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Exploding Migraine - created by skyangel

Exploding Migraine
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If you ever had one, you will know what it feels like. (2 years and 113 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.

(2 years and 113 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.

(2 years and 113 days ago)

avatar Drivenslush

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

author says:

Thanks Driven.

(2 years and 113 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.

(2 years and 112 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.

(2 years and 112 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.

(2 years and 105 days ago)

avatar filantrop
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avatar BWR
BWR says:

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

avatar rturnbow
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avatar George55
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avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Skyangel, it looks so real

author says:

Thank you very much everyone.

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Just a migraine.. - created by ponti55

Just a migraine..
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Thanks to Ahrum-Stock and Starlightspoint7 for their images :) (5 years and 1763 days ago)

3 Sources:

avatar Toothpick134

Great Image! Looks sooo cool GL

avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

wonderful choice of images and a very good idea -- lighting is well done and the chain through the sphere

Edited comment -- chain explained

author says:

Thank you guys Alan, i'm not sure what you mean, if you're referring to the chain that touches the largest sphere, my intention was to make it look like the chain was indented into the object. Maybe i'm just not looking closely enough.

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

I think you should intensify the light on his face to give a more dramatic touch. Very nice concept!

avatar greymval
greymval says:

I can feel the pain!

avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

OMG !!!! I absolutely LOVE this!!! Not cause it's my pic you used but what you did with it and how awesome it looks

avatar junkieball

Great imagination. Gl author.

avatar arca
arca says:

Amazing work ...the intensity is wonderful! Excellent work!

avatar JPDesigns
JPDesigns says:

Very cool, definitely makes you feel the pain. Such a simple, yet great use of the source. Good job, author!

avatar Siddhartha

Very well thought...must say u have some crazy imaginations....well done author

avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Author, you ARE a wizard!!!! I can't think of enough words to describe it. Quite possible one of your best entries of all time. Very well done!!! GL! (like you need it )

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avatar madamemonty

Congrats again and again Matteo terrific work

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

And congrats again!

avatar JPDesigns
JPDesigns says:

Congratulations! Very well done

avatar erathion
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avatar spaceranger

Congrats!! Great week for you!!

avatar yoguy108
yoguy108 says:

amazing idea
thinking out of the box

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