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Never Let You Go
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Published: December 5, 2004
© 2004 - 2019 ShutteredDreams
:bulletblue: Introduction / Prologue:
I have submitted this photomanipulation a very long time ago, but the DA admins took it down because the BME site, which I have taken the picture of the guy from, has not approved his image usage in this manip. A few days ago I have talked to the guy in the picture on my MSN messenger. He has told me that the admins of BME showed him the file of the manip that I did. He liked the result of it and he gave me his permission to upload it up here.
That was ever so kind of him, and I thank him very much :blackrose:


:bulletblue: The Gorgeous Female Model *Akourah:

The fabulous female gorgeous model of this photomanipulation is our beloved * Akourah, the eternal "Queen of Ice". Her beauty is so enchanting, her grace is so engaging, and I have wanted to manip one of her stock photos for so long, until I have come up with this one, and tried my luck with it. I am pretty pleased with how this manip has turned out, even though it's been hell of a long time since I have done it... it's nice for my gallery.
All rights for the original stock photo of *Akourah belong to her and her only.
You can find her stock account right here: ~TenebranAngelus



:bulletblue: The Gorgeous Male Model - Matthew:
The male model of this manipulation is Matthew, and you can find the original picture he appeared at at BME. He has gave me his permission to use his picture and I am so very thankful.
Thank you, Matt :heart:



:bulletblue: Process:
This manip has taken me several hours in a September day, it has been very fun making it.
I have used no brushes at all.
All work was done with PhotoShop 7.



:bulletblue: Dedication:
I want to dedicate this deviation to who has shown great support at my Digital works as well as with the traditional ones, and who has never ceased to believe in my humbled and limited abilities.
Thank you, my prettyness :heart: :cuddle:



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:bulletblue: Comments are appreciated as always :kiss:


:bulletblue: Comming Up Soon:
The next portrait of Apnea. Stay tuned ;)
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Comments (115)
Xanryu's avatar
Xanryu|Professional Digital Artist
:omg:
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NightLolita's avatar
I wouldn't have thought this is a manipulation, honestly! And I've never thought that before.

Stunning work
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darkrosevision's avatar
woooooooooooooooooooooooow
i love this photo
it's so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:skullbones:************* :skullbones:
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lollypoplollypop0000's avatar
this is really pretty !!! :D ^^
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xHybridx| Photographer
Omg?
why have I seen this guy before?
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LadyAnubis's avatar
I can see beauty...
I can see strong feelings...
I see an amazing work...


:kiss:


:blackrose:
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superadrian's avatar
This is a very nice composition ... i hope see more in the future ... :jarkinajar:
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IndustrialOrder's avatar
This is an awesome picture, but it defies gravity in what appears to be an accidental way...
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metegraph's avatar
woww wonderful
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AshlieNelson|Professional Digital Artist
:drool: yummy image :D
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Jujunka's avatar
They are both so cute!I especially like the girl's gaze,she knows how to pose
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ShutteredDreams's avatar
Thankyou dear, I'm glad that you think so :kiss:
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laure8354|Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit! When I first looked at this I was like "where is the manipulation? she just took a single photo of akourah and some guy and then added a title to the bottom of it." I honestly thought that this was one photo, not two merged together. So that must mean that you did a pretty damn good job lol. After I read the description I went back and looked closer to look for evidence that it had been manipulated... and then I could tell after I saw his hand.

This is very well done! You did an excellent job with the blending of the two pictures together where her face overlaps his. Overall it is pretty well blended together... the only problem spot I see is around his hand. There would probably be a little bit of shadow on her arm right his hand meets it. And I can kinda see the "halo effect" on the outside of his wrist where there is the shadow from her armpit. That area and the little bit of smudginess around his wrist are the only two things that gave this manipulation away after I looked closer at it. So if you ever feel like going in and edit it, that is the only place that I would suggest reworking, and it doesn't seem like it would be TOO hard lol. Or if you feel it is fine the way it is (which it is) then just leave it. But overall you definitely did an excellent job with this! :D
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Why thank you so very much for the long and thoughtful comment!
I don't think I have ever recieved one like this before, and I appreciate your time and care.
I hardly have time to breathe at the moment with the on going pressure from school and work, but if I ever get to manipulate this piece again or give it a little extra touch, I shall definitely take in mind your constructive remarks :nod:
Thanks once again, I'm flattered that you find interest in my works and hopefully you shall enjoy some of the future ones as well :aww:

:blackrose:
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laure8354|Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. I didn't mean to make it sound like your work was bad due to a minor detail, because really it is an awesome piece! :nod: I just know that when people comment on my work I really appreciate it when they point out both the good and the stuff that has the potential to be good, but is not quite there yet. It helps me to improve. So I try to do the same for other people as well.

And I totally understand about school and work... it sucks bigtime cause it takes up way too much play time! lol
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laure8354|Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit! When I first looked at this I was like "where is the manipulation? she just took a single photo of akourah and some guy and then added a title to the bottom of it." I honestly thought that this was one photo, not two merged together. So that must mean that you did a pretty damn good job lol. After I read the description I went back and looked closer to look for evidence that it had been manipulated... and then I could tell after I saw his hand.

This is very well done! You did an excellent job with the blending of the two pictures together where her face overlaps his. Overall it is pretty well blended together... the only problem spot I see is around his hand. There would probably be a little bit of shadow on her arm right his hand meets it. And I can kinda see the "halo effect" on the outside of his wrist where there is the shadow from her armpit. That area and the little bit of smudginess around his wrist are the only two things that gave this manipulation away after I looked closer at it. So if you ever feel like going in and edit it, that is the only place that I would suggest reworking, and it doesn't seem like it would be TOO hard lol. Or if you feel it is fine the way it is (which it is) then just leave it. But overall you definitely did an excellent job with this! :D
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Lestrim|Student Digital Artist
This image is lovely!!
I love it!
I like the light, the composition! Everything!!
I'm happy that you had the permission from the boy and you did this amazing image!
Great work!
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Thank you so much for granting me a visit and leaving this thoughtful comment.
I'm pleased that you like this deviation so much because I'm rather satisfied with it :aww:
I hope that you will manage to enjoy my future works as well :kiss:

:heart: :blackrose:
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Lestrim|Student Digital Artist
Well..you have no reason not being satisfied with it = ))
I hope too = )) And i will = ) :glomp:
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blackorchid5583's avatar
I love it, instant fave :)
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Sadomasochistic's avatar
Wow thats wonderful!! they are so gorgeous!! great job :clap:
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skoldy54's avatar
thats gorgeous.. akourah really is beautiful, i must say
this flows really good too :D awesome job
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ShutteredDreams's avatar
I appreciate your sweet comments so much, thank you for this, dear :kiss:
I really do adore *Akourah for her special beauty and ever enchanting charm, and I have always wanted to manipulate one of her stock pictures.. but none has come out as great as this manip, so I decided to put it up here :D

Merry Xmas :hug: :heart:
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