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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Eyes

By KatieAlves
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It's the Grinch! I've got Mount Crumpit with the Grinch on the top, with the sleigh full of toys, then lower down is his home. On the other side I've got the large Christmas tree with all the whos holding hands and singing!

As some have mentioned, the mountain is not smeared. If you look at the mountain picture, it has spikes coming off the side. That is what I did. I would never leave that big and fixable of a smear! XD

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
Image size
3480x1398px 3.5 MB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 22, 2011, 4:31:36 AM
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, I rarely give things 5 stars, but this is amazing. The details amazes me the more I stare at it. The little Grinch on top made me chuckle. It was also amazing on how you added colors on your eyelashes corresponding to the design. I adore the little Christmas tree, it even has texture. I can see you put a lot of work into this beautiful piece of art, especially with the limited size and probably supplies. This makes me want to go watch "The Grinch" again. Keep up the good work. I hope you have a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Its overall great work. A really great way to convey the Christmas cheer that's been spreading like the flu. But i think maybe next time, work with a smaller, more zoomed in perspective to give better detail. everything looks a bit blurred when you get a really close look. I like the way you did the different shades of blue for the early morning setting in the story. Also, the Mount Crumpit looks a bit smeared and sloppy when you look closely at it. try liquid eyeliner for the black parts of the mountain. I really like it keep up the good work!
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
Thank you for the critique! The black for the mountain is done in liquid eyeliner. The smeared bits aren't because I blinked or anything. If you look at the actual mountain, there's little spikes coming off the side. If I zoom it out further, you'd just get a grey mountain blob and and a green tree blob! Haha!
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Wait, Sorry I read it as Zoomed out. Never mind the last little bit! XD
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hello, what kind of makeup do you use to do this? and where do you buy it from.
I love your work. Very talented and beautiful work.
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
The eyeshadows are BH Cosmetics, bought online. The liquid eyeliners are from L'Oreal and Gosh (drug store). The white is just white face paint you can get anywhere during Halloween
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That's really cool. Where do you get the makeup for your Aqua eyes and lips? LOVE that one the most and want to try it out.
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
I actually really didn't like the products (or the company) that I used in that look. A fantastic (and WAY cheaper) choice would be to use BH Cosmetics! Their shimmer palettes would have worked way better. I have a tutorial on youtube here [link] :D
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Awesome, I'll go check them out. are the products liquid or normal? And where did you get the white?
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Crap, somehow my comment from my Aqua Eyes showed up on here? Hope that didn't confuse you!
The white I got from Shoppers Drugmart. Value Village sells it around Halloween too!
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Nah it's good. Thanks for the help.
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This is so incredible. I don't even know what to say. It's absolutely fantastic.
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Too cute!
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hahaah omg that is the besT!!!!!
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It's so detailed! You are so pro at this :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Oh my gawd. +watch right here!
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Thats just clever!
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o my god
it must have taken hours to do that!
how did you add all the detail while you only had one eye to see out of?
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Think of it like shooting a gun! You shut one eye to focus! haha
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What do you use to make these designs?
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Eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner and small brushes!
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you are amazing...
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