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The Birth of Autumn by krissybdesigns The Birth of Autumn by krissybdesigns
"Golden Maiden" Challenge at #ManipulateThis :iconmanipulatethis:

Level: Beginner

I call this the Birth of Autumn... Critique Requested!!!

This image won the Pick of the Week from Manipulate This :iconmanipulatethis:
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Has been featured by Brandrificus :iconbrandrificus: You can view the link here: [link]

Thank you to the Great Stock Artists!!!

Leaves by MaureenOlder: [link] [link]
Model by Mizzd-Stock: [link]
Background by Phatpuppy: [link]
Tree by Shoo-Stock: [link]
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colt51 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This is so wonderful! :wow:

I used her stock for a couple of Manips depicting All-Mother, and this fits right in with the concept of the All-Mother. Bravo!!!!!!!!!

:worship:
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
=) Thank you!!!
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OrchidsInRuin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured here: [link]
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brandrificus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
:iconblueribbonplz:Congratulations on your pick at #ManipulateThis Your winning entry has been featured here [link] . Thank you very much for participating !:party:
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! This was my first contest entry and Im so happy I decided to enter :)
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brandrificus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
You did a great job !
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   General Artist
Congratulations! This deviation is a Pick Of The Week at #ManipulateThis! :dance:

You're invited to submit any deviation from your gallery to the group for me to feature with the winning "Picks". Please include the words "Member's Choice at #ManipulateThis" in your Artist's Comments box. That way I won't decline your deviation by mistake.
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hurray!!! I am too excited!!! Thank you so much! :)
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Ooohhhh... I really like the contrast of the model from the background. The falling leaves are so pretty and peaceful. It just looks magical. Good luck in the challenge.
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
You're welcome :hug:
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KiyaMM Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
This is so fall. Wonderful.

Thank you for adding it to :icondigitaldelicacies: :dance:
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for giving me your suggestion on the darkness.. I did it on purpose really but understand where you are coming from... I was trying (in a way) to show something coming to life, color-wise... I think I should have conveyed it with keeping the trees green.??!!

Thanks so much for the input!
Kris
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Metadored Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Very striking, I like the darkness of the background in contrast with the stock model and those flying leaves, but would agree perhaps a little too dark for the theme. However I totally get the concept and the tree in the palm of the hands is a great touch!

Great to see a beginner and good luck in the challenge :D
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:iconkrissybdesigns:
krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I replied to you but it went into regular messages instead of reply... Im brain dead today! lol!

Thanks for the input!
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Metadored Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Heehee....no problem :D
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
A nice simple background with her in the center brings the eye to where you want it. The only thing, I feel the background got a little too dark for the seasonal theme deviation. If it wasn't for the leaves, I couldn't tell that it was Autumn. Cropping it some (making it more of a vertical image than a horizontal image--portrait versus landscape) might help.
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have this thing about making them landscape versus portrait.. Can't get past it :) I certainly understand what you are saying and I appreciate all of your comments!!! It really helps considering I still consider myself a newbie in the manipulation department!

Thanks again!
Kris
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
And often we don't see what others see, or realize something that others do. I think this would make for a much better portrait. She almost get's swallow up by the background! :)
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KimmieKrazy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!! Love your concept.
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Cynnalia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Wonderful concept - I love it! My only suggestion is the same as the others - warm up the background a bit to help her feel more a part of the scene. Great job, though...an awesome autumn piece! :D
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da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Hya!

This is a beautiful scene! It looks amazing!

However, I'm with ~Marcus-Anthounius on this one, try to make the trees around the woman more vibrant and coloured to match the woman. Try adjusting the Hue and Saturation a bit, or the Brightness and Contrast a bit.

In any case excellent work! Can't wait to see more! :w00t:

Dan
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Dan! I really appreciate the insight and suggestions! Always appreciated and gives me some ideas on what to do from here..

Thanks Much!!!
Kris
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da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey I'm just happy I could help :)

Much welcome :)
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MerCave Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very magical. I love the red on dark look. My only suggestion would be add some blur to one or two larger leaves close to the camera, to emphasize the movement. Good luck in the challenge. :)
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
You are definitely right about showing the movement with the leaves..

Thank you much!
Kris
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Beautiful work :clap:
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I love your stock! Gotta use more!!!
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MaureenOlder Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! I loved using the leaves you created! I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THEM AVAILABLE!!!

:)
Kris
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Marcus-Anthounius Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely. Great concept.

No critique but perhaps a minor detail.
You could change the color of the left side of the trees (the ones on the right) to match the model. This way it would apppear she shines on them :D
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krissybdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you Mr. Marcus for your suggestion! Definitely noted! Along with what Dan said, I think I have something to play with now!
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