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Such Wonderful Pets by WDWParksGal Such Wonderful Pets by WDWParksGal

For the one-stock challenge at #ManipulateThis


The challenge was to use the same stock background that everyone was using and create a new manipulation from it! The theme is her exotic pets, from the dragons, to the kitty to the lion statue in the yard by the castle.

Non-Competitive Entry.

Stock Uses:
Required Background Stock:
The Two Dragon Stocks:
The Lion Statue (near the castle):
The model:
The Stained-Glass Windows:
(Special texture I made just to use for this deviation ~ it is in my scraps on my stock site ~ to see the windows better, download the deviation)
The Kitty and the Autumn Leaves are clip-arts posted on my stock site. Both were redone and enhanced for this project, so I replaced those files.

Brushes
Clouds by ~Wearwolfaa
Birds by *redheadstock
I used enhancements, filters, effects, saturation, lighting, darkening and hue adjustments to bring out the clouds already in the photo, but I added a few more for depth.
The birds are very light and high up in the sky, but I added them since it would be unusual to not have a few birds in the sky!
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:icon1arcticfox:
1arcticfox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very imaginative and creative! :-)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thank you. I do like dragons. I have given several DDs to dragon deviations!
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:icon1arcticfox:
1arcticfox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love dragons too! Just never been good at drawing them! :D
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:iconskcf-neith:
SKCF-Neith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Wow this looks wonderful. Great photo Manipulation! Everything seems to come together harmoniously =)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you ~ I do adore dragons :aww:
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is cool :jawdrop:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thank you. Wouldn't they make lovely pets???
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But of course! Can I take one home?! :excited:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Wouldn't it nice? Imagine having a dragon large enough to ride! She can get her own food and you can save on gasoline for the car!
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:love: the idea! The prices for gasoline are ridiculous... :faint:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
When the price of crude dropped into the seventy-dollar range I thought, Oh, gas will go down below $3!! That was a no. The other day it was still $3.50 here :no:
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:faint:
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:icontwins72-stocks:
Twins72-Stocks Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
your great work has been feature here [link]
hope you like it :-)
have a wonderful weekend :sun:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thank you! Lovely features and I checked out the website you have in your journal. Beautiful stock for really inexpensive prices!
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:icontwins72-stocks:
Twins72-Stocks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
it's really my plesasure and thanks for checking the site :heart:
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
You've certainly created a sprawling fantasy world, replete with World of Warcraft - worthy scenery! I enjoy the extra meaning give by the title, suggesting that these ominous dragons are actually loveable pets. It brings to mind a reptile exhibit I recently saw, in which even the carnivorous crocodile was oddly endearing. The only thing I'd consider revising is the inconsistent tone of the piece. Overall it feels warm and peaceful, like an overcast autumn day, but that mood is at odds with the purplish cast in the center of the sky and on the largest dragon. Overall, it's an entrancing, immersive piece!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Thank you so much, especially for the critique. I was trying to give the impression of a sun just setting... and the purplish cast came out when using a variety of filters and effects. I could probably subdue the color with a reddish/orange overlay to tie in to the rest of the deviation.

Talking about World of Warcraft, in the nineties my son was one of the beta testers for the first wave of the game. He was able to beta test many games at the time.

Congratulations on getting through Basic! I come from a family with a lot of military experience. My niece is currently a commander in special forces for the Centers for Disease Control. One of my brothers retired after a combination of 29 years in the Navy, National Guard and the Army. During the Persian Gulf war he was called back up to serve in Germany (his specialty is acquisitions) and he was in his late forties! He said that as long as he stayed active he could be called back up. Of course, now he is in his late sixties. Two of my other brothers served in the Air Force and the Army during the Viet Nam era. My husband's sister served in the Navy. A nephew served nearly 10-years in the Navy and another was a pilot in the Navy now flying for Southwest. The list goes on.

I do love dragons and dinosaurs and the like. My brother sculpts full-size replicas then makes casts of them to make copies for museums and displays. He has a display of many of them in the basement of his clubhouse at his golf course and it is so much fun to walk around and look at them!

My daughter, `Arete-Eirene-Phile is an Ancient Greek and Latin scholar. I'll have to tell her that you'll be part of the linguistic department of the Army!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wonderful work Phylis!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thank you. It has been awhile since I've had time to work on a manip :hug:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:):glomp:You're very welcome!!Have a great weekend!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
You, too! I have a bazillion things to do on dA to close out the month and get my October letter posted. Always something to do around here :wow: :faint:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:):nod:You are always so busy!!:hug:Thanks hon!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Yes, that's true.... I'll multi-task... I'll have Skype open, Text Edit, my search bars and the message center and go back and forth. I'm burning brain cells as we speak :giggle:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:D I don't know how you do it!!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I ignore my family :giggle:
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pets...? and how do you feed them ? ^^;
This is lovely composition, best of luck for the contest ;)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Very carefully :rofl: ~ it is a non-competitive entry. There is a rule in "painting" too much and I fear I may have used the brushes a bit too much, so I just made a general entry. I had more "pets" I wanted to add but ran out of time :giggle:
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:iconputyourbravefaceon:
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Peek-a-boo! Open up your little present by taking a look at the 25 Keepsakes Feature ( 3 ) .
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thank you! Wonderful features, too. :hug:
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:icontwins72-stocks:
Twins72-Stocks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
aww wow thats really a wonderful work :heart:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thank you so much. Am grateful for your wonderful stock :aww:
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:icontwins72-stocks:
Twins72-Stocks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
:hug:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Great use of the stock Phyllis. The overall visual has a wonderful painting effect.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thank you. It took me some time to get it done. I work with each stock piece, then work with each piece again once it is a layer in the PSD file. I was happy to get it done :aww:
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:iconpixellyperfectstock:
PixellyPerfectStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   General Artist
Wonderful piece! Thanks for using our stock :love:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thank you :aww: and you're welcome :nod: :hug:
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Lovey and impresstive work here
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thank you :hug: ~ I'm glad you like it!
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:iconleina1:
Leina1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful piece!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thank you kindly :aww: :hug:
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:iconlady-sonata:
Lady-Sonata Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece! :clap:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thank you :thanks: ~ I wanted to add a couple more "pets" but ran out of time to get it done!
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That Eilean Doonan Castle in scotland. I've been there! It's really neat to see and imagine dragons around it.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
:wow: You've been there??? Cool!!!! It is a really nice stock picture and the group made a good choose to pick it for the stock background. If you check the blog at #ManipulateThis you can see all sorts of pictures make with it!
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll check it out...I even have a few decent pictures of the place myself. There's even a member of the original family still living there.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Oh, my gosh! I cannot fathom paying the utilities on such a huge (and probably drafty) castle!!! I had no idea anyone lived there. You should post your pictures of the castle :nod:
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really not all that huge. Also she is quite clever. She lives in half of the castle and the other half is available to be toured for a small fee. I'll try to remember to post them tomorrow.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
That makes more sense. Are there guided tours?
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mainly you wander around and the tour people are waiting in each room.
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