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Global Warming by YanasPrecursor Global Warming by YanasPrecursor
I'm almost satisfied, I have put so much time and dedication in this art work. I really knew what I wanted and to make it come to life feels really good. I usually end up doing something different than what I had originally envisioned, that's because of my artistic limitations, lack of knowledge and skill prevents me from doing what I truly want to make. This time though, I feel my studies on values during my spare time have paid off. I can't tell you how many hours this took me but it has been almost every single day. I am utilizing the amount of time given before the deadline as much as possible, therefor you will see me edit this work several times.

Global warming is an ongoing issue; it's really scary if you think about it... I live in a very hot place so this sparked my vision. I was literally sweating making this because the heat is unbearable. With continued use of burning coal, oil, and many other leading pollution's -the Earth's climate is changing. As heat rises and life dries out everything is at risk. Forest fires release large amounts of carbon dioxide which is more than gas and coal combined, this speeds up the global warming issue even more. A never ending story... In this artwork, global warming has taken every single life form thus the apocalypse!

Resources;
Original house stock photo: moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour…
Clothing to the far right: fav.me/d340uwy
Window shutter's texture: fav.me/d4ammia
White fence texture: fav.me/d37ld3u

The rest is taken with my Nikon D80 specially for this particular work. I needed specific light source, one of the reasons why I didn't raid stockproject this time. I also digitally painted a ridiculous amount of time on the plants, light, and the roof. Where I live we do not have shingles on our roof; it's just flat concrete... preventive for the hurricanes I suppose. The tablet reward for the winner sparked my interest very much, it would look dandy on my old wooden desk. :)

Still editing 9/23/12
This is a work in progress, got loads of other details to add. :tighthug:


If you like my art you can see more at my personal website or social networks. :heart:

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JeanneDeaux Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
You didn't pass so much time on it for nothing, the result is very good. You did an excellent job with that one.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^___^
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ArginG Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like how you integrated your own images. The reason I didn't use the house stock was because the lightning would look horrible... Great work
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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ArginG Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait did I bore you :? lol
you are welcome !
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all! I concur with the lighting of the house stock, but it also made it challenging to go around it. How can I get bored with such a nice comment. :hug:
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ArginG Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dance: :dance:
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, really love the way you have done the lighting :clap:
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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YongL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Good job..! I like the mood and lighting.. pretty well done..
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you very much. ^^
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seventhsong Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very well done. Great job.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Rozensieg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG D: It's getting better and better with each edit! Now I really can't wait for the final product!!!
Seriously, wow! You've really done an excellent job with it. The house looks amazing and I love how you now scattered the heat waves and added like a dusty/vapourish effect, and you painted the roof, the plants? It's incredible. I could've sworn they were added through photo-manipulation of stock photos. I really do hope you win :D
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you Rozensieg, you always have very nice, friendly, and detailed comments, I really value that. Both the roof and plants have a texture set to darken to help get that photo manipulated look. I made a brush for the plants and set it to scatter randomly. I then added vines with a small basic brush and from there it was light adjustment and several different layers. The soft look it has came from a layer that was set to soft light, with a fluffy oval brush I can create very nice light strokes, like sun rays. I usually use bold colors such as hot blue for shadows, hot red for direct sunlight, and a soft creamy pink for the plants. I attempted to extract plants from a photo but that went terribly wrong haha, just too much work to try and extract green plants and attempt to change the colors without harming the quality. Again, thanks for being so awesome, anything you need let me know. :)
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Rozensieg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Extracting is such a pain, especially if whatever you're trying to get is rather small. I've tried to use the pen tool for extractions, but I don't like the fact that I have to zoom in so much to get it right (Because I suck at using it) that's why I try to stick to the lasso tool or just play around with the eraser. It was better that you chose to do them from scratch, especially when the extracted pieces could've been affected by the lighting effects, though maybe a layer of soft light on top of a gaussian blur of that layer could've given it a dreamy look and reduce, a bit (visually), any damages to the image quality.

Oh and no problem. I like giving rather long replies because hey that's how it should be right? Some detailed feedback never hurts anyone, heck it actually helps a lot! :D

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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I hear yeah. You can actually use a mask on the image you are trying to extract, just click the mask button next to the new layer icon. Use the brush tool like you normally would, black acts like an eraser and white restores the image. This is a great way to extract an image without "harming" it. It's neat! Use the shortcut X to switch between black and white to quickly erase as necessary and restore any accidental areas. Maybe this can help if you ever decide to do some extractions in the future. :D
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calvin237 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow!!!
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks! :blush:
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matthewSC Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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craigsnedeker Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This turned out very good! Good luck in the contest ;)
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^_^
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Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job! Came out totally well!
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you for the support as always. :heart:
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sa3er Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellencia! :)
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mucho gracias! :D
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ArthurLDawson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done...that's tight!
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nicely done! The stocks look seamless and I love the graffiti.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much! :tighthug:
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Lowestoft-Waves Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
FANTASTIC. I needed to put that in caps because it is just so damned awesome. I think this is my favourite of the lot so far. Holy crap, five stars for imagination, implementation and sheer epicness. I have my fingers tightly crossed for you. you deserve a prize without doubt :D
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much what a lovely comment. :hug:
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Rozensieg Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Compared to many of the other entries I’ve seen, I really like yours due to the realism it portrays and because of that I’m really glad that you decided not to add any zombies or dead things; if you did I don’t think the final product would’ve turned so good.

I do love how you portrayed the effects of heat on the picture, matching your description wonderfully. Looking at this picture if makes me think how heat causes such a slow demise to everything in its wake. Looking at the plants that are sprouting from the car make me think that even when life wants to thrive it will just fall victim to this ever growing heat.

The only thing is that I have to agree with vhm-cain in regards to the heat waves that surround the house. I find it a bit excessive, maybe use less and scatter them a bit? Hmm…not sure…But aside from that, the picture is awesome. I really, really love how you completely changed the look of the house from its original picture, from a nicely kept house, to its current unkempt, decayed form. As always, awesome work and I bid you the best of luck in this contest! :D
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you for the long detailed comment. It's not often I get one of those! I have been wanting to ask but feel a little awkward... I'll spill the beans already... Looking at your gallery is like déjà vu, I know I have seen it before and one of your art says you took the picture from Puerto Rico which happens to be where I live. Is this a coincidence or do I know you? I just don't recall your icon or name since I'm on and off here on deviantart.
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Rozensieg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so strange. I'm from PR as well, but I don't think we've met before on DA or anywhere else. Could be coincidence, I'm not sure really xD
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naive-princess Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
soo good!!!
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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ffffgiu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
so realistic
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BlackestFlame Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. I like the concept, considering how long all the changes must have took though, maybe there should be cracks on the wall and maybe the wood, maybe something that looks a little burned would be good too. I like how you made the empty looking house look inhabited :thumbsup::) Great work. Good luck.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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vhm-cain Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking good! it reminds me of The Walking Dead which is also set in a post apocalyptic world. If I had any actual critique, it'd be that the heat waves are too biased towards the outline of the house. I think it would work better if they were used more scarcely! Regardless This is a great photo manipulation that shows off your skills with both photo shop, camera and your trusty tablet. I enjoy this Image.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll see if I can fix that some time. :)
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