Yes, this is a funky chop and a darn good one too.
The fly makes it a pretty good steampunk picture. Great.
Love it, excellent composition and tonal quality … color scheme is wonderful and fantastic shadow&light FX … did you use lace brushes for the curtains. - real nice … only one nitpick, the look and feel of the window frame is somewhat rustic compared to the refinement of the rest of your image, especially next to the printed wallpaper, decorative wood paneling, and lace curtains. Very small detail though, overall - fantastic work.
Thanks QT, it's amazingly tough to find all source images to the same level of rusticness, (if that's a word). so sometimes I have to settle for what I can find in an appropriate length of time...The curtain wasn't a brush, just a Jpg image and I used a plugin called Medhi eraser genuine to remove the background.
Congrats, Funkwood. One Super Impressive Build. You set the bar pretty darn high, Sir. Keep'em coming, just love it.
This chop had Funkwood written all over it, very nice chop, congrats on the win.
Like Splat says "Keep'em coming, just love it." and thanks for the Mehdi eraser plug-in tip … Golden Congrats.
Thanks everyone. And no problem QT, I use that plugin a lot. It's really good at removing black backgrounds from flames etc...not to mention it's free also
Congrats on the Gold Funkwood. A beautiful job, love the Rembrandt lighting.
Funk is that a Mac compatible plugin. Where do you get it.
Congrats Dan, on another inspiring, first place winner. Every piece has a elegance and comfortable feel to it, and then boom here comes that funky dragonfly with the lights, smoke, those eyes, and that beetle in its cross-hair. Simply Amazing.
Thanks again y'all. I don't think it's Mac compatible Robb, but the plugins available at Mehdiplugins.com
. I'm so impressed now I've seen your sources. After seeing a few of your chops that seemed to have similar backgrounds, I thought "Did he take a trip to Bode." … in fact, I googled pix from Bode to see if I could locate one of your pieces. NOW I see it was dedicated searching and real work to put this together. Awesome … you have a style that I recognize and appreciate. I'd love it if you would do a tutorial on how you finish a chop. To be frank, I use some actions that do it all for me, but would freaking freak for a backstage pass to your work process. Congrats not only on this win, but I think you just passed the bar for a place on the all time winners list. Is that true. BRAVO.
Thanks Icy. I like your website photos and the sheer number of images is amazing....and yeah I like to include my source images every once in a while just to make sure members know I'm creating everything from scratch. Unfortunately I don't have any tutorials planned for the near future, but if you ever have any specific questions about a process or effect don't hesitate to drop me a message and I'll try to help. Cheers.
Swell chop there mister. Thanks for the tip. Congrats.
Congrats on the gold, Funk. Very clever piece, love the vintage angle here
Dan you are an absolute gem. I love the shadowy effects you create. What a master. Genius 1% inspiration 99% perspiration. In your case I would say a lot more than 1% inspiration. You are 100 % Genius.
Thanks all, and I appreciate the accolade Christine but maybe you're being a bit too generous. Believe me when I say a lot of perspiration went into this one. many hours of thought, trial and error in compositional elements and a lot of tweaking of light and shadow....So probably 50/50 would be a better number ..
Excellent glasses but should be a bit blurry to match the original painting.
Thanks, nobody is more surprised than me. So many great chops, makes that gold mean more.
Chris. I know what you mean. Unfortunately it is not not as popular these days but sometimes one sneaks up and grabs a cup. TY Chris. Seems it survived the 3, 4 and 6 .
Fantastic, love the glasses, I need a pair like that, would probably be able to see better. Congrats on the win.
Congrats on the Gold. LOVE Them All. What a great line up. (Does this message go to everybody.... I hope so...)
If they read it on this comment thread it will go to everyone The forums used to be standing room only but then somebody must have pharted because attendance has dropped off. But... If you have something to say to everyone, that is the place....err generally Thanks all. Now on to a Spock chop.
Thanks I think I understand, but , then again, probably not. Thanks from a fellow fossil
Super Freak'N Kewl Just Love the Steampunk Comp, and the Funky Color Tones.
Quite eye-delicious indeed
Sweeeeeeeet. A tinkers attic. One of my favorite themes. Now you wouldn't be doing this so that uncle Hitzipper will bake you some nice warm cookies, would ya. . This is truly beautiful work. WB
There are so many wonderful things about this image as a whole and in its detail … It's a very inspired and inspiring work of art . The tone and subtleties of the shadows and light are exquisitely executed and the mood created is splendidly magical. I do feel it would look better if the other two legs of the contraption on the swing were sitting on the swing as opposed to being suspended in air while it balances on the other two. Added to my Funkified Faves.
Thanks everyone and good observation QT. Funny how I missed that. I grounded the other 2 legs.
Very excellent work. Everything seems to fit into the whole scene very well.
Creative juices are percolating after seeing this work … Thank you for sharing
Fantastic work... great finish and well illuminated glow ball good one all the best for the trophy
Superlative chop . Thew choice of sources, positionning,colours and shadows give no chances to competitors. Love it.
Ain't nuttin' stoppin' funky from doing masterpieces. Congrats on the gold.
Congrats on the gold Funkwood.This was an amazing and inspiring piece of art
Top of the food chain Funk. Love it when you jump back in.
There was no doubt. Congrats on the gold. Home run with 3 RBeyes
This is so darn adorable, love it. Congrats on the win.
Congratulations on the win Funkwood. Super Good. Great to see you chopping.
Really great stuff Funk. Details hiding in the dark even. The subtley draws you in.
Thanks Newsey, Gummy, Luciano, Suni, eric, silvercanine, and Elegary
Me about sixty pounds ago hahahahah, Thanks mate. I got around to putting a head on the figure and thought, what celebrity would look like he belongs with this car and it dawned on me. ME. Why let some other fool have all the fun. I want to drive this puppy
You and your car look FANTASTIC, congrats on the win.
Gold congrats on a fine job, Tim. I knew that was you.
Congrats on the Gold, and a very fine job, classic.
This looks like the Hitmans work :0) but either way it's GREAT, EXCELLENT job
Good One. For some reason he reminds me of Wile E. Coyote.
I gotta dedicate this one to Mac and Kellie, our fearless sprites that work behind the scenes from down under. TY Retral, Pat, Evirio, Eric, MrVman, Armatien, Splatshot, Gary, Hobbit and Retral again.
Masterpiece . In some way looks like Vile Coyote at thr beginning of one of his adventures.
Indeed it does It is a critter mix of Roo, Bunny, dingo-ish and human I snipped it apart, added a few bits and reassembled. Very therapeutic
Creative as heck, and reminds me Wile E. Coyote too.
Congratulations on the Win Hitz. Damn....tough to beat you chopping this well.
This is the best yet, you're just plain amazing, congrats on a well deserved win.
Thanks so much, Bob, Retral. SplatShot, Doc and Newsey. Retral, it really isn't a question of cartooning but more of illustration. I do a lot of over painting and sampling on these images that move them more into the art category. I will see if I can put a video together on some techniques
Thanks for your answer hitspinner.Respect
You are most welcome. Thanks back and to Gummy, Elegary and Wanderer