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Precipicio by DanielPriego Precipicio by DanielPriego
modelo: [link]

roca: [link]

violin: [link]

the rest painted and my own resources.
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This is incredibly beautiful. I love how it flows so smoothly together, despite your using separate resources for this manipulation.
If I was never told that this was a manipulation, I would have immediately deducted that this was a painting you did.

The reason why I was so immediately drawn to this piece was because I have an original character named Lyla who plays a major part in a story I write on the side. That's the sort of dress she'd wear all the time (without much variation, there aren't exactly options for her) and she has long dark hair flowing down her back, against her porcelain pale skin. She also happens to play the violin. Quickly, I'll say that she lives in a post-apocalyptic world and your background as well as the way the figure is situated upon the rock looking out toward the world, reminds me so very much of my character.
Which is why, along with this entire piece having an alright enough visual 'hook' to pull me in, this piece was able to impact me enough to type out such a long crit in the first place. I'd love to give you a little bit more in terms of stars but I think in all art, there is always room for improvement. I'll wait until you knock me over my chair with your artwork for me to give five stars. XD

As much as I am drawn visually to this however, the one problem I have is how abruptly the sides were cut off on the top right above the model's head and on the side to the left of her. Why? Because in my mind as I envision a better composition (my opinion of course, you don't have to take it), if the model's head was turned toward the right to look toward that direction and the side was extended on the -right- side to make it feel as if the model was looking out toward a dark panorama of the world folding out before her, it'd be quite effective.
I also have a bit of a bias against square compositions since generally they don't work out as well as rectangular compositions do.
If you do keep her face facing this way however, I'd wish that we could see more of what's in her peripheral view or at least have the side extended out a bit (and cut back a little on the right side). I feel that at the moment, I am looking at a piece of a painting, not the entire thing.

What I'm saying is that there's so much potential to be unearthed for this piece-don't despair. I think it's brilliant. But brilliance is never flawless, of course.

The flow of your piece is very poetic. When I look at your piece, I really feel that I am reading a visual poem. There's butterflies disbanding in silent flourishes from the violin after it has played its last song, sweeping away against the folds of her dress-as if music will always live in the air even when the girl doesn't want to feel her music anymore. There is black upon black in the dark of the evening, along the dress folds bleeding into the shadows of the cliff and the light in the sky beginning to fade. There is cold rain gracing all that it touches, with a cold, melancholic touch. The world is bleak, there's a feeling of wanting only to resign, to accept the inevitable. And all hope is leaving fast in the form of these metaphoric last signs of life, those butterflies, quick into the air to find the last of the light before it turns into the darkness that would cloak the world in night as well.

I really love your piece and I think a lot of improvements can be made but as far as things go, this is an excellent start.
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Premier1er-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very creative! :) (Smile) 
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Meereen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my... it's adorablee!! 
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gorgeous.
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Many thanks!
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure.
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vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the dissolving effect on the violin with the butterflies :)))
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
:) many thanks for your comment 
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vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
This is awesome, great art! :heart:
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
thanks for you comment :)
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megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Very welcome my friend! :heart:
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marphilhearts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Awesome artwork and effects. I love how you have the violin becoming butterflies. And with the rain, there is so much emotion in this piece!
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amyleeboy16 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible piece!! I love the way the violin disappear as a butterfly 
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful
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volker03 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful work is featured here: [link] Have a great day...
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:iconamyris:
Amyris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
hello,
superb and I use to make a creation of my graphic design forum
thank you
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eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW~The rain, the lighting, the disintegrating into butterflies violin! Just amazing!
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Writer
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
[link] featured :D
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

[link]
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Urumiccina Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's beautiful! :heart:
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volker03 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a phantasic surreal work. Great!
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DigitalDreams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! :)
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Eisblume Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful work! I love the idea with the violin and the butterflies!
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Marjie79 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so wonderful, so sweet
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NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your work here: [link]
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
many thanks!!!
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NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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pjenz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its beautiful, i love the emotion, soft, sad, lonely, despair, uncertainty, its all wrapped up together and its beautiful :D
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thanks and I like you to feel what I wanted to express :hug:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when an artist makes the observer feel emotions, that is the beauty in it, and you did, so great job and thank you for sharing :iconredbullglompplz:
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thank so much!! :D
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MollyCleary Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Beautiful :)
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thanks!! :rose:
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yoxiru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
this is so Amazing! and so Beautiful and it is just so pretty^^
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
many thanks!! :D
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yoxiru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
your are very very welcome;W;<3
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annwayne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
cute!
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
many thanks!!
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LynnJackson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Very nice :)
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! and so creative!
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CosmicSoulToshiro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
LOVE!
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demonrobber Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
The music fades away and becomes a distant memory. An enchanting piece.
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sannyasiess Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Lovely...
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Behana Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. The way the violine turns into butterflies is amazing! :blowkiss:
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Potion-Master Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Digital Artist
you're beautiful piece has been featured here [link] =D
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CreativApartheid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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SorchaNiCionaoith Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Brillant concept!
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