Rooster by Blackhearted ()
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Ain't found a way to kill me yet
Eyes burn with stinging sweat
Seems every path leads me to nowhere
Wife and kids household pet
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere
Here they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah here come the rooster
You know he ain't gonna die
Walkin' tall machine gun man
They spit on me in my home land
Gloria sent me pictures of my boy
Got my pills 'gainst mosquito death
My buddy's breathin' his dyin' breath
Oh god please won't you help me make it through
-Alice in Chains
Image Comments (42)
William_the_Bloody () 1:47PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Cool, really captures the song! Best looking cigarette I've seen in a render. Post work?
Nautical () 1:48PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
AWESOME IMAGE !!! The lighting effects is absoloutely supurb! another great one on your long list of images..!
picky () 1:53PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Very nice! I like cigaret flame and smoke.... Great light as well!
ByteDreams () 1:54PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Incredible realism - and the words to the song just brings it all home, doesn't it.
elvetree () 2:12PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
I was going to give a speech, but the song does it all this time....Excellent....
ThyOneTruePrince () 3:16PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Very very cool... where'd you get the cigarette? Great image! =)
FanDancer () 3:29PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Now THIS is an Image that truely inspires me to do better.I love the entire compositon.The lighting and realism are fantastic. Oh master of realism teach us teach us:)...cool cigg too. Thats the kind of image I would like to strive to achieve:)Great work Gabriel:)
Ms_Outlaw () 4:24PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Don't know the song, but the image is very good. The lighting as always, perfect ~s~
Flaxynn () 5:01PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
OMG! He looks like so many of my soldier friends and the song...
Sinamin () 5:28PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
This is incredible!! The realism is amazing! There aren't enough adjectives to tell you how wonderful I think this is!
fredoman () 11:30PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
Man, I love this one. I can imagine this guy after a patrol, after the post-patrol briefing. His buddies egg him on to go get a few drinks, but he just hits the barracks. Sitting in his bunk, he lights up, not even realizing that he hasn't taken of his bloody clothes. RECOMMENDATIONS: The bump map looks a bit too severe (like that Asia image I did awhile back). And the cig smoke seems to disappear. You probably meant it to curl around his head, but realistically, where the cig is, it would flare into his face and the brim of the hat. Just some constructive criticism. I think I beat your old comment record....Fredo
Blackhearted () 11:38PM | Sat, 10 November 2001
there is no bump map - theres a film grain effect added, and quite a bit of desaturation, because thats the effect that i wanted. the smoke has been bugging me too (not the direction, but the fact that there should be more of it) - but keep in mind that it all has to be painted in by hand, so i cant get too wildly complex or ill lose realism. ill try to make some small changes though. thanks for the comments folks.
Syyd () 8:14AM | Sun, 11 November 2001
Wow, but the image itself is moody and complex, the words just add to that....concept art is some of my favorite stuff. But the ciggie ROCKS! Smoke is a pain in the patootie as are real tears, I still have that to figure out....The b/w grainy just sets the whole thing off.....Magic, absolute Magic!
dreamsosweet () 12:09AM | Mon, 12 November 2001
You've done it again - this is just fantastic, right down to the slightly crumpled cigarette (last one in the pack?) and the way the smoke is pooled under the brim of his hat - you are definately an inspiration to anyone who strives for realism in their work!
Dragontales () 10:51AM | Mon, 12 November 2001
Nothing more to say, they've said it all. Great looking image!
polartech () 6:50AM | Wed, 14 November 2001
Simply awesome - words seem inadequate ;-) One of the best I`ve ever seen, anywhere.
markm () 8:28PM | Fri, 16 November 2001
I love this image I wouldn't change a thing . By the way thats got to be one of my favorite songs of all time.
Poppi () 6:45PM | Sat, 17 November 2001
This is giving me some creative inspiration...which I so sorely need. Thank you. Poppi Dang...now, if only I could find a "real world" version of him. Overwork has sorely cut into my clown posse.