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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.

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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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:iconmaxw3ll:
Maxw3ll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
This is awesome. I like the grainy-ness" a lot.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thanks. ;D
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:iconmaxw3ll:
Maxw3ll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
lol random quotation.
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008   General Artist
It feels like paper
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
:o
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008   General Artist
in a good way!
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:iconmechabuu:
MechaBuu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Wow. This is some impressive photmanipulation you put together.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thanks.:)
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:iconmechabuu:
MechaBuu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
You're welcome.
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i think it's great. this is the kind of photomanip that i have no idea how to do. nice! :)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconconorschild:
conorschild Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
I really like it, it's so much better than when you first showed me it's incredible. Although I would like to see it without the grain, if only to see a comparison. I can't decide whether I like that or not.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
I could post a non-grainy version as well if you gimme a bit to format it.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I was actually quite astonished to see this in my devWatch :) Just the balance of black and white, the liveliness in the motions and textures, all attribute to a very appealing visual effect. LOVE the "caution" sign to the left ;)

Very well done :nod:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Hah, thank you very much! :D I'm glad i got around to finishing this.
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:iconx-velvetchains-x:
x-VelvetChains-x Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Sweet.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
;)
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:iconkazamo:
kazamo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
that is fucking cool! i love the graininess too.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thanks. I went through with both average black and white (and colour at one point) but I decided on the grain cause it just makes it bolder, methinks.
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:iconkazamo:
kazamo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
me too, me too.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
`conorschild's probably gonna make me post the original, though.
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:iconkazamo:
kazamo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
don't you let him force you into something you don't want to do, dear.
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:iconconorschild:
conorschild Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
You're just like her mother :(
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:iconkazamo:
kazamo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Me and her mother are BBF!
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:iconconorschild:
conorschild Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
BBF? Best best friends?
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
It's aiite, not like i'm losing my virginity or anything :petting:
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:iconjeregrettebcoup:
jeregrettebcoup Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
That's so cool. I love it!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Hey, thanks. ;)
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:icongearmond:
Gearmond Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
pretty damn awesome. the fadednessness you added really makes it.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thanks squish :hug:
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:icongearmond:
Gearmond Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
sure thing ;3
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:icondella-stock:
Della-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Wow, it looks so real. After the tsunami and hurricanes this has such a depth of emotion and fear in it. Great work
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thanks much.
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:iconiamredvox:
IAMREDVOX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Really nice, it lookes damn nice
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Thanks so much :heart:
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:iconhusz:
husz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Its great. Thx for using my stock. The concept is awesome. redheadstock [link]
has some amazing water brushes that are pre-selected out from there backgrounds that need very little tweaking. Thought they might be helpful to you in this or other waterfall projects.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Ah, thanks much for that. I wasn't aware there was a such thing :B
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:iconme-pawel:
me-pawel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008   Writer
:heart:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
:heart:
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:iconthearbiter666:
TheArbiter666 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
thats dryer than where i live
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
:lol:!
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:iconthearbiter666:
TheArbiter666 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
:lol: back ^^
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
holy shit that's kickass!
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:iconjohnsonalexander150:
JohnsonAlexander150 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i holeheartedly concure, in english that means YEAH BOY TOTALLY SICK YAH YAH YAH WOOOOOT!!!!!:giggle:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Hah, thank you :thanks:
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:iconthecrossing:
thecrossing Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
I see that you've fix'd it.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
fix'd much.
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:icongraphix86:
graphix86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Nice shot.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks much.
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