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Revolution by Mihaela-V Revolution :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 62 3 Rebellion by Mihaela-V Rebellion :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 175 32 Reawakening by Mihaela-V Reawakening :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 83 10 Restriction - Book cover by Mihaela-V Restriction - Book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 17 8 The Witch by Mihaela-V The Witch :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 189 36 Saga of Sages by Mihaela-V Saga of Sages :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 166 29 Comedic Divinity: Fateless - Book cover by Mihaela-V Comedic Divinity: Fateless - Book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 28 9 The Keeper by Mihaela-V The Keeper :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 238 42 Forestium - Book cover by Mihaela-V Forestium - Book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 71 17 Dracones - Book cover by Mihaela-V Dracones - Book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 40 13 Apocalypse Wars - Premade book cover by Mihaela-V Apocalypse Wars - Premade book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 42 6 Blackbirds by Mihaela-V Blackbirds :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 409 78 Beautiful Disaster by Mihaela-V Beautiful Disaster :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 730 173 Beautiful Disaster - Premade book cover by Mihaela-V Beautiful Disaster - Premade book cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 29 21 The Dragon`s Call - Book Cover by Mihaela-V The Dragon`s Call - Book Cover :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 40 13 The Dragon`s Call by Mihaela-V The Dragon`s Call :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 534 131


The Moon Keeper - Detail by Olivier-Villoingt The Moon Keeper - Detail :iconolivier-villoingt:Olivier-Villoingt 121 18 Horned Owl Resin Bust by Olivier-Villoingt Horned Owl Resin Bust :iconolivier-villoingt:Olivier-Villoingt 72 10


Psd coloring.


Fairy land stock 12 by MagicLaDyCharm

Enter now our Weekly challenge #2- Hurry up!-due date is May 18, 2017 =P (Razz) 
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May Feature



Ceres by zacky7avenged
RED RIDING HOOD by saritaangel07 Daerel * She Elf * by LevanaTempest
Awaiting by royal-nightmare Magellanic by zacky7avenged
Red Riding Hood - The Unpredictable Danger! by niyya00
Scream by LanaTustich
Silent Warrior by aaa13xxx
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Wonderful Art Future

Faded Memories by annewipf
Lagacy by MelieMelusine
Motherhood by jiajenn
Sugar by MeeranUhm
Dual Gun Hair Dryer by ArthurRamsey
Resonance by LadyEvilArts
Dark corset by jiajenn
The Return Of The Prodigal by Lora-Vysotskaya
Danielle by lauraypablo
I See You by Secretadmires
Forest witch by Lubov2001
Enchantress by Feast-DigitalArt
Lady of the Blue Lake by charmedy
Pegasus by annewipf
Dark Heart by Gwendolyn1
IF YOU WERE MINE by saritaangel07
Standing Alone by Ariel87
CREATION by UnderlandDigital
Celeste, The Star Maiden by serafleur
The water of life by PaquiFg
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Art Feature
 Hello Friends,
It's been a long time since I have featured your fabulous art, so here it is:heart:
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
              Uncontainable necromancer by StarsColdNight Grandma was delicious... by lauraypablo (Commission) Elder Scroll Skyrim - Sparrow by fhelalr Still by Softyrider62 The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe by Black-B-o-x Burning Rose by Irulana Morrigan by Julianez Dreaming from Peace by eerilyfair Demonstration of love by kevron2001 Contact! by CharllieeArts Direlord by Drury-Lane A new dawn by Rui-Abel Magic Dream 06 by caddman Midsummerwish by Euselia Don Quijote by Renata-s-art Rose of Cairo by Lotta-Lotos Haunting by mshellee 
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I know a bank painting stages by SteveDeLaMare I know a bank painting stages :iconstevedelamare:SteveDeLaMare 144 15
Best of the Week 101
Here are the pictures which grabbed my eyes this week. I hope you'll like them as much as I do.


