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Beautiful, simply beautiful. I wonder why you call it "dead heart," however. Why is it dead? It looks very alive and colorful to me.

EDIT: Oh yeah...title is much better now. It evokes a much more positive sense rather than a depressing one.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Re-Generation
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Ahh, I get you, author. Makes sense. Didn't realize at first that he was meant to be dead. Once again, great work!

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

The last samurai
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Very pretty. You did an excellent job! A few small details: see the two lamps on the left side? The frontmost one still has the yellow from the previous image. The one at the back is a bid faded on the edges. Overall, I didn't even notice the rain until I read the title...I don't see any actual drops, just some steaks. Otherwise, I love what you did with the flower baskets and it definately looks like a place I'd want to live!

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Rainy Day in Sicily
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Gratz!! I'm sure that frog is happy. I doubt the same could be said for the fly.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Lunch
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Grats, Ichappell! Once again, great working on making all that from scratch.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Flame On
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Congrats!

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Split the deck
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Great idea! Really seems like something Edgar would make.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Be aware! Dinosaur!
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You've certainly improved this. Nice work! Realistic and nice mood.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

Night Time
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Very pretty idea and well done! My only complaint is that the river image doesn't blend very well against the buildings. There's a small gap between them where the former street water shows through. It would look best if it was flush against the wall, blending into it realisticly.

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

zen
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Lol, well I don't particularily like the image, but you've done a fair job. Two of my most imminent complains I suppose are that the staircase looks like it's hovering, rather than flat on the ground (the shadow is a bit thick at the front), and that the floating woman doesn't seem to match the lighting and sharpness as the rest of the image. Try playing around with curves a bit and see if it can be remidied. Good luck, author.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Death in Sicily
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LOOOOL!!! Love it! Brilliant idea!

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

For Gents On The Move!
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Good Lord...this picture is disturbing beyond compare. O.O

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Death in Sicily
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MY GOODNESS!! When will the awesomeness of these entries end??? O.O Excellent, author!

EDIT: On a second glance, where exactly are the legs? It looks somewhat strange, just flat on the ground like that.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

The last samurai
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Wow...I think this contest will be the most difficult to decide on a winner. Almost every entry here deserves first place including this one! Beautiful job, author...beautiful dragon.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Dragon flies?
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Ahhh yes I missed the shadow there. Good catch, CMYK. Agreed.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

n/a
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Yes, I agree with erikuri. All in all, this is probably one of the best ones here so far. Good luck, author.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

abandoned construction
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No, but I think it may be much better now. However, the frontmost section of the water looks quite odd...like it may have been distored a tad much. I'd also suggest making the water a bit murky, possibly by making a slightly transparent overlay blend of the original water texture. Not sure how this would look, but you could give it a try.

EDIT: I'd go with what blindscientist is saying.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

We
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Wow......that is awesome. Incredible work, author, just beautiful.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

Heart of a fly
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Lol excellent idea! However, the duck's shadow looks really unnaturally warped, and the same goes for the stop sign. Also, the brick's shadow is too long--it should be only about half the size of the bar. Great job on the pond, I must say.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

dock road
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Very well done...it looks perfect.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

n/a
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Nice idea, but the water reflection is too clear and rigid. It looks more like a mirror than water.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

We
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Nice work, very creative.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

Retro fantasy
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Lol you're great, author. Good luck!

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

Escape
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Wow, very nice work, author. One of the best so far.

EDIT: Ahaha...coulda guessed it was you.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Cave of the Forgotten Souls
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Good or bad, it's fun to have these random pics to break up the solemnity of this contest (which isn't actually even that solemn).

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

THE BLOB
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Okay, I see, then. Pardon my complain re the sources.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Welcoming Pelican
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Good result, but just a little too simple...?

