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The Unbearable Lightness of Reluctance by KingaBritschgi The Unbearable Lightness of Reluctance by KingaBritschgi
Now in Photoshop Creative Magazine, Issue 89 - Image of the Month

(Updated)

Originally it was created for a DA challenge about Earth, but I lost the original challenge terms and conditions :( If I come across it again I will submit this manip there.*** (Anyone has an idea what it could be?)

***Yay! I have found it! It is a challenge in :iconartworldtoday: You can read the rules here.

Update: I won 2nd place! Wow!



Photoshop CS5.



:iconmleighs: male model
:iconabsurdwordpreferred: chain png

All the other elements are either mine or purchased/licenced (or painted). The adorable girls and part of the background, as a lot of cute creatures in my pics, are Lorie Davison's work (purchased).

Featured here, here, here, and here.

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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous piece!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, Edena! :heart:
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:rose:
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:iconfabilua:
fabilua Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I featured your art in my jornal!
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:iconimperfect-parachute:
imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Writer
You are featured here: ashwazhere-skw-agc.deviantart.… :heart:
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:iconglimpseofaw:
GlimpseofAW Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Interesting! love it :)
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:iconjeremy913010:
jeremy913010 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I really like your work!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Jeremy!
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:iconjeremy913010:
jeremy913010 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
No problem. Awesome work!
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:iconjesullivan:
JeSullivan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Wow truly amazing excellent art.
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjesullivan:
JeSullivan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Your welcome
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:iconmleighs:
MLeighS Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
very cool. thanks so much for using my stock!!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you.
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:iconravynfaire:
ravynfaire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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:iconcarmen-ioneanu:
Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Love it! :love:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconcouchycreature:
CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Image of the month :) ...nice work. I've always liked that 'clockwork orange' looking pose of the model in that stock
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow - you reappeared, David! Glad to see you again! (And thank you...)
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:iconcouchycreature:
CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) it's only been a couple of days and I've been around. I just had nothing much to say and no finished work to display.
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah I see. Well, same here - so maybe I was the one who disappeared... Nevertheless, welcome back, dear Kinga or dear David (choose the correct answer :D)
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CrazyKaps Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:icon2awtplz::icon3awtplz:
Congrats on winning second place in the "Earth and it's People Contest" contest held by :iconartworldtoday: :)

Here's the critique/feedback promised as part of the rewards. :)
(it may not be up to the mark as this is the first ever photo-manip that I'll be critiquing, I'm more of a photography guy, but here goes!)

To start off with I like the way you've chosen to use blue as the predominant colour in this image. It's soft on the eye, pleasing to look at and can also be said to be representative of Earth, seeing that the Earth's often referred to as the 'Blue-Planet'. The rest of the colours and the lighting in the image blend perfectly together to give the viewers a nicely contrasting, smooth piece of art to look at.

However, I do feel that you could have added a little more green to the image to indicate nature and her greenery, which also play an important role on our planet.

I like the way you've added the man on top of the globe, which, to me, seems to emphasize how we humans currently seem to be dominating the Earth's surface, or at least think we are. The butterflies and the chains attached to the man, using which the butterflies seem to be pulling him up add another nice effect to the picture and seem to signify those forces that are trying to tell us to loosen out grip over the planet, to lighten up the load we are imposing on it (well this part is a little sketchy, so forgive me if my interpretation is way off what you want to represent) while the man's pose conveys a general sense of reluctance to let go.

All in all, this is a very nice image that perfectly blends the Earth and the People quotients together, and even though I may not be able to interpret or give a coherent critique to you on basis of the nitty-gritty of content, the image is very pleasant to look at and is one of the better examples of photo-manipulations that I've come across on dA during my tenure here.

Ratings:
Vision: 4.5/5 Originality:5/5 Technique:5/5 Impact: 4/5

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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for taking time to record your opinion! As I always teach to my students, an artwork always consists of two major, complimentary parts, the intention(s) and means of the artist AND the reaction of the viewer. Both have their own integrity. Now we can put another viewer's opinion to the artist's message!
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconartworldtoday: would like to congratulate for winning 2nd place in our Earth and Its People Contest with this piece of ART. You have been featured here [link]
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow... Thank you very much - unbelievable!
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You had a good month :-)
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) At least in DA for sure.
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:-) glad it was here
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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:iconkampfly:
kampfly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
so cool! i love the colors, although a bit more green might have been nice, to perpetuate the "earth" theme. still, i like it, especially the two girls and the watercolor background :D
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:iconlexie11:
lexie11 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work of art
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Lexie - glad you like it!
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:iconlexie11:
lexie11 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome :)
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
:clap::clap:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconhannoy:
hannoy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Excellent work.
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work and great concept !
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Was fun putting it together.
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure!
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:iconlewiarts:
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work..well done :clap::hug:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Happy you like it! Thanks!
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:iconlewiarts:
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :heart::hug::iconheartjumpplz:
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:iconscumpi:
scumpi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
GREAT WORK !!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, Patricia!
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:iconscumpi:
scumpi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh... yes I do ...
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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:icondoucesse:
Doucesse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! I love your style! :clap:
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