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Slow Burn by Aegils Slow Burn by Aegils
Infatuated with a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door to a lost kingdom of old.
(Title was shamelessly stolen from David Bowie's music with the same title)

what to say about this one? Aside from the fact that I adore doing this kind of double lighting, sometimes it's a bloody nightmare.
Personal challenge to prove that I can work with saturated colours and at the same time make it feel dark and sort of fantasy-like. I'm a bit bothered that the image compression "ate" my textures, though. I guess you can thank art thieves for that.... c'est la vie!






Lot's of work and sleepless nights on this one.
I *really* hope you guys like it. :heart: Tell me what you think.
Critique, as always, is very welcome.





Credits:
Model: `Elandria [link]
Background: =CausticStock [link] + ~brujo [link]
Dragonflies: ~FantasyBrushes [link]
fire: =shutupandwhisper [link]
Smoke: ~Falln-Brushes [link] + [link]
moss: *redheadstock [link]
hand: ~Agonie-Stock [link]
Velvet texture and marble floor are from CGtextures.com
All rest is painted (:
Thank you :tribute:


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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very well done!
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NebelelfeNaemy Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Fantastic! Enchanting! ! Very beautiful and great work! Like it very much!
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:iconsimidemonxiamara:
this rocks.... love it
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:iconsean1877:
You have an amazing gallery.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Apr 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! You're very kind :hug:
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:iconferriswheel8:
fire! the color of her hair is awesome. and i like how it appears as though she's trapped, but she still has this tiny grin and a fistful of flame. clearly, she's still the one in control, she's only captive because she's allowing it. or at least, that's my interpretation!
she seems, like in so many other works of yours, innocent, but at the same time, so obviously not.
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Aegils Jun 10, 2009   Digital Artist
lol nice interpretation ;P
Thanks
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Xx-LoStLiNk-xX Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!:wow: I love it!
How can you make the blue so realisticly shine on the model:heart:!
between, what's that compression thing?:XD:(sry but i wud liek to know:D)
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:iconjustwhisper:
Wow, I've got to say, I hope one day I can become this incredible
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Aegils Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm sure you'll be even better ;)
Thank you. :heart:
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