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Stay A While by stampingqueen Stay A While by stampingqueen
This is my entry for the :iconcreatebyweek: Weekly Challenge.
This was a fun piece to do and a milestone for me. As many of you know, my husband and I were in a motorcycle accident in September. In that accident I broke my wrist and had to have surgery to install a plate that now holds the bone together. I basically had to relearn how to use my hand in physical therapy. In the recuperation time I was pretty much unable to use the computer or my tablet due to the pain. I feel I am recovered well now and this piece is the first thing I have created since then.

The lighting is odd on purpose in case anyone wonders. There are a ton of stock images in this one and I hope that you all enjoy it. This is dedicated to all the great deviants who have been there to support me through this time and who have been an inspiration to me to focus my healing and to get back to what I love. Thank you! :glomp:

Stock credits:
required book stock
:icongoth-stock:
models
:iconfaestock:
stack of books and lantern pole
:iconvivastock:
stone pool
:iconpsych-stock:
:iconldymech-stock:
mossy rock
:iconbladewing-stock:
background
:iconmysticmorning:
lantern
:iconchop-stock:
gargoyle
:iconangelrat-stock:
skull
:iconkohlrimmed-stock:
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Nice fantasy world you have created from the combination of a variety of photographs. You cut out the images well, especially the girl that is in the foreground. The use of repetition throughout this image by using a girl with the same mask further back in the image and the same types of orange lights, helps to make your eye move from one part of the image to the other more easily. The use of lighting and directional shadows based on the lighting helps to give this image a more realistic feeling. The only thing that seems to distract from this is the brightness of the water/pond like thing in the back, it appears too bright and seems to distract from the other parts of the image, but I like how you made a reflection of the light in it.
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charism Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW. There is so much going on here! Hopefully this gets more attention, because it's amazing. Great job! :D
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stampingqueen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I have been out of commission for a while now, but getting back slowly but surely. Check back from time to time as I hope to have a few more things up in the next few weeks.

I really appreciate you taking time to post a comment. I always like to know what people think when they stop by.
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50calWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
amazing! :D
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stampingqueen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I am glad you like it :)
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50calWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
mhm!
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Digital Artist
:iconrosablu: Welcome back.:iconloveredplz:

A mysterious scene you've created. I like the atmosphere very much. I can see you're not making any compromises. Even if it means more painful hours with fixing all the details to look exactly the way you want. I admire your determination.
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stampingqueen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) It was odd how this one just seemed to materialize in front of me. I saw the book and knew instantly what model and bg stock I wanted to use. From there it all fell together. Getting all the light how I wanted took the most time. I had to take many breaks to rest my hands, but in the end I am so happy with how it turned out. I am glad you like it. Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to leave a comment. I always love to hear what everyone thinks of what I do. Everyone sees something different and the tales I hear make the art come alive in new ways.
:hug:
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Getting all the lights to match is always a problem in works like this, which have lots of different stocks. You managed fine in it.

The story I see in this is a story about your victorious battle against a horrible luck. I'm really glad to see you're back and going strong with your art. :rose:
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beautyisinthedark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Student Writer
I'm so glad you're back! It's been so long since I've heard from you. And I like the strange lighting, it makes things interesting... I'm glad you're recuperating nicely. :hug:
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mysticmorning Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Nice work hon, and the best part is you had fun. I am glad to hear your doing well, and I hope you will create many more art :) Thankyou so much for using my stock.
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LikeBlue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
very good to hear you are back at the art.
i had no idea you had been in a accident (of course i'd taken a break from DA stuff).
wonderful work and, wonderful therapy, so keep it up.
all the best and cheers for you.
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stampingqueen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so very much :) It was fun to do this. I have missed working on things so much. Thanks so much for taking a look.
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