Heavy Load.
Heavy Load.
Heavy Load.. Member reactions:
Congrats on the win, very good idea on this one.
Congrats on the win. This was my favorite.

Funny Man Drowning in Heavy Rain

Man Drowning in Heavy Rain
Northeast deals with storm bringing rains, wind, flooding threat, snow accumulations inland
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Yep. Scary. Taking a stroll out near your pool after dark....Be afraid, very afraid.
If you look it from the right angle it looks as if he is coming up out of the ground.

Funny Heavy Burden

Heavy Burden
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hahahaha, the look on his face is priceless...well done..ol
Can you imagine a world without men. lots of happy fat women
Somebody help the little fellow Good job done

Funny Heavy Metal Rabbit

Heavy Metal Rabbit
Stocks
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New bassist for the KISS. very nice work
Love the background, love the guitar. This is one cool Bunny.
Great. Thanks for including the stocks. It helps me learn.
ol, badass bunny indeed, yet he's cute at the same time. I love that confused look on his face.
Congrats Sunshine, should have finished higher.
A fine chop. Worthy of wood. DeadDog brings up a point that deserves examination only because per voting guidelines, I am not sure it's true. "Should have scorred higher" Aesthetically I agree 100%. But aesthetics are but a percent of what we judge in these things. I'll be blunt. "Should have done more work" The top three have no less than 16 sources and by my count at least 20 layers Minimun. Clearly a lot of time went in and dues were paid. My entry alone took about 7-8 hrs. As striking a chop as Sunshin produced, it does not match the intensive hours represented by the other top chops. So, I can blow smoke up sunshin's drawers or show the greatest kindness and say work harder. Rely less on the brilliance of source art and more on your own brilliance in art full composition and compilation. That applies to us all. So, I think the voting was pretty good this time. I missed a call or two but think people are paying closer attention and voting with a more professional eye. A lot of the big guns have stepped away for a bit and in doing so has forced many of you to step in and run for the gold. The quality is fast rising and a bunch of you are impressing the ---out of me, Sunshin here for one. Always remember that one little advice you first read when you come here about spending an extra ten or 15 min can mean the difference between winning or loosing. We'll it takes more than 15 mins these days as the talent has grown considerably since that was written. But the principle is sound. Put in the time and genius that you have in such abundance. Then add a little extra for the cherry on top.
Thank you so much guys for the congrats and Hit thanks a lot for the tips you know I spend doing this 1 hour maximum 2 I know I should use more resources but I didn't have to much time to spend on photoshop so I made a quick work just to take my chance and to exercise my skills I know my main problem is to use more stocks and to put some extra effects I will try to do some changes in this way and to improve my works. At least I enjoy a lot spending my time in photoshop and create and maybe one day I will have truly professional skills but as a self-taught I know this will take me lots of time. Thank you so much I appreciate a lot your help.
hey that's really surprised me sunny .. that's your best work yet .. just need more few sources to get higher score congrats on the woody and keep going my friend
Great Job Do slightly disagree with Hit's comments however. A zillion sources and lots of hours doesn't always mean extra points on a chop. At the end of the day, how a chop looks - composition wise, is it clean, what skills have been employed, is it a clever idea etc can make a chop do equally well with only a few sources.
Sunshin, you are doing excellent and are really improving. Once in a while I jump up on the soap box and rant on issues I feel need our attention. It's my playground too and thus scream if there is poop in the sand box, even if it was mine Well Mac, you make a point but there are legions of choppers here, you included, that have labored intensively for hours upon hours only to loose to a 20 minute head swap thought cleanly done. To be fair, you can't just vote the pretty factor. You have to factor in all voting criteria. I know you do but I want to make that very clear. Pretty is a fraction of the vote consideration Personally, if I spend all day making you dinner I expect a hearty well done even if it taste like blap... For the effort you know. So it is with chops. The point is, I don't have to win, I just want the correct acknowledgement for the correct ammount of effort, just like all of ya'll. I'm no different. So, if somebody clearly has 5- 10-15 hours in to a chop, a 5.5 or 6.2 or some such is just outright rude, invaladative, a terrible insult and should be scolded. FN is sooo much better than it was in what you guys call the good old days. Frankly, I look back at those score averages and I don't think I would have hung around. It was viscious voting to the point of insult sometimes. So, don't get me wrong, I am pretty happy to see folks being respectful and voting a much higher curve these days. Just stressing to vote for the right reasons. Effort time and skillfull manips should be a large part of the grade. However there is something quite inspiring about the chop that only took 20 mins, 2 sources and turned out to be a masterpiece. I call that, skill forced luck Cheers
Hitspinner you put the right point on it, is true effort should be awarded I wish I could spend 7-9 hours on a chop but I still don't have skills for that or maybe I am too lazy or maybe I don't have vision don't know. My best thing is that I make chops looks pretty but that don't weight too much because are simple chops most of the time. Indeed the voting many times aren't very right but is about the taste of the voters finally the concept, the idea had the biggest weight because I saw great ideas wining but made with some mistakes indeed minor and good works losing because of being less freak as concept. So all we have to do is making the most freaking chops Kratos, Macwithfries thank you so much
For those who care, remember, we are not all playing with the latest technology and gads of filters. My 2 programs are old and very limiting and everything I have to lift is literally done by hand, no topaz masking 3 for me.
A lot of us use small programs, DD I use ARCSoft Photoexpression that came with a camera I bought in 1996 I think. I just got a new computer that is large enough to handle photoshop, just need to and set aside some $$ and a little patience to buy and learn CS5. I have a couple of plug-ins that are loaded in a crippled version of CS 2 that only work part of the time hahahah. So I fully understand the struggle.
Hitspinner you put the right point on it, is true effort should be awarded I wish I could spend 7-9 hours on a chop but I still don't have skills for that or maybe I am too lazy or maybe I don't have vision don't know. My best thing is that I make chops looks pretty but that don't weight too much because are simple chops most of the time. Indeed the voting many times aren't very right but is about the taste of the voters finally the concept, the idea had the biggest weight because I saw great ideas wining but made with some mistakes indeed minor and good works losing because of being less freak as concept. So all we have to do is making the most freaking chops Kratos, Macwithfries thank you so much ========================================= I agree with that. We all have our individual tastes in art. Anytime you have a contest arena like this you are going to get clashes of artistic opinion and man, that is a great thing because it keeps us all thinking and keeps it fresh. I stress, perhaps too much, to just vote per the guidelines Vlad laid out, no more, no less. I think The voting system here is freaking remarkable, very workable, but as long as eveyone remains on the same page of rules. That's how you standardize stuff and keep organizational stuff on track. 7+ hours on chops is the exception, not the rule for most. From what I have gathered talking to many choppers 1-2 hours is an average. I think the concept and how you want to express it should govern how much time you spen on a piece. I think if your idea is good, it deserves whatever time it takes. That is the measure I use.
How about letting people vote "how they" interpret the voting guidelines, as everyone is different. Just remember, if a chef spends 8 hours making what he thinks is an awesome meal, he will still have customers returning their food or walking out if it comes out inedible. Hours of work on a chop shouldn't come into it. I vote on what I SEE.....not on how many hours I'm told it took to make.
DD I use Photoshop CS3 and I admit I use too topaz but I don't think it matters too much if somebody don't know to do at least good basic chops, my weak point as technology is that I had an old pc from 1000 mb ram speed the program use almost half so it sucks sometimes. Hitspinner I understand the voting guidelines but as you know for a 7 it is said 'It's much better than average, great idea and execution' not saying about how many sources and time just to look better than average and to be a good concept, it matters too how skilled are the entrants so...it matters to many reasons. Yes I admit the voting system is great, sometimes happens a bit of unfair voting but that's it nothing is perfect but I believe too the voting sistem is good and it is reflected on karma so it's doubled secured. I rely on my intuition when I vote and it seems to be fine because most of the time I have a good karma. Mac I agree with you I saw it matters a lot the taste of the voters maybe more than anything.
spinner Maybe we should all go in on the latest everything and get a group discount.

