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My French teacher asked us to bring our laptops in to take a test online, so I made this in class after I took the quiz. (I made a 90, yay me!) Anyway, I was thinking about the sfumato (I think I spelled that right, maybe not) technique that a lot of painters used. It's common in Caravaggio and Rembrant's work, that nice, smoky darkness. Basically, this is the unholy love child of 3 pumpkin spice lattes, 2 hours of sleep, and boredom.

Credits: SXC

P.S. Don't judge this on the small view. It's not great, but it looks tons better without the freaky lines going through it!
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sentern Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Filmographer
I love this piece! I love how dark it is and the beauty of it. :-)
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Thank you very much. :D
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karinma Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
:jawdrop:

*still cant think of anything else to say*

*off i go to fav this*
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Thank you so much! :hug:
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karinma Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
:hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
Thank you so much! :glomp: I think I'll try that. I plan on bringing my computer with me to school tomorrow so I can work in between classes. I'll be sure to get *many* lattes. :D
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DreamClubMurdrs Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
Wow, this is awesome.
A lot of times when I see people use other people's stock images, the picture just turns out fake looking or bad, but you did a really good job of this.
Maybe you should do more work after tests, with no sleep and 234 lattes.
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Let me be the first to disagree with you and say that I think the thumbnail ia totally awesome .. but still the full size is vetter :)

This dev just ooooooozes with tension and class, you can just feel the cold dampness of the woods and the hairs on the back yof your neck stand up just thinking about what she finds out side ... thia really is an amazing dev .. I totally love it .. amazing :)

Awesome dev and thanks for using some of my stock :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Wow... thank you so much for the kind words. :hug:

I think I'll have to start working in class more often. :D
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
No w that DOES sound promising :) keep up the good work :)
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
:giggle: I'll have to see if it's cool with my French teacher, then. Thanks!
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
LOL :D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
:boogie:
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CausticStock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
:D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Thanks, everyone! :hug:

@Voodoo: Yeah, there are people who don't full view. I've met a few of them. :shrug: Hehe, I'm glad the woods are creepy, they're supposed to be.

@Lena: Dude, that's exactly what was outside the classroom window when I made this. :D
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hardleydavidson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Its all in the written word,if you have a word.
It's in the thought of the word.
What do you think of my words?

your thoughts... my words ;)
COMPLEX...HARDLEY DAVIDSON
...full moon...empty your head
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
:D
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
There is the moist cold of autumn forest, fog and rustle of leaves. Very atmopheric. :clap:
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are people out there that don't fullview? What's the point in that? I mean, you're already there, the art is sitting in front of your face, and you can't take an extra second to click it? I'm suddenly pissed off... :pissedoff: Anyhoo, now that the rant is over: You did a fantastic job working with darkness on this! And those woods are slightly "Blair Witch" meets "Tales From the Darkside" and they're creeping me out, lol. Very pretty work!

P.S. Crazy commented on the hair, I can barely even see the hair. My monitor is SHIT!!!!!!!!!
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Driven-Crazy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Great job on the hair. I really like the smokey darkness you have going on here. It gives the background the look of being filled with mist which makes the piece all the more evocative. You're right. Small view doesn't do this one justice.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Squee! Thanks so much, guys! The small view looks like crap! :frustrated:
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Driven-Crazy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
You're welcome! It does, but sometimes that happens. It's not biggie as long as people push that full view button.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Yup. Personally, I don't see the point in looking in a gallery if you're not gonna full view stuff.
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Driven-Crazy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Me neither. I try to full view pieces that don't have a lot of full views. I know how nice it is to know your work is being appreciated.
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