BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow!Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to mention the evil super villains they fight. Heroes are representative of our sports teams and company brands. (Indeed, on websites, the main image is often called a "hero," for it shares some qualities of a superhero.)The storytelling... continue reading
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Uncover the 5 essential elements that every photo or illustration must have to get cast in the lead role of "hero image" on a website.As I was downloading an image for one of my niche websites, Dreamstime prompted me to answer the question, "What's the look you most go for when looking for hero illustrations?" My first knee jerk response was, "I like it when the artist realistically captures my good side."All joking aside, the question made me give deeper thought to the... continue reading
First, a disclaimer. Women can be heroes (or heroines) too, and the same general criteria apply. But right now, I’m specifically talking about male heroes. And in order for me to talk about what a hero looks like, you need to understand what I think a hero is. To me, a hero is someone who sees a serious problem and steps in to take care of it, even when there’s danger involved and even if he’s not personally involved in the issue.My hero moves through life noticing what goes on around him.... continue reading
Fantasy art by Alena LazarevaWoman superhero ! My artworks are published in magazines of different countries (England, Australia, Italy, Russia) : Photoshop Creative, ImagineFX, Advanced Photoshop, ArtBook Digital painters, Amazing Events, Hugi, Photoshop Projects, Visual Arts Illustrated, CGArena, Dark Valentine. Big thanks to all buyers! continue reading
As so many nature lovers I enjoy a lot watching nature documentaries in the TV, different channels offer spectacular scenes from all the continents. It is no longer exclusively the habitat of National Geographic: Discovery, Odisea and many others, from the USA, Europe, Japan and other countries delight us with beautiful and breathtaking animal behavior.Hunting, loving, killing, breeding, feeding and many other situations in the life of wild animals unfold in front of our eyes, we enjoy and we learn... continue reading
One of my models is now a real hero!She'll soon be famous county wide.This is GingerLast weekend a friend of mine set out on a mountain bike ride up a desolate county road in the ice and snow.It was a route he takes quite often and it didn't seem to bother him that it was cold because he had just gotten a whole new winter wardrobe to help keep him warm. How lucky that was!The road is a very rough forest service area used mostly by us hikers, cyclists, and some hunters.His wife... continue reading
November 11th is Veterans day in the U.S.A. so when you see a veteran grab them, hug, them, kiss them and tell them thank you for putting your life on the line every day.We send them off to war younger and younger,We are so proud of them for what they do. We miss them and think of them everyday. We pray that we won't get the visit from the military telling us they proudly died for the country.Our children look at them as we do,heroes, And when they grow up they take the place... continue reading
In East Texas, we're blessed with an abundance of lakes. This year, we've had plenty of rain and the lakes are full and thriving with life. Recently, I stopped by Lake Cherokee for a few photos. Almost by accident I took this shot of the pier and reflections in the lake.Always room for improvement, but I thought it turned out pretty good. continue reading
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