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Futuristic representation of a creature from Greek mythology :)
My most complex and detailed work so far, go check out the close-ups :D

I had this idea for months. I made it halfway, and then started over again with a slightly better photo. I'm so glad to finally see it done, it took ages @_@

Tools: Olympus D-535, Adobe Photoshop 7, Genius 5"x4" tablet
Original size: 4800x6000px @ 300dpi
All photos used in this work are photographed by me.

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:iconsuruha:
suruha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!  I think it is my favorite piece of yours!

Su
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nelchee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, Su! :hug:
That's one of my personal favorites as well.
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MonkeyShepherd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work!
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visiouscatlovet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist
the old greek one was slimy and the futurisic ones is metalic

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either way they are both creepy
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe yep, I agree they are... :lol:
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thedailywulfy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, has a sort of industrial grunchy style to it, very cool
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconhydralore:
hydralore Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Very interesting manip, looking like alot of work went into it. I think this could pass as a representation in a more surreal world!
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) Yes, indeed it took many hours of work, and I was working on a slow computer so it took a lot of nerves as well :laughing:
Hehe glad you think so.
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hydralore Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Haha, you done very well then!
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
this is extremely cool! and really creative!
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! :love: And thanks for the favs and watch! :hug:
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
yep :D
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WeluDixon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   General Artist
I know this is an old piece but I had to comment. You took a long established lore and put a brilliantly executed twist on it. I love the textures on everything. I don't know if this is what you were going for but the way everything is dull and rusted, and the panel on the side makes me picture that she's a long lost machinery in a fairly small room always alone.

You've created a real story in this image that I would love to hear. :lol:

Also in the detail shots, I noticed her earrings. I'm not sure why but I really like that aspect. :)
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nelchee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad that you have noticed this work because I'm really satisfied with it, and I don't think I have topped myself in photo-manipulation since then, which is kind of sad also, but oh well :aww:

I like your take on the story, yes the old and rusty feeling can be a reference to some post-futuristic time, when the AIs are ancient themselves and are reduced to myths the way the hypothetical gods of old are reduced to myths in our society. :)
The earrings are a part of the model, but I thought they add to the modern visual of Medusa, so I didn't want to remove them :)
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Stinkingooze Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I can't describe incredible it looks!
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :D
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Great concept!! And very well done
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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BloodyHaiku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Digital Artist
The detail is amazing :heart:
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you appreciate it! This picture ate all my old computer's resources :D
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BloodyHaiku Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Digital Artist
I bet but the results look like
they were well worth it :nod:
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Vitriolic-Harli Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
oh i absolutely love her. She would be a treat to deal with in this technological day and age!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Very beautiful. And stong. :D
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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noomxbass Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! I love it :)
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Anceylee-Star Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a great, chilling atmosphere; very nice work!
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Bajlozov Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
They're lot of styles in your gallery,but that's good for some time.
This is your best work, why don't you try to direct your creativity in this way.

поздрав од Скопје
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nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :aww:

I know this is my best photo-manipulation work, but I don't want to have to rely on photos in order to achieve what I imagined. I would like to get better at painting so I can paint scenes like this :) I know it will take a while until I'm able to do it.
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Bajlozov Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
so you better be hyper productive with pens/pencils ;)

цртај повеќе
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah, I know.. :)
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, that is creepy. Good idea though :D
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks! :)
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you plan to continue your futuristic represantations of mythic creatures? That would be interesting:) Especially if they were done so well as this one:)
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nelchee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I didn't give this much thought, and during the last 3 years it never struck me that I could do a series, but now that you mention it, there's plenty of possibilities (Greek mythology alone is full of them)... I might work on that, but I'll have to take some good photos of machinery (actually, find the machinery first) :)
Thanks for your suggestion, if I do it I'll surely let you know ;)
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I inspired you:D Best wishes with the project:)
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LuisaPreissler Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning, great work! ^^
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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EaseOfMind Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
i think this is your best work yet...love it
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ZiziMars14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Mene fakat uzasno zanima kako ti je Photoshop izdurao tolku velicinu fajla? Imam dost jaki komp, pa se na velicinama vecima od 3000px sa 300dpi-a malo usporava (cak i ne bas malo .. lol )

I 300dpi je fotic izbacio, ili si ti sredjivala to u PS-u? Ako nije tajna narafno ;)

Inace, svaki rad je original, i to je ono sto je meni fantasticno.. Treba imat ideje za to sve, svaka ti cast :)
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nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
hej,
pobogu koliko mi je trebalo da odgovorim na komentar. ne visim tu baš često pošto nisam dugo vremena ništa pošteno napravila.
pitaš kako je Photoshop izdurao? na mom tadašnjem laptopu (512MB RAMa) - jedva. spremanje fajla je trajalo po 5 minuta. kad je slika narasla na dvadesetak i više layera postalo je tako frustrirajuće raditi da mi je sad teško i zamisliti kako mi se uopće dalo završiti sliku.

ma DPI je na fotiću nebitan, on mi je izbacio u određenom broju pixela i s tim radiš na koliko god DPI ti treba.

hvala ti, drago mi je da ti se sviđa :hug:
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Abanna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Predivnoooo..

Nemam rijeci..

Bravo!!!! :clap:


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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww could you display the credits in your description or at least let know if those are your own stocks because i wanted to suggest this as a DD
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nelchee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hi,
I use only my own photos in my work.
thank you for your kind intention :)
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imurpurpose Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Hi there!

I have featured this deviation on Photomanipulation Feature #3
I hope you dont mind.

GAYE :blackrose:
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nelchee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
sorry for the late reply, of course I don't mind, thank you for the feature! :)
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imurpurpose Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
no problem :)
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