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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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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo very nicely done 8D it looks great!
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:iconcodeblu1:
codeblu1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Wish I knew how to photo-manip like that...
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:iconnutmeg-42:
nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
One thing I like about DD's, is that, on the odd occasion you are able to discover another talented artist. This is truly amazing. Sort of made the ol' heart skip a beat when I first looked at it. Especially when accompanied by the thought, 'What if this happened in real life'. Scary. :-)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
haha, thanks. :)
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:iconlovedragon07:
LoveDragon07 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   Photographer
this is amazing!!!!!
Great work!!
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:iconlovessecret:
LovesSecret Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Faved, this is gorgeous
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:iconkev1000:
kev1000 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
The horrible consequences of not jiggling the handle. Will people ever learn?!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
hahaha
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:icony0urstalker:
y0urstalker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
'tween two seas the cities arose,
and 'tween two seas will they fall,
and bring in reality in what only dreams know,
and bring in ancient voice people called,
acouasms.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
wat
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:icony0urstalker:
y0urstalker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
nothing at all.
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:iconiriesurfinchick:
Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
i love when i see such a well deserved DD...fabulous work
Im glad you didnt give up on it
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:thanks:
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:iconthespianwaltz:
ThespianWaltz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
When I first saw this, because of the grain and the small image, I thought it was one of those old early 1900s photos of an actual flood happening. Because it looked old when I first saw it I just assumed it was real because they couldn't edit photos back then. It looked real enough. How awesome is that when a photomanip is so good that people actually think it's real? Well your's sure fooled me. Great job.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
That's pretty interesting to know! thanks.
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:iconkan0a:
KAN0A Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
That is absolutely amazing! Outstanding stock choice!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
thanks a lot! I love choosing stock, if you ever need a resource i have a lot of the better ones in my stock collection in my faves. just for reference.
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:iconfelix-oflynn:
Felix-Oflynn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Nice, you did a really good job, I like it.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks very much :)
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:iconfelix-oflynn:
Felix-Oflynn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Yeah not a problem.
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:iconfrozenpandaman:
frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :) :clap:

The rushing water looks incredibly realistic with its surroundings - like a real photograph!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:giggle: yay thanks.
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:iconnavagon:
Navagon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Congrats, Noddles! This some good shit!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks mate!
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:iconanjel-pinaya:
anjel-pinaya Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
really interesting =)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
thanks!
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:iconphantomphreaq:
phantomphreaq Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:giggle:
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:iconbeckyblacktears:
Beckyblacktears Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
about time you got one noodle!
i think it looks really good, my first glace at it made me think the water was sand because of the grainyness :P
but thats cause I'm soooo cool :P
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:P
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:iconbeckyblacktears:
Beckyblacktears Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
woop :)
haven't talked to you in a while :|
gosh xD
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
lol
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:iconbeckyblacktears:
Beckyblacktears Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
I love this!
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Great!
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Maybe one day (far in the future) there will be a canyon which exposes these building in it's crevasse.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Perhaps. :o
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
WHo knows?
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:iconwheezy77:
Wheezy77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Congratulations on your DD.

How did you create the water?
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Multiple stock photos; all integrated and spliced and blended. :)
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:iconwheezy77:
Wheezy77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:iconwowplz:

I bow to your Photoshop skills! Could I at least see what source pictures you used?
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
They're all at the bottom of the artist's comments. :slow:

Also, if you note me, I'll be able to show you process pictures.
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:iconwheezy77:
Wheezy77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
HOAR, ARE YOU CALLIN' MEH SLOW?!?!one

J/K. I didn't even notice those. I'm on my way out right now, but I'll note you later.
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Awwwright.
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:icongadgetsguru:
gadgetsguru Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
OMG, this is so incredibly awesome!!! :excited:
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconhermux-tantamoq:
Hermux-Tantamoq Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Congratulations, you son of a bitch. :D
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:lmao:
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:iconnokari:
nokari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats there missy ;)
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:iconnoodledoodler:
NoodleDoodler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
o hay tanks tristin c:
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