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Reborn: A New Journey by drksde Reborn: A New Journey by drksde
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very effective....i like it!;-)
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:iconchimerikel:
chimerikel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
quite lovely
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:iconking-o-fools:
King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This would make a good "teaser poster"... and thank god you made the Title different colors. For a split second I read it as "Tom Braider" since the letters are so closely spaced. haha
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tonygutierrez Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
tengo un film iportantisimo para este divujo i es algo q dev aser no es q lo kiera aser
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:iconcelefin:
Celefin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
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.
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thank you!

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? :)
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:iconcelefin:
Celefin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
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
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:icondrakenkaizer:
Drakenkaizer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
So here is my final entry for the contest.
[link]
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:iconaograi:
AOGRAI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of The Deep or was it the Abyss? Nice feel, love the blue hue.
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:iconwhitebeltwriter:
WhiteBeltWriter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Epic!
You can really feel the ocean yawning all around her!
...
Is that the right word?
"Yawning"?
...Ah well.
Good job. ^^
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:iconbobofawesome:
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
First one in this contest that i actually liked. Not that the others weren't amazing too, but they were just too repetitive. great job!
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Cheers!
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:iconhanzler:
Hanzler Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This a very good example of less is more. Well lit and nicely coloured
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool! Really cool! So simple but so intense... I have no chance i guess... :(
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
of course you do! 2 reasons...

1. From my point of view, there are loads of better entries than mine... your's could be one of them!

2. Your idea of what the judges are after might be closer than my idea!

Never give up! Never surrender!


+ + + This post was brought to you courtesy of Motiv8-Ur-Ass + + + :)
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for giving me hope! :) you're sweet! :heart:
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:iconnannana:
Nannana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i totally love this! Great job :)
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:icondrakenkaizer:
Drakenkaizer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
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.
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
can you message me if you uploaded your entry? Would be nice!!! I can do the same if ya want. (i'm also working at my entry at the moment)
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:icondrakenkaizer:
Drakenkaizer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I uploaded one,[link] , but the main entry I am still tweaking. I will still message you when I enter that one.
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ps. Thist liitle "chibi" Lara looks out sweet!! :D :heart: Nice wolf!
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!! Should I show you my pic also if I'm finished?
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:icondrakenkaizer:
Drakenkaizer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah...when you upload the final design just let me know I do want to see it.
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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:icontomcadogan:
TomCadogan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
this is really cool :clap: nice work. :+fav:

:nod: i hope you didnt steal any of it like over half the people in this contest have ;)
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Nope. :) I have the photoshop file to prove it...

plus, unlike the half dozen with Angelina Jolie in them...i kinda read the rules. :) :) :)
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:icontomcadogan:
TomCadogan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome :dummy: i used Photoshop for my entry as well --> [link] whatcha think?
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
VERY awesome. she looks really intense...

yeah...kinda jealous. I cant paint in photoshop to save my life. my efforts always look like that painting that spanish lady messed up in that church. [link]

:)
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:icontomcadogan:
TomCadogan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
haha :meow: i new exactly what you were talking about without the link. :giggle:
im sure your not that bad though :nod:
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:iconhau:
hau Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh holy whaaaaaaa... This is fantastic!
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:iconjeannifer:
Jeannifer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   General Artist
really simple , and beautiful !! :love:
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i want to be the first to predict. this will make at least semi finalist. done enough of these contest to know.
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
been looking over your work. simply too much awesome there... making us mere mortals look bad. :)
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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. :pc:
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
That would be nice. :p

tbh, i only entered because i've been a longtime lurker rather than a active participant or anything. I figure I'd try and change it up a little...
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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. :pc:
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:icontanqueray10:
Tanqueray10 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Did you make this completely from scratch?
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Aye. Pure photoshop job. nothing fancy, just layers and layers of effects and brushes...
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:iconafaja:
Afaja Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
for now I like your work the most! It looks so different and very well done! :)
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:iconchi-u:
chi-u Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really depicts the whole "poster print thing". Great job ^^
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:iconarieljim28:
ARIELJIM28 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Filmographer
reminds me the little mermaid poster...but is so good job!
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:iconsamkablamm:
SamKablamm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of the movie poster for "The Deep". Nice lighting affects though. :)
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
she could swim more ...hm... naturally, but in all this is super good, by the meaning of the message and the feelings it transports.
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Totally see where you're coming from.

I tried several different poses but they were all really 'action-lady'. I kept this one because it looked more realistic, less composed for someone new to adventuring. Lets hope it pans out. :p
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
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.
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I dunno.... I didnt want to make her seem 'professional', ya know?

i'll have a play around though. Are you allowed to edit and resubmit though?
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
hm professional she isnt so far, its "the beginning" as it seems. she will have panic.

i guess u have to upload a new entry, each time u change a bit. but im not sure.
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:iconnannana:
Nannana Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hon i really like this one, i think you might have a chance. GL.
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:icondrksde:
drksde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
here's hoping. trying to be a more active member, so its my first competition...
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hyperhands Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
all goood
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