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Save the Fairy Tale Treasure! game illustrations
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Published: February 12, 2016
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Bonus points if you're not from Germany and still know every tale. ;)
Redesign or "dedusting of an old game that got a second chance because the game concept is great and I could FINALLY draw humans.

Game Age: 4+, kid's game
Release: August 2016, if anybody attends the SPIEL... I'll be there all four days!

How the final game looks like:
(in German language but it's good to see the game parts)

on BGG:
(including the old version from 2006 which was illustrated by Barbara Kinzebach)

For the clueless:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_Mus… (that was the hardest because the scene is usually depicted from another point of view)
omg, the English titles sound so wrong XD

Coloured Pencils, Water Color, Textures, Photoshop

I uploaded the sparkle texture I made for the Star Money (and Cinderella and Mother Hulda and a CD cover that's totally not connected to the faires but gosh, awesome instant snow) here:
Sparkle Texture by trenchmaker
It's free and it's super huge.

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Love them :heart:
Number three is the only one I didn't recognize... the rest are also famous fairytales in Holland (De Gelaarsde Kat, de Bremer Stadsmuzikanten en Vrouw Holle). I grew up with these stories.
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milenkadelicHobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful...:love:
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daguchnaHobbyist Traditional Artist
I see that I'm not the only one not-Germany person, who knows all of them :D Beautiful illustrations. It gives me a bit of feels, "Old Mother Frost" was one of my favs when I was a child <3
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All your illustrations are always so pretty and sweet, i love them all! x) :heart:
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Western-WitchHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I only know the first two! ;^; But beautiful illustrations! 
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Rita-RiaProfessional Traditional Artist
ganz wunderbar!!
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Hestia-EdwardsStudent Traditional Artist
Very nice work, as usual. :) I see that I need to re-read my Grimms', though.
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BurningArtistHobbyist General Artist
Darn, I only know puss in boots (and NOT cause of Shrek! lol)
I'd like to know the one about the girl and the stars though. :)
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trenchmakerProfessional Digital Artist
I posted the wiki links somewhere in my comment. Otherwise check for "The Star-Money".
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BurningArtistHobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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thetimidgamerHobbyist Traditional Artist
These are all great illustrations!
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trenchmakerProfessional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Wie immer sehr schön gemacht, bin auch auf das Spiel gespannt.
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ShilokhHobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful pictures, I love that some people still draw like that for something children related!
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trenchmakerProfessional Digital Artist
I mulled over the comment and was like "okay, I have no idea, I HAVE TO ASK". What exactly do you mean with "like this"- I'm really curious. ^^;
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ShilokhHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm sorry, I wrote that because I'm not very good explaining things in english^^

I'll still try!

Nowadays, I found that drawings for children (be it books, animes or else) is very simplistic and dumb, with no depths, often caricatured. On the contrary, your drawings are fairy-like, without doing very complex drawings, you make your pictures alive with the scene and the choice of colours. Your style is beautiful, and totally the kind I love to see in picture books.

So when I said "like this", I was speaking of making drawings that make people dream, without having to do extreme design to draw attraction.

I hope it was a little more clear for you^^

By the way: I know all four fairy tale :p
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total schön umgesetzt ^^
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i know 3 from this tales..i dont know, what is this 3th (on the left) :giggle:
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That's "The Star Money". I posted the link to the wiki-entry in my comment. It's a good tale and not as bad ending as... a lot of tales.
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oh i see thank You so much ! :)
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I know the first two! I haven't heard of the second two but I'm tempted to look them up.
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The third one is really beautiful, you should give it a try. :)
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