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Finally I found the time for a new extended personal project. I wanted to combine spiritual aspects with one of my favourite objects to work with: eyes. I haven't created an eye manipulation for a long time so I am happy to present you this work!
I am TOTALLY THRILLED about the outcome and I don't think there is ANYTHING more beautiful in my photomanipulation gallery! I hope you like it, too!
Please tell me what you think! I really appreciate your visit, your useful critiques and the love!
Update: Here is a little Making of - animation!
I dedicate this work to Soul7 who inspired me so so much with his wonderful spiritual designs! Thank you!
With love from Lilyas
The eye stock photo is from Capoodra-StockImages.
Burned Grease by ALP-Stock
Retro Circles by SUDDS
More Spiritual or Rainbow Art by Lilyas
© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2011. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.
OK - WOW! This has everything I could ever want in a piece! Color, sparkles, gorgeously rendered eyes! I dig the eye-makeup “tattoo” a lot, and the way that you made her eyes look soo reflective and colorful (but you did it in a way where it’s subtle enough not to look silly). I can’t tell everything that’s in her eye but part of it looks to be a wheel or something, with a light shining from it. It’s actually kinda cooler NOT knowing what’s in there, because it allows us to imagine all sorts of things! One thing that was a bit distracting to me was how you rendered the swirls on her forehead and eyebrows (and to a lesser extent, the dots around her eyes. From farther away, they look almost like henna tattoos, but then upon closer inspection, they seem to be reflecting light, almost like furniture would (on the swirly bits) and liquid. I would have liked to see something that looked like it was drawn ON her skin, but that could just be a personal preference. (I didn’t have this problem with the other elements of the piece - the colorful circles to the left and the shape in the middle (or the characters that look as if they may be Arabic, in rainbow colors) because those seemed to be more obviously overlaid on the piece… whereas the other parts I mentioned looked like they were a part of the original photo, almost, until you give further inspection.
Overall, there’s a really magical feel to this piece and as I said, I really, really like the way you rendered her eye and her makeup! Thank you for creating this!
This critique brought to you by The Jolly Old Roger, Merry Critmas!
Thank you so much for your detailed comment and critique on the Rainbow Eye, Roger! It's very much appreciated. It's interesting to know that it is not all obvious what all I did to this eye picture. Have you seen the little Make Of animation for this work? Maybe a few things will get clearer after seeing it.
Happy New Year!
Oh, yes, I did see that. I found the animation very helpful! I was saying that I liked that the sparkles, glitter, etc on her eye look like makeup. I do have a tendency toward doing a poor job of explaining things, though, so I'm sorry if that was lost in translation!
This image is wonderful, so full of details that I could watch it during hours ! The rainbows in the picture blends well, it's not only a rainbow added only for color, its entirely integrated in the picture. You didn't have a big bas to use, everything come from yourself and you needed a big imagination to do ! It could be used to meditate and to decorate. It could also be used for idea of makeup. The prism is also truely magnificient and it took time to me to find the earth that now seems to be the base of the drawing. I like it a lot !
This is a truly beautiful piece of artwork. I could tell you really went all out with this one and you should be very proud of it. What really captivated me was the amazing detail of the iris and the psychedelic background below the eye. I also enjoyed the spiritual feel this image gave off with the star and the shining crystal.
I have no right to even begin to criticize this masterpiece. The only negative thing I could possibly say would be the small spots just above and below the eye look a bit out of place.
Bit I can't even believe I'm saying that about what I personally think is one of your best works. I look forward to more like it in the future <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/>
OOk, first off YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!! Wow! I wish I where 1\4 as good as you are! The rainbow colors are really amazing especially in the eye itself. the cool pattern on the eyebrow is an awesome touch! I love the cool eyeshadow and eyelashes! all the little bead sort of things! the glitter is so cool! and it all looks real!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOVE it! once again I wish I was that pod! so amazing! I would give you a llama but I don't have any points... all the rainbow glitter is wonderful! so cool! I wish I could give you 10 stars for each! Because if I could I would!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!! Wow wow wow wow... I must stop blabbering now. This was awesome.
Wow it is so pretty the colors are amazing and they look all good together.
that thing above the eye looks so real as if it is eye shadow
that kind of modern music circle's look really well with the bit older looking
i also really like those little brown dots i first din't notice them put they really make a great effect.
it is so pretty i love it.
only 1 point the signs above the eyebrow looks a bit like it is floating.
but thats the only thing and i could never do this kind of thing
one mopre time I LOVE IT
Mind blowing Art ! it's one of the best Photomanipulations I've ever seen. The mix of lots of colors is awesome. I always wonder how to make such type of pics with shine and lights. Specially the light coming from the Crystal ( which I think is the Symbol of Power शक्ति- Shakti in Hindu religion, also known as Yantra) is stunning, and the Colorful 3D Look of ॐ - OM is great. I would also like to know that how did you get the idea about these Hindu symbols ?
The use of burned grease as weeds and eyebrow is very smart.
Only thing that I think is less powerful with respect to the other elements added in this pic is the concentric circles, they are looking too simple.
When I first saw this I was at a loss for words, and I still am! The colors in this photo are brilliant! The different colors blend together very well, and the entire rainbow is visible here! The designs come together in harmony with each other, and the blend between light colors and dark colors is amazing. The creativity in this photo is inspiring. Heck this picture makes me feel compelled to make something that is equally genius to this absolutely amazing work of art! I can not even begin to imagine how much time and effort you put into this!