183 comments given:
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visba says:

Be careful with the edges of both the woman's cloak and the man in the background. They look really hard, such that you can tell the images were pasted. Also the image is very dark: some of the detail gets lost and it is somewhat oppressive to the eye. I think you would do better to make the image on average a little less dark, but to increase the contrast so that the darks are darker.

(5 years and 953 days ago)

Wanted
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visba says:

I think that the water was an especially subtle and creative use of the source image. This is a really wonderful piece of art!

(5 years and 953 days ago)

Water Maiden
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visba says:

You don't take up enough of the page with this composition, and the lights and darks seem to contrast too much with no gradient in between. Also the shadows are lacking.

(5 years and 1676 days ago)

Rock Melon
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visba says:

Excellent work! The use of color is particularly fantastic; however, I feel like the shadows on the raspberries are somewhat lacking compared to the other fruits in the image.

(5 years and 1676 days ago)

Sketch
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visba says:

The final product is fantastic, but the guide is extremely lacking. I'd really love to REALLY know how you made this beautiful piece of art.

(5 years and 1676 days ago)

Heart
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visba says:

This is fantastic, but it lacks shadows that would come from the light source around the edges of some of the bones.

(5 years and 1688 days ago)

Bones
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visba says:

The inside edges of the dinosaur (near the shadow) should be darker because they'd be shadowed also. Also the front of the first arm should case a shadow on the body.

(5 years and 1688 days ago)

DINO EVOLUTION 101
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visba says:

Make sure the lighting of the squirrel matches the lighting of the rest of the picture, because I feel like the lighting doesn't quite match. Otherwise this is fantastic!

(5 years and 1688 days ago)

Coaster Squirrel
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visba says:

It's very funny but you didn't really do anything with the image whatsoever...

(5 years and 1688 days ago)

The Smoking Squirrel
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visba says:

the shingles on the roof (patchwork filter?) don't follow the direction of the roof and it throws off the perspective; you should use a marquee to select that part of the image and make the shingles meet the slant of the roof; then cut the roof back to its original shape.

(5 years and 1688 days ago)

The little house
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visba says:

fantastic job, though his feet look flat due to the perspective.

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

The merchant
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visba says:

This is fantastic but it is very grainy: unless that is intentional you may want to consider blurring the grainy parts a bit.

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

Phoenix Rising
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visba says:

The lighting looks much better and the castle is no longer floating, so good job on both those points. The contrast, however, is very high around the towers but very low in the center part. Also the shadows aren't dark enough, and the castle itself isn't casting any shadows.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

castle...
avatar visba
visba says:

You need to make much more use of the source image

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

Vamper!
avatar visba
visba says:

The haze should slightly fade the entire castle to make it look like it's far away.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

Coming Home from Battle
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visba says:

The photo is blurry but the castle is really sharp; you may want to blur the castle, especially the middle a bit. Also it looks like some of the trees on the right should be overlapping the castle as they're out in front. Finally the hedges on the bottom of the castle make it look like it's floating but I'm not sure why.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

castle...
avatar visba
visba says:

I agree: refine the edges and either make the chair a little bigger or the woman a little smaller.

(5 years and 1706 days ago)

Do NOT Sit!!
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visba says:

The trees in half the image are frozen and in half they are not.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Panoramic
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visba says:

The sunglasses are a nice touch.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

The Bear Went Over the Mountai
avatar visba
visba says:

You seem like you're afraid to use your darks and the image seems like it's faded as a result.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

love
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visba says:

Oh well if it was intended to have the tower and moon at the same height that's fine, it just makes it look like the tower is unbelievably tall. If the middle of the moon was parallel to the tippy top of the tower it would look right. Sorry for misinterpreting your lack of inspiration.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Moonlight night
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visba says:

How did you make the background?

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Gunface
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visba says:

This one is amazing! It's beautiful, meaningful, AND funny. Is there a SBS?

