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The Big Bad Wolf by priteeboy The Big Bad Wolf by priteeboy
:sing:"Then one day, came the old house-smasher -
the Big Bad Wolf, the little piggy slasher

Lol, thought that line from one of Green Jelly's songs suited this :XD: This is my entry to :icon0hamster0:'s contest, given the theme "create art depicting a storm". Which I didn't want to miss since Storms and weather have been my first hobby I ever recall devloping, years before space, or plants or any of my other interests. Why, I knew almost everthing about tornadoes especially by the time I was 6, seeing how they are my "favoured" natural disaster, yet my most feared too (what am I worried about, it's not like I live in central USA, but I still get paranoid whenever the sky turns black).

the creation time was my standard really, not a small, easy project, but nothing too epic either (wouldn't have the time, I got it in a day before it closes lol..but now, after submitting it, I found out the deadline was extended lol) I just had to work hard and get what I normally would have spent nearly a week making done in a few days. But there's nothing I'd rather do, as this was fun to create :D
Made using a mixture of 3D work (Vue for landscape, Telephone pole modelled in Cinema4D) and Photomanipulation, using stock photo's from Extreme (yeah, they have stocks now, the photo's are dramatic, but pretty small, so I just scaled it up and "painted" over it in Photoshop to smooth it back out and add more details). Some parts of the clouds, as well as all of the tornado were drawn purely as is without any stocks though =p

Sorry about that long comment again, but it's a tornado, how could I resist going on about it. I also have two other tornado-themed deviations in my gallery too, for the aspiring storm chasers on here [link] and [link] :spin:

Edit: wow! I never got any more than 200 faves in the first day before, but this tripled THAT record. Thankyou all so much!
Edit-2: I came third place in the contest, which is pretty good considering how big the turnout was!
Edit-3: This is the first-ever deviation in my gallery to get past 1000 faves without the need for a DD, thanks a lot for the faves!

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Sabbelbina May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is featured in my journal as inspiration for a contest: [link]
priteeboy May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool theme! Thanks :D
Sabbelbina May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :hug:
Wow that is amazing!! Scary too, considering an EF5 ripped through my area back in April. That was during the tornado storms that devastated the South, killing 300+ people, but hardly anyone knows about it because Bin Laden was killed the next day. Anyway, I love this so much. You're very talented! :)
priteeboy Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea that one tornado outbreak could kill that many people, I've watched almost every storm chasing documentary filmed in the US since I find them so interesting, but deaths mentioned are surprisingly few, never near 300 :O

It's sad how one even can get so quickly overshadowed by another. It's like how New Zealand had that bad Earthquake, but everyone forgot about it because a week later, Japan had that tsunami :hmm:
Great Atmosphere :)
That is a frightening picture.
priteeboy Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had nightmares a bit like it before - they're even worse :fear:
Hope the people who live in that house packed their bags and leave :iconwowplz: :icontornadoplz:
Those pigs are done for...
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