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Not a Creature Was Stirring, Well Maybe a Few Mice
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Published: December 29, 2017
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www.copyrighted.com/work/X8vUD… Gweneth By Katzaphire-daix5od by Pendragon-Arts


Guess who's house they are in sneaking around, dropping off a little something for the owner? You know what they say when the cat is away, right? :heart:


Boy, I thought this would never come together and it has still changed quite a bit from how I originally saw it in my mind but it's the best I can do.  This work is nothing epic or majestic but man it was hard to do, believe it or not and took soooo much time. I thought I would never finish! XD I wasn't out to create a jaw dropping, awe inspiring work but instead, a warm, cozy home. To capture the magic and charm, cheer and colors of the holiday spirit filled with love and happiness. I wanted to create the Christmas fun and warm fuzzies with lots of light and joy. I am generally please over all with how it turned out. I hope your Christmases were wonderful and I wish you all a wonderful new year in 2018. Happy New Years btw!




This is a dedication to my watchers....


For a fun before and after >>>>> Not a creature was... before and after by Pendragon-Arts


Thank you to everyone for your support, friendship and love during my artistic journey. :heart:


This is created for :iconwesley-souza:and :iconthe-imaginarium: special Christmas short Challenge 43 Short Challenge #43 Special Christmas - VOTE OPENVOTE OPEN

 The judges of this competition are Wesley-Souza  |  Whendell | ErikShoemaker  | FrostAlexis
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The-Imaginarium Short Challenge Special Christmas, What will
and because I looooooooooove Christmas and the holidays!


The required stock I selected was this: 2017 Cutout 553 by gatetodreams




The main model from :iconfaestock:  exclusive fairy stock pack 1 by faestock





Beautiful Christmas Candle: RESTRICTED - Candlelight PNG
Hair: Hair stock PSD files
Fire: Fire
       Fire 2
       Fire in fireplace
 

Ribbons/bows: ribbon 3
Christmas Trees: Frosted Christmas Tree PSD
                       Christmas Tree PNG Stock
Garland: Xmas garland png 3
            <da:thumb id="494134181">

gems around eyes: 941 Hex Gems
Present: Santa hand with gift png free to use
Fireplace: Logs and fireplace - free to use
string curtain lights: Bokeh String Lights Clipart and Photoshop Brushes
Curtain brushes: Curtain Brushes 1
Black lace pattern: Black Lace Free Photoshop Patterns
Fairy/elf shoes: Fairy Leaf Shoes
fur brush: Wildlife Texture Brushes
Eyelashes: Eyelash Brushes
Lighting FX: White Christmas Light Texture
Texture: Texture 151
glitter/sparks: Glitter 10
Poinsetta: pixabay.com/en/christmas-rose-…
Chair: A Chair 4
Decorative Holiday figurine: pixabay.com/p-993139/?no_redir…
Santa's bag of toys: pixabay.com/en/bag-for-gifts-r…
Santa hat: www.freeimages.com/photo/santa…
Santa's hat and coat: www.shutterstock.com/image-pho…
Background room: Belsay Hall 3
Candle set: pixabay.com/en/advent-wreath-a…
Bow on the fireplace mantle: Xmas bow png 1









                                                             I would like to express how deeply thankful I am to all the amazing stock providers that share out of the generosity
                                                                       of their hearts and to encourage artists like me by providing such fantastic stocks for us to work with.
                                                                                         Heart Heart Heart THANK YOU ALL STOCK PROVIDERS! Heart Heart Heart

                                                                     THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR THOSE THAT HAPPEN TO STOP BY, FAVE AND EVEN LEAVE A
                                                                    COMMENT OF SINCERE APPRECIATION OR EVEN AN ENCOURAGING CRITIQUE. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO
                                                                    ALL OF YOU THAT FEEL INSPIRED TO, ENCOURAGING ME ON MY ARTISTIC JOURNEY,  SO AGAIN, THANK YOU. :heart;

                                                                                                                   Feel free to check out my gallery!
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist
[Commenting with the spirit of Critmas 2018. :aww:]

Wow, personally I love this unique interpretaion on Christmas. I'm no Christian or anything but I never connect an elf with mouses, with this unique curious expression and costume. The vision is amazing, not to mention the technique, it's so hard to find a flaw in this work, great job!

If there's something to improve, I wonder though if the composition is rather bit 'heavy' on the left with the crowded Christmas tree, but on the on the other hand the tree being shown up giving the merry sense of the celebration, so I suppose all is good, haha..

As a hobbyist photomanipulator I often find it hard to give a crowded/festive impression without being distracting, but I see in this piece that you did it awesomely, I must learn from your works. Keep on creating and merry Christmas!^^
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much and I absolutely agree. I have a tendency to put in way too much, over complicate things, lol. I love your constructive critiques on this work. I can't thank you enough! As for the elf with mouses, it was based on the myth of Santa's elves, the stock we were given to have to work with for this challenge last year which was these mice and the traditional poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas", he he. I'm not Christian either but you don't have to be of any one faith or any faith to enjoy another and holidays! Your works and kindness greatly uplift me. Thank you again, soooooo much! Heart Love Monkey love Bunny Emoji-18 (Shower Love) [V1] 
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SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist
You're very welcome, glad my critique helps! :D My pleasure!
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
:glomp: :heart:
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VMJML1er General Artist
good eyes for chrismas
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Ahhh, I am so glad you like them, nice, big, mischievous elf eyes! :heart: Thank you!
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BBstar7Hobbyist Artist
Lovely photo manipulation!Heart Heart Heart 
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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mshelleeHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Darling, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :glomp:!!!!!
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mshelleeHobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime, my dearest friend :hug:
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This is so so lovely, quirky, cute, and full of creativity! Love 
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Oh darling, thank you so very much! :tighthug:
Rowye's avatar
RowyeProfessional Digital Artist
Damn well blended, this might as well all have been just one photo. ^.^
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Really? Man it crashed and burned generally but I liked it and at another group on FB, I was told it was wayyyyy too busy, which It probably is, (and I have a tendency to do, ex: here too many light sources, etc.) but I also asked how I could reduce that business yet still maintain that feeling and no one said a word... It actually took me almost 3 obsessive weeks to finish, night and day. Thanks for the support my friend. How are you feeling???? Hope all better???? Yes????
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Gwendolyn1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Xmas work dear Gwyneth :heart:
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, :glomp:! Thank you so much for your love and support! How have you been???
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RReddVarHobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning Christmas scene. :D 
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Awwweee :tighthug: Thank you so much! I worked so hard on this, lol then I over did it a bit, XD!!! Bless you! :heart:
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PasteledLeavesStudent Digital Artist
Wow! This is amazing <3
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very very much! :hug:
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shadowforthHobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! :heart:
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Pendragon-ArtsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you darling! :heart:
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This is so cute, and I love the title :D
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