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Too Late for Her by WDWParksGal Too Late for Her by WDWParksGal
Sadly, she learned too late to truly live.

For the Samhain Contest held by xgnyc ~ digital/photomanipulation entry (I wrote the epitaph, too, so it is sort of a combination entry, digital and literature.

The epitaph reads:
Here I Lie Beneath this Stone.
My Body is Still, My Spirit Alone.
When I did Live, My Heart was Ice Cold;
Days Filled with Frustration, Annoyance so Bold.
Not a Chance did I Take to Love and Adore,
At Death it's too Late,
True Life Comes Before.

My own stock and landscape picture.

Finally Fall by WDWParksGal Space in Bronze Wallpaper 3 by WDWParksGal-Stock Gray-Grained Tombstone PSD by WDWParksGal-Stock Storm Sitting PSD File by WDWParksGal-Stock Kittens no BKG Version 2 by WDWParksGal-Stock Tombstones download-no bkg by WDWParksGal-Stock as well as using one squirrel from a Squirrel Tube-Pack

Eeriepack by wyckedBrush (the bird and tree by the gravestone)
Ghost (used several effects, as well as a negative image effect) by LadyButterfly-x
Soft Lights by LoRdaNdRe
Fence by redheadstock
Aurora by redheadstock
Fields of Gold by teddybearcholla
Grass 2 by Katikut

:iconleartistplz: Made in PhotoShop Elements 8. Made use of the clone tool, filters, effects, tools, hues, saturation, shadows, etc.
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SKCF-Neith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
=( So sad
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
It is. I've know people who just seem to never get a clue before they passed on :no: :sadangel:
BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   General Artist
The bronze planet system blends in a haunting way with the autumn colors. I also like the ghost effect of lightening some areas and darkening others with partial opacity; it reminds me of the Casper movie I recently watched! :iconitisamystery: Personally, I think the hair is a bit too opaque, though. BTW, does ~LadyButterfly-x have a tutorial on those effects? I didn't see anything along those lines in her gallery.
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I don't think ~LadyButterfly-x has a tutorial. I read some journals at *redheadstock who makes loads of brushes and got the idea how to alter brushes. That ghost brush is run through filters and effects and I not only altered the opacity, I used the "negative" effect on it, which is how the hair got to look that way. I can probably use an eraser brush (soft-edged) at around 20% opacity to get the hair less opaque.

Is the "Casper" movie the older one? I've seen it many times. I really like that movie. I watched the "Casper" cartoon when I was young.
BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
[link] (I don't know why so many of the pictures are black and white, since it was a color movie. :shrug:)
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Yes, that is the film. I have the video and still have a video player so I can watch it. That is weird that the pictures are in Black and White when it certainly was a full-color film :confused:
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
:aww: Why thank you so much!
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! ^u^
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the atmosphere that you cast in this art piece- it's just perfect :heart:

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