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Dia de los Muertos by SmxDeadlyDesignz Dia de los Muertos by SmxDeadlyDesignz
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Aegina challanged me to make a fantasy piece, but as you can see it came out looking very dark (don't ask me why) I think it still has some fantasy elements in it.

I dedicate this piece to =aegina Enjoy it dear.

Let's break this piece down:
After masking all the parts of the pics that i want to use..i added multiple textures to the horse. Some parts of the armor on the horse are made from scratch about 37%. After placing the model on the horse, it didn't seem to look quite i decided to chop the model in half :P I changed most of the facial expression, and added alot of other elements to achive the desired effect. The head on the right is painted with some texture and again some other elements.
After alot of retouches/blending/paint work and couple of hours later....A new piece is born. Here you can see a bit of the process---> [link]

Model: Sarah (Ik wil je nogmaals bedanken voor alles)
I got some fantastic shots with this model, sadley out of the 100 pic we made only 20 are good enough to be used in future pieces. (This doesn't mean that model didn't do a good job, it just means i have to be a better photographer next time hehe)

For those who are interested to see a bit more detail ---> [link]

Thanks for viewing.

stock: [link] (All stock images i used, have no usage restrictions)
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lumalux Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing *__* Gonna watch you~
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Looks great.
ckt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Interface Designer
So dark...♥ I love the composition in this.The whole concept.
sulelikiz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
very good work... take care of yourself! :w00t:
StepToMe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
so amaziiiiiiiiiiiiing :drool::omg:
SmxDeadlyDesignz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Thank you :D
god-machine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
I really adore this piece. It's like some faint bloodstained memory of a dream, a bit frightening and strangely familiar. Keep up the good work!
MindTuber Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
h.. he .. hell machine :) cool
SmxDeadlyDesignz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
Hell machiene from future of hell hehe thanks man
MindTuber Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yeah thats cool! take care
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