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The Love Within by Kassidy123Beth The Love Within by Kassidy123Beth
This is the second to my new series! The Animal Within



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:bulletorange: Model: :iconboredlamb-stock:
:bulletorange: Panda: [link]
:bulletorange: Fire Sparks: :iconayelie-stock:

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!!PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS AND SAY IT IS YOURS!!
~K123B
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The concept of this art is absolutely stunning. Great visual effects on the left side where it's almost as if the energy is fading away slowly. The fan is a beautiful piece to this, not only creating a mysterious edge, but distinguishing between the two sides equally. The girls eyes are captured perfectly and the scene behind her gives a luminescent touch to her skin. The only thing I'd say against this piece is the way the hair looks as if it's straw. It seems like it was done too quickly. Focus on the way the hair flows a little more, give it a darker sheen and caress her face a bit more. The branches behind her also look like they're coming out of her head? Maybe instead of the illusion of a tree behind her head, make the tree beside her a bit closer.
I'll give it an average of 4 stars. It's a great image, truly, but there are small details that should be assessed.
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Your artwork instantly caught my eye and I've got to admit that this is one of the most original human/animal photomanips I've seen as of late. I really love the concept and the fact that you've chosen a panda - I mean how cute is that :XD: ?? - instead of sphinx style (you know combining human with big cats, lions, panthers, etc).

Another strong point of your artwork is the color scheme that you have chosen, which is purple/blue split. It's fairly rare; typically most people use warm/cool or red/blue kind of color split. I think you've managed with color just alright: purple/blue gives mysterious fantasy feel here and doesn't provide darker look although it's a night scene. I particularly like that you tinted panda's and girl's eyes accordingly - it's a really sweet touch. If I were you, I would have also tinted panda's fur a bit further so it doesn't look black and white in the center.

Now, I have some mixed feelings about composition here. I'm not entirely sure whether you intended to make both sides identical in sense of symmetry - if that's the case then I'm not very sure about the background in the right half and practical lack of thereof in the left. On the other hand I quite clearly understand that removing any sort of background would make artwork less interesting to study...so yeah mixed feelings XD.

In any case, what irks me here is the fact that the moon is on the same level line with models' eyes and it's also pretty much same size. It also happens to be the brightest object in the picture. Because of these three factors it creates a disbalance: size, position and brightness shift the focus from from model's face to the right and thus right side draws more attention than its counterpart. It has more compositional weight. If I were to fix it without removing moon entirely, I would resort to reducing its brightness and just repositioning it. Then again, the left side would also need something to balance it, perhaps something like glowing tree outlines or flame like effect so it doesn't appear plain in comparison.

Concerning hair, I think you did a pretty fine job here, especially considering that original model is blond. Of course some extra definition alongside shading and highlighting wouldn't hurt, but it's definitely not bad.

Lastly, the special effects. It goes without saying that I really like the way you retouched the fan. The highlighting on the right side looks pretty much spot on: brighter outline, just maybe more bluish tint on the fan base itself. The left side however pales in comparison because highlights barely stand out against background, thus making fan practically blend into darkness. Just brightening the outlines would be more than sufficient to fix it.

The sparks, love them, very dynamic. It is my personal preference, of course, but if I were to do similar spark effect, I would have used several layers (of varying sizes) in order to achieve cinematic depth. Placing a larger layer in front for example would have given a sort of "3D effect": it would look as if sparks literally surround model. Regardless, background sparks look equally good.

Overall it's a very solid and original work with few minor flaws and you manged everything pretty well. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing other works from this series =3
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MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have credited the wrong model - This isn't me. :D
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Kassidy123Beth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH... Drat.. Your right oh.. lol I'm sorry for that. lol .. Thanks for letting me know.
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MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem - I just want to make sure that the right girl gets your note. :aww:
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Kassidy123Beth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:B Thanks again.
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MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sorry, it's late, I'm confused - You HAVE credited the right model, but you send me a link to this work saying it was from my stock. :D
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AloneintheDark68 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Bizarre!! I LOVE this :worship: :clap:
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Kassidy123Beth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :B
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it takes a lot of skill and awesomness to do something like this, i think the result is amazing and outstanding!
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Kassidy123Beth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks a lot!! It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to but all is well!! Thanks so much!!
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it didnt? but to me it looks just perfect! i cant imagine it beeing better! i think you have great skills with photomanipulation!
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