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This is a simple, yet strong piece that needs a book title right over that dapper gentleman's head. I really like the atmosphere you've created around him, and the aura of magic and mystery that makes him "larger than life". There are a few things I'd like to point out that I feel would make the piece stronger.

I appreciate that you took perspective into consideration, and added the branches and falling snow as blurred elements. However, I think it isn't enough to show the 3-dimensionality of the scene. If there were some snowflakes and branches that were both 1/2 in focus and totally in focus, then it would create layers going from the foreground to the background. It wouldn't be just blurred branches up front, blurred tress in the back; it would be a full 360 environment that surrounds the figure.

Another thing I noticed is that the halo surrounding his shoulders is a different color than the halo around his head. I am not certain if this is intentional or if it was an error, but it looks a bit strange. Don't get me wrong, the halo "glow" is done very well, but the shift in color is certainly curious.

And lastly, the light on his face seems a bit too powerful. If the light was really that strong behind him, then I feel his face would have much more shadow on it. I think it would be interesting to see how it looks with darker shadows on his face and his eyes glowing much brighter.

All in all, however, this is definitely a wonderful piece. Your blending of the various elements is superb, and the attention to detail is impressive.
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Melusine8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work is in my first feature [link]
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:icondangerous-glow:
dangerous-glow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful!:love:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :love:
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dangerous-glow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure!:heart:
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:iconjorgeremmy:
jorgeremmy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work dear! :love:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :love:
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:iconjorgeremmy:
jorgeremmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure dear! :huggle:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work. love this model stock. it's so powerful:heart:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup! Great stock.
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:..
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:iconcarmen-ioneanu:
Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love winter themes! Beautiful!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :hug:
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:icondeswitath:
deswitath Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
i like this ^^
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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XilaPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those eyes... amazing! great job :love:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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:iconsilverimoonlight:
SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very beautiful manipulation!
I really like the twigs in the foreground, blurred; it really adds an interesting feature!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :huggle:
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:icontahaalasari:
TahaAlasari Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work and great lighting :clap: :rose:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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FP-Digital-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing my friend :)
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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FP-Digital-Art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :)
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carlosferreira-art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning :O :clap: I don't know if you already know my stock, but I think it might interest you ;) take a look :iconobliviate-stock:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:

I love your gallery and have been meaning to use some of that gorgeous stock. Will do in the near future. :hug:
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carlosferreira-art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh thanks a lot :D :huggle:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing!!! :heart: :clap:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always my pleasure dear! :tighthug:
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1andonlycrazist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Any inspiration on that title? He just settle a debt?
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wanted to call it 'revenge' but realized I have already named another deviation that. So, that's how it came up, revenge more or less.
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Equus-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Love the lighting
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
love it"
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much hun :love:
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Mscheveous Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is sooo hawt! *Fans herself*
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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everson4 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Beautiful!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work hon :clap: intense gaze and title to fit ~
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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