Contest Results: Fairy Tales

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Ended 12/03/11 12:15 AM GMT
Winner: Inkeri (See the full results)

1st place
The place where stories and legends comes alive by Inkeri

rotcivski: Wow, what a great shot. The best entry so far.


allisontaylor: A wonderfully composed cottage. Seems a perfect setting for many tales and the various inhabitants that might reside there. I too wish I could see inside. A pleasure to view.

Inkeri received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Night Dreams by coram9

Jimbobedsel: Congrats on the 2nd place. A well deserved honor!

Roseman_Stan: Excellent work here Chris. You got all the creative juices flowing well with this one.

Logun7: Congratulations!

Logun7: Best of luck to you in the contest:)

purmusic: Bloody hell, that purmusic is harsh.


You might be aware of the information contained in the following linked vid tutorial. If not, well grab a cuppa and have a look/listen..

Night street [16:51]

In and around the 5:33 mark in.. adding/adjusting light to light standards:

And a note on selective use of Volumetric light(ing) later on.

Couple of keyboard shortcuts noted as well, with respect to duplicating placement of objects, etc.. Viewed a few other vids on Geekatplay Studio- "Light In Vue Tutorials". Good good stuff? Maybe?

I am curious if you tried or thought of post processing your render in Photoshop. My pea brain immediately thought of using the Diffuse Glow filter for the fairies and that of the girl/woman. Just a thought.

coram9 received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Isle of Wanderers by Akeraios

Logun7: Congratulations!

Jimbobedsel: Nice job! Congrats for the 3rd place.

0930_23: Congrats on the 3rd place finish in the contest.


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Tootles: Beautifully done... I love the addition of the dolphin, which I didn't see till I opened it up full size. Has the boat's owner really vanished forever... or is she living happily in the tree? The best of luck in the contest. :-)

4th place
Dragon at the Gate by Tootles

Logun7: Best of luck to you in the contest:)

purmusic: Love.. it!

Lost count of the number of times I have come back to your image's page here, having first viewed it upon posting.

And I still can't get past the initial feeling evoked of a mischievous and benevolent dragon sneaking about, who is a friend to the king's son. (So, take this 'constructive critique' with a grain of salt. ;o) )

The posturing (stating the obvious here, perhaps) ... and that of the colour palette makes for a very inviting illustrative-like image. On the notes of what is transpiring within frame (telling a story, or parts of) and stimulating more imaginative twists and details.

The composition really sets this one up well, in my opinion. The somewhat lower perspective and looking upwards.. adds to the 'lighter sense of being' and 'airiness' (rest assured, it's a good good thing)imparted.

The lines of the castle itself, in conjunction with the 'flow' of the clouds, et al.. underscores the strength of this element.


Minor, at best.

Smoke emanating from the dragon's nostrils. Gets lost a bit against the backdrop and is not quite as polished (not sure how you created this facet ... or that of it's positioning, layer-wise).

... ...

Ahh, ok.. got it.

The one word descriptor that has been eluding me pea brain.. 'delightful'.


5th place the Forest of Ever After... by lilu103

RAPH: Speechless Lisa, amazing creation.
Your creativity is limitless my friend, I do love this image. Each time I look at your picture, I see another character.
Thanks a lot for all the time you spent for this beauty.