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the RIVER OF PEACE by oneoftheclan the RIVER OF PEACE by oneoftheclan
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Hi!

I think your artwork is pretty amazing, but it's hard for me to critique because, since I have a whole different style, I don't really know what you're going for and don't want to steer you wrong.

Very generally, it looks like you are either using a lot of feathering to blend things together or you are using a soft eraser. For me, personally, it looks like these pieces don't really fit together but are sort-of blending via "misting." If that is your intention, that's fine, and it's an interesting style because it's dreamy and otherworldly. But, if you want it to be "cleaner," try using either a hard eraser around the edges (I don't like this method but people swear by it) or using the polygonal lasso tool with feathering set to maybe 3 or 4.

Also, with your reflections, you might want to lower the opacity a bit.... unless it is not a reflection but rather another corporal entity. And, the tree in the middle can be desaturated a bit more, I think.

I very much like this concept! It's creative and well-composed. The sky is really nicely done, and it blends into an all-encompassing mist that defines the dreamy feel.

I think better blending could make it more effective, but that's dependent on how you, in particular, envision your piece. I hope that helps. :)
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LewiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely great work, well done:thumbsup::clap:
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Noxy-Voorhees Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Jewlgurl Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Artist
Your conceptual style is quite appealing! I appreciate that you are a visual storyteller with many layers of the story to discover......rock on!
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hello Carlos, your work is very different to mine, and does have a dreamy feel that I quite like, but can't yet make myself. I like your subdued palette and the soft painted feel, but I did find it a little hard to know the path you wanted my eyes to follow through this work. I presume that was somewhat deliberate, to enhance the dreamlike quality of the piece, and I most particularly liked the work you did with the book and your background/sky blending.
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oneoftheclan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
YES THATS GOOD THERE IS NO PATH TO THE RIVER OF PEACE UNFORTUNATELY . HEY END OF DAY SURREAL ARTS ITS A STORY FOR EACH BEHOLDER TO IDENTIFY . THAANX FOR COMMENTTS MUCH APPRECIATED
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Absolutely stunning!
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Fantastic!
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KimmieKrazy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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Jinkets242 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
How beautiful. This is beautiful.
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