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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:
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.
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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 The details would become consistent and withdrawn, so the feeling of this levitating sword will be enhanced.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.

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Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job!!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're alwyas welcome !
ILoveNapoleon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome I love the quote especially;)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol no wonder looking at your nickname ;P thank you!
ILoveNapoleon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
;) You are really welcome
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
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. ;)
Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student
Id like to have a direct link to the sword stock
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