Exploding Migraine - created by skyangel


Exploding Migraine
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If you ever had one, you will know what it feels like. (1 year and 231 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

I'd remove the drop shadows on the pieces above his left hand. Otherwise well done.

author says:

Thanks CMYK. I added a gradient mask to the shadows instead which lightened the shadows above his left hand because removing the shadows completely just did not look right to me.

CMYK46 says:

The sparks are a light source. There couldn't be cast shadows on them.

(1 year and 230 days ago)


author says:

OK, I understand that but if I take the shadows away the bits no longer look like they are flying through the air. How do I make them appear to be flying through air without shadows?
Any tips will be greatly appreciated.

(1 year and 230 days ago)


avatar Drivenslush

ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch (great chop) ouch ouch ouch ouch

author says:

Thanks Driven.

(1 year and 230 days ago)


avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Motion blur comes to mind.

author says:

Of course. I should have thought of that. Thanks CMYK. I will try it and see how it looks.

(1 year and 230 days ago)


avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

IMHO step 3 is better then end result. Personally I do not like the added egg shells.

author says:

Thank you Rob. It's nice to hear from you. I will try the motion blur first as CMYK suggested and maybe add less egg shells but I like the added egg shells flying through the air. To me, step 3 looks like the egg head is exploding into glass instead of egg shell bits. The glass is just supposed to represent the sharp stabbing pain of the migraine.

(1 year and 230 days ago)


author says:

I removed all shadows, repositioned some pieces and added zoom blur to some pieces. The zoom blur layers were blended on screen mode.
Hey Rob, now it looks more like step 3 except with added egg shells flying off the head.
Thanks for your help guys.

avatar still26
still26 says:

Well I read all your comments and to me this looks like it has a point to it, and looks well done. I like the fire the explosion effect and it marries well with that face.

author says:

Thanks Olga.

(1 year and 222 days ago)


avatar filantrop
filantrop says:

Congratulations

avatar BWR
BWR says:

Congerts SA. Really nice use of the source model and blending it in with the exploding egg.

avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations....

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Skyangel, it looks so real

author says:

Thank you very much everyone.

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