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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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:iconziinyu:
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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:iconkaritaart:
Karitaart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So elegant. Could be the next Zora queen :D
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha never thought if it that way ^^
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
:wave: You've been featured in Awesome Art.VI - have an awesome week! FREE flying hearts Icon
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:iconpixlphantasy:
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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:iconmoonlight311:
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
so cool
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconlion6255:
Lion6255 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice concept!
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoy it ^^
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:iconlion6255:
Lion6255 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Are Welcome
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Mercuriumis 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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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoy it ^^
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jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Photographer
This deviation was featured!

Stunning work! :heart:

fave the journal article to give your art more exposure (if you wish to), and don't forget to look at all the others! :)
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:iconjonesblachowicz:
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
I’ve shown your work here: [link] Great work! :love:
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
This awesome piece of art has been featured in More to Discover in Ontario, an exhibition at #fella curated by =PixlPhantasy :aww:
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:iconlucitatastic:
Lucitatastic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is beautiful!
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconxxarisu-heikaxx:
XxArisu-HeikaxX Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love the pose and movement in this piece. Flows well with the eyes :) Thanks for sharing!
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DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
[link] you have been featured here :iconmyheartplz:
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I-Persimmons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is amazing ; u ; I love how it looks~
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
:whisper: You've also been featured in my journal this week :dummy:
[link]
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I-Persimmons Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Awwww ; o ; Thanks!!!
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:iconpenzone:
Penzone Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks nice :) is she reaching for the moon?
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be :)
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:iconalkalion:
alkalion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice ^^
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:iconspastic-fantastic:
spastic-fantastic Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I am totally digging the textures here.
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe Thanks ^^
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:iconprofessorpeyton:
ProfessorPeyton Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool. I like the flow of it. Great job!
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:iconfabulouslydashing:
fabulouslyDashing Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, beautiful! :la:
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:icongfx-micdi-designs:
gfx-micdi-designs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and Stunning Work :D:hug::wow:
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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bubble-pop-k Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
:heart: it! This turned out very lovely
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:iconlycan-fennex:
Lycan-fennex Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
im melting, im melting...ooooo what a world...oh...wait.....I AM water...duh.
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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:iconfish-o:
fish-o Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
This is amazing. And yeah, this is what water should look like. Making a mental note of that ^_^
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:iconcoreart:
CoreArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Wow! This is great work.
It's like you can see her form lifting upward, even though she's made of water that trickling downward.
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:iconlumani:
Lumani Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is simply beautiful and so very creative. You've really succeeded in making her appear apart of the water its self and the way her hand looks like she is cupping the moon gives her a sense of being able to reach into the heart of anything. A very powerful and moving peice!
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I must say Hanratty's stock totally inspired this piece. I saw her picture and was all "I totally know what to do with that!" :giggle:
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Chu-heart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
this is very beautiful! I love the colors : )
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconwuhzzles:
Wuhzzles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Wow, this is really pretty. I love how nicely everything flows together! :D
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you! One more spirit to go! Course I left the hardest for last :XD:
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Wuhzzles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
haha well I can't wait to see :'D
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squirtsi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Beautiful colors! The contrast between her and the night sky is great, and I love how she illuminates the water around her!
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:iconpixlphantasy:
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconartistic-dribbles:
Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
beautiful colors and good use of reference. Only thing id do is add a couple more drips here and there. other then that gorgeous.
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:iconnoisebeast:
noisebeast Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Ahhh beautious...Love the colors and the swish... Cx
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