222 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar bjaockx
bjaockx says:

the problem with the tree is that it is the only thing that looks pasted on... all the rest of the image looks great! a little more work on the tree is needed. i suggest you try to match the color of the tree t the rest of the image. you can do this by going to IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > MATCH COLOR. Make sure you have your tree layer selected, duplicate it, than do the match color. Match the color to the main background image, by selecting it form the drop boxes at the bottom of the dialog box that comes up. using the sliders adjust the settings till the tree matches the rest a little more.

(5 years and 1366 days ago)

Environment matte painting
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Looks fantastic, even tho the high res version doesn't look that high.

(5 years and 1368 days ago)

Environment matte painting
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pshoudini says:

lovelly colors and atmosphere! the blue to orange sky gradient work really well here. i'm not thats sure about the tree up front but other than that its lovelly

(5 years and 1368 days ago)

Environment matte painting
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

Really great!

Just, for me, the "treestructure" on the left jumps a bit out; the dark shadow is a bit to hard compared to the building and the blending of the tree is not "yeah!". The tree you can easily solve by adding shadows to the leaves and with the use of a very small blur brush (say 3 pixels), make a new top layer and select all layers, and go over the edges of the leaves that will give you a better blending.

As a personal touch (what I would do that is ) is making the image a bit bigger at the bottom and emphasize the bare rocks a bit more, IMHO that will attract the attention more on the beautiful sky you've used. But that's what I would do, please don't do it if you don't want to: it's in the end your work and that's how it should be

One more thing: I see you have to credit the author of source 3: just add "thanks to vivekchugh" in your link to that source

(5 years and 1372 days ago)

Environment matte painting
avatar gleizzable

could have been better if you put some glowing light behind that gate. but i love the scene... ! goodluck author

(5 years and 1393 days ago)

Gate to other world
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very nice piece...dramatic...gl

(5 years and 1394 days ago)

Gate to other world
avatar rsguetre
rsguetre says:

spooky - excellently done - nice tonal range - good color

(5 years and 1471 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

A bit too dark around her feet and along the left hand edge, but a wonderful contrast of shapes.

(5 years and 1474 days ago)

Model photo shoot
avatar Athanaric
Athanaric says:

It's fantastic. I like it a lot.

(5 years and 1474 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar BeckyBumm
BeckyBumm says:

I'm in love with it o.O mesmerizing

(5 years and 1474 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Great use of my countryman Ramon Conde's sculpture, good luck!

(5 years and 1474 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Great lighting and shadow consistency. Well done.

(5 years and 1476 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Very beautiful scene, great mood and colors.

(5 years and 1476 days ago)

Unseen beach
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Too dark, it's hard to make out what use of the contest source there is.

(5 years and 1478 days ago)

Fly free
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Love the message and colors

(5 years and 1484 days ago)

Creativity
avatar DanielaOwergoor

I loved the work in general, the colors and surrealism. Well done!

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Desert manipulation
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Not bad, but the hi-res image isn't any bigger.

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Desert manipulation
avatar rodrigo73
rodrigo73 says:

The context of image is awesome. Great Work

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Desert manipulation
avatar jordyponce

I like the mood and the idea author..GL

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Desert manipulation
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surreal images are wonderful part of artistic creations and this is no exception... nice entry

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Desert manipulation
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wonderful, so i am not different , just creative LOL

nice colour choice, good readable font

(5 years and 1487 days ago)

Creativity
avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

Very cool!

(5 years and 1489 days ago)

Creativity
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Love the spooky blue and the evil smiles of the pumpkins

(5 years and 1582 days ago)

Devil hunter
avatar arca
arca says:

A step-by-step would have been nice

(5 years and 1582 days ago)

Devil hunter
avatar arca
arca says:

Would love to have seen an SBS for this ... great image!

