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The Hour before Dawn by SummerDreams-Art The Hour before Dawn by SummerDreams-Art
My entry for the contest  My ContestMy New Contest
Contest extended to july 15th
What do you have to do
Remake some of my works of your choice from my series, Vampires! with your creativity and imagination! You can change all the work, I want to see your version! it can be changed all the stock except the models! I'm really looking forward to seeing your versions!

Begin May 9th and ends June 30th
Your work has to be unique to this contest, it can not be submitted to other contests

To participate, You must be a part of the group:  :iconartscollections: 
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 held by :iconcharllieearts: at :iconartscollections:

:cake:Birthday dedication for my beautiful friends:cake:
Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEve
(((Happy Birthday 2U!!))) by LOVEMAYU

This time I guess there is no story behind this art. I remember working on my last piece and not even wanting to look at it again (with the kind of struggle I was going through, artistically) so I assumed that's it....I will be out of the art scene for at least 6 months but then came a polite request from CharllieeArts to join his contest. Working on this was unlike any other time before, it came effortlessly, slow yes but things were moving forward. This piece happened at a time when I had entirely stopped expecting anything from my own self and almost given up on doing arts anymore.
And now at the end of it all, I am glad I made it through with this creation. I don't know what the future holds for me but whatever it is I think it can be portrayed in the same way as the girl in this matter how down and out you are, when your time comes you will rise even from the ashes all born anew.
*The night is always the darkest before the dawn and the dawn is coming*

Also, after so many attempts at painting hair in my previous artworks I finally managed to knock it off this time with some really decent looking ones lol.

Process creation here:
The Hour before Dawn/ Step by Step process by SummerDreams-Art

Ash 32 by faestock
Window inside or background Arabic style
The Field Background
stock: stormy sky (credit and show the result)
Stock - Moon
Church Window
Dark Tower by Lvxion (Account deativated)
E-S Bats pack
Btas by wolverine041269 (Account deactivated)
3D Chain set
atmosphere FREE texture pack
Scratched Steel Texture
Fairy dust by starscoldnight
Lens Flare……

♥ Thanks to all the stock providers for their wonderful stocks. ♥
My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, uploaded, or sold in any way without my permission.
From what I can see of this piece of art, the detail that was incorporated was used well. You do not seem to have used the detail too greatly, as you did incorporate pieces in the art that were blurred, as if movement was occurring and blurring was used when sections of the art were not as a majority of the functioning towards the art. Overall, I believe that you did a fantastic job highlighting the more important pieces of the work, at least from my point of view. This piece of work shows a lot of emotion to me, just a side note. Fantastic work!
What do you think?
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9 out of 9 deviants thought this was fair.

Vision is pretty clear and entire concept is easy to understand, which can be a tricky thing to achieve when it comes to concepts and stories we have seen for the very first time. Your ability to tell a story through your work really shows here and that's definitely your stronghold.
As piece is made as entire for a vampire themed it's hard to judge originality as you're boxed in a theme, however you did a pretty good job by using your creativity to create piece that fits conest's theme and still stands out as an independent piece. What stands out the most is her glowing pendant that is like a beacon for the bats and we're about to witness some dark vampire magic.
Technique is on point. It's really hard to even start nitpicking because you did so many great things with this concept that all those small misses are not even relevant. Pop(s) of color are great against all that hues of blue, however you could push it bit further.
That said, your piece is full of movement and anticipation. That takes it to a whole new level when it comes to overall impact. From flying bats, chains and the bell and some magical mist coming up you hold viewer captivated. Which is in my opinion an essence of art.
What do you think?
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Submitted on
July 12, 2018
Image Size
4.6 MB
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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2013, 5:28:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)