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Something I've worked on for a couple evenings a month for the past year. It was a bit of an experiment really, something with no deadline at all and not a huge amount of thought required (to contrast other projects), something I could just have fun with. I guess you could call it my relaxation piece? Whatever you want to call it, I really enjoyed doing it and I think I'll do it again in the future, perhaps something more original next time though.

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CrpyCrftr Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Student General Artist
How did you create the effect of the fire (or electricity)? I've practiced making fire or lightning but I still cant quite get it to look fluid. Besides that, this piece looks amazing (as do your others!), it is very beautiful and the detail is really good!
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DeanOyebo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Crpy,

It's meant to be what the WoW universe calls "The Light" so holy energy I guess? I wanted to try an create something that had an ethereal like appearance to it so I used the warp tool in Photoshop to play around with images of smoke wisps. Then I adjusted the hue and values, painted over areas that I didn't like, and finally used one layer set to "Colour Dodge", one set to "Overlay" and one set to "Hard Light" to make it pop. If you can find images of them on a black background and set the layer they're on to 'Screen' then I've always found them to be quite good at creating magical effects that have no real world equivalent. I'd also suggest making it one of the last things you do to the artwork and always keep it on a separate layer in case things go a bit wrong. It can be easy to get carried away with cool effects and ruin the balance of the work. 

The Liquify tool can also also be quite good to help make things look fluid-like. I see a lot of other artists using it but I find it a little odd to work with personally so I usually stick to using warp.

Hope that helps!
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liumanstar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Looks great! 
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HavickArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist
Nice work :)
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Great
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Ukaber Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
Relaxation piece? sounds like a cool idea.

I love how your artstyle shows every brushstroke.
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ApocalypseMan98 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Looks great! detail is amazing.
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