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Uploaded: 06/27/11 11:04 PM GMT
Childhood Reflections
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…"their sleep was interrupted when a giant's head appeared over the horizon."

Experimental fun in Bryce… The elements (and photo references) are mine, though it's all a bit of a hodge podge. I'm off to hug my bear...


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06/28/11 1:21 AM GMT
I hope you are entering this into the current contest. I especially like the teddy bear as I had a purple one during my childhood years. Creative work with fascinating reflections ... wonderful experiment.
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"Packers Rock!"
06/28/11 2:18 AM GMT
Adorable!!! Excellent job here Tootles!
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06/28/11 2:57 PM GMT
A beautiful fantasy. Nice color scheme, perfect for childhood. Good luck!
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You only live once. OR MAYBE NOT!
06/29/11 12:17 AM GMT
I love this... so sweet... the little girl inside me thinks it's really groovy. ;-)
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -- Katharine Hepburn
06/29/11 3:08 PM GMT
and so this is today's desktop background for me! What a sweet picture and it does bring back the feelings of childhood.
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07/02/11 9:50 PM GMT
I really admire someone who has the talent and imagination to produce something like this. Bravo!


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
07/30/11 8:33 PM GMT
Keep coming back your image here, have had it bookmarked for some time now.

Curiosity has got the better of me and finally peaked.. as I can't quite distinguish one shape. That which crosses against the flower.

Is it a feather?

Really enjoy the quizzical look that you've managed to convey from that of the bear, with a few mere creative facets.

Colour palette is great. And your gradient work is good good as per your usual.


None of consequence, really.

Just noticed that the smaller plant is the same as the dominant one. Re-sized, I would imagine. Loses a tad.. a tad, mind you ... of it's delineation.

And might have darkened it's colourations, so as to not draw the viewer's eyes. It's leaves to be specific.

Yadda, yadda ... enought blah blah ... from me.


Very nice work. Creative, imaginative and wonderfully evocative. :o)
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07/30/11 10:27 PM GMT
Yes, that shape on the flower gave me quite a headache! It's part of the reflection from the bear's eye (the 'o' on the ground). It had a jagged edge and I had to paint it smooth... but it's a picture that would be improved with various changes, overall. Perhaps a different flower, done with separate petals etc? Something more in keeping with the snail (stylized).

Thank you all for your comments. :-)
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