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The Mushroom People by Shalladdrin The Mushroom People by Shalladdrin
Pretty old piece, but still one of my favs. Done back in good ol' 2003. Believe it or not... this was inspired by Mario carts. lol.

My sister was playing, and she chose the little 'shroom dude as her driver, and I was like... dude... you could do, like, people mushrooms. Yes, my brain is articulate like that. :D

My mom actually wrote an awesome poem that goes in that big white/yellow/misty place. I'll post it later.
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this is so gorgeous!!! I love your little peoples and the dirt is especially amazing lol!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I love that you enjoy the dirt :D
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally do!!! It is so warm and textured! All the moss is too, for that matter :heart: it looks so different than the rest of the stuff in your gallery now!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ikr? Haha. I've been exploring a few different styles over the years. I wish I had time to do more pieces like this one, but they don't sell as well as the simpler style, so that' been part of it... 
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so funny, I totally agree with you. I feel like this one looks like all of my gallery (or at least what I am trying to accomplish) but it does NOT sell! And I was thinking of changing it up for some simple chibis and children's illustration work just to make some money XD
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gabchik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Totally awsome!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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silverwing-sparrow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Photographer
Hi! It was featured here [link]
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice concept :D and great textures!
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justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Photographer
I love your technique, use of color, and level of detail in this piece! The trees in the distant background are a nice touch. Each little mushroom seems to have their own personality. Great work :w00t:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, this is a really great concept! I love it. And all the detail in the moss! Just gorgeous. :love:
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Ana-Lesac Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
featured! Please, visit this journal and let us know what you think! =) [link]
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is just amazing, the way you texture with watercolors is stunning... grat job!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
you are most welcome ^^
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Reality-cat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
This is amazing! 8D
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Reality-cat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Np x3
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kyotaneko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love it! love the subtle tones & such wonderful details!
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loquaciousfool Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. I love it! :D
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ReiRobin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow great idea! I love this!
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XxSarahJxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it :D
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Rezfan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it, and the idea, it's really good and fun :'D
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
This deviation as been featured here: [link]
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome :)
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toeki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. i like the colours and the idea.
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boyester Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
thats pretty awesome!
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Llwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is Beautiful!
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is simply captivating and beautiful! Excellent work! c:
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KabukiRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome! I love the mushroom people and how their hair is also a hat that is the mushroom cap...LOL Is it a watercolor?
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Watercolor it is. :D Watercolor with pen and ink, to be precise. :)
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KabukiRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of paper do you use for watercolors? Everytime I do watercolor it winds up warping and I have tried the method of getting it wet to stretch it and then letting it dry and it still bubbles...sigh, also do you draw straight onto the watercolor paper or do you just lightly sketch and then outline after you paint?
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I use Arches 140 lb cold press that comes in a block (meaning all the sheets are stuck together and you can peel them apart). I typically do a drawing on a separate sheet of paper so I can get the design really clean and finalized, then use graphite transfer paper to trace the image onto the paper. I tape the outline of the space I want to work on which leaves a white border, and the tape also serves to keep the image from bubbling too much when I start painting. I think it's hard to avoid the bubbling completely tho...

I tend to ink before I paint (so then it feels a little bit like I'm painting on a coloring book image. :D But then i also go back to do more inking once it's finished to create more contrast)
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KabukiRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the info, tips and advice! :D I'll try them out.
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope it works well! Let me know how it goes :D
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