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MoonPhantomWolf:iconmoonphantomwolf:
AWESOME!!! 8D
Thu May 3, 2012, 12:08 PM
Blue-Narazabeth:iconblue-narazabeth:
I LOVE UR ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun Dec 5, 2010, 10:47 AM
BrightSky66:iconbrightsky66:
You're AWESOME at drawing or whatever you do xP
Fri Oct 22, 2010, 5:12 AM
Atlasfield:iconatlasfield:
Congradulations for your gallery and your talent, keep it:, is great! :la:
Wed Apr 28, 2010, 11:19 AM
zillah-nightshade:iconzillah-nightshade:
This stuff is awesome!
Sat Mar 20, 2010, 6:20 PM
jshapeshifter:iconjshapeshifter:
Hot Shot!! :-) Thanks for sharing!
Fri Jan 15, 2010, 11:22 AM
jshapeshifter:iconjshapeshifter:
Hot Shot!! :-)
Fri Jan 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
WildGriffin:iconwildgriffin:
OMG DOOM
Sat Oct 31, 2009, 9:06 PM
WindSeeker:iconwindseeker:
d00Md00Md00Md00M!!!
Fri Sep 18, 2009, 3:27 PM
wolffang1031
your art is magnifacint
Mon Aug 17, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Did anyone happen to catch my 125,000 pageview?  I just noticed we passed it (barely!)
Eye by WindSeeker
Eye
My good eye, the pupil is oddly shaped because I've had about a dozen eye surgeries and it got messed up in one of them a good 12 years ago.  The surgery that originally messed it up was what was supposed to be a routine cataract surgery, of course, nothing with my eyes is routine, so it took 4 hours and my iris ultimately got stuck to my cornea, so they had to go back in 6 days later and unstick it and the pupil got all out of whack. Considering the number of procedures I've had, I'm rather happy I can see at all it still works sort of, but I have to use drops to get it to dilate in low light or indoors... Fun.  Taken with my iPhone        
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Church in the City by WindSeeker
Church in the City
Taken with my iPhone and camera plus app. This is a church in Southwest Philly
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WindSeeker
Courtney Wilson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Favourite genre of music: Any except rap/R&B
Favourite photographer: Jim Brandenburg
Favourite style of art: realistic digital art
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
MP3 player of choice: n/a
Favourite cartoon character: SNOOPY
Personal Quote: "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep debating dinner. Liberty is the lamb with an arsenal"
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RedianWolff Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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AlkryEarth17 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday cake by KmyGraphic  Cupcake Icon | F2U Free Avatar - CupTardCake !!!
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Dark-Arctic-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Photographer
Hope you have a wonderful day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely of love from your friends and family!
I wish you only the positive impressions of this day and year!

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xana-akai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! x3
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CrystalMarineGallery Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Chisaruu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch <3 your art is amazing  *_*
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Have a hard time believing you're blind, BUT I won't be too skeptical. Lovely artwork and a great skill and sense of lighting and color. Amazing work!
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm legally blind, which means I have some vision, but not enough to drive, get around without a cane or dog, or read without magnification.  Its why my full works look less polished than my thumbnails.
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Your art shows a great grasp of lighting, color and form, but I feel like it could be so much more if you focused and polished it a little more.  I thought maybe you just worked at low resolution, but some of the pictures I looked at indicated a very large resolution still with similar problems. The main thing that turns a gorgeous thumbnail into a less appealing full view is the jagged sharp edges (I don't know if you just paint out a mask and never refine the edges of it? thats kind of what it looks like but I don't know).  I'd like to encourage you to maybe find some exercises in technique (feng zhu I've heard is quite useful to a lot of people!) experiment with brushes and just play around with tools, transparency and techniques and see if you can tighten it up a little. I think your work could be really fantastic if you put some effort into polish. 
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Secondly, I started this gallery around the time when I lost a significant portion of what eyesight I did have and have gradually learned to use what I have left to more effect over the intervening ten or so years, both of the paintings you left comments on are quite old, though Lover of Light will always be one of my personal favorites
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A large part of the problem here is that I am legally blind and generally do not notice the problems with my work until long after I have finished a piece.  I can't quite describe my vision to you as I've never seen with normal eyesight, but I know what you mean to an extent.  I have a lot of difficulty seeing small detail which is why for me, the big images look like the thumbnails would to you I suppose, but yea, I can see partially out of one eye and use a Seeing Eye dog to get around.
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thats a bummer :(  (and just fyi, the pieces I comment on aren't always the ones I like best, just the ones I have comments about ;) )

I totally understand if it's not worth it to fight with it, but if you did want to try I wonder if there are any filters or tools that might be able to help? The stuff you do at higher resolution, maybe because you are zoomed in better so the details smooth out when you shrink the image, the details are fine, but what I mainly notice is jagged spots and gaps in the underlying color layer. Im not sure what general process you use, but if it's some variation of laying out a base layer, and then painting shadows highlights etc on top of it, maybe you could try doing a layer select on the base layer, and expanding/feathering the selection by a few pixels, and doing a color fill on that before continuing the painting?  I noticed this especially on "The horned one" and "february - amethyst". Then again it's not as apparent in the newer works, maybe I only really notice it on the older ones because of how much the thumbnail image appeals to me to begin with and your method's changed enough to resolve it already :) 

by the way - thanks for the watch!!
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, back when I did February-Amethyst, and the preceding Garnet, my techniques were quite different.  Still, the jagged bits are not something I can just glance at the image and see.the problems.  I even zoom in and try to check the edges, but I still have a good chance of missing something.

I have a full "walkthrough" sort of thing on this image: Wolf Mates by WindSeeker
which is linked in the description if you're interested.  In more recent works, I've tried to do outlines and fill layer the color in, but that too is difficult due to needing to make the thing a closed shape.  I appreciate the feedback though :)
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DarcWolfHeart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the watch <33
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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