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Perfect Fairytale II by ErikShoemaker Perfect Fairytale II by ErikShoemaker
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This is a remake of an old artwork of mine I made back in 2009. I remember being really proud of this one back then as I was just starting to get a glimpse of this whole matte-painting club.
Only while starting to work on the update I realized how weird the old version looked. Everything seemed to blend fine, yet nothing was really fitting that well. The background mountains and clouds had some strange lighting, the foreground was strongly overcontrasted and the water reflection was basically nonexistent. It's an artwork filled with fantasy clichés, yet it appeared somewhat dark. I ended up replacing the entire thing except for the center piece, which survived with minor adjustments. The new version looks much more like a real candy bar, and it has a rainbow. :) I guess it resembles the "perfect fairytale"-theme much better than the previous version.

But see the difference for yourself. What do you think?
Do this again: Perfect Fairytale by ErikShoemaker

Many of the old stocks used in this one were from sxh.hu (now freeimages.com), and they are not available anymore, so there's no point in crediting them here. The new stock is a mix of photobash.org, my scotland photos, visualhunt.com and a lot of painting.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
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:iconsara-arasteh:
Sara-Arasteh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again!
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Feature here - Art Feature -:happybounce:
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telvas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
Looks like a screenshot form some crazy planet from No Man's Sky game ;)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta check out that game, sounds interesting :D
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Amanda-Kulp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Such a great game. Totally agree and recommend playing 100% 
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:icontelvas:
telvas Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Just keep in mind it's pretty... controversial... ;) Some love it, some hate it, literally. Watch some videos or reviews before you spend your money.
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
The colors and the light looks very better on this new version ... the scene looks more enchanting :love:
I love the concept ... very creative and great details of the mushrooms :wow: well done :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree about the colors and light! :nod: Thanks for your comment, it's much appreciated
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anthony-g Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Damn, this is amazing!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man! Nice to see you here!
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:iconanthony-g:
anthony-g Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018   Digital Artist
All your work is still amazing. Big inspiration to get me back to making some artwork. You should shoot me a note...would love to chat. :)
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
awesomeness Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
My pleasure!
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work :clap:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man!
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Jean52 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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MagicLaDyCharm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do you know what's up with deviantart lately ? That does not feature the best artworks?? This is fantastic and perfect like everything you make !!❤️
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah, thanks a lot for the compliment, I appreciate it! :) Some of my works were featured in the What's Hot section last month, so I can't complain. :D 
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Great concept and excellent work Erik, it's wonderfully done.:aww:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Amber :)
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome Erik.:heart:
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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! Love 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Adriana! :)
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
very cool can I come visit
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure you can, just follow the red cross on the map ;)
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
ill be there as soon as I can Huggle! 
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:iconschlossbauer:
Schlossbauer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017   Digital Artist
great work 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Julianez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Fantastic creation. :)    
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Julian :)
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Julianez Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
You're  welcome. :)   
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C4rc455 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice remake, Eric! It's really nice to see how much you evolved during these years!
Congratz mate!
:+fav:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you like it!
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing scene, Erik, so full of vivid details and life! Wonderful fairy tale scene... :clap: 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Dani!
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece mate.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Al!
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I loved this new version, so beautiful! congrats!! :clap: :clap:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you mate, I'm glad! :)
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! You're Welcome - Leonardo Di Caprio  
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NapalmArsenal Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Artist
Gorgeous image and I have to agree with the Morrowind feel! 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it is quite known for it's unique landscape design! I might have been inspired by it back then, but I don't remember now. :D Thanks!
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NapalmArsenal Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Artist
Your're welcome!! It's very enjoyable to look at all the different little aspects of it! =)
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
spell binding...wonderful work...:heart:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thaqnk you!
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caddman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
your welcome my friend....cheers...:lolly:
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:iconconceptbro:
Conceptbro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
has quite a Morrowind feel to it.
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