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Rain Spell by temporary-peace Rain Spell by temporary-peace
As usual, I encourage comments and observations! What I'm most interested in is how you see this image, what it makes you feel, think, etc. (of course, if you find it interesting and worthy).
(I have a feeling that I might regret having said that.)

1. Why is there a shadow cast onto the wall (girl and umbrella)?
Because the frame contains a painting, not a window. Considering how the girl and the whole interior are lit, there must be a shadow cast in that area. The ocean doesn't enter the room from behind the wall, but it's coming alive from the picture.

2. Why the clouds on the wallpaper?
It's my way of suggesting the blending of the two spaces: the inside and the outside (the real world and the imaginated or summoned world).

3. Why does the wave coming from the frame looks weird/flat/isn't flowing normally?
My intention was to suggest a mix of how the water flows and how the canvas would drop over the edge of the frame (and bend under the floor edge). I worked for hours on that part and that's what I came with, I know it's not perfect, my skills are limited... If you can suggest a solution, you are welcome to.

Credits & info:
All photography by me (no stock used).
Model: Michelle
12 x 12 in @ 300 dpi
Kodak Z740 & PS CS2

Note: If you're going to post this on your blog, website, etc., you must credit me and link back to this page or to my website, Alterations of any kind, in whole or in part, are forbidden.
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aliarabi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing ;)
Vertsberg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Photographer
This work inspire me!! Magnificent !!
radicalrogue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
cool. nice work. are you familiar with an old print of 2 identical girls dressed in white standing in a room with windows and a fireplace and different views out each, with ocean water creeping in? my mother used to own the print and i'd love to find it again!
radicalrogue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
cool. nice work! it reminds me of a print my mother used to own. are you familiar with a picture of twin girls dressed in white  standing in a room with a different view/landscape out each window/wall/door? the ocean is creeping into the room and i think a fireplace features in the picture too. i wish i could find it again.
awilt07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Oh, I just love this!
okiyzz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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mykolozano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I am such a fan of your work!! I used this picture as an image for my music online on soundcloud. Is it cool? I wanted to respect your requests noted above.:…
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work :-) , you have a keen eye for details. I think this piece is well thought through and very clever :clap: :love:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Outstanding and fascinating! :clap:
FilippasAngelMartina Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Surrealsim is something that really inspires me.. Not on my deviations (so far) but in my mind and I'm getting more insoiration from. This pictures is one of the best I've seen and I got so amazed about the whole idea!!
I really like the water on the floor!! It makes you feel that the ocean is "visiting" you, which is very surrealistic~~ :)
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
That's really cool! Love the concept!!
Adr13n Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Very nice manip'!!! I like the clean look of it, no unecessary texture or stock. Despite your explanations I personnally don't like very much the clouds on the wallpaper, maybe because they are below the water surface/ horizon suggested by the painting... For me, the "Rain spell" have failed ;) It looks like she misspoken one magic word and water is coming but not the intended way Oops!
nekolab Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
jetlevin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Love this concept.
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just an amazing piece! Lovey work! I love the description, great concept and ideas! It's well put together!:clap::wow:
kailet97 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it reminded me of the third movie of narnia, when the room gets filled of water beause of a painting. it is awesome *-*
ufukarslanhan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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volker03 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very great, love it :heart:
AC-M Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful ^^

Love it! :D
PaGoG Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like that image. What I find interesting about it is how the realistic part - the lady (I just assume that it is a photo) - blends into the comic like surrounding. I'm not quite sure about the colours you used. However, I couldn't think of any better choice than the one you made. The colours are really snappy, yet they are far away from being cheesy. Also, the image has little details that appeal to me. I.e. what are those dark spots on the left side of the wall?
Furthermore, I guess there is no sense in telling you how technically perfect that photo is, since you probably know it best.
Just keep up that great work!
Jinkets242 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow..Mega Awesome and Mega Quirky! <<< A good combination!
catcaracelo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
fantastic - love the narrative!
elsiemarie13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Beautiful! Seriously gorgeous. I saw it at first and thought of peacefulness. The intertwining of reality and imagination is wonderful. A true delight to view. Thanks!
Choppywings Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ecemelmas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Woow! Great work... :)
teacupey Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
totally blown away by this ,great work !!
Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Fantastic work!
iMickeyD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
JeanChr1stophe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I think it's wonderful
thelastelanor Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how you did water?
HelpTechCona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Wish I had the stocks for something like this :(
coprophage Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Awesome beautiful work.
silent-Princee Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
very nice work
simoneheld Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
You've been featured here: [link]
T-Thomas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   General Artist
:dalove: Congratulations! This work has been featured: [link] :iconpandaballoonplz:
The-Obsessive-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Good balance of colors, just the right amount of red to balance the picture and lead your eye around it.
acIrmo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice idea. Good job :D
Spridle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
amazing! O:

I love the entire concept, and the color contrast between the girl and everything else really makes it interesting! C:
raspberryxjam Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
sickkkkkkkkk (: (amazing) (:
emilyrosecaspe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I love this piece (and I love that you have an FAQ) heehee :)
tillydotcom Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
This has been featured in my Digital and Conceptual new article! [link] :heart:
DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Photographer
Feature: [link]
ManuLuize Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I really like tis piece!
I featured it in my blog, here [link] , if there's is any problem just tell me.
serravallo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Surrealism very good, loved.
MusicIsMyPassion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Really interesting. I love the coloring. The matching floor, outfit, and umbrella really tie it together and give it it a little pop from the blue. :3
megabryce Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
i love this.
Simply said, this piece is immaculate. Nothing less than perfect.:)
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