Crane in Cattails - created by IDt8r


Crane in Cattails
Favs: 25SBS: 13Hi-resRank: 1/15Score: 68.6% (58)12746 views

(5 years and 1407 days ago)

avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

superb work! great tip on the ripples too

avatar nanaris
nanaris says:

wow!

avatar nanaris
nanaris says:

wow!

avatar beocity
beocity says:

amazing!!!!

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Impressive work, great SBS!

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Beautiful work

avatar hazem
hazem says:

very very nice work ,good luck

avatar telmafrancione

Awesome!!!!!
I'm very well impressed!
Congratulations!
The SBS is perfect.

author says:

Bother...In Step 12, I said I used a distortion map. No, I didn't. I used a *displacement* map. Otherwise known as that thingamacallit that makes ripples.

avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

super creation......I like the way you used the provided pic,....

avatar skeletor
skeletor says:

Great execution!... and very good use of source. Nice image!

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

It's simply incredible how perfect is the crane. Sometimes when I go fishing at the dam I see cranes there... and it's the same, perfect, realistic. But I think cattails are darker, brownish.

avatar DanLundberg

Lovely. Reflections don't shrink, however, so the reduction in heights to 30% in SBS Step 11 was unnecessary. (See the reflection in this week's 'Shore' contest or stack stuff on a mirror.)

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Gorgeous, great attention to detail too =)

author says:

Thanks, all, for your comments. Erikuri, I think cranes and herons are the most graceful birds, altho hawks are the ones I long to fly with. These cattails have gone thru the skinny green phase, past the solid brown phase and are in the blown beigey, yellow, fuzzy stage. Can I go fishing with you someday?

Dan, I know that at this angle, the reflections would be long and not shrunk, but...well...I liked the way it looked this way. I've got my artistic license here somewhere and I'm pretty sure I renewed it this year...hmmm...

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fabulous work author,u did great job here,i like small details,like feather's at top of the legs and greenish highlight...well done author

avatar hereisanoop

Very quality job author.., I think the body of the bird near the wing/tail need a little more darker shade.. ( may be I am wrong), whatever..., OUT STANDING JOB Goes my favorite.... and definitely on the top 3... Good luck

avatar Chalty669
Chalty669 says:

Really nice job here! I personally would've liked a mix of step 11(left one) and the final piece for the reflection. Regardless, a timeless piece. Good luck and Congrats.

avatar gamemastertips

When you enter a contest...no one should even bother to enter after lol. Simply beatutiful work...I wish I knew how to draw like that. :p

CORRECTION: Saw the SBS. Not even a drawing. WOW. That is quite an amazing piece of work there.

no avatar

This is amazing! Good luck!

avatar neeraj55
neeraj55 says:

great job ! good luck

author says:

So, last night, just about asleep, thinking about this entry and feeling something still wasn't quite right with it, one of the little voices in my head whispered, "Birds' legs don't bend that way. They bend backward. Duh."

I redid the legs, which meant I had to redo the reflection, which threw the balance off, so I put another lilly pad in to rebalance it.

I think I deserve a gold star.

avatar Tuckinator

very incredible!

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Well done! I like the fact that you stayed pretty close to the source image. Just a few things that could improve the image. There are still a few parts of the concrete structure visible in the grass in the background. The cattails in the background are just as big as the ones in the foreground. That way you loose depth in the image, I would either make the front one a lot bigger (I think this would create a lot more depth) or the back one smaller. Good luck!

author says:

hereisanoop, when I fixed the legs, I took the opportunity to darken the under tail feathers. Thanks! Ressiv, that was one of those details I didn't think of, concentrating on the balance of the image. I've made the back cattails smaller. I thought the unsmudged parts of the grass kinda looked like grass seed, but I went ahead and smudged them some so they wouldn't stand out quite as much. Thank you!

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Great! It's a very nice image, to finish it all of you could transform the right legs reflection and move it to the right, it's not underneath the real leg anymore

author says:

Its done. Thanks again, Ressiv.

avatar cabldawg71

This is way cool Author

avatar dustfinger

Great job! And thanks for the good SBS.

avatar elficho
elficho says:

i would put this on my wall

avatar Siddhartha

awsome work author.....first place for sure...gud luck

avatar jbillitteri

Fan-Damn-Tastic!!!

avatar Nickk
Nickk says:

absulutely stunnishing !
WOWIE

Gl author

avatar CorneliaMladenova

Ravishing creation, Author! Congrats!

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Lovely job...congrats!

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Congratulations, Cheryl!

avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats...... very nice job!

author says:

Thank you for the many comments and your votes.

avatar madamemonty

Wonderful work, Congrats Cheryl

avatar gamemastertips

GRATZ on a very well deserved win.

avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

congrats ..........

avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

congrats ..........

avatar neeraj55
neeraj55 says:

Congratulations !!

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Congrats! for your win.

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Congrats on your deserved win

avatar hereisanoop

congrats for the 1st place, well deserved...

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Congratulation for the great work and 1st place...

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Congrats for first!

avatar beocity
beocity says:

congrats!

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

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