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Dividing the Imagined by ShesABromide Dividing the Imagined by ShesABromide
Inspired by the Phoenix:heart: series done by miss ~MadMarchHare :flirty: A captivating story coupled with amazing visuals. I highly suggest checking it out B-)
:bulletred:The tale begins here: [link]
:bulletorange:But yes, my first red/yellow/orange facepainting ordeal! :dummy::meow: D'acryl acrylics, blue no-name glitter, leftover facepaints from halloween, and lots of free time/photofiltre. :aww:
:bulletyellow:The result was a Marvelesque-bodyart-photo(manipulation). :woohoo: This was super hard to put into a category. It wasn't all digital, it wasn't all traditional. :hmm:
Btw, I was going to try to get the whole flame-hair thing that she has going on in the picture, but the editing looked cheesey =P So I opted out of the cheese-fest and instead went for a sense of realism. After all, Hikastia has dark hair in human form
Enjoy! :bow:

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:bulletblack:Is the contrast/intensity of the colours overkill, or a good stylized approach?
:bulletblack:Keeping in mind the inspiration behind this: [link] is there anything that could have been done to make the image more effective? i.e. a background, more of the shoulders/ body showing, less negative space, etc.
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Critique by The-Theory-Liz Mar 6, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
Let me just say at first glance I thought this was a drawing, but when I saw it was under the photograph category and I was astounded. This is truly a really unique piece of work with the make up and paint with the oranges and the the yellows and the eye makeup and color with the blue. It is otherwordly and very stylized.

The only real part of this photograph that does bug me is the white eye, it's a bit creepy and my eye tries to roam the whole picture and yet it comes back to the white eye. I'm not sure if that is a saturation issue or if it was an artistic decision, either way I'm not sure if it was the best decision. The over saturation of the ear on the edges is a little disheartening because I think a little more pink could have been shown.

However the rest of the composition with the tilt of the chin works extremely well.

Good work and experimentation!
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Very interesting here as i look at it. My only complaint is the fact that the composition and what is being drawn is a very common and often done drawing. It seems bland to me simply because i have seen it so very often. I am not sure exactly what you used to create it so i am judging it based on that it was drawn. Anatomy looks spot on and everything which is the main reason i enjoy this so much. I feel like the strong colors versus the faded colors could be in better locations to show form, but at the same time i like how it helps direct my attention to what you want me to see.

The only thing i dislike is the fact you gutted the eye out or didn't draw the eye. I think you should of because i see that as a major distraction.

All in all, good work.
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chopper481 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Personally I like the intensity of the colours; it's what made me want to look at the whole picture and not just the thumbnail. Also, I really like the perspective you used.
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you very much :la:
The perspective was mainly because of the piece I gathered inspiration from, as are the choice of colours. But the intensity was all me B-) :giggle:
I wanted it to "shimmer" like fire, so I'm glad that came through :D
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I am also from #Critique-It. :thumbsup:

Wow! :wow: This is a photomanipulation?! Just... wow! I would never have thought!

The contrast and colors look fine to me. Though, have you considered trying another background color other than white? It may produce interesting results!

I think you did a good job considering the inspiration. Though, I don't get the same whimsical feeling from this as I did from the drawing.

I would suggest doing something with the hair, too. Different style, maybe using some manipulation on it too.
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Hehe it's a combination of face paint, photography, and photomanipulation :)
And thank you very much for the kind and constructive feedback :aww:
Yeah, I kind of wish I'd have done more shots with this one; maybe a few with my hair down. The intensity of the lighting and post processing gave it some nice shine, and with it down I could have colourized it to a fiery red :shakefist: :giggle:
I'll definitely try to revisit this one someday; play with the editing a bit :nod: I've gotten lots of handy feedback, so I'm sure it would come out loads better =P
I'm glad to hear you found so many positive aspects though :happybounce:
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I was thinking you could use - if you wish - heavy flame or fire brushes on the hair, to make it look like it's down, or give the illusion of movement upwards? That could be an option if you ever wish to come back to this picture. (I thought of this when reading your comment about having your hair down.)
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Yeah, I was thinking I might try this: [link]
I'm not use to working with photoshop, but it would be nice to learn as so many people seem to use it =P
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
That would look great! :heart:
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Did a little test run; changed the background to black and added flame hair. Any thoughts? =P
[link]
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That definitely makes it more interesting! :thumbsup:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh man this is tricky ;p

