17 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Yes, you will be forever shamed. haha. Not an issue at all NuclearGumbo. people use previous sources in their Chops all the time. I kinda like it cause it brings back memories.

(4 years and 150 days ago)

A New Journey
avatar BWR
BWR says:

We used that eye in this Photoshop contest http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contest/22441/single-eye.html

(4 years and 150 days ago)

A New Journey
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Thanks for making me dizzy!

(4 years and 150 days ago)

A New Journey
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Great job of the whales jumping out of the sand. You did excellent work on the dust clouds and sand being thrown around.

(4 years and 320 days ago)

Sand Whales
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Such an awesome source face you found. fits nice.

(4 years and 354 days ago)

Three Eyed Alien
avatar Drivenslush

EEEEEEEKKKKK!!! Great job!!

(4 years and 356 days ago)

Three Eyed Alien
avatar Drivenslush

Oh lordy.. it's a gay campfire... giggle snort

(5 years and 22 days ago)

Fire
avatar George55
George55 says:

I finally see the letter... nice job on the smoke...

(5 years and 330 days ago)

J
avatar Drivenslush

You really can't see the Letter very well.. not a big thing, but because of the contest you might want to increase the definition. It's really well done.. but it took me forever to figure out the letter. (I know it has a title, but I didn't look at that right away..hehe) Good job and good luck.

(5 years and 331 days ago)

J
avatar Drivenslush

YIKES! and very cool!!

(5 years and 382 days ago)

Aqueyerium
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(5 years and 398 days ago)

Pinocchio Runs for President
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 399 days ago)

Pinocchio Runs for President
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

I like the idea of caterpillar > butterfly shadow but I would have put the shadow over the moon since that is the focal point in your image (kind of a Batman silhouette). It took me some time to find the tiny shadow on the tree.

(5 years and 413 days ago)

I Believe I Can Fly
avatar George55
George55 says:

I think the shadow would be more noticeable, if you use another pic of the moon where the clouds were not so dark. Your image is nice, but work on the shadow.

(5 years and 423 days ago)

I Believe I Can Fly
avatar tinasedits

I love the idea and his shadow/wish is actually an attainable goal for him, so that's a nice 'looking to the future' concept. Maybe make it daytime or sunrise/sunset so the shadow is more noticeable.

(5 years and 424 days ago)

I Believe I Can Fly
avatar Drivenslush

It's a bit hard to see the butterfly shadow... not sure how you could bring more attention to it (if I didn't know it was a shadow contest I probably would have missed it).
Not sure which direction you could take to improve the image to give the shadow a little more punch. But that's just me. It's a very enchanting image in it's own right
Good luck.

(5 years and 424 days ago)

I Believe I Can Fly
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations for your fourth place...

(5 years and 426 days ago)

Lionel Messi
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 447 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats

(5 years and 447 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(5 years and 447 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar Drivenslush

hehehe.. the drinker behind the tree is priceless

(5 years and 449 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar George55
George55 says:

Good idea... good luck..

(5 years and 450 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

(5 years and 450 days ago)

Going somewhere?
avatar spaceranger

Source 4 isn't actually owned by the Deviant Art author, it's even stated in his description that he takes images from the net. The actual original can be found here: http://walkingwithdinos.wikia.com/wiki/Gorgosaurus .

It's a 3D render from "Walking With Dinosaurs" and since Photoshop Rules don't allow use of illustrations or 3D renders you'll have to replace it with a safe source.

5.6. 3D Renders or Illustrations as Source:
Using other people's 3D renders or illustrations (even with permission and no matter in which form they are offered) creates a false impression of your artwork. So 3D renders or illustrations can not be used as sources, unless they are entirely created by yourself. Only acceptable non-illustration brushes and clip art may be used, but you need to mention them as a source too. Don't use an image that has been altered by the source owner nor an entire work created by someone else.

You'll find some good dinosaurs on flickr like this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottkinmartin/457428714

Use this link for more choices: https://www.flickr.com/search/?advanced=1&license=1%2C2%2C9%2C10&text=dinosaurs

I hope this helps.

(5 years and 519 days ago)

Frost Fire Dragon
avatar aheman
aheman says:

the crow is fantastic..maybe a trailing smoke from the skull maybe better?

(5 years and 527 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar George55
George55 says:

You are right sorry.....

(5 years and 529 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar George55
George55 says:

You can find the images you need to redo this nice work, still a lot of time....

(5 years and 529 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar Drivenslush

As my roommate in college would say... What you smoke? (J/K) Classic great job.

(5 years and 533 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Author, plenty of time to find a substitute raven & resubmit. When searching DA for images, use this link to stock photos: http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/resources/stockart/
(And make sure to choose only photos, there are renders in that section too).

(5 years and 533 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice work, especially on the raven. I notice some pixelation on the smoky effect on the raven...a tiny bit of blur should take care of that. GL author. (PS: You should title your entries)

(5 years and 534 days ago)

RavenSkull
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Great job

(5 years and 535 days ago)

Just Shooting
avatar Drivenslush

Like the fact that you change the position of the bullets down the line, good luck

(5 years and 543 days ago)

Just Shooting
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

great idea

(5 years and 545 days ago)

Just Shooting
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good work. I see a depth issue...I think if you removed the flames that overlap the body of the wagon, it would look more like the burning door was in front of it and increase the feeling of depth. Effective image, though.

(5 years and 553 days ago)

Gate Of Hell
avatar Drivenslush

ACK... all my Catechism classes just came back to me in a rush (and the horrible "What is Hell?" Film they made us watch.) EEEEEEKKKKKKK!
The cart reminds me of the Cauldron Born from "The Book of Three" (Disney's Black Cauldron handling the Real/Surreal animation)
Great job handling the surreal lighting and making the flame not look like cloning. The floor does look hot! Neat CHOP!

(5 years and 555 days ago)

Gate Of Hell