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Pachyderm

Postby Bob Yankle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:15 am

Does anyone else see Hannibal's war-elephant here?
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Postby Matt Quinn » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 am

Bob, Welcome. Good to see you here. Matt
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Postby Bob Yankle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:Bob, Welcome. Good to see you here. Matt
Thanks, Matt. It's good to hear from, especially as you are the one that pointed me to this site in the first place. I've seen quite a few of your posts and am impressed.

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Re: Pachyderm

Postby PietFrancke » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:15 pm

Bob, I like the shadow play and texture and absolutely see one of Hannibal's best here! But you ought to do some warping to make the skull fatter and perhaps thin the trunk. The bark looks like armor, I think this is very cool but you need to take it further and get the shapes dead on. It would be worth the effort, take it from wood that looks like an elephant to an elephant of bark. Love the grittiness of it! Super nice processing on it.

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Re: Pachyderm

Postby Charles Haacker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:01 am

Yes! I have seen the elephant! :D
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Re: Pachyderm

Postby St3v3M » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:45 am

Very imaginative, and I love the added texture! S-
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Re: Pachyderm

Postby Duck » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 pm

By request I am posting an edit of Bob's image made to look more like an elephant.
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All editing was done in Photoshop using layers and a few blending modes. I have labeled all the layers and appended the labels with hints as to what was done. I also did some judicious dodging and clone stamping in and around the eye and some areas of the lower jaw and ear with some constructive liquify around the mouth.
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Hope you like the results.
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Re: Pachyderm

Postby Bob Yankle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:24 pm

PietFrancke wrote:Bob, I like the shadow play and texture and absolutely see one of Hannibal's best here! But you ought to do some warping to make the skull fatter and perhaps thin the trunk. The bark looks like armor, I think this is very cool but you need to take it further and get the shapes dead on. It would be worth the effort, take it from wood that looks like an elephant to an elephant of bark. Love the grittiness of it! Super nice processing on it.
For Piet: Duck has provided the image you just described. His turned out much better than mine would have. For Duck: Thanks much! Good on ya Mate!

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Re: Pachyderm

Postby St3v3M » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:06 pm

Duck wrote:By request I am posting an edit of Bob's image made to look more like an elephant.
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The world is only limited by the imagination! S-
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Re: Pachyderm

Postby Duck » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:32 am

St3v3M wrote:The world is only limited by the imagination! S-

...and imagination is brought to life by the artist.
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