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It's a Long Way Down · Original Short Story ·
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To Hit Rock Bottom
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#1 · 1
· · >>Not_A_Hat >>GroaningGreyAgony
I can't quite figure out what is sticking out of the corpse's chest, and the whole piece feels too dark; it is low-contrast and thus kind of hard to make out anything. I get the idea of trying to show the dimness at the bottom of the ocean, but it is just hard to make out anything at a glance; you really have to look at it.
#2 · 1
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
It isn't dark enough, I still can distinguish some of your drawing.
Did it end like that because you lack time to contrast it? If so, that's too bad. As it is, it's hard to properly grasp the whole piece and thus, properly form a judgement.

I don't know if I'll abstain for this one or not.
#3 · 4
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
So I am viewing these on mobile, and I usually keep my phone on the lowest brightness to save battery. When I first looked at this image, I literally only saw a black square. I thought it was a joke until TD posted about seeing a corpse in the image. Even at max brightness I don't see the corpse very well at all. I understand the idea of utilizing darkness in the image to relay the feeling of the deep ocean, but you also gotta make sure your viewers can see your piece.
#4 · 1
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
>>TitaniumDragon I think that's an oxygen tank, since the thing just by his head looks like the mouthpiece.

Also, the alt-text is a Shakespeare riff.
#5 · 1
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
Dark. Both in the idea, and the picture. This one could really do with higher contrast, I had to go to near full brightness just to figure out there was a corpse.
#6 · 1
>>TitaniumDragon, >>Fenton, >>shinygiratinaz, >>Not_A_Hat, >>MLPmatthewl419

To Hit Rock Bottom

This was another decent idea which I didn’t fully pursue because I had better ones to work on. Since the draft sketch came out decently, I decided to put it up anyway. I darkened it in editing–way too much, as everyone observes. I regret this, but I was under time pressure.

The subject is a diver’s corpse on the ocean floor. The air tank is floating because it is empty. I was inspired by this video (warning: shows skeletal corpse.)

Sorry to have caused you problems, viewers! Thank you for your comments.