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Glitch by ErikShoemaker Glitch by ErikShoemaker
Could your world use a reboot, too?




This is my entry for Adventurer: In search of lost creatures - Contest hosted by The-Imaginarium.
[My first work made with PS CC 2018, not that I actually used many of the new features yet.. lol] 

Thanks a lot to:
Mammoth 01 by the-night-birdwalking giraffe by kayosa-stockreindeer stock 1 by Sikaris-StockRattray Head Lighthouse-Stock Image by artfromthemoon10 High-Resolution Watercolors by fmacmanus | Bird silhouette1 by FrankAndCarySTOCK | www.publicdomainpictures.net/e… | Photo on Visual Hunt | Clouds purchased from Jacec Pilarski | www.pexels.com/photo/bird-swan…

As always, thanks for stopping by!
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:iconitinerantdjuradhan:
First, I will address what it looks like from a technical standpoint. The contrast of golden sand to a burnt blue sky creates a powerful, in your face feel to the piece. The fact that the feet of all the creatures are obscured by the horizon lends a feeling of unfathomable size. An impressive display of scale. A single point of critique is that the snake seems just a bit too stark. For how much distance is portrayed between the camera and the towering figures, I feel the snake should be slightly more blurred, similar to how one would blur the outline of a mountain in the distance. But that's just nitpicking. Finally, I will address how the picture makes me feel. Contrary to the title of the piece, my mind did not see this as glitched reality at all. This seems to me like a stately procession of elder gods, viewed through the innocent, wide eyes of the child in the foreground. All in all, surreal and fantastic, creative and dreamlike. Full marks from me. Well done.
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Brilliant imagination you have and quite well depicted in this piece. However, I will point out a few things that you could work on to push it a little bit further.

You've got your colors on point, warm colors in the foreground and focus areas, cooler colors at the back. However, I think there should be a bit more transition between the two. The lighthouse and the level it sits on, you could add a bit of blue for a more cohesive bridge between the bright orange and the background. This in turn will additionally add more depth to your picture.

Secondly, the giraffe is drawing slightly too much attention to itself due to the value contrast between its rectangular spots and the white on the body. The straight clear lines of this pattern also contrasts the rest of the picture as there isn't anything as defined. All you need to do is pull the darkness of its spots back to a similar value to its surrounding background. Then it will look like it belongs in the background and still have a presence in the picture without distracting the viewer.

Lastly, as a smaller note, the snake's head is almost vertically parallel with the reindeer's antler. You should avoid parallels because they make a picture/subjects boring or even distracting to look at. I would shift the snake further to the right just so the two elements don't align even further.

In conclusion, a wonderful piece full of eye-catching colors and inspiring concepts. Just need to touch up a bit on the techniques but other than that, great work on this piece.
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Floating-Particle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
Outstanding work! Congratulations! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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1nked-in Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  New Deviant
This is so cool! It reminds me of a scene at the end of the movie Midnight Special.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

oh you mean the scene with the white city suddenly becoming visible? Yes I faintly remember that one. :) Glad you like the image, and I think the comparison is flattering!

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Twinkle-space Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Fantastic work! Very impressive scene :clap: Congrats! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thank you dear, glad you like it!

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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
First Prize Winner Congratulations you are one of the winners of Adventurer: In search of lost creatures First Prize Winner
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hoooray :omg::omg::party: thanks so much! After an annoying week at work I'm really happy about this! :D
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure :party:
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Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome stuff, damn long time i didn't visit your profile bud!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man! Admittedly I'm too lazy to post my stuff on all those other pages the majority of artists went to :lol: It's cozy here
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Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely... I'm lazy to use Behance and artstation, facebook and Instagram plus my own website, it's basically an hour to get everything posted haha
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly :XD:
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BreaghaDerryth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Yes, please, I'll have that reboot, thank you.

What a beautiful imagination, and such amazing skills to bring it to life, too!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that ;) but thank you for the compliment!
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BreaghaDerryth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, to be honest, I was hoping to reboot into your glitch ;P
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see haha!
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RyanToro905 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Your level of creativity is amazing
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks man! Much appreciated :)
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StelfySkya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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NeverwinterCitizen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Magnificent dream!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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raebsta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
so pretty!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Mugetsu-Reisui Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
THIS... is Ghibli Studio-ready!!! XD awesome!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks so much for the huge compliment!
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kimsol Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
Wow-zah ... good luck! :D 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's probably going to be tough so I can use it.. :D
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell this is impossibly surrealistic and dreamy
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! :D
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
beautiful.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Welcome :)
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MagicalFlowerBomb Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Your creativity is a dope🌸this is truly amazing work ❤️❤️
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic and imaginative scene. :clap: My favorite part is the boy. :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe I think it's a girl but at this size it doesn't matter. I love playing with scales :D glad you like it!!
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niyya00 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my GOD!!!!! This artwork is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too awesome! :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you so much! :D
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niyya00 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome :D
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mumu0909 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! wow this is absolutely amazing, it's a breathtaking scene, a real masterpiece!Clap Clap Love 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you so much! I'm glad you like it! :)
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mumu0909 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure!Hug 
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anjien Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Amazing!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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nehas91 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very nice touch with the lighting effect on the antlers. The stand out point for me. :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I was testing a few textures and this sort of turned out to be a happy accident (with some adjustments of course.. :D) Glad you like it!
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eLse7en Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow
literally came of my mouth when i saw this
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, that's a nice compliment! I do that once in a while as well when I'm browsing art, but it's rare. So I appreciate it a lot! :D
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