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April 3, 2013
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If Heaven is Not Enough by Chocomix If Heaven is Not Enough by Chocomix
"heaven's not enough
if when you get there..
just another blue
and heaven's not enough
you think you've found it
and it loses you

you've thought of all there is
but not enough
and it loses you in a cloud"

Fan Art for the Korean Anime Movie "Yobi the Five Tailed Fox" It's such a sad story T_T And I know, it's a wolf, and it doesn't have five tails but well, lazy me. But I thought it was more about the concept. The dove representing the soul of her friend, which she accidently took with her to the place where souls go after they die, so his soul left his body. So it's all winter down there - Where the souls prepare to be reincarnated - and Yobi tries to rescue her friends soul and wants to send it back to the real world. And this is the scene where she begs the dove to fly! Fly high, but since it's so cold and she's already weakend she stays behind. They are followed by rabbitlike spirits - It's a very sad ending, but what exactly happens I'm not going to tell ;)

I really hope you like it :D

Wolf: [link] & [link]
Dove: [link]
Background: [link]


(c) Chocomix
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This is absolutely beautiful! The lighting especially is the aspect that hits me, you did a wonderful job of showing the light hitting the right places and it really focus the viewer's eye on the wolf and the sky that it's looking up at.
I like how you've made the snow fall in different directions and blur some of it and not other bits. The snow that's sitting on the forelegs of the wolf looks authentic, too.
Having the rocks in the foreground blurred really makes it seem as if it were a real photograph we're looking at (they may have been blurred in the stock, I'm not sure)!

I'm guessing the bird is a ghost or an angel or something because it looks faint and glowing, and it really looks like a savior for the wolf. I haven't seen the anime that this is based from, but now I really want to!

I don't make photomanips so I'm not an expert or anything, but I can't find a single thing wrong with this marvellous piece of art! You should be really proud of yourself mate :aww: x
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From the credits I can see that you may have merged two images of a wolf, if that be the case, you did an excellent job of it. I didn't know until I saw the two separate poses.
I'm going to start off with what could be improved, the dove could be made a tad more visible. I couldn't see it at first. Also if the wolf is willing the dove to fly than I'd think that the dove should be closer to the wolf. Also, maybe try it with a different background, the angle of the trees kind of messes up the scene between the wolf and dove.
And now what I like: The lighting is perfect! It adds the mystic and intense feeling of the scene. The halo effect on the dove was a good idea (try making it a tad brighter). The wolf's pose is also a very good choice, when you look at it you see hope.
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Blackhawkred Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an astonishing piece of art! 
Chocomix Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
wolfenwinter Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured by :iconwolfmasterpieces: [link]
Chocomix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! <333 Vielen vielen Dank <333
DiamondHoofbeats Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
You' ve been featured here [link] Congrats! :heart:
Chocomix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Tasastock Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely work :) i like it

thanks for using my stock :hug:
Chocomix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU! For providing such wonderful stock <3 I think me finding yur stock photo, was what made this piece c: The pose is just perfect!
MudBug93 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detail of the snow billowing around the wolf! It's definitely the tiny realistic details that make a manipulation look, well, not like a photo manipulation, but a magical photo. :D
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