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Drawing
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Very nice but a bit tricky...perspective does seem a little strange. I think this picture would make more sense if it was drawn on a hill. On flat land, it looks somewhat too real.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

oldtown falls
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Good good quite improved, author. Just one thing--by having the snake cross the edge of the hole, the snake would be a real-life one(which would be impossible if it were a chalk drawing). Not completely sure about this, though....thoughts? I may not know the full potential of these drawings lol.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Escape
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Yes, agreed. For starters, sharpen (not with the sharpen tool, but as in make flat) the edge of the drawing--not so feathered, or it looks too unreal. Also, the pelican is crosses out of the logical boundary for the chalk art so it would have to be real, not part of the drawing. If this is the case, then the pelican looks a bit cartoonish. Also, author, don't forget to list your sources.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Welcoming Pelican
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A little too chopped-up for my liking, but well made. I like the concept and the mood.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

The Anger of Greed
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Beautiful work as always, but I fail to see much use of the source other than the faint image in the background and a texture for the missile...seems a bit minimal to me, but I'll wait for the SBS.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

USS-13042010
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Oh boy...here come the best ones... Outstanding work, author...

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Nectar Dragon
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LOL I actually use GMT as an acronym for my web name...Gamemastertips is a pretty much irrelevant name that just stuck as my permanent web identity. XD

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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Interesting idea. O.o

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

THE BLOB
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Okay FORGET I EVER SAID CBR. I didn't mean it like people have interpereted it. But nice acronyms, people!

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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Haha nice one! I had a feeling someone would make something like this.

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

Valenia Shark!!
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Sorry, but you didn't use the cross. I agree with bjaockx---you used the color white. I think you're missing the point of what a photoshop contest is meant to be--just look at other people's entries.

(5 years and 1709 days ago)

Nature
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Loool this seems awfully similar to a recent comment thread I've seen... lol2:

(5 years and 1709 days ago)

CBR
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Mine too, Joshua. This really needs an SBS or it could get disqualified.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

Nature
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That was an extremely immature comeback.

Also, perhaps a better term for this would be CBR=Chopped But Recognizable. It seems that the "beyond recognition" is a bit of an exaggeration, my pardons.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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Oh and P.S.S.S.: CRI is Cri-Du-Chat, a genetic disease that basically makes you retarded.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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....CBR is an (almost) fairly common term on PXLeyes...lol. Anyway, I never said the picture is bad in that way, but it is CBR. You can no long recognize what the original picture used to be (for all I know it could have been a photo of a robot) therefore, it is beyond recognition. It has become a new picture, recognized as something new. I NEVER CRITICIZED IT. It's very well done.

P.S. This is what CBR means in my eyes..that you can no longer see what the original picture used to be, not if the original picture was used or not. CBR is not necessarily bad, as you can see.

P.S.S. at CMYK.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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Ahh I know who did this... The colors give it away....

I'm not really a fan of the abstract CBR style, but it's well made. Good luck, author.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

The Sweet Container of Life
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Nice one! Love the snake lol. My only reccomendation would be to fix the right edge of the chasm a bit--make it crisper and sharper. As a chalk drawing, the edge shouldn't look too feathered.

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

Escape
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Nice...but couldn't you have done this with ANY picture?

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

Nature
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Interesting idea! Took me a while to get just what was going on. I like what you did with the colors. Very nice, as if it were in the rays of a sunset.

EDIT: Lol I never expected it to be you! Somehow different from most of your other work.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

The Demise of a Mate
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You have a very beautiful idea, author...I'll echo, however what ponti said about the edges looking a bit unrealistic. Also, is it just me, or are there two shadows being cast in opposite directions? I think it looks pretty good in color as is, but it would be interesting to see in B&W.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Another Place in Time
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Nice work on the Eiffel tower. Wold be nicer is the hiker was a bit more in focus.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Eiffel Builder
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Beautiful idea! I love the omnimosity here. Just a suggestion to make it really dramatic would be maybe to add some kind of age markings to the cross, either moss or grunge etc. Up to you, of course. It looks great as it is.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Watcher