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Free as a bird by memod Free as a bird by memod
Once again something that began as a study and then went far beyond that. Hope you guys enjoy it. Now grab that chute and jump :#1:


Daniel :heart:
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Hey! Long time no talk to. Moved to Japan and have been so busy, but I have a bunch of free time now, so critiques!

I love this. There's a very distinct pastoral quality to the landscape that reminds me a lot of the dutch masters. The sweeping greens and blurred reflection in the water really heighten that feeling.

Using the figures in the front of the image gives it a wonderful sense of depth, though at the same time the high tech nature of the parachutes seems to clash a little with the very archaic style in which the landscape is rendered. I feel as though several time travelers went back to the 1600's to do action sports. For me, that's the primary reason that I would take away from the impact. My eye wants to sweep out over the valley and the lake, but it is continuously pulled back by the wires down to the small figures. There is a definite sense of freedom to the scene, and the joy of flight really comes though, especially in the character about to take off, but the style and subject don't quite seem to match up. On the whole, I love it though. On to the next image!
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Alis86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work! :hug:
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SucculentMoon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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memod Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional
Thank you so much, Amber! :aww:
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MehridikFX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sieht echt wundervoll aus! :) Wäre echt schön wenn du mal wieder was raushauen würdest ;)
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yeorae Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so amazing!!!!!!! ><
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memod Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional
Thank you, Yeorae :aww:
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yeorae Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob memod-sama!!!
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kouki1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured your wonderful work here [link] :aww:
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional
Thank you so much, Roula, that is nice of you :aww: I appreciate the support :D

Hope you are enjoying Easter so far? =]
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kouki1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :aww:
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