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From a Perfect Fairy Tale

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By ErikShoemaker   |   
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© 2009 - 2020 ErikShoemaker
EDIT: Check out the revised version of this artwork made in 2017:
Perfect Fairytale II by ErikShoemaker

This is my 2nd out of five submissions for new latest SlashTHREE release and it was chosen as a featured piece. :)

slashTHREE Artpack 10 - World Exhibition II

I'd be grateful if you fav our news article if you enjoy the pack: news.deviantart.com/article/79…


This is my entry for the "Soft as the landscape of a dream"-contest: news.deviantart.com/article/72…


A lot of stocks used here:
mushrooms:
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…
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animals:
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…
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land:
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…

plants:
www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…
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sign: www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view…

clouds from www.cgtextures.com/

other details painted.


Thanks for checking. :)

© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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synax444Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is a ridiculously awesome scene. I remember staring at it for quite some time when you first uploaded it. So much eye candy to look at. The atmosphere has this trippy green tone to it... making the view really unique and enjoyable.

My favorite parts have to be the mushrooms and the water. Gorgeously done with very precise detail and crisp lighting, the shadow from the largest mushroom really sets this piece together for me, as well as the background terrain. The clouds have an eeire but beautiful green mist to their atmosphere. The color would normally be light grey or blue.. but there are exceptions for amazing fairytale scenes like this. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)" />

I'm finding it hard to write any constructive critisizm, perhaps the top of the mountains in the background have a bit too much blur on the top (directly under the right side of the large mushroom, to the right a bit), seems they would look better if those spots were sharper. This is very minor though, I just didnt want to write a whole critique without giving at least some advice, and of course this is just my eye's opinion <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" /> There is enough awesome in this gem to make everything worth looking at. I admire your creativity and originality man, this is an insanely golden piece that has been added to your collection.
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Andrei-SitariStudent Filmographer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The impact was strong..like at the previous work.
He did an awesome work, combining all this things that we're used to see in a fairy tail : like big mushrooms ,beautiful landscapes,dream like clouds.
i'm not a professional in photomanipulation,telling the truth i never made one, but i admire PM works .
This time i have some objections:
1.The Gigantic indicator makes the mushroom seem not soo tall like kire wanted to make them.
2.Also i think the flowers should be smaller..i don't know why..may be it would look more fantastic<img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)" />
3.if the mushrooms would grow up from a forest..and the trees would be way smaller than them..it would create the feeling of a fortress of pixies or fairies <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" />

Anyways the piece is awesome!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi,
thanks a lot for your kind critique and of course your suggestions. The size of the sign is indeed a point I didn't calculate. I might consider your advice in the future. :)

Cheers,
kire
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GabiWieczorekHobbyist Digital Artist
lovely place.Little Bird 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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DraakeTHobbyist Digital Artist
cool scene! I like how you used those mushrooms and of course i see the difference of skill between actual and that of the past :D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
yeahj I think the mushroom island itself is not so bad, but the foreground could use some work.. :D
DraakeT's avatar
DraakeTHobbyist Digital Artist
hahah yes the foreground....but who care!  all these old works are the foundations.
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madmadman01 General Artist
I love that it's so sharp; breathtaking piece.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
haha, I wouldn't do it that way today I think. Glad you like it though! :)
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vagepaulHobbyist Artist
tripy!!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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torbjornhirschHobbyist Digital Artist
I should try to say something more constructive. The vivid colours is what makes it fairy tale-like (or psychadelic) but is at the same time what makes it unreal (more so than the giant mushrooms in fact!). The greenish shadow under de largest mushroom is great. It I were you I would find another stock for the water. Unless you want this specific look. It looks to flat and painted though it may not be. It looks kind of like household plastic, the opaque plastic film you wrap food with, don't know what it's called in english. Other than that a great cosy picture, I can envision a vacation on that island... :)
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the critique, it's really appreciated! I can see what you're talking about with the water. Maybe I'll give it a shot one day and update this piece. There are a couple of other things I'd like to improve as well.
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torbjornhirschHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, mushroom paradise. :)
LifeAlpha's avatar
OMG WONDERFULLL !!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it :D
DavidDumas62's avatar
Very interesting,don't think Bilbo saw anything like this,Alice might of though?
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Lolly1123Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Well done on another fantastic piece! :highfive:
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much again!
Jeevasx3's avatar
Very inspiring and fascinating! I love it! =D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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ringedsockHobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Great idea and good realization! :love:
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