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February 25, 2012
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Oct 27, 2011, 2:42:02 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
The Escape by feainne The Escape by feainne
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All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
Walter Bagehot

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
T. Tharp

And you? Do you escape from reality?


Model: ~PersephoneStock
Mountains and river in the bg: #resurgere
Mountains+ruins: =FairieGoodMother
Tree: ~Tumana-stock + some of my own stocks: ~feainne-stock
Sky: *vw1956stock
Plants: ~maerocks
Moon =Falln-Stock [link]
Stars: ~PrettyBrush
Rainbow: *SilEnigmaArts
Eagles: `Shoofly-Stock
Roses: *UnholyVault
Textures: *SolStock :heart:


Copyright, do not use it without my permission!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-17
The Escape by *feainne ( Featured by kuschelirmel )
Dear feainne, Your work is magical and utterly transporting. In particular, in this piece you have certainly captured my imagination and allowed me to escape reality to a dream world rich in color, texture and dramatic light and shadow. The colors and lighting in your work have the greatest impact.

There are a few tiny things that are distracting to the flow of the work which I think could be easily adjusted. My eyes are drawn to the figure in the center and the colors on her skin and clothing are nicely reflecting the colors of the landscape, however, on her arm, just beneath the strap of her dress, the color changes from warm to purple abruptly...perhaps there should have been a more gradual transition here. Compared to her shoulder, her arm looks just a little too purple, as if she were wearing a sleeve.
The other minor note is the shape of the moon. Although you have managed to give it an almost 3 dimensional shape, along the edges closest to where it fades into the sky and stars, it looks a little misshapen, not quite the edges of a perfect circle.

In the foliage of the tree on the sunlit side, there is an area of white that contrasts against the leaves and is lighter than the surrounding sky. Making this area a little more transparent or erasing with a soft brush until it blends to the same tone as the sky would improve it greatly. And that is the end of my critique :)
Keep up the beautiful work!
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To *feainne:

What I Love:
I love the warm tones that hit the woman's skin, it really makes her glow and designates her as the center piece.
I also like all the subtleties in this piece, such as the eagles faintly frolicking in the background and the rainbow that is glistening slightly.
There is extreme and careful detail put into the entire piece, and I especially love how the fabric was done, very realistic, as well as the woman entirely, and the water/river.

Constructive Criticism:
I don't have a lot of criticism for the piece, but I do think that it might have been more interesting if the warm/happy mountain and river were on the side she was looking to (not away from) as a symbol of her desire to be free.
Also, I love the moon and how well it is done, but its placement seems a little off to me. I can't tell if it is because a small amount of fog/atmosphere overlaps with the tree or if it is too low, or what... maybe its the shading. If the light is coming from the right upper corner, the moon might look better turned about 90 degrees clockwise. I think that is it.
The mountain side on the left might also look more distnat if it were blended a bit better. It seems to detract from the cloud/sky work and the flowers in the forefront (which are BEAUTIFULLY done).
This might just be personal preference, but there always seems to be more allure if a piece is not centered. I think that would really make it pop.

Ending comments:

I love this piece. It is captivating, well done, and interesting. The atmosphere and sky are done amazingly and I love the change from warm to cool colors with the sunlight. I love the positioning of the girl, mountains, eagles, rainbow, tree, flowers, etc. Very good work!
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Really very awesome fantasy atmosphere!!! Brilliant picture! Love it:iconflowerdropplz:
feainne Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :rose:
CindysArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic beautiful work! :love:
feainne Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, Dear! :blowkiss:
Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful mood and light!! Excellent work of art... it's like a painting! Perfectly composed! :heart: 
feainne Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, I'm really glad you like it! :blowkiss:
Nikulina-Helena Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! Beautiful colors!:clap:
feainne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: :rose:
Nikulina-Helena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you`re welcome!
Asano-san Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*zgon po zobaczeniu statystyk* ale w sumie uzasadnione ;D Wrzosy :heart: generalnie śliczna kolorystyka i ogólnie, szkoda że na żywo nie mam takich widoków :)
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