The beginning of a big adventure - created by gosseyn


The beginning of a big adventure
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This one I started with the girl, not really knowing where I was going. I have worked on it for too much time and now I think I can't see it clearly. Maybe you can help me with some criticism. (4 years and 37 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Lighten the shadows and make them less opaque. I'd remove the pink blob. I know it's supposed to be flowers, but it looks like a pink blob.
Also, the filter makes the castle look like a drawing. The basic concept is good, if a bit too saturated. The eagle/camel is well blended & believable.

avatar Drivenslush

Kind of looks like an illustration from an old Fairy Tale Book, after smoking crack. I'M JUST KIDDING.. but seriously, it looks really sharp.
If you have the original images (before the filter effect) place it under this layer and experiment with blending options to see what happens.
This is a mixed media contest, so this image is fine. Though I think the Lioness could be just a tad bit bigger so her ears break the cliff edge. She's looking more cat like instead of lion like. More little mushrooms might help to give them some purpose. They kind of look like the just plopped into the picture. Not a bad thing, but they are curious.
Good luck author.

author says:

Thanks for your criticism.

I removed the mushrooms but not because of placement but because I want to find different looking mushrooms. For the flowers, I wasn't really happy with it either. And yes I want it to be very bright and saturated like a bright sunny day, and sharp like a drawing.

I have some more source to add
- round bush: https://pixabay.com/fr/arbre-jardin-bungalow-couper-893287/
- labyrinth : https://pixabay.com/fr/parc-labyrinthe-vert-748339/
- stone stairs : https://pixabay.com/en/albania-castle-ruin-shkod%C3%ABr-balkan-1036793/
- tree : https://pixabay.com/en/tree-landscape-costa-rica-mountain-692918/

Much improved author,the lioness is much more Panthera leo and less Felis silvestris catus. That little tweak made a world of difference (IMHO). Smart move on the on the flowers as well. The labyrinth was a solid choice and adds a lot of interest to the chop. Once again IMHO. Good luck.

(4 years and 35 days ago)


Irse says:

A better technique for sharpening an image is to duplicate the layer then use a high pass filter on the upper layer. Set the blending on that layer to overlay. That can sharpen up an image nicely without adding the black lines. Coincidentally, if you invert the top layer it gives the pic a nice soft effect and can hide sharper imperfections.

(4 years and 34 days ago)


avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Much improved, author!
Just try to lighten the shadows under the girl & beast, along with less opacity.

avatar CorneliaMladenova

Beautiful and dreamy

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