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Vic Rattlehead Rebirth by under18carbon Vic Rattlehead Rebirth by under18carbon
Prepare the patients scalp
To peel away
Metal caps his ears
He'll hear not what we say
Solid steel visor
Riveted cross his eyes
Iron staples close his jaws
So no one hears his cries


Um yeah I had to. I'm still saving money to get an electric, this seemed like a good chance to try to win one... oh well! I originally never intended on entering the contest, heck, as soon as I read the announcement, up till one week I dare not even enter the contest gallery! I was that afraid. Who wouldn't be jealous really looking at all those entries? dA has lots of talented people and their entries are trully mind blowing, and I was a little sad of the fact that I've never tinkered with Photoshop or done any manip work before - so why bother, right?

But in the end I decided to give it a go anyway. Never know what might happen... yeah. :|

So, here it is folks. A total Photoshop n00b's take on Vic Rattlehead. It's my first time ever doing a manip and brushwork... so it's a little rough in places. Sketched the design first, vectored it in Illustrator and then colours in Photoshop.

Bone textures from : ~fritostock
Other textures from 3DExcellence.

Comments, constructive critism, favourites always welcome.

Thanks.
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:iconidyllis:
idyllis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
oh yo you're hot! good job on the manip. isn't even n00b. honest. you've got a talent. :D scratch that, you got many talents.
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Where got wan.... .___. You got tenfold the amount of knowledge + talent in Photoshop!
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passenger-nq Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
looks very nice, well done. good luck for the contest
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Thanks :aww:
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jobe69701 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
nice and smooth. i like :)
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Thanks :)
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:iconpr0j3ct-x:
Pr0j3cT-X Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Student
really well done work, very well done
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Thanks :)
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:iconsargeras:
sargeras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
pretty tight man. nice job coloring it in photoshop, definatly a lot better than i could do. how did you go about adding the textures and stuff?
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Just messed around with the layers, and alot of time spent with the polygonal lasso/magnetic lasso tool :bucktooth:
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:iconsargeras:
sargeras Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
ah cool old lasso tools.. definatly looks good though..
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:iconlysee:
Lysee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow thats awsome i like it ^_^
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Thanks. :)
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djinni-- Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
You can enter more than once, correct?
I think you should have entered them seperately. The first one/the vector is excelent, but the second is lacking. I know you're a nuub and all to PS, but the bones look very flat.
Tip: Most of us 'oldies' [lol] don't use bevel&emboss so obviously, because...well, it's obvious. If you were to look at a human bone, it wouldn't have perfect edges like that, it would have some bumps and curves, which would reflect shadows differently. They also wouldn't cut off so sharply(the nose for example), because the bone would curve in slowly, adding some shadows and such.
(This is turning out to be more than one tip. :P)
You also have to think in terms of 'layers of material'. The head is on top of the crossbones, so it would cast a shadow onto them(keep your lightsource in mind, which by the way, you've done well so far).

Okok, I'll stop now. The rest is fairly good for a nuub, so I'll give ya credit there. =P The rust is actually better than most people would have done, so congrats on that. :lol:

Overall, the vector & shapes are excelent, gj man. =)
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under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Yes, you could enter more than once. The reason I decided to put them together is simply because they're the same design, only one is coloured and one is b/w... so I really did not see the reason to submit two entries when they're basically just the same. :hmm:

Thank you so much for your tips :lol: To be honest this was more of a one shot thing from me, but of course if in the near future I decide on playing around in PS again I will definitely pay attention to what you've said. I really appreciate the time you put into typing all that :)

Thank you once again!
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djinni-- Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
:shrug: I figure, [1] you have a better chance of winning with two submissions, and [2] uhm. Well. It's really point one. XD Just, they might like the vector, but not the colored, and won't pick it because of the colored one. :P

You're welcome. Can't wait to see more PS work from ya~ =P
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
They can always crop XD (Stupid I know .___. )

It'll be a pretty long time before you see any PS work from me... ;P
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:icondjinni--:
djinni-- Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
I already have seen PS work from you. Your claim is invalid! You fail!
*blink*

Just go make something. :P
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
:crying: Nooooesss invalid claim err0r!

I'm trying to mess around with my old drawings, is that okay? Maybe I could start toying around more :slow:
.____. Something will come in a very long time.
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:icondjinni--:
djinni-- Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
I suppose messing with drawings is good. :P
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Shadows-at-Dusk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
thats badass
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Thanks.
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j2s Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
That's really some of the better brushwork I've seen, you seem to have got the knack of it.
The textures are really great too, though I really like the original flat b/w a lot more.

That's really just a preference call against busy heavy-metal stuff.

Good luck, you've got my vote! :headbang:
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Hehe, yeah, I kinda like the b/w one more too :lmao: Thanks mate :)
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SyndicDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
:wow:
THAT IS FUCKIN AMAZING
AMAZING OMG!
:+fav:
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Aww duuuude. Thanks mate :)
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:iconsyndicdesigns:
SyndicDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
:D

your welcome
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immortalwolfhunter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
wow, for a first go that is definetly good.
on a critical note, adding some kind of backdrop would make it way better i reckon. it just seems a little empty
i wish i could give you some pointers on the photoshop technique, but you are better than me! sorry i cant help there.
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under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
I suck at Photoshop :lmao: But thanks for your input though :) If I do work on more manips in the future I will definitely try to better myself. Thank you.
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Muktinsh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Student Digital Artist
real nice
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Thanks ^_^
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X-plosion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
woah thats kool nice work looks exelent
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Thanks. :)
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