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Dec 25, 2006, 8:13:15 PM

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Curvy Monk by Q-Rai Curvy Monk by Q-Rai
Wow, I think this was my quickest manipulation ever (about 3,5 hours). But also one of my best, so far. I tried out masks for the first time and I must say they're absolutely brilliant!! I mean, including the copyright note, there are only 5 layers! My usual pictures tend to have about 10...I like the reflection of the eyelashes on the pupil!

Since I had no idea what to call the picture I searched for quotes and sayings about magic...and stumbled upon the following:
Magic lives in curves, not angles. ~Mason Cooley
Seems to be true here, doesn't it?

Credits and a big thank you go to
:iconluckystock: for the cool glass ball! [link]
:iconxnickixstockx: for the eye [link]
:icondrezdany: for the monastery background[link]
and
:iconkuschelirmel: for her walkthrough on [link] because this was what made me try masks!

I like how the lashes reflect on the pupil!
The glass part looks a lot nicer in fullview :)


edit:
Since a friend told me the reflection was nice but completely unrealistic (which I was fully aware of but my laptop gimp has fewer functionality than my desktop computer), I changed the background part of the ball. To be able to tell what the result should look like, we did a little povray exercise, pretending to study Computer Graphics :D (well, it was pretty useful, I admit). So this is what the reflection looks like with Fresnel reflection! :giggle: This took me another one and a half hours or so.
I even made a comparison picture! [link]


Cheers,
:heart:
Q-Rai
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:iconblucrimson:
blucrimson Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
The all seein eye! :wow:
I don't know much about what's wrong with this pic...
but to me this is an amazin piece! :D
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:iconq-rai:
Q-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :love:
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:iconblucrimson:
blucrimson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
You're welcome:D
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Surrealism4humans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Reminds me of this surreal band: The Residents.
You simply MUST check out their video: "Third Reich 'N' Roll"
[link]
If you haven't seen it already that is. :)
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:iconq-rai:
Q-Rai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :wow:, haha, gosh they're crazy :lmao: Thanks for the link! :love:
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:iconsurrealism4humans:
Surrealism4humans Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Hey, my pleasure. I love spreading the word of the Residents! :)
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:iconq-rai:
Q-Rai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconalpharius:
Alpharius Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   Photographer
This is really cool, I love everything about it :)
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:iconq-rai:
Q-Rai Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconhungryape:
HungryApe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
That's so smooth. It doesn't even look like a manipulation. I thought it was a Poser scene at first.
Right on, right on!
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