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This Means War by Flobelebelebobele This Means War by Flobelebelebobele
This Means War on YouTube [link]

:bulletred:Credits:
With permission from the wonderful photographer
Michael Legge [link] :heart:
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Model Rex Cable [link] :heart:
...Thank you guys...:kiss:
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DoorsMetalBig0012 by CGTextures [link]
Graffiti0402 by Jonas De Ro [link]
Floor Marble by CGTextures [link]
Roads0138 by CGTextures [link]
Roads0048 CGTextures [link]
TrafficSigns0350 by Jonas De Ro [link]
Bike on floor sign [link]
Pieces of paperby ~vikyvampirs90 [link]
32 street and traffic signsby *M10tje [link]
Rat 1. Harry stock3by ~xNickixstockx [link]
Bomb - Miscellaneous 4by ~at-a-glance-stock [link]
FireWorks 15by ~e-dragon [link]
Rat 2. Stand rat stockby ~xNickixstockx [link]
Burning Match [link]
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My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission.
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:bulletred:Tools: Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Bamboo Fun
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Hi!! I just saw that this was in our "Please Critique" folder at #By-Invitation-Only; I'm sorry to have missed it before. I hope you don't mind if I share my opinions; I hate it when I ask for feedback and no one responds.

First, I really like the concept you have here. It is humorous, but it's also ironic and delightfully disturbing! :XD: Composition-wise, I love the fact that there is some triangulation going on between the man's face and the rats, bounded by his arms. It draws my eye down to the two rats and especially the one on our right, with the bomb. I think that bomb is what (for me) brings out the irony in the piece, and so it is appropriate as the focal point (even though the eye wanders for a moment before finding it). The piece also seems to follow, at least loosely, the "rule" of thirds. So, in my opinion your composition is brilliant.

I am kind-of wondering, though, where the main light source is coming from. The shadows are a bit inconsistent; I feel like the light on his arms is strong enough that the shadows would be a bit more pronounced and perhaps back a bit further. I think that a couple of slight adjustments in the lighting could make the piece stronger by making it more seamless. Right now, I feel like the rat on our left (with the bicycle) doesn't quite "fit." And, there is no shadow coming from the bicycle. Basically, the man's arm suggests that the light is coming from his right (our left), so that would make that side of the rat lighter and the shadow opposite where it is now, right? It's a subtle adjustment but I think that's what is incongruous to me.

What I love most about your pieces is your storytelling and your creative use of images that really get that story across in lovely detail. I absolutely love every piece I have seen from you because there is always a deeper hidden "meaning" or "story" to it if one just looks closely enough. Even down to the last detail (like the bike trail) you make a scene that tells an interesting story. I really want to congratulate you on that! :heart:
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Galati8825 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Writer
 He's wearing my outfit.
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M10tje Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

you have been featured here!
m10tje.deviantart.com/journal/…

Sincerly
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Featured this week at :iconsomnambulist-aisle: :[link] :iconbadassplz:
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Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you again :heart::iconkissingplz:
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:iconm10tje:
M10tje Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

i have featured your artwork in my journal "ART WITH MY STOCK" [link]

And because your artwork is one of my favorites i hope you enter my
little contest that ends the last day of this year.
The link is provided in the journal.

Thank you
:iconcuteflowerplz:
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:iconm10tje:
M10tje Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the use of my stock. I'm honored.
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Doucesse Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning job dear!!
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Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you very much dear Erika:heart:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured on Feature of the Month: [link]
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Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you so much dear Dani :hug::blowkiss:
No more tears? :slow::slow::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
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