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Old 04-16-2006, 05:14 AM
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Talking damen "It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create...

thats fun:

first i thought its a picture. it took me some time to believe its not.
the tech specs are huge...

The image size is 40 inches by 120 inches.
• The flattened file weighs in at 1.7 Gigabytes.
• It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.
• The painting is comprised of close to fifty individual Photoshop files.
• Taking a cumulative total of all the files, the overall image contains over 15,000 layers.
• Over 500 alpha channels were used for various effects.
• Over 250,000 paths make up the multitude of shapes throughout the scene.

its really good, the only point of critic i had:
- it needs more "errors" to avoid the synthetic look
- overall noise i am missing and desharpening partially
- for example the red building looks artificial

http://www.bertmonroy.com/fineart/te...eart_damen.htm
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:29 AM
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Thank you for that link! Absolutly AMAZING!
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:25 AM
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Yes, I think amazing pretty much sums it up.

Only one question. Why?
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:47 PM
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Yes, I think amazing pretty much sums it up.

Only one question. Why?
Why not?

Folks climb mountains that have already been cllimbed. Folks build scenes that could have been done with a camera.

Ah humans! Cain't understand them, but they are hard to live without
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:37 AM
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I enjoy playing with PS as much as the next man, but 2000+ hours on one image looks a bit obsessive to me.

OK the end result is impressive, but for me, not at the cost of 2000+ hours of my time.

But it takes all sorts I guess, and I really enjoyed the image, and the world would be a much poorer place if we were all the same.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:33 AM
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Only a word - respect
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:34 AM
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amazing

I build wooden ships as a second hobby. The last one I finished took about 450 hours to complete. Passion is everything.

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Old 04-17-2006, 07:37 AM
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I'm with Gary. It's very impressive, but I would mourn the loss of my 2000 hours with only one picture to show for it. Maybe the artist is under 30 and hasn't started thinking that way yet
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serious bragging rights bro. it's awesome.
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Nice picture, but I'm also with Gary on this one. All those hours and only a single image to show for it OK if you have the time and don't need the hours to pay your wages. That work would have cost me a min of £20,000.00 in lost hours.

On a picky note about the image, I don't like the fact that it is all in focus (not a true realism IMHO). Wish I had that level of skill with photoshop art, and the time to do such things though .
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