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The moment I laid my eyes on this photomanipulation I knew I loved it, this comes from quite some different reasons: technical ability, colors, topic.... that I will try to examine them a little bit more.

First technic: this photomanipulation isn´t a perfectly realistic, photography-like representation that could fool someone into thinking it depictures reality, on the contrary, the background is a lot less clear and saturated than the girl in the front and has the special quality of old photographs.The same goes for the distortion on the sides of the pictures. But this give this piece such an ancient and somewhat mystical atmosphere.
Apart from these effects the different elements blend together nicely without creating any strangness. I particullary like how the tentacles were put near the branches looking quite alike so that it takes a few seconds to notice them.

Then composition. I can really only marvel about the fantastic composition that makes quite some effect on the viewer. The darker edges draw the attention to the center, especially to the face that is surrounded by the bright sky i the background. The blurriness also serves the composition with the blurry edges and sharp central part. Finally even the colors give this impression: the center is a lot more saturated then the sides ( look at the bright yellow belt!).
By the way the colors are nicely matched with blue, yellow and a soft peach complimenting each other.

The model is quite nice, I like her hair that is original and brings this ancient fairytale feeling. They remind me of typical hairedoes of bavaria wich fits with the whole Grimm-aethetic. Her expression is quite interesting somewhere between dreamy and suffering. Her position is less original and maybe it is one of the only points I can critizise. I like the dress that seem old but with a few fashionable details ( like the belt or the beautiful embroidery).

I like the idea of the artwork, without interpretating to much I appriciate the ambiguous feeling of the piece: elegant and dreamy but also dark and frightening ( with the tentacles for exemple). It reminds us of what Fairy-tales used to be: beautiful, dramy, dark, cruel stories.

(Sorry for vocabulary mistakes I´m not a native neglish speaker. And yes, I COULD have checked every word but I really don´t have the time and patience. I tried not to make to much mistakes but there will be some, sorry.)
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novus41 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Brilliant.
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Digital Artist
I featured your beautiful art here Weekly Feature 16 :heart: :iconnicedayplz:
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:iconmagikstock:
magikstock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Photographer
This is incredible! I love it!
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Fabulous! :wow:
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:iconerica53:
Erica53 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Beautiful !!!
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:iconmshellee:
mshellee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:icongweewee:
gweewee Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
awesome
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:iconblood-stained-hands:
blood-stained-hands Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
so beautiful
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great color schema
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BenjaminHaley Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Digital Artist
really nice color to this :thumbsup:
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:iconjokerrlaughs:
JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, beautiful work! 
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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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jl-modelstock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
amazing artwork!
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
:love:
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, magical and dreamy, sooo beautiful :heart:
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:iconmimikascraftroom:
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Digital Artist
I love it, the colors, the mood, the synthesis, excellent!
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:iconperoline:
peroline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Nicely done, the colors are beautiful ! :clap:
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
so pretty and intricate
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:icon13devilgirl13:
13devilgirl13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!!!!
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:iconelfpetal:
elfpetal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Beautiful.
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:iconbonnino:
Bonnino Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous!!! so magical and ethereal.. I love it!
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:iconrui-abel:
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing dreamy work :happybounce: 
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:iconsyliou:
syliou Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! so beautiful !
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:iconmrscats:
mrscats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work Clap
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:iconchayyyah:
chayyyah Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
wow nice
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:iconsnowenne:
Snowenne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
This is stunning....The tones, the outfit, everything is just perfect!!!  Very well done :)
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work Heart
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:iconcorneev:
Corneev Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Awesome work, love it ♥♥
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:iconmocris:
Mocris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I´m without words! That´s BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +fav +fav +fav 
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yannpol Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
beautiful creation!
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:iconrkade170:
RKade170 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
absolute perfection 
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Very nice !!!
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Very great work Irina :heart:
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:iconk-i-mm-i-e:
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. :love:
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:iconstella-rinaldo95:
Stella-Rinaldo95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful !!!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh this is so beautiful! Wonderful work! :love:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
:wow: I absolutely love this!
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Rabbit hole 
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