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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
Theme
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Vampires
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!


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Rules
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: 
Submit your entry to:http
 held by :iconcharllieearts: at :iconartscollections:

:cake:Birthday dedication for my beautiful friends:cake:
:iconlucilaleyla::iconlittle-one-girl::icontamarar::iconcarmensarts::iconwesley-souza:
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 scene....no 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
pixabay.com/en/bell-church-tow…
wegraphics.net/downloads/dust-…

♥ 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.
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Critique by rangerfaila 5 days ago
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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4 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

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Critique by theAllex 5 days ago
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.
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muirart Featured By Owner 26 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant 
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:iconnrcart:
nrcArt Featured By Owner 47 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!! :clap: :rose:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Student Digital Artist

WOW Amazing dark work :wow: I loved the bell with the chains :love: :la:
Great use of the color, light and nice details :clap:
and thanks for the birthday dedication :hug:
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LanaTustich Featured By Owner 13 hours ago   Digital Artist
Very beautiful work dear Amber! Hug 
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Surutyo Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student General Artist
Looks so fantasy-ish, I love this eerie, dark vibe :heart: Stunning work!
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SecretDarTiste Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing concept and movement through the artwork! Original and unique style and thinking! Well done! :clap: :love:
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mshellee Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much.:hug:
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:iconmshellee:
mshellee Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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Nikulina-Helena Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!!!:heart:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much.:aww:
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IilekteS Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Amazing work Amber. Good luck on the challenge.
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Ohhhhh you are back!:dance:
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and support Kay, it is truly most appreciated:heart:
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IilekteS Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Lol yes ma'am I'm back :D You can't get rid of me that easily ;P.
I would have left more of an in depth comment but reading what you said
*This time I guess there is no story behind this art.* I didn't think to do so.
BUT, I bet you are going to knock the challenge out of the park with this one :nod:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
It doesn't matter, even a little appreciation from you means a lot, Kay.;)
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IilekteS Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist
You know I was just looking at the creation process, the blending
is just simply seamless, truly great work Amber.
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 48 minutes ago  Student Digital Artist
What can I say Kay? You are always so kind. :aww:
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da505 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Photographer
Amazink peace of art. Good luck on the contest, my friend.
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for your beautiful comment David, it is greatly appreciated.:heart:
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da505 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Photographer
You are welcome my friend. You deserve every beautiful comment you get.
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
You are very kind, it is my pleasure always.:iconlovelyplz:
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da505 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student Photographer
:)
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Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, Amber :)
good luck for the contest :huggle:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words Tommy, I am so glad to hear your lovely comment.:heart:
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Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your most welcome Amber :love:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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Splat-Shot Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Rocks, Amber! (:
WOW!!!
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Awww Byron!! Thanks a ton for your amazing comment, truly appreciate it.:aww::heart:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Wow loved how you looked at the untold story of this piece and came up with your own interpretation of it.:aww:
Your comments always makes me smile Milos and they are always so encouraging too, thank you so much! Means a lot to me to have your kind support. :iconcocoloveplz:
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NaouriRedouane1998 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG Summer you nailed it ! 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Naouri, I really appreciate it.:heart:
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PsdDude Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Excellent work, all the details look amazing :clap:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your kind comment John, I really appreciate it.:aww:
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Great work!For my Love 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!:)
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner 1 hour ago   Digital Artist
:heart:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
WOW! :blowkiss: that is truly a delightful thing of you to say my dearest Patty. To be told that my art speaks and invites you and the others into my own realm, my own world is the best compliment any artist could receive. Thank you for giving me your thoughtful company and sharing this experience with me. Makes me so glad that you loved it.:huggle: FREE AV Rose Red by Sophibelle

Your special and thoughtful comment is in itself a present for me, and you are truly most welcome dearest Patty. For my Love by Demi-Vamp :iconflyingheartsplz: I wish for you ... by vafiehya
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
This is super amazing work..love every thing about it especially the! blue lighting and the bells:rose:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind comment dear Punky Kitty, I am glad you loved it.:iconcocoloveplz:

And this is your laugh now!!!:rofl:Knee-Slapper Lol 
Laughing Lana 
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome!:rose:
Ok softy loftySpit Laugh 

Mine is sweet smileAsuna Laugh Icon 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Sweet smile?!!:D:D
Your smile is so scaryHey Arnold Icon - Creepy grandpa Phil 
:rofl:
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
So why are you still  alive!Thief Bakura laugh
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
:D:D:D
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
GIF My Little Pony - Laugh 
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!!
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you my dear.:heart:
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
very beautiful Clap 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend.:heart:
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