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She is Zhinü – The weaver-girl fairy of Magpie Bridge
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FAIRY OF THE MAGPIE BRIDGE
Poem by Qin Guan
Translation by Kylie Hsu
Among the beautiful clouds,
Over the heavenly river,
Crosses the weaving maiden.
A night of rendezvous,
Across the autumn sky,
Surpasses joy on earth.
Moments of tender love and dream,
So sad to leave the magpie bridge.
Eternal love between us two,
Shall withstand the time apart.
Read about the QiXi Festival and it’s history here: QiXi-Wiki
Model: Nicole Zhang
Ice Galacy Texture
The Milky Way
full moon stock
Smoke and Clouds Brush
Black Crow in flight
Troubled Crow custom shape set
Birds Brush Set 1
Crow Stock 3
Stock 008- Lotus Blossom
Keep your layers separate: Of course when you get into hundreds of layers, this might sound crazy.
However, if you organize your layers with groups(folders) you’ll be able to manage. Categorize Your layers hierarchically.
In this piece, my groups are as follows:
Top most – this includes; texts, framing & global adjustment layer.
Forground – this includes; anything in front of an not physically connected to the character.
Character – this includes; Anything connected to the character even effects and adjustment layers that single the character out.
Midground – this includes; Anything just behing the character that exists within the same relative plain of depth.
Background – this includes; Anything Behind the midground.
Of course within those major grouping you can have as many sub-groupings as you need. within those you can add sub-sub-groups etc.
Ie: In my “midground” group I have a “MagieBridge” group. Within that are; “MagpieCutouts”, “MagpieVectors” and “MagpieBrushes”.
This will really help you if toward the end of your progress you decide you want to change one Magpie that you placed early on in the pieces development.
I hope this TIP helps you on your journey.
As always, your questions, comments and critiques are all greatly appreciated,
but please, RESPECT THE MODEL or everyone will know your uncool