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Submitted on
January 4, 2010
Image Size
5.4 MB


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Camera Data

FinePix S3Pro
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 11, 2007, 10:11:49 AM
Wicked Games by Vectortrance Wicked Games by Vectortrance
Wicked Games

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.


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...

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

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 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 give this "edgy" glow feel...

i hope this helps u :)
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TaniaART Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Vectortrance Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Wow thanks so much :)
TaniaART Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
LuckyIce Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
This is really pretty and nice to look at. Good job!
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
saratigara Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I love this one. I love the emotions that are expressed.
Vectortrance Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Nikalenai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
well done, especially shading and blending colours
maelisdreams Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
wow, this is really amazing :clap:
Seelenwald 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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