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When I close my eyes . . . by anekochan When I close my eyes . . . by anekochan
. . . I am free to be in a wild world all my own.

YOU MUST MUST MUST DOWNLOAD TO SEE FULL SIZE AND APPRECIATE ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT I PUT INTO THE DETAILS!!!

HO. LEE. POOP.

This took me sooo loooong, and I worked sooo haaaard! But, I just had to - as soon as I saw the announcement for this contest, I knew I had to enter. First of all, I LOVE James and the Giant Peach! One of the only movies I would watch as a kid, and I watched it A LOT.

Second, going away to my own little world is kind of my thing. What I mean by that is, I do it a lot, and I (as sad/ nerdy as this sounds) actually have a structured, mapped out world that I go to when I want to relax.

For this picture, I chose to depict myself closing my eyes and letting the world around me shift into the fantasy world I love so much. I included a few of my favorite elements from that world, like the cobalt/crimson trees and the little Angler-Foxes.

I might do a little bit of adjusting to this before the deadline, mostly to the lighting (oh man, is it hard to do lighting! Please have mercy on my weak attempts!).

P.S. There's a reference to one of my favorite artists in there; anyone who finds it and knows who the artist is wins a picture drawn by me of whatever their heart desires~ :heart:

Tools used were Photoshop Elements 6, and Wacom Bamboo tablet.

Lines took about seven hours ( ;A; ) colors took about, uh, ten-ish.

Stock used for reference for bedroom - [link]

Wish me luck!

Oh, and any tips or critique would be loved and appreciated! c:

EDIT: I changed the colors a little, and I stretched it a bit to make it look less smooshed/ xc
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objekt-stock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
this is awesome! i love those vibrant colors, nicely done :]
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anekochan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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kuro-heise Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is really interesting of a concept and looks like a dream =3
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anekochan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thanks! That was what I was going for~ x3
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thelovelytabb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
this looks just lovely! it reminds me a bit of my own style :D i'm working on a contest piece too, hopefully we both make it to the finals!

i especially love the bird!
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anekochan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Thank you!

Yes, hopefully we will! I can't wait to see your entry~ cx
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LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool
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anekochan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Thank you! c:
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InfernalBlossom Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, very nice. I hope mine comes out as good as this xD
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anekochan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks so much! I'm sure yours will probably be a trillion times better than mine! c:
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