The amount of thought put into this manipulation is astounding. Initially I thought it was a Renaissance style painting, simply for the seamless merging of these images.
Each part is lit from the same angle, and the edge masking of each element is done precisely. I also love the tiny tears on the "matte". It seems to imply this was a photo behind a frame, and that there is more to this very real world portrayed.
The colors are simply amazing, giving both the feeling of a sun bleached photo from the 70's as well as that Renaissance aesthetic I mentioned before.
The circular format is an interesting and daring choice. I normally enjoy superwide formats, but you've seemed to capture all the things necessary to this image and balanced them well regardless. There is an intense sense of depth from the trees in the distance to the lilly pads up close, a huge amount of space is created, drawing me in to explore.
The content is definitely thought out, I really enjoy the references to Dali's famous elephants (are the swans perhaps a reference to Dali's "Swans Reflecting Elephants"?) and the monolith from "2001: a Space Odyssey".
I haven't the foggiest how this connects to the linked song. Is this an album cover? Whatever the content is intended to imply, I certainly got a story in my head from it, and the image is so well rendered that nothing distracts from the story it tells.
Excellent all around! I feel like it's a cop out to give 5 stars all around, so I knocked off half a star from originality just because you reference the aforementioned works.
You're welcome! I'm asking cause I'm working on a piece inspired by Salvador Dali, but I can't get those legs right, tried it with sticks as stock and some texture and colour on it, but that won't do it. Any tips on painting them?
this is... astounding, i love the Dali-esque deer and the fact that a creature so impractical to nature has been rendered so plausibly and fits the composition so naturally is a testament to not just a good photomanipulator but an inspired artist. Anyone not performing on this level should throw their tablet out of the window in disgust at themselves, and that includes me. Amazing
Was this made as a vinyl cover? The colours in this piece of art make it seem like an image from a distant memory although this'd be a memory of a psychedelic trip I'll be waiting for 'Yearning the Sapplings' and eventually 'Trees of a New Dimension' Your other works are also very inspirational, you really got a talent here!
xDistantMemoriesxFeatured By OwnerAug 4, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
As =alexflorez has said, this piece really gives feeling of a sun-bleached 70's photo. The color contrast, is just simply to die for. Honestly, I thought this was a photograph, or a painting, acrylics. The amount of time it must of taken is breathtaking. You must have a lot of patience.
No problems, but I barely use sketches while I'm working, so the image is always changing regarding the original idea and, sometimes, I ended working on two or three different versions of the same idea. Moreover, to match the lighting of all stock images involved always takes some time if you want a realistic feel.
No problem <3 Indeed, that does! Reminds me of a Doctor Who episode, where the Doctor's mortal enemies arrive in a great sphere of...imperceptible substance. They can't detect it or describe it using any tests they have; but they can see it, and feel it, and the ominous aura it gives off. That's what I think this is like. Love it!!