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December 19, 2012
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8.7 MB


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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
47 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 24, 2009, 12:29:43 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
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Christmas by stellartcorsica Christmas by stellartcorsica
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serenepast Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
It is wonderful!
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:
loveforart101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Hello I am from :iconbeaute-lamour: and I am here to provide you with hopefully a helpful critique, remember all critiques are subjective and I will be 100% honest and hope to provide suggestions that will aid you in the future.

Okay what I love about this piece is I adore the use of textures and I really love that this piece is very soft subtle and has such a classic beauty. I also love how the main stocks you have chosen all have the same direction of light source hitting them from the side. It works very well to bring the piece together.
I love how clean cut each stock is cut out nicely, edges are very clean, I also love the hint of blue in the the bubble, and the eyes of the the young lady and cat. Your piece has great emphasis and detail, I was immediately drawn to the young lady and the cat with the mouse. The tree makes for a great background. Your choice to make this a black and white piece was a great piece because it makes the texture look very subtle without being overwhelming and it allows for the elements to blend very well without having the worrying for color harmony and shading. The fact that it is gray scale and the way, you position the subjects make it have an overall nostalgic feel to it, like a old Christmas photograph.

Now suggestions, it took me a while to find them but they're not that much :) Okay my suggestions are, I like how some of the elements fade away into the background of the piece like the backside of the young lady and the cat even some of the little mice. I noticed the mirrors in the background but I believe on the left side the piece can do without the mirror, it does not really take that much away from the piece but it is in my opinion not 100% necessary to the composition; I feel texture in that region would not be a bad idea. Also I would like to see a bit more contrast, I see with the young lady you have great contrast I would like to see a little more not so much but in tiny bit of dark values areas of the tree to add a little more depth. Also my real suggestion with this piece it has great emphasis but I feel needs a little balance,I think it can be done by adding a little color like, same blue that is on the eyes you can be added to the ornaments or the tree lights, that will help to just balance the piece and help lead the viewers eyes to the other areas of the piece more softly.

This piece is very beautiful ,subtle and I love the mood the feel the texture very breathtaking, my main suggestion is try to add color into the tree a little bit to achieve visual balance. Also if you ever wonder if the piece requires a object to be in it, just hide the layer when your done with your piece and see if it still looks strong without it, what also helps me is to save my art on a separate file as a jpeg or png then reopen and flip it to see if my composition makes sense and if I need to do more adjustments.

Your are great artist and the piece is very lovely and I hope this helps you and keep up the great work and be free to request more critiques. :)
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Un grand merci :hug:
MariaBeloArt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeey congratz dearest :D
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you XD
ZWarrior95 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is absolutely beautiful
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :iconaawplz:
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