Dynamic lighting really makes this one. This is a real beauty.
Very cool, love how you used the clown from American Horror Story.Thats one of my favorite shows
TY, Andwhat. Twisty is one of the Scary Elite
Great surrealism. Only nit-pick is that the arm with the clubs is not casting a shadow (which covering the lower right corner of that frame would give it an even better out-of-bounds appearance).
Thanks... Gummy. Thanks Bob. Great catch.
Thanks, Bob, Gumster, and Andrew. Thanks for the great comments and high scores everyone. I enjoyed building this one and gained a couple of good ideas from it. I guess sometimes all you need to do is start.
Thank you very much, Andwhat and Hits.
Many awesome magical details here, Splat. Congrats on the gold.
Thanks, PS. Thanks very much, Newsy. Magical...ahh shoot. Now I wish I had added some pixie dust for effect. Doh... Thanks for the fav.
Thanks, Hobbit. When I added Twisty to this mix, It reminded me of you and your many wonderful OOB chops.
Congrads on another brick in the wall. We don't need no voter registrations, we don't need no thought control.teacher leave them choppers alone.
You can't have any snake if you don't eat your pudding TY HH
Beautifully done HitMan, your circus theme is spot on and your artistic talent really shines here. Just the lighting and colors blow me away. From the vibrants to the pastels, it all works so well together. And the crispness and choice of layers is brillant, especially like the underwater elephant and the way you used him. Congrats on the Gold ...
Masterpiece... Gold Congrats, Hitspinner .
Congrats on the win, I should had known it was yours, Love it.
Thank you Hobbit, Andrew, DD, Champ and Bob. This style of carnival art always seems to produce the best eye candy out of me and I have seen it also work for a lot of other choppers. There is a rudimentary appeal to our inner child I think, when the world was new and colors and wonders amazed.
Congrats on the gold, Hits. Wild MLK tribute
Very very well done. Amazing. Congrats on the Gooooold Hitman ^^
Interesting 3D look. That's a great intimidating Shark perspective.
TY Hobbit and SplatShot. This is a new effect here. The background is Notre Dame cathedral processed in a fragment and melting filter, Vivacity and Topaz sharpening. The effect is pretty impressive to me like an ice cavern for sea monkeys or something. .
VERY nice. Would love to know how you acheived the painterly effects.
Thank you LC, Nanny, Joan, Gummy and Crafty. LC, I will see what I can do. The first two filters are proprietary to ARCSoft but I have seen something similar in PS. I will snoop around and see what converts or translates. I am sure I can get close
Congrats, Hits. Super Image. This could have easily taken the top spot.
Drat, lost my Dell monitor this morning. Went to the thrift store and found 2 Sony flat screens for $3.00 and $8.00. Just hooked up the $3.00 and am on it right now. Nice screen... a bit smaller but sharper image than the Dell. My jaw is slack. Cool, I needed a break. Thanks for the comments and votes. One tries out new stuff and hope it sticks. I wasn't even going to enter this contest but got all inspired by a 3 year old friend. This is for him. Doc, Coolkat, Gum, Hobbit and Evirio.... many thanks.
Congrats on the Bronze. Cool surrealism.
Impressive piece, Hits. Congrats on the bronze.
LunaC, here is as close as I could come in photoshop Wind, Ocean Ripple and Sprayed Strokes
I know how he feels. I had a girl steal my heart once too.
Thanks, Lu. Thanks Newys. Awesome theme post image. I really like Carl3's art works.
Thanks Doc, and Gummy. Thanks Everyone.
Carl does some cool stuff for sure. I miss him. And so do you. Excellent work, I scratch my head on this one thinking it could go either way. I forgot I had band practice and came back to see the results. You do deserve gold too. Marvelous entry and congrats, SS.
Thanks, Bob and Andrew.. Thanks, Hit-man. This time the Gold is your'n.
Thanks, NewsMaster. Splat-Man, I like it.
Thanks, SilverCanine. I know these types of freaky chops are right up your alley. I'm happy you like it.
I Like the mask idea . I finally explored Flaming Pear and the "Flood" filter. It was like Christmas at Hitspinner's . I have always taken the long way to produced water effects. This is stunning. Sold me totally
Dali meets photoshop. I love how you nade a natural transition here from reality to painting and back with that woman's figure.
Silver congrats, Funkmeister. Had no idea this was yours.
Congratulations. I voted lower than this chop deserved-oops.
Congrats, Funkwood. Doesn't get much better than this. I'm sure Dali would have tipped his at in appreciation...
Great work as always funk … Congrats on the Silver. Not a whole lot of time to chop for me these days, it was nice to get one in … especially after all the inspiration you and others have been providing. This one was definitely a nod in your direction and I was glad that you didn't comment until the end to keep folks guessing.