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Beautiful Doom by JaimeIbarra Beautiful Doom by JaimeIbarra
Several weeks ago, HDR Photography Guru, Trey Ratcliff came to my house to talk about photography and stuff, and somewhere in the mix of all of the Photoshop talk, he asked where my pen tablet was.

I said, "Oh...umm...I keep it at Best-Buy, on the shelf with the others...so it doesn't get lonely".

Actually, I never really had a good reason to NOT own one, and it only took Trey about a minute to convince me to reconsider. On the following day, I bought an Intuos4...and after a couple of weeks, my cursing became less-frequent, the learning curve leveled-out a bit, and it felt comfortable to use...and, of course, I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to kick myself for not doing this sooner.

There is an entirely new dimension (albeit, in its infancy) in my work, now. This image started-off as a Pen Tablet Experiment/Playground...and this is what it became.

Thanks, Trey :)

The photo of the model (that I took several years ago) is the only "real" thing in this composite image. The entire background, her hair, and parts of her dress were done with the Intuos4.

Tutorial videos of my post-production and Photoshop techniques are available now at: www.ibarra2.com
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EvelinaBrzozka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! Your photography is inspiration for me. I dream that one day I will reach your level of imagination, taste and perfection :clap:
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iMarcB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very powerful imagery :) 
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jasonvillamilphoto Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful
Amazing.
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:iconbarbalili:
barbalili Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Love it
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yamahagfy Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
this is absolutely incredible. I think you just changed my mind on the pen-tablets...
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:iconthe-soulseeker-vio:
the-soulseeker-vio Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
INCREDIBLE! :heart:
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KlaraKay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful work! :peace:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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Toruko-Yui Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
hooooly fuck, you should definitely put up a tutorial, so some worthless people (aka me) could dig the tricks.
:O
:O:O
WOW.
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xPinkTuxToTheProm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! I'd say it was a good bang for your buck, for sure. Magnificent piece!
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xXObscuraXx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
That's REEEEEEEEEAAAALLLLLLY awsome O.O
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aprilsyah Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
amazing !!!!
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Rocksssane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This ''unreal'' background seems alive. The movement in her hair and her red mysterious dress suits very well with the ''tornado'', it makes beautiful harmony..And the composition is good too, I don't need to tell you why.. I think it's my favorite image from your work
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Rocksssane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This ''unreal'' background seems alive. The movement in her hair and her red mysterious dress suits very well with the ''tornado'', it makes beautiful harmony..And the composition is good too, I don't need to tell you why.. I think it's my favorite image from your work
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bellykelly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous job.
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow amazing :love:
The strong color is great! Nice concept =)
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DeeperSpiritualSign Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is one of the best pieces ive seen.....you have amazing talent..
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madshutterbug Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Lots of opinions about tablets, and they still all boil down to (for those who discover they need them) what you said: Why did I wait this long?

It is time for me to upgrade. I purchased lower end for my first, and did so based on advice from artist friends (as you did). Upgrade time is both because I need the additional sensitivity/features and because I think the old one is showing signs of wearing out.

And... Really Nice Image. Really.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a tablet notebook is better. you can draw right on the screen.
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KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is one of my absolute favourites of yours... seriously. it knocked me sideways!

so beautiful... love the concept/composition and the colours etc - just perfection!
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kaush Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. i love the contrasting colours.
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:iconpolyschroma:
PolysChroma Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
very impressive!
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MEtime01eurEKA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Photographer
nice done! <3
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pAnChoIam Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
just lovely i would like to have ur point of view! 10 points!
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
It is almost physically impossible for me to do anything digital-art related without a tablet for years now. Welcome to the dark side Jaimelbarra, we've been expecting you.
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iStrife Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Looking forward to see what happens with the new techniques :)
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JosefinaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is fabulous! :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been featured on my front page in my weekly Box Feature.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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carpemomentumphoto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Good job with that tablet! I can't afford an intuos4 yet, I'm working with a medium Bamboo Pen&Touch. :)
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etartwork Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
beeeeaaautiful
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bsmith13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful.
I just received an Intuos 4 for Christmas. It's amazing how much easier editing has become.
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Asura-Kumara Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
b e a u t i f u l
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OKn-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
got the Intuos4 since christmas now as well... and am still practicing and learning. I know I still do NOT use all the available options as I am still trying to find the best configuration and handling for me.
your awesome picture keeps me with enthusiasm and faith in holding on with it
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vivienkwong Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Ah, amazing, amazing colours!!! Her expression is perfect and everything is seamless.

And Trey does seem like a very persuasive person. I'm guilty of being sucked in, and bought a hoodman SD card after he reviewed it. haha. Would love to see what he's like in real life.
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FabiolaRosado Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Tablets are a beautiful thing, you save so much time working with them. And this is gorgeous. I really love how you manage the color in your photos. :)
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blackcherry52 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
awesomeness
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow:
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amyjenc1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
oh ...just.... ughhh too much amazing.
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merm-ish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I absolutely love the colour scheme in this!
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happyblueimp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Words can't describe this! You took a stunning picture and made it mind blowing!
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sarcastic-Assassin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Photographer
I like how your photography, in general, is very real, and I like how this one is not. The model is real and one can tell, but it looks done on purpose and it works very well.

I think the hair throws the picture off just a little, the rest of it is clear and the hair, although showing motion, is blurry. When I critique prose I would say that it stems the flow. It makes the viewer pause mid-stream and it can be hard to get back.

There is also a bit of dark grey in the top corner that pulls away from the picture I don't think I'd recommend pulling it out, but it makes it's presence known.

Overall I like the picture and think you've done very well with this photo, the clouds look great and the model isn't overpowered.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
ah! I have been wanting a Intuos, one day I shall..treat my self.
fantastic work with the dress and the contrast of colors..:)
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ksanimallover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very creative.
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:iconcalgarc:
calgarc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Artist
looks almost like a painting
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Tarik-TJS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I REALLY LOVE THIS! Soooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I love her dress!
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Sinopa-Rin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Love love love love love! One of my favourites you've ever done, I think. Beautiful.
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sharlytoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
apasionantemente increible
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sa-cool Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really amazing! :)
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SteveAllred Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
Welcome to the world of computer tablets! You made the right choice, I absolutely LOVE my Intous4, and I really think it's one of the best tablets out there. That accuracy is amazing! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Although it's hard to imagine your work getting any better than it already is . . . lol.

And of course, like usual, this photo (and photo manipulation) is amazing.
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666ZAKYO666 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work.. i think you succed using that tools. congratulation
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