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Call of the Dance by Faoiltiarna-Wolf Call of the Dance by Faoiltiarna-Wolf
My very first photo-manip, please be kind, I was using the GIMP program to see if I could do it.
This is dedicated to :iconlacolombededeuil: and :iconarwengernak:


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Background: :iconashensorrow:
Male Model: :iconnobledeath-stock:
Female Model: :iconmjranum-stock:
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Photo manipulation with GIMP? Wow, *Faoiltiarna-Wolf decided to kick off the hard way, but she did it! This is a piece full of poetry and music (some people say both are the same, do you agree?)

It's a classic triangular composition that works with depth and perspective very well, considering the modd and the style of the picture. Technically, it's possible to see that the artist used some of the software image manipulation effects, sometimes a little bit too much. It's understandable that it's a GIMP exercise, but I'll leave that as a tip for her next deviations.

She could also work a little bit on the colors, changing hues, saturation and maybe using some additional filters to enhance the contrast or to make the picture look more uniform: the way it looks right now the colors are somewhat undefined, killing part of the appeal the colors could have in such a poetic picture.

Surely a good start for a first-time photomanipulation, and certainly a very beautiful picture that makes people want to go gipsy and dance around the room. Congratulations, and keep it up!
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3 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

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I know this is your first manipulation, so I am only going to be constructively critical, all righty?

Tis a VERY good first attempt and you did a very good job at erasing backgrounds around the images. Placement is good, too, as well as concept.

Here are my helpful tips though:

1.) You must make all the things in the picture match in colour. Since you have a bluish moon and background, the light on him AND her should also be bluish-white. You can do this by experimenting with variations. (That's PhotoShop and I don't know how GIMP works, so my apologies if that's not the right command in GIMP.)

2.) VERY IMPORTANT are the directions of shadows. The moon is behind them so of course, he doesn't need a ground shadow and the shadows already on his person are perfect... But, her shadow should be cast all the way down those steps.

3.) A very subtle outline around the people in one of the lighter moon colours would just make this POP! (Just where you see the moon casting its light, ya know?) This is an acquired skill and requires a very steady hand unless you have a tablet. I don't and it's taken me a very long time to get painting with the mouse DOWN.

All in all... I think this is a very decent first manip.
BRAVO, Love.

And, if you have ANY questions or trouble with any more or wish to collaborate with me, so I could lay the final touches down on your pics, just let me know... Don't hesitate. I would love to help you in any way I can, Hun.

:hug: Much Love, Tia. :hug:
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Manwathiell-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I visited as an extra thank you for faving my texture and I agree with both critiques you got.

I like this composition very much. Romantic, soft, peaceful. Well done!

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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thank you so much!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Beautiful scene !:love:
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured here [link]
If you'd like it removed, please let me know.
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh thank you! I'm flattered!
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ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
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WolvesRokHard2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student General Artist
this is your FIRST attempt? this is awesome! i can't wait to see more from you =D
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Thanks! I'm still working on the program to figure out how to get effects working.
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:iconwolvesrokhard2:
WolvesRokHard2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student General Artist
welcomes! i've been using mine for a while, and I still don't know how to use all the affects. xD
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patrick2006 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
a visual treat my friend :-)
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here [link]
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow! Thank you!
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Renco08 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thank you!!
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Really nice work and dedication! :nod:
Awesome poetries lately! :D :clap:
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!
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:iconricky4:
ricky4 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
My pleasure! :hug:
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blucrimson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Awesome piece!:D
Lookin forward to seein more!
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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blucrimson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Welcome!
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FireOpal14 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
:clap: Absolutely wonderful Tia.......hopefully, this is only the beginning.....I expect to see a lot more of them :) :huggle:
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: :huggle: Thanks!! Working on a few while I'm offline. Hoping to be "back" back in like.. two or three days.
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FireOpal14 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
:clap: I'm looking forward to you coming back Tia :tighthug:
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Elyra-Coacalina Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
for a first one this is really good.

I'm fan of the subject xD

let's make others dear ^^
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Thank you! Working on some while I'm offline.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
:wow: amazing for a first manip Tia... you go girl :hug:
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Thank you!!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can't say that I am surprised at the first attempt because you are good at whatever you set your mind on.This is me speaking about your poetry and now manips.Very excellent first attempt.
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Awww thank you!!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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LaColombeDeDeuil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:blackrose::blackrose:

See how she turns this dancer miserable in her in-capacities, how broken her spirit,
how burnt her heart, how blind her eyes that do not see,
But yet there is left her ears, hear they strings of a violin's cries so near, so near, dare she turn, dare she take in music played in melody of such need, can she deny what strings cry out in agony?
Oh how it cries tears begging response,oh how it pleads each string screaming its wants, oh how she raises her hand to her mouth, oh how she wants to scream she cannot,
But hark what magic does now play, a back foot answers music, shadow of it joins as she moves it with the strings echoing,
Slowly, ever so, through fires of both pain and yet flames of desire, she will overcome, she must overcome, for naught else of her spirit does it cry out in expectation.


Thank you so much for this. You have no idea how much all this means to me as I rest then rise and move as I can. Thank you seems so trite for such a beautiful piece of art. May I put it on my front page or in my new journal I am writing?

always,
katti
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
OMG!! I LOVE THE POEM!!!!
:huggle: And you are most welcome, I would be honored if you would display it as I made it for you and Arwen. If you wish to add your words to it, please.. feel free, I would like a link so I could add it to my gallery as well.
:huggle:
Tia :heart:
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's very good Tia!!! :D
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Never tried this nyself, and I know it isn't perfect, but Im very impressed! For a 'beginner' it looks excellent and well done. :)
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: :huggle: Thank you hun. I'll be working on a few while the net's down.
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:)
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emeraldragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   General Artist
love it!!
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:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf:
Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!
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WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job especially for a first :)
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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:iconwalkerofshadows:
WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: this is AMAZING!!! :clap: fantastic job!! :clap: Thank you for using our stock,,This has been added to our slide show :worship:
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
*blinks* :blush: Thank you!! I'm planning on possibly reworking it as I learn more about how the program works. I'll let you know if I do.
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning work, my dear!! :heart::blowkiss:
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow,very beautiful :love:
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