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claw - rework

Postby PietFrancke » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:13 am

practiced some photoshop trying to clean up an old image and add some color and mood, hope I didn't mess it up too badly, but had fun - super villain look.

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Re: claw - rework

Postby davechinn » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:14 am

PietFrancke wrote:practiced some photoshop trying to clean up an old image and add some color and mood, hope I didn't mess it up too badly, but had fun - super villain look.

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Piet, I absolutely love the lighting and color tone !!! Great detail, and just imagining finding something of this nature on my shoulder would scare the hell out of me. Very nice work, love it !!!
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Re: claw - rework

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:16 pm

SCARY critter right out of a SciFi horror movie. It's actually a praying mantis, yes? Or at least was? :S
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Re: claw - rework

Postby PietFrancke » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:43 pm

thanks Dave, Chuck - it is an old shell I found hanging on a leaf a year or two ago, of a Cicada. I am playing with the idea of painting or placing eyes on the face area... we'll see if I do that in a couple of days.

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Re: claw - rework

Postby minniev » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:35 pm

PietFrancke wrote:practiced some photoshop trying to clean up an old image and add some color and mood, hope I didn't mess it up too badly, but had fun - super villain look.

clawS.jpg

Yes, you found some Mood there Piet. Your villainous insects are scary but beautiful. Something about the way you use light and the color palette you restrict yourself to on these critters makes them even more moody and ominous and mysterious. Which I suspect is your intent...

Well done.
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Re: claw - rework

Postby PietFrancke » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:42 pm

minniev wrote:
PietFrancke wrote:practiced some photoshop trying to clean up an old image and add some color and mood, hope I didn't mess it up too badly, but had fun - super villain look.

clawS.jpg

Yes, you found some Mood there Piet. Your villainous insects are scary but beautiful. Something about the way you use light and the color palette you restrict yourself to on these critters makes them even more moody and ominous and mysterious. Which I suspect is your intent...

Well done.


thanks Min, I have misgivings about the colors that I chose. I found myself constantly desaturating, since there was such a strong contrast between the cool blue and the warmer reds. But if I were to do this one again, I would try different colors - even if I don't know which ones.

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Re: claw - rework

Postby PietFrancke » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:56 pm

here is a different look... looking for a fight, used Dave's wonderful stranger eyes, I'm sure he will recognize them!
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Re: claw - rework

Postby Charles Haacker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:48 am

Nightmarish! :S :o (But who says "Yo mama wears combat boots" any more? Esp. Since there's a lotta mamas that, in fact, do?) :D
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Re: claw - rework

Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:44 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Nightmarish! :S :o (But who says "Yo mama wears combat boots" any more? Esp. Since there's a lotta mamas that, in fact, do?) :D


yes - it was the biggest insult that I remembered back in grade school in the 60s. You are right, I haven't heard it since then. The monster needed something particularly "stupid" to say - LOL

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Re: claw - rework

Postby St3v3M » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:32 pm

PietFrancke wrote:practiced some photoshop trying to clean up an old image and add some color and mood, hope I didn't mess it up too badly, but had fun - super villain look.

It would be horrible to be a bug and see that coming. Well done! S-
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