In my never-ending quest for photorealism, I offer this for your discerning eyes ... please tell me what you think. Member reactions:
the hand is great,but the reflection dosen't feel right, maybe it's to busy and dosen;t have the depth to it that the rest of pic has...I like this alot, but the reflection/shadow is to distracting for me. when I cover up the bottom of the pic it looks great. Then again maybe it;s just me. good work.
Point Of View; I looked at mine own hand's reflection in a bowl of water and tried to reproduce it faithfully, and this is what I came up with. Then I snapped a shot of my left hand and went from there ...the emergence sparkles were a bear.
Very nice, but (in my humble opinion) it would probably look better if the water (not the hand) was colored with a little bit more cyan than dark blue (a little bit like the center of the hand...
Cyan on paw comes from upper left (light source); refraction and all that, y'know. The hand is supposed to be translucent, and therefore should pick up Some color ...
Image Edit: while taking into consideration your comments; I edited this and added 'reflected sparkles' to further delineate the light source, perhaps adding to the photorealism. Thanks for your input.
Hidden, English is not my native language, so, I quickly made this to show you what I meant about cyan and dark blue repartition in my previous comment. It's probably just my personal taste, but it looks more natural to me. Again, your work is really good as it is and it is just an humble suggestion.
Next time, perhaps ... we shall see. (thanks, PaulHisson.)
Good job overall. I'd give the hand a higher contrast, like you did for the drops
great work kanakahaole i thought it's will be in the top 4 , but peoples don't know what you done here .. you must post some source with screen shot if you can , it's nice work but the background you chose not really good , try to find something good at next time I am so happy when I look at this design , keep going
Thanks, kratos, this means a lot coming from the 'watermaster'. The sources were mine own left hand and a stock clipart foto I have on my hard drive ...