The Magic of Melies Contest - Winners

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Here are the winners of the The Magic of Melies Contest hosted by
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Beginner


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Under the sea

Under the sea by alexamorath

''Interesting composition with many details''
- Incantata

''It feels a bit overloaded in this artwork but the vivid colors and details are so gorgeous that I couldn't let it pass.''
- Rowye

''Out of the many underwater scenes submitted in the beginners' category I found this one to be the most striking. The image has so many details it appears almost abstract the way it was blended. That, and the vibrant colors, make it somewhat refreshing to look at and capture the essence of Méliès art very well in my opinion.''
- ErikShoemaker

''I love the vivid colors of this art and the quantity details, it makes me think of an antique painting.''
- Whendell 


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''Incredible scene with combinations of several elements of the movie - The Kingdom Of The Fairies - Creating a lovely scene.''
- Wesley-Souza

''I loved this one, it portrayed very well the concept of the film.''
- Whendell


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''Dynamic colors and light make this scene an eyecatcher. Seaweed was used to frame the composition and focus the viewer on the details reminiscent of Méliès underwater world.''
- ErikShoemaker

''This artwork has a very neat composition and smart usage of the light and shaded areas. The artist managed to make it colorful while keeping the atmosphere of the original scene it represents.''
- Rowye

''Great scene created, love the work with the seabed and corals.''
- Whendell 



Intermediate


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The Kingdom of the fairies

The Kingdom of the fairies by Energiaelca1

''Of all the pieces in the contest, this is probably the one which is closest to the original inspiration. The artist took a scene from the movie and recreated it entirely using their own photos, which, as you can tell from the comparison, required a lot of work and dedication.''
- ErikShoemaker

''A very faithful representation of one of Mellies' scenes, the artist did a great job finding the stocks to create it. The color and light work in this piece are not only beautiful but also give a sense of coldness that greatly reminisces the classic movie.''
- Rowye

''Absolutely love this work :) (Smile) not only because here use own resources, but i love the composition, lighting effects and general moviment in this.''
- Incantata

''Recreated the scene of the movie very well with great use of own resources, a charming scene with incredible details.''
- Wesley-Souza 

''An excellent representation of the movie! Beautiful composition.''
- Whendell


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The Landing

The Landing by KarinSPhotography

''It represented very well the theme of the contest, makes me want to explore this place.''
- Whendell 

''This image is also very close to the Méliès' moon landing, which makes it so much fun to explore. The artist took a lot of time recreating the details like the strange mushroom landscape and the capsule. The choice of colors helps to capture this strange and surreal atmosphere of the movie.''
- ErikShoemaker

''I am delighted with the representation of the theme in this work, an excellent surreal scene with red mushroom.''
- Wesley-Souza 

''Very nice, surreal style with steampunk elements give the impression of the scene from "trip to the moon''
- Incantata

''There is something in the surrealism of this artwork that makes it quite fantastic. Even though some of the elements seem a little far fetched, I find that that is precisely what makes the whole scene work so well.''
- Rowye


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''This is a unique entry that I like more the longer I look at it. It takes time to appreciate the details like the well-manipulated bullet and the uniformity of the scene as well as the elements in it. The people look quite awkward at first but it is actually very fitting with respect to the original movie.''
- ErikShoemaker

''I love the theatrical style of this work, it's like this work was an old photo of the movie set.''
- Wesley-Souza

''Great job, I love how the rocket was created!''
- Whendell 




Advanced


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''This is a stunning depiction of Méliès' underwater kingdom with gorgeous magical colors and a touch of surreal. The scene captures the strange atmosphere of Méliès' original very well, but at the same time the artist managed to make this piece their own. Finally, the technique is jaw-dropping to say the least and therefore, for me, a clear 1st place in this contest.''
- ErikShoemaker

''This is simply beautiful. The details and color work in this piece graze perfection, and the art noveau elements help give it the dreamy fantastic feeling I imagine one would get when watching Méliès for the first time, right about a century ago.''
- Rowye

''Absolutely adore this piece. Here all things are perfect and composition, and reflecting of theme and surreal ambience, and of course the technique.''
- Incantata

''This piece is so amazing, I love the light worked in a beautiful way and the colors.''
- Whendell

''Used several elements of the movie, creating a beautiful and creative surreal scene, incredible use of colors and great corals details.''
- Wesley-Souza


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Invaders from Earth

Invaders from Earth by Mr-Ripley

''This image is closely inspired by the iconic moon scene, however, the artist turned it into an action-packed scene with a humorous tone, which is very refreshing. I enjoy coming back to this image various times finding new details every instance. It took me a while to realize that the moon has a face which was cleverly hidden.''
- ErikShoemaker

''Very fun and dynamical deviation, I like so much.''
- Incantata

''An eye-popping art, it's like a poster of a movie that I would certainly watch!''
- Whendell

''Interpreted the theme in a very creative way, created a scene where we can see things happen and with movement, and amazing details.''
- Wesley-Souza 


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The Traveler

The Traveler by Cold-Tommy-Gin

''I love the magic of this piece, the aliens, beautiful details!''
- Whendell

''A colorful and enchanting version of the film, incredible scenery with beautiful details.''
- Wesley-Souza


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alexamorath's avatar
Thanks so much for the feature Nieves :heart: 

Congrats to all winners, well deserved :aww: