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Water Spirit ::Digital Redo:: by PixlPhantasy Water Spirit ::Digital Redo:: by PixlPhantasy
The traditional was fun but I like this one better :D


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I absolutely love the figure, the gesture and the use of value.

My critique is going to be based on unifying the image and working with different compositional options.

Your use of value is really good, in fact how you isolate the figure from the background, draw attention to the curve of the spine and face through only contrast, is excellent. I think it was the value that first made this image striking. The color though, is monochromatic. All of the hues are in the same family, and that really flattens the emotional depth of the image. That light blue you have chosen for the figure is excellent, but I want something more warm, The rest of the water seems slightly more warm, closer to indigo, but for no reason, it is not reflected anywhere in the surroundings or the background. Basically I would warm up that background, shift the hues a little more violet, play with patches of color, thing the residual hues of sunset applied to a distinctly nighttime lighting scheme. Also some warms in the shadows of the figure wouldn't hurt, opposite of what we expect with naturally warm skin tones in warm light. Don't mess with the values of the dress though, the softness of those folds is BEAUTIFUL.

The composition is okay, but I don't think it really accents the concepts you have going, nor do I think the difference in quality between your foreground and your background does you any favors. The brightly lit water around her goes directly into the darker water, which is of even tone, this really flattens the image. The largest light (for my sake I'm going to call it the moon, as that was my first impression, with the rest being the night sky) looks like a single soft brush spot, give it the same love and attention as the figure. Same goes for the other spots of light.

If I were to rework the composition, I'd go for a distinct perspective on the figure and a strong vertical layout. She is interacting with the moon, and I really want to feel that height and that strength. I'd bring the bottom of the image way down, so we can see the difference in widths of the lighter water, showing the perspective. This also gives you the opportunity to do some really great things with reflection (the possibilities) and transparency.

All on all a great image, but the character could be better integrated with her environment, and with her composition.
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I love this image... The soft yet sharp outlining of the figure against the background gives a real depth to the picture that might not have been found otherwise.

Though there is little detail, the detail that shows is enough to make the viewer go "ooh".

The figure's pose is also well-drawn and makes it look a little more 'realistic'.

A special (and very good) touch is the faint aura surrounding the figure - this makes it appear even more mystifying than if it was just flat with the background.

I particularly like the colour of this piece - blue is very comforting and combined with the artist's detailing makes it a wonderful picture indeed.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:  Awww Thanks!  Hope your week is awesome as well! Dancing :la: 
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome :love: and thank you!
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
so cool
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Lion6255 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice concept!
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoy it ^^
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Lion6255 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Are Welcome
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lupusperangelespenna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the flow of this peace. Though the stock photo has motion to it the watery nature of this gives it almost state constant motion and a the soft shades of blue against the night background really bring the character foward.
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoy it ^^
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