Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Photo
Download JPG 1280 × 960




Details

Submitted on
January 24, 2012
Image Size
940 KB
Resolution
1280×960
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,836 (4 today)
Favourites
301 (who?)
Comments
144
Downloads
418
×
Giant Turtle's Death by PSHoudini Giant Turtle's Death by PSHoudini
So, there I was searching the net for turtle images I might use for this contest and I stumbled upon this illo and I loved it.
So I started to develop my idea with that image as a reference.
Here are the main sources I used



The rest is all mine.

The idea here is a giant turtle that has been slaughtered by hunters and was able to escape in time to die in his cave beside his best friend.

I hope you like it as much as I did to create it. :-)

this image was created for a contest in worth1000.com and ended up in 3rd place. for more info please visit [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconselimeia:
Ok..... First of all: I like it. However, I think there are two things that for me, personally, don't really look right.

First of all, the spears (sorry, I don't know the actual English word) in the head somehow don't seem right to me, their position doesn't fit the way a human could or would throw them; how should they get as high? It must have fallen down on them, but considering how deep they are inside.... I don't have the impression that this really accords to human killers.
Secondly, the turtle's friend.... To me, her gesturing doesn't really look like friendship to me, more like devoting something to a god, a gesture of honour, of bringing an.... uhm.... hell, I don't know how to talk english anymore -.- AH, remembered the word! It seems more like she's offering a sacrifice than saying goodbye to a dear friend.
What's more, the blood looks somewhat long-dried to me, not like fresh ones, without your text I wouldn't have associated her dying, to be honest....

ANyway, it does contain a lot of emotion and I still love it, simply due to the idea and all that *-*
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
14 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconceltickawaii:
First, I want to say that this almost made me cry. The whole mood conveys perfectly the gut-wrenching feeling of losing someone so close, and seeing the picture you based it on (where the giant turtle's friend was a little girl) added in the feel of a long-time companion.
The girl in this image seems to almost be begging, praying even, for her friend not to leave her. The turtle looks as if he may cry, not wanting his little friend so upset, but still wanting to be by her side.
My only complaint is that the spears look a bit fake, especially when compared to the rest of the picture. Other than that, it came out incredibly well.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
7 out of 7 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconheymickael:
Heymickael Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
OMG, I am in love with your work... You are so talented... amazing gallery xD 
Reply
:iconkbj-77:
KBJ-77 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very emotional! Great work!
Reply
:iconelementofone1:
ElementOfOne1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love this 
Reply
:iconbrenarabus:
Brenarabus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Q.Q <3
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
:-)....<3
Reply
:iconcharcharwolf2:
charcharwolf2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wow...pretty cool!
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
Reply
:iconsietske-78:
sietske-78 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sad, but what a wonderful piece!
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
Reply
:iconpaulauskas:
paulauskas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
quero ser que nem tu quando crescer ,mil parabéns :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Digital Artist
hehehe...mto obrigado!
Reply
:iconghislaine-l:
Ghislaine-L Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:wow quelle scène magnifique!! ...magnifique dans la conception et par le travail effectué :clap:
(non pas dans la "douleur" de la tortue... ...quelle souffrance!)

:love: wow what beautiful scene! beautiful ... in the design and the work done :clap:
(not in the "pain" of the turtle ...... what suffering!)
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...tks so much for the feedback! i really appreciate it
Reply
:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Very touching..
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
i really appreciate it...tks
Reply
:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
You're most welcome, Dude. :D
Reply
:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Dude this is amazing. You are one of the best photomanipulators I have seen on DA. Awesome work, so sad
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Digital Artist
woohoo!! so nice of you <3
Reply
:iconceltickawaii:
CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think I've been so close to tears over a picture before.
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Digital Artist
awwwww!!!....<3
Reply
:iconcorvuscorax92:
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
Reply
:iconcorvuscorax92:
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
Reply
:iconyellow-eyes25:
Yellow-eyes25 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Aw Gawd poor little (?) turtle...
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
:-)...hehehe..i know
Reply
:iconobscureonee:
ObscureOnee Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artist
NO
not the turtle
D:
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Digital Artist
i know :-(
Reply
:iconturtle222:
turtle222 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
not a turtle
Reply
:iconthomasud:
ThomaSud Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
:heart: Superb work, details are very realistic :clap:
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much!!!
Reply
:iconmelly4260:
melly4260 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhhh nooooooooooooo....:iconsadplz:
Reply
:iconmetfis:
MetFis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
awesome
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Digital Artist
tks
Reply
:icon000skyarrow000:
000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Que isso muito legais todas imagens...
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
vlaew mesmo
Reply
:icon000skyarrow000:
000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sem problema meu caro...^^
Reply
:iconkaysthoughts:
KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
wonderful work :heart:
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
:-)
Reply
:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Great work! :D
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you :-)
Reply
:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You're welcome :)
Reply
:iconkallhens:
Kallhens Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Essa é uma imagem triste //apanha
mas, independentemente, ficou muito boa...
Impactante, por assim dizer. De um jeito bom e ruim ao mesmo tempo...
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Digital Artist
verdade mto triste. fico feliz que vc gostou
Reply
:iconbergkristalle:
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowww, amazing work! :clap:
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
why tks so much! i'm glad you liked it
Reply
:iconbergkristalle:
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome, fantastic picture my friend! :wave:
Reply
:iconarchangelical:
Archangelical Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I agree that the giant turtle idea is pretty awesome. What I like about this pic is that it's "quiet". It doesn't jump in the thumbnail but when you look closer it's amazingly well done. I like it.
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Digital Artist
so nice of you...tks so much
Reply
:iconfrostbo:
FrostBo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have impressive skill,all of your work are reference for artist,congrats,this is stunned what you can do.
Reply
:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Digital Artist
awww...tks buddy! i'm really hapy to know i'm a reference and that you liked my work :-)
Reply
Add a Comment: