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Aurora's Cigarette by para-vine Aurora's Cigarette by para-vine
Overall very pleased with this, my first dynamically lit piece.

To me the hair is a bit messy and the nose looks off some how but not sure why, any thoughts?

Used reference from =TwiggXstock for 'Aurora', no reference used for anything else.

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Critique by Blackfirm Nov 17, 2009, 1:53:56 PM
This is a really lovely piece and it has some kind of magic to me that I adore.
The first thing that comes to my eye are of cours the colors that go together pretty well. The I notice how she stares at her smoke and how fascinated she looks. I think you did a really good job on the reflection of the light in her eyes and the hair. Also the glowy tattoos on her skin looks great. The skin has also a really nice texture and I like your painting style, because it makes the eyes look so piercing while her hair and skin look really nice and soft. However I think you could have made the smoke a little more flowing. Right now it looks slightly massive and not like real smoke, especially at the red part. I think it would make your piece much better because it is the eyecatcher.
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Lots of bad chemicals are in cigaretts, I just didn't know one of them was luciferase. :o
Possibly one of the most color experimental pieces I've critiqued, the artist has clever in usage of elements and lighting, especially with the tattoos, as if this were a pyromancer of a magician who uses the power of the tattoos to control the flame...*steals idea* *steals idea*
The expression of both the flame and the face are somewhat hard to mix, but are too detailed for anyone but the harshest critic to hate, so I suppose I'll give credit to the fact the artist can make better eyes and hair then me.

In conclusion: An impressive and eye catching piece that may encourage smoking, but I'd rather say that's just a medium for the artist to express the fire of the soul given form unto the physical...and remember: "Only you can prevent wild fires." :salute:
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Mmsimpy09 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!!
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JaydenBerry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This should be featured as a DD!
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para-vine Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thank you very much.. your welcome to suggest it :P but I doubt it will be as its probably not quite crisp enough
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JaydenBerry Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
? It's very cool and creative.
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XxXLipsOfAnAngelXxX Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! :heart: You have been featured in the news article [link] ! :heart:
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para-vine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you very much
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Freedom-experiences Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I like those tattoos!
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thank you
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noajm Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Very nice. =) I like how you did her hair.
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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WillWorks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   General Artist
Nice work on the texture. There is also some good sense of emotion in this work. :D

:thumbsup:
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is quite lovely. Beautiful work on the composition and the vibrant glow about her. :)
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:)
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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colddusk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome details!
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:iconpara-vine:
para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thank you
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Cylinderworm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I like the ambience in this piece, the way how everything is so smooth and flowing really gives off a relaxed feel. Yet the characters expression creates a sense of mystery and a more dynamic powerful emotion, contrasting the ambience of the smoke and lighting.
Keep it up, your work is refined and the themes are carried off in a mature way. As a pointer, her eyes look a little glazed, almost doll-like, maybe to make the picture really dynamic and meaningful, give her a little more character in her eyes.
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hide7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
what's on her face? :0
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:iconpara-vine:
para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
They are supposed to be lumonecent tattoos... I think I over did them a bit tho lol
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hide7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
oh...^^
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KiriYume Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student General Artist
why add the stuff on he face? I dont think it suits although it somewhat does I like it geat job
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to add details like those to bring character to the piece and in my head it was either to compliment the colours of the smoke or to imply she was somehow creating the colours in the smoke (though I like to leave it to the viewer to interpret this sort of thing as they want).
But to be fair I was a little unsure as to whether I had over done them a little bit.

And thank you for adding me to your watch, it is much appreciated :)
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KiriYume Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome ^_^ i think the details actually sorta how should i put it outshone Aurora meaning i think you should of let it emphasize Aurora's beauty more
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The-Golden-FooL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
wow this is immense my leehead!
LOVE EEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thank you

xxxxxx
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Lynda-P Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Love all the colours and everything,but especially love the tats and the wet shine of the eyes.
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Jokers-Heartache Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I love it in all that it is and jealous of you work. <33
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thank you very much and thank you for the watch!
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Jokers-Heartache Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
You have a mutual friend of ours to thank for linking me ^^
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
mutual friend eh? Whos that then?
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Jokers-Heartache Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Rob
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para-vine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right cool, didnt even know he knew about my deviant art.. or I dont remember telling him about it (which is more likely) :)
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Jokers-Heartache Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Lol, I was talking to him on msn and linked him and now I have to upload tons of work because I got a scanner and everything looks soooooo... much better
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