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Death is Nothing by ErikShoemaker Death is Nothing by ErikShoemaker
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily"
- Napoleon Bonaparte

For slashTHREE Artpack 10 - World Exhibition II


I had a lot of fun with this one. One morning I turned my room into a wimpy photostudio and messed with some of our sheets. Funny.
Again I got most of my inspiration from the amazing =kubicki. I hope you like it. :)


kudos to:
`FantasyStock
~grace-stock
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some textures from [link]



© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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:icon161before:
This truly shows that you can create a masterpiece out of sheer ordinary things e.g. stuff nearly everybody has at home.
Did you know this curtain we can see in the background is made of soaked sheets ? It looks extraordinary, but is still attributable to simple stocks. Brilliant !

Lets look in the middle. This dark theme and the gloomy setting is a nice idea, but still I think the sword should be even more visible on top. The details would become consistent and withdrawn, so the feeling of this levitating sword will be enhanced.

If I look on the right or left side I have to admit, that it looks too dirty there. You achieve this messy/chaos composition with the clouds and fire in the middle background hence you do not need so many black 'dots'. Less is more I guess.

At last the obvious ground beneath has got a low quality, in other words it is too sharp specific around the end of the sword. It shall be a rather calm situation there, this would give a gracious contrast to the fire.

All things considered this is a black and white gem in the photomanipulation gallery for the very reason that we can see a potential movie poster here. And this for some very magnificent movie.

Greetz
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're alwyas welcome !
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:iconilovenapoleon:
ILoveNapoleon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome I love the quote especially;)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol no wonder looking at your nickname ;P thank you!
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:iconilovenapoleon:
ILoveNapoleon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
;) You are really welcome
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:icontheabyssalsymphony:
TheAbyssalSymphony Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student General Artist
the sword reminds me of Soul Edge (Nauplius) from soul calibur IV, but without the growth and thinner
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Hi Erik, I'm knocking once more just to remind that we're waiting for your kind reply about your beautiful work. Deadline will be on 15th May 2010.
Thanks, the CaA-ArtZine Team. ;)
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
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Drunkyy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student
Id like to have a direct link to the sword stock
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:iconstefanhuerlemann:
StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
this is your best work
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke^^ und warum das?
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:iconstefanhuerlemann:
StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
There isn't a word which I can use for it...
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:iconsacrifice4:
sacrifice4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I freaking love this artwork. It's definitly one of my favorites ever. I just love the concept and the sentence below the artwork just really does it for me.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank you very much! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconskpzeenho:
skpzeenho Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
I love your manipulations kire!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much man!
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:iconcode-scythe:
Code-Scythe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Das könnte glatt ein Movie Poster sein, sieht wieder mal gut aus...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke dir :) macht sich auch bei mir als Poster an der Wand ganz gut, ist aber recht dunkel :|
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42T-i-M42 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
unglaublich...
aber am meisten fasziniert mich der Spruch...
ist der von dir?
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ne leider nicht, der ist von Napoleon. :D
Danke!
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:iconstefanhuerlemann:
StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
das ist richtig, richtig, RICHTIG geil!

:+fav:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke dir :D
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:iconstefanhuerlemann:
StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
maybe sogar dein bestes^^
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice job! a nice blend of scenes, and good effect with the quote in there too. that's one cool sword =D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks! I do like it, too, it's the sword of Odin, lol. :D
Thanks a lot for your comment!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
sword of Odin, eh? awesome =D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing Kire.
i can't stop to think in the horribles creatures to kill with that sword!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks a lot mate!
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:iconconisio:
conisio Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
I've got an orgasm xD :+fav:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :P thanks!
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:iconaskwasbored:
askWasBored Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
great work,i tottaly love b&w pieces,and this one obviusly too =)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot mate :)
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:iconaphostol:
aphostol Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Impressive work :clap:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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:iconbolv3rk:
Bolv3rk Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work man, I really like the contrasts.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it :)
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:iconbelthree:
Belthree Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Great Quality
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconbarcode91:
barcode91 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Also ich finds cool :P
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :D
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:iconyasaa:
Yasaa Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
<3
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconcl3tus:
Cl3tuS Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
sick work Eric, love it :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot James ;)
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:iconj0v0:
J0v0 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Digital Artist
oh, those are clouds? Damn, i could swear that is fire :D
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:iconj0v0:
J0v0 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Digital Artist
insane work, cool blending and deadly atmosphere.
But fire looks unrealistic at some points.I like the reflection and textures beneath the sword.

cheers,

Jovo
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot mate, it is actually a mix of fire and clouds :)
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GTT-ART Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool
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