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Darkness Within Beauty by ReyeD33 Darkness Within Beauty by ReyeD33
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" Do not let the beauty fool you, for you never know what lies within "

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Background: [link] by ~Maliciarosnoir-stock
Overhanging leaves: [link] by *WammyP
Flowers: [link] by ~Eirian-stock


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The sense of tranquility and peace gives this piece a sense of what life is about: being happy with what you have, and the mysteries that life can bring upon an individual. The raw atmosphere and ambiance of this manipulation gives you that sense of belonging in this alternate world that was digitally crafted. The lighting especially is fantastically shapely in its nature and flows so fluently with the landscape. I can feel the essence of this world slowly pulling me in, begging me to enter this world of joy and happiness, yet I feel so far away from it all. A fantastic and beautiful manipulation that draws into the world with no trouble whatsoever.
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I love the originality of this piece! When it comes to such ideas as beauty and darkness, we usually see one or the other, and it's rare that the two are combined in a single piece of art.

Your use of light and color makes the scene seem tranquil and magical, and really evokes a sense of peace. As I look at it, I can almost hear the soft chirping of birds, and the gentle rush of the waterfalls as they flow down into the streams below.

However, underlying this serenity is an unshakable feel of unease, emanating from the shadowed overhang. As I looked at this piece, I found myself averting my eyes from those two glowing eyes that were watching me. I felt afraid and unsettled, as if a cloud had moved to cover the sun in the picture.

The power of this contrast is is awe-inspiring. It's incredible how you have managed to craft a piece of art that invokes such contrary emotions as peace and unease, or contentment and fear.

It really got me thinking: isn't life the same way? The beauty and the darkness in life are not distinct, but rather intertwined and entangled. There is no happiness without sadness, or healing without pain. Embedded within the good lies the bad, just as the title of this piece suggests. Very well done!
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SugarUP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol i was just like: woooww so beut.... *sees the eyes* aaaaaaaaaaaa *adds to favorite* aaaaaaaaa
LOVE it
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haah thanks! :w00t:

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SugarUP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
welcome :)
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci :iconbowplz:
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Zeroxee Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
A trick to fool one into a trap :D hehe - well done! :)
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha indeed, thanks :thanks:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome looking pic, nicely created!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's my stock :D ! I like it, this is really beautiful !!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is, and it's wonderful :D
Thank you, I'm really glad you like it :thanks:
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SilentXWatcher Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pictures have such impact. I especially like this one since it reminds me of people in general.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like my work :thanks:
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AndreRaj Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, the beast waits for the captivation of its prey. I love this artwork. xD
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :D
heh thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it :thanks:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Wonderful!!:love:
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Deadly-Wanderer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured! [link] :rose:
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully peaceful! :)
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Well done..
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
:)
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2notbeloved Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Wow this is really amazing. I love the particles in the light and the glowing eye. Awesome job :D
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
I'm really glad you like it :la:
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2notbeloved Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Your welcome :D
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AngelEji Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
original and lovely.
has a real magical feel. we know that we aren't in reality more like a dream world holding a bi-polar attitude.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said :clap:
Thank you very much :thanks:
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AngelEji Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
^^
you are welcome.
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TheMultiCaster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Absolutely brilliant :clap:
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice manip! I really like the way you did the light beams, they make the whole picture look showered by magic. The colors are really nice too, they remind me of oil paintings.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I really appreciate it :thanks:
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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ElfKalluz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The light is amazing
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
A beautiful piece. So very deep. Wonderful job.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:
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Selenmariene Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A waterfall in elven heaven )
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really nice :D
Thank you :aww:
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JuliaRosePhotography Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Photographer
just breathe taking!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Digital Artist
A very mystical scene Roko. The light rays and particles in the rays are a wonderful touch.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I was going for that fairytale atmosphere :D
I'm glad you like it, thanks a lot Karla! :thanks:
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DavidPanther Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Awesome work.
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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DavidPanther Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Your welcome.
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BaltasarVischi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Están muy bien unidas las imágenes !! muy buen trabajo ! :)
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE CX7300 DIGITAL CAMERA
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Oct 7, 2006, 5:00:53 PM
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