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Arrows in the Night

Postby SergeantChipmunk44 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:32 am

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Chip Oakenbrow was traveling across the Lenfel countryside under the full moon, on his way to rendezvous with his fellow forest rangers. Suddenly he was ambushed by a renegade group of outlaws. Chip raised his bow, and with a twang and a thud his arrow struck the lead outlaw. It looked like a long night of fighting lay ahead for the valiant Chip Oakenbrow.

Well, this is my entry into the Art of War contest over at LCN. I was inspired by some of the previous entries' success with silhouettes, and so I thought I would try my hand at one at well. Thanks for viewing!
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Ronin Dragonslayer » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:21 am

Excellent! The full moon works perfectly and I love the arrow+blood spurt effect. Great representation of an archer (I am biased :wink: )
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby OverLoad » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:53 am

This is a really great scene, I like the sense of motion. Almost as if I can head the "THWUMP!" of the arrow hitting him. :)
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby LettuceBrick » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:35 am

Excellent, nice posing on those figs.
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Forestboy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:01 am

Really cool looking photo. I think you have a great shot in the contest. I'm just curious, was the photo edited? Really impressive either way.

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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Pedro Ivo » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:17 am

It's a beautiful scene!
I really like the moonlight effect! Nice job!
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby SergeantChipmunk44 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:11 pm

Thanks everyone! :)

Forestboy wrote:Really cool looking photo. I think you have a great shot in the contest. I'm just curious, was the photo edited? Really impressive either way.

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Thanks! Yes, I cropped the photo and then touched it up a little on gimp, but other than that I didn't do anything too major. :)
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:21 pm

Hey,

I've already commented over on Flickr, but the effect here is amazing. Great use of lighting.

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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Ferretclaw » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:31 pm

Wow! The arrow and blood effect is great! I also like the sideways hood, and the moon in the background.
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:56 pm

Hey Sgt Chipmunk, I hope you don't mind, but I went through and did a tutorial in the publishing section based on this image.

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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby soccerkid6 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Tremendous picture, you really nailed the idea of the contest. The use of a t-shirt for the sky is quite effective!
Excellent posing and landscape too, the rounded hills give a neat effect :)
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby Justin M » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:42 pm

That really is a brilliant technique. I may have to try something like this myself.
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby mrcp6d » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:11 pm

The colors you used are perfect here. Wish there was a way to get fletching on the arrow, but as others have said, the feathers as blood spurting works really well. Good luck with the contest!
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby SergeantChipmunk44 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:54 am

Thanks all! :)
Bruce N H wrote:Hey Sgt Chipmunk, I hope you don't mind, but I went through and did a tutorial in the publishing section based on this image.

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Cool! I'll check it out :)
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Re: Arrows in the Night

Postby josdu » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:30 pm

Cool scene! I like the moon!
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