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Thou art farewell...

As this year is coming to an end, we would like to thank all our fellow friends who have been very supportive of us and our artworks so far.
Without you guys we haven't been what we are today! We are so grateful that we have such wonderful friends who have always been with us in good or bad times.
We pray to God that may the coming year be even better than this. And hope we excel more in our skills and be a better artist.
A small gift of appreciation to all these friends for their thoughtfulness and kindness throughout the year:hug:


And also special thanks to my all my coaches and team members for their infinite support and encouragement. It was truly a great experience working with such great artists!:heart:


Lastly, We wish you all Happy holidays:rose:


Credit to the stock owners:

Model by :iconeirian-stock:
Books by :iconmoonchild-ljilja:
Birds  by :iconivadesign:

Please +fav and comment if you like this work! It's very important for me!
I really appreciate your attention! 
Image details
Image size
1542x2076px 472.73 KB
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 24, 2007, 1:55:11 PM
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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-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First impression: tranquil, peaceful, serene. All of that, to me, is at odds with the title and definitely gives a deeper impression of what might be going on with this character, and it definitely invites the viewer to consider her thoughts - and it brings the focus to the image outside the window.

Of course, my eyes are drawn immediately to the sun, which brings the focus back into the room - that is an excellent touch. I like the way that you used the stock image's sunlight landing on her arm, her dress, and the curtains to bring more realism to this piece. Those small details are something that might have easily been overlooked, but it makes the image seem that much more like a photograph. The shadows with the bear and the books also aid in that. My only complaint here is that she seems to be in the wrong position to be receiving the brunt of the sunlight like that. If the sun in the distance were slightly more to the left (or she were more to the right), the angles would line up much better. It might not be quite as noticeable if not for the fact that the sun is reflecting off of the water at an angle farther right than she is sitting.

I do love how you altered the color of the light from the bright white to a color far more compatible with dusk, even where it touches her skin and dress, and still retained the tones of those other aspects. You also did a lovely job in altering the color of the background image you purchased from Shutterstock. That particular image was far too pink for me, and the brightness in that image was incredibly sharp. But you took that picture and muted the glare in it just enough while retaining the beauty of the ocean, as well as enhancing the purple color of the water. You also did a beautiful job removing the boat that was in the original image.

The birds, the way that you used the brushes to paint separate flocks, was an incredible touch. They mesh wonderfully with the background to make a stunning image to capture the girl's attention - and ours. Is the farewell for the birds? The sun? The day? Who knows. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Overall, I really like this photomanipulation. You definitely did a brilliant job paying attention to the details of color and hue in altering the stock pieces. Truly beautiful work - thanks so much for sharing it!