74 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

I like this. It does have a wide DOF, but the tip of the blade is focused. It almost looks like the shadow is the blade and it cut a piece of paper.

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

... and shadow
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The shadow is in sharper focus than the blade edge which is supposed to be the focus...

(5 years and 1134 days ago)

... and shadow
avatar Artifakts
Artifakts says:

You should have put the horizon at 1/3, it would avec been more powerfull.

(5 years and 1142 days ago)

Homeland
avatar RIPSAW
RIPSAW says:

(5 years and 1142 days ago)

Shroomtop
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

I think I'd feel like I was in a bird cage

(5 years and 1143 days ago)

Cool
avatar Drivenslush

so bizarre.. love that.. good luck

(5 years and 1146 days ago)

Shroomtop
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

great shot

(5 years and 1148 days ago)

9
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

what an interesting looking place.

(5 years and 1148 days ago)

Cool
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

This photo is more about a street corner than a restaurant.

(5 years and 1148 days ago)

Caliente
avatar danijel
danijel says:

Congratulations....

(5 years and 1149 days ago)

Port cover
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Pretty cool, but what's the rectangle around it?

(5 years and 1150 days ago)

Peppercorn
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice try to do something a little different... but this does not look very inviting

(5 years and 1151 days ago)

Bloody Mary
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

It's almost like an optical illusion, my eyes "vibrate" looking at it!

(5 years and 1154 days ago)

Cable
avatar Toothpick134

Nice a very ironic :P

(5 years and 1154 days ago)

Port cover
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1155 days ago)

parrot
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Nice concept and well done, author.

(5 years and 1157 days ago)

Snow
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Great job on this with that texture!

(5 years and 1157 days ago)

parrot
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

my stomach is turning I think this would have been better if you had taken this before you started to drink it because of all the chunks on the side of the cup. I thought that was garlic at first, not olives. Maybe next time, only put a small amount of the bloody mary in the cup, tip it like you did and leave out the olives. THEN drink it. The two colors together look neat though.

(5 years and 1157 days ago)

Bloody Mary
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

interesting angle, but not very appetizing.

(5 years and 1159 days ago)

Bloody Mary
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

nice work

(5 years and 1161 days ago)

parrot
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Really nice job with the texture on the ear, but blur the sharp edges on the black stripes.

(5 years and 1161 days ago)

parrot
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Beautiful blend work, the texturing is very nice. Well done!

(5 years and 1161 days ago)

parrot
avatar danijel
danijel says:

Salvador Dali

(5 years and 1161 days ago)

no eyes, just ears
avatar Drivenslush

Ear Lobe work could blend better on the cheek face in the middle of the image (a simple soft brush erase would fix it instantly... good idea.. creepy as hell LOL.. good luck!!

(5 years and 1165 days ago)

no eyes, just ears
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

I think a better title would be, "Ears looking at you, kid..." LOL!
Very weird but well done!

(5 years and 1165 days ago)

no eyes, just ears
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

Looks better now. Nice job.

(5 years and 1167 days ago)

Portrait
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Ahhhhh! , cool one author! Love it!

(5 years and 1171 days ago)

Dr. Watt
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

I would like to suggest that you place the texture layer over the man layer, then reduce the texture layer opacity. Then, using a mask, carefully erase around the eyes. Once that's done, you can increase the texture layer opacity. That will help you blend the eyes a little better. Hope this helps.

(5 years and 1171 days ago)

Portrait
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

I think you should work a little more on the eyes to blend them more.

(5 years and 1172 days ago)

Portrait
avatar danijel
danijel says:

Wery niceeeeeeeee

(5 years and 1172 days ago)

Dr. Watt
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

nice idea author good luck..

(5 years and 1172 days ago)

Dr. Watt
no avatar
hosam says:

i think the sides are too sharp

(5 years and 1174 days ago)

Dr. Watt
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very "bright" idea!

(5 years and 1174 days ago)

Dr. Watt
avatar meatman
meatman says:

that there is DA BOMB !!

(5 years and 1174 days ago)

Dr. Watt
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Nice poster

(5 years and 1177 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

OK...now that the link stuff is out of the way...why is everything the same green hues? There's no sense of depth.

(5 years and 1181 days ago)

Snakes
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

OK, working now. GL author.

(5 years and 1181 days ago)

Snakes
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Links don't work.

(5 years and 1181 days ago)

Snakes
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Please fix the snake links & provide a link for the forest background.

(5 years and 1181 days ago)

Snakes
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Not a tree I'd want to get close to! Great job!

(5 years and 1181 days ago)

Snakes
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Lookin' good!

(5 years and 1182 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Can you make a dark vignette on your new background? I think it would be closer to your original image. GL author.

(5 years and 1182 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Overall this looks good, great concept, text looks dead on to me. I think if you were to create some more depth in the area of the eyes and breather filters you would have a better image. Try creating a shadow effect around the inner portion of the eye lens area, maybe use the burn tool carefully for this shading. Nice job on this, I do like it. Good luck.

(5 years and 1183 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar JimLemon
JimLemon says:

Much much better Good luck!

(5 years and 1183 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very creative idea! Looks good.

(5 years and 1183 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar JimLemon
JimLemon says:

I agree... Maybe white or bright gray make it look better (:

(5 years and 1183 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice image. Might be good if the type was more visible.

(5 years and 1183 days ago)

Biohazard
avatar DanLundberg

Very sketchy except for the very dark lines (face outline and shoulders)

(5 years and 1186 days ago)

Baby boy
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

This is adorable! Really looks like the pencil portraits I used to do. Nice work, author.

(5 years and 1186 days ago)

Baby boy
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

This came out VERY realistic. I don't care for the yellow paper background, I'd lighten it to a pale cream, but an excellent effect, nonetheless!

EDIT: Much more subtle now!

(5 years and 1187 days ago)

Baby boy