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49th: Polyphemus by MaestroTomberi 49th: Polyphemus by MaestroTomberi
I wanted to recreate (and I also wanted to do so from a long time ago) one of the most famous passages of
Homer's Odyssey: When the gigantic Polyphemus gets uber drunk with the wine chauld Odysseus prepared him (specially strong wine, btw :lol:) just before he gets so blind that Ulyses takes the chance to stab his eye with a pole and leave him blind permanently, and thus both him, his men and their sheeps herd escape safely.


This time I wanted to keep a; what I consider unusual for me, completely natural appearance of the elements put in scene, given the tremendous respect I have towards the classicvs, all of it mix of paint and photomanipulation.

Photographic resources taken from [link]

I hope everyone enjoys it :).
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:iconfleetwoodblack:
FleetwoodBlack Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good!
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner May 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
muy bueno, la odisea es mi libro favorito. :nod:
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Muchas gracias. Es un relato muy inspirador :).
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:iconlechiffre17:
lechiffre17 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
no solo eso, es muy profundo, siempre se descubre algo nuevo al leerlo.
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Cierto. Es el paradigma del ingenio (y eso que tiene unos miles de aņos :D)
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caitlin-may Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is pretty cool, love the cyclops :D My problem with the manip is how the light sources don't match up - like the light on the goat in comparison to the cyclops. Also, the lamb totally has a different feel to the rest of the image. It doesn't blend, it just kinda sits on top of it.. it has a different quality. But overall, nice work!
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MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Digital Artist
The lamb is the most important part of the image, if you have ever read the Oddysey, altough it's well true that it could look slightly darker.
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caitlin-may Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Indeed I have. But in the image it doesn't suit. Different quality to the rest of the image. That's all I'm saying :)
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Dehalfad Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
great work! i loved the odyssey and this was a pleasant reminder.

just one question: wasn't polyphemus, as you stated earlier, gigantic?
I don't recall that the sheep were gigantic as well, so i was a little confused there :/
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind response.

To tell the truth, yes, the cyclops really is gigantic. otice here also the stances of both characters: while the shep lies down, Polyphemus stands crouched. Making an approximation he should measure up to 3/ 3,5 metres, making him out to be a real giant, altough without any stridences :).
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nenaC3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
this is really nice.i like it how he has sheep by him. :]
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you :).
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goriron Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Cool! Like it a lot!
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Me alegra que te guste :).
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:iconaby-ud:
Aby-ud Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
huuu maestro buen dibujo es exeletne
bueno suerte en la vida ok


good work

is so cool
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Muchas gracias!! :highfive:
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ZawYeMyint1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
nice job:)
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:.
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Muarw Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
excellent, i love it when its a mix of photomanip and painting. his expression makes me laugh actually.
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Lol, Thanks! :lol:
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Silaynne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Oh, this looks a little bit scary. But otherwise I like it:)
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Digital Artist
He he he... thanks :).
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:iconsilaynne:
Silaynne Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
No problem :)
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alexandros-ch Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmmmm...i like it!Greek influence! :icongreece:
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Digital Artist
:yup:
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:iconsk3l:
sk3l Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice ... reminds me of one of the games i used to play on ps2 .... i 4got the name ...
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Really? you can always tell me once you remember =P... Thanks :D.
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DanceofWhiteStag Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Hehehe that's just aswesome!
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks!! :hug:
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crypdreamsted Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
What a great use of stock, paint, and creativity. :-)

*jealous*

I think the crispiness of the stock somewhat clashes with the smooth blurriness of the painting...a little...but it still works.

Very impressive!
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Digital Artist
:blush:... I'm glad you like it :hug:
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Vendelsmile Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always cool to see photomanipulators who actually illustrates something instead of just making a picture.

I like the concept.
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :aww:.
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quinz3l Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
My o__o Thats a great collage you made :D Are you planing on doing more greek mythology images?
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Digital Artist
For the moment I have Scylla Wrym and Polyphemus, along with other mythical creatures. I don't discard the idea.

Thank you very much :).
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quinz3l Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
I'm looking forward to them :D
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LaurenCherry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
genial, impresionante, sin palabras, ojala algun dia pudiera hacer algo asi yo tb.


felicidades
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Muchas gracias!! :hug:
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ernesto59 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Complimenti...davvero una bellissima gallery!
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Digital Artist
Grazie mile. Io sono molto contento che ti piace :).
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent !
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :highfive:
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Javi-SuperStar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Es un trabajo impresionante. El Polifemo está de lujo. La oveja, tanto en la luminosidad, color y realismo que tiene, desentona un poco con el resto.
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MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   Digital Artist
Bueno, ha sido un rato más difícil dar con los tonos luminosos ideales de la oveja, ya que la fuente original aparecía de mano bastante más sobreexpuesta. De todas maneras me alegra que te haya gustado :highfive:.
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pudzmaria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
its fantastic, really good work well done
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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Distracted-Chey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Very nicely done.
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:iconmaestrotomberi:
MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :).
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
wow. very well recreated! well done
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