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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good color!

(5 years and 549 days ago)

trouble waters
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Tigersharks.

(5 years and 549 days ago)

trouble waters
avatar gibbsld
gibbsld says:

Nice work.

(5 years and 556 days ago)

 som love
avatar dustfinger

Nice flowers, only they look a little flat; some dodge and burn may help.

(5 years and 558 days ago)

 som love
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Great idea!

(5 years and 561 days ago)

above the  clouds
avatar spaceranger

Light source on the figure is above, right and behind her back. The shadow is wrong, should be in front of her.

(5 years and 829 days ago)

she is bringing the holiday spirit
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

You know I'm lovin' the view here. That Santa's helper is definitely epic.

(5 years and 829 days ago)

she is bringing the holiday spirit
avatar lincemiope

a scene from the ballet. very nice

(5 years and 842 days ago)

the cathedral wife
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

The direction of the light on the models, seem to come from different directions.

(5 years and 844 days ago)

the cathedral wife
avatar lvstealth
lvstealth says:

interesting image. you need to cut out the bit between her arm and her dress.

(5 years and 844 days ago)

the cathedral wife
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kathyw says:

well done

(5 years and 958 days ago)

the batle
no avatar

Wow! Stellar work.

(5 years and 1040 days ago)

ship landing
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

Got a high res for us?
I have a problem with aging... eyesight is going back and high res versions help a lot

(5 years and 1041 days ago)

trevelers
avatar InklingsofBlue

LUV IT!

(5 years and 1042 days ago)

trevelers
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LMAO!!! That lounging frog just made my day! Great job!

(5 years and 1043 days ago)

trevelers
avatar NotMarki
NotMarki says:

lol.. was not expecting that.. great

(5 years and 1044 days ago)

trevelers
avatar spellweaver

already commented on this one

(5 years and 1056 days ago)

the end of the evil life
avatar DanLundberg

Cool image. The guy may be a tad obscure. Overall, I don't get it.

(5 years and 1056 days ago)

the end of the evil life
avatar spellweaver

Yes, I like that, hope you wrote a tutorial to go with it, love to have a bash at it.

(5 years and 1060 days ago)

the end of the evil life
avatar samanway
samanway says:

Oh he s getting sucked into a black hole .Its a really nice manipulation .

(5 years and 1060 days ago)

the end of the evil life
no avatar

Wow...very cool image! Nice manipulation.

(5 years and 1060 days ago)

the end of the evil life
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Really have to say that I love the blending of arm through the clouds. Perhaps take a bit of 'coolness' blue color out of the arm below the clouds to allow the flesh to be warmer from the 'sunlight'. Nice job.

(5 years and 1086 days ago)

still hope
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Nice idea, but I recommend to have a closer look at the masking of the girl/angel. The edges can do with some softer and more subtle edges here and there. Good luck!

(5 years and 1092 days ago)

still hope
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

This would be great if I could believe the attachment of the wings.
PS: I'd also offset the star cluster in the background so it's not right at the top of the wing. Author, with some tweaks this could be a great image.

(5 years and 1092 days ago)

still hope
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1260 days ago)

ship landing
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

very nice author

(5 years and 1261 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar neo2011
neo2011 says:

cool work..!!

(5 years and 1263 days ago)

ship landing
avatar Krashd
Krashd says:

really beautiful .... !

(5 years and 1263 days ago)

ship landing
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Beautiful work author! This is amazing!!!!

(5 years and 1263 days ago)

ship landing
avatar chakra1985

Wonderful job

(5 years and 1264 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar aheman
aheman says:

ooh... love this! just curious... how she breath in space, will the umbrella send her safely down to earth when the puffer-fish deflates? and what will happen to the puffer-fish in space?..... tune in for another episode of "Puffer-fish and lady umbrella in space" to find out

(5 years and 1264 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar DanLundberg

Creative idea to have the gondola relate amusingly to the hot-air balloon.

MossyB has highlighted how the balloon and gondola don't properly relate visually as a consistent whole, so I'll just focus on the balloon itself.

The balloon should be opaque so background clouds don't shine through. 'Giant pelican roosting on a traditional, boring-brown hot-air balloon' doesn't quite seem consistent with the theme objective. Maybe the traditional-hot-air-balloon portion could be replaced with a hot-air-balloon pelican's nest.

(5 years and 1266 days ago)

mamaaaaaa
avatar DanLundberg

I think I might be willing to accept a human passenger as the moral equivalent of a gondola. But lighting consistency is indeed an issue, as is lack of rope shadows for ropes that could benefit from more-refined edges This is very creative and has a lot of dramatic potential.

(5 years and 1266 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The whites on the car are too bright in comparison to the rest of the image, hurting the illusion.
You can try lowering the brightness of them slightly with the Burn Tool, or Image>Adjustments>Selective Color>Whites, increasing the black slider at the bottom.

You might also consider lightening the background image, as it seems very dim and dark, which compounds the too light child and car image.

(5 years and 1266 days ago)

mamaaaaaa
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beautiful entry.. however, read the guidelines... It must have a gondola attached.... GL. love the artistic surrealisim you have created.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

The balloon has wrong shadows, it has light int he middle some shadow on the right when the light source according to the model comes from the right.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar Mina93
Mina93 says:

Great work author I love it it's my fav ..

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very imaginative. Nice chop.
The shading on the balloon needs to be adjusted a bit to better match the shadows on the girl, and the rope at the bottom is a bit too hard - lightly going over the edges with the Blur Tool at a low percentage (maybe 20%) should help that.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

puff baloon
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Awesome chieftain, what a pity, he doesn't look friendly enough

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

planets of the apes
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

this is great work author good luck
like ur work

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

planets of the apes
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Great blending on the face!

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

getting to old take ya shot
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

This is good work putting together all those sources.

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

getting to old take ya shot
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Look at the source pic. One ear is higher than the other, and the center of the ears should be lower, in line with the eyes. The color match could still be better.

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

just want 2 be normal
avatar jack2
jack2 says:

ooww this is cool nice work

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

just want 2 be normal
avatar welding
welding says:

gl

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

getting to old take ya shot
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The ears are too high (if you really want them to be that big) and could be color matched better.

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

just want 2 be normal
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The light reflection in the eyes is a bit distracting, and is inconsistent with the back lighting of the background.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

planets of the apes
avatar Drivenslush

so very weird LOL great job

(5 years and 1274 days ago)

getting to old take ya shot
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Terrific humor!

(5 years and 1275 days ago)

getting to old take ya shot
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The top part looks much better now.

(5 years and 1285 days ago)

night fantasy