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The Canary Fairy Tale by TOOLaree The Canary Fairy Tale by TOOLaree
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After a few comments, and some contemplation, i changed it up a bit! :D I hope you all still like it!



This piece took a lot of time and effort.. it was very tedious.. I saw the book stock and thought of old Fairy tale books, so when I found the stock photo of the girl, it all started to come together :)

I LOVE the way it turned out! very much worth the effort! and very different style for me! Kind of Art Nouveau!

The banner on the left says "Canary Fairy Tale" in Latin! (I actually looked it up!)

About 5 hours in Photoshop! very labor intensive, and I put together and warped all of the borders myself.. ;)

Female Stock: :iconcrushedovernight:
Original: [link]
Book Stock: :iconsyndroid:
Original: [link]
Flower background: :iconinspyretash-stock:
Original: [link]
Border: :icondesignersbrush:
Original: [link]
Banner: :iconpetticoatrow:
Original: [link]
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:iconaradian-dreams:
Aradian-Dreams Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Amazing job!
Its perfect :D
I always loved those fairy tale books.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) me too!!! :D thanks!
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:iconaradian-dreams:
Aradian-Dreams Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Welcome!
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:iconsaphiroko:
Saphiroko Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
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:iconletmefragyou:
letmefragyou Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice Laree, it turned out well.

The composition all works together.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! the composition was challenging, after finishing the book, I fought with the idea of how to do the border for a while.. but it felt incomplete without one...
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:iconga135:
GA135 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
awesome job, it does look like an antique!! beautiful!
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! it means a lot! :heart:
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:iconga135:
GA135 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Your welcome :) :)
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:iconpangeranberbajuputih:
pangeranberbajuputih Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this picture. The border make the picture look more attractive.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D It was an afterthought, im glad you like it too!
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:iconpangeranberbajuputih:
pangeranberbajuputih Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconaphereal:
Aphereal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
This is so wonderful!
<3
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
:heart: :)
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:iconcandarama:
candarama Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
This is great! I love the way you have put it all together definitely worth the time you spent on it!
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I agree! well worth it!
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:icontalaanita:
Talaanita Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
wow i really like it
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I like it a lot... is there any room for criticism, or no?
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Always room for criticism.. infact i sat here a few minutes ago staring at it.. Id love to hear what you have to say!
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Okay then. I really like the piece, but I am slightly distracted by what appears to be a strong dodge line on the inner seem of the book - on "our" right side (the books left side). I see what you were going for on the dodge, and I think you almost got it... but it could be a little less intense.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Any area in particular? I wanted the book to look old, and the seam to look a little faded.. any ideas on how that could be done more effectively?
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Perhaps, since the dodge is fading to white (I assumed you were creating a shine on the page) you would instead create a gradient fill of the background color over the same area to create a faded look.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I will try this! :D
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:iconxscarcrowx:
xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Nice :-)
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh wow that's so pretty. Thankyu for including my stocks in this piece.
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you for supplying them! :heart:
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:iconsmcstylus:
smcstylus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
very nice...colours and photo :)
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That looks A LOT like one of mine. :)
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really?? which one? I take that as a HUGE compliment!!! :D

:heart:
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vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh wow!!! LOL I guess that picture just SCREAMS "fairy tale"!
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my, YES!!!!
I've LOVED that photo since the day I saw it! :heart:
Of course, a lot of people already had used it but I like your work very very much (as always)
You'll notice that I'm always excited about your work ;P that's not cheap flattery, I really like everything you do! I'm your fan! hehehe... :XD:
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:icontoolaree:
TOOLaree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! yes, when I saw that the photo had won a DD and that so many people had used it, i felt a little intimidated! but I think I accomplished a very different piece!

Thank you so much for you continued support! im going to try and get some prints made up soon, and wonderful supporters like you will be able to own some of these works! :D

:hug:
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:iconartemisa-69:
artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That would be an incredible honour that of course, I'll try to reward in some way! :blowkiss: :hug:
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