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Sleep Somnambulism by Nightmare-Lenne Sleep Somnambulism by Nightmare-Lenne

Model:Priya
Photographer, Editor::iconnightmare-lenne:


"A parasomnia characterized by walking or performing other complicated activities while asleep."


Please note that I am aware of the editing job. It is my first attempt and would appreciate constructive criticism. Please do not leave me comments simply saying it is a "poor job" as people can't grow from that and I will ignore it.
Thank you for all your support and I will try my best when reediting this one :)

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:icon1000yearseternalmaze:
Or an invisible vampire who is lifting her?
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:iconcarbonkid87:
CarbonKid87 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Some Candy Talking!
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:iconnabillazulffa:
nabillazulffa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that's so great. how to do like this pose?
:w00t:
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:iconjerenda:
jerenda Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Writer
Actually, I really like this. The lighting and colors are especially nice. You should submit it to Float! [link]

Some examples of similar works can be found here: [link]
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:iconconsueloreo28:
consueloreo28 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
just... AMAZING! ♥
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:iconemo-1995:
emo-1995 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
amazin and love the bedroom
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:iconcheresiapiece:
cheresiapiece Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
so simple but so awesome :wow:
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:iconversifier:
versifier Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is a beautiful picture!

I've seen this effect in various images, of the girl levitating, I would imagine it would have to be a combination of 2 separate shots, but how do you manage this really ? If you don't mind sharing !
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:iconsurpris8:
surpris8 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
9;10 never sleep again.

I love this. ^_^ keep up the amazing work!
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:icondubscartz:
dubScartz Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
featured: [link]
:heart:
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:iconsoulless---freak:
Soulless---Freak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
magic...neat! =D
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:iconkyothu1991:
kyothu1991 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, but next time, spend a lil more editing on her shadow, since you can tell it was not perfect as the rest of the picture :D
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:iconaprilelizabeth:
AprilElizabeth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
this is amazing! i don't see what would be wrong with the editing. i love this
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime
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:iconpersikelisz:
Persikelisz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
omg, fantastic!!!!!!!! :love:
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:iconjisumizu:
JisuMizu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
wow! i didn't notice this was edited at first! My only point would be on the hands, it has a different kind of shading, but other than that I really like it.
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Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Photographer
Oh woops sorry, thought this was commenting on a different image O.o
By bad, take that back and totally see what you are saying =P
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:iconthehairygeek:
TheHairyGeek Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the edit is pretty darn good, but you want constructive critisism, so...


If the light source of the room is directly above here, then you need to adress the shape of the shadow, since it's be wider and keep more of the shape of her legs. If it's slightly further back, as i suspect, then you really want to bring it forwards in the scene. Posotion of the shadow is the most important thing when creating them.
The colour of the shadow also, unfortunatly, is wrong. No shadow is aproaching black like that unless it is on a very dark surface.

A shadow is ALWAYS the same colour as the surface it is covering, just darker, unless there is no light at all.


All that said, i love everything in your gallery, this included :D
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:iconfarcry77:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hay! You are featured here

[link]

May you bring more such wonderful work to DA in future as well :nod:
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Photographer
Wow! Thank you so much ^^

I hope what I bring in the future will be liked as much as my work now :)
I plan on only going forward.

Thanks for the support :hug:
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:iconalbertino69:
Albertino69 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
excellent....!!!!
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:iconchentyt:
Chentyt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
great idea !
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:iconerirr:
Erirr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
what a pose of what a model! like poetry!
Make more of this, please!, like at outdoors, with sunlight... please?!? ;)
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
I plan on it! ;)
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:iconerirr:
Erirr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
sssssssweet lady!!!
i'll be waiting.
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:iconletsplayalovegame:
Letsplayalovegame Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
how... did... you... float?!?!
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
Harry Potter and me exchange techniques :P
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:iconletsplayalovegame:
Letsplayalovegame Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Hehe
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:iconinnocencezack:
innocencezack Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:heart: Featured! [link]
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconinnocencezack:
innocencezack Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
you're welcome! ^^
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:iconfarcry77:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no complaints. It speaks.
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:iconnataliatrybus:
nataliatrybus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
brilliant
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sepulchremoss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Writer
this is your FIRST?!! I hate to see what it looks like when you get the hang of it!! This is MARVELOUS! I agree about the shadow being too soft but elsewise this is AWESOME. LOVELY work. <3 much love, God bless!
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
Haha thank you! :D
Appreciate the support ^^
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:iconwilya12:
Wilya12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow its kinda scary but great job ^____^
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:icontoxic-peaches:
Toxic-Peaches Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Well that's cool
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:iconwoodsy900:
woodsy900 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to add that the foot looks off because there is no shadow on the underside of the foot it stood out to me more then anything else. then following up the leg the shadow on her calf muscle is a bit too hard... given the ambient lighting

The top half of her arm is amazing it fits the scene very well but then the lower portion of her arm seems to jump out saying "i've spent so much time doing this im over it let's just submit and hope for the best". Personally i think you have used a brush that is too large and soft for her hand... maybe a smaller harder brush to remove the detail from between the fingers would suffice. finally the hair is great but only one small part needs to be slightly out of place before it starts to look off i think that piece is the bit sitting on the larger pillow it doesnt look right.

Aside from all that the lighting is great for a photomanip and you seem to know what you want from the image so a little bit more time with the same amount of effort will give you an AMAZING result. Also suggest if you didnt already to see what the shadow would be like at different distances from a light source the shadow looks close to what it should from a rounded object but maybe a little darker :D
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:iconestrelas:
Estrelas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome!! But also kinda scary--I really hope that doesn't happen to people in their sleep.

I wish I could offer some editing advice, but I know little to nothing about photography at the moment. Sorry I can't help, but I really like this photo. I think you did a really good job regardless of the editing issues. :D I can't even see anything wrong truthfully.
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Photographer
Thank you :)

Appreciate the feedback and support ^^
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:iconlex-xiv:
Lex-XIV Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Hi. ^^

I'd work on the hair a little, maybe work it so it falls around the pillows a little more naturally, and as some others have said the shadow is a little off. With were the light is, I'd say it needs to be further forward towards the near side of the bed, and a little higher up, not completely centered under her.

Over all it's very well done, with a little work you'll improve wonderfully.
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:icont-thomas:
T-Thomas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   General Artist
I though this was really cool
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:iconrunatal:
Runatal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Nice one, but the shadow under her, on the bed, seems to be a bit too soft, as if the light which causes it would be much further away from her than the ceiling. Next time try to make it a bit sharper, but all in all a good piece :)
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:iconwolvenmoonmist:
WolvenMoonMist Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
That's awesome, lovely job.
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:iconlostintheworld16:
lostintheworld16 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Really well done! I love it! :eyepopping::omfg::love:
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:iconkraetyz:
kraetyz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
It looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shopps in my day.

Still, quite good. Very much so, even!
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Photographer
Yea... I'm working on that, trying to get better.

Thanks for the feedback!
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:iconlairy:
lairy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
uh, you guys? who cares about the arm? This is a really GREAT job, not a poor one. like any of you could do any better! This looks really great. The hand and the end of the foot are what need a little work in terms of smoothing, but everything else is great. No one will notice the arm if it's not pointed out to them.
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:iconnightmare-lenne:
Nightmare-Lenne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Photographer
Haha yes! Awe, thank you so much ^^
Made my day:heart:
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