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Autumn Rising by lunarsparks Autumn Rising by lunarsparks
A chill in the air and whisper on the breeze ...

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I went for a more realistic look with this and concentrated on certain areas of interest rather than over complicating it.

To note, she is wearing a coat that is tight, right underneath the bust, and then flairs out from there. Like a babydoll dress. It is an old style coat and it is an intentional fashion choice! Not everything ties in at the waist.

Used Corel Painter and Photoshop Elements

Important: You may NOT use this work in ANY way without prior written consent from me, the artist. This work is NOT public domain.

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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Writer
This is beautiful.. I can imagine walking through a forest and stumbling upon the fae working magic.


P.S I now must have one of those jackets :D
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   General Artist
Oh thank you very much. I'm glad you connected with it.

Lol, I just wish the coat existed somewhere. :XD:
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice colours. I like it.
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   General Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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pyrokitty714 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you happen to use any actual dress as inspiration? I'm planning to be sort of a Fairy Court/Autumn Fae for a Masquerade party and that's damn near exactly what I was wanting for a dress!
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   General Artist
No I didn't use any reference. I just made it up as I went along ... thinking continually about the kind of person she was and how the dress would illustrate that. So, sorry, I can't recommend a dressmakers or shop for the dress. You may get better luck in putting individual items together i.e. long coat and dress or some petticoats for layering. :)
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tehuti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful colors; I love the forest she's standing within. :)
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   General Artist
Thanks!! Glad that you like it. I know now I would have the urge to put a lot more detail in the background than I did then, but good to know that it's liked. ;)
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JasonHeeley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Lovely mood to this. :)
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:iconlunarsparks:
lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   General Artist
Thank you ever so much for looking. I appreciate the input as well. :D
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JasonHeeley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
No problem - keep up the great work. :)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her dress...
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darksnowolf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this si subereb ony problem i seeis the face seems abit out of proportion and im bieng nice and light
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   General Artist
I think you are being distracted by the high-waist ... it gives the illusion of making the body smaller, therefore, you compensate by thinking there is a problem with the rest of the anatomy.

Thanks for your comment. :)
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darksnowolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
its possible but i never noticed the high waist till you pointed it out and still the head looked wrong well oh well
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   General Artist
Oh well indeed. :) Good to know anyway.
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darksnowolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :D
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flordelys Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Featured [link] :heart:
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   General Artist
Oh thank you very much for the feature! :hug:
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
:wave: Hi there!
This wonderful image has been featured in my weekly news article-Digital Friday Faves- 19th Edition :D
Have a great weekend!
~Jen~
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much! That is most kind of you and I appreciate the support. :D
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hippo-hand Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
To start off, I love her expression and pose.
The colors and the lines are very soft,
a nice contrast with her sharp, striking eyes.
As always, gorgeous work.
<3
(:
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   General Artist
:glomp: I'm very glad that there are some good contrasting elements in there that work for others like yourself. Thank you!
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mycharliegirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
wow lunar.....she is absolutley beautiful. a fav for sure. she also has so much expression. he colours are so soft and pretty (also rich and harmonious), and you have a perfect ballance of areas of higher detail and other areas that are softer.

And once again, you have a special nack for including an amazing presence of light and shaddow in your work.

i love her hair!!!!
this looks like a real hand done painting!!!!!

beautiful, beautiful work!!!!!!
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   General Artist
Thank you soooo much. :heart: I wanted to achieve something different with this one and hopefully step up my work in some way.

Your comment really helps me especially with the parts you have picked out. I want to continue to get that balance of detail and softness if possible. Thank you again Bec ... for the fav also. :hug:
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Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although not my cuppa of tea - looks very wizadry and fantasy looking , the smokey image behind the woman adds to that fantasy even further - However , this does not detract anything about this fine piece - the detail used is impecable - the leaves , the posture & expression , the hair but for me the biggest detail of all is the dress - Wow! . Need I say more - Excellent work ! :)
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008   General Artist
I do like to tackle different subjects ... I know some subjects are not for everyone and even though it's not your cup of tea, I certainly appreciate the comment. You have noticed so much and I'm glad it has had an effect. I'm very happy that you think highly of the dress also. :D Thank you so much.
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
What a wonderfully created autumn sprite! I love the dynamic pose, the flowing hair and leaves - everything goes together so wonderfully :+fav:
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   General Artist
Thank you kindly for the wonderful comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to say, and am very happy that it has inspired such a response. :aww:
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Featured you here [link] :D
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008   General Artist
Thank you so much. I am honoured to be featured and appreciate the support very much!! It was lovely of you to pick my painting.
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
You're very welcome!
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
You're so very welcome!
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful, I love the dress!
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008   General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =)
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in the December Visual Art Features.

Check it here : [link]
This feature is also in the news so more views for you : [link].
Please check it to view other's art and fave the news article if you like it!
:holly: HAPPY 2008! :holly:

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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much for the feature. :thanks: I really do appreciate the support and feel honoured to be featured. I will be sure to look at other artist's on there too. :D
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
You're welcome dear!!!

:kiss:

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Rossouw-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer
Brilliant piece of work as per usual! :D Keep it up :D
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DarkFang1990 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
The style you drew her in especially her face seems different then the style you normaly draw people in maybe its just me. :shrug: As for the coloring goes it looks wonderful you have really created a beautiful autumn seen. She reminds me of a leaf in way thats not contorling them but flowing with them. However a leaf may not be the best way to discribe her and I don't want to say forest or season sprite because she seems more then that. Its because of the colors and that her dress looks like a leaf that makes me say she could be another leaf passing with the wind. Her dress has alot of amazing detail to it like the golden embroidered leaves in her dress bring out so much. I love her coat its somthing might see from the movie Pide and Prejudice so I understand how it goes. ^^ once agian you have out done your self wonderful drawing. :D
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008   General Artist
Thanks a lot DarkFang. I like the whole idea of her being a leaf on the wind. That's a very nice way of looking at her. It does suit the kind of feeling I was going for. I wanted to make her appear as an elf but also at home in the landscape ... like she was part of it yet travelling like autumn through the forest. Thanks again! :D
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DarkFang1990 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
No problem I always try look for a meaning in a picture. XD
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sandykat08 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
I like it. The colors are wonderful. And the expression is brilliant as well.
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007   General Artist
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment. :D
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sandykat08 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
My pleasure. =)
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ftourini Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :love: :faint: Great job with all the little details! :clap:
One thing i would like to add is brightness 15 and contrast 18 to make the character realy stand out of the pic!
Unless if you want her to be a really dark elf! :headbang:
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007   General Artist
Thanks Irene!! :glomp:

I will consider what you have said once I get a chance to look at it again (it's on another computer :XD: ). Hehe, I think dark elves may not play with leaves but would be more mischevious than that. Hmm, I might have to consider doing a dark elf too! ;P
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ftourini Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The funny is that i drew a winter themed elf too. (i don't get well with the appropriate seasons :XD:)
I believe that if you add more contrast in your pics (especially that and frou frou, they will draw more the attention they deserve, Leigh! ;)
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Bouncy-Britt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
I adore her dress! There is so much detail in both herself and the background. The delicate pattern in her dress and the shine in the silk, the single blades of grass and the veins in the leaves that are drifting by her in the wind. i was going to say that her ears looked a tad odd, but then i realized that she was an elf like creature, i can be a bit absent minded sometimes xD;

Very nice job, as always :heart:
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