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All Hope is Gone

By KYghost
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Created for the "The Apocalypse" Challenge (Level 2)
"The Apocalypse" Challenge!NEWS
Well, we got through another tough challenge. Some of you really made it work, so you should be very proud of yourself.

We have a lot of new members, and I hope they decide to participate in this new challenge. After all, isn't this the reason why you joined this particular group. It's the glory to enter a challenge, but it's the recondition and the prize that you're going after, right? And why not? You never know if you're going to become a pick for the week if you don't try.  So create a magnificent scene and not only will you earn the glory for finishing the challenge, but the prize if you get a Pick of the Week. And that's
by :iconmanipulatethis:

When I think of the apocalypse; I don't see great floods, earthquakes, or fire raining from the sky. No zombie creating viruses, or demons from the depths of hell. I see human population increases depleting critical resources, and destabilizing the earths natural systems. There maybe something to the four horseman concept though. Farmers can't make food in an unfit environment, so there we have Famine...The demand for resources is sure to bring War...Pestilence thrives in the decay of society...And of course Death will be there for it all.

Required stocks (models):
[link] from :icondaestock:
[link] from :iconmizzd-stock:
Scene stocks:
[link] from :iconnightwhisper67:
[link] [link] [link] from :iconfairiegoodmother:
Stock used as texture (skin):
[link] from :iconsam-man:
Nuclear Version:
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First and foremost, great image, nice story being told and I really like it.

now on to the critique, first and foremost the people are too clean, heck everything is too clean, look at some images of firefighters that have fought wild fires for some ideas on the smoke and soot impact, even upwind it would be everywhere and you would see it on the people, guns and clothing.

second, everything is just a bit too sharp around the people, almost like they have been cut and pasted over the background, I usually put a bit of a blur or fade around the edges to smooth the transition and make them look like they are a part of the picture, if you have a better way be all means please do use that.

finally the shadows and lighting, I know this is a nightmare to get right, but the Sunlight on the building is casting light and shadows far different than the ones the humans are giving off, especially the guy.

Just my points, take from them what you will and thanks for the amazing image.
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Featured here in July Deviants art using my stock. :) [link]
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KYghostHobbyist General Artist
:woohoo:
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BloodMoonEquinoxStudent General Artist
I love the story with this one--I agree with you in that the apocalypse would be brought on not by zombies or nuclear accidents, but by the selfishness of human beings. :( Great work! :clap:
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KYghostHobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Great work ! I like the story!
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KYghostHobbyist General Artist
Thanks, :)
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The concept and story behind the scene are both good ones. I do agree with the critique. If you kept the psd file before merging the layers, perhaps you could work on each layer a bit more to create the illusion of a darker reality. The picture is a bit too bright. Toning down the picture, adding shadow and ruin would help with the depth perception. Keep practicing because you are well on your way to creating stories with your art :aww:
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KYghostHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the pointers :dance: I'm not the type to revisit a work, but I will keep these mind when making future works. :hug:
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Sounds like a plan! :nod:
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beyzayildirim77Student Digital Artist
Great work........!!!!!my friend.
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Thank You :D:dance::D
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beyzayildirim77Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome..:)
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ik-ben-10ekeHobbyist General Artist
I can see a story here: This station will not see a train anymore, and the people there know it! The guy has given up hope already but the woman is asking herself how they have to travel now.
Nice job you've done :)
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Thanks :)
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KarinClaessonArtProfessional Digital Artist
Amazing work. Good luck dear:heart:
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Thank You :hug:
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KarinClaessonArtProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart:
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:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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AngelesRRProfessional Digital Artist
wow! It's great! :heart:
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KYghostHobbyist General Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks :hug:
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you're welcome hon! :hug::heart:
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TheFantaSimProfessional General Artist
Yep, I like this one too. Good luck!
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