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Written In Light II 924a by Eolhin Written In Light II 924a by Eolhin
A spell cast, light rising like incense smoke

A digital photograph. No manipulations, other then slight filtering to remove grain and a bit of cropping. The hand is mine. Yes, it is in soft focus. I was experimenting to see if that would make the sharpness of the light more dramatic. The effect is photographic though, not digital.

I entered this in ~rickystuffedpie’s Long Exposure Photography Contest. [link]

Edit: I give :iconda-digital: permission to display this in their gallery.

I give my permission to :icondapagan: to display my work in the club's gallery.
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:icondigipainter:
DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
very cool :)
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student General Artist
wow this is awesome, is it ok if I use the swirly part of in in my new drawing? ofc I'll credit and post a link.
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   General Artist
Thanks, and sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have been ill. If you are just looking at the "smoke" part, and drawing it, sure, no problem. I would love to see what you come up with in the end. I just don't want it used in a photo manip, or the like. :)
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student General Artist
its just a small part of this drawing: [link]

its WoT fanart.
the Aes Sedai are kind of the wise/strong/classic magicians (but still a bit different, but it are the wizards of WoT) when they channel (that is how its called when they use their magic powers) you can see a glow around them and you can also see the "threads" they "weave"
if you want I'll explain more about this... but be prepared for a long long story.
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   General Artist
Nah, I don't even know what WoT stands for... (probably "World of..." something). But I did make some of my threads images with weaving magic in mind. You should take a look at the rest of them. I can tell you how to make them, photographically, if you are interested. All it takes is a camera capable of long exposures, a very dark room, and a little key-chain-type LED light, or a few of them, if you want various colors. :) Oh, and a lot of patience. *L*

*looks at the image* Yes, the threads work well there, and I have no objection. What is interesting is that they are still being used in a way true to the original concept in my image. :) You say in the caption to your image that you want to know where it is going wrong... Well, I can tell you a few things. For one, a woman with a heavy chest like that (the breasts really don't look that bad, by the way, the rest of her just doesn't match them) would have heavy and distinct hips as well, which are completely missing from your drawing. Her waist looks thin, indistinct, and boyish, in which case, she would be flat-chested as well. I like the way you did the neck-line, and that necklace, but the face, chin, and jaw-line are primitive and misshapen by comparison. The hair is good. The hands are a bit small for the rest of her.

I hope that helps any. There are lots of places you can look up to get tips on drawing faces and heads, and there is no shame in tracing from photographs to learn the feel of how a face is shaped. If I am going to post something, I usually try to only trace from my own photographs, so that no one can get upset with me. *L* But there is lots of stock on DA is that is specifically listed as stock, and I am sure you could find faces and body shapes there to trace in order to improve your feel for faces.
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Asrath Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
WoT stands for "Wheel of Time" its a series of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan. If you like epic fantasy stories, this is surely a must to read! I can tell you its by far the most epic fantasy series ever made, the thing I like A LOT is that Jordan wrote it in a way you can really live in into the characters! you can really FEEL like them, at least... more than with other books.

thanks ^^ I'm practicing a lot with faces, and better breasts (they didn't mean to be so...BIG >.>;)I often draw bigger faces if you follow anatomy but I think its nicer and more cartoony.
the shading/lightning is COMPLETELY wrong to <.<
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:iconfirera:
Firera Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This is gorgeous! Has a very magical feeling to it. :D My friend tried this once with a lighter, but the effect doesn't come anywhere near this. :D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   General Artist
Thank you. :) Yes, this is one of the best I have done, with light painting. I used a little key chain LED light hung from a black thread. That worked rather well, much less dangerous then a lighter! :)
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:iconfirera:
Firera Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Ah. Sounds interesting. And yes, much less dangerous. That friend of mine is kooky. :giggle:
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   General Artist
Not that photographing real fire doesn't have its place. *L* You just have to be careful. I have done a number of inadvisable things, in the course of pursuing just the right angle for a shot!
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:iconfirera:
Firera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
:giggle: I can guess. I've tried those myself/and seen them a few times too. :D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   General Artist
;)
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Kironaoftheskies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student Photographer
What a beautiful job of light painting. Very, very well done. ^_^
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   General Artist
Thank you. :) Nice to have someone comment who already knows what light painting is. :)
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:iconkironaoftheskies:
Kironaoftheskies Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Student Photographer
Yeah, my friend :iconnohbdyshome: does a lot of light painting. I think it's the coolest thing ever. =D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008   General Artist
:)
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digitalarts65 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
:wow: It's WONDERFUL!!! :clap: :)
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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LylicaGalatea Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Photographer
Hi! I featured your art in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
Thanks for sharing :wave:
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much for including my work in your article. :) It makes a lovely collection all together.
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Lil-Ame-chan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
amazing! this picture definitely has a mystical feel to it and the smoke is very nicely done :D I hope you win the contest!
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   General Artist
Thank you. :) Nope, didn't win, but such is life. *shrugs*
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Vekica Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
wow!! very very very nice
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconvekica:
Vekica Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
u wlcm
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:iconladymiah:
LadyMiah Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so smooth. Lovely. :)
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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x-escapevelocity-x Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
sweetness!!!
crazy capture :)
keep it up ^^
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Woah, that's freakin awesome!! You didn't make the smoke like that? That's insane!! Awesome job, love it:D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)

It isn't really smoke, it is light. :) It is a long exposure, and I was dangling a tiny key chain light over my hand, and pulling it upwards. The technique is called light painting.
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
You're welcome!!:D

Oh, ok!! LOL ^^; Sorry, should've realized that:XD: Oh cool! Oh, alright! Sounds really cool!!:D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   General Artist
Light painting can be very misleading, if you haven't encountered it before. I like it because you can use pure photography techniques to make things look magical. :)
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Yeah, it does seem a bit misleadingXD Yeah, you're so right. Seriously, I thought that was real light!!
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007   General Artist
Well, it is real light, just slowed down, so to speak. *chuckle* I like capturing things with the camera that you can't, or don't usually see with the naked eye. :)
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Ok, whatever you say:XD: LOL So true!! That makes people freak out sometimesXD
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   General Artist
:)
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:iconalta13:
Alta13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student Photographer
Wow, that's really cool =O
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconaimelle:
Aimelle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
well done :clap:
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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dreaminstories Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Writer
This is so beautiful! A truly lovely piece with a voice of its own! =D :+favlove:
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:icondreaminstories:
dreaminstories Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Writer
You are very welcome! =D :heart:
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HitomiMelissa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
the colours are really nice!! : )
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconhitomimelissa:
HitomiMelissa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
you're welcome : )
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JuujunIdatenWolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
nicely done for a non manipulation piece! Love the glow of the magical tail rising upwards.
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007   General Artist
Thank you. :) I like the challenge of making something look magical with only traditional techniques.
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