View Full Version : It came from the forest & stole our children

09 September 2004, 08:40 AM

Title: It Came From the Forest & Stole Our Children
tools used: Nikon Coolpix 3100 and Photoshop 7

Photograph taken by Michael J Dowswell
post production: Michael J Dowswell

inspired by Nosferatu and the Metz judder man advert

09 September 2004, 08:44 AM
both are good job,and I like the red one better

09 September 2004, 09:39 AM
nice images but maybe you should post it in the "Finished Work: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (" section of cgtalk =)

09 September 2004, 12:35 PM
OOOooo very nice, me likes! :D

Cool "exclusion/lighten" effect on the second version, but i too prefer the gory redish effect of the first one.

Good stuff!

09 September 2004, 02:30 PM
I like it but the shadow/monster looks too fake. If one can see the individual leaves on right sillouete of the trees then i think u would be able to see more detail on his cape. Atm it (the sillouete) looks too smoothed,

09 September 2004, 12:37 AM
rebo i disagree a little with your observation. :)

Those leaves look to be a lot closer to the camera than the person, in which case it's a matter of DOF.

Besides... putting the main subject here slightly out of focus helps add to the mystique of the image/story. I think it's quite appropriate.


Ian Jones
09 September 2004, 03:38 AM
Great lighting effects, I like both... but prefer the red one. The post and fern like plant silhouette's are a great idea, but I don't think they quite work. I'd be considering a few alternative shapes, because atm they stand out... not because they are silhouette's but because they are strong shapes which aren't repeated anywhere else in the picture. The post/stump looks like it could be manmade and the fern leaves I can't see in any of the other foliage. I hope that helps. Great textures and mood overall.

09 September 2004, 06:55 AM
Nice Work! :thumbsup:

The second one gives me the impression of a brushed metal plate, pretty neat.


10 October 2004, 06:50 AM
Like it very much! But prefer the redish version ,you know the effect of red colour! :applause:

10 October 2004, 09:15 PM
Nice stuff!! I prefer the red one.

10 October 2004, 09:16 PM
The red's better cause o' the light effects. More visible than in the grey.

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