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From a Perfect Fairy Tale

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

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

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…
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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: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.