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Carnival Sunset Eyes by KatieAlves Carnival Sunset Eyes by KatieAlves
Oh god... just... just no. Let's never try this again! This took me 3 hours to do! I seem to put all the important details into the most difficult spots! I wasn't going to add the dots, but without it, it really didn't look like much, especially the swing thing. Now those dots were a pain to do, because they had to be so small! So give this one some love, it was disgustingly hard to do. Favourite it, even if it does look like crap! XD I'm kidding! (sort of)

The wonderful/horrid idea was from Kennedy Smith.

Alright, so we've got a roller coaster with the sun behind it. Balloons floating into the sky (No matter what kind of carnival/fair/exhibition it is, if there's balloons, there's going to be a billion floating up into the sky) Then on the other eye there's one of those sky swings, a drop... thingy? I have no idea what those are called. People walking around with some of them holding balloons. A ticket booth/food booth/game booth and finally a ferris wheel.

So... for the love of god! Don't ask for a tutorial on this XD!! My camera actually wouldn't be able to handle it!

And as always, it's brighter on my facebook: [link]

OH OH OH! Don't forget to join my Halloween Contest! It's going from now until the end of september! [link]
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First, let me just start by saying wow! I love how you captured the actual glow of the sun. The light details are just stunning, and the stray balloons are a nice touch. Not to mention the people at the bottom and on the roller coaster look fantastic. I really love your golden lashes, it really blends in with the sun. The layers on the eye are cool. Please tell me how you did the loop? It's stunning! You are an amazing artist, always remember that. I've seen a lot of your work but this one always leaves me speechless.
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Critique by Mia-Zeklos May 13, 2012, 12:43:02 PM
Like I said for the other one of yours (the Harry Potter one), this is just amazing. It's extraordinary and it's obvious how talented you are.
What actually made me fall inlove with it, however, it's the way you exposed it - the setting sun it looks like it's almost moving and so do the roller coaster or the balloons. You just have, in some way, the amazing abillity to create a whole universe without making it something big and spectacular, it's juist the small carnival of every child's dreams and it holds in itself all the warmth and beauty of such moments.
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oakozz47 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
I don't know that I can I can add to anything already said.  It just lives.  I hope you've enjoyed all the praise for all the little lights-- it just wouldn't be a balmy Summer's evening without them.  And those lashes!  The shadows leap off the image and out at the viewer, as if we were really there!
AsaliKitten Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
This is beautiful despite you not liking it.
dragoeniex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Wow. This is gorgeous. I love the detail you put into adding all the little lights. Must've taken some time.
detourhk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I love the color, it's so sexy
LadyVic-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
My god, it's gorgeus!
kinkykillaclown Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Your truly an amazing artist!
PsychosisEvermore Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How does this not have a DD?
QiaokeliHyde Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite. I'd expect to see this along couture fashion. That is stunning.
DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous! <3
Sellybeans1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want...Love the colors
TeamPeetaForeva Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my fav piece of yours. Its just so eyecatching and realistic. It reminds me of summer nights in Cali (i liv in san fran) :+fav:
Hedonistbyheart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
okay, first of all; I'm fascinated by make-up art in general, I think it is interesting how skilled artists are able to transform a face or expression through their talent. That's one thing, and then there are people like you, who create entirely new and wonderful things through the medium of make-up! I am impressed by your ability to capture details in all your compositions, but this one in particular moves me. The colours drew me in and looking at it, I feel like I'm there. Not only that, but I also get a sort of mixed feeling of excitement and dread looking at it, since the sunset and silhouettes create a feeling of transition from the fun safety of a carnival during the day, to a carnival at night-time. I don't think many would be comfortable at a deserted carnival-spot during the night:XD:
What I'm trying to say is; I am incredibly moved by this:D
MonkeyMonkeyLady Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
i love how u did the lights!!!!!!!
Eppsy-girl Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sunsetofdoom Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Amazing; gives me nostalgia in just a few spare inches of space. You have incredible talent.
HermieDaCrab Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
secureid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
is fantastic .... i love it ur creative ... :wow: :wow:
secureid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
is fantastic ... i love it ... :wow:
CherieCurrie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!!! Just, words cannot describe this awesomeness!
Strasna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Now THATS what I call art! Magnificent.
I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How long did this take? When did you start doing eye art rather than just standard make up?
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This took me over 3 hours. It was a very, very long design.
I started about a year and a half ago.
I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O_O Wow.... That's insane....
Krissy1916 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really one of my favourites!! I love the colours and all the details like the dots.. simply beautiful!!
LLAMAS-EAT-PIE Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore the little lights! <3
nicholemarieee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
i cant handle how amazing this is. as a fellow makeup artist, i commend you... this is just stunning. well done you!!!
The way you captured the light... and all those dots! wow
TzilaRaviv Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Writer
Uhhhhh, holy crap. The detail.
Incredible. :3
starry-girl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simply stunning WOW!
n3k0cupc4k3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
o.o This is amazing. At first I thought it was Photoshoped or something.
9Itachi-lover Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love this one! You are so talented! Amazing make-up! <3
mgragg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
heh whats disgusting is how freaking good you are! damn you're amazing!!!! you are the true definition of a make up artist! :) <3
holimacaroni Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic :O
TheSpyderQueen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
wow,! one of my favourites from you! the detailing just blows me away! :)
beautyinreview Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the detail on this is incredible, and the colors make the whole thing, I think, especially the sun. Really exquisite work, I'm terribly impressed. :)
JRollendz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love ALL of your work!
Distant-Devian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
My friend came up with this idea for your contest ^^ (Kennedy Smith)[link]
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yes and it was awesome! :D
chevygirl-17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
wow i love this! very cool
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
That looks awesome!!!
ribbon3694 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
yeah I think the same, just AWESOME! but how did you do your eyelashes with the gold and black? wasn't it difficult to make this stripes? :O
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I used liquid eyeliner, so I was able to put the gold where I wanted and left the lashes that I wanted black, natural!
ribbon3694 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
gold liquid eyeliner? :O I want thiiis ;D
thanks for reply ^^
HondaGurl666 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
super kool, love all your work :)
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