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::THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ::
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This is the final project.

The project is 4,74m x 0.5m, (approx 187' x 19.7 inches).
A total of 17 individual images linked to each other, making one single illustration.

I apologize it's so big, but I just had to upload the whole images into 1 single file.

This is my graduation project. I have been working on this for the last 4 months, plus 1 year of study, research, troubles and headaches.

P.S. Thanks a lot for the DD... I really don't know what to say. Thank you.
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This is exquisite. There are so many different art styles so it's fun to see how you evolved while creating this. Though, I just realized how sad the ending is. Dorothy has to return to her grim family and struggle through the Great Depression as they attempt to recover from the twister that wrecked their home and income.
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you very much for your comment.
You know, that is what I never understood about the novel. 
Dorothy wanted to go back home all the time. The land of Oz was beautiful, and she was treated well by everybody.
She was loved, and yet she wanted to go back home. And the book describes her home as gray, even uncle Henry and Aunt Em.
The ending is only sad from our perspective, because she was very happy to come back.
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You're welcome. I guess somewhere in the Oz series she would have found happiness.
I'm pretty sure Aunt Em and Uncle Henry end up moving to Oz with her in one of the later books.
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately no, that never happen :) But I am doing what she didn't.
I moved far away from my country, to a land that I can only compare to Oz.

I miss my homeland, but I learned to call this place Home :)
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GoldenDaniel's avatar
diggin your good witch! people always forget shes not glinda!
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, Glinda was from the South.

You honor me with your comment.
Thank you.
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Great work on this. Very creative.
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
It took me 2 years to make it :P
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MSKM2001's avatar
WOW!! Two years? That's crazy. But I guess you really wanted to take your time on this and not rush.
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Well, no not exactly. This was my thesis, the thesis took 2 years between research, sketches, doing the illustrations and written part ;)
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Veloxirunner|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, sooooo nice
have u seen fussian version on tv?
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I have... what is it?
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Veloxirunner|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its an old cartoon series referring to alexander volkov`s book series "the wizard of emerald city" which is based on wizard of oz, of course =) and u would wonder how similar to your pics that cartoon shows the story (but not as beautiful)
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Veloxirunner|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i just noticed u didnt understand me because silly me wrote instead of russian f*cking "fussian"!!!! writing with my cousin´s iPad is no good
link to pictures [link]
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Well sounds interesting! Do you think you can lead me to a picture or link or something? :D
Thanks by the way ;)
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Impressive! :) Sorry I didn't get to see it earlier.
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :D
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juanbauty|Professional Digital Artist
Very original idea those continued images!
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias!
Esta fue mi thesis para diseño grafico :D
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hwilki65|Student General Artist
I LOVE the armor shoe design! nice pictures and the way that dorothy's hair changes color^^
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah the idea behind the armor shoes was that a Witch wore them, so maybe the witch wanted to wear something EVIL looking :D
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hwilki65|Student General Artist
yeah, i don't see a witch wearing a pair of little-girly mary janes^^
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XimonR|Professional Digital Artist
That was exactly my point! :D
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bluebomer|Student Artist
brilliant work x
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