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4.00 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 18, 2010 | 12:43 AM EST
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Illustration
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1792 x 1216 px
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167.8 kb
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tree
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dusk
blur

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This was a little exercise done in MyPaint. Just testing out a lot of the brush qualities, blending, etc. Falling asleep while doing it since it's late and the trees are pretty.... -_-

Background, perhaps?

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CoopCoop

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Soft focus works well

I think that this piece actually looks better as the postcard sized piece, as the details get out of focus more, thus bringing the image into a greater perspective. I would suggest that you reduce the amount of white border that surrounds the piece, as I feel that you have just a little too much there.

I can certainly see why you've used the word "ethereal" to describe the piece. This piece really needs to have a nice slow ambient piece of music playing in the background, to complete the mood, but other than that, I might have pulled one of these points of light forward, just so that you could detail it a little more, allowing us to see exactly what you were focusing on there. After all it's all what you see from your imagination, isn't it?

With the colours that you've used, I think that the pastel qualities are shining through, despite them being quite dark, which is a relatively novel use for them. Perhaps use a smudging technique to flick the lights away, or give some halo effects to them, as it might enhance the image more.

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C0GMAC0GMA

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Soft focus works well

I think that this piece actually looks better as the postcard sized piece, as the details get out of focus more, thus bringing the image into a greater perspective. I would suggest that you reduce the amount of white border that surrounds the piece, as I feel that you have just a little too much there.

You've got a good colourscheme going and I can certainly see why you've used the word "ethereal" to describe it. This piece really needs to have a nice slow ambient piece of music playing in the background, to complete the mood, but other than that, I might have pulled one of these points of light forward, just so that you could detail it a little more, allowing us to see exactly what you were focusing on there. After all it's all what you see from your imagination, isn't it?

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RogerBKRogerBK

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I liked it

Your art is very nice man, i love abstract paintings, and you maka them very well!!!

The colors are nicely done, the painting is awesome, your work is really great, i loved the shading, the night is beautiful, you showed that so well...

Keep it up w/ your arwork man, you have a nice future on your way, use your criativity and you'll be there!!!
Good Job!!

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StepStep

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting...

This is a cool submission. I never thought a blurred picture around a white background would look so good. Great job!

The colours are what impressed me the most. Every colour you put in the blurred image had a mystical feel to it, giving this picture a sort of supernatural touch. I liked the colours of the sky a lot, and the grass on the ground looked great too. My only complaint is your use of white around the trees. I think it's better to use something a little more easy on the eyes and matches with the mystical look of the trees, such as, perhaps, grey. The grey could depict some sort of mist or fog trying to blur your surroundings, and I think that would fit well with this submission.

The shading was great, and I can't complain about it, and as for the texture, well, there isn't really any texture since this is all blurred :\. Concept is pretty original, as far as I know, so you get points for originality ^^. Maybe you could add a little more detail to the piece, such as, maybe, some fruit hanging on the trees, or some sort of small animal on the ground. It's subtle things like these which make a picture interesting :).

Overall, it's a good picture, with an original concept, amazing colour scheme and good shading and I think the only things you should work on are the lack of details and the rough white background which could be replaced with something that fits more with the theme of the submission such as grey, or possibly dark blue. Keep up the great work! :D.
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HaggardHaggard

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Dreaming sequence

I like the white surroundings here a lot better than on the "Waking Dream" picture. Maybe because the scene in the center doesn't remind me of a nightmare.

It now creates the effect as if I would look through a window into my own dreamworld. Everything still is blurred, but when I open the window (=fall asleep) a very pleasent dream world awaits me.

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