What got me thinking this was a traditional work was the background being so white. It's ok in a thumbnail but seeing this now it's a little overexposed...I'd darken it a little and let some of that makeup texture stand out. It's really interesting :O
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Hehe thank you :meow: I based it off a traditional piece, and as such wanted it to look as much like the original as possible :)
That accounts for the white background :giggle: I'll probably upload a more normal version of this in the future sometime, or edit this one =P
Thank you very much :D :woohoo:
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ClaraN9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful creation! :) I love the saturation level :D
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thank you very much :D
It was quite fun to do, though I always notice little things I should have fixed after ^^; :giggle:
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ClaraN9 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:) Yeah I'm always like that :D
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GossamerRhyannon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful ;P
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thank you very much for your kind words :aww:
It was quite fun to do, and the inspiration for it was just as lovely :nod:
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GossamerRhyannon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Was jut telling the truth ! and im glad :)
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hello again this piece is featured in my daily journal: [link]
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
:aww: Well thank you very kindly my friend :)
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gave a critique I hope it is fair :-)
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Elegant-Ungeheuer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks like a beautiful painting. The colour is lovely and it definatley looks like the subject for the cover of 'PHEONIX', the eyes are almost haunting.
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you very much :D For your kind words and for the favorite :)
I'm glad you like this work, and that I could do the original justice :aww:
Hehe seems like quite a few people find the eyes to be a creepy attribute :giggle:
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Elegant-Ungeheuer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beauty have the power of the glowing sun,like glowing volcan lava looks your goddess profil,my pretty Elissa.I love so much your nostalgic hairstyl,Dame.
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you Andre :hug:
You comments are flattering &charming as usual :aww: Yes, when I saw the original artwork that inspired this, I felt the same way :meow: it was simply lovely :nod:
I'm just glad I could create a piece to do it justice :)
And yes, I have quite long hair so I love to play with styles :woohoo: This was just a nautilus bun :aww:
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have not to thank me,your face profile is a artwork of beauty,congrats,my unique lady.
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MadMarchHare Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart: This. Is. FANTASTIC!! Wow... I completely approve of the makeup and the glowing eye and, yes, the dark hair. :thumbsup: My sisters and I approve very much of your mad skills (just thought you ought to know)! ;p
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
:iconawwwplz: yaaay! :dummy:
:giggle: thank you very much :) it's always strange making fan art and such, because you never know how the original creator will react :hmm:
But I'm really glad you like it :woohoo: And that you approve of the differences ^^; :giggle:
Thank you for the fave, and for your kind words :bow: and for creating the series :XD:
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MadMarchHare Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love all fanart, but unconventional stuff especially. :heart: You're so very welcome! And thank you...again...because you're nice to me. :XD:
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truthdenied Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece darling :heart:

It's definitely a different sort of piece from your normal stuff :nod: - I do like it though :)

You've merged the colours very well :hug:

Lovely piece
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thank you very much my handsome moose :)
I know it's a bit different :giggle: But I'm glad everyone seems to like it :meow: I love you! :heart:
:tighthug:
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truthdenied Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: You're always welcome my sexeh goose :giggle: :)

I love you sooo much :D :glomp: :)
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d4riuss4v4ge Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconahemplz:……Great Work!
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thank you very much my friend.
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d4riuss4v4ge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your Welcome……..:iconyoyobyebyeplz:
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your face outfit looks like a paradies bird,pretty buddy with the model beauty.
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Thank you very much, most poetic Andre :) :giggle:
I appreciate the kind words :meow:
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Lijon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I looked at the original image, I get what you're doing. It's crazy that this is actually your face >< cause before I read your comment I def thought this was painted out. ok cept the hair... that looks more real than the rest of the pic. But the focus isn't there, but the face xD

Covering the backside of your head... :p It's a more balanced out piece, but I might suggest adding a bit more orange to the tip of your nose and chin next time, where the orange seems to become faded. Just to outline your features a bit more.

Other that this is great work!
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you very much for your kind words and suggestions :aww:
Yeah, I might edit the hair &lighten it up a bit :nod: at least so the contrast doesn't drown the face :XD:
And in the future I'll probably take a few photos as I'm applying, so that I can see how it actually looks on screen :) But yeah, I wanted some darker/lighter values on the face, as the original has that lovely sort of shimmer :woohoo:
I'm really glad you liked this one so much :meow: It's encouraging to get positive feedback and helpful suggestions like yours :)
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Lijon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
no problem =) glad I could help
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LucasFlicky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing makeup!
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you very much :D
it's quite fun doing pieces like this :)
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LucasFlicky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i make an idea, i have a friend that loves to work with makeup, heres one [link]
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tiffanytong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The makeup on the eyes in stunning. The colour is rich and the lips are finely painted:)
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you very much Tiffany :)
Yeah, the original had beautiful colours and such, so I tried to capture that :aww: Glad you like it :D
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011   General Artist
I'm scared :fear:
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ShesABromide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
:iconfearmeplz::iconsaysplz:Of meee? Why? :giggle:
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011   General Artist
I think it's the all-white eyes, they look haunted. :o
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