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You can view the walkthrough on my creation process here


I challenged myself to create a piece that focused on lighting and composition to set a mood and tell a story.
Because most of the pieces in my gallery are surrealist, and hyper saturated, I really wanted to break away and keep this one looking as realistic as I possibly could.

I'm pretty happy with the final outcome. I put a lot of effort into this one, focusing specifically on how the pentagram's light would play against the girl's skin... The difficulty came from brushing the light on the girl, one stroke at a time. A lot of hours and layers went into that portion of the creation.

I set out to prove to myself I was capable of creating something somewhat photo-realistic, and hopefully I've succeeded.




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Girl and Grim Reaper stock courtesy of Marcus Ranum
Fire brushes courtesy of RedheadStock
Smoke brushes courtesy of Falln-stock

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actually i was captivated from the thumbnail and i had to go in...
and the quality of this should make u proud :heart:
the idea here reminds me of something in my mind ive been willing to do...which makes me love it even more...

Pros:
the grim reaper behind there is in perfect shade...with his very well executed eyes makes him really dark and evil...
from main details like the candle light's glow on her....and the amazing pentagram on the floor...what made it so beautiful is the very thin red circles that surrounds the main orange one...
which makes the burning in the ground look fantastic...

and micro details such as the glow on the cracked ground and the shape of the candle smoke which i think u fixed it with ur hands using a brush or even with no brush at all...all those details adds so much to the piece...well done

Cons:
well the color of the shade on the girl could be fixed more, i mean maybe in the next piece u try this technique pay more attention to the color tone..

also near her knee the glow is not right...it needs to be more accrurate...

and the glow at the tips or edges of her body in general needs to be sharper than the glow on her skin....to give this "edgy" glow feel...

i hope this helps u :)
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:icontaniaart:
TaniaART Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Wow thanks so much :)
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:icontaniaart:
TaniaART Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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:iconluckyice:
LuckyIce Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
This is really pretty and nice to look at. Good job!
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconsaratigara:
saratigara Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I love this one. I love the emotions that are expressed.
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconnikalenai:
Nikalenai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
well done, especially shading and blending colours
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:iconmaelisdreams:
maelisdreams Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
wow, this is really amazing :clap:
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:iconernstilicious:
Ernstilicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is very intensiv!
The woman seems to hold herself together, but also she seems to have not enough power to hold it any longer...
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:iconroguexunited:
rogueXunited Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is a really cool manip, I like the way it's slanted gives it a lot of movement.
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:iconbreethebat:
BreeTheBat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this looks really realistic. :faint:
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:iconzero2525:
Zero2525 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good
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:iconsinisart:
Sinisart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Awesome work man
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconjdebbiel:
jdebbiel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This has a very captivating and dark atmosphere in it! c: I like it
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:iconshanaflame:
ShanaFlame Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the art is nice :)
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:iconkaaaay:
kaaaay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done!
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:iconminda794:
minda794 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconsistematicterror:
sistematicterror Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Very good!
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Impressive work! Lighting on her hips and right knee is not totally correct though.
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:iconthekiwislayer:
TheKiwiSlayer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! I love how much the circle draws your attention against the blue atmosphere. Her pose is really well done, it looks very emotional and natural at the same time, great job!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! Great composition and atmosphere :love:
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:icongenerallee1807:
GeneralLee1807 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very dark and interesting. Well done.
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:iconbiga-nt:
BigA-nt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work. Really strong emotional content. Excellent. :D
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:iconcloningmoose:
cloningmoose Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, well done, you have a real talent :)
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:iconprinz59:
prinz59 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist
nicely done and nice color scheme
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:icontakytoh:
takytoh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This perspective is amazin! I also think that you choose the perfect pallet of colors to use in it.
Just one thing that i really dont liked, this thing in the bG was to be the dead? xD It just dont worked with the rest of the pic, and it so invisible... you know? you almost fuse him (or her i dont know) with the darkness so it's really useless :D.
But it just appears if you look a lot, still being a really good pic! Like i said the perspective with the girl and the pentagram is amazin! congratulations!
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:iconberserk-xxx:
Berserk-XXX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Buen trabajo, es como si la imagen contara una historia. Me recuerda a la Santa Muerte :)
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:iconyasada:
Yasada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
i think the light on her could be a more contrasted.. it will add a much darker tone to the whole piece.
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:iconfrostglade:
frostglade Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is excellent work. i really like everything about it
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:iconorelinde08:
orelinde08 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
wooow~ this is amaaaazing!!!!!!!!
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:iconkatreeona:
katreeona Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular, I can learn from this!
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Check out the walkthrough I posted, if you're interested in learning. :)
[link]
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:iconautumnhoney:
AutumnHoney Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
oh wow. This is really touching. SO many emotions get pulled out from this... Passion, Jealousy, Anger, Faith... Love it!
And you really did a great job on the lighting! :D
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:iconeligius57:
Eligius57 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very realistic and well done! The lighting on the woman is incredible!
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:iconhydralore:
hydralore Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I think you've achieved setting a mood and telling a story, excellently. You can tell work has went into the lighting, the way the candles reflect from her skin and hair seems realistic and i love the details (smoke, little pieces of fire) I think the background is very very simple, but i think that helps with the emotion and keeps your eye focused on the character. It gives a true sense that there is a story behind it, and its of great quality. Very nice work!
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:iconnemox7:
NemoX7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Writer
A very excellent executed piece of artwork, which tells a haunting story. Love the pagan elements added into the picture to give it that dark edge.
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:iconfearshy:
Fearshy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the dark feel to it, it has that very cool grim feel to it
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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, for many, this is not exactly a game. Some doesn´t know if is really working either! But is surely working with you! You managed somehow "to witch" us all!
Wonderfully done!
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...epic and really well executted
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:iconbleachii:
bleachii Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting. The Grim Reaper is a nice touch.
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:iconkitsune-nyx:
Kitsune-Nyx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and dark at the same time. It took me to look twice to see the Grim Reaper in the Background :3
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:iconarthousenoir:
aRTHOUSeNoiR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This creeps me out :S :D
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:iconhipster-kei-rei:
Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, nice dark feel :3
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:iconcarsonian-state:
Carsonian-State Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly beautiful, awesome work!
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:iconsmurfage:
Smurfage Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow thats interesting. Can't help but stop and stare at this for a minute :O
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:iconlakkurakku:
lakkurakku Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
now thats pretty wicked!! its like shes sacrifacing herself for something lol great work!!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012   Digital Artist
great use of light and color! And it's great that you tried to blend the light onto the model's body; a lot of times people forget that step. It's very daunting and dark-- great work!
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:iconwanda357:
wanda357 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awersome work !! i love, =)
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