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T Paul 03-31-2009 10:14 PM

April 2009 Contest Discussion
Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the Contest entries here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

Most members are eager to hear comments/suggestions about their entries, so please take the time to help each other out. :)

T Paul 04-07-2009 08:41 AM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
So who are the brave souls trying their hand at this contest?

CathyH 04-07-2009 01:03 PM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
I'm working on it, it is a lot harder thank I thought, and I'm on version 4 or 5 now.
I will be posting one of the soon.

K_GiMiNi_M 04-07-2009 07:54 PM

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Wow this one is hard.

Nasturtium 04-09-2009 02:49 AM

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There is a very thin line between brave and fool-hardy. :D

I was thinking I could 'build' a face from the red coral but that never materialized.
I was thinking I could do an S2 Wrap like I learned at Flickr but with just leaving the face out and maybe use a fish detail for an eye or something. That didn't work either.

I searched DA for an angry face as reference and didn't really turn up anything I thought I could use. There's not a lot of angry face photos out there IMHO.

So. I just liquefied a face out of the red coral. For the background I pretty much just followed issue #54 Phil Darby's Moss Dragon tutorial...only using files from NOAA instead. Which was actually easier because the light and colors were already fairly similar in the pictures I used.

Ruzzez 04-16-2009 05:07 PM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
I am still searching to find material that I like on NOAA for the under water kingdom.

The snow covered mountain and clouds looks nice, but I don't think they belong in an under water kingdom.

Craig Walters 04-16-2009 09:18 PM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
if any of you use google earth, i believe they use some stuff from the noaa, as well. is that allowed?

Veralisa 04-23-2009 11:48 AM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
I have enjoyed ...just being in the company of such talented folks. I'm not sure why I decided to enter this (most challenging) contest but I recalled having read that you need to be in it to vote. And that's what I wanted to do.

T Paul 05-02-2009 09:12 AM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
Congratulations to those that challenged the depths of their creativity!
I hope everyone had fun working on their entries.

The winner of this month's challenge is Ruzzez!

Prize: Topaz Vivacity and Topaz Adjust, both donated by Topaz Labs

Top 3
Ruzzez - 21
CathyH - 19
r_dg - 17

Cupcake 05-02-2009 10:03 AM

Re: April 2009 Contest Discussion
Congratulations ,
You all did a wonderful job.

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