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Written in the Stars
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Published: October 24, 2007
55 hours in Flash MX :faint:
View the details HERE!

Mountains: Landscape stock 61 mountains by ~Finsternis-stock
Moon: Moon pack by *NoraDevius
Sky Lady: Longing by *intergalacticstock
Ground Girl: Float Away 1 by *intergalacticstock

For *intergalacticstock's Out of This World contest.

A lot of people have regrets about picking their username, but don't want to make a new account. But I say you have to make meaning to your username if you don't like it. That is why I say it was written in the stars that Kristina picked that username, and that is just what she did with the contest - make meaning to the name. So that is what's going on here in this picture from my standpoint.

And oh my god, I want to just die now. :dead: I never thought I would finish this thing because of midterms slowing me down. Several new things happened for me in this thing... For one, I have never put that much effort into a background, and this one was very important, and I think I'm satisfied. For another, although I used to pick black haired people to vector, I no longer fear blondes. The hair took me many tries and retries to get right, and now I just love it.

Please-oh-PLEASE view the details, folks, I don't think that the small screen can do all the work justice.

NOTE: I made the stars in an awesome little program called Starbits 7. Every other thing in the picture was vectored in Flash MX, up to and including the actual colors in the sky. If someone knowledgeable thinks this belongs in another category besides vector, please tell me! I was unsure.

Edits: Added details link and fixed a couple of small mistakes. 10-24 ... Smoothed out the moon's glow some and fixed some mistakes on the ground girl's hands. 10-25
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Mythos-Omilitis's avatar
Reminds me Aida :] I love it. It would be the Peerfect poster for Aida too. Amazing also
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SparkzaBmeHobbyist Digital Artist
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elixirphoenixHobbyist Writer
I agree, a username must have meaning to it. It represents part of yourself.
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Mhara Digital Artist
Great job! I think it would look better with more variation in the landscape. It looks a little plain. Even some more variation in the blades of grass would really add some life to it. ^^ Nice job though! I like your style.
da-panda-bear's avatar
this is great, some of the little details really complete this pic. like the constellations, clothing ripples and shading. wow, striking stuff major!
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teenyxtinyxtinaHobbyist General Artist
Featured, check my journal
BlackHawk07's avatar
I like the contrast. The artwork as a whole look very nice also.
kilraaj's avatar
This looks wonderful!
PaulTheWalrus68's avatar
Wow! You did this in flash? :faint:
I don't even know how to make a stick figure. ^^;
Great job! :)
ninereeds-DA's avatar
This is beautiful work. All the effort really paid-off. :salute:
EvolveRed's avatar
55 hours! I bow before thee :)
nice, dreamy if you will, deviation you have here.
intergalacticstock's avatar
This is freaking amazing. And your story about usernames was touching as well. Thank you for a fantastic entry, this is gorgeous.
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StacyKendraProfessional Digital Artist
:excited: Thank you very much!

I couldn't believe when you extended the date, that journal was like 2 hours before I finished. :lol:
laurart's avatar
Lovely work, I love the moon light and the dreamy mood :aww:
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jernclausStudent Interface Designer
This is a perfect example of your dreamy vector style. I like it; all of it really. It's a great idea here, perfect execution. Maybe if I have to "critique" sth, maybe some more overall contrast would be even better? That's a small detail though. Great job!
cruddpuppet's avatar
Nice work! Very unique!
brokenpuppet86's avatar
your patients paid off, looks amazing. Would make a quality book cover or scene in a cartoon
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StacyKendraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! That's great to hear, because in the future I do want to illustrate my stories by myself instead of hiring an illustrator.
brokenpuppet86's avatar
sounds great, you've definatley got the skills. Good luck with it.
rottentaste's avatar
55 hours, god, its nice to put all yur effort in a piece and that you can see it. very nice, idea you know how to handle the media really well, good job-
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InkovicProfessional Interface Designer
Whoah you made this in Flash MX?

...Psycho :D

I really adore this pece, it comes together well. You did a great job utilizing Flash's vector properties and conceiving this picture. :+fav:
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StacyKendraProfessional Digital Artist
Thaaaank you very much! :glomp:

So far pretty much everything I make is in Flash. Except for back when I used Paint. :dead: I'm trying to learn Illustrator though so I can make things look more seamless.
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Oh man.. this is absolutely fabulous my dear!! I'm such a sucker for a good starry scene so I can totally relate to this picture.. *huggle*

Good luck my dear! I get the feeling you're just as contest addicted as I am! lol
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