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THE WINNER 
Imagine it THIS way WINNERSI want to give a tremendous shout out to:
:iconSummerDreams-Art:
for pulling together a new judging panel in a pinch and figuring out the fairest way to choose our winners! :la: :love:
Another special shout out to:
:iconLadyEvilArts:
For helping us judge in a pinch, and for replying so quickly. You rock! :love:
I can't thank these wonderful ladies enough! :happybounce: :tighthug:
And now...the moment we have all been waiting for...
THE WINNERS!

FIRST PLACE:
:iconLora-Vysotskaya:
4,000 :points:

SECOND PLACE:
:iconCold-Tommy-Gin:
2,000 :points:

THIRD PLACE:
:iconno1intheworld:
1,000 :points:

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
250 :points: each
of
 the contest Imagine It THIS Way...CLOSED!CLOSED:
judging will now commence.
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There are very few entries, and a lot of points to be won. ;)
Have you ever just closed your eyes and allowed your imagination to fully consume you?
What would the world be like if you did this for a split second, and opened your eyes to
find that all of your imagination had leaked out into reality? Would inanimate objects suddenly
be just as alive as humans? Would humans be inanimate objects? Would natural roles be reversed,
where we looked up into the ocean, and walked across the sky?
What would happen if there was more to the sights we see every day, than just what we were
seeing with our eyes? Could you imagine what it would be like to find a bustling metropolis
thriving, trading, socializing and growing just beneath the roots of your favorite flowers? What
if all along, we (humanity as we perceive it) were never truly alone...what if everything we have ever
imagined has always been just beneath our nose? What w
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Before photomanipulation, books were the main passion of my life. Since early childhood, I read everything that came into my hands. When the Internet and free digital books became available, I considered myself the happiest person in the world LOL. I downloaded thousands of books and the happiness of owning this treasure overwhelmed me! I imagined them as my own huge libraries, book rows, columns, whole book cities... So, welcome to Booksburg, my dream city:)

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Daily Deviation

Given 2018-03-25
Booksburg by Lora-Vysotskaya ( Suggested by SummerDreams-Art and Featured by Gejda )
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This is that piece of art where it is not easy to sum up it's excellence in just a word.
Being an avid book-lover myself, this creation has appealed to me in so many ways such as it's rendering, composition and ambiance.

Though not exactly of the most original idea, creatively it has nonetheless managed to impress at first sight itself with it's finesse execution and serene mood.

The various colours of the book-houses are a wonderful representation of different genre of books. In a world of E-book era, the classical atmosphere is a great touch with the old style windows and doors.

Noticing some windows are lit while others are not, in my opinion I would like to associate that with the type of content each book holds- where the lit ones depicts a happy story and the unlit ones seems to embark the mind of the 'readers' to think of it as a sad, perhaps a dark story?

In this almost flawless piece, it is hard to actually point out any flaws except for a minor few:

Firstly, the reflection in the water has been too 'motion blurred' seeing that the water itself is calm and reposed.

Secondly, in my opinion the paper boat could've fitted even more nicely into the scene had it been made slightly smaller. Because right now, it is, now & then seeming to drive and steal the attention from your main scene.

Thirdly, the clock on the book on the left side could do with a bit of shadows to make it look well-fitted on the book.

And lastly, I feel like the books on the right lacks shadows beneath them, where now it looks slightly 'apart' from the pavement.

Apart from all this, your attention to all the miniature details is a great 'book-stopper' making even a non-book lover wanting to come over here for a visit for a beautiful, classical experience.
Although, a tiny little detail it is and easy to be missed due to all the other interesting details, I really want to say that the miniature bench is an exquisite touch and is looking really cute in the scene xD

Being a witness to your progress over all these years, I must say you've come a long way as an artist and this piece is an indication of it all. Especially since this is the first time you've worked on anything as detailed as this art.

