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The Eye of The Predator

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By Karyl-Delta   |   Watch
Published: December 17, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 Karyl-Delta
This is an entry for the contest Cold Eye   December Challenge: A COLD EYEGreetings Castle Dwellers...
In many parts of the world, Winter is Coming (where have I heard that before? ;p) so it seems fitting to create with the "cold" in mind. For this game, I want to revisit a challenge wherein the EYE is the canvas so to speak. Taking a look at DA's gallery of "eye art" there is plenty of inspiration. We're adding to that concept the use of COLD as YOU define it.
Here are the details:

:bulletred: Your work MUST feature as the MAIN focus an eye. As part of the challenge the use of elements and colors will define atmosphere or sense of "cold." This can be interpreted in many ways-a cold hearted person within an eye, icicles in an eye, etc.
:bulletred: Think outside of the box, there are MANY ways to interpret this challenge. Go for it! Work a clever concept for us.
:bulletred: Artwork must be a new image and only two submissions per challenge
:bulletred: Media photomanipulations and digital mixed media.
:bulletr
  posted by :iconcastle-of-manips:

Winter is a bad time for the stray cats. No food. Out of the blue he sees the possibility to eat. He peeks the birds through the snowed branches. He spies their movements with his cold and calculated eyes. He waits for the best moment to jump on them. But unfortunately for him  they are alert and escape flying. He didn't realize they have wings.
It doesn't matter because there are always a friend human who gives him some food.
                                                                                                                                                                                      
Thanks to:
jaded-night-stock.deviantart.c… by Cat Stock 17
sirius-sdz.deviantart.com by texture 22
evelivesey.deviantart.com by Bare Branch Sidebar with Parrots PNG and Icicles PNG
simfonic.deviantart.com by Branches II PNG
brokenwing3dstock.deviantart.c… by Winter Tree 13 and Winter Tree 11
tanyuuu.deviantart.com by Titmouses on Snowy Branches
pelleron.deviantart.com by Resources: Snow Textures
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Miarath's avatar
Miarath General Artist
Looks fantastic! :wow:
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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Wow,  geht's fantastic!   :iconhappyfeetplz:
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much Pia. Little Bird and Happy Christmas!! Merry christmas everybody 
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SiriuslyArtProfessional Traditional Artist
This looks super cool. I absolutely love it.Clap Clap Clap 
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much Clariece.
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SiriuslyArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Your very welcome
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DavidMnrHobbyist Photographer
very beautiful compostion
good luck:) (Smile) 
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much; David and thank you for the fav!
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DavidMnrHobbyist Photographer
it's a pleasure:) (Smile) 
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ThagirionProfessional Digital Artist
We've been taking about this pic a lot. I'm glad you finally finished it and I think it turned out very nice. I love the blue eye of course. The bird shapes reflected in the eye are very cool giving it a glossy appearance.  Definitely a good one for winter.
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
 Thank you. Glad you like it. If I tell the truth I spent more time looking for a predator with high resolution in his eyes than making the composition.
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I'm glad the birds got away.  I hate it when my family's cat manages to get one.  I prefer when she catches mice.

It's a very creepy eye with that slit pupil. 
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you Allison. I could not resist the temptation to give a happy end to for everyone in the story.
Go figure what could have happened if all the birds were like Tweety and the cat were Silvestre.
I thought to put a white tiger and a deer at beginning. The problem was I didn't find a eye of an tiger with enough resolution to make the manip. That's why I decided to put an eye of a cat. And there's no mice in the streets in Winter so I have to put birds. I realized that all the predators eat lovely animals and I love birds so I couldn't allow the cat caught them.

Ispoke to Des about you yesterday. How are you?
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I am doing a lot better.  I still have a lot of pain that I'm taking medicine for, and I need to rest a lot, but I know I will feel a lot better once the incisions heal.  That should take a couple weeks, but hopefully I will have enough energy by the middle of next week to wrap Christmas presents and make my Dad a batch of Christmas candy he requested. 
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
They are good news. My sister had the same surgery than you a couple years ago and she was in pain for a week. She had not could to write on the computer the two days later how you are doing. It means that your recovery is being amazing. 
Send me your address by note and I´ll send you a Christmas Card.
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I just noted you my address,  My dad had this same surgery a few years ago as well, and he recovered really fast too.  I know I'd be in worse pain if I didn't have the medication, and I'm restricted from doing any hard physical work for two weeks at least.   It doesn't hurt me to sit in the computer chair, so I can write on the computer without problems.   
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buena interpretación del desafío cristina me encanta como sugieres las presas en el ojo del felino. :)
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Gracias Julián. No estaba muy segura de que los pájaros parecieran pájaros. He intentado que fuera un reflejo y no estoy muy segura de haberlo conseguido.
Julianez's avatar
De nada Cristina, para mi parecen loros o algo así, pájaros en cualquier caso y el felino al acecho perdido entre la maleza muy logrado. :)
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charmedangel61Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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Karyl-DeltaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you Linda
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