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Moonlight Shadow II by cazcastalla Moonlight Shadow II by cazcastalla
Entry for the Dark of Night challenge at :iconmanipulatethis:
Level 2

:bulletred:I have made some changes to the original following helpful and constructive advice in the comments:bulletred:

Nobody knew where they came from, where they went to... even if they went anywhere.
Every day the two elderly men sat on the bench, they never seemed to eat.. no-one saw them arrive each morning and no-one saw them leave each night... but plenty saw them throughout the day.
They were talked about, theories abounded... but no-one seemed to know anything for a fact.
One day they both died sitting on the bench - there was no funeral... no family came forward - so there they stayed.
People stopped passing by that way.
Cats stopped prowling there at night.
Owls kept away.
Eventually all living things dared not go near or by - so now it is the sacred grave of the two elderly gentlemen who seemed to know no-one and who nobody knew.

I made this into a huge challenge for myself as it is all about lighting and shadows... just hope I got it somewhere close to right!

Required stock background from :icontw3dstock:

from :iconbreedstock:
from :iconnixie04:
from :iconautumn-icestock:
from :iconmalise-skyla:
from :iconprolific-stock:
texture [link] from :iconnight-fate-stock:

Skulls from mediamilitia.com
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Beautiful dark atmosphere ! :skull:
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thank you... it's all a great learning curve for me - this was a challenge due to the lighting issues - little by little ;)
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prolific-stock Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wonderfully creepy! Thanks for using my stock and good luck in the contest :love:
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Thank you :dance:
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Pennes-from-Heaven Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the gargoyles, great choices. Nice work on creating a dark spooky scene from the different stock choices. Good luck in the challenge!!
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Thank you :dance:
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nixie04 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for using my stock. Here is a link to my rules. Basic - Credit and Comment. It would have been nice to know that you used my stock. I shouldn't have to find out second hand through a journal. I am hoping that you at least let all these other kind stockers know that you used their stock.

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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I am sorry - I am pretty new to putting my art on here using dA stock - I simply forget to do it... if I feature anything anywhere I always leave a comment ... not everyone requires anything more than links back to the stock (me for instance). But I have now left a comment on all the other stock images I have used for this and my other entry to this challenge - thanks for bringing it to my attention, and once again, sorry to have upset you.
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nixie04 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wasn't upset, just a friendly reminder. I know it is a basic requirement for just about every stocker here on dA and some are much more strict with their rules. Good luck with the contest and remember to always let someone know when you have used there stock, we love seeing what others have made with it.
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brandrificus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I like everything here . The concept , the well blended bones , the story , colors and textures .... but it seems the with the direction of the light rays , and the height of the gargoil , that it's shadow should be foward and possible even shadow that bench a bit. Nice work my friend !!!
:iconfearmeplz: Good luck in the challenge !
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