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Old 10-26-2006, 01:11 PM
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WOW it was hard to pick!
and I'm terrible with words but I will give it a go......

Lorraine- now that is NOT some one I would want to run into eek lol

Flora- nice overall picture

dvaught- her skin in amazing.

LonK- love how you combined the house

Cassidy- ICK

They are all icky, great job everyone and good luck.
P.s. the album is very helpful for viewing, thanks
Old 10-26-2006, 01:35 PM
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1. Lorraine - decay at its finest.
2. cazubi - awesome coloring/background.
3. irshgrlkc - gotta love that face.
4. Cyber Cat - more great decay.
5. Cassidy - skull and worms, eek.

Great job everyone!


p.s. you're all welcome for the gallery!
Old 10-27-2006, 01:09 PM
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Re: October 06 Contest Votes

This was harder than I thought it would be - judging ugly, scary and ugly/scary.

1. Lorraine - a zombie bin laden
2. Cazubi - most attractive vampire (very effective bg)
3. Dvaught - least attractive (a definite skin crawler)
4. Lonk - great 'B' horror flic look
5. Viira - really like the colours and the naugahyde skin texture.
Old 10-30-2006, 10:21 AM
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:46 PM
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Re: October 06 Contest Votes

1. Lorraine - The most zombish of the lot. I can almost smell the decay. Thoroughly appropriate background. The light blur under her chin is perplexing, though.

2. LonK - The subject is more vampire/werewolf than zombie, but the composition is so striking!

3. Flora - Beautifully composited, and the rendering on her face is great. Again more vampire than zombie.

4. Cazubi - Coloring (or lack thereof?) is very effective. Extracted figure needs a little blur to make it less cutout-looking. More vampire than zombie.

5. Cassidy - I like the worms, but the 'uneaten' skin is a mite pristine. Good color, though

All in all, this was a great collection of ghoulish art. Everyone's entry was top notch.

Old 11-01-2006, 09:32 AM
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Re: October 06 Contest Votes

The voting was very close this month. Which was no surprise with all the great or should I say "gross" entries!

Congratulations go to....Lorraine!

The Prize:
Blow Up by Alien Skin
"Blow Up makes advanced image scaling easy, preserves smooth, crisp edges and lines, and creates four times (1600% area) enlargements from any image without jagged artifacts or halos.

Blow Up includes advanced features such as photo grain controls, enlargement-specific sharpening, and support for most image modes
" ..... in other words .. a really great prize, generously offered by Alien Skin
Top 5
Lorraine - 45
dvaught - 37
cazubi - 28
Flora - 19
Doug Colwell - 15
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:33 AM
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Votes from the photographer...

From the photographer....

Liked the results.

My top 5 are:
2.cyber cat

with my favorite being number 1
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