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On Fire by kuschelirmel On Fire by kuschelirmel
This started as me being in a bad mood on Wednesday. And how better to blow some steam off than to set something on fire?! Well, in this case it's a someone, and she seems immune to the flames. Might be her crown generating coolness or her posessing some kind of magic, but whatever it is, she's wearing the flames without getting burned. It's what I think I should do at work more often... or maybe I'm just overinterpreting and this is just some fun lighting practice. You decide ;)

What do you make of this?

I'm submitting this with critiques turned on because it took me waaaaay longer than I thought to get her arms and face approximately right. I think there's still things that are off, but I've stared at it for three evenings and I'm kinda happy now (if not completely) so I decided I'd ask you guys instead of going nuts over every individual stroke ^^; So fire away :D

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Stock from ~La-Esmeralda-Stock (girl) as well as ~Ayelie-stock & ~Mind-Matter (fire) and my own background shot on holidays in Firenze 2009... I have so much stock unuploaded from that vacation it actuall makes me queesy --> my stock can be found on *kuschelirmel-stock but NOT HERE!

My art is not your stock! so hands off!


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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
I adore the cool and warm tonal range through out this piece. The small sparks of fire carry the feeling of fire crackling throughout is a wonderful detail. I love the way the wall reflects the tones, and captures the lighting of cold and warm.
I think there should be however; more cool tones through out the top of her head reflected from the crown, as you have made those lights bright and vibrant as well as orange glows on the chin and back of hair.
Overall this is a gorgeous rich piece that is well done, with great technique!
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:iconaeirmid:
Hey Jasmin!

OK, so I drown 'em and you set 'em on fire. HA! :highfive:

Beautiful and very interesting piece. I mean 'interesting' in that I can stare at it for hours and still find unique little details and different ways the lights are playing on each other, etc. I love the way that the lighting effects on the background are subtle and that there is a gentle gradation between the reds and the blues. Most artists neglect things like that.... they overlap the two without consideration of how light naturally flows. The way you did it is much more realistic.

My monitor is not calibrated properly, I don't think, but I don't see any smoke. Should there be some? I do like the embers, but my thought is that there should be even just little wisps coming from the dress.

I'm not sure the contrasting blues work for me in this piece, but that is an issue of personal style more so than technical skill or impact, I think. But, the blue "cool" crown begs a "why?" I don't know if this makes any sense, but you could maybe have a bit of cooling light spilling downward protectively from it, the flames cooling at the top of her shoulder, or something, like it's doing on the top part of her face but maybe a little bit stronger. Or perhaps it has another purpose. :)

Really nice use of light and shadow on her skin, too. I think many of us would have tended to make it too light, but you've done nice work with remembering where the shadows would fall, even subtly.

Last critique is that the skin looks a little too smudged, but again that could just be my monitor. :)

Overall, a very elegant piece done masterfully with a lot of passion! This feedback is just the personal perspective of one person, but I do hope it is useful.
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:icongwendolyn1:
Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!! Beautiful fire effect and also love the glowing crown!!
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Celtica-Harmony Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here innocentandtrouble.deviantart.… :rose:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconceltica-harmony:
Celtica-Harmony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Are Welcome 
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Celtica-Harmony Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, love the idea :love:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconceltica-harmony:
Celtica-Harmony Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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AiniRahma Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
featured here [link] :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :heart:
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:iconainirahma:
AiniRahma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
with pleasure :D
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fire is really well done and successful, I love this composition :love:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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:iconaltair-e:
Altair-E Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :lol:
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:iconraggar8:
RaggaR8 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*grabs matches*
Oh, she is already on fire...
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:iconilefthomeforhouse:
IleftHOMEforHOUSE Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Hey Jasmin I created a little something from your tutorial and inspired by your above image.. hope you like it :) [link]
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could be of inspiration :love:
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:iconilefthomeforhouse:
IleftHOMEforHOUSE Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The realism of your shadings make it hard not to be inspired, but your art is awesome on a whole :)
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:iconkuroro7:
Kuroro7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconblackheresy:
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!! :heart:
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:iconhorseygirl-2012:
HorseyGirl-2012 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! :hug: :heart:
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svblackvicky Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconsharpphotostudio:
SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
This makes me think that even an ice queen can still have a flame in her heart that can take over her entire body. This is amazing. If this ever becomes a print, please let me know, because I would buy this in the biggest size available.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your kind words :heart:

the print is online now - I had apparently forgotten to add it, thanks for letting me know :heart:
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
My pleasure. I really do enjoy your work. You will probably be one of the only people I end up watching on this website other than my friends. Your work is truly what my understanding of art should be.

As for the print, I plan on buying it as soon as I get my paycheck. But I promise, it will be purchased.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush: thank you so much for this wonderful compliment! :love:
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Darkguyver1970 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!! I've tried doing fire and suck at it and non of my work looks half as good, I'm just blown away its absolutly bloody brilliant!!!!! twelve of ten. Very, very well done!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! I made a tutorial on how to create fire, it's in the artist's comment :)
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JoshuaDuLac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
That is wonderful my friend!
Such a nice work!
:)
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconrafaelbacelar:
RafaelBacelar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome....omfg.... !!!! xD
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:iconkirenbagchee:
KirenBagchee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job on the flames, they sure look hot!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thanks Kiren!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Dear kuschelirmel
Your marvelous creative Artwork is featured ...in
ILLUSTRATIONS-PHOTOMANIP-EMOTIONAL...[link]
SURREALISTIC WORLD...[link]
:iconaction-portraits:...:iconart-portraits:
you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:

regards
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:iconmaninthestreet:
ManInTheStreet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
A gown made of fire!? Very interesting concept. :)
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:iconnignag:
NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Love it
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
das gefällt mir sehr gut, die Flammen und der blaue Kontrast ...super :love:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dankeschön!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sehr gerne!
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:icon0ebi0:
0Ebi0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfaintsplz:Ich habe selten sowas schönes gesehen, Jasmin :love:
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:iconbabylinux:
BabyLinux Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi! This piece has been featured, here. ♥
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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BabyLinux Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
-^_^-
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jvgce Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
WOW~~~gonna love the fire dress!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:thumbsup:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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xmissa7xx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I think it's the best fire I've ever seen in a photo-manipulation! :clap:
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