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Holy sh*t. I made this on my desktop PC and then took it to my laptop and it's so saturated it hurts to look at. :noes:
I'm ashamed to post this. It belongs more to premade stock. *facepalm* But I had absolutely no ideas for the duel image and when I found this mountain stock I just decided on spot there was no reason to look further and that was it, I was taking it. :shrug: Blah. With less than no time for manipping, it's the best I can get.

A duel works as follows: two artists get together and agree on the dimensions and the number of rounds - they choose a piece of stock matching those dimensions to start with. Then the defendant starts and makes a picture using that stock. The other artist then takes the finished piece and uses it as "stock" for his next piece. Each person has x amount of time to complete their step.

The pieces are small compared to what people usually work with so this is an ideal pastime to get creative juices flowing without trying to be perfect or anything - just for fun.


Real dimensions: 1000x1000px.
Number of rounds: not decided.
Round duration: 3 months.

-> DUEL =RebeccaRose vs *Dhuaine, round 2.
Previous image: Balinore (clouds used; NOT STOCK).

3 hours.
Mountains: dorociak.
Sky: saavem.
Textures: FrozenStar.
Brushes: ~spiritsighs-stock.
+ own stock.

This image may not be used in any form, commercial or not, without my explicit written permission.
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh so very beautiful!!! :clap:
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Nerahye Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja natomiast nie jestem zachwycona. Chyba największą bolączką jest ta nieznośna jaskrawość, do której trzeba była przyzwyczaić oczy. Do tego na pierwszym planie (i trochę na dalszych) jest strasznie ciemno, chociaż niebo jest dość jasne. Światło na zielsku bardziej pasuje mi do pogody z ciężkimi chmurami, może nadchodzącej burzy?
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
No niestety XD Na moim lapie też to tak wygląda. Aż oczy wypływają. Na Tywinie za to jest w porządku... Muszę kiedyś odpalić tego psd i to jakoś wyśrodkować ;)
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:iconsenyphine:
senyphine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very nice picture !:clap:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Thank you! :love:
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:iconaf-studios:
AF-studios Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Absolutely amazing. Love the striking colors and wonderful nature scene. Flawless :love:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmmoje:
mmoje Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Catty, cudo <3 Chyba nigdy mi się bardziej Twoja praca nie podobała!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
O__o OK, nie narzekam XD
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Tantalizingly Surreal feel to this one... :w00t: :clap:
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manips-of-artist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
its fantastic my friend!!! :clap:
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:iconfrozenstarro:
FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's gorgeous like all of your landscapes :hug:
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:iconzireael00:
Zireael00 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Bardzo ładne. Kwiaty na pierwszym planie to wrzos?
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Dzięki. Nie wiem O.o Nie mam pojęcia o kwiatach...
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:iconrebeccarose:
RebeccaRose Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredibly beautiful. I love how all of your manips always look so clean :heart:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Thank you! :) Yeah, I always try to achieve that clear 'glass' effect. It's about the only thing that worked out here XD
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:iconrebeccarose:
RebeccaRose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine always look so...dirty? Messy? Must be all the textures I can't seem to break away from. :/
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I have to agree XD
*not a fan of textures ^^' *
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:iconrebeccarose:
RebeccaRose Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on it! Really!

But it's a hard habit to break :XD:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Good luck with it :fuzzydemon: It's so easy to overdo textures that I'm afraid to use them o.o
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:iconrebeccarose:
RebeccaRose Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea. I started going with textures because it was an easy way to mask small flaws in the deviation with blending and cutting ect. Now it has spiraled out of control.

...How do you feel about brushes?
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I would LOVE to be able to use brushes :| Alas, the best I can do is mist and light rays, sparkles etc. Nothing more... real, like candles, trees etc. They always look flat when I use them. I suck at brushes >.<
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lovelyladylily14 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
It's beautiful
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:iconths-acid:
tHs-Acid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Nice job mate, very good overall picture, and amazing sky, keep it up!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconnanamo:
nanamo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja tam nie rozumiem, czego Ty się wstydzisz. Chyba specjalnie tak mówisz, żeby ludzie zaprzeczali. :P
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
E tam, tu akurat prawdę mówiłam. Taka zwykła ta manipa i z za dużym kontrastem :P
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:iconnanamo:
nanamo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Taka zwykła ta manipa
Ja to bym i takiej zwykłej nie umiała, soł... :P
Widać mój super duper LCD monitor jest tak ustawiony, że Twoje prace zawsze wyglądają korzystnie. XD Bo nie dostrzegam za dużego kontrastu, a jak innym ciemno to mi ołkej. XD
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Widać masz naprawdę zdrowo rozjaśniony XD
:glomp:
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:iconnanamo:
nanamo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Kto wie, nie wiem, kto to ustawiał, od zawsze tak jest i mnie tam z tym dobrze. XD
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wolfenchanter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like how vivid this picture is! it really makes the landscape come alive :)
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Mithgariel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Other than what you mentioned, it's really good, though. I like the shapes and colors.

Kinda reminds me my old comp - it happened to be too dark, and so when I did something and people viewed it, the image was completely different. When I finally got my laptop and saw my old images, I was shocked!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
I believe my desktop PC is alright, it's my laptop that is too bright and with too high contrast. The colors are prettier on it, but printed images look more like what I see on my desktop's monitor.
But yeah, I prefer to check things on brighter screens 'cause then it's easier to notice blending mistakes XD
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:iconmithgariel:
Mithgariel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I've got the same with printed images, so I must always brighten things by 40 degrees or so before submitting them for print. I don't know why...
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Probably something with the stuff they use to print it...
I hate it, geez, I can't work with monitor settings that look like printed images 'cause I make LOADS of blending mistakes. I just can't see anything. :| So I usually make an image in my normal way, then switch the monitor to the other settings and play with image adjustments. Bleh.
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Chochlik Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Niebo jest zajefajne ^___^
E tam czepiasz się, mi sie bardzo podoba pracka, patrzy sie przyjemnie i jest to relaksujący widok ^^
Ehh w chwili obecnej nie jetem kreatywna na tyle by skomentowac twórczo :/
Jest super! :D
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Dziękuję :hug: Z kontrastem nieco przesadziłam, na lapie nie da się na to patrzeć, ale cieszę się, że się podoba ^.^
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
E tam nie da się :)
Też mam cholerne LCD, na którym przejrząłam na oczy jak źle dobrane kolory mam do niektórych prac :XD: Jest dobrze, ale cóż.. .moze to byc wida mojego cudnie ustawionego (czytaj za wysoko i czasem górna połowa ekranu jest ciemniejsza) monitora :XD:
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Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Monitor przy Tywinie to też lcd, ale najwyraźniej lepszej jakości. Znam Twój ból, to 19" i stoi wyżej ode mnie... też się kolorki rozwarstwiają pośrodku >.>
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Tia, żeby coś dobrze zobaczyc musze wstać :XD: Albo przewinąć to niżej :XD:
Tak czy sika dla mnie jest good :]
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Evelajne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niesamowite.! :heart:
niebo po prostu powala mnie na kolana.. śliczne. ;}}}
well done.! :hug:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Dziękuję :glomp:
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allym007 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It is amazing though :clap:

:pumpkin: Happy Halloween sweetie :pumpkin:
:iconpumpkinplz: :iconpumpkinglomp: :iconpumpkinplz:
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:icontouloused:
ToulouseD Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
that is a pretty sweet picture,
i'm in AWE
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