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5.00 / 5.00

Jan 1, 2011 | 1:47 AM EST
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Author Comments

second stab at photoshop

wasnt going to a phoenix, but after i saw the form i just kept at it with filters, burn and dodge tool, curves and levels for color



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quite excellent!

Hey SessileNomad,

The first impression I get from this piece of artwork is outlined in your author's comments: experimenting with filters, tools, and colors. It generates a nice effect that really conveys the fiery hotness of a phoenix, simply because it looks like molten lava. But I wasn't really sure what it was. It was just a wall of texture to me, and I would have liked to see more, that's all.

I sense that there's been a little bit of work gone into making this experiment look really nice. The texture is wonderfully made, and the little glowing parts underneath contrast with the dark parts to make for really good viewing. Nothing seems unnatural or forced, it all looks very coherent.

The style is very interesting, because you can't see anything other than the texture of what might be the phoenix or the phoenix egg. It's interesting that you thought of phoenix because I might of thought of something like "volcano" or "lava" for this piece but it gives it that interesting touch.

It's quite beautiful, because of the light parts. The dark parts may be too many and I would like to see a more sort of transparent feel about it. Such as you're looking through the upper layer of darkness into light, or something. Then again, I'm being overly picky, so well done.

I was overall pleased with this, and I really look forward to viewing more of your submitted works in the future. Good art! Thanks for letting me see.

Impression 13/20
Skill 18/20
Style 16/20
Beauty 17/20
Tilt 16/20
Overall score 80/100
VERDICT: Quite Excellent! [A-]



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's not bad

I see what you were going for, and I think you pulled it off pretty well. The outline of the bird is really obvious, you can't miss it. The colors and textures aren't really so much to my liking though. If you look around the large image, you can definitely find some photoshop flaws here and there. Weird blurry, non blurry transitions - odd bar going across the picture, etc.

The firey look doesn't really strike me as fire either, which bothers me a bit. It just looks like attempted photoshop fire. The text is also a bit out of place. I can see you wanting credit for your work, obviously, but the white text just looks distasteful. Maybe distorted fire text in a dark area would have looked nice.

Overall it's not bad. I can see a lot of cool shapes and areas that I interpret certain ways, but I think this could use a bit more work to give me that wow effect. Keep it up.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Looks good

I like this picture. You can interpret pretty much everything into it, I can see various shapes and forms in it (ranging from a simple explosion to a bird) and all shapes I can see in this picture make perfect sense in the context of the collurs you chose for this picture.

This image would be great as a desktop background, if it wasn't for the text on it. Okay, it's your picture, so of course you want to put your name on it, I understand that. But I think it kind of disturbs the atmosphere of the picture.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Swooping in for the kill

I can see the outline of a bird descending left to right, wings still mid-beat behind it and a purposeful shape of a beak jutting forward at the front of it. You've captured the essence of the bird, with an eye on abstractism, though I would suggest that you differentiated from the background slightly, to make more of an impact. I personally view that only the bird would be on fire, though it may be causing spreading fire, by flying, it would not be flying through a raging inferno.

A nice look to the flames, without really committing on the form there - perhaps adding a little more directional spread, dragging the flames in the opposite way to the movement of the bird would give the piece more direction and impetus?

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Feels dark

Kind of has evil feeling just screaming at you. The textures of red and black just flowing together and the fact that it looks like blood and fire put together makes it look a bit creepier as well. Kind of gives a feeling like you have almost no life left and someone is going to take you to the place in the picture when you die.

The texture and shading is quite nice though, it looks like you spent a lot of time trying to get it to look right as well. Very great job on this though. Horrifically evil looking but very good for a photo in photoshop.

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SessileNomad responds:

i spent a ton of time with the dodge and burn too lightening and darkening areas so yeah, glad you liked that xD

i dont really think 'evil' when i look at it, it just constantly reminds me of moltres from pokemon, to each his own lol