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Lizards rule by AeonOfTime Lizards rule by AeonOfTime
Background
I've been wanting to do a photomanip for some time now, but finding the right stock took some time - I had quite a precise idea of what I wanted, and when I found banshee969's "new hair style 2", I knew I just had to make something with that shot. The rest came by some heavy browsing through the stock art category, and slowly putting it together. At first I did not have any sky, but I felt that it needed some space, so I created an opening. It all looks quite dramatic, but it really only is a girl with her pet lizard taking a walk at night in a dimly lit tunnel with a big storm brewing... heheh

Technique
Photoshop CS2, 5 hours, 40+ adjustment layers extravaganza and 7 stock images :D There are quite a few things I don't like - her skin for example, I think I should have redone that a bit better (it looks a little too pale), and there are a few lighting issues. Additionally, I do realize that the road should not be that sharp, but I won't lose sleep over that :)

Credits
Model: banshee969, "new hair style 2"
Lizard: DHV, "Jungle Boogie"
Sky: Riktorsashen, "More storm"
Moss: TreyvoniStock, "Cave Egress"
Tunnel: deathangel, "Night Tunnel"
Road: Silver-Willow04, "Dirt Crack IV"
Concrete edge: enframed, "concrete texture white"

Update 06.04.2006
Added shading to her skin to reflect the ambient light as suggested by Silver-Willow04, softened her skin to give her a much calmer look.
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
:wow: I like it!! :) a lot! And I like the white skin in her =P.. I would have put a darker lipstick to her, but it looks cool anyway, I love the hair so bright and all. The sharpness in the road is cool, I would have added if possible some sharpness to the tunnel walls though, but anyway... it looks cool as it is! :clap:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Looking back on it I am not so happy with the result anymore but I still like it too :) Thanks for the comment :hug:
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
yeah it usually happens! you're welcome :)
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Darkhood1337 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
this looks very cool, you did a great job with the hair
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a bundle!
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DHV- Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
... awesome !
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm glad that you like it ;)
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banshee969 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Student
heya! like that one! :blowkiss:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm glad that you like it - wouldn't have been the same without you ;)
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banshee969 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Student
*lol* i wanted to add it to my favourites and then i saw that it has been already there! my silly mistake :D

:blowkiss:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Well, thanks again anyway!
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riktorsashen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet!
I've more stock, you know. =)
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I've got your stock bookmarked, you have quite an extensive number of very good stock, I think I'll come back :D
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girlxinxstory Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
That looks so totally amazing...wow <3
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:D I'm glad that you like it!
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I likes it --- I likes it!!!!

I think that was what she really needed -- I think it turned out EVEN better then before! :cheer:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad I could make someone that happy today :D
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey -- thanks so much for using my stock! *squeals*

Personally, I think you did a fabulous job. On the skin, I think that you could have maybe (imo) put a little bit of the greenish tone from the lighting on her, or something, <faintly>, but all-in-all I think its a great work!

:+fav:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav, glad that you like it :) Actually I did try to add a slightly greenish cast to her skin (at least where the light is supposed to fall), but it looked awful... I think I'll make a few tests to see if can get it right. Thanks for the comment!
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, after I commented, I realized, that around her shoulders there was a slight greenish tint, and I thought --- geeze.. he's going to hate meh!!! but, really , I love it ;)

Thanks again for using my stock!
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
You're right, there was a greenish tint, but I wasn't satisfied with that either :) I just uploaded a new version with better lighting - tell me what you think now...
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks a lot better -- I like the new version, good job, great work.
I like the composition --- again, :thumbsup:
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