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Cycle Of Life by pelleron Cycle Of Life by pelleron

About Photomanipulation


This idea pop up in my head few nights ago when I wasnt able to fall asleep for an hour or two.
There will be CD cover and probably tutorial too!

Hope you like it :)


Credits


Everything from my private resources.
To get some of these resources you can visit my stock account - #pelleron-stock .



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- [link] by *Ellyevans679
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Thank you very much!

Tutorial


If you want to see how I created this tutorial you can take a look here:



More of My Manipulations


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:iconfranscribbles:
I really like the overall effect of this image, although there are a few minor details that could be improved on.
I love the contrast of the red of the flowers against the colourlessness of the rest of the picture, it really brings out the "Cycle of Life" aspect - new life within death - however, I noticed that there were some flowers on both sides of the skeleton and I think that the effect would be better if there was a 'death' and 'life' side to the image, completing the effect of transition. I also like that the skeleton is almost holding one of the flowers in its hand, but (and whether this was a mistake or on purpose I don't know) the stem is 'under' three of the fingers, but 'over' another. If you were originally going for an entwined effect, this might have worked, however the flower seems to be growing straight up, heedless of death and so the image at this point looks wrong.
Finally, whilst I like the general grunge effect across the image, it doesn't seem to affect the skeleton as much as the background, making the skeleton appear too sharpened in comparison to its surroundings.
Overall I really like this and the affect of it on the viewer is successfully both chilling and hopeful, which is not an easy thing to achieve.
I hope this helps!
*FranScribbles
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I trully appreciate it!
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Jarka...:butterfly:
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TalesTralhas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loved the effect that the contrasting red flowers gave to the entire piece =]
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Im really happy you do!
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Melanie-Howle-H Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much!
The skeleton looks so like a alien did you mean it to be so, if so that makes this piece even more clever as its not just our live's but the whole universe .
I have to send thin into my group :iconwhats-the-piont: and :iconfav3dplz: in my own gallery its just to good not to get seen by all .
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Im really happy you like it! And thank you for invitation!
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Melanie-Howle-H Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome =D
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Demon-Kiba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
just to let you know I featured your work^^
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconjugheadphotos:
JugheadPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome.
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:iconchrissiecool:
ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured [link] :love:
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. I really appreciate it!
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:iconadherance:
Adherance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured here [link]
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. I really appreciate it!
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:iconkiyamm:
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
:heart: Gorgeous work!!
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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SFXAddict Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
The composition's pretty good but the idea is a bit unoriginal - not to mention the title doesn't quite fit the image. The skeleton needs history, maybe a gun beside it, or a rotting water carrier, something to tell us 'why'. Time lapse photography of the flowers would have added something to justify the title more I think. Maybe a person (young) standing over the skeleton holding a gun or water carrier to show symetry and a cycle.
A better title would be 'Seasons of Life' as you have multiple ref' in the picture to passing time, the corpse, the spring flowers and birds flying away - migrating for winter? - an overcast sky seems quite autumn like.
The head would give more impact if it was in a much sharper focus, it would add depth too and give another dimension to the picture. The idea of having the fingers toying with the flower is a good thing, along with the head tilted toward the flower as if looking at it adds meloncholy.
Overall a nice piece but I think you should really go for it in the future, not focus so much on technique but let your imagination run wild and give the viewer something unexpected, as nice as this image is it's 'safe', as soon as I saw it i felt like i'd seen something quite similar before.
Don't be afraid to ditch the stock stuff and take some pictures yourself.
Art is freedom, don't riegn yourself in with otherpeoples templates, I think you have a good eye for composition so it would be cool to see you do something from scratch. You obviously are a master of the computer prog's you use so cut the safty cord of stock photos and use your own eye.
I suppose it's a kind of critque, but def' not a crtisism! lol if I didn't like it I wouldn't have bothered to say anything. Try something you're not sure you can do, trust me.
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate it.
The things such as gun youve suggested are interesting but dont fit the theme. I left the skeleton without any other interpretation for the purpose - to show that it really doesnt matter who the skeleton was and that this cycle works for everybody without exceptions.
And I want to thank you for the advice to try something new. I definitelly will!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there

I have included this work as part of my May journal feature Darkness Sublime [link]

:heart: Elle Evans
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. I really appreciate it!
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PinkyPromises Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I just DIED * :rip:

DEF buying this soon! BRILLIANT....holy mother of all that is HOLY :winner:

:absolut: :absolut:

~TAniA
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. Im really glad you like it!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Amazing piece of art!!I'm speechless!:clap::clap:
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for all your amazing comments :hug:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
It's only thre truth!:star:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Wow!
How have I missed this! :faint:
This is excellent! The mood it creates with the red contrast is amazing! :)


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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :hug:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
no problem :)
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PhyscoUnderGround Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
WOW! That's breath-taking!
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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PhyscoUnderGround Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
welcome
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:iconlady-symphonia:
Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional
You were featured in my last article: [link]
please share you love supporting it: :+fav:
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I really appreciate it :)
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Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Look what they found when they trimmed the flowers back by the Emerald City :D Sorry, couldn't resist.

Actually I really like it. It captures the setiment of the title well.
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
Im really glad you like it :)
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Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Yeah, I'm really not one for "darker" art, but this has a "look on the bright side" feel with the flowers...You did really well with it, it's almost hard to tell that it's a photomanip... :thumbsup:
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elisabethhiljainen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome ! I love the perspective.
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Stunning, haunting.
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Im really glad you like it :)
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:iconfre513:
FRE513 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
________| Awesome stuff mate!!!
________| Well done!
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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Gothic-Nyu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Mentioned in the Newsarticle SURreal April

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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I really appreciate it!
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Whoa. Dramatic. But it's got a meaning and that's nice ;D
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Im really glad you like it :)
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:iconlemmy-x:
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Digital Artist
One of the best I've seen for ages.
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:iconpelleron:
pelleron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you for such a nice comment!
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Digital Artist
It's not a compliment. I don't need to please anyone. It's my true opinion.
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