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Keiley22 says:

alot of work author.... well done, turned out great

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Out of the Storm
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

I'd think the back wall would be darker than the walls lit by the lamps. Otherwise I love this...GL author!

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Room with a View... or Two
avatar artgirl1935

This is so much better than the tutorial. But there didn't seem to be any corners showing in the tutorial Guess that doesn't matter. Also, I love the sand on the floor. Tutorial had baseboard around floor which wasn't in very good perspective. Great job!

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Room with a View... or Two
avatar Drivenslush

Very elegant!

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Room with a View... or Two
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Wow!!!
I'd never want to leave a room like this! Excellent work, and one of the best examples of this concept I have ever seen. Instant Fav!

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Room with a View... or Two
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Johailos says:

Amazing!
I like the shadows, and perfect combination with the background. And i like it the idea for the floor. Well done.

(5 years and 1965 days ago)

Room with a View... or Two
avatar CorneliaMladenova

The predator animal still looks hungry

(5 years and 1966 days ago)

Bird
avatar lolu
lolu says:

Very funny !

(5 years and 1967 days ago)

Out of the Storm
avatar Drivenslush

Love the Puppet Warp work.. excellent job!! good luck

(5 years and 1967 days ago)

Out of the Storm
avatar greymval
greymval says:

You know that if instead of that guy you put a chick ( and it should be fairly easy to do so: change face, a bit of warp, a bit of liquify), no one will observe that the fire is unrealistic
If you then wanna fix the fire, you could try to find a lantern ( like this one : http://www.sxc.hu/photo/500803), and place the fire made out of BG's source in it: it would look more natural, imo.
You have a nice idea and mood here, by the way.

(5 years and 1967 days ago)

Out of the Storm
avatar aheman
aheman says:

should get a cat with tongue sticking out, licking its lips... eyeing the bird...

add bird shit. as the bird is scared until it let go.... haha....

a paw on the cage would be nice (claws sticking out, shinny-like)

lighting contrast not strong enough to create mood

jus suggesting

(5 years and 1967 days ago)

Bird
avatar RIPSAW
RIPSAW says:

not only is it nice, it is GREAT! I had no (0) trouble seeing the contest theme in this image

(5 years and 1969 days ago)

Bird
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

With the cage door closed, it's hard to see how the bird "got away..." Cute entry, nonetheless!

(5 years and 1969 days ago)

Bird
avatar Drivenslush

Really TERRIFIC!!! Maybe change the color of the cage to a metal silver? It seems the entire image is all shades of gold green.. eyes, background, cage..and the thumbnail looks blurred in these hues.. (Not a bad thing, but another color might make it pop even more.) SUPER CLEAN WORK!!

Great GREAT IDEA!!! all IMHO of course GL!

(5 years and 1969 days ago)

Bird
avatar minnie
minnie says:

"I thought I saw a puddy tat!!"

Lovely image author!

(5 years and 1969 days ago)

Bird
avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 1970 days ago)

Lust
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

This is a very interesting concept, but the composition really leaves something to be desired...
The oversized lumpy thing in the upper LH corner is dominating the image, with the fire and the wagon wheel helping to almost totally visually negate the gypsy, who is lost in darkness with the glowing orb casting almost no light on her.

You need to better establish your light source(s), and make them more consistent, especially the wagon wheel area, and the too dark area between it and the fire. The wagon simply should not be that bright, nor that unevenly illuminated...

The star "sparkle" brushes add nothing but additional confusion to this scene, as they do not emphasize your focal point, and just seem to be randomly tacked on.

In my opinion, it would be better composed if you just chopped off about 1/3 from the top and the LH side, and then adjusted your lighting.

(5 years and 1970 days ago)

Bad News Travels
avatar lordymail
lordymail says:

Congrats

(5 years and 1970 days ago)

Lust
avatar DanielaOwergoor

Congratulations!

(5 years and 1971 days ago)

Lust
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Very nice coloring and shadow work.

(5 years and 1971 days ago)

Lust
avatar Drivenslush

very refine..woo HOO

(5 years and 1973 days ago)

Poolside At Dusk
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Good entry, GL!

(5 years and 1974 days ago)

Lust
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Link works fine now author. And nice image BTW.

(5 years and 1974 days ago)

Lust
avatar DanielaOwergoor

Very nice, romantic!!!

(5 years and 1975 days ago)

Poolside At Dusk
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Daniela, it has nothing to do with the adult filter at DA. The link gives me "Problem loading page". Maybe it is just the browser I am using (Firefox) but it is still giving me the error.

(5 years and 1975 days ago)

Lust
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

You need to set much more darkness on the models, since the background is currently darker than them so it looks weird, like they don't belong there.

(5 years and 1976 days ago)

Lust
avatar DanielaOwergoor

Solkee, there is no problem with the link model, what happens is that the owner of this account on Deviantart (MjRanum), set filter "adult content" in most of his stocks, and if the person does not have an account on Deviantart , can not access the image.

Good job author!
Particularly not think BG combined with the scene, but the work is very realistic.

(5 years and 1976 days ago)

Lust
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Author check your link to Source 1. It gives an error message.

(5 years and 1976 days ago)

Lust
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This reminds me of a lovely cafe in Quebec City we visited...

Really lovely. Like the lighting you have produced.

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

Poolside At Dusk
avatar arca
arca says:

Congrats ... well deserved!

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar Androla
Androla says:

beautiful!

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

Poolside At Dusk
avatar lordymail
lordymail says:

nice effect! Congrats!

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar lordymail
lordymail says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 1977 days ago)

Once ago
avatar nilknarfsoive

congrats!

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

Once ago
avatar adelia
adelia says:

Your work is stunning!

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

Poolside At Dusk
avatar arca
arca says:

Lovely and believable image ... I want to be there!

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar arca
arca says:

Wonderful concept and great work!

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

Once ago
avatar arca
arca says:

Great work ... I had a hard time believing they were the same people until I say the SBS. Again, let me say, Great Work!

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

MirrororriM
avatar Momof4boyoboys

pretty with the chain fence and the brightly colored fruit

(5 years and 1978 days ago)

Berries through the fence
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

nice lighting

(5 years and 1979 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

good work on this one, well done.

(5 years and 1979 days ago)

Once ago
avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Congrats on first place Win

(5 years and 1979 days ago)

High Wire Act
avatar Drivenslush

Very nice work author

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar Bitmap
Bitmap says:

Very Nice Work .... the idea is good
I guess that the edges of the waoman's hair is a little obvious ...
and the her chest must be a little smaller or a little rounder ...
but the rest is very very nice ....
I voted Good on this one

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

Once ago
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

nice

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

Berries through the fence
avatar aheman
aheman says:

hand can be smaller a little, rather big now

simply like this image... great work!

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

Once ago
avatar aheman
aheman says:

suggestions:
1) adjust the iris of the mirror image
2) the fat lady should be sad, the mirror lady should be happy?
3) fat lady's dress change to white?

nice contrast idea

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

MirrororriM
avatar Bitmap
Bitmap says:

Yes...... More realstic now .... good luck.

(5 years and 1981 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Best of the bunch. GL author!

(5 years and 1982 days ago)

Great Wall at Sunset
avatar Drivenslush

Very Very hard work on this one, great job author

(5 years and 1982 days ago)

MirrororriM