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Warm Dream by Staldren Warm Dream by Staldren
:pointr: Warm Dream:

:pointr: About the idea:

This must be a dream. The main character seems to be lost in space and time, the surroundings aren't friendly and there is only one thing that looks familiar. But there is no reason to be afraid, this cat's dreams are always warm.

:pointr: Execution:

I'm supposed to explain what I did here, but the cat hypnotized me while I was working on the second layer, so I can't remember quite well the whole process. Anyway, if you've got any question about this piece, please feel free to send me a note and I will reply ASAP.

:pointr: Credits:

=resurgere / `wroth

:pointr: Tools used:

Adobe Photoshop CS2, high quality stock and 2 hamsters.
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fireisspreding Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Writer
this makes me think of prim from THE HUNGER GAMES
writingpoetryforlife Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love this
RoyalFlowerGarden Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Artist
beautifull. very warm but a nice balance of cool with the green in the bottom left. major kudos and hugs
lokyAngel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
it's very beautiful!!!!
the expression and the light are fantastic.
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You do amazing work. Your light technique is awesome. She looks so sad, but yet at the same time the light is comforting...
Sirandea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It's always hard to find a photomanip that looks very believable, yet retains that sense of fantasy and ... I guess you'd call it slight otherworldliness. I love the way you've created a story through contrasts and juxtaposition. The way her historically fashioned dress contrasts with the slightly sci-fi background, the lights and darks - each has something specific to add to the overall mood of the piece. I like the creaminess of the colors, how the cat's fur perfectly compliments her skin and the color of her hair. There's a rich, almost painterly, softness in this piece that's very soothing to look at. The lighting is also excellently done - very consistent, creating a sense of depth and realism. Nice work!
tatucito Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Hermosísima imagen, muy fuerte y emotiva :hug:
KamiKai Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Photographer
Wow Amazing as always...geez I would be so jealous if I could feel that feeling...but since I can't I can simply bow in awe... ^-^
petitchaperonrouge Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
son preciosas... todas
mjdaluz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
featureado jermano [link] :D
WineWriter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Gorgeous! Very soft and magical. It reminds me of Chocolat, the book. All beautiful things somehow lead back to that book for me. O.o Very strange
noticias Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Felicitaciones :clap:
Amazonofexeter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
stunning use of light in this!
znow-white Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Congratulations :clap:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats :clap: superb work done here
Navagon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I love what you've done with the perspective and lighting. It enhances an already great image.
lonelymoonbeam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
awww shes so cute! ^^
alana-m Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's beautiful :D
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Nice touch just beautiful~
pinguino Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hamsters are great helpers
Staldren Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
They are indeed :nod:
ImmortalRain-fan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
ste me gusta! n____n
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. I love the innocence.
AhmedART Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow you are so creative :clap:
anamaria201993 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Hey! eres genial!
me encanta tu trabajo... todo... al menos esta pieza de arte esta excelente, todo esta en armonía, los colores, la luz, la mirada de la niña, y el gato.... y cada detalle de la imagen tiene una relevancia muy buena que lo hace excelente! ;) muy buen trabajo... espero poder llegar a trabajar asi...

Felicidades! ;)
--- por cierto... sos de CR? yo tambien
Staldren Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Muchas gracias por tu comentario, me alegra mucho leer cosas así sobre mi trabajo. El único truco de esto es la práctica y leerse muchos tutoriales. Me gustan muchos tus trabajos de fotografía.

Soy de Desampa :D
allyoulleverbe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008   Photographer
amazing. its beautiful. i don't have words. haha
e5r34t Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! :D
Annetteks Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I don't add photo manipulation to my favorites. I find they look fake and they lack any real skill. You have proved me wrong. Your stuff is fantastic. You can not tell at all that they were many pieces put together. The way you smooth all the lines making everything soft is amazing. You truly have skill.
Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o m g :heart:
Your work just brought a tear to my eyes.
Beautiful work!

Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I only have to say, that I love this piece of work, that's how I visualize myself when I hold my kitty, i go back in time and become a child.
AnnelGCC Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sabes que este me a encantado muchisimo mi niño :w00t:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the concept behind the piece.
the-vicious-poet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
beautiful work
NTGreen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work you do!!! This is another beauty!
filipamonteiro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fave*^^Nice shot she's so sweet^^
Staldren Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thanks! and you are welcome! :aww:
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Just wanted to let you know that this has been featured in my journal here: [link]

Thanks so much for using my brushes so well! :)
VortexQueen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's truly beautiful! From the composition to the characters, to the feel and atmosphere. Very well done!
da-panda-bear Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
it certainly is warm ^^
SinAlma Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
esta precioso!!!
PSPMistress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Such a feel of secure warmth!
melorix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is stunning!
How did you did it?
Was it a fisheye lens or something like it, or did you work and work and work and seperate the child from it's background or ... how?

Super-art man!
superwell done!
Staldren Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
I worked with separate layers, as always :)
By the shape of the structure it looks like it was deformed with a fisheye lens, but it was actually worked manually with the warp tool. And that's only one of many many layers :D

Thank you very much for your comment, I'm glad you liked this piece :D
melorix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're quiet welcome =p
You really managed it very well you really do have it in you :)
AestheticDevil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Beautiful work, I love the spider's web on the right! Colors are great and the girl you've picked has an intruiging expression. I don't feel any warmth here though, actually this feels pretty cold. The warmth would be in the sky then, but I don't feel that the light reach all the way in to warm. Still beautiful work!
AestheticDevil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Nevermind my ramblings about the warmth. I should really read the description more properly before I set my fingers on the keyboard.
VeilofMystery Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
I absolutely love this image. There isn't a thing I don't like about this.
HetRegent Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
The girl is well blended, and i like the colors and mood of the image.
ame-kaizoku Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
thats beautiful!
what a cute girl :aww:
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