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Cirque de la Decadence by ChristabelleLAmort Cirque de la Decadence by ChristabelleLAmort
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Monkey :iconsomadjinn:
Tiger :iconnefarostock:
Elephant :iconvariety-stock:
Curtain :iconlunanyxstock:
Hat :iconluna-8-stock:
Chalice :icontsb-stock:
Bow :iconchulii-stock:
Clock :iconyunyunsarang:
Butterfly :iconkw-stock:
Smoke :iconmd-arts:
Fire :iconfrostbo:
Cobweb :iconelizavetbrushes:
Texture :iconwheeloffish:

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Now that's a great piece! :clap: Very dynamic, I like its composition. It must have taken some time to get right all the stocks, especially the models. Also the blending and lighting could pose many difficulties. My favourite character in the background is the fire eater, great pose and choice to complete your circus troupe! Also numerous tiny details drew my attention, like the cobweb, monkey's outfit and time, close to midnight. The latter is definitely a nice touch to the mood and general idea of your photomanipulation.
In my view, what could be slightly improved, is the lighting and shadows. For instance, maybe the fire eater or the fire ring in the background could be lighter? Maybe also the tiger or the models close to the fire might be treated with slightly stronger lighting/more golden-like colours, to reflect that it comes from the burning fire?
Apart from it, I think it's a very impressive, greatly done piece. The strong colours, atmosphere and composition make it a very successful manipulation. Also the concept itself and all tiny details show how much work has been put to create this piece :clap:
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At a first glance this is a striking image, well composed and with excellent, complimenting colors. I especially love the smoke effect, which creates a nice texture and softens the image.

But after looking at the image for a moment longer, it becomes slightly chaotic. There's too much for the eye to focus on, especially rhe monkey whose face seems to hover in the air, not attached to a body. First it looks like it's a logical composition, with a place for everyone, but that's not the case. For me it's slightly confusing that the other characters mostly just hover around. There's quite much going on in the picture. Maybe you could connect the characters somehow, use trapezes or other structures to give them a reason to be in the picture?

That being said I still think this is very nicely done. The couple in the middle are wonderful! The whole dreamy look works for this piece :)
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Revy-chibi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Actually, in good french, you'd have to say "cirque de la décadence" ;)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for advice! I will change it! Actually my French is poor((( 
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SombrAnya Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student
Flirtatious 
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Digital Artist
:D
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racyrowdyrocket Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
cool vibe
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Awesome Amazing Job :blowkiss:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconcocoloveplz: Thank you!
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PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
My pleasure to always :hug:
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Nicoledneal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Photographer
I really like how you blended it all together this is a favorite of mine.
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