...... what am I doing here. Bet the hardest thing was the string.
Freaking fabulous. It looks so naturally in harmony that I would not guess the guy was taken from some wild fisherman dude holding his catch.
Congrats Salis, a most excellent image I like the crisp realism and limited palette with a center of blue that brings my attention to the main subjects, while my eyes dance around trying to figure what it all means. I still have no idea why the panther is there Catfish. Good stuff...
deaddog : adding the string was so easy Compared to the Huge Process of SAVING the file Rainman: thanx, the black tiger was only to show an extra dark mood to the piece... this was my attention.. maybe I failed achieving it.. I don't know.. I have to mention here that as much as I enjoyed chopping this piece as sad I felt digging out the sources and seeing the faces of poor Africa.. thats why i named it the message... hopefully it sends a message... thanx alot for generous votes and comments..
Congrats...your work clearly depicts a deeper message. It looks surreal using the items and animals you did. Beautiful orange colors really give it a warm glow. Great work.
What process or filters did you use to get the skin to glow like that. The only way I can get that effect is through airbrushing but I don't think you did that because you retained all definition. Strange, I didn't get any particular "Place" from this, just a "third world strife" message. It could have been Guatemalla, Brazil, Congo, South Paciffic but in retrospect, Africa makes sense. Really splendid work.
hay wise man... and yep I didn't use airbrushing here, from what I recall, and hopefully my English helps me here: - decreasing the original saturation for the source and creating my own by adding two layers of olive green and light brown in (color blending mode) minimum opacity like 10 – 15 %. Merging the three layers , duplicate the merged layer ( set multiply mode ) - Gaussian blur the resulted layer a bit… merge it down again - increasing the saturation .. Topaz sharpen + topaz edge softener. A touch of lighting effects --> spot light ( pink color for intensity and light kaki color for material ) . and you know as an artist ur self, that dark skin color reacts better to orange and green touches than light ones.
congrats talented guy. awesome work. It's very beautiful
Black panther sets the mood very well and a great fit for a dark forefront.
This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of fishing in Jamaica any way you wish. Some examples are - showing what scenery or objects can appear on the beach behind the fisherman, designing an advertising poster with this Jamaican fishing image, putting the fisherman into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to John H and Stock Exchange for providing this photo.