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The Apartment

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

There are pieces that are instantly visually arresting, through composition or color scheme. This is one of them. I didn't browse past this because of the palette, stopping to look. Then I saw the hands on the door, the rich lighting on the sofa, and I was hooked.

However the only ONLY thing that pulled me away was the girl in the corner. Where the aforementioned sofa and details of the room have lighting in every fold and crevice, and correctly, the lighting across her body looks flat and she looks sort of cut out, and it isn't because of the angle of the light. I think you should really brush some extra lighting details into the wrinkles of her dress at the very side at least. I also don't understand the patch of light on the very back of her arm by her elbow. I understand the need to fudge the lighting slightly so she is more visible, but the light and shadow should imo be exactly inverted there.

Hell, the piece could be even effective when YOU are the target and the girl is removed altogether. But I'd like to keep her.

Anyway. This is excellent and save for my humble opinion a very beautiful deviation.
neverdying's avatar
Thanks a lot for the critique and the comments of course, I appreciate it :)
I made some modifications to the back of her arm and the overall lightning on her. I think it look much better now. I may change other things in the future!
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Much like your work with the horror movie posters and scenes, subtle and suspenseful rear it's frightening head. I do not envy the occupant of this apartment, I enjoy the shading and your lines are all smooth (no jarring differences between stock images). The visual, in a purely aesthetic way, is incredibly arresting. I took half a point only because the theme of a haunted apartment isn't too new (and the hands on the door thing reminded me of the kiefer sutherland film Mirror) but otherwise full marks for your other categories. Another awesome (I need a new word) job.
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Thanks Johnny for another great critique! I'm glad and I appreciate that you took the time to look at it enough to see all the little details/blending and of course, to critique it. I agree with you that the theme isn't very original, I just love haunted apartments stories (movies like Dark Water, The Caller or The Echo). ;)

Thanks again! :handshake:
Newroleplayer's avatar
This photo is lovely. Do you mind if I use it in a book I'm working on (I would give you full credit)?
neverdying's avatar
Merci. Même réponse que la note que vous m'avez envoyé il y a quelques jours.
BillyNikoll's avatar
Perhaps the world ends here.
neverdying's avatar
Perhaps you are right! ;)
hlwar's avatar
That is both stunning and eerie!
neverdying's avatar
Thank you so much!
GregoryNicolas's avatar
Featured here gregorynicolas.deviantart.com/… and I love your arts <3 xoxo
saritaangel07's avatar
woow so beautiful !
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saritaangel07's avatar
Your very welcome Here's a kiss for you, my love!
passion-aesthete's avatar
superb light and ambiance:!
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Teddy-Cube's avatar
wow this so great
neverdying's avatar
Thanks Teddy, so sorry for the late reply on this!
Teddy-Cube's avatar
no problem dan, it was my pleasure :hug:
AssassinWarrior's avatar
i love the fact that your arts are all potentially all just shards and fragments of a story expressed visually but there is a void since there is no story to them.
neverdying's avatar
Thanks! Yes this is exactly what I am trying to do with my art, showing a glimpse of a story and leave the rest to the discretion of the viewer.
AssassinWarrior's avatar
honestly though i feel as those these pieces are Extraordinary because of it and i have thought to myself, other pieces just show just out of this world!
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