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Edit: WOW. This one has gotten over 150 :+fav:s. I have to say, I never expected this when I made this piece. Thank you to all who have made this possible!

Um. Just decided to do something. Because I've been having a Photoshop block. And then I saw this pretty parrot...

Resources:
Parrot - [link]
Pin - [link]
Torn Paper Edges - [link]
Paper Stock - [link]
Parchment - [link]
Frog - [link]
Butterflies - [link]
Hot Air Balloons - [link]
Flowers - [link]

Comments are appreciated!

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:iconclefairykid:
This is yet another of the artworks from this artist's gallery that I love. It stands out to me initially for it's bright and fun colours and summery feel.

I really appreciate the interesting combination of a variety of stock images and brushes, which result in an image that leads the viewer's eye around from the bird, to the dark splatter and to the flowers. It personally feels to me like a great combination of a modern photo-manipulation, cleanly and well made technically, but combined with a nice sense of vintage nostalgia.

I understand what the artist's meant by the idea of making of something after having had a 'photoshop block', since I am familiar with just grabbing some striking stock or brushes, and just letting the creation flow from there. It is this type of art that expresses great emotion and feeling from the artist, since it is not planned but rather just happens.

Lastly, I like the way that the typography was used to show the deviation's title, as if it belongs in a magazine, as well as the way the little hot air balloons mimic the parrot's colours and shape. I would not ever have thought to compare those two things if it were not for this artwork. The little pin in the top corner is a particular cute touch.

A well composed and executed artwork, showcasing the artist's signature style and talent.
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:iconannwayne:
annwayne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome!
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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:iconfashionvictim89:
FashionVictim89 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing :heart:
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconfrisbii:
frisbii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is so beautiful! *runs around roaring in amazement*
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you liked it!
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:icontitol87:
titol87 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is so beautifully colorful, I love this :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, glad you like it!
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:iconvimark:
vimark Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Simply Amazing work

i like it
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconwaterloo-green:
waterloo-green Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
bright and colourful ^^
:iconloveloveplz:

it made my day :)
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, I'm glad you liked it!
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:iconwaterloo-green:
waterloo-green Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
its really cool how you have done it ^^ i really like ur icon too :) its all ur work right? :)
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, thanks! It was done quite a while ago, actually. And yeah, my icon is quick flashes of my work. I update it every now and then, once I've done more work. :P
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:iconwaterloo-green:
waterloo-green Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
yw ^^ its mad :) i really like it :D it looks really cool :) how do u make it like that? :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Basically just taking images and putting them all together. I didn't have to do shadow or lighting for pieces like this, so it wasn't all that tough!
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:iconwaterloo-green:
waterloo-green Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
oh :) awesome ^^ wat program did u use? im still a total newb at all these computer programs =-= its so frustrating :P
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I used Photoshop CS2 for this, I think.
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:iconemmvu:
emmvu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! :clap:
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you liked it!
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:iconjelisaveta96:
Jelisaveta96 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist
so cute....:love :
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconeliduhh:
eliduhh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
can we say amazing? HECK YES!
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconkisssooo:
Kisssooo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist
I want a t-shirt with this :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, it's been said a few times. :P Thank you!
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:iconkisssooo:
Kisssooo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist
I'm not original :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
xD But it still gives me great support!
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:iconsanguisa:
Sanguisa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the colors and the amount of detail, ironical i used the same parrot stock in the same week for a pic as you :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
Haha, very popular stock, I guess.
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:iconsanguisa:
Sanguisa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it it, but a realy good one too :)
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Definitely. ;D
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:iconsanguisa:
Sanguisa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, we need more stuff like this :bucktooth:
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:iconbloodyangelrose:
Bloodyangelrose Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool :)
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
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:iconbluerosestudios:
BlueRoseStudios Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh. Not usually a fan of stock photo pieces, but this one is actually pretty impressive. I love the composition of it, and the textures and brushes you used to bring all the pieces together are nearly flawless. Great job! :D
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, that's high praise! Thank you so much for that!
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:iconmangachef:
mangachef Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
That would make such an amazing Poster for an event, wonderful work ^_^
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! xD You people are making me want to print it out.
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:iconmangachef:
mangachef Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
you really should, at a proper print shop.
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
o: I think it would cost a lot, though. x-x Don't have the finances to spare.
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:iconpeacexlovexhope:
PeacexLovexHope Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This is a great photomanipulation! The colors are just amazing, and I really like how everything really works and ties together. Just amazing! :omfg:
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you again! Haha, I'm really glad this piece came through. (:
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:iconbanachana:
banachana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty piece! It's so cool to look at the images that you used and see the huge difference in the new piece.
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, sometimes, I do that, just to see what I've done. xD
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:iconbanachana:
banachana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really cool :D!
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:iconlaemperatrizmariana:
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconlokiev:
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconlaemperatrizmariana:
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Lovely color choices. Nice and soft - pastel like. I adore the texturing and details of the parrot. Splendid work. :D
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