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avatar CorneliaMladenova

Creepy and stunning

(5 years and 437 days ago)

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avatar spaceranger

Love it, love it, love it!! (reminds me of my ex-wife) Missed you author. Great to see you back!!

(5 years and 453 days ago)

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avatar SHIPLEYGIRL

as always so cool

(5 years and 453 days ago)

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avatar hereisanoop

Good one.., going to see more

(5 years and 454 days ago)

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avatar Drivenslush

Smooches Galooches

(5 years and 454 days ago)

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avatar Drivenslush

Harmony.com? Just kidding Cool!

(5 years and 454 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Nice to see the good work coming back....!!

(5 years and 454 days ago)

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avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Very nice job, congratulations.

(5 years and 1099 days ago)

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avatar TorDoni
TorDoni says:

Nice job, congrats

(5 years and 1099 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations Daniela, well done.!!

(5 years and 1100 days ago)

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avatar madamemonty

Congrats Daniela

(5 years and 1100 days ago)

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avatar Drivenslush

congrats!!!

(5 years and 1100 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice work, congrats!

(5 years and 1100 days ago)

Don
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You drew it, damn is the best for me.

(5 years and 1102 days ago)

Don
avatar Drivenslush

well done!

(5 years and 1103 days ago)

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avatar papavales
papavales says:

Congrats Dani!!! great work

(5 years and 1129 days ago)

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avatar papavales
papavales says:

Congrats Dani!!! great work

(5 years and 1129 days ago)

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avatar spaceranger

Congrats Daniela!!

(5 years and 1131 days ago)

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avatar madamemonty

Congrats Daniela

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar DigitalDreamer

Beautiful Congrats

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

congrats ^-^

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar Drivenslush

congrats

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations my friend.

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar TorDoni
TorDoni says:

Congrats Daniela.

(5 years and 1132 days ago)

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avatar Stowsk
Stowsk says:

Beautiful....

(5 years and 1133 days ago)

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avatar anoosh
anoosh says:

i really like the effect on the girl .. well done autor

(5 years and 1134 days ago)

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avatar papavales
papavales says:

and i think to myself i know this style!! I was right. Nice work as usual

(5 years and 1134 days ago)

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avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

Extraordinary work author and i love it a lot. High vote and fav

(5 years and 1135 days ago)

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avatar spaceranger

Gorgeous, radiant and wonderful work!! I agree with Rick and George, so good to see your work again!!

(5 years and 1136 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Nice to see your work again.... good luck.. Yes, it is beautiful, magic.!

(5 years and 1137 days ago)

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avatar RickLaMesa

BEAUTIFUL AS USUAL FROM YOU

(5 years and 1137 days ago)

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avatar Chrys Rizzo

Very nice and deserved. Nice week for you!

(5 years and 1317 days ago)

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avatar lincemiope

elegant, bravo

(5 years and 1318 days ago)

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I think this is a great image. Well thought-out. I love the light behind the doors. It's central to the theme here, I believe. Sort of like the light at the end of the tunnel. It's funny, when I first saw this entry a few days ago, I didn't notice the figure. Whatever, if anything you did, it was the right move. Nice work all around. It's obviously art as you've garnered quite a bit of thought from the PXL audience. S. Dahli would be proud. Art is, after all, quite subjective.

(5 years and 1321 days ago)

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avatar minnie
minnie says:

The colors and mood are beautiful, but I feel the streetlights are too small. Maybe if you placed them farther back, behind the door... and that would count for the lighting on the windows... just an idea!!

(5 years and 1321 days ago)

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Wonderful work, very creative and original. I loved it so much my favorit good luck!

(5 years and 1322 days ago)

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avatar DanLundberg

Dramatic elements and color palette. In addition to tweaks others have mentioned (except I myself like the bright light behind the windows if it were to illuminate the foreground a tad), I wonder if the moon is a bit too small for maximum drama (plus add three or four stars to the sky?) and if eliminating the left-hand street light would create a more compelling diagonal composition.

It just occurred to me that moving the figure to midground with footsteps in the sand behind him might be evocative.

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar DanLundberg

Thanks for pointing out that there's a figure in front of the door. The fact that I hadn't noticed it is clearly telling. I agree that there is a lot to like here, however.

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar DanLundberg

Regarding lighting, I would note that Salvador Dalí, for example, generally depicted realistic shadows which I think contributed to the disturbing nature of his images by giving a sense of reality to the unreal. The glow around the streetlights here (that don't illuminate the pavement below them) make them seem like they're in front of a stage backdrop to me.

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Download the photo on the left and manipulate it in any way you want. You did your work, it is your idea, and if is surreal or not, this is the way you wanted to present it. It is good to give constructive criticism or suggestions about an entry. But at least tell the author how he / she can improve their work. Negative comments do not work. Good luck author, you have the talent, and you have your ideas!

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar RickLaMesa

nice lighting

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar tnaylor21286

Maybe a little more contrast between the figure and the door. The person gets a little lost. Other than that I really like this work. I love anything surreal, when done well (As you have done here). Great work author, good luck.

(5 years and 1323 days ago)

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avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Surreal or not, the perspective is wonky, with the lampposts being about 4 1/2 feet tall in relation to the door behind them... The lighting is not "surreal," it's nonsensical. Perhaps you do not know what the Surrealism Art movement was all about, but trust when I say it is not to excuse poor Composition.

Surrealism focuses on organic shapes, twisting lines, visual textures and lighting specifically angled and shadowed to help convey a mood, not just lights tossed around with no logical illumination or shadows.

Your lighting of the archway provides no illumination of the ground in front of it, and the midget lampposts do not cast proper illumination of the ground directly below them.

CMYK was being kind in requesting an SBS. Whatever your thought processes, buddy, they are far more "surreal" than the lighting in this entry...

It really shows a lot of promise, but it also shows some glaring continuity issues that "surreal" cannot hide or excuse.

(5 years and 1324 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

It's a good idea, but I don't understand the light source behind the windows. IMO the original darkness is more effective. Your entry might benefit from a SBS so we understand your thinking.

(5 years and 1324 days ago)

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avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 1325 days ago)

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avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats Daniela.....!

(5 years and 1325 days ago)

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avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Quite ok, that open gate only makes it more strange, haha. Tiny nitpick, wouldnt it be easier and look more naural if you use the left side (for viewer) of the moustache, so it really shapes like some kind of entrance? That moustache part also has a side going in, would make it even more realistic, but it's up to you. Good luck!

(5 years and 1331 days ago)

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avatar Chrys Rizzo

Good job... GL

(5 years and 1331 days ago)

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avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Quite convinving result, author! Good luck!

(5 years and 1332 days ago)

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avatar Chrys Rizzo

Congrats for the nice composition!

(5 years and 1337 days ago)

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