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Mother Nature by Annissina Mother Nature by Annissina
Edit 2: Well, once again I made some changes ^^; Please don't kill me just yet :heart: *Nixity said the woman and the deer looked cartoonish, so I fixed that. Also, added the shadow on the deer with some tips from ~pietzsche. Unfortunately, that didn't work for the girl, so I just used Burn tool there... Err well, it doesn't look good, but if someone can fix it for me, please do! Thanks! :aww:


Edit: Added shadows (had forgotten about them), the deer too... Changed the hues on the girl, so that she would fit in more and cropped the bottom. Thank you ^Thiefoworld for the tips! :tighthug:


The title says it all :nod: I need to get into a "fairytales" mood, in order to enter this contest: [link] :P Sort of... I know it looks kinda smudged all over, but I don't know what caused it nor how to fix it :( It looked fine when I saved it...

Anyway, I hope you like it! :tighthug:
Oh, and please leave me a critique if possible, I want to get better. :aww:



CREDITS:
Model ~ :iconmjranum-stock: [link]
Background ~ :iconelenadudina: [link] (I needed to use this one!)
Bird ~ :iconhatestock:
Bench and Butterfly packs ~ :iconshoofly-stock:
Deer ~ :icondreamweaver69stock:
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:iconthiefoworld:
Looking good overall, but I think there are a few aspects that could be improved :)

The background looks pretty warm and the girl looks a little more cool, try adjusting the hues and the color balances so she can look a little more integrated into the background. Also, shadows under her dress and the bench are missing, that makes it look like it's floating over the grass.

The composition looks more weighted to the right due the girl and the tree branch are on the same side, therefore it seems like there's something missing in the lower left side, maybe you should try adding another element there or maybe moving one to the left?

Also I'm not completely sure about the pronounced darkness of the lower part of the image but this last one thing is a personal opinion :)

Good work so far, I like the warm feeling it evokes and I think the idea is great, hope this little observations can help you improve it even more ^^
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Manndacity Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this looks great.  Better than I could do any day.  :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :hug: There are so many things I would change now but I really can't be bothered... It looks alright in the thumbnail, but not so much when I open it up :giggle:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This beautiful work is featured here: [link] :heart:

It is a wonderful work, dear Lilia! :love:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, my dear! :heart: :blowkiss:
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sylverface Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great job !
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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sylverface Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my really pleasure =D
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BudhuFakir Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist
love nature love it ....~!
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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BudhuFakir Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Ψ ☮҃♥
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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T4Del Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   Photographer
beautiful :) great work :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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T4Del Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   Photographer
:dummy:
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Oneiron Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Hi, Annissina, here I am again, a bit later than I wanted (busy working week !) Happy to be here, so I can look at your artwork again.
I like this photomanipulation because it's very rich, firstmost in colours, the colours struck me very forcefully, they are beautiful and vivid, just a little bit over the edge of the 'normal', creating a sort of dream image, and I love dreams and imagination...
I find the combination of different elements just so charming and relaxing, and beautiful ! I like the red sky/clouds that you chose, it reminds me of sunsets that I saw that really mattered to me. There are lovely trees and gentle fields to, the sight of which I find very soothing and relaxing. The woman has bare feet, which reinforces the feeling of being completly relaxed (walking bare-feeted in fresh green grass in a lovely grove, there are not many things better than that, especially with a pretty lady !)
And - I hope you won't be offended by this - I love the animals and the human in the manipulation in part because I can clearly see they were added to the picture. For me it increases the picture of dream, of fantasy. The doe and the butterflies are very pretty, and you've done well with the shadows. The flight of birds in the background is pretty too.
I'll stop here for now :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, hello, hello! :wave: I've had a rather busy week too, I'm looking forward to the weekend.
Thank you very much for the sweet comment, it really means a lot. :tighthug: I just loved the background so much that I felt I needed to use it. I'm glad it speaks to you in a way, and that you think I did well. :nod: I've edited this like... 2-3 times already, so I hope it's good. :aww:
Thank you again, and take care :tighthug:
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Oneiron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Hey you. I was just going to pick this one as a favourite, when I noticed a name here that I know. We have a common friend, she's called Nixity. I'll come back and comment on this artwork later, gotta catch my train.
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Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehee, yes I noticed :D She's great, isn't she? I'm looking forward to that comment.
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Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful :) I love the colour of the sky, and the birds silhouetted against it :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm very glad you like it :D
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Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Photographer
No problem, you're very welcome :D
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
:winner: Congratulations!:winner:

This is to let you know that this deviation has been featured here>>>[link]
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
No, you haven't won a free subbie or the lottery, just a little recognition!:nod:
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Annissina Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so sweet of you, Bob, thank youuu!!! :tighthug: Happy Holidays to you and Alice!! :blowkiss: :heart:
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
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It was my pleasure! :nod:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
:omg: Absolutely gorgeous.:aww:
And "speaks" to me in terms of things I love in life and can relate to. :nod: When I saw this, I was really happy. :nod: Plus it's just so well done. :rose:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I wouldn't say it's my best work ever :) But I'm glad it speaks to you in some way! It's a bit special to me :nod: Thank you for all the sweet comments :heart: :blowkiss:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely colors; wonderful design!

Featured in my latest Journal, Spread Some DA Love, Part XV -- [link]
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much!! :hug:
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jmorante77 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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jmorante77 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
:w00t: you are featured in my journal :)
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you very much!! :love:
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
:iconmypleasure:
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
very nice job :clap:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
my really pleasure :hug:
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katigatorxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I love this. good idea. overall it looks amazing but i'm a detail girl myself and personally i think the shading and the blending could be a little better for example like around the deers feet and hers you could have blended the grass a little over their feet so it looked like they were in it and not on it. and another thing the background has a dreamy glow to it where as your model and animals don't your model you can tell she was taken from another picture because the shading and where the sun it's her doesn't match up with the photo yes you have shadows on the ground but shadows are not just on the ground they are on the object to and you're shadows are still showing from the original lighting and not from the new lighting. other than that i love the piece and the concept

-- XOXO Kat.


I hope you don't take any of that the wrong way =]
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the critique!! Though I'm not thinking of improving that piece anymore :) I'm glad you like the idea though :aww:
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katigatorxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
you're welcome. i just thought suggestions would help. but with or without them it is a very good piece.
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so :aww:
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katigatorxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
:hug:
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ArtistLove1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Sweet
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Hieyizar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the composition :heart: ^.^
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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Hieyizar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :heart: :hug:
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