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The First Meeting by konishkichen The First Meeting by konishkichen
This was really a lot of fun to make! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it! :D

New alternative title: "I think I'm lost" ;)

Edit: Some little tweaks here and there but also changed the shadow. Hopefully it fits better now!

Many thanks to:
~Fallen-Immortal for the cave ([link])
*Drezdany-stocks for the polar bear ([link]) and the penguin ([link])
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I think most people would agree that this is adorable, at first sight.
There's just something about big, bumbling bears, penguins, and the icy wasteland that appeals to the senses.

The photo manipulation is done wonderfully; at first I assumed it was a digital painting with use of stock images.
I personally think it's much more difficult to make a a cohesive image with manipulation, so major props to you!

As a digital painter myself though, I suggest trying to focus the image even more than you have.
I noticed how you used the coloring, from the pale teal to the warm yellow green, leading the eye from the bear, to the penguin (which is a wonderful positive space element, by the way), to the light and landscape beyond.
Even more though!
You can never push the composition enough, I say.

Try adding more cools to the edges, maybe make the blues darker.
Push that brilliance of the light by making it so bright in contrast to everything else.

I'm not saying this needs any sort of retouching, though. It's already great, but keep the tips in mind for later!


Also, to wrap it up, I love the joke on the north and south pole meeting :lol:
Just adorable and witty.
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Very nice. I doubt I was the first one who mistook this manip as a painting, so congrats on that. You made a really strong image with "limited" resources. You made the most of them.

If there is anything to criticise it would be the penguin's shadow which seems slightly unnatural (it should be more... "uneven" in that snow) and the lack of focus which you can push by adding contrasts to the image. If you darken the edges and the ice, the sunlight and the animals will truly be the center of the image, even more than now.

Still, that's just nitpicking. As a whole, the image is beautifully done and playing with the fact that these two live on literally opposite ends of the earth gives it some extra laughs to boot.

Really great work here ^^
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Morrison687 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Love it!
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkhazei:
Khazei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whao !
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, very cool work
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you´re welcome
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work !
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a pleasure for me!:iconkalinereine:
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llinute Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've featured your beautiful work here [link], hope you don't mind :iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip6:
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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llinute Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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Brumae-Art Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MagicLaDyCharm22 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Stuning!!
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
great job!
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gingado Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2012 - Part 1" -maybe you like it!

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wiingzz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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Ligarththedragon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Polar bears have never eaten Penguins O_O
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chuckles-72 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Unbelievable! I didn't realize it was a photo manip, either. I think it is truly ingenious. I'd like to try it sometime. Okay, goin' to check out the rest of your work!!
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konishkichen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:

Your work is featured in the monthly news article about the Devious Folder/digital art.
:iconcheerplz: [link] :iconcheerplz:

Thank you for sharing your work.
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konishkichen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :boogie:
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :iconcheerplz:
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Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
gorgeous work
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konishkichen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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iialau Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student
"wanna coke?" OuO
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HarusameHanae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Cuteee <3
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
This image has been featured here [link]

Beautiful work! :woohoo:
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konishkichen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, dear! :hug:
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
You're very welcome - thank you for Tweeting the article :huggle:
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:iconbrigitte-fredensborg:
:wave:This great work is featured in my new journal [link]

Hope you like it!
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Blooomberg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Wonderful!
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Blooomberg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
my pleasure))) Most welcome!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist
sweet and very well done too :)
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FeenoGraphie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   General Artist
I featured it here [link] :heart:
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for featuring me! :hug:
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FeenoGraphie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   General Artist
gern geschehen :hug:
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MadElfTk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
I love this. Absolutely great blending, and this is one of most unique photomanipulation concepts that I've seen in who knows how long. Fantastic work!
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konishkichen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much! :hug:
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mapache87 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Really well done!!!!!Congratulations!!!
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:iconkonishkichen:
konishkichen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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miro222 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D nice good that they are not on one pole
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7argool Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Wow! Great work, i almost thought it was a photo XD
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