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By tepot
I wanted to try my hand at a fantasy art image and this is my first attempt, i have included my 3 base images in the mod section for those interested, i am reasonably happy but it does look a little bare, like there should be some other element on the bank of the lake as well as the girl, also i tried to light one of the windows in the castle but i couldn't get it to look realistic.

The fairys i created from a free brush i downloaded from deviantart, also the birds are a photoshop brush.

I would appreciate any advice from anyone that has done this stuff before.

the lake is from 'stock exchange and the girl is from deviant art stock.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art

Voters: lesarnott, mitchy81, SteveH1978 and 5 more

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lesarnott 8 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 6:42AM
Nice work, well done!

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SteveH1978 8 3 3 England
2 Oct 2010 9:21AM
This works very well, and the composition you have made from the individual images is seamless. Really great work.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
2 Oct 2010 11:43AM
Nice work ,well taken.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 5:15PM
Good work Terry !

As mentioned , seamless and believable. The touch of gold is wonderful set against the ambiance of the castle.

Maybe the big birds in the sky are a distraction , place them out and the figure gains its real sense of depth against the b.g. Their reflections needed a hint of motion blur to match the ripples on the water .

The tiny birds are a great touch.

Overall though , great scaling , blending and the most important part , matching the light source to the components. Look forward to more.

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 6:00PM
Thankyou so much everyone, really useful advice...

Paree 13 616 3
2 Oct 2010 10:29PM
its an excellent image,
especially for a first try,

i think i would have bought the castle up bigger and nearer

but really its perfect as it is
and looks original, which is always good


to light a window,
i would try taking a tiny piece of one of the yellow lights

and placing it in the window to fit and then fade it,
it should look good

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