Overall, this is a strongly imaginative and a very creative work with a touch of classic elegance. And everything- the concept, composition, execution, style & technique are complemeting each other.
Couldn't be a more perfect depiction of your passion for books.

I wish you all the very best!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
17 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

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What is only one , that here isn`t completely satisfactory ? It`s that there I can`t see - to see directly - any person there . I love a theme of female , a theme of humans and human environment , - but there this my curiosity isn`t much fed . Ah , there all persons do sit at their houses . And I haven`t pleasure to watch any person or their clothes .
But all other there is much more full !
There is comfy night .
This houses is different and have - each - their own especial personalities . For example , the black one is most high and looks a most warm ...
I may watch this town with curiosity by several minutes . Every book there - it`s a closed discrete world ! And I want to see there too a familiar to me books - and dream to enter in them all ...
And , this paper ship is reminds me a Scarlet Sails of Alexander Green ...
Oh , how much dreamy , sweet , captivating ... this image ...
What do you think?
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3 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

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pedromorillas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola!!! Como le das esa textura a tus creaciones? Pintando encima de la composición? Estoy fascinado, que envidia jajajaja
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the result of experiments with colors and blending modes:)
Thank you!
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Melusine8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing creation, love it!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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fmr0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
Wow! Fabulous!!!  :D   Icon - Trophy 

 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconastoko:
AStoKo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Super beautiful 0152 by AStoKo  
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It definitely deserved a DD. :D Such a cool idea.
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
so genial Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
welcome by poisen2014  
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:iconrahzarioofficial:
RahzarioOfficial Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Missed you dear friend been out creating Blockchain companies. I live your art you are so amazing!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much:)
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:iconcrisestepart:
CrisestepArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..fantastic dear. Well deserved DD!Love Love Love Love 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!❤️
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:iconvaragka:
Varagka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Замечательная работа! Креативно!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Спасибо!
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fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
A  lovely concept: that these cartoon like houses are shaped a lot like books. Hence the name, 'Booksburg'. Nice colourful detail to the houses and trees. And, I like the starry sky and reflections in the water.
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It means a lot for me:)
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fev-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
You are welcome, for the feedback. I just took another look, at the picture. And, I noticed that the boat on the river is actually like one of those paper hats, which people used to make, as a child. I think that is a nice touch. Have a relaxing Sunday! :)
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Madink2000 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I just find out! Very well deserved DD, my sincere congratulations!!!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Jan!
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome !!! And well deserved DD!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You deserve it !
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:iconno1intheworld:
no1intheworld Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your DD. Well deserved. :clap:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Behemoth2785 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2018
My dream city too, my dream city too, dear!! :happybounce:   :love:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’m glad we have the same dream:) Thank you!
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:iconmimimiaart:
MimiMiaART Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
супер!
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Спасибо!
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:iconmimimiaart:
MimiMiaART Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
не за что!
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suezn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
This is amazing! Congrats on the well deserved DD!!!  Heart Heart 
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconraisedfists:
RaisedFists Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful work.                                           Pigeon Would Like To Applaud Your Efforts 
Congrats on your very well deserved DD     Cheering Clapping by hano22  
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconraisedfists:
RaisedFists Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome Nod 
Thanks for the faves  :bow: revamped 
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edinaB Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
nicely done :)
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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edinaB Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
my pleasure!
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Floating-Particle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Brilliant! I love everything in this work! :love:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!:)
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Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I already said this but i'm so happy you got the DD for this piece. So deserved. Big congratulations my dear Lora :heart: :hug:

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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your kind words dear Roosa!❤️ I’m also happy that exactly this work was featured as a DD, because it’s very special and dear to me:)
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jupiteraterrier Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Congrats! Lovely work! :heart:
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:iconlora-vysotskaya:
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!:)
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cluttergirl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made another version using my daughter's books here Boulevard of Dreams for her birthday. Of course I am a big fan of your work! Thank you for idea Hug 
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’m glad I inspired you, you did a great job! 
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