Funny Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal
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Sources would have made it easier to vote on this.
I agree with Kellie, this is an awsome image, I think I would like the poster

Funny Ozzy Osbourne the God Of Heavy Metal

Ozzy Osbourne the God Of Heavy Metal
If you can identify all the Rock Legends in this chop, you are probably almost as old as Ozzie . I hope you like this one. I really fell in love with it.
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Brilliant overall, but Alice Cooper is an absolute gem here.
i agree with newsy and Alice coopers face,,haha congratulations
Mick is my fave. Great job. Congrats Tarkus.
Silver congrats, Tarkus. You should sell it as a poster - you'll become a millionaire
thanks guys. I'll forward it to Ozzie. Maybe he likes it too.
Hi ... I am amazed .. Excellent and very Awesome job .... Ozzie would love it ... Jimmy, Janis, Mick, Hendrix, Hendricks and Janis Just blow me away, Yes I am as old ... Great Job ... Thank You Tarkus .. My first comment also
Hi Tarkus, I would like to use this in a hard rock book, what kind of credits can I write . Thank you.

Funny Donkey Pulling a Heavy Cart

Donkey Pulling a Heavy Cart
Recreating an over emailed image.
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Thanks for all your kind comments and for the silver. Just need a gold now to complete the set.

Funny the new uniforms look a little heavy!

the new uniforms look a little heavy!

Funny Woman Walking in Heavy Flooding Rain

Woman Walking in Heavy Flooding Rain
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not bad. And I'm glad you think it's awesome yourself
This cold be improved with a more defined line at the water level. I don't think water blurs like that..otherwise, I like it
maybe some reflections in the water might help the awesomeness.
Liltim and author conversation. Pretty cool work, but I'd make the water edges sharper, and add some reflections (what M.U.D. said)

Funny He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
please excuse my brother, villain. He has issues.
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nice but the "R" word is bad.... but very nice
No, retarded is fine. The word you're thinking of is "retard". That word is a derogatory term. Retarded simply means that some part of their development was...well...retarded. If that's seriously why this entry is getting lower votes than any other entry I've ever put forth, then all I can say is that is retarded. PS - niggardly is also a fine word that has nothing to do with the derogatory term for black people. English, people - learn it. (unless you don't speak English in your life, then don't worry about it)
if your entry gets a lower score, that's because us 'retards' out here understand that each vote counts ONE, and is equal to all the others cast, no matter the voter's IQ. Cheers, and good luck.
Um...I hate to break this to you, but there is a karma system here, and that system weighs one's vote higher or lower, depending on the number score of the voter. So, each vote counts at varying levels, depending on the voter's karma. Also, it's easier to ensure your karma raises/max's out if you understand how it's calculated. The ability to understand that will increase with one's intelligence quotient. So, not only does NO VOTE count as ONE here, but THE HIGHER ONE'S IQ IS, THE MORE THEIR VOTE WOULD COUNT FOR (statistically speaking, and on average) And, you're the kind of person who would get offended by the word, "retarded". Given that, I'm rooting for this to be in last place. Please, even if you like this, give it a bad score. Your low vote is much appreciated. Thank you.
Hidden , are you on any form of medication by chance ...

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