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December 16, 2010
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
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F/4.0
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 14, 2010, 6:14:41 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Holly by brandrificus Holly by brandrificus
"This is my entry for the"NEW YEAR and CHRISTMAS CONTEST" on :iconmoment-of-beauty:



:music: "Last Christmas" by Wham [link] :music:

:santa:
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again


I always love this song this time of year . It's become a true Christmas clasic , but (sigh) I remember this song from 1984. I wanted to do another winter faerie , but had such a hard time getting the white and blue's right and felt they all looked so dang washed out. So I thought holly would be great christmas time perch for my little faerie friend. I hope you like it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays , or for the rest of you (who do not celebrate Christmas)...well Happy winter !


model - by :iconamethystdreams1987: background - and by :iconstockimagine: background texture by :iconinthename-stock: wings by :iconjdstock:
brushes [link] by :icondifferentxdreamz:


Other stock or details painted or owned by me :icongrin--plz:
:santa:
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again
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Given 2011-12-23
Holly by *brandrificus "....just makes you dream about Christmas." ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by WDWParksGal )
:icongreat-5:
She's amazingly beautiful. Probably the prettiest photomanipulation I've seen in a very long time, if not ever. You seem to have alleviated the problem of most photomanipulations (where they look unnatural and pasted together) by somehow smoothing the model and her wings (and even the background) so they look almost like a very high-quality airbrushing rather than a photo.

My only criticism I can think of is that A: the background looks like it's shaded very slightly differently than the girl is, and B: Some of the sparkles look slightly flat, but not really all that flat, and C: her wings are somehow coming out from outside her hair, I don't see how that would be possible (unless the wings were made up hologram-type energy or maybe magic) and also her wings are very slightly off-center, not coming off of her back in the right places. But like I said, it's very subtle and the good far outweighs the bad.

Bottom line, you've done an amazing job here, the model is beautiful and so is your art involving her, and you should be proud.
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Feature Time [link]
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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mystichuntress Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured your picture in my journal here: [link]

It also contains a mini-commentary/critique of your work, so be sure to read it :)
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Heylormammy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful picture has been featured here [link]
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave:Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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greenjadeofpeace Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
she looks a lot like Hollie Cavanagh. a contestant on American Idol this season. (season 11) very pretty.
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Writer
That is so angelic and gorgeous. Lovely work. :D
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La--Boheme Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Your beautiful work featured here [link] :iconsomehugsplz:
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:iconavalonfrost:
AvalonFrost Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Love the rich colors and the way they blend and flow around her.
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job on this. :)
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