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Enchanted by lauranade Enchanted by lauranade
So I guess I put a little more effort on detailing here but I'm not happy with it something just doesn't feel right and I don't know what
Criticism is always welcome.

The cat/feline idea was totally inspired from Powl96 :P
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Good job with the atmospheric perspective, i just feel like you should add a little more color. Play with your soft light, and overlay layers if this is Photoshop!! :) But keep up the good work! The mid ground is a little too dark if you notice it is the same value as your foreground with the grass... Take the eye dropper and make sure the value is lighter the father you go back in distance (atmospheric perspective). And the water is almost the same value as it goes back into the distance. But please keep up the good work i love the idea and feel.
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Great job adding the emotion with the dark colors and contrasting light. The dark colors and the lights plus the faded trees give a lot of mystery into the piece. Though I think you could have place some lighting in some places. If the light from the river (if what I'm assuming about it is correct) is that bright, there should be at least some light on the rocks to the right. And the trees in the background, if they are like the one in plain view, I'd suggest putting some vines in there as well like you did with the main tree. They also seem to be lacking any branches, as the front one has them kind of low on.
If fog is what you had in mind, you might want to practice with fog or at least make them less opaque. It messes with the smoothness of the clear picture.
Hope this helps. Have a good one. :)
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Nai-Shiro Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks cool!!!
alexandersinnelius Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Creepy.. Could use better rendering.
SunSweetSara Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love the mystery <3
Grutthilda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Sweeeet cat! :D in this dark and cold place her presence is so adorable! Paw 
TheRedshiftRider Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kinda creepy but It looks very nice.
Exzavia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I like the simplicity, yet complexity and detail put into this. The colors and texture really compliment the picture too.
Milyusia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder where is that cat going. And that stone is creepy. Amazing work.
milkyfawns Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
i'm in love with this piece the color compliment the atmosphere and mood very well!
Evolution9874 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! I love the overall puprple colour scheme to it=) Keep up the good work!
JJQinc Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really interesting, it many different ideas to my mind or were this is and what happened/ will happened here, very cool. 
VerseZ Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think it's a very good piece of conceptual art, and certainly worthy. I feel that if the background and its texture were blurred and darkened, it might give a greater sense of perspective and atmosphere.
wastedshame Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   General Artist
I love the moodiness attached to this. The colors really build the atmosphere.
Oceanstar16 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful i love it!
blue-jaryn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice one, good composition and colours.
TenMax68 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SomebodyOutHere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Thats really impressing art there! I love it.:love:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I think the problem about the detailing here is that you used kinda random brushstrokes and textures. Details and Textures are there to give more focus on important parts and can help to make the form more readable. On the big tree it doesn't really look for me like your strokes are following the flow of the bark. Maybe take a look at some photos to see how you can achieve a look that feels more like what you want?
And maybe try to go deeper into the topic of values as well. You loose some depth because the trees (?) in the background are nearly as dark as the foreground. If you keep them lighter, your main center of interest will be much more in focus
lexxi185 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I like it.
Maybe improve the background behind the cat with narrower trees...
JStix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   General Artist
Ooooh, I like these colors
The one who drawn it really knows how to make simple things work
AlexLandish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Like the background texture!
lindalandona Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work!
SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! :D
Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
really adorable
KoalaSocks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that even thought the feline is the smallest detail here, it still remains the focus point. Very impressive. I love this :3
Iweasle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the way this looks! I would maybe harden the lines towards the top of the tree but thats just me. Other than that It looks really great. Also, I think the cat really adds to the "story" of the piece. Keep up the awesome work!
isischneider Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Photographer
the tree looks amazing,love the atmosphere,great job.
Willow-San Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing *___* :heart:
MissJantastic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the atmosphere of this painting!
Liieszz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Very impressive!
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
A very stunning piece...
Fabulous mood created....
Akxiv Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW I really like the picture nice colors!
MidnightRose425 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the atmosphere created by this piece is just absolutely incredible. Keep up the awesome work. :icongreatjobplz:
Weeb-Supreme Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whooa I love the atmosphere of this.

And the purple.

So much purple 
brawl3678 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! This is really good!
321Engage Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is too cool! The whole atmosphere sort of creepy and enchanting at the same time, and the purple hues really work for this piece. Great job overall!
Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very spooky work. I love the water and the little flowers. Nice artwork.
Sketchanie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Simply gorgeous! Wonderful job!
Rowrena Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW. Absolutely awesome! The way you paint makes the art so dynamic, the direction of the brushstrokes contrasted with the blurred background~ intense indeed :D
Idlehand5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your stuff!!!
Connundrum Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauitful work! I love the detail and the color choices. It really brings it all together nicely. The concept is also quite amazing. Keep up the great work. c:
xericho Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
powerful piece, two thumbs up!
98laurat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The light in this is so beautiful... well done :3 x
EveBlackwood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I think that the two trees behind the cat have to be sharper than the other ones: it seems that they aren't as far as the trees on the left.
But the athmosphere is wonderful
xXRisianaXx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the colors, the atmosphere, the composition and of course the little cat: Everything is just perfect :)
Shy-Waifu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh this is so pretty <3 I love this so much, the the dark colors give that mysterious feeling, and the cat, bah so adorable <3 Emoji24 
Spazer86 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose the background could use some more work. Love the river and the flowers. Also, the little kitty scaling the tree. A great start!
Bman19 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is... enchanting! I love the magical feelings that's so... overwhelming!

A great piece...

Just an idea... It all seems to have the one tone... if you had a small variation such as a pink-y purple with a little more vibrancy especially around the flowing water would make it seem even cooler... I always like the idea of adding floating lights, adding more around the river and even adding wisps... just an idea...
Foggylights Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a wonderful idea!  I love the glowing brook and the flowers.  I wish there were more than two flowers though.  They're so beautiful!  
Khaneety Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I love the environment, light and shadows effects!
Great job :)
GlitchyRaptor Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love just everything about this. There is this feeling of curiosity and magic about this.  Lovely work. : ) 
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