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18 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 16, 2008, 9:17:25 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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006 Beltane by BlackHeresy 006 Beltane by BlackHeresy
006 Beltane

This work is a rapresentation of my probably future son made in a day of passion and love like Beltane.

This Artwork is dedicate to :iconstellartcorsica: :iconariel87: :iconfp-digital-art: :iconmegan7: :iconfleadreams:

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Model: [link]
Necklace: [link]
Braid: [link]
Windmill: [link]
Petals: [link]
Sky: [link]
Field: [link]
Action: [link]
Font: [link]

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Tools: Photoshop CS5.

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Hello I am from :iconbeaute-lamour: and I am here to provide you with a critique, remember all critiques are subjective and we will be completely honest and we hope this helps you out in the future.

Okay to start off the piece is very beautiful with nice vibrant colors, great contrast between the warm yellows and the cool magenta. The piece has a lovely serene mood and great atmosphere.

You did an amazing job blending in the braid, the roses and the windmill with the piece so much that I assumed that it was part of the photograph itself. So well done, but the suggestions that I and the other admins have for you is that subject needs to be unified with the background more. Because at the point it looks a little like two separate images and this is really just do to the color. A suggestion by co-founder :iconclass34:

“she needs to blend the background color with the subject matter.
For example her right side is softly over painted using 'Soft Light' brush mode in photoshop with tangy orange and the left side softly painted with magenta.

Since the major light source is coming from behind, the center region of the subject if dimmer and the use of rim lights is warranted. Meaning the edge of the subject glows and the center could dialed down on the 'Exposure' settings.
To paint light without over painting the details: Open a new Layer on top of everything, scroll the Layer's mode to 'Soft Light', then used soft round brush to paint the glow effects.
The use of 'Bloom' light where the light source from behind disperse partially onto the subject is begging to be used, this unifies the subject and the background.
Use the same technique like above by creating a new Layer.

To spot errors, she needs to look at the art with fresher view by flipping the canvas horizontally frequently in Photoshop; this techniques has been used by painters since the Renaissance era by viewing their paintings in the mirror.”

You have a really beautiful piece, the only major suggestion is unify the subject with the background color. You are a great digital artist and I hope this helped, if you wish for further critiques then please don't hesitate to note us or submit :)

-have a great day and keep creating
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
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Imalia-DA Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Your beautiful work has been featured here : [link]
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :wave: you have been featured as a part of my newest watchers-feature [link] :)
enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it ;)
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh... thank you so much for this featured!!! :hug:
Yeah i often look to the featured for fav other artists!!! :D
ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
:star: BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 54 :star:
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :hug: ^^
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
you have been featured [link]
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you a lot!! :hug: ^^
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
BlackDahliaImagery Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful :love:
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