I really like the entries that focus on the 'reborn' rather than bow and arrow. Mind you, there are a lot of those made of pure awesome... but for me this here would be a top contender. As for your painting: really great lighting and conveys the emergence from an old life left behind to something new and strong. Well done.
Going with the 'bow and arrow' or the 'wounded animal' look did seem to be the obvious choice. I had considered it but I thought this simpler message was the best use of my, relatively speaking, limited artistic skillset.
I'm a better photo-manipulator than a pure original artist but i figured i'd play around in Photoshop and Illustrator and see what emerged, so to speak.
I dont hold out your same conclusion for it being a top contender (thanks for that by the way) but i'm pretty pleased with it none-the-less and I suppose, that's the best thing at the end of the day, right?
Well... (and thanks for the long reply!) ...of course if you're pleased with yourself its all good But, having also read the rules despite of having no artistic skills at all, regrettably, this one here matches the description of what they're looking for a lot better than many perfectly executed others. It has that movie-poster/book-cover/t-shirt-print feel to it. And it depicts a vulnerable heroine emerging from the deep to live and fight another day. Like it or not: still top contender :b
I myself am making an entry for the contest. And this image was the first one that made me think " I have to make something great if I want to win, because this is simply genius" I have not submitted my image yet but if you want to see it just message me! I will not enter it until I am done with it.
lol, im a work in progress just like everyone else. hopefully ill have some time to make an entry for this, i have an idea in mind but these things take time to create. something i don't have a-lot of lately.
good call! now be for-warned the ones that place will not make much sense when you compare them to the entries that are awesome but didn't place. this is a sad but consistent truth of DA contest. especially when it partners with an outside company to sponsor it.
at least id bent one leg more upwards. maybe simply watch some divers on youtube, how they emerge. i think this pic really has potential for the contest. the thing is: all is looking at lara in this pic, as the main spot, and as its only a silhoutte, this must be done very well. so please think over again. u can do it.