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Heaven's Gatekeeper by cemac Heaven's Gatekeeper by cemac
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Coral McBride --- Do not use without my permission

It is said that the purpose of a gatekeeper is to open the gate. Spiritually speaking, it would mean opening and closing heavenly places; In this photo manipulation, the gatekeeper is looking into your soul and what she sees will determine whether you are given the key to open the gates of heaven or are sent to see the other gatekeeper......see Hell's Gatekeeper [link]

Created in Photoshop and painted using a Wacom tablet.

Photo of Gaudi architecture by xLEEx, used with permission.
Model from:
:iconxangelx-stock: [link]

Cloud background from:
:iconautumnsgoddess-stox: [link]

Doves from:
:iconsolstock: [link]

Dove brushes from:
:iconlithiumstock: [link]

Glitter brush from:
:iconredheadstock: [link]

Gold key free from Jaguarwoman [link]
Mist and fog brushes, personal resources

Thank you to :iconpaintedonmysoul:[link] :iconhera-of-stockholm:[link] and :iconvacuumslayer: [link] for featuring 'Heaven's Gatekeeper in their journals.
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:iconadhwa:
adhwa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Lovely!!
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank you :rose:
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Liviania Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Very pretty - I like the colors.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank you. The first one I did was very washed out so I redid it and was much happier with the result.
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:iconliviania:
Liviania Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Revision, as always, is the key to good work.

Your welcome.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Too true, although perhaps I spend a bit too much time on some of my graphics. Hopefully I will get faster and more accurate.
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:iconliviania:
Liviania Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Well, good luck.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
No expectations, no disappointments :)
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:iconliviania:
Liviania Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Exactly.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Brilliant! I love how you managed to stay away from the clichés with Pearly Gates and white-bearded gate-keepers and all that jazz, and instead made something unique, airy and beautiful.
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Thank you :hug: it is a wonderful compiment and I gratefully accept it.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
You're featured here by the way: [link]
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
My pleassure, it's great stuff!
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:iconpaintedonmysoul:
PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Your beautiful piece has been featured here, [link] in this weeks featured art. :heart: :rose:
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mystick777 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Digital Artist
You have amazing vision! :heart: Wonderful complement to Hell's Gatekeeper. Great pair! Love how you did everything. Was reading your description and it reminds of the Guardian of the Gate in my Faeries Oracle. Very similar function :) Awesome work!!!! :hug:
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Wildfire2003 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
So beautiful:love:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Thank you :rose:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
beautiful picture hun :D :love:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Thank you :hug:
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jellybellyzee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this peice is nice and bright .. holding the key to what ? *rubs head*
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jellybellyzee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol am very dim today just read title ;)
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cemac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I should have added the rest of the explanation before uploading....It is said that the purpose of a gatekeeper is to open the gate. Spiritually speaking, it would mean opening and closing heavenly places; In this photo manipulation, the gatekeeper is looking into your soul and what she sees will determine whether you are given the key to open the gates of heaven or are sent to see the other gatekeeper......see Hell's Gatekeeper photo manipulation :)
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jellybellyzee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see that now sorry for not reading fab peice hun :w00t:
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cemac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Not a problem zee - no need to apologise :blowkiss:
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jellybellyzee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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