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May 22, 2007
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Scarlet by Foxfires Scarlet by Foxfires
Click here to see stock photos used: [link]

Okay, funny story. I totally thought the deadline for this contest was the end of this month. Well, silly me saved the date wrong. It ended at the end of MARCH!! *cry* Wow. My brain really malfunctioned on that one. Ah well. :D I found out late last night before I went to bed, and all I could do was laugh.

Good thing is, it was an excellent challenge. It was a contest outside of DA, and they provided all the stock photos. 12 only. Of those 12, we were supposed to use an element of at least 4 in our manipulation. They purposely chose very difficult stock... and I really had to drink a lot of coffee to come up with this one. Some of the other photos were platters of food... a grocery store aisle... etc. etc.

Anyway, if you check the link - you'll see I decided to use very minimal elements from the pictures. At first I was trying to do too much, and my first idea was getting really busy. At last, I just told myself to think with color and form, and not with element and detail, and this is what I came up with.

So, in the end, it was a challenge, and a lesson in construction if nothing else. I probably never in my life would have made a piece containing a woman with a flamingo wrapped around her head. ;) But since I had to work with what they gave me... Viva La Flamingo. :p

(We were allowed to use any and all plugins, add-ons, programs, etc. we wanted. We just could not use other pictures aside from what they provided. So the only stock from DA I used, was a feather brush stock from :iconsilinias: )
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
esta obra ha sido presentada aquí [link]
JeSullivan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
satishverma Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork. Great artist.
Arline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Photographer
apacheann6 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured!
Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
This is just beyond awesome, really.
flordelys Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
i am in awe :faint:
theshinyrock Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
great idea and very good shot :clap:
theshinyrock Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
and ... oop !! good job ;)
caddman Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
...Two :thumbsup: on this nice pic ...Aimee...:rose:
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