Sin'dorei by Eithnne The little Dream Weaver by GeneRazART Sanctuary by kevron2001
Wild Light by Esveeka
Shaman by Energiaelca1
a day at the pond by SPRSPRSdigitalart by Miss-REdreaming Dark city by Aeternum-designs Fairy And Bees by MelieMelusine
Fear the Walking Dead by charmedy
Ueberreste by AnjaMillen
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Celtic Male Armor by Deakath
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After People Photoshop Action by GraphicAssets After People Photoshop Action :icongraphicassets:GraphicAssets 71 18 Raiz by TuKanstock Raiz :icontukanstock:TuKanstock 27 6 Quart of Mont Blanc Mountain by A1Z2E3R Quart of Mont Blanc Mountain :icona1z2e3r:A1Z2E3R 10 0 Stock: Trespassing by Onistocke Stock: Trespassing :icononistocke:Onistocke 138 14 Black Forest Exclusives by kuschelirmel-stock Black Forest Exclusives :iconkuschelirmel-stock:kuschelirmel-stock 31 8 Moss Lord by Saimain Moss Lord :iconsaimain:Saimain 5,206 326




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If you try to achieve a photo realistic look it`s important to understand some aspects related to photography. And considering the fact that we use photographic elements as a base in our artwork the following tips can also help you find the perfect stock images for your artworks. I have tried to illustrate these aspects using both photographs and photo manipulations.

1. Focus
The focus is basically the sharpest area in a photograph. When working with portraits usually the sharpest area is the subject of the image and a small area around it. The rest can appear blurry.  This is a great way to make your subject stand out.
Here is an example where you can see the difference between a photo with an out of focus background and a photo with a background that is just as sharp as the subject:
Focus by Mihaela-V

And this is an example of a photomanipulation where I have blurred the background a bit to make the subject stand out:
Apocalypse Wars - Premade book cover by Mihaela-V

Having a sharp background is not a bad thing, especially if you have a beautiful background behind your subject but it`s good to know that there are other options too.

2. Atmosphere
This is an aspect that relates to landscapes and helps you create depth in your image. Because of the gases in our atmosphere the far away objects have less contrast and a slightly blue colour like the sky (or orange if it`s close to the sunset). If you want to create a foggy day the image will have even less contrast.

Here are some examples of a clear and a foggy day. I have also highlighted the colour of the shadows in the foreground and in the background to demonstrate the difference in contrast:
Atmosphere by Mihaela-V

And here is a photo manipulation where I have used the low contrast effect to create a foggy look:
Blackbirds by Mihaela-V

3. Light source / Direction of light

I am mentioning this aspect because I have seen photo manipulations where the light on different elements does not match. When searching for the right stock images you have to think what is the light source in your final image and make sure all of your elements have the light falling on them coming from the same direction.

In this image for example I have tried to make it look like the giant book is lighting the scene. So the light on the girl, trees, roots, leaves, book on the ground looks like it`s coming from the same direction.

The Elder Tales by Mihaela-V

4. Colour cast

One source of colour cast could be coming from reflected light. This one is a bit harder to see. When light hits an object part of that light is reflected back and hits the other objects around. It usually borrows some of the colour of the first object that it hits.

In the example below, the light hits the grass and is reflected back on the object. The original colour of the object is cream but, because of all the grass around it, it has a slightly green colour.
Also this photograph was taken in the shadow of a tree. Because the sunlight was filtered through the tree leaves, it borrowed some of the green colour from the leaves. And filtered light is another possible source of colour cast.
 Mg 1811-2 by Mihaela-V

In this photo manipulation I have a green colour cast on the girl because I have tried to introduce the reflected and filtered light from the forest:
The Dragon`s Call by Mihaela-V

Another more obvious source of colour cast is a coloured light source. For example a candle, a light bulb, moonlight or any other colourful light source you can think of. In this case you need to make sure that all the objects that will be hit by this light also borrow some of the colour of the light.

In the first image of the example below there is one light source which is the sun. In the second image I have added a second blue light on the subject and this light will also add a blue cast to other parts of the image, for example on the ground.

Colourful light by Mihaela-V

And here is a photomanipulation where I have a main blue light which can be coming from the moon and a second yellow light from the candles:
Beautiful Disaster by Mihaela-V

I really hope some of you will find these tips useful and if you have any questions please feel free to comment below!



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Mihaela-V Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Mihaela-V Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Happy birthday! :hug:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
You're welcome :)
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! ^_^
Mihaela-V Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Of course!
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