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ponti55 says:

Brilliant editing.. the model looks fantastic and the background is magical Great job!

(5 years and 2453 days ago)

Lost in Time
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ponti55 says:

Great job blending the water into the image! Seamless

(5 years and 2453 days ago)

Eye Wash
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ponti55 says:

This worked surprisingly well considering the image.. really good work

(5 years and 2454 days ago)

Living room
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ponti55 says:

Congrats Bob!!

(5 years and 2455 days ago)

Homage to Maria
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ponti55 says:

Brilliant work! An extremely realistic render

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

The Glad Globe
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ponti55 says:

Very original!

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

Time is running out...
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ponti55 says:

The edges of the smoke are very sharp at the moment, maybe feather the edges or go around it with a soft eraser at a low opacity.

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

smoke stack
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ponti55 says:

The idea is a good one, but the depth of field is too shallow on the background image to make a convincing blend.

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

Taking a Stroll
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ponti55 says:

Sweet and simple, but most of all - convincing

I would've thought that some of the branches on the back tree would be in front of the fountain, but other than that i like the image Good luck.

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

Spring Garden
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ponti55 says:

...can i hug you?

(5 years and 2457 days ago)

 God
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ponti55 says:

Let's face it.. about half of those are mine :P

Reminds me a lot of Picasso's 'Las Meninas'

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

Pablo
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ponti55 says:

Very nice render!

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

H2O...
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ponti55 says:

I would remove the yellow edges from the stars

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

Star Light!
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ponti55 says:

Interesting approach to the theme.. good luck!

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

Its Snowing Again
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ponti55 says:

The atmosphere of the image is great, but this is a problem that i thought would arise because of the given source.. the crosses could've been made with two rectangular selections and that's it.

Still, good creativity, good atmosphere and a very good 3D render.

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

Dead Land
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ponti55 says:

Haha, brilliant concept!

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

Flying
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ponti55 says:

The armor looks great! Very well drawn

(5 years and 2458 days ago)

was close
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ponti55 says:

Still one of my favourite movies.. and this is a fantastic inspired image

(5 years and 2459 days ago)

Homage to Maria
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ponti55 says:

The idea is hilarious and the execution is near perfect! All i could recommend is maybe lowering the opacity that 'Hef' is casting, it's a lot darker compared to the shadows being cast by the dolls.

Great job!

(5 years and 2459 days ago)

A little Hugh Hefner
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ponti55 says:

A fantastic explosion of colour.. it's awesome!

(5 years and 2459 days ago)

Pablo
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ponti55 says:

Well then i might suggest simply changing the background. In my opinion it would improve the image dramatically if the source didn't look so 2-dimensional.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

Star Sector 5
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ponti55 says:

Was the vertical warping an aesthetic choice? If it wasn't, remember to hold the shift key while resizing to maintain proportions.

Edit: Ahh, alright Very creative use of your own sources.. and a very convincing blend! Good luck

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

little Islander
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ponti55 says:

An absolutely BRILLIANT use of a terrible source. Fantastic work, author

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

The Resurrection
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ponti55 says:

I personally would've removed the ring, but other than that it's a good surrealistic image.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

The Living Mill
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ponti55 says:

A good idea, despite a similar image already being in the contest. I agree with Dan about the uppermost starfish being above the waterline even though it has been clearly warped. Other than that it looks good Good attention to lights and shadows too.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

The Swarm
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ponti55 says:

Really nice artistic vision and nice composition. However, is it a door or is it light coming through an open doorway? If it's a door i wouldn't expect a trail of light to be flooding out onto the floor, and if it's light then i'd suggest working more on the colour.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

Sea Star Hut
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ponti55 says:

An interesting image with a lot of imagination, but i don't really agree with your choice of how you transformed the starfish itself. The source lost a lot of depth, and in high res it looks over-warped. I'd suggest either shading the starfish with the dodge and burn tools to give it a bit more depth, or simply adding the source again, but this time without the flattening.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

Star Sector 5
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ponti55 says:

I just keep coming back to this image.. despite having voted for it quite a while ago.. i just can't keep away. It's a fantastic inspired piece and would look great in a nice frame in my living room.

