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The Gift of Imagination
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© 2014 - 2019 SelectYourself
Ever since I was little I have always enjoyed reading. Anytime I was having a bad day I could open a book and escape into a world of wonder, excitement, and imagination. The gift of imagination has impacted my life in so many ways.  My drawing is and interpretation of what feels like to open a book and unlock the door of your imagination. What gift could be better?

Technique/Process:
First I sketched my picture by hand on 8x10 textured paper than scanned it to my computer and added the color, shading, lighting, background, and details using Photoshop and Sketchbook-Pro.

Comments are appreciated!:)
Image size
3936x4152px 1.44 MB
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lilCuteThings's avatar
lilCuteThings|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING "Gift" +fav   Love Heart 
good luck :happybounce: 
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you SO MUCH!!!:)
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Princess-Ni-Ni|Hobbyist General Artist
Great job this will make at least the semi-finals for sure. :)
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you SO much!!! I hope you're right..:)
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PoppaCritter's avatar
That's incredible! Really good job!
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you VERY much!!!:)
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CatitaRisonha|Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful and lovely Heart 
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you!!!Heart 
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snowycoma|Hobbyist Writer
 I love the concept and you style is just amazing omg
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you VERY much gingerbreadcoffins!!!:)
I appreciate it!
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snowycoma|Hobbyist Writer
 No problem, its stunning!
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Smurfage|Professional Interface Designer
Seriously.

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Seriously????

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Amazing in every way. It does feel like she's right there, and it's got that perfect enchanting feeling, especially the way the castle looks juuuust comic/fantasy enough, compared to her more realistic face. I just love this so much. You just amaze me :D!!
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you very much!!!:D I really tried to show how reading awesome books
makes me feel and I'm glad you like it. How have you been? It good to hear from
you. How's the weather up in New York?:)
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Smurfage|Professional Interface Designer
You pretty much put into imagery exactly how it is!! It's an inspiring illustration.

Good to hear from you too! I don't get on FB often so I'm not up to date on peoples stuff =P. Nice to see some stuff from you again! I get excited when I see something from you pop up in my deviation stacks! :D

The weather is pretty...average... 3 weeks ago we got 6 feet of snow in 2 days! It was surreal! Then it warmed up for a few days and melted nearly all of it. It's cloudy... 30's... few inches of snow on the ground... definitely Christmas season! :D How's the weather down that way?
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SelectYourself's avatar
WOW!!! That is a LOT of snow! We've just had a few snow flurries down here in North Carolina but nothing that sticks. It's gotten down to 16 degrees and my sisters are hoping for more snow by Christmas but no luck yet...:)
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AnyaBoz|Professional Artisan Crafter
Love her expression! 
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you!:)
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DreamWeaver51|Professional Artisan Crafter
SOOOOOoo BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE IT!!!Heart Heart Heart 
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SelectYourself's avatar
Thank you! I really appreciate it!:)Heart 
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DreamWeaver51|Professional Artisan Crafter
My pleasure!:)
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face-painter321's avatar
This is seriously AMAZING!!!
I am blown away!:) Great work!
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SelectYourself's avatar
Wow! Thank you so much!
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You're very welcome!!:)
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