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Rescuing Angel by SybilThorn Rescuing Angel by SybilThorn
This was my entry for Short Challenge #20. Unfortunately it won't be competing in the challenge because, according to the opinion of the individual who runs the challenge, I didn't use the required stock in an obvious enough manner in order to qualify (though the rules do not mandate how much of or in what capacity required stock should be used, only that it is used and that the use follows the stock-provider's guidelines). This is a definite shame, as I was fully inspired by the required stock to create this piece - the top of the tower immediately brought to mind shoulder-guards and from there the idea for this piece sprang. I personally have appealed the decision not to allow this piece entry, as I find it not only disappointing and quite unfair, but in direct opposition to the purpose of these challenges - encouraging artists to use stock in new and interesting ways while improving in the medium of photomanipulation. I feel that I am being punished for both thinking outside of the box and incorporating stock in a nearly seamless way. However, my arguments have fallen on deaf ears. If you believe that this piece deserves to at least be allowed to compete in the Challenge, I ask you to contact the person who runs this challenge before February 13, 2016, when the challenge ends. I would be most grateful, not just for myself, but for the integrity of the Challenges themselves, as denying entries because one disagrees with how the required stock was utilized is the opposite of encouraging artists to use stock in new and interesting ways while improving in the medium of photomanipulation.



This was somewhat of an experiment for me. Unlike with most of my pieces, I didn't have a set concept when starting out on this piece - instead I let it grow and evolve organically as I worked.  The result, in my opinion, is a bit different from my usual work while also maintaining my typical aesthetic. I'm fairly happy with that. :)

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Resource Credits:
All resources used in adherence with rules of each stock provider.

Thank you to the following for their lovely stock! -
Required Stock:
:iconthestockwarehouse: : Castle Front Premade IMG 2716

Other Stock Used:
:iconahrum-stock: : Gratuitous Swording 20
:icongeoectomy-stock: : JBN Flutter Cutout 6
:iconfrozenstocks: : Deathly Waraxe Render by frozenstocks & Bone Wings 01
:iconkornkidsamstock: : G o l d e n E g g 4
:iconstreamy-stock: : Ornement- streamystock & Ornement- streamystock
:iconthy-darkest-hour: : Draped Wing - Golden
:iconeveyd: : Vintage Shield Style Brooch 2
:iconkearnold: : Pagan wall decoration stock
:iconblackmoons32: : Stock 18'The lock with a key'
:iconjayjd2: : Skeleton Stock 3 by jayjd2
:iconpiratelotus-stock: : Goat Skull 3
:iconreaprevenge: : just bones 2
:icontwo-ladies-stocks: : mobile dugout
:iconnightwhisper67: : waste land 1
:iconmissystock: : Sunset Stock 2005- & Sunset-Stock


Thank you to the following for their amazing brushes! -
:iconredheadstock: : Flames - Fire Photoshop and GIMP Brushes 
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:iconkornkidsamstock:
KornKidSamStock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Awesome work!
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icongmatty:
Gmatty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Great work!
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconthestockwarehouse:
TheStockWarehouse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool and imaginative! Good luck in the challenge and thank you for using my stock Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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SybilThorn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

Unfortunately it won't be competing in the challenge because, according to the opinion of the individual who runs the challenge, I didn't use your stock in an obvious enough manner in order to qualify (though the rules do not mandate how much of or in what capacity required stock should be used, only that it is used and that the use follows the stock-provider's guidelines). This is a definite shame, as I was actually inspired by your stock to create this piece - the top of the tower immediately brought to mind shoulder-guards and from there the idea for this piece sprang. I personally have appealed the decision not to allow this piece entry, as I find it not only disappointing and quite unfair, but in direct opposition to the purpose of these challenges - encouraging artists to use stock in new and interesting ways while improving in the medium of photomanipulation. I feel that I am being punished for both thinking outside of the box and incorporating stock in a nearly seamless way. However, my arguments have fallen on deaf ears.

Regardless, I'm proud of this piece. Thank you for inspiring it with your beautiful stock and for allowing me to use your stock in it! Thank you also for the compliment!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Nice work!
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontilantha-hansanath:
Tilantha-hansanath Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work :clap:
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icontilantha-hansanath:
Tilantha-hansanath Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome Hug
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:iconjulianez:
Julianez Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
With the color force has created a hostile and beautiful world. :)
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Julian! It is good to know that the color-scheme was as effective as I had hoped!
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:iconjulianez:
Julianez Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
You're welcome, it is always a pleasure! :)
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great creative work!
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:iconsybilthorn:
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Lora!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome:)
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