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Angel Reborn by CaoChiNhan Angel Reborn by CaoChiNhan
MAKE FOR THE CONTEST "DEFEAT THE DARKNESS": fav.me/d7d8l2g
Inspired by Mirella Santana: Sleep Well My Angel by MirellaSantana

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:iconkuschelirmel:
Critique by kuschelirmel kuschelirmel/critique/949500748">Apr 27, 2014, 12:22:54 AM
(I don't like the stars, so I give three for everything)

First, let me say that the inspiration is quite clear and for the most part, I like the wings - I feel that maybe you went a little overboard with adding the tendril-like bits at the wing tips. They look as if they weren't coming from the wings, but as if they are behind them somehow (is the layer behind the wings?). They're a bit chaotic, too - I would suggest to use a layer above the wings and then go with your strokes along existing lines (for example in the middle of each feather and toward the tip and then out) to make them look more organic. Similarly for the fire on the wings: I see a lot of smudging used that pretty much destroys the natural texture of the fire images you used. Instead of using so much fire and smudging it, I feel it would have been nicer to search for just the right (parts of) fire images (multiple ones, for variety) and attach them more organically.

I'm a fan of colourful lighting and in your case I really like the colour combination you chose with the blue sword and red flames. I think here it's also a case of too much light though overall. The rays I feel are a nice touch, but they overload your image with light. Example: if you come into a room, say your living room, and you open all blinds on the windows and light all lamps (the big one on the ceiling, the one used for reading behind the couch - everything) and then start lighting a few candles on top you can hardly tell one light source from the other, but you'll want to draw the blinds and at least get rid of the big ceiling light to make the candles stand out. The same goes for a manip: if you get rid of the rays and darken the background, your light parts will have a chance to shine without you needing them to be superbright (which at the moment they are - in some places they seem to be pure white, no texture left -- in a photo you'd call those overexposed). On top of that, a strong light needs a strong shadow and at the moment, I don't see all that much darkness -- which of course also has something to do with the different light sources taking away each others' shadow.

Technique wise, I can see you tried to highlight some parts of her robe with blue to make them look like they reflect the light. The reason that doesn't quite work out the way you probably intended it to is because while light does get caught by folds, it is not such a localized phenomenon. If you put those light blue highlights, the rest needs to get a blueish shine as well.

I hope this helps - it's a cool piece overall despite all these points.
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LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
WHOA this is really awesome! I love that all the pieces fit into each other so well! No harsh edges or color changes. :love:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Thank you so much :love:
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BildwerkMK Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
WOW !!!!!!!!!
a big WOW from Germany !!!!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful and thought-provoking.
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Merci :D
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thank you so much :D
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice work!
Love the color combination!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thank you so much Giggle :happybounce: 
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:iconjamie-nicole:
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your Amazing Work is featured in my May Feature..fav.me/d7ghu6x
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Thank you so much :woohoo::squee:
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:iconmadink2000:
Madink2000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Great work! :clap:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Thank you so much I am a dummy! 
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:iconmadink2000:
Madink2000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Very welcome and don't worry about this Kuschelirmel rating - I don't understand what three for everything means - three out of what: 5, 10 or 20 - strange!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I ask her to critique my art and I don't worry about the stars too :D , I just need someone have experience to help me better and Kuschelirmel is really nice :love: 
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AloneintheDark68 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Digital Artist
:icondigitalgods: FEATURE in slide show :worship: this piece is outstanding!!Clap 
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin) La la la la Heart 
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:iconkarinclaessonart:
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow..outstanding!!!!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thank you so much La la la la Love 
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:iconkarinclaessonart:
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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:icontaniaart:
TaniaART Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Thank you so much :dance:
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:iconjwright-3d-graphics:
JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
very cool, very beautiful
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconangelesrr:
AngelesRR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional
Very beautiful work!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thank you so much La la la la :happybounce: Heart 
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AngelesRR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional
You're welcome! :glomp:
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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work my friend :hug:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thank you so much :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure dear :)
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a wonderful work my friend, really well done, my compliments!!! :clap:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you so much Eric :la:
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saying-youre-welcome by Altair-E
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Shedboy68 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe a fish or 2 in the water would help? but other than that, my friend, I dont see much wrong with this.....its an amazing piece :love:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you so much for you idea Nick Hug Hug Hug 
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:iconshedboy68:
Shedboy68 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always a pleasure!! =D Hope it helped mate!
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:iconignisfatuusii:
IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful work :clap:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you so much Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconignisfatuusii:
IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Digital Artist
You are welcome!:rose:
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:iconaliachek:
AliaChek Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
 It's a great work my friendClap 
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you so much :happybounce: 
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:iconaliachek:
AliaChek Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
You are welcome!Hug 
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DenysDigitalArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing artwork :love:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you so much :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconestherpuche-art:
EstherPuche-Art Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Very beautiful!! :heart:
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Thank you so much :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding!! :clap:
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