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

Blue Mood
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ponti55 says:

I love it. I love the concept, i love the execution and i love the title. Really well done author

(5 years and 2460 days ago)

where is my sky
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ponti55 says:

Great work! Very 'clean' Shadows and lights are perfect! Good luck

(5 years and 2465 days ago)

The Sky is Crying
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ponti55 says:

One of the best uses of Bevel/Emboss that i've seen, well done

(5 years and 2467 days ago)

The Wooble MaCoo Coo
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ponti55 says:

Congraaaaaaaaats!!! Brilliant as always

(5 years and 2469 days ago)

Lestat
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ponti55 says:

It looks like the arm starts to fade towards the bottom, is that effect intentional? The arm also has some visible white edges, especially as it gets closer to the globe. Good luck

(5 years and 2472 days ago)

In my hand
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ponti55 says:

Very intelligent use of source. Great job!

(5 years and 2472 days ago)

The end
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ponti55 says:

Very subtle! This embodies the theme very well. Good luck.

(5 years and 2473 days ago)

Crossing the Street
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ponti55 says:

I'm not a big fan of the outer glow surrounding the planet, but good job otherwise

(5 years and 2473 days ago)

earth
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ponti55 says:

I personally would've used a more feminine hand to create a sense of softness, but you did a brilliant job here. The vines looks great and the background is well crafted. Good luck

(5 years and 2473 days ago)

Each Drop Counts !!!
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ponti55 says:

Stunning work. Just.. beautiful.

(5 years and 2478 days ago)

Fire Girl
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ponti55 says:

Clever, moody and beautiful. Wonderful work, Author.

(5 years and 2480 days ago)

The Tower
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ponti55 says:

Very original! At least it's not floating in the sky with a waterfall dripping down

Well done

(5 years and 2480 days ago)

Drowning Island
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ponti55 says:

Congratulations madame

(5 years and 2481 days ago)

Love
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ponti55 says:

Superb manipulation

(5 years and 2482 days ago)

Waiting For Something
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ponti55 says:

I love it when a tutorial is adapted in a different way Very clever author! Nice work.

Edit:

(5 years and 2482 days ago)

Desintegration
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ponti55 says:

Expressing your opinion in the form of a sarcastic question is not the way you should do it.. I understand some entries don't appeal to you, and maybe you should show that via the way you vote and not the way you comment.

"Are you kidding me?" Doesn't help anyone solve a problem.

(5 years and 2483 days ago)

Matrix
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ponti55 says:

I just don;t understand what the hostility is all about..

Author, the image is visually pretty simple. That doesn't mean anything. I've seen very simple art get high marks. As a matter of fact this wouldn't look half bad as a desktop background, but the reason for the comments is because of the similarity to the original source.

You do have to remember that this is a contest website, and even though the image looks good in my eyes, you have to ask yourself how it would fare in a competition.

Again, there is no reason for the hostility. And i like the image you created. Aesthetically it's very vibrant and reminds me of light painting at low shutter speeds in photography. Good luck

(5 years and 2484 days ago)

Matrix
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ponti55 says:

Her elbows look a bit awkward to me. The shadows are a bit too grey and don't match the shadows around the rest of the body (such as the underarms). I know it's too late now, but if you wanted to just for the heck of it, you could try experimenting with blend modes such as soft light or overlay at a lower opacity.

Good luck and good humour

EDIT:
I did look at the source Author, and that's how i noticed the grey and flat looking elbows.

(5 years and 2484 days ago)

What? I can
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ponti55 says:

I disagree.. every element ties together beautifully. Wonderful image author

(5 years and 2485 days ago)

Love
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ponti55 says:

Next time, i suggest working at a larger resolution. The edges are pixelated and jagged, and they are a real distraction.

(5 years and 2489 days ago)

The Bongplinger
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ponti55 says:

Moody and evocative. This is simplistic art at its best!

(5 years and 2489 days ago)

The Book Of ...
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ponti55 says:

Great rain effects

(5 years and 2489 days ago)

The Day After Tomorrow