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Zeus by PSHoudini Zeus by PSHoudini
In case you are interested on knowing how I created this image, you can download the .PSD in small resolution to know my step by steps. (please do not post this image in any other place and claim it as your own. I only provide the .psd for those of you that want to know the whole process I used and learn something from it)

All created with Photoshop CS5

Sky by Andrejs Pidjass [link]
Man by Konrad Bak [link]
Fire by Lukas Gojda [link]
Lightning by Kingskully [link]
Lighting Brush by NaniNaniX [link]
Planets by hoevelkamp [link]

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this is an extremely in-depth and detailed picture, and i feel that it expresses what you would expect from Zeus - unpredictability, anger, and also some of the mystical and magical. the backdrop of the planets only adds more to the overall feeling of the divine, which is what i think that this picture is attempting to depict. it is original, with the concept of Zeus standing among the stars. also, he is depicted here in more of a Roman style figure, with shorter hair and a younger body type. in the Greek version of the Pantheon, Zeus is depicted as being older, usually with longer white hair and a full beard.
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The image is very eye-catching, but something about it feels odd. Maybe the composition is unbalanced (heavier on the right) or the planets are very "pop-out-ish." It's hard to find the focal point, except for (awkwardly enough) his package. There is a strong line of contrast down the top careful not to split your picture plane too heavily.
However, very well composited overall. :] The work displays a high level of competency. I appreciate the bottom of the picture plane where there appears to be wind blowing the dust/cloud across what Zeus is standing on. The lighting is done well--nice job matching the model lighting w/ the background and etc. Great job on the sky and how it blends into the bottom left side. Love the lighting bolt in his hand. Nice shadows.
Last thought is: What is his mission? The picture is zoomed in close enough to be very interesting, but it is not clear what he is doing...why he is pushing the concrete behind him? Is it on Earth? In space? Anyway, you may be shooting for the mysterious aspect, and you could pull it off well with this shot. Just be aware that you don't lose a viewer because they don't quite psychologically connect.
P.s. I really really appreciate that you posted your steps. A lot of people have a wealth of different knowledge about PS and it's great that you're sharing for improvement!
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popstage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
thank youHuggle! 
kaya205 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
catelee2u Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
spyece Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Gay version of Zeus
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
lol...yeah...sort of
chong-yi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi! i must tell you that this photo inspired me!
i participated in a Greek Mythology drawing test and my topic was Hercules.
i browsed through my favs and i found this!
oh man! the background! the universe! this is how a God's place should look like!
and i come out with this drawing [link]
hope you like it. thanks
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...tks so much and what a lovelly artwork you have created!

chong-yi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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