i thought it was a funkwood. awesome art, mr splat. love the melancholic feel.
Thanks Eric, Sulli, Balo, Doc, Jere, Gummmy, and Lu. Thanks everyone for all the great comments and High votes. One grrreat compliment Jere. I'm certain I was heavily influenced by Dan's work. How can one not be. Thanks FW.
Congrats, SplatShot. Very sentimental story.
Thanks, Wanderer. I think those two have kindred souls. Thank you very much, Bob. Thanks, Swashbuckle. yes, kind of a somber mood to it I think.
Loved this one splatshot,Cute and masterfully done,congratsv
Loved this one splatshot,Cute and masterfully done,congrats
Really cool work & composition Splatshot. It certainly is something similar to what I might create. I like your style. Congrats.
Some fine chopping, nicely crafted. Well done on the 3 cup. It has a certain Funkwood-ness to it compositionally but the lighting didn't convince me. Dan's lighting is very much like controlled studio lighting with a scrim over a soft incandescent lamp and camera set to a short time exposure. That is the best I can explain it. It is a signature style, difficult to duplicate.
Thank you very much, AndWhat. Thanks, Funkwood. You do inspirational work. Keep'em coming. It's all good. Thank you much, Hitz. I'll keep working on it.
Can't help not working on it Invest your time in your own style though, I didn't mean try to do Dan's style. That's already been done and prolly ain't gonna be done better by any of us But he's a great base to build on. Really, if I was to critique you, I'd just say keep on keeping on. Never forget the basics and details down to the itty bitty. You have excellent master's skills, so just do better than your last effort every single time.
Thanks, Tim. Much Appreciated and Understood. As far as Style goes, I think I described mine once as a "haphazard waiting to happen". I like that one. But seriously, I try to stay flexible always moving and forever learning.
Feels authentic, you brought many sources to natural harmony in this composition. Congrats on the bronze, Splat.
Trying to achieve an HDR Effect. Source Images The Best View Member reactions:
Yikes... I'm to scared to stay here long enough to even comment on this one.
The wolf with dropping blood from its mouth is really scary and the corps behind makes the pic amazing good one
Thanks very much, Nanny, Ricky, Raj, and Sulli. Beyond composition I was trying to achieve an HDR effect with the regular filters in PhotoShop. Guess it turned out Okay.
Good job and at least you didn't get that god awful Topaz squiggle.
Hat watch bloody skull with red flesh.. Cold blood..
Impressive job. I had a similar image on a shirt some time ago.
Thanks, Balo, Gumster, D-Man, Eric, and Lu. Yeah..Gummy I can imitate the Topaz squiggle to a small degree..good for covering low Rez images.. Lu, I bet you received some strange looks when wearing that shirt..
Great technique and perspective angle here. The hat and the broken watch are nice touches too
Yikes... Scared me so much I just wee weed Top 5 mate...
Thanks, Newsy. Tanx, Gumster. Damn lucky to be in the top 5 after taking a huge torpedo hit early on. Just part of the job I guess. Thanks, Hit-man. Oops if that happened I understand why you had to cut your comment short. Thanks Everyone, for all the great votes and wonderful comments. You Guys make this a Blast. And give us good reasons to do it again.
Tough race this time, - outstanding chops racing nose-to-nose. Wish this none would get a trophy too
Thanks, 420. Thanks, Newsy. Sort of an experiment for me. It had some major flaws, and I did learn how to remedy them..so I'm not too terribly disappointed in it's finish. Like you said, a lot of other great entrees in this contest. But given the range of numbers we use in the voting scale at this time, I do find it hard to understand why some-one would score this chop a (6)...be that at it may..it was still a great contest, with a number of fantastic voters and comments. Very hard to proof read this small input box...so I may have said something strange..but hey, what's new about that.
I was actually busy and pre-occupied yesterday so comments were short . And a "6" is simply a testimony that the voter is clueless as to what constitutes a great chop. With an itsy-bitsy attention to crop halo and a taller format you have marketable cover for a book. That is cool, you can use FN as a practice area for developing more commercially viable ideas for your portfolio. Smart thinking 99.
Your Right Hit-man. Yeah..most of the dark Halo around the wolf created by my post processing was the problem...as Sgt. Bob pointed out it could have been remedied with a tiny bit of back-lighting and cropping. And it would have improved the impression of the wolf. Thanks, Max...
Dang agent 86..I must be old too. I knew what you meant by the number 99.
Future human and his telepathic gator on tera-formed Europa Member reactions:
No words for this chop..... a very brilliant and near possible future predicted well :0 great chop and nice details and smooth finish good one
Kewl Chop. What's up with the signature on this one.
What signature. Thanks SS, eric, PSM, Sulli, Rajesh, Elegary, DD, Joan and Karar
Excellent entry. Sci-fiction at high level.
Quality artwork. I would not overdo the sharpness on the crock and the UFO - just makes it harder to blend with other chop elements that have much lower sharpness levels.
Many thanks 420, D Man, NMN, Luciano, and Doc
I think this one is up there with one of my favorite chops of yours. Beautiful work, congrats on the win,
Congrads on the Gold Cup, u know what I think.
congrats. where did your gold cup from yesterday run off to.
Congrats and you didn't need to sign it, we knew who's it was by the Topaz squiggles. I gotta figger out how you do that.
Thanks 420, Bob, Gummy Hidreley, Wanderer, Jere..... hey dude.... HoHouse and Hobbit. Gummy, there are some discount programs that give the Topaz Vivacity result, HoHouse has one that is pretty darn close. Topaz also has a suite of effects for about $40 bucks called Topaz Clean 3. Using the controls in Clean 3 you can get Vivacity effects. I have been having a love affair lately with Vivacity just as a departure from my standard filters. Actually a lot of the time I don't use them at all. It just depends on the mood I am in and the time I have before deadline. Also some cool filters can be found here http://flamingpear.com/
One of the Warren Buffett's favorite proverbs is "The bee works all summer and eats honey all winter" - which means that that you have to work hard early in life to ensure your financial success and wealthy retirement. Humans can learn a lot by watching insects, that's why there are so many wise insect proverbs.
Show insects living life as humans (wearing human clothes, appearing in human company, etc.).
Many thanks to Serrator for the themepost.
British tabloid The Sun says human bodies are evolving more rapidly than centuries ago. Longer life span and hectic life style contribute to people having children later in their lives, and thus passing more accumulated mutations with their DNA to the future generations. The Sun claims some signs of the evolution trends are visible even today - compared to the excavated skeletons of two thousand years ago, the modern human skeletons are not just taller, but show "vertically stretched" proportions compared to the excavations. The Sun predicts that just within the next thousand years our bodies will go through a series of changes such as smaller brain, bigger eyes, shorter intestines, and long arms and fingers - the image quite distant from the modern beauty standards.
Photoshop how future humans may (or may not) look.
The modern theory of evolution says that humans descended from animals - our ancestors were fishes, reptiles, and finally monkeys. From biology schoolbooks, we all remember the images of human embryo development and how at different stages the human embryo looks very similar to the embryos of different animals. Surprisingly, in our early stages, we look closest to rabbits. That may explain some human mating habits too.
Photoshop any animals with mouths, eyes, or noses changed for human's. You can also add some human hair (and haircuts) to animals.
Many thanks to preemiememe for the themepost.
Film director Peter Jackson made the announcement in a special video message posted on his Facebook page to celebrate the start of Tolkien Week. The novel The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien was first published on September 21, 1937 - 75 years ago this Friday - while the novel's fictional heroes Bilbo and Frodo Baggins are both said to be born on September 22. A new trailer for The Hobbit will premiere on Wednesday.
Hobbits, created 75 years ago by JRR Tolkien, are essentially half-humans, half-rabbits. Today we ask you to mix humans and rabbits any way you wish. (Remember to keep your entries Safe For Work).
Many thanks to Romke for the contest idea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will put on a fake beak and fly a motorized hang-glider to lead a flock of endangered young Siberian white cranes on part of their migration to Asia, Kremlin officials said.
The cranes, raised in captivity, do not know how to fly south, and environmentalists have to devise an imitation lead crane to show them the way. Updated article - after the flight.
Merge birds and humans any way you wish.