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July 18, 2009
Black Summer Rain by =kire1987 is a exquisite wallpaper with many intricate details and perfect lighting that will make any dull desktop interesting.
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Black Summer Rain

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This is my artwork which was exclusively made for the SlashTHREE Artbook "Expressions". The editions are limited, so if you are interested in buying one of them, check here for more information: [link] and here [link]
You can order a copy here: [link]

The .psd-file of this artwork is available for premium members on psdtuts: [link]


I originally made this in January so this is already pretty old, yet it's still my favorite work in my gallery, so I really hope you like this one!

Wallpapers available for
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Just click download and get the pack. :)

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© 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
© 2009 - 2022 ErikShoemaker
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161before's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Again it is not really easy to criticise your work, particularly this one. We can literally feel the intense expression of the situation when looking at this scene. The technique is just incredible. The falling light shines so realistic on the ground and also on the miscellaneous objects. A visual amusement !

I only can find a lack in it on two aspects. Firstly, the region around the mountains on the right side contiguous to the elephant does not really fit to the rest of the landscape both in sharp quality and in structure. It shall be darker there or just softer, because at the moment I look mostly on this part when beholding the picture and I think this is not the purpose.

The other one is the actual construction of the thunderbolts. I think they are too sharp in the smaller versions and it does not appear realistic. They should get the quality of the ones at the bottom side. But the depth in total knocks my socks off.

The last point would not be a real critique, but something to set us thinking about the theme in this image. We can only see animals and simple parts of nature being sucked into the sky, but why e.g. no human beings ? Is it a statement about the mistreatment against Mother Nature provoked by mankind ?

I belive the title is a real masterstroke, just take time and think about it people !
Anyways the impact you can find in it is mindblowing and will make you think for sure.

Greetz
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ErikShoemaker's avatar
Sorry dass ich so spät bin :D habe gerade Besuch von Verwandten...
Fühle mich immer geehrt von deine guten Kritiken und den vielen Sternen, vielen Dank. :D Die helle Landschaft war mir vorher noch gar nicht aufgefallen...
Danke!
161before's avatar
Passt schon, solange du sie dann irgendwann liest freuts mich. :D
Hui, fühl mich geehrt, dass du dich geehrt fühlst. :la: Rest kommt am Wochenende.
CaitSyth's avatar
this vaguely reminds me of the first KH game when everything on Destiny Islands was getting sucked up into the darkness..... lol i play that game too much:iconawesomefaceplz:
GeekGod4's avatar
astoundingly intricate! DD well deserved!
ErikShoemaker's avatar
thank you very much!
sonatabrej's avatar
omg how, how?! Can u pls explain me what did u do, pls! i want to now how?! :D good fking job dude!
ErikShoemaker's avatar
well it's not easy to explain this in short. It has hundrets of layers :faint: Maybe I'd write a tutorial one day. Thank you very much!
sonatabrej's avatar
when i grow up i wanna be like u! :D (metaforicly speaking O.o)
ErikShoemaker's avatar
lol no worries I get it :D (I appreciate it ;))
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napalmwaffle83's avatar
brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
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Noa57zx1's avatar
This is one of the most incredible manipulations I've ever seen
ErikShoemaker's avatar
wow thanks for the nice comment!
Serend1pity's avatar
didn't he got hit by an elephant in the head :giggle:
Suddu001's avatar
Stunning1
How did you get so much detail into it?
ErikShoemaker's avatar
basically someone kept telling me that I needed to "add more" when I showed him my wips. :D
Thanks!
Suddu001's avatar
Haha nice ;P
Hey u wanna see my wips? temme how to show u ;p
ErikShoemaker's avatar
you can send me a note and I might give you some critique if you want to.
Suddu001's avatar
Oh ok I'll note u!

btw I launched my site today

www.suddu.net :D

learnt a lot of html Lol xD
ErikShoemaker's avatar
it's pretty cool! I'd suggest a different type for the artwork titles maybe. Sant Serif fonts like arial or helvetica usually look better and cleaner on screens and designs.
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