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(whoops just had a blonde moment) :: TAKE 2

It's been a great over cast Saturday in lovely Melbourne. Spent the arvo + most of the night fiddling around with this one.

Just another manipulation of (poor ol') Dan's stock images
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Once again i worked from his existing pose/lighting and went from there. I wanted to do some mucking around with skin textures and create this metallic kinda feel - but i realised how much of effort it would be to actually do that from a manip (and much faster from scratch). So this is my mock tribute to ... er ...
:: TRON/Matrix/(Disney's)Atlantis and whatever ;)

(I have issues with the general lighting, and choice of colour on the skin.)

Tools :: Photoshop | Tablet
Time :: 6-8 hours off and on

"the devil is in the detail" - take a full view to check out the patterns on his skin

comments | crits | first born children - all welcomed
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:icondistendasi:
distendasi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Your work is really great! I love this. I think it's more "empty" feeling being black and white. The detail on the body is amazing!
Kind of reminds me of some posters my husband has of the anime 'Ghost in the Shell'. Have you seen the manga or the anime, I think its even a video game now. Here are a few images from the anime
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:iconashtonic:
AshTonic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
thats so awsome! i love that layout on his skin... maybe a few parts where it sort of glow's would look cool? also maybe something in the backround? like a factory or computer lab? looks really cool though!!
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:iconricky-mc-me:
ricky-mc-me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004   Photographer
I really like the effect you've given the pic.
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:iconofelia:
ofelia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004
goooood work!
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:iconrabendashi:
Rabendashi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
That's amazing, I don't know how long you put into this but I'm surprised you're not charging people admission...
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:iconraphi-kun:
raphi-kun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
looks gorgeous!
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:icondevcandy:
devcandy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
Wow! This is very pretty. :+favlove:

I'm sorry, I tried to find something I could advise on. I really did, but you really made all the lines go with the contours of the body, the most common photo-manipulation problem I notice. (And one I'm guilty of when I try to do a representative photo-manipulation.)

It's amazing!
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
thanks for the positive compliments.

the lines-on-the-contours-thing is also a pet hate of mine,, not a lot of people seem to understand scale or "wrapping" or textures on surfaces when doing a manip.
the other thing is to also match the shadows and highlights - but i guess you already knew that.

my more recent work-in-prog has a similar feel to it, in terms of texturing of the surface. i'm dabbling in cyborg/androids - enjoy!
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:icondevcandy:
devcandy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Very cool.

I [i]know[/i] that, which is a very different thing from being able to [i]do[/i] it. It's very difficult for me. :giggle: However, I don't really try to pass off any of my manips as much more than me trying to learn. In either case, my manips are generally in the vein of: "Wow, amorphous blobs of color!"

Sounds good, and your gallery looks good. Time for... :+devwatch:
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oswaldyves Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
Matrix touch, I like it, love how the person is with the tatoos and the colors, good manip, respect :headbang:
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
manips are fun - when you've got something good to work with :)

your work's pretty good too, sans-manip :nod:
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:iconsenate9:
senate9 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
wow. Lovely! I like the metallic TRON feeling :nod:
indeed very nice :clap:
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
ahhh some one old enough to remember Tron :clap: :w00t:

i refuse to watch it anymore though ... some old movies get tarnished after going thru the special effects boom in the 90's *sigh*
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:icont3t5u0:
t3t5u0 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a fantastic manip! :+fav: for sure!
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
thank you :nod:
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:icont3t5u0:
t3t5u0 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
n/p :)
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:iconcwk:
CwK Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2004
wow that is really cool, i love it!!
:peace:
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:iconmustang-chase:
mustang-chase Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
this is REALLY awsome! great job totally AI
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
thanks :)

doesn't he make a lovely andriod? :)
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:iconbrandoneinziger:
BrandonEinziger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
that's really cool. :D
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
danke :)

there's the rest of the gallery to ponder over *nudge nudge wink wink*

:giggle:
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:iconbrandoneinziger:
BrandonEinziger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
heheh, i might just do that. :D
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:iconlook:
look Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
this is one of hte best photo manipulation i've seen! it's way better than those cheezy gothic-wanna be stuffs. ^__^
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
thank you :)

it's easy to manip when you've got something good to work with. (he makes a great blank canvas, doesn't he? :) )
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:iconlook:
look Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
yep, he mkaes a great HOT blank canvas. ;)
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:iconneozenith:
NeoZenith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
Silly Josh, it's *ishcared* f00! © =P

Amazing work, you definitely deserve a +fav! :clap:
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
thanks ;)

i don't know what he's (Josh) afraid of ... it's not like i'm a sheep bent on destruction here ...

*giggle*
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:iconneozenith:
NeoZenith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
I'm not quite sure either. =P

I like sheep, :P
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:iconhey-poo-guy:
Hey-Poo-Guy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
Real cool patterns on his body. Great manip, very much. :)
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:iconsonic1:
Sonic1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:winner: :clap: Great job on all the lil detail and stuff man :+fav:
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2004
cheers big ears :)
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:iconsonic1:
Sonic1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...how'd you know I have big ears O_O
*ishscared*
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
I read it in my tarot cards :D
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:iconsonic1:
Sonic1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*runs*
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:icondan14stock:
Dan14Stock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004   Interface Designer
Wow that came out so awesome! Once again, Nice job! I look very metalicish! :+fav: once again! nice manips!
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:iconvestaeros:
VestaEros Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this, I think the cable are fine, if you define them anymore they would take away from the picture. that's only my opinion though, I don't do this stuff so Iwouldn't know. but... I like it.
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
thanks, as always :)

feel free to be more critical ... don't be shy. it's so un-Leo like of you ;)
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:iconvestaeros:
VestaEros Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok beeeeeeotch!!!! this is what you need to change on your work!! I'm kiddin. no really I really like the cables. I think if you had defined them more it would have taken attention away from the subject.
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:iconvervedim:
VerveDim Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004   Interface Designer
nice manip, my only suggestion would be to define the "cables; cords; ties; whatever" in the background.
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
that's a fair enough comment.

i think i tried to put too little emphasis on it that i lost interest in them all together :) i might revisit the image with more cables and stuff at a later date ... currently feeling a little drained *twiddles thumbs*

thanks for the comment and the view :D
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:iconvervedim:
VerveDim Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004   Interface Designer
hey no problem. good luck.
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:iconacida:
acida Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
pretty interesting I like this kind of stuff :+fav: :)
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
danke :)

you're interpretation of "prozac" tickles me :D
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:iconacida:
acida Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
thnks :)
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:iconserdarb:
serdarb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant :clap: I like it.
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:iconzachlost:
zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
danke :)

your manips are pretty amazing too ... I like your surreal/dream-like approach. Keep at them! Grow Gallery! Grow! ;)
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:iconserdarb:
serdarb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
bitte :)

I'm so glad you liked my gallery, thanx for looking and your comment :bye:
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