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Untrue by NoodleDoodler Untrue by NoodleDoodler
Inspired by Burial. [link]

Took me a while to do this; I remember when this first started out as a puddle and I worked at it, left it for weeks, went back to it, deleted the whole thing and started over, asked for suggestions, revised, remade...

I think this is the most I'm going to get out of this project, maybe one day I'll remake it. Again I'm always looking for some helpful critique, if you could please leave any comments on errors I made or things to improve I would certainly take it into consideration.

...Make sure to fullview.

Thanks.



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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-09-19
Untrue by =NoodleDoodler carries a most interesting concept which could almost ask if the skies were falling down. In a strange way the grain of the picture adds to the realism. Working with water is risky business, but the artist pulls it off quite well. ( Suggested by conorschild and Featured by IreneLangholm )
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Untrue by =NoodleDoodler shows large amounts of water falling from balconies and other tall structures onto an alley. The image's gradient relies purely on black and white and was created through means of digital manipulation. The negative space in the image (i.e. where no water is falling) works as a balance to the large amount of water that is present in the foreground, as well as in the background of the image. The image uses natural shapes, which are exemplified by water drops and splashes, as well as geometric symmetry, as shown by the diagonal line, which is actually the curb, going "into" the image.

"Untrue" is a prime example of what can be achieved through photo manipulation. It shows an original idea which is demonstrated through flawless execution. No lines or other imperfections of the water (which is an extremely hard subject matter to work with because of its extremely asymmetrical forms, shapes and reflections) can be spotted in the image minus a small impact conflict on the first waterfall on the right. This makes the image seem more like a photograph of an event so unlikely to happen.

The work also shows off excellent use of stock photographs. Since all of the stock resources are cited at the bottom of the artists description, one can see what kind of thoughts go through an image manipulators mind when choosing their stock. It shows how images of everyday objects of normal day-to-day situations can be used to create a work that comes directly from the innermost thoughts of an artist.

Personally, this work also showed me something interesting. While =NoodleDoodler was creating the work, she showed me several "WIPs" (work in progress) of it. This showed me how much effort and dedication must have gone into the image, because of the visible transformations that were present after each and every step.

From an emotional point of view "Untrue" is a powerful piece that has a lot of meaning to it. I personally interpret the piece as a sort of emotional cleansing of the city. A dark alleyway is being cried upon by the buildings that surround it to be washed clean of the dubious actions that happen on it every day. Of course =NoodleDoodler has her own sentiments for the picture which are probably completely different from mine. Nevertheless it shows that the artist has created something which really means something to her and that serves as a medium of expression and channel for her feelings.

In conclusion, I have to say that "Untrue" by =NoodleDoodler truly deserved the Daily Deviation that it got, not only because of the final product that is visible to each and every person on the internet, but also because of the work that was behind it, which I luckily got to witness.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks so much for the critique, too ;) I'll take all this into consideration for the next time.
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:iconflclrvdfan:
FLCLRVDFan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
You're quite welcome. I'm looking foward to seeing more of your work.
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randallwtan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Niceeee. Looks as though there's a waterfall in the alley.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:D
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:icondragonf1re:
DragonF1re Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Great piece :)
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
thanks :glomp:
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:icondragonf1re:
DragonF1re Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Welcome :)
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mystical-sorceress Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   Photographer
congrats on the DD!!!!!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks much :dance:
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:iconmystical-sorceress:
mystical-sorceress Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   Photographer
no problem :D
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Clarity-Rebirth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Fantastic work here. Im lost for words. I found em....FLAWLESS
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:lol: Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmelissalianne:
MelissaLianne Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Fantastic :) :)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:thanks:
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woundgiver Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
This one is really worth adding and its DD. Well done job, untrained eye would not see it is manip I guess:)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thank you. :)
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Reminds me of a certain Live vid clip :D
Awesome manip, contrary from the title actually: it looks very true. Very strong work.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Gahhh, I know. I was working on it a month or so ago, and I was chatting with some folks from the dA Music Forum. And they're like, "That looks like that one Live video." and i'm like, "The what? :slow:"

Yeah it does :| But I didn't know. It's a weird coincidence :o
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
"Dolphin's Cry", right? Anyway, the fact you didn't know it speaks for you in this case :)
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:iconartishokk:
artishokk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's really awesome :P
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
thanks :P
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:iconfyzel:
Fyzel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Rad as all hell.


Oh man.

Seriously, holy god. Fav'd into infinity.
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:giggle: Infinity? Awesomesauce.
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:iconfyzel:
Fyzel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Frick yes infinity. Right all up into infinity. Because of KICKASS.

I might have to make this my desktop, actually.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
:o go for it.
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
This is what I like about photomanip - anything can happen....even in the backlane. Congrats on the DD....well deserved! :XD:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks a lot! :D
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monatorgersen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow, very nice.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
thank you very much! :glomp:
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graffyty Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Amazing work! The water and buildings blend in so well. I like especially the part where the water flows off the balcony at the center, that part is really realistic.
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks! That was my favourite part to do, actually. I had to fit everything so it looked like it was flowing out of the open spaces in the balcony rather than it flowing down harshly like the rest was, and it was well worth it. :giggle:
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:thanks:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ooooh, lovely. The grain really adds to it, and it's all well put-together - except the one on the right-hand side, closest to the viewer. It kind of stands out, because the rest is so perfectly blended (especially the one opposite it, it's mind-blowing).
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Yeah, I was pretty unhappy with that one on the right as well. But I decided without it, the right looked too bare, and I had nothing to put there.:(
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Gracies-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Wow that is brilliant :wow:! Thankyou very much for using my stock :+favlove:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
No problem! Thank you :)
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Gracies-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Anytime :)
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laurart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I like the way your manips always look very realistic . This one looks amazing. And I'm glad there's not a girl with a balloon in it <_<
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
a girl with a balloon? wut?
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I was making reference to the photomanipulation cliche.
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Ahaha, oh right. Yeah, I always dread browsing photomanips here. It's flooded with 'girl on a checkered floor and a mirror with a bunch of blood and a window overlooking a gothic thunderstorm etc etc'. It all looks so cliche, unrealistic and uncreative.

I think the reason I do photomanipulation the most is because I want to do photography, but do not own a camera. So I try to capture what I'd like to capture with a lens on a computer-- making it as realistic as possible.

:hug:
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laurart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
hehe, yeah, there's a lot of that here.


Well, at least you apply a lot of creativity on these manips. Some day you'll have a camera and you'll get wonderful things with it, but they'll be different...unless you can flood a whole neighbourhood for a photo shoot session =P
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
That'd be sweet.
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youneverasked Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav::drool:
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
:giggle:
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IWS-stock Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
cool! :D
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
:)
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Jake1313 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
AWESOME! Love the grain. I think you have a wonderful talent for photomanips.
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NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
thanks jake. :heart:
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