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Little hopes in the stormy sea. by dragonfly-oli Little hopes in the stormy sea. by dragonfly-oli
Sometimes, a flower is all you need to hope again.

YES, the whole picture is real.
See the making-of-video here!



:camera:: Nikon D5000
Lens: Tamron 90mm f/2.8

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For this piece I'd like to go through each part of the rating, the first is the vision. I believe that the vision here is wonderful, there's a great concept and idea in both composition and meaning. There is little to nothing I could say to improve on the basic idea, it is well thought out and uses the four major rules of building a meaningful piece.

The originality is definitely there, and without viewing the video I can see the difficulty of executing this piece, that alone gains the originality. There is also a wonderful use of reflections here and I do give props for the hidden watermark.

The technique I feel is strong for the majority of the piece. The only reason I took a star was that I feel the dark blue doesn't give the piece the right strength, in my eyes it clashes, but I feel that it doesn't add to the feeling of the piece. The forms and the lighting are so beautifully done, I'm completely jealous of that technique and in photography that is one of the most important things for any piece.

As I said before it's the blue that really changes the meaning of the piece and for me it lowers the impact, but know that it took me getting a real close up view of it and stared at it for a while before I even took that strong a notice, so really it's more preference than anything. There is one other thing I'd recommend you adjust, while the watermark is used creatively, I'd rather not see it right next to the subject. I'd recommend it in the bottom left or somewhere with less activity going on. As humans our eyes search for symbols and get trapped in them if they're not treated correctly, so as soon as I saw the letters I was stuck on those and not the picture. Change the location of your watermark and I think this piece would get rave reviews.

Overall I think this piece is extremely well executed and really powerful, there's really only one serious issue I had, but it's an easy fix. I feel that this is a great use for the most part of analogous purple color scheme and really adds to the impact of the piece. There's wonderful technique and originality in piece and I'd recommend this piece to an instructor to help students learn many proper uses of techniques in both 3d and 2d design studies. Great Job!
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I love the image; let me start by saying that when I first looked at it I didn't think up straight that it was a drawing. I've seen drawings AND real things like this that are this beautiful. If you don't believe it than you haven't been on the good side of DeviantART yet.

I love how much care you took in making the water bubbles. Forgive me for not the watching the whole video my computer didn't let me but I believe you used a syringe? Crafty. The little boat I find adorable and the flower just gave it the "hope" feeling you were going for.

What completed the effect is the reflection. It's just an over all beautiful piece of work. Please, don't stop.

- NoLe
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
lovely
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wave by chil96
hi there,
your lovely work has been featured here: June's Feature
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:iconmireinoencantado:
MiReinoEncantado Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Precioso!
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:iconperrydesign:
PerryDesign Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful *-*
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:icontammyphotography:
TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely still life. I adore how you've captured the reflection with the droplets. :heart:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconelitesweden:
EliteSweden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Very beautiful! Love the colors!:)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconfruitpunch1:
fruitpunch1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Your photo was stolen: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

i also found my image used there too,i just want to let you know.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. What a shame.. :/
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fruitpunch1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
No problem,i made a facebook page,a temporary page just to kick some art theif ass..
to me the list is long.
But i report the thief.
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
perfect
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconpadmelina:
Padmelina Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Мой бумажный кораблик
Хотел покорить океанские волны.
Где искать теперь берег,
И как обречённость смыслом наполнить?
(c)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you also say it in English, please?
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:iconpadmelina:
Padmelina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My paper ship
Wanted to conquer the ocean waves.
Where to look for the shore now
And how to fill the sense of hopelessness?

Ypu can listen to this song...It names Flёur - Я всё ещё здесь [I'm still here]. It's really beautiful. I remind it, when I look at your artwork)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I will listen to it :)
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:iconpadmelina:
Padmelina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enjoy!)))
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:iconmangchib:
MangChib Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reeeeally good :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmangchib:
MangChib Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconzeeshiking:
ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconzeeshiking:
ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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:icondrandrei:
DrAndrei Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:icondrandrei:
DrAndrei Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconlychee-neko:
lychee-neko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what is that little boat made out of?
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Paper :)
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:iconssabbath:
ssabbath Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
daily deviation worth... congrats.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Photographer
This beautiful piece has been featured here lashellevalentine.deviantart.c... :) Please fave this feature so that more people will be able to see your wonderful art. Thank you :heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconsandy515:
Sandy515 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
absolutely amazing
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconfate-of-a-dreamer:
Fate-of-a-dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Very good!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconblackpadfoot713:
blackpadfoot713 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sweet and delicate and yet such a bold statement. Beautiful.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconwicked-lexie:
Wicked-Lexie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your work has been featured here! :D
[link]

Lots of love! :) :heart:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmrfarts:
MrFarts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Same like mine :hug:
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MrFarts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
?
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:iconmrfarts:
MrFarts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
LOL never mind just found your image and i did this image [link] using similar method u did..:) your image is so awesome btw..
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I did not see the image before, it's beautiful! :)
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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