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Divinity

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The lovely, celestial Marci...


Many thanks for the stock!

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fa-stockHobbyist Photographer
Very nice work Thanks for using my stock. Fay :hug:
critelli's avatar
Awww. Thank you! :iconbackhug:
indecisive-x's avatar
Wow. That's beautiful.

I like the intepretation you've given to a fairytale-like theme, where the heroine isn't all soft and delicate and breakable, I mean, just look at her!
There's nothing delicate about those killer wings, and the illusion of strength from the tribal markings just adds more depth to this.

She looks fiery, vibrant, strong, everything a heroine's gotta be.

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critelli's avatar
Awww. Thanks, doll. :hug: I certainly didn't want the picture to be too "soft." Having a little mix of forces allows many of us to view the picture in different ways. :D

How's things???? Seems like it's been foreverrrrr

:blackrose:
indecisive-x's avatar
I know, it's been such a long time since we've spoken!

I'm doing wonderful, dear. I've been absolutely swamped by schoolwork lately (ah, that's what I get for taking three-unit English), and have been really busy with work, and dance practise, and trying to keep some semblance of a social life.

How have you been doing?
critelli's avatar
Sorry to hear you've been drowning, darling. I'm sure I don't have to tell you, but just keep your mind on the long-term goals. It will be worth all of the effort in the end. :hug:

Things are good with me. Haven't been up to much. Got 340 pages down in the new book and still scribbling. That's the extent of my soul-searching labor though. I've temporarily given up trying to find an agent for the "gothic love story" because I might try to edit it again. Some days, I'm just not 100% happy with it. I'm setting it aside until I finish my current project though. It needs time to collect dust so it'll feel fresher when I read it again. :D
indecisive-x's avatar
Well done! I see your muse is treating you well, dear!

Best of luck with the editing process, it's murder, but so worth it when you have your crafted work at the end of it, the product of blood, sweat and tears.
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pixie-stix-artHobbyist General Artist
Love the glowing tribal designs. Nice Work!
critelli's avatar
:hug:

Thanks! I did a separate layer for them instead of brushing them directly on. Made it easy to add a "color balance" without toying with the underlying background. :D
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pixie-stix-artHobbyist General Artist
Oh wow i will have to try that. Was wondering how u got them to look like they were glowing.
critelli's avatar
:D

To make it look just right, start with a solid black background. Then use your fractal brush with white as the color. Apply the white directly onto the black. When you change the blending mode of the layer to "screen," all of the black will disappear, leaving just what you brushed on. After you do that, go to image > adjustements > color balance. Make sure "preserve luminosity" is checked and just toy around with it. It's a very handy little trick that can be used for many many things.

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pixie-stix-artHobbyist General Artist
OMG You are the greatest!! Working on a Zodiac type idk what yet.. lol will find out when its done. Will try this with it. Thanks So Much!!:hug:
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:iconbackhug:

You're very welcome!!! And if you need to place the things you're working with in a specific place, which would make it impossible to see with a big black page there, either set the blending mode to "screen" before brushing the white on, or else just reduce the opacity of the working layer. :D

Let me know when you finish! I want to see!

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pixie-stix-artHobbyist General Artist
Will do Thx!!
Sinovera's avatar
Very cool :)
naughtyloveletters's avatar
:paranoid: ominous castle
critelli's avatar
ominous indeed. don't trust anything that bright and shiny!
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