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A Search for Paradise by Blubirdz A Search for Paradise by Blubirdz

We search for Paradise, that perfect place were we can be together, until from the ashes a new world is born. I heard that paradise opens when the world becomes desolate, a wasteland crumbling away, no longer sustaining a single breath. No one told me that to get to paradise, you had to die. No one told me that I had been in paradise all along.
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This piece is extremely personal to me. For the first time I feel like I achieved the vision inside my head. We live in a paradise, yet we look for it in all the wrong places. It seems only the animals know where to seek...

This is for use by me and ~cantabile-reaper only. possibly might enter this in ~Shimshims contest ^^

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3/23/13 : A DD? I am quite shocked, thank you!

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Credz n' stuff

Time: 6 hours
Layers: 30+
Background: :iconnight-fate-stock:
Lily pads: :iconfantasystock: :iconarabellea:
Sky: :iconannfrost-stock:
Deer 1 and 2: :icondigitaldreamersstock:
Deer antlers: :iconsassy-stock:
Fog brushes: :iconarrsistable:
Firefly brushes: :iconstock-ashleyrwatts:

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A Search for Paradise by ~Hlsadlar ( Suggested by Esveeka and Featured by Aeirmid )
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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juvenio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
nice work
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your idea of paradise reminds me slightly of the theme of innocence lost. Like a longing for a time that has past that you didn't fully cherished because you took for granted that it was one of life's constants, like day and night. Should the mission on hand be to reinstate what has been lost, or do we move on with bitter lessons we have learnt? That's what goes through my mind when I look at it, though there is hope, as fundamentally, animals who are more intuitive creatures rather than rational beings are able to grasp this'truth'
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
or just a good meal. sheesh! lol
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MachineGun-Baby Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Even though you hand painted parts of the image, it should still be placed in the photomanipulation category. It's pretty clear that the majority of the piece is made from stock images, not just using them as a reference.

The mixed media category would be more fitting for something that used a combination of methods to create, whereas this piece is just stock and a digital imaging program. Hand painting and color editing is part of the photomanipulation process, it doesn't justify placing it in the mixed media category. Otherwise there wouldn't even be anything in the photomanipulation category, it would all be mixed media.
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Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This piece and the artist comments were done in 2009. Sorry if I may have been a little lacking in comprehension of category section at the time. Not sure why it is so important.
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MachineGun-Baby Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
It's important because if you don't place it under photomanipulation, it sort of implies that you painted it yourself. Which cheats the stock providers since many people don't take the time to read the artist's comments, they just drag it to their favorites. By placing it in photomanipulation, people are more likely to check out what stocks you used. I have a stock provider account myself, so that's why I brought it up. Thank you for changing it. :)
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am completely lacking in knowledge when it comes to photos and photomanip and such but I question this too. When it says "everything else done by yours truly"...what else was left? I think it is a truly stunning piece of work but whose work is it?

Please understand-I am not trying to be rude, I am trying to understand. If someone could explain the basics to me it would be very much appreciated.
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