(5 years and 1584 days ago)

The duel
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The bird and the pumpkins are too dark for the very bright lighting of the image. The bird should show some back lighting glow, and the pumpkins should have some light on the top, not just be black shapes with eyes. Also, if the ground is so illuminated, why is the back and the ground behind the woman so dark? She is not under the edge of a tree or building, and the light appears to extend at least to the trees in the far background, so having everything turn "instantly" dark when it reaches her is a bit far-fetched, rather than "moody."

(5 years and 1585 days ago)

Devil hunter
avatar aheman
aheman says:

suggestions:
1) eagle smaller maybe better
2) add a sparkle on the blade

nice...

(5 years and 1586 days ago)

Devil hunter
avatar aheman
aheman says:

it's PERFECT now!

I guess the knight on the right (brighter one) will win

(5 years and 1586 days ago)

The duel
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

Lovely

(5 years and 1587 days ago)

The duel
avatar aheman
aheman says:

if no time, suggest just crop off the boat, the image will still look good

(5 years and 1587 days ago)

The duel
avatar DanLundberg

Interesting. More yellow than orange to my eye, however. The twin monumental St. Stephen sculptures make the small, unexpectedly unstaffed boat (surprisingly white in the very yellow light BTW) boat seem out of place. Actually, the boat seems oversized for the setting. With all the intense background light, the light on the front side of the statues seems odd.

(5 years and 1588 days ago)

The duel
avatar aheman
aheman says:

the boat is distracting....

title should be "the duel"... more appropriate?

anyway, with the boat out of the picture, I will love it more

(5 years and 1588 days ago)

The duel
avatar Draco
Draco says:

Beautiful!

(5 years and 1588 days ago)

The duel
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

This is really well done. Too bad there is no high res to view. MossyB makes a point about that building on the left. Perhaps skew it to the left a bit...and you're done! Nice job!

EDIT: Looks

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

Cityscape Matte Painting
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The building on the LH side has a decided off-kilter lean to it, and the frontmost building on the right tilts strangely into the water (perspective is inconsistent with the rest of the buildings - the parallel lines are off).
Also, your lighting is too narrow scoped, with a spotlight effect - the buildings on the right have shadows on the opposite side of the buildings on the left. The sun is far enough from our planet, (assuming that's where this is located), that the light is far more encompassing, and shadows are consistently on the same side in a scene such as this...

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

Cityscape Matte Painting
avatar erathion
erathion says:

super cool moody work...gl author

(5 years and 1697 days ago)

River god!
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Pretty cool. I like it a lot - but wouldn't there be reflections in the water for the eyes?

(5 years and 1697 days ago)

River god!
avatar nishagandhi

nice mood

(5 years and 1697 days ago)

River god!
avatar artgirl1935

What a peaceful, beautiful feeling! GL

(5 years and 1791 days ago)

Beautiful planet earth
avatar itsdesign
itsdesign says:

nice idea

(5 years and 1796 days ago)

Crossroad
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic work author...very well done

(5 years and 1796 days ago)

Beautiful planet earth
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

beautiful

(5 years and 1798 days ago)

Beautiful planet earth
avatar hereisanoop

very nice

(5 years and 1798 days ago)

Beautiful planet earth
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice work author...neat and moody....well done

(5 years and 1798 days ago)

Butterfly fairy
avatar erathion
erathion says:

great job...Latex girl.....RUN....he is coming...well done author

(5 years and 1798 days ago)

Death messenger
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very very very nice work author...so lovely mood...best of luck

(5 years and 1799 days ago)

Fly swan fly
avatar LEEBAOREN
LEEBAOREN says:

where is the owl?

(5 years and 1799 days ago)

Death messenger
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Wow!! my fav!!!!! GL!

(5 years and 1799 days ago)

Death messenger
avatar shankarsadamate229

Congrats !!!

(5 years and 1800 days ago)

Hell gate
avatar ChristianDarmali

Great image,my friend....I like the concept and color. But IMO, the picture of the owl is less so in contrast with the color of its surroundings. So at first glance, people do not immediately recognize the existence of these owls. GL.

(5 years and 1801 days ago)

Death messenger