This famous statue was fun to do. The rocks took a while to do and I used a lot of layers for the clouds. I would have done it for the Hans Christian Anderson contest if I knew it were coming but then, I didn't feel like putting a politician on her face. Maybe a movie star would have been okay but I did the statue so small, I don't know if the face of a movie star would be recognizable on it. digital art
Mermaid Hoax Crazy amount of time and work SOURCES Member reactions:
Thanks TE. I believe this might be the best build I have ever done. This took ALL my skills
Just watching "Finding Nemo" Lovely work
Fantastic work on the mermaid face good merge
Congrats Hits... I dunno if this is your best work or not... you've done some incredible stuff.
grats HS. thought this would end on top. so clean and clear and with great eye for detail.
Ummmmmmm, it's my best in my opinion due mainly to the challenges leading to the tons of failed states and rescues the chop went through before I gave myself the green light. If you saw the problems I had to solve to pull this off you'd sort of see why. There is tons of fades, erasures, illustration, double stacking of layers, multiple contrasting layers, bloat work, liquefy, color and grain filter adjustments and a few passes through various Topaz filters and about 12 hours work. But most people don't see all that. They just see a cool chop. If I had to do it again I'd try to find a better source library than Bing. The search was so long it was borderline stupid. Hehe, we have all been there and done that one. Anyway, enough novel writing and to the point.... Thanks everyone for the appreciation and comments. Happy New Year one and all.
Super Kewl Hits. I love the underwater chop and the source post. I spend more time searching than chopping..you mean that's abbynormal. or bassackwards.
Hits... it takes so many days off and so much work to even to come in second to you on any given day.
Hahaahahaah Jim. thanks man. I knew I was in for a fight in this one. Good bloody chops. But I have been on a bit of a roll lately. I know the feeling of trying your A55 off and still sucking hind teet. There was a time when I would spend 40 hours on a single chop and still finish 20th hahahah. Look at my early stats. Sad. And I came to FN as a seasoned professional artist. I got smoked all the time. Then, after some pointers from Mac, Kellie, Vlad and some choppers dear to my heart, things started to click. I can always count on them to return me back to default if I start to loose my magic. It is pretty evident when that happens. I turn into an even bigger azzhole and you can get a clear sense that I went off my game. We all do it, I just happen to throw tantrums It sometimes sucks to have such high expectations of oneself and go splat hahaahahahahaha. My God that pain killer buzzed me out..... I've gone total "Loopy the Frikin Chatterbox" I had a huge relapse, same old back issue...
SplatShot, I dunno. I'm still trying to figure that one out too. 'HoHouse The Wise' may have an answer to that. He's the search master. I'd go to AZRainman but he ain't around. That guy could find amazing sources and fast....
Thumbs up for this one Hitspinner. Congrats on the bronze.