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Futile
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visba says:

I think that you should make both of the eyes red; it would look more fierce and scary.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

dragon leaf
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visba says:

If this was a treasure chest that would be a classic interpretation of the Mimic! Awesome job!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Burrrrrp!
avatar visba
visba says:

Fantastic use of source images and amazing result!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Baabaa Black Sheep
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visba says:

I think you should make the 4 ribbon layers more transparent so you can see the zebra, or just put the zebra in front of the ribbon layers.

EDIT: nevermind I just stared at this for about 10 minutes and finally got it. Awesome job!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Zebra Ribbons
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visba says:

Why is there a maze in the background?

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Peace Out Dude
avatar visba
visba says:

You should make the stripes more prominent.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

It
avatar visba
visba says:

This is the best named contest entry ever!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Dogbra or Zebdog
avatar visba
visba says:

That looks much better now! Don't be afraid to use your darks; they really make the image work.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Morning view
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visba says:

The edges are way too jagged and the entire castle is kind of blurry. Good concept though!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

lonely castle
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visba says:

It's pretty good, but the perspective is skewed as either the moon should be higher or the tower should be from the standpoint of someone on the ground.. Also you shouldn't make images just for the sake of entering a contest.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Moonlight night
avatar visba
visba says:

It's fantastic! However, if it's a lighthouse you should probably put a light at the top. Also instead of making the tower become transparent you should make multiple cloud layers gaining opacity on top of it.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Lighthouse In The Clouds
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visba says:

That elephant is mad small... also ice is definitely right. I'm 17 and kind of in the same boat as you; for example, I don't understand 75% of the things wazowski told you in his comment.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Elephant Missing
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visba says:

That monkey is gigantic, but you can remedy this by just saying in the image description that it's a Truck being attacked by a gigantic monkey

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

tukkk
avatar visba
visba says:

It's really really blurry which makes it irritating to look at.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Making Deliveries
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visba says:

You make very good use of your darks at the bottom of the image but the shadows at the top of the image aren't as dark. It makes the image look like it's fading out upwards.

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

Morning view
avatar visba
visba says:

This is pretty incredible, except I think that the top of the thing (to the left of the smokestack should be slightly blurred to go with the perspective of the piece. Otherwise this is absolutely fantastic!

(5 years and 1707 days ago)

hard worker
avatar visba
visba says:

This is extremely clever and well executed. Good job!

(5 years and 1710 days ago)

catching the loan-shark
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visba says:

This nipple is in the wrong place and there's a sudden change between the neck and chest which looks like her head was just stuck onto the body. Also the boob should have a very slight concave curve coming down. Fantastic job though.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Little Miss Daisy
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visba says:

It looks more like the cigar is shoved up the alpaca's nose than in its mouth lol... Also 1 of those alpacas is cheating as both have an ace of spades and one has an ace of hearts, which is on the table.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Poker Buddies
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visba says:

The transition from Alpaca to Giraffe is really sudden. It looks more like you brutally killed the Alpaca and stuffed it with a giraffe than the giraffe is part of the alpacca. Also the transition between the leaves/moss and water is too sharp as the water is very unsaturated while the ground is very saturated color.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Giraffpaca
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visba says:

YOUCH! This looks much better now!

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Braces
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visba says:

Good job, but the capsules and casing look blurry when the image is viewed in high res.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

have u got a  headache???
avatar visba
visba says:

Awesome job; however, if the light is going through the colored glass it should cast colored light on the flower after it goes through said glass.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Photosynthesis
avatar visba
visba says:

The person looks flat and the cut off top of the building completely throws off the perspective because the plane of the building going diagonally backwards. Great concept though!

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

kite
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visba says:

This is awesome! Can you please add some words to the Step by Step so I know how you made it? Also I agree with ponti and I'd go further to say that it's because there's no shadow for that leg.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

The Bug
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visba says:

This image is confounding...

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

get_a_haircut
avatar visba
visba says:

You can see where the top layer overlaps the bottom layer near the left legs. Also the shadows of the legs go in opposite directions, which makes no sense.

(5 years and 1711 days ago)

Pull Me Push You