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Angry ants by alltelleringet Angry ants by alltelleringet
The forest gives and takes, although it's rare sometimes chanterelles against humans.

I came up with the idea more than 2 years ago but didn't find the location until my last visit to Sweden a coupple of weeks ago. The shooting and retouch was fairly quick compared to my previous projects. A soft light from right to make the trees and ant hill more 3-dimensional. Most ants were painted in by hand. (No ants were harmed in the process of making this photo) Have a look at the close up here: [link]

What do you think? Composition, color, idea, realization, improvements, good and bad? Any thoughts or comments are welcome! What comes to your mind when you see it?
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This is pretty awesome! ^^ I love seeing photography like this and it is sadly rare to see these on dA. I love how you did this. It is very original and one of the coolest things I've seen today!

If I had to criticize you on this at all, it would be on the effects of the picture. I think more could have been done with the tree "grabbing" onto her. I understand if you don't have an awesome program like Adobe After Effects, I can't afford that, either. xD Another thing that kind of throws the picture off is her facial expression. I wouldn't be smiling if a tree was trying to eat me! xD

Overall, though, a very nice job! ^^ Keep it up!
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WELL done!.

I love the idea. As usual you deliver. Great imagination, and talent.

Would have been wicked if you painted some ants on her arms! Like showing them really pulling her into the ant "hill" Just a thought. That ant hill looks superb. Really like it.

"No ants were harmed in the making" hahahahahahaa

The ONLY thing I would have to criticize on one thing it would be the fact that the model seems to be "laughing" rather than being scared. Maybe it's just me though.

Anyway, GREAT piece. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Keep it up! :)

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koolcatloveanimals Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omfg thats sooo creepy
rummsfeld Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the fairy tale feeling in your works, this pictures are like fairytales
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
She’s laughing that she’ll be swamped in :D.
stahlberg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like thid Idea too! Convincing composition! This ants have to be very strong to pull the girl into their anthill. The dumped chanterelles gives the certain kick to the artwork....great!
A2graphics Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done! One day i want to be like you :)
Are you self learnt? or went to some school?
Here in India, most of the schools suck..they hardly know anything i just have rely on tutorials, speed arts etc

Keep it up
InCenter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I like that a lot...
Maartimer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Typisk svenske maur :P
Brilliant blide :D
abirato Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ants are everywhere, i like it, all youre works are beyond description and critique from my site :) - just brilliant tallet ideas and hard work
CindysArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha vilken galen och läskig situation! Helt underbart! :clap:
Mortdres Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scary! A horrible way to die.

The way that woman is embedded in the
anthill seems a bit false. In fact ants shred his victims and transport them in pieces to their nest.
If the anthill look like a crater, I think it would be more believable visually.
- :pc:
¡Qué miedo! Una forma horrorosa de morir.

La forma en la que esa mujer está incrustada en el hormiguero parece un poco falsa. De hecho las hormigas despiezan a sus víctimas y las transportan en pedacitos a su hormiguero.
Si el hormiguero pareciese un cráter, pienso que resultaría más creíble visualmente.
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