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Any Heart's a Heart - Updated

I made a few adjustments to the previous version I had, just a few little tweaks that I think improved this, hope you like it :)

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:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Hello there, hope you don't mind <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>

First things first, I'd like to commend on the scene you have create here. Although it's thematically dark, you manged to retain almost dream-like quality to it - it's definitely not horror or macabre which is a plus. You also manged to place two models here which is definitely impressive, even more so the models are cleanly cut.

However there are some minor issues here with blending technique and composition. I'll start with composition. Overall it's not bad, but it's quite risky to put your models too close to the image edge unless you are planning an open composition which is definitely not the case here. Because of that girl's dress seems to float over the grass at the bottom, whereas to the right it becomes semi-transparent. In order to fix that, I'd advice you to paint over the dress edge with grass brush (you can get them on DA) or clone some vegetation from background using clone tool.

Another thing that could be improved is lighting and shadows. If you look closely at the male model you will see that somehow there's light under him, where normally there would be shadows. Looking at background, your image is intensely lighted, yet there's no interaction between ambient light and model. I suppose you could paint in some highlights and add appropriate hue (light yellow in this case) to where the light is cast on the dress and her hair.

Last but not least, if you want that magical effect with bokeh work to its full extent, you should darken the image a little so that glitter would stand out more <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

Hope this helped a little!
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:) Thank you! I definitely hope so :)
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Thank you :) Thank you for the commendation.
The dress was intended to be transparent towards the right edge of the image, I know it's possibly not the best technique, however there is something that I do like about it :)
The bloke with some random light, I did try to sort of remove that and lighten his lower half, but I gave up when it started to look rather silly, however I do see your point, thank you.
I did try to have it lighter however I couldn't get the glitter to stand out more, so I will try to play with this a little more, thank you for your advice! :D
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Most welcome :D Don't be afraid to experiment with effects, you will only get better at this :D
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Thank you :D *hugs*
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