he has a program that makes laying in layer patterns easy. I think you can find it in tutorials in the forums section. Might make life easier. Cool chop, I appreciate the work.
This Monday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. The photo for today's contest comes from The White House celebration of Diwali, the five day Hindu festival.
Photoshop this photo of Bollywood dance (photo credit: US Government work) any way you wish. This group dance took place in the State Dining Room of the White House, on November 5, 2013.
This Saturday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of the dancing girl in the Children's Dance Contest in Maracaibo, Venezuela any way you wish (image credit: Wilfredor). Some examples are - re-dress the dancing girl or the spectators, make her dance at some unusual places. These are just some ideas.
Special kind of dog training craze has been popular in the US last couple of years - it is dog dancing classes. Professional dog trainers will teach your canine friend the art of hip-hop dance, polka, or disco.
It's all good but why only dogs are trained to dance? What about cats that greatly outnumber dogs as pets... Can cats be trained to dance?
Photoshop any animals dancing any kind of dance. Some examples are: cats dancing tango, monkeys doing break dance, Saturday Night Fever for bugs dancing disco...
Photoshop this image of dancing kids (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-dressing these dancing kids, making the kids perform other stunts, using this dancing kids image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
This is an Apprentice Contest. You are eligible to enter this contest if you have less than 5 golden trophies at Freaking News.
You have 7 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
Mandy Lackey for providing the source photo.
This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this modern dance image (photo credit Vase Petrovski) any way you wish. Some examples are - making the modern dancer perform stunts, putting this modern dancer into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.