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Nov 23, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
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Reach for the Heavens by sylor41 Reach for the Heavens by sylor41
This is a Photo-manipulation I recently made in Photoshop CS5.
I hope you like it.
Enjoy :)
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MyGoodNamesAreTaken Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The destroying of the arm creates a very well message of a rapture, (especially since it and surrounding it is gold.) The idea is very creative, with as it leads to God, it melts away. I also love the choice of colors. Gorgeous!
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much. Your comment makes me happy :).
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MyGoodNamesAreTaken Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! I really like it!
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DrawDrone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. Especially the overall choice of colors, I just love purples and blues. The idea itself is interesting also - to me it seems like the hand/body begins to disintegrate the closer it gets to Heaven.
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm happy you like it. It's open to interpretation, and I like yours ;).
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de-SANTO Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the texture you put in the background. Looks like a water splash or something like that to me...
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you :). It's actually a grunge texture.
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I used Photoshop CS5 when I was in high school in my graphic design shop. ( It's pretty crazy that I graduated a wekk ago o_o) The effect is prett sick! Is it a negative effect? The abrasive textures complimented with the purple and black make this piece look very edgy.
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :), the effect is actually a threshold effect overlaid on the on the original image then colored ^^.
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C-O-N-E-C-O Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Great job, love the color palette
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^.
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NightmareOfReality Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
It's a nice piece, the colours make it look interesting!
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, interesting is what I was going for :D.
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TheAngryAron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thats very dynamic and powerful, i really like it :)
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^.
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Mortello-Prints Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is really quite awesome! I love the colors, that purple on the palm in particular contrasts nicely with the black of the rest of the hand! Very nice work!
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for for your feedback :), it means a lot. Also, thanks so much for the faves.
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Mortello-Prints Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome! =D
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing piece. My first impression is that their is a degree of chaos or disorder happening here. This seems in contrast to the theme of the work "Reaching for the Heavens", which is usually synonymous with refined order.

Of course, it's not clear if the title is talking about the religious, literal or metaphorical "heavens." Nonetheless there is a common thread that I think speaks to all three and that is the desire to reach for something that is beyond our grasp. The seemingly futile, yet never-ending quest to reach beyond ourselves. We persist and we persist even though it tears us a part or dissolves our very being. This is what I see represented in the hand that is not only reaching out, but also coming apart.Of course the very nature of this kind of art as being a static, frozen image adds an interesting footnote to this interpretation. We see the hand only partially dissolved. Hope remains and the quest continues.
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mind If I quote this?
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, wow. I applaud you, you must be a very deep and critical philosopher.
You hit the nail on the head..and drove it six feet into the ground.
I admire your thinking process :) . Good Show. :winner:

yet again, you've earned this [link]
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :bow: I try. Thanks for the challenge. ;)
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