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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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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 The details would become consistent and withdrawn, so the feeling of this levitating sword will be enhanced.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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Zak05 Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job!!
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ErikShoemaker Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Zak05 Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're alwyas welcome !
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ILoveNapoleon Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome I love the quote especially;)
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ErikShoemaker Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol no wonder looking at your nickname ;P thank you!
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:iconilovenapoleon:
ILoveNapoleon Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
;) You are really welcome
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TheAbyssalSymphony 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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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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Congratulations!
Our Italian Art-zine CAA (Chiamata alle Arti - Call to the Arts), whose next theme is “DEATH”, has noticed your work. We would like to submit it for evaluation by our editorial staff.
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Drunkyy Dec 9, 2009  Student
Id like to have a direct link to the sword stock
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