Photoshop Pictures: Ebony

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Ivory to Ebony - created by elemare

Ivory to Ebony
Favs: 0SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 3/8Score: 63.5% (30)16545 views

Thanks to queenofblood for the interesting portrait (5 years and 1206 days ago)

1 Source:

avatar lolu
lolu says:

Well done on the lips but it's a little bit blurry on the left, try to fix that ! However nice job on the skin color. Good luck author.

avatar CrystleClear

i dont think the plumping of the lips was necessary, it doesn't look as natural, good job on the color though

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The eyes are a bit too bright and unnatural looking, and the nostril fold is a bit too thin, but I agree that the skin tones are very nice.

author says:

Doesn't look as natural compared to what? The original Caucasian? I looked at several pictures of pure black African women (not mixed race blacks) to determine the differences between Caucasian and Negroid features before making the changes I did. A criticism of the jaw angle would be appropriate - I don't feel I have that quite right; it doesn't protrude enough.

Mossy, I thought of you as I dealt with the eyes! I actually toned them down and "grayed" the whites from the original, believe it or not. They are not brightened in any way. Just darkening the skin made the eyes pop. I'll try to over compensate some more.

avatar RIPSAW
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avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Very beautiful! Truly lovely work! I love this color a lot on her!

avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Nice job here, the color of skin and hair is very convincing,The eyes look fine to part next to the lips, good job on those BTW.

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Great job, author, especially on her lips.

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Ebony Warrior - created by spaceranger

Ebony Warrior
Favs: 12SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 2/8Score: 63.8% (47)12785 views

On a world far distant, life evolves from organic metal. Created by a race of aliens to explore the most dangerous worlds these Bio-metal warriors can use only primitive weapons but they are nearly indestructible and in time will develop skills to challenge their masters. (5 years and 1516 days ago)

2 Sources:

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Very cool! Good source find, good idea, good manip!!!

avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:


avatar arca
arca says:

I am speechless ... what a stunning, incredible image ... into my favs and top points! You just blow me away!

avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

nice one

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Ditto CMYK46! The color of the monster works well with the yellow grass, but the man and the sky are too similar, which reduces the focus on the main character. I though that you make the warrior all from the contest source, but still the blending is very well. Just a minor change in the hand of the statue but it's brilliant! I don't know if others have the same though as mine or not, but the hilt of his sword seems too big to be handled IMHO (I know that you keep the right hand, the statue is holding something like a sword, but I think it's not the sword because every sword is fitted to the owner's hand ). Best of luck to you, author.

author says:

Thanks for the comments! Thanks langstrum I did notice the sword handle was too big but forgot to adjust it, I've thinned the handle and closed the hand over it. I also adjusted the sky color and value to better separate but the color similarity is intentional.
Yes CMYK46 it took an hour to find the statue, the sky was used by Rick LaMesa in the unusual storms contest last year and is from flickr.

avatar nanaris
nanaris says:

well done!

avatar hereisanoop

Good job.., nice work on the monster and mountain...

avatar Drivenslush

Excellent work author.. but err ummm... he's BLUE.. not ebony... almost Navy.. actually is Navy (Your title sucks) hehehehehehe

Absolutely BRILLIANT... FANTASTIC WORK instant fav

EDIT: JUST TEASING.. oooo.. though now you got me thinking how neat he would look if he was MARBLE BLACK or JET ONYX.. yowza!! ( this is great of course

author says:

True Slushie he's actually metallic as I mentioned, Ebony is a black wood found in Africa. I have several Ebony sculptures and an interesting property is how light alters the surface tonality, warm light gives a yellow cast, cool light shifts the tone toward blue. This guy just reflects the blue/black sky tone but he is very dark. "Ebony" Warrior sounds better than "Blue/black" Metal Guy.

avatar jaskier
jaskier says:

Nice work.

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Superb! What else can I say?

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Excellent idea/story, composition and blending.

avatar George55
George55 says:

Nice entry, and a good job. Good luck author.

avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiish! GL!

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Great job author...with your piece of work this contest become way more of luck

avatar Disco
Disco says:


avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

Congrats on 2nd . . . .

avatar arca
arca says:

Congratulations and bravo ... such an incredible image and story ... I want more!

avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats on your second place and very well achieved work....!!!

avatar Drivenslush

WOO HOO..congrats

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avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

Congrats!! great work!

avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

Congrats man, excellent work as always

author says:

Thank you all for the kind comments and votes, greatly appreciated as always!

avatar gopankarichal


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