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ponti55 says:

Very strong and moody lighting.. works very well here good luck.

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

vacation 2666
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ponti55 says:

Very nice use of texture!

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

Road to Zagora
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ponti55 says:

Great mood and very effective lighting, my only problem is the size of the grass.. the source photo was taken at a low angle which make the girl look tiny. Either way it's a problem i can easily overlook. Great concept and good luck!

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

to leave world behind
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ponti55 says:

Haha very cool robot. Brilliant pose.. fantastic little character. Well done author!

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

Old Robot
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ponti55 says:

Great atmosphere! Good luck author

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

Route 696
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ponti55 says:

The overall source placement and mood is good and i love your creativity here, but i feel like the shadows could use some more work. Right now they just seem like blobs on the floor, try to give them a more defined contour that fits in with the shape that is actually casting it. I'll hold my vote for now Good luck.

(5 years and 2421 days ago)

Peaceful Day
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ponti55 says:

I definitely agree about the strength of the shadow, but then again with surreal lighting, surreal shadows are to be expected :P

Really nice fantasy scene

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

I saw Santa Claus
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ponti55 says:

Brilliant.. i love the slight alteration of her eyes looking upwards. Great work.

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

nishagandhi
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ponti55 says:

Wonderful work! Completely agree with the Kid.

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

TuT
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ponti55 says:

Extremely well created, especially considering the source. Great message too.

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

Papa, Momma, Son
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ponti55 says:

Excellent concept and brilliantly rendered! Love the texture.

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

Clockwork Orange
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ponti55 says:

Incredible renders!

(5 years and 2422 days ago)

Diamonds are forever
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ponti55 says:

Excellent command of the fantasy genre.. every image you make makes me think of fairy tales and story books.

Edit: My only suggestion would be to make the model's shadow a little lighter, it seems very dark at the moment (or maybe blur it more?) If not i'd darken up the shadow the horse is casting.

(5 years and 2424 days ago)

Once Upon a Dream
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ponti55 says:

Super creative. Lovely work

(5 years and 2424 days ago)

A Room in Wonderland
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ponti55 says:

I genuinely love this image. Very intense lighting.. fantastic work. And welcome to the site! I look forward to seeing more and more of your work

(5 years and 2424 days ago)

ABANDONED
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ponti55 says:

Great job on the anatomy of the cat.. and the expression is priceless. I'd like to see the whiskers casting some light shadows, but great work.

(5 years and 2426 days ago)

Take Me Home
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ponti55 says:

An inspired piece, maybe? Haha, fantastic work.. lovely style and just morbidly gorgeous.

(5 years and 2426 days ago)

Living Dead Girl
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ponti55 says:

Excellent lighting and shading!

(5 years and 2426 days ago)

Invoking Evil
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ponti55 says:

Well deserved! Congrats

(5 years and 2427 days ago)

Not A Thousand Armies
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ponti55 says:

I love it the way it is now.. nice bright colours, great texture and a very good drawing! Good luck

(5 years and 2429 days ago)

Favorite Flower
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ponti55 says:

Fantastic composition! A brilliant manipulation, i love teh transparency of the cloth and the anguish in the model's stance.

Wonderful work, high marks

(5 years and 2429 days ago)

nameless
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ponti55 says:

Delightfully quirky! Very nice reflections.

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Shave and a Haircut Two Bits
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ponti55 says:

Great blending! Very nice work

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

going somewhere?
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ponti55 says:

Aside from the white edges around the hair that have been smudged, it's a well presented image. I'm not too keen on the frame, but it's up to you. Good luck

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Nostalgia
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ponti55 says:

Really nice concept

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Ever felt out of place?
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ponti55 says:

Wow.. a very under hyped entry. Shame Anyhow, congratulations on your first place! Wonderful work

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Khan
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ponti55 says:

Good use of lights and shadows, and your work keeps tempting me to invest in that Flood filter.

