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December 23, 2011
Holly by *brandrificus "....just makes you dream about Christmas."
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Holly

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"This is my entry for the"NEW YEAR and CHRISTMAS CONTEST" on :iconmoment-of-beauty:



:music: "Last Christmas" by Wham [link] :music:

:santa:
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again


I always love this song this time of year . It's become a true Christmas clasic , but (sigh) I remember this song from 1984. I wanted to do another winter faerie , but had such a hard time getting the white and blue's right and felt they all looked so dang washed out. So I thought holly would be great christmas time perch for my little faerie friend. I hope you like it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays , or for the rest of you (who do not celebrate Christmas)...well Happy winter !


model - by :iconamethystdreams1987: background - and by :iconstockimagine: background texture by :iconinthename-stock: wings by :iconjdstock:
brushes [link] by :icondifferentxdreamz:


Other stock or details painted or owned by me :icongrin--plz:
:santa:
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again
Image details
Image size
3008x3008px 4.87 MB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 14, 2010, 6:14:41 AM
Published:
© 2010 - 2021 brandrificus
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Great-5's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

She's amazingly beautiful. Probably the prettiest photomanipulation I've seen in a very long time, if not ever. You seem to have alleviated the problem of most photomanipulations (where they look unnatural and pasted together) by somehow smoothing the model and her wings (and even the background) so they look almost like a very high-quality airbrushing rather than a photo.

My only criticism I can think of is that A: the background looks like it's shaded very slightly differently than the girl is, and B: Some of the sparkles look slightly flat, but not really all that flat, and C: her wings are somehow coming out from outside her hair, I don't see how that would be possible (unless the wings were made up hologram-type energy or maybe magic) and also her wings are very slightly off-center, not coming off of her back in the right places. But like I said, it's very subtle and the good far outweighs the bad.

Bottom line, you've done an amazing job here, the model is beautiful and so is your art involving her, and you should be proud.
Gamerz31w's avatar
She reminds me of fairy of Disney's movie cartoon adaptation from late 30's.
mavic's avatar
Beautiful. And I know exactly how you feel when it comes to that song. *hugs*
ladyarah's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
mystichuntress's avatar
I have featured your picture in my journal here: [link]

It also contains a mini-commentary/critique of your work, so be sure to read it :)
Heylormammy's avatar
Your beautiful picture has been featured here [link]
LadyofGaerdon's avatar
:wave:Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
greenjadeofpeace's avatar
she looks a lot like Hollie Cavanagh. a contestant on American Idol this season. (season 11) very pretty.
Aniphine's avatar
That is so angelic and gorgeous. Lovely work. :D
AngelesRR's avatar
Your beautiful work featured here [link] :iconsomehugsplz:
AvalonFrost's avatar
Love the rich colors and the way they blend and flow around her.
FaerieBert's avatar
You did a great job on this. :)
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:


:iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2:
Peaceful-Child's avatar
Pretty! Congrats on the DD!
KlaraKay's avatar
Beautiful!!!!! Sooooooooo beautiful! :heart:
VictorGetz's avatar
She looks so delicate and small and real! I love it, it's so magical :holly:
darkfuzzyluvchocolat's avatar
she's beautiful!!! you did an amazing job!!!
Dragon-princess08's avatar
SO beautiful!
congrats on the DD
jinrui73's avatar
Very, very cool. Amazing how you put all that together!
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