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ponti55 says:

Amazing.. fantastic work with the colours. Wow.

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

Like A Moth
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ponti55 says:

My intention wasn't to insult the author, i know them and love them like a sibling, and i know they prefer receiving comments that help them improve their images, over simple "Nice work!" comments. The author knows i like their work, but when commenting on their images, i try to find nit picks to help them out.

Positives usually outweigh the negatives.. for example the selections, the sources the author chose, the blending and the overall idea.. these are all really good.

Still, i have to agree, negative points should be highlighted with respect.

Good luck author.

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

Sea Witch
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ponti55 says:

Brilliant render! Good luck

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
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ponti55 says:

The sand blowing off the figure looks excellent.. really well created. Great job.

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

Sandman
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ponti55 says:

Very nice! A definite contender Good luck!

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

Rickety path
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ponti55 says:

I'm going to start blaming your talent on witchcraft.. is that alright with you?

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

Grindylow has a friend
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ponti55 says:

Superb realism.. incredible work.

(5 years and 2506 days ago)

An Eye
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ponti55 says:

Beautiful background, great reflections and a very good use of source.. i would not have this kind of patience. All i can say is that the flowery jewels on the crown look a little flat and warped, I suggest adding a bit of shading around that area to define it a little better.

Great job and good luck

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Diamonds for Hire
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ponti55 says:

Great render! Excellent concept too, just remember to get the sbs posted

Good luck!

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Loose cannon
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ponti55 says:

I feel like without the jellyfish you could make your creature a little larger, which would really make her the main focus, especially because the colour of the tentacles is very similar to the hue of the water.

Good luck

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Sea Witch
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ponti55 says:

Very clever! Nice touch with the reflections.. this little guy is awesome!

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

The Sacred Bird
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ponti55 says:

Love those snails.. Great image Good shapes and very nice use of source. Nice work!

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Slug eater
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ponti55 says:

The surrealism here is wonderful! Clever use of source

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Inverse
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ponti55 says:

I would suggest working a little more on the detail around the head, at the moment it looks very two dimensional, and it doesn't fit with the rest of the image. I also notice (even in low-res) that there is a section of very overstretched pixels around the neck, try to avoid that by duplication and cloning.

Good luck.

(5 years and 2508 days ago)

Experimentations Of The Loch
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ponti55 says:

It looks wonderful! The lighting is perfect.. you've created a wonderful atmosphere.

(5 years and 2508 days ago)

Wookey Hollow
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ponti55 says:

I like the concept and the execution, but i'm not a big fan of the outer glow or the current background, perhaps some out of focus clouds, or something a little more complex than a blue gradient. Good luck

(5 years and 2510 days ago)

Playground of the mind
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ponti55 says:

This really is the epitome of the surreal. Such a powerful message and well made image..

Well done, Author.

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

Self Denial
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ponti55 says:

Beautiful lighting, author. Fantastic image, good luck and high, HIGH marks from me.

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

Path in the Sky
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ponti55 says:

Just fantastic. What an excellent use of source..

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

To Own the Stars
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ponti55 says:

This looks beautiful.. soft, delicate and very relaxing. I could stare at this all day, and i just might. Good luck.

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

Enchanted Winter
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ponti55 says:

Great lighting, the image fits the theme very well.

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

Restricted
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ponti55 says:

This is genius!

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

Caterpillar
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ponti55 says:

A strong contender.. a well executed entry. Well done.

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

Hog-tied Desires
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ponti55 says:

Very clever! Nice work.

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

A long story short
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ponti55 says:

That.. is.. awesome! The image looks fantastic! Follow Toca's sound advice and this image will be perfect. Well done!

(5 years and 2513 days ago)

Toxic Lovers
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ponti55 says:

Astounding detail.. the lighting is superb.

(5 years and 2513 days ago)

Raven
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ponti55 says:

Expressions are wonderful! Great job

(5 years and 2513 days ago)

Froggy
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ponti55 says:

Wonderful result, and an excellent use of the source! And even though the concept of a mushroom house is a little dated, this entry looks amazing.

From your SBS it looks like you spent a lot of time on the mushroom guy you created, but he's not too visible in the final image, i suggest brightening that up a little to make him pop out some more.

Great job

(5 years and 2516 days ago)

Coming Home
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ponti55 says:

D'aww! Congratulations!!

I think you're the only person i don't mind losing to :P

Fantastic as always

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

Lovey, Dovey Tree
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ponti55 says:

I was unsure about the entries i would see in this contest.. you've just flipped my expectations. Fantastic image.. wow

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

Stone Circles
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ponti55 says:

Very well blended! Her edges look a little soft in contrast with the rest of the image.. but overall it's great! Well done and good luck

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

below the forest giants
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ponti55 says:

Almost a little too clever!

Fantastic work author

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

perfect cut
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ponti55 says:

Hehe, super creative use of source! Good luck

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

beef
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ponti55 says:

You've conveyed emotion very well, the heart, the cracks and the blood are all expertly created. Nice work

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

Heart of Glass
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ponti55 says:

Ouch ouch ouch OUCH.

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

slide
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ponti55 says:

That looks wonderful! Looks like christmas came early for someone.. she's going to be ecstatic!

(5 years and 2518 days ago)

Nishagandhi
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ponti55 says:

I can't quite tell what the object is, perhaps you can explain?

By the way, as a whole the render looks great, i'd just like to understand exactly what it is

(5 years and 2519 days ago)

GEAR UP-Helmet
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ponti55 says:

Lovely

(5 years and 2519 days ago)

broken child
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ponti55 says:

Great surrealism. Well done

(5 years and 2519 days ago)

levels
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ponti55 says:

Terrific.. well manipulated.

(5 years and 2520 days ago)

Zen Pinto
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ponti55 says:

Nice clean manipulation! I'd try to watch out for the black edges around the model, but other than that you've done a good job. (watch out for light sources and shadow direction too)

(5 years and 2520 days ago)

Horsey
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ponti55 says:

Beautiful pattern. Very successful creation.

(5 years and 2520 days ago)

Tree Watchers
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ponti55 says:

I think that's the point Siddhartha

Well done author.. i've missed your work.

(5 years and 2520 days ago)

Lovey, Dovey Tree
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ponti55 says:

I'm not overly keen about the dragon, but the rest of the work with the source is nothing short of brilliant. Good luck

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

Dragon Slayer
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ponti55 says:

The cables embedded in the amber add a level of authenticity here and look fantastic. The use of human facial elements (while blended well) i think reduce this element of mystery.. but i think comedy was what you were going for.. and you pulled it off well. High marks from me

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

Amber Reborn
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ponti55 says:

The colours and contrast are a bit too strong for me, but they certainly create a feeling of angst. Good luck, author

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

the "miss"
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ponti55 says:

Nicely created atmosphere, author Good luck!

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

headless
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ponti55 says:

Good use of the source, i like the different elements you chose to include. Good luck

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

Dawn of the Dragon
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ponti55 says:

I suggest blurring the woman's shadow a little more and adding a gradient mask that gradually reduces in opacity, right now the shadow looks a bit too strong.

Overall as an image i think it's fantastic though The light.. the use of source.. the creature.. all look wonderful Well done!

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

The Battle
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ponti55 says:

Interesting way of representing motion I'd follow Lolu's advice to create a more realistic result.

Good luck

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

Run