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The dead shall rise by Charlene-Art The dead shall rise by Charlene-Art
For the contest [link]

When darkness falls, the dead shall rise.

Hands - my own stock
Clouds - my own stock
Blood brushes - :iconannfrost-stock: [link]žion=&global=1&q=splatter+brush#/d1qpc1z
Graveyard - :iconquaddles: [link]
Moon - my own stock

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Constructive criticism appreciated. Some parts of it look kind of empty so suggestions of what I could add are appreciated.
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:iconakramkamil:
akramkamil Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
stunning work
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:icondekdav:
dekdav Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creepy good. I like the puppet hands rising, and not your typical dead zombie’s.
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
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:icontrancenova:
TranceNova Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
That hand looks familiar somehow :P

Finally going through all my message on DA. Awesome image, love the idea!
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mua ha ha. Thank you.

I knew that hand could be used for something :P
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Something indeed!
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Azsalyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really neat picture overall. I love the idea and the overall feel of the doll hands in the cemetery, and it's a pretty nice effect. You've done a great job getting the mood across, and the main issues I notice are just with the blending.

As for a critique as you requested:
1. The circular spots of blood on the far left hand, the lower right hand, and the one just above it are too perfectly round and look unnatural... most of the other blood effects look great, but those circles really stand out to me. They also appear copy/pasted as there is a line going through the middle of each circle even when there isn't a joint or crack in the hand to cause such a disturbance in the blood spatter.
2. The places where your cloud images overlap is very clear in the fullsize version (like the vertical lines just left of and just right of the moon, and the horizontal in the upper right). This can usually be fixed by blending or adjusting the hue/saturation in photoshop to help them blend smoothly instead of leaving the "seams" so visible. I believe one of these is the "black square" the previous commenter mentioned, but I see at least 3 places with this effect.
3. The last thing that really stands out is that the hands seem to be floating on top of the image instead of blending in several places. I suspect this is due to pasting them on and not blending them with the background; a bit of blurring would fix that right up, specifically right where they meet the ground and for the hands further back in the perspective (things seem more out of focus the further away they get).
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah fair enough. When I looked at in photoshop those things didn't stand out at all but I see it in here now. Thanks for the blurring tip.
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Mini-Drachin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the picture is quite nice and I really like the atmosphere of it. Something like the graveyard of puppets or so.

Well you wanted critic:
I noticed that the blood on the hand in the bottom right looks like it isn't affected by the fog, thats a little bit irritating. you could lower the saturation a bit?

the clouds around the moon don't really fit together. those vertical clouds behind the clouds of the stock should be a little bit lighter around the moon. (in your pic it lookl liek the moon only exists for those clouds included by the moon-stock)

and third: in the upper right corner. Thers a black square. you don't see it if you just take a quick look. but if you take a deeper look it's kinda irritating.

" Some parts of it look kind of empty so suggestions of what I could add are appreciated. "
You have two "highlights" in this pic. the moon as lightscource and the hand under the moon. You could add a colony of bats in the clouds right. Maybe at high of the horizon and above.

I hope I were able to help you (and you understood my... quirky english)
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough about the moon and thank you for the suggestions.
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:iconmini-drachin:
Mini-Drachin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bwahaha! I recognize those hands! I WANT THEM!
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh lol. They're mine! You can get them from an arts shop if you really want them :)
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I know. But I'm just too cheap.
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough. They are quite expensive
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Like, how much?
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Australian dollars the one I got was actually meant to be $30. I got it for $10 because the finger was broken
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Didn't notice it was broken!
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cuz I glued the finger in :)
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