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The Snow Queen by ElissandrAnne The Snow Queen by ElissandrAnne
Inspired by The Snow Queen, by Joan D. Vinge, one of my favorite books.

The reign of Winter is coming to an end. Arienrhod, the ageless and corrupt Snow Queen, will lose her power and her life when the reign of Summer starts... except she has a plan.

Dedicated to all the "Moon Dawntreader" of the world, faithful, loving and brave, who take their destiny in their own hands.

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credits...
model - Reine-Haru [link]
hair - Dezzan [link] and painted by me
balcony - Comtessa-stock [link]
BG - Legends-stock [link] // Mysticbubblesz [link]
seal - Esgal-Elf [link]
bottle - Fetishfaerie-stock [link]
textures - Inthename-stock [link] and [link] // Redwolf518stock [link] // Eirian-stock [link] // Lilywyte [link]
brushes - ice by Frostbo [link] // snow by redheadstock [link]

Snow painted by me.

Thank you all for your stocks... without you, there would be no photomanipulations!
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One of your best, Anne! Once again, you bring a strong narrative with the theme from the Snow Queen book. The elements all work wonderfully together.

We've talked about the snow on the railing and below it, and without a tablet to give you more precise control of the edges, I think you've done the best you can with a mouse.

Beefing up the opacity on the shell image that is integrated into the background on the left side has made a definite impression and added a point of interest that clearly fits in with the narrative. However, I do find my eye drawn to that side of the image more frequently. You might wish to play around with the opacity level a little more. I hope other people will offer their opinions to the discussion. Maybe darkening the buildings that loom in the background behind her will offset the effect somewhat.

The palette is spot on. Your choice of stock images continues to impress me :) .
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its so very beautiful my friend :love:
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ElissandrAnne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you, dear Cindy. :hug:
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful scene! :love:
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ElissandrAnne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thank you so much, Celine! :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful! Fabulously done! :clap:
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ElissandrAnne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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