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The Final Flight :: #1 Amidst of the Storm by MaidenStar The Final Flight :: #1 Amidst of the Storm by MaidenStar
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Time taken: 5 hours

Do NOT steal!

A small but intensive manip I squeezed in between some art requests. Only used fifteen-some layers, but so far, I'm pretty satisfied with it. ^-^
Also, this is the first picture in my Pegasus manipulation series, The Final Flight Trilogy [link].

It has been featured here: [link]

#2 [link]
#3 [link]



Credits:
Background ~ *Sophie-Y's [link]
Pegasus ~ Can no longer be found on dA.
Splashes ~ =FrostBo's [link]
Everything else ~ *MaidenStar


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Criticism is appreciated. Rudeness is not.

♦ MaidenStar ♦


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:iconerinm31:
You've created a lovely magical scene and I like your choice of colors. :) I would, however, make the moon a light blue like the waves or, perhaps better, have some pale yellow light reflecting off the water.

Good choice for the waves and clouds, although the very dark cloud doesn't feel right to me. It is the only large area of darkness in the scene and is set against the brightest, which draws extra attention to the sky. This might be fixed by broadening the value range of the Pegasus and the sea (try adjusting the levels and/or curves).

The Pegasus is lovely and the wing on the left side (Pegasus's right) looks well attached. :thumbsup: The position of the other wing, however, does not work with it. I recommend that you look at bird photos for reference. In flight, the wing positions should be relatively symmetrical; you would not have one forward and the other back as you do here. Instead, you should probably see the back and front edge of this wing. Here are some references that may help show you what I mean: [link] [link]

I hope this was of some help! Keep up the lovely work! :heart:
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:iconthewritingdragon:
I really like this!!! :D All the elements of this picture really tie in with one another, creating something really amazing!

The horse is a little fake looking... the wings are outlined very well with the light from the moon but the tail looks too straight... I like the stars that you added to the horse to give it that magical feel, and I like the fact that it's walking on water!

I especially like the water and the clouds in the background, though in the sky there's that big black streak across (basically where there are no clouds?) and it's a little distracting to the subject. I really like how you had the water underneath the hooves, though, like it was splashing up :D

Overall, AMAZING job, as always ;)
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AngelitaDelaCruz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
i completely :heart: your art!
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww: Is there anything you think that can be improved on?
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AngelitaDelaCruz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe add an unusual human with on your next work.
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, are you reading my mind? :XD: I'm planning to do a Chinese New Year-based manip next!
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AngelitaDelaCruz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes Iam.:nod:.I'll keep my eyes on your page.
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
* stares at with mouth open * Well, that is... amazing. Like beyond words epic amazing.
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Do you think there is anything that can be improved?
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a realtive lack of skill, but, theshadow on the waves looks off somehow, as does the left wing.
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:iconmaidenstar:
MaidenStar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll keep that in mind for future manips. ^-^
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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aliendroid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! That's amazing. I can't even figure out how to describe how amazing this is.
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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aliendroid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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ReaperFFseven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Really nice photomanip, I love the idea of the winged horse galloping above the water, it gives a really magical feeling :)
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: ^-^
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Alimera Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :date:
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Alimera Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gladly! :heart:
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Gris-is-an-Ice-Bird Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :3
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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straangely2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
really nicely done! :D
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...thank you! :heart:
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straangely2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
welcome! :D
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Karire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I have to say, your manips are improving a lot!
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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mandpandt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
luv the water
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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covert15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SO PRETTY!!!
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :glomp:
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covert15 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome so much!
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Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really nice!
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...thanks! :hug: ^-^
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Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
welcome! :hugs:
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D thanks :hug:
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embrisona Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooo I really love the atmosphere of this one. <3
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MaidenStar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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