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Uploaded: 09/20/11 11:04 PM GMT
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I meant to keep away from contests for a while, as there are things I must do. But someone keeps suggesting Really Interesting topics! Stoppit… can't you stick to more mundane topics for a few months?? Say, until midway through January?


Work done in Photoshop CS5.

Inspiration for this entry: a diorama tutorial from the Photoshop Creative magazine (Issue 78). I didn't follow it step by step, but made use of the tips. I was going to follow it all the way through at first, just to get the gist of it, but they forgot to put their pictures on the DVD! The ones I used for this are mine, including the texture file.

Images used: two Bryce renders, one Vue render, two photos and one Paint Shop Pro composition. Some might recognize the 'fish' and the globes.

The chain and the balloon were tubes from Paint Shop Pro 7. The bear is called Bertie.


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09/20/11 11:44 PM GMT
Beautiful work.
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Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
09/21/11 12:13 AM GMT
Absolutely brilliant work "T"!!!! So bright and cheery and imaginative! Your creativity shines brightly here!! Bravo on such a fun and delightful piece of art. I love the bear in the balloon I guess it is:):)
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09/21/11 2:19 AM GMT
Totally cool and superb girl!!!! Love the design and those awesome colors!
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09/21/11 3:26 AM GMT
What a beautiful piece of well done and love its' colors and combination of whimsy and symbolism...great example of surrealism...this one should do of luck.
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In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. ~Rumi~
09/21/11 5:25 AM GMT
This is really wild and I love it! What an imagination and what a lot of work! It's plain to see that this was inspired. Good luck in this contest!
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09/21/11 10:15 AM GMT
well done ...wish i'd put a teddy in mine now.
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09/21/11 1:00 PM GMT
Wow!! Awesome! The colors. the design.....everything is totally beautiful!!!! Very well done:) Saved and faved.
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The most precious jewel you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children♥
09/22/11 2:10 AM GMT
This is a truly special piece. Good luck in the contest!
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For in and out, above, about, below, 'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show, Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, Round which we Phantom Figures come and go. From Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
09/22/11 4:03 AM GMT
Very imaginative, Tootles. Reminds me of a coral reef with some hidden treasures. Best wishes in the contest.
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09/22/11 12:32 AM GMT
Beautiful work and a splendid entry :)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust . . . . The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." ~ Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
09/22/11 8:58 PM GMT
a dropshadow on the chain would have really made this thing pop
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09/24/11 6:57 PM GMT
Such a creative work of art Tootles It reminds me of a Christmas tree with unique hanging ornaments and strung with chains of of luck in the contest with this beauty!
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09/26/11 4:26 PM GMT
A great creation and congrats on your placement in the Surreal contest.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
09/26/11 4:41 PM GMT
Congrats on your finish in the Surreal contest!
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09/26/11 4:50 PM GMT
Congratulations on your win in the contest, Tootles! A very creative piece superbly done.
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Emptiness is not nothingness. It is simply the opposite of full of it.
09/28/11 8:54 PM GMT
Different so nice Congrats on your win.

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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
10/10/11 11:26 AM GMT
(*checks face in mirror*)

Lil' red..

Thought I had commented on your piece here, as I distinctly remember when you posted it (simply put, and as I am want to say at times.. 'a standout, in and amongst the new images').

And would echo the thoughts and words above me.

Aside from the technical considerations, your image is more about evocation for me.

Strange as this may sound, or not.. get the feeling of comfort and that of being safe as a child, somewhat caught up in the fantasy world of your creation here.

Lots of things to see and investigate, all friendly creatures and a most welcoming and intriguing environment to explore.

Colour palette is great throughout. Good good composition.

Nice to see that you were rewarded in the contest for your creative efforts. Most deserving entry. :o)
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