179 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar BWR
BWR says:

This was really good work.

(5 years and 69 days ago)

Young and happy
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Looks like my refrigerator. Except for the head. I don't have any heads in my frig.

(5 years and 71 days ago)

Fridge
avatar BWR
BWR says:

CONGRATS TE

(5 years and 72 days ago)

Alien Baby
avatar Drivenslush

Love the finger in the mouth

(5 years and 82 days ago)

Alien Baby
avatar Drivenslush

That first launch will be a killer LOL ... nice work

(5 years and 119 days ago)

Grasshopper Ride
avatar Drivenslush

This would look magnificent on a wall in GIANT SIZE.... Great in a bank!!!

(5 years and 119 days ago)

Eye
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Love this one,nice simple image but quite sublime

(5 years and 119 days ago)

Summer Shower
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 124 days ago)

Rabbit to horse
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Tina

(5 years and 125 days ago)

Rabbit to horse
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Thank you for fixing this.

(5 years and 128 days ago)

Rabbit to horse
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Author, if you can not provide the source link, you can not use the image.

(5 years and 128 days ago)

Rabbit to horse
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Author, is the rabbit your own photograph? If so, along with adding it to your sbs as you have done, you must state that it is your own photo.

(5 years and 129 days ago)

Rabbit to horse
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

use the sharpen tool.

(5 years and 129 days ago)

Grasshopper Ride
avatar spaceranger

The reason you perceive a "blurry" look is because of the eye of the cricket/grasshopper. Look at steps 5 and 6 in your SBS. The eye is no longer crisp and sharp in step 6 and the highlight is too dark and soft, this affects how the observer perceives the sharpness of the image.

When you create shadows you are correct to place them on a new layer but you should set that layer on "multiply" (that makes it transparent) and use the Gaussian blur feature to adjust the sharpness. Then adjust the opacity to suit. In lightening the girl you lost all shadows making her a bit flat. She should have stronger shadows to better match the cricket/grasshopper. There's no shadow of the rope on the girl or where her skirt is over her leg.

(5 years and 132 days ago)

Grasshopper Ride
avatar spaceranger
Moderator says:

Author you've made an error when you typed the URL for the belt source in your description.
You wrote: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/bozubana-crown-flower-lei-1310387\n
Always keep the URL in the clear away from other characters. The "\n "is not part of the URL and results in a 404 message.
The correct link is: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/bozubana-crown-flower-lei-1310387
Please fix that to avoid confusion

(5 years and 132 days ago)

Grasshopper Ride
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations.....

(5 years and 137 days ago)

World Birth
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Tina

(5 years and 138 days ago)

World Birth
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 139 days ago)

World Birth
avatar still26
still26 says:

You are succeeding. Thanks again.

(5 years and 139 days ago)

Space Dog
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats

(5 years and 139 days ago)

World Birth
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is really through the roof, mind blowing wonderful. I studied your SBS and could actually learn something! You have a great skill and the final product is superb. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

(5 years and 140 days ago)

Space Dog
avatar still26
still26 says:

Great imagination and creative piece.

(5 years and 140 days ago)

Sunflower
avatar lolu
lolu says:

Very funny ! Good luck author

(5 years and 141 days ago)

Space Dog
avatar Drivenslush

Now I wanna go read Green Eggs and Ham! hehehe

(5 years and 142 days ago)

World Birth
avatar spaceranger

A fun entry and a very good SBS!

(5 years and 149 days ago)

Space Dog
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

This is well done. They look mesmerized. Blended very well.

(5 years and 150 days ago)

Wrong Turn
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Thanks for the story, it was weird just as I like it, even if being French I didn't understand everything, I'll have to listen to it again, think it was scary inside brrrrrrr

(5 years and 155 days ago)

Clown Eggs
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

I like it. But...I think it has a bigger impact the way you have it in your entry as it is. Thanks for trying it and letting me know!

(5 years and 158 days ago)

Park in Time
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

This is really cool. I almost wonder what it would like if you reversed the color...and had the majority be sepia or black and white...and the phone image in color. Just a thought...Nice work!

(5 years and 158 days ago)

Park in Time
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

I like this, very nice.

(5 years and 159 days ago)

Park in Time
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

I haven't listened to the story but if I saw something like this on a beach, I would run for my life. Scary scary scary.

(5 years and 159 days ago)

Clown Eggs
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Good painting job, but I think the purple lines through the hair need to be blended more to get rid of those paint lines. Try blurring them.

(5 years and 159 days ago)

pretty clown
avatar still26
still26 says:

Really a feminine upload, perfect for a little girl who loves to dream of unicorns and believes in them. Love the textured feel.

(5 years and 160 days ago)

Unicorn Tapestry
avatar lolu
lolu says:

Much better in my opinion !

(5 years and 161 days ago)

pretty clown
avatar lolu
lolu says:

Nice work ! However try to make the black line less blurry

(5 years and 161 days ago)

pretty clown
avatar Drivenslush

hmmmm.. Three Mile Island? hehehe

(5 years and 172 days ago)

Indigestion
avatar Drivenslush

hehehe, only if it doesn't ruin the feel.. hehehe

(5 years and 176 days ago)

Ice Spider
avatar Drivenslush

He's doing the Tango!

(5 years and 177 days ago)

Ice Spider
avatar BWR
BWR says:

This is cool.

(5 years and 177 days ago)

Ice Spider
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

I am gonna adopt that cutie so he ll no longer be lost Good luck

(5 years and 204 days ago)

Desolate
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

Blurring the cracks towards the higher area might help you, use a bigger blur brush with an opacity 8 and blur more often towards the higher parts.

(5 years and 206 days ago)

Desolate
avatar Drivenslush

Perspective is always an issue when merging cracks from one picture to the other.. using Distort/Perspective/Warp are always helpful, but I do understand the frustration of getting to match what is in your mind to what is on the screen. Now get that puppy a sandwich or I'm calling PETA.. hehehe

(5 years and 207 days ago)

Desolate
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

Nice image. That dog does look lost. The plowed field on the right just doesn't look right to me as for the perspective.

(5 years and 209 days ago)

Desolate
avatar TorDoni
TorDoni says:

Thank you

(5 years and 212 days ago)

Desolate
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 215 days ago)

Bear Vacation
avatar Drivenslush

Mama has issues... hehehe

(5 years and 217 days ago)

La Llarona
avatar Drivenslush

Looks like an illustration in the old "Alfred Hitchcock" books from my youth... creepy as all hell... hehehe

(5 years and 217 days ago)

Dark Watchers
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Try to refine the jagged & hard edges on the arms.

(5 years and 219 days ago)

La Llarona
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

Raggety Ann was a nice touch.

(5 years and 219 days ago)

Bear Vacation
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!

(5 years and 454 days ago)

Spying