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“Those that ride on chariots, and those that have no chariots, those that are mounted, and those that are not mounted, all those, after they have been slain, vultures and strong-winged hawks shall devour!” -Atharva Veda

This was done as a photo manipulation exercise. I wanted to see how fast I could gather the images and finish the piece to a reasonable quality. The time was roughly 5-6 hours using 4-5 stock photos and 2 of my own.

The original image was done at 11,000 × 5,500.
I used Topaz re-mask to pull all the elements from their original source. I placed and color balanced the elements in Photoshop, then finished in topaz adjust to bring it all together.

Photoshop CS4
Topaz

Will list out the individual stock source over the next few days.

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I have been an Art Director in the Video Games industry for almost 15 years. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s a lot more work than most people realize.The hours are long and the responsibilities are many. It has left little time or energy for some of my more time consuming creative endeavors, sculpture,3D Modelling, illustration and film making, especially when balancing a family.

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  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations for being featured in Creation, August 25, 2011! Please visit the forum post to see the other featured images and congratulate your fellow artists.

  • Peyton Duncan
    Peyton Duncanalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you Roca-much appreciated

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on you wonderful feature! Beautiful Imagery!

  • Thank you Deborah, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesalmost 3 years ago

    Very interesting to read about the creation of this image, thanks for including how you went about making this excellent artwork

  • Peyton Duncan
    Peyton Duncanalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for the comment Linda, there was a bit of “massaging” as well, but it’s hard to document that. Like a recipe that says “sprinkle to taste”.

    Thanks again

    Peyton

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature VampVamp, much appreciated

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1almost 3 years ago

    very impressive array of plunder most fowl with overtones of Lord of the Rings
    Terrific touch of inspiration
    Rick

  • Thank you Rick, great compliment, I loved LOTR and I am glad you liked the image

    Peyton

    – Peyton Duncan

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you Francis, always an honour.

    -Peyton

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 3 years ago

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyalmost 3 years ago

    This is fantastic Peyton, a fave for me and congrats on your features, Brian

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