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Last Hope by AFineWar Last Hope by AFineWar
This is #94 from Variation 01 at #100ThemesChallenge


This is the last chance he's got. Beyond that horizon, at the edge of the world where
the heavens touch the earth he's hoping to find some meaning, something that's going
to tell him all the pain, suffering and sorrow he has endured was for a reason.
This is his last hope...


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Man: =night-fate-stock [link]
Rest: stock.xchng


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This is a very nice piece. I really like the fact that you used a beautiful, realistic palette of colors. They really let those real-life qualities come to life. I especially how it has that pang of mystery in it. I really like this a lot. It's beautiful to look at. The colors stand out. The picture and style (for the *most* part) is original. And it makes quite the impact on an onlooker who seeks great art. :3 Overall, this is GREAT. However, there are some things I figured could have improved the picture. For example, I really think that having a little less black and a little more color surrounding the figure could have improved the overall image. That way, it still keeps that mysterious vibe, and yet it is still distinguishable and pleasing the eye. Also, same would go for the clouds. They are great. But maybe just adding a little bit more cloud color. That way, you can show off your talent, because the clouds have such superb texture to them! So color can help give more definition. Other than that WONDERFUL job!! ;)
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This is a really nice piece. There is a lot of mystery here and the viewer is left with thought, awe, and wonder. I really really like the dark clouds. They look fantastic yet have a bit of realism to them. Their colors are superb. As my eyes progress down the picture to the focal point, my mind begins to notice the photo manipulations. I think the man is too dark. The band of color contouring his body could be softer or gradated further. Another thing that might be throwing me off is that he casts no shadow on the water. Another indiscrepancy that my eyes notice is that the reflection of the sky on the water is red/orange/yellow and all of the sky is blue/purple/pink. I do like that there is diversity in the colors, but it looks more like there is a fire in the water than a reflection from the sky (which could be a really cool concept too).

I think overall you might be able to lighten up the colors and still maintain the mystery by keeping the backside of the man dark as well as the horizon.

My final bit of critique is that this could use some more compositional value to it. The focal point is very near the middle and there are not really any lines pointing to him or leading us around the image. We gravitate right for him and only him. Which can be OK, but if you want to lead someone's eye around the image you may want to consider compositional lines.

Hope this helps. Feel free to message me if you think I can elaborate further. Overall I really like this piece.
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AFineWar Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Riftress Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is full of mystery and intrigue, I love the vivid shades used here!!
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AFineWar Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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AFineWar Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconwhiteblazingphoenix:
Wonderful, nothing else I can say. :thumbsup:
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AFineWar Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Aeirmid Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Just letting you know this is featured here: [link]
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SenatorTano Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so beautiful!
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