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Goddess Poseidon

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Yes, I know Poseidon is generally perceived as a man, but I thought I'd mix things up a bit! :la: It was entirely inspired by the fantastic female stock image by kisplodiphotography.

Opinions on the new watermark? Is it still pants? ... I'm not good at this Q_Q

It's wallpaper size, so if you want to use it as your personal wallpaper, go ahead! :eager:

EDIT (10/11/13):
- Inverted the comets around her neck into diamonds!
- Lightened her eyes to further hide them behind the water.
- Softened the edges of the water flowing from her eyes.
- Changed watermark.

EDIT (13/02/17):
- Hidden her eyebrows a little more.
- Updated watermark.
- Reworked her diamond necklace a little.

Questions for Critique:

1. Does this piece flow nicely?
2. Is all the nebulae too overpowering?
3. ... Is it weird? D: I can't decide if it's too weird!

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AndreaWinterbrooke's avatar
Thought I'd answer your questions, cause I simply love this piece.

1. Does this piece flow nicely?
 - Yes, I think it does! The only problem I have is the water coming out of her eyes, it looks a little too rough and out of place for my liking, but who am I to say anything? I'm just as bad xD

2 Is all the nebulae too overpowering?
 - No, to me it's the perfect amount. She really looks a part of the background, one with the stars in all honesty. I think if you put anymore it would be a little too much, but this just seems to be the perfect amount

3. Is it weird? D: I can't decide if it's too weird!
 - Honestly? It's weird. And awesome. Honestly, I love weird things and this is just the right amount of weird for my liking. A female Poseidon? Sign me up! A female Poseidon in the stars? HELL YEAH. If you can't tell, I really love this manip. 
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you so much for your feedback :hug: I really appreciate it :D And I'm glad you like it so much!!

I agree that the water coming from her eyes may be a bit rough... it could do with being smoothed out, and I need to hide her eyelashes more!! XD
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Amaranta-GHobbyist Digital Artist
Great work. :)
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you so much :hug: It's an older piece I wanted to update a little x)
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Amaranta-GHobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, Natalie :)
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SaFramHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!Love Clap Clap Clap 
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Aww thank you dear :hug: Would you mind answering some critique questions for me? ^^


1. Does this piece flow nicely?
2. Is all the nebulae too overpowering?
3. ... Is it weird? D: I can't decide if it's too weird!
becky's avatar
becky Digital Artist
This is a stunning piece of art. I love the pose and lighting. You have a fantastic eye for composition and detail. Simply beautiful!
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Aww thank you so much :hug: Your comment's very sweet :D

If you don't mind, would you care to answer my critique questions below?

1. Does this piece flow nicely?
2. Is all the nebulae too overpowering?
3. ... Is it weird? D: I can't decide if it's too weird!
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shiny-shadows-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Great work , my friend
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you! :hug:
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shiny-shadows-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
My pleasure ~ :tip-hat:
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AnonymythStudent Digital Artist
The stuff coming out of her eyes in a cone shape breaks the round feel of the image, and I feel that it'd be better if you faded them more at the edges. The dust necklace draws my attention away from her face, and it doesn't really flow with the contours of her body. My suggestion would be to blur it a bit and mike it a bit lighter.

The nebulae look fine, but I suggest blurring the nebulae as they get farther away from the focal point.

The watermark is too far off to the side and can easily cropped away by an art thief. I personally prefer to use watermarks that match the color scheme and conform to the contours of the image. Feel free to look at my work for examples.
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you so much for your critique! 

The cones coming out of her eyes are water, and were supposed to look like they were exploding out... I guess that doesn't come across XD I have already blurred a few of the nebulae which are behind the model, but you still think more is needed?

I've always struggled with my watermarks... but I will give your suggestion a try and see what I can do =) Would you mind if I asked for your opinion against once I'm done?
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AnonymythStudent Digital Artist
Sure! You're welcome! :D
TehAngelsCry's avatar
TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Hey :wave:
I followed your advise and made a few changes to this piece :D Would love if you could take another look :hug:
Anonymyth's avatar
AnonymythStudent Digital Artist
Nice! It looks a lot better! :)
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Yay! :squee: Thank you for taking the time to look again :D
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FrostBoProfessional Digital Artist
All artwork are needed to be looking with more attention, because all are final product of our imagination.
You are great and amazing artwork you did congrats :)

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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! :hug:
Euderion's avatar
EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice! I like the idea to make the asteroids as a chain.
Nebula is good. Not to heavy.
Only thing i find confusing is the thing from the eyes.
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
It's supposed to be water x) Since Poseidon was the God of the sea =)

Thank you for your comment though! It is much appreciated :hug:
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NichrysalisHobbyist Writer
I really like it! I think what may be looking weird to you that there may be a lack of clarity on where things are. It's hard to tell if some of the nebulae are in the foreground or background in some areas.

I don't see a watermark?
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TehAngelsCryProfessional Interface Designer
A bit of both? Haha. I was hoping to give the impression that she's IN the stars? Like a ghostly keeper of the planet.

The watermark is in the bottom right =) The fact that you didn't see it tells me enough! I've had deviants complain that my watermarks were too overpowering xD If you want a comparison, take a look at the watermark location in these pieces: 

  
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