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Burning Soul by Astrikos Burning Soul by Astrikos
They say eyes are the windows to our souls..

My first photomanipulation in Gimp. Some smoke elements may be changed in the future.

Stock Credits
Beautiful eye: [link]
here

And The fire [link] here.

Thank you :devpzschostock: and ~shadesofgrey

Was fun to create.

Edit: Restored clarity and stretched flames.
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:

I am here on behalf of :iconprojectcomment:'s comment tag. :) My tag was fear.

I really like the idea behind this and the title. I myself am a manipulator (I work with GIMP) and I have some small suggestions for you. Keep in mind, these are all my opinions and you are welcome to disregard or disagree with them as you see fit.

I really like the colours here. You chose some very nice stock, especially the eye. Personally, I would recommend using fire brushes instead of just fire stock. I find that fire brushes offer more opportunities to blend and manipulate the fire as needed. The orange underneath the bottom lash line is heavier towards the pupil and the vanishes towards the back of the eye. I would recommend adding more orange along the entire bottom lash line to even it out a little. The areas without the orange give her a sort of bruised, black-eye effect. I'm not sure if that is what you are going for, but if you use the colour eye dropper tool on her normal skin colour, add a new layer and draw over it with that colour and then play around with the opacity/layer style, you can get rid of some of that.

Inside the eye, the pupil looks very intense and the white around the eye looks cool too. On the eyelid and above, the flames look interesting. They distort some of the lashes on top, which I'm not crazy about, but it looks pretty good. Part of the top of the eye is just a sort of orange and red blur and then it becomes more defined flames as it moves down. To me, this affects the realism. Also, something to keep in mind when you are manipulating an eye is that the eyelid and the skin above the eyelid are different and shouldn't just run together.

Another thing to consider is using a texture. Textures help blend the stock together and if you set them at a low opacity, aren't always completely visible.

I do really like this manipulation and I hope my advice helps!

XOXO
MSA

P.S. Your next tag is STRENGTH
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :la: Very insightful!

I might redo it after I finish all the other art projects I have going on.

Lovely comment/ :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link] :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
You are amazing!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU are amazing Ali!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::tighthug::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
:glomp: :love:
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MikkiC Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
very nice
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
Thank yous!
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snfidler Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
pretty....
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. Love it.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
:hug: thank you!
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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BloodBeatnJustice Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I bet my eyes look like that when I'm pissed. Only red hot flames. ^^;
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
:lol:
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Zerg620 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Edit = good.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Thankies! :heart:
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Zerg620 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
No problem.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, awesome color choices :eager:

There's a few places where it's kind of rough, like on the right side where the fire abruptly cuts off and then with the heavy blurring right around the eye. I don't know what end effect you're trying to go for, but might want to try a different direction with the brushes for it :O
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
I've edited it a bit more. I took the original stock and made a new overlay on top of all previous edits

Does it look clearer now?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
:la: Thankies.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! I shall consider those things. :heart:

:hug:
The heavy blur was a sad attempt at smoke. :no:
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visaga Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail, it's like there's a burning passion in the person's eye! It's true; eyes are the windows to our souls ;P
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much.
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visaga Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob hun =P
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
I love the rich amber and the glow effect
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Welcome
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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Vissyscrafts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! I love the golden shining eyes, so gorgeous-looking. It's pretty! :love:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
:heart: Thank you so much!
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SurpassingSolitude Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really pretty.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!:love:
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PzychoStock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for choosing my stock! very intense piece!:clap:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:heart:
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PzychoStock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've been wanting to this for a while, and I've managed at last, and your manip is included as it happened last weekend!! Please find your manip in second 0.35
[link]
With another day and more time on my hands I will add links to each one when the pics shows up on the slide! :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
:la: Aw thanks! :w00t:
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, it looks very professional! The colors go together very well, and I like how you did the fire! :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! It was lots of fun!
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what's important! :la:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:heart:
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work Ali! :icondaloveplz:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Awww. Thanks! :tighthug:
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww. You're welcome! :tighthug: :heart:
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