60 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar Drivenslush

NU NU Dum Dum so cute

(5 years and 696 days ago)

Nanny Service
avatar DanLundberg

Fashionable, perhaps, but I'm not sure if this quite satisfies the theme's objective as it seems more like a print on fabric rather than actually bark (which you seem to admit in your description). The highlights seem extreme even if the tank top were shiny—which would not be very bark-like IMO but would be cool for all those shiny-tank-top occasions [disco revival!].

(5 years and 895 days ago)

T-shirt or Tree-shirt
avatar Eladine
Eladine says:

great idea!

(5 years and 895 days ago)

T-shirt or Tree-shirt
avatar gleizzable

love is what we need right now !

nice quotation author.

(5 years and 899 days ago)

If love is the answer
avatar greymval
greymval says:

It`s an interesting shape- you could try making those roses step out of the brick, making the wall yellow (ctrl U) and bring more color in the entry. I would insist on enhancing the roses, since the source has nice colors.

(5 years and 914 days ago)

Tender Love
avatar Krashd
Krashd says:

ohh thats cool

(5 years and 1048 days ago)

Balloon
avatar jamespaul
jamespaul says:

beautiful work author

(5 years and 1050 days ago)

Balloon
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Ahhh so cute! I love the face expression! Best of luck!

(5 years and 1052 days ago)

Angel Blues
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

I will have one for me here! lol

(5 years and 1052 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar Drivenslush

very happy chop

(5 years and 1053 days ago)

Angel Blues
avatar DanLundberg

More contrast would be punchier. And shouldn't it be "TAN in a Bottle"? For me, the sand is an irritant, not an objective, when I go to the beach; the last thing I want to do is spray sand on myself. (Or is this somehow an exfoliant?)

(5 years and 1057 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Much easier to read, good improvement!

(5 years and 1057 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

I like the change. It looks very classy.

(5 years and 1057 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar riady
riady says:

Very realistic use of feather behind the baby and the lighting matches the overall image. Well done

(5 years and 1058 days ago)

Angel Blues
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

realistic work author..

(5 years and 1058 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

I like the "give yourself a beach tan" text, but the "sand in a bottle text" is kind of hard to read. What you might try is using the same technique you used for the "give yourself..." text on the "sand..." text, only make the text dark and the shadow light, know what I mean? Maybe you'll like that better.

(5 years and 1058 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The "Sand in a bottle" label is blurry and hard to read. I wouldn't use a drop shadow with text.

(5 years and 1058 days ago)

Sand in a Bottle
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Didn't see first version, but this one looks good to me. GL author!

(5 years and 1059 days ago)

Angel Blues
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Interesting values depth.

(5 years and 1060 days ago)

Balloon
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

That angel looks like it has liver disease, he's so jaundiced...Angel Yellows is more like it...
I'd adjust the colors so there is more consistency between him and his wings.

(5 years and 1061 days ago)

Angel Blues
avatar mazanda
mazanda says:

SBS?????????????????????????????

(5 years and 1066 days ago)

flowers
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

great colors author good luck

(5 years and 1067 days ago)

This is not an Apple
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very delicate effect, nice colors. A bit too fuzzy in the foreground, though. Perhaps duplicating the layer and overlaying it for more definition?

(5 years and 1069 days ago)

flowers
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Nice effect, great colors!

(5 years and 1071 days ago)

This is not an Apple
avatar RIPSAW
RIPSAW says:

(5 years and 1082 days ago)

EXPLORING THE WORLD
avatar MadGuyyy
MadGuyyy says:

I think you just posterized image to level 3. Because more that 3 colors are visible in the image. But this is looking very beautiful.

(5 years and 1095 days ago)

winter tree
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

ah, thanks. I like this a lot

(5 years and 1099 days ago)

winter tree
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

you are supposed to tell us how many colors you decreased this to.

(5 years and 1100 days ago)

winter tree
avatar arca
arca says:

Beautiful.

(5 years and 1109 days ago)

Belgian Sunset
avatar dollmommy
dollmommy says:

Very cute...nice job!! best of luck!!

(5 years and 1123 days ago)

Just another fairy tale
avatar elemare
elemare says:

You're welcome! So glad you liked my tip. I find that matching and/or creating shadows and light are probably the most common challenge when adding outside elements to scenes.

(5 years and 1129 days ago)

Just another fairy tale
avatar elemare
elemare says:

The easiest way to solve your shadow and light problem, author, is to flip the "marble" horizontally. I see you are trying to change the light and dark with other manipulations - that is much harder and usually doesn't work too well. If you still have your original image in separate layers (a good thing to do until contests are over, by the way), just flip the marble and you will see a huge difference, and the light and shadows will match. Good luck!

(5 years and 1131 days ago)

Just another fairy tale
avatar yoguy108
yoguy108 says:

the light source is coming from the right upper side' you can see it on the wall of the house
the light source on the veg is from the other side and that`s wrong.

(5 years and 1131 days ago)

Just another fairy tale
avatar hereisanoop

shadow on the 'vegetable'...(isn't it?) is wrong... g l

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

Just another fairy tale
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

What a sweet sentiment. Cool looking tut.

(5 years and 1178 days ago)

To my one and only love
avatar Drivenslush

just a suggestion author.. if you added a bit of bevel emboss to the frame (and a few white light streaks blurred to give lacquer light reflection as well) and a light BW gradient fill to the interior of the screen I'd think you get a more popping image..(you could even use a very soft BURN brush along the inner edge of the screen to give it a bit of a vignette too) IMHO.. I really do love the use of an old type writer .. I miss mine (lost it in Andrew).. good luck author

(5 years and 1194 days ago)

Honey I
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Smart entry, good idea. I might use a bit more fat font though, up to you. Good luck!

Ps just out of curiosity: if you made it in Illustrator, shouldnt the outlines be sharper?

(5 years and 1238 days ago)

I love pop/pod art
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Nice creative entry, good luck!

(5 years and 1239 days ago)

I love pop/pod art
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very creative! Nice work.

(5 years and 1239 days ago)

I love pop/pod art
avatar spaceranger

This is really nice! Using the I Pod really reflects the times making this a true Pop Art work! Fun color use as well!

(5 years and 1239 days ago)

I love pop/pod art
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very cool idea and nice work...gl

(5 years and 1240 days ago)

I love pop/pod art
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

I love this surreal entry, good luck!

(5 years and 1242 days ago)

Spring Phantasy
avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

The necklace is beautiful, but the picture could have been better to show off your piece.

(5 years and 1242 days ago)

Ancient Necklace
avatar JamesP
JamesP says:

This is nice, but why is the shadow blue? if I had a suggestion it would be to try to match that color... IMO...

(5 years and 1245 days ago)

Ancient Necklace
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

congratulations...

(5 years and 1247 days ago)

PxlCoffee
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1247 days ago)

PxlCoffee
avatar derdevil
derdevil says:

I can't agree.. There is life for sure before coffee....but is to blurry to recognise... I like your message

(5 years and 1255 days ago)

PxlCoffee
avatar ShiZa
ShiZa says:

need reflections below!

(5 years and 1255 days ago)

PxlCoffee
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Nice chop, but the base of the cups is far too narrow. They would be highly prone to falling over, and scalding coffee is no fun!

It would also be nice if you added some color to the coffee beans on the cups. B&W just looks somewhat blah...

(5 years and 1255 days ago)

PxlCoffee
avatar greymval
greymval says:

You should have made a window out of the doors frame, so that they won't look out of scale and half burried.
Rule of composition: repeating an element lowers it's value (2 yellow houses).
But it's a try, keep improving.

(5 years and 1277 days ago)

Earth Bonding Point