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Truth Fears No Questions
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ponti55 says:

If the texture is on the man on the right is on a separate layer, try completely desaturating it, since i assume the layer is set to soft light, the skin might look a bit more effective. To make the cracks seems stronger, maybe even try duplicating the texture.

(5 years and 2431 days ago)

Its Elemental
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ponti55 says:

My only concern is now over the anonymity of the entry, but it's an incredible image and a very professional looking animation.

(5 years and 2434 days ago)

Attractive Spheres
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ponti55 says:

I agree! Very good looking image. Good luck

(5 years and 2438 days ago)

Remains Of The Past
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ponti55 says:

Agreed! Nice work

(5 years and 2439 days ago)

Robotic Outhouse Cleaners
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ponti55 says:

It looks very authentic!

Edit: Ahh.. that's why..

(5 years and 2439 days ago)

Landscape window
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ponti55 says:

Kinda jealous of your shadows.. they look incredible! Great job

(5 years and 2439 days ago)

Punisher
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ponti55 says:

Still a wonderful image, shame it couldn't be used in the DD contest. Good luck, high marks from me

(5 years and 2439 days ago)

Stained Glass Flower Redux
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ponti55 says:

Just returning the favour for all those congrats!

Congratulations Richie Really good entry.

(5 years and 2441 days ago)

Rinsed
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ponti55 says:

Congrats

(5 years and 2441 days ago)

Nightmares
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ponti55 says:

I suggest shading the sphere a little to make it more round, at the moment it looks very flat. Maybe you could also make a selection of the sphere then go to filter-> render -> spherize to give it that extra shape.

(5 years and 2442 days ago)

loneliness
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ponti55 says:

One of the more effective transformations.. good job and good luck.

(5 years and 2442 days ago)

Smile to Smirk
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ponti55 says:

Brilliant style! High marks from me

(5 years and 2442 days ago)

Morning Waterfall
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ponti55 says:

This site takes a very strong position on any visible nudity (wrongly, in my opinion) so you might face some trouble over that.. but this image is magnificent. Truly inspiring.. work like this is the reason i joined this site.

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

Sakura
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ponti55 says:

I would remove the white edges around the orange butterfly and adjust the shadow underneath the bird (maybe try a different blend mode?) I'm not too sure about the transparency of the model, but i think it;s a really nice idea, and your smudged background in the sbs looks great

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

SPRING
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ponti55 says:

A great looking drawing Nice work.

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

Deadman
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ponti55 says:

Aside from what's already mentioned, try to soften the edges of the smoke.

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

!!! escape !!!
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ponti55 says:

You handled the source very well, and it is definitely unique! However, if you look at the right hand side of the image the texture suddenly ends in a harsh line, maybe you could crop that edge, or simply extend the texture a little further. Good luck

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

Times Up
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ponti55 says:

I agree.. the area around the mouth looks very messy, maybe you could use a low opacity brush with a sampled colour to smooth that area over. I like what you did with the eyes, but i also feel that if you are showing 'abuse' then perhaps you could show this a little more clearly with bruising or grazes. This is a subject to handle carefully so don't go overboard.

Good luck

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

Abuse
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ponti55 says:

Very creative! Good use of texture

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

balance
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ponti55 says:

I'd like to see a high resolution version, but even in low res the edges of the stairs look very blurry. I would also work on the shadows, at the moment they aren;t very convincing. However, the idea is a good one. Good luck

(5 years and 2444 days ago)

Stairway to ???
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ponti55 says:

Great 'twirl' effect.. works very nicely. I also agree with you sticking to your original idea, and i completely respect that. Even though the suggestions would add a level of complexity to this image (that might get you higher votes) the images works very well the way it is now. The blend between sources is very convincing and your lighting seems good. Great job

(5 years and 2446 days ago)

Enter If You Wish...
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ponti55 says:

More to it than meets the eye.. very realistic scene

(5 years and 2446 days ago)

A Forgotten Time...
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ponti55 says:

Great work! Brilliant idea

(5 years and 2446 days ago)

Paranoia