Magic by PMD ()
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This is the third of a 'Childhood' trilogy that I've been working on called 'Imagine, Wonder and Magic'.
I created the background image of the fairy village (Faerieholme) a couple of years ago - I tried to create a fantasy forest by selecting aspects of 50 or so forest shots that I took - a tree here, moss there etc, and build up tons of layers (68!) to create something new. The buildings are the same stump from three angles, for example. Anyway, I always felt like it lacked something.
I've been wracking my brain trying to find a way to finish my trilogy, knowing it was a little girl and her dog (and her bike ) but not really sure how to get there - and this is what emerged over the last few days. One found the other! The bike, dog and girl are seperate manips from sxc.hu, and there is a huge amount of painting and lighting around them. Other watchful presences were also painted.
Anyway, thanks for looking, it has been a cool experiment creating these images, trying to capture something of the magic of childhood.
Hope everyone's well
Image Comments (31)
LillianaSapphire () 5:43PM | Mon, 23 April 2007
I think the problem with this image is the background is so light in contrast and the background is so rich in colour. I think the image would gell together more and flow better if you darkened the background. That's just my opinion. This is a beautiful beautiful work! You should be very proud.
kuerbote () 9:40PM | Mon, 23 April 2007
This is truly amazing! I like it so much i'd give you 10 stars but we have only 5 so that's what you get. Keep it up please!
bogwoppet () 1:29AM | Tue, 24 April 2007
I love this piece and cannot understand why more people have not commented ? The lighting and atmosphere are perfect and the child's pose, dog and bike are brilliantly done - I take my hat off to you - Bravo! + Fav
PMD () 3:42AM | Tue, 24 April 2007
Thanks so much for all the comments guys, its great to wake up and see a response to the image ;) Cheers! Phil
DennisReed () 10:57PM | Tue, 24 April 2007
Absolutely fantastic Artwork! Magical in every way! Bravo!
voytek () 12:24AM | Fri, 11 May 2007
Cool work. Nice colors. You can go in there and forget about everything.
Nosiferret () 10:42PM | Mon, 16 July 2007
I love this image!! When I saw it, I immediately said "hey! That's me!". I was that curious as a kid that little, I went everywhere I could on my bike. I would peddle for miles! Where I grew up, we had a wooded area next to us that had willowtrees and of course the rumor of ghosts and witches in there! The dog is a nice touch as I was an animal magnet, always bringing home [or sneaking home] something furry! This image has brought back warm childhood memories for me, thanks!!
LadyEmmy () 12:11PM | Thu, 03 April 2008
I wish.... I wish.... I wish I was that little girl..... These pictures are like dreams coming true. Such a masterpiece.......Stunning! Love your work! Grtz..........Emmy
Kindredsoul () 5:10PM | Thu, 10 April 2008
my gosh this image is so dreamy. Can you tell me a bit how you do this kind of work? All in Photoshop, Is that girl a photo or art picture?
nolang () 4:42PM | Mon, 24 November 2008
I love this image! How did I miss your gallery? it is fantastic!
Nyala () 2:50AM | Tue, 28 April 2009
Such a beautiful place...love to be there right now...excellent post! 5+
RachealMarie () 6:27PM | Tue, 20 April 2010
Such gorgeous colors. A beautiful scene. The fairy character in the background is a good touch. Love the atmosphere.
texboy () 12:05PM | Thu, 22 April 2010
a magical and wonderful image, Phil.... reminds me of the fairy homes built by the residents of Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine, at night, when no humans are around.... outstanding!