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    Quote Originally Posted by ikken View Post
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    I can clearly see one of Audrey Kawasaki's girls judging him through Miranda's eyes by some strange reason
    That's no innocent fairy poses not my type at all.


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    well Helen, perhaps you should start looking at Brian Froud's artwork?

    And you know there really is no way around it - you might have to learn to actually draw and paint, because otherwise there's only this sort of horrid kitschy paintover/photomanip stuff that just burn the eyes!

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    Can't recommend Frouds work enough. Especially the timeless "Faeries"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faeries

    There are photo-realistic images of girls depicted as Faeries which are
    done in a hauntingly beautiful, yet innocent way. Do look it up. It's
    a great book for anyone remotely interested in fantasy art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Can't recommend Frouds work enough. Especially the timeless "Faeries"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faeries

    There are photo-realistic images of girls depicted as Faeries which are
    done in a hauntingly beautiful, yet innocent way. Do look it up. It's
    a great book for anyone remotely interested in fantasy art.
    And bear in mind almost half of 'Faeries' is illustrated by Alan Lee, who also created concept art for 'The Lord of the Rings'. Lees delicate pencil work and watercolours are a perfect compliment to Brian's work. 'Faeries' is often remembered as Froud's, but both Lee and Froud's wife Wendy contributed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aly Fell View Post
    And bear in mind almost half of 'Faeries' is illustrated by Alan Lee, who also created concept art for 'The Lord of the Rings'. Lees delicate pencil work and watercolours are a perfect compliment to Brian's work. 'Faeries' is often remembered as Froud's, but both Lee and Froud's wife Wendy contributed.
    Yes you are right Aly, I meant to include that in my post.

    In fact, my favourite illustrations in the book are Lee's, such as the
    Pookah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikken View Post
    I'm afraid it's not the guy to blame, if he's copying that stuff from pictures provided by clients (which I'm fairyly sure he does).
    or maybe overhearing a couple of 12 years old grlz chatting casually stabbed my faith in humanity too brutally recently, idk.
    Reading the site it says the parents choose their favorite come-hither pose from his site and send him a picture of their baby so the blame lies with everyone. Plus, this is the worst thing on earth.

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    I probably shouldn't say this, helen100, but I will, because I lack tact. What you're aiming for is cookie-cutter work. If you've found the sites to use as an inexperienced amateur, the bubble has burst, and savvy parents can do this on their own at home. Don't waste your time on shortcuts. Learn an original skill.

    Make or hire the costumes and photograph children, or learn how to draw/paint so that what you produce is original and unique. What you have found is a techno version of those old books where you cut out the costumes and dress up paper dolls.

    Don't waste your time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtonw View Post
    Plus, this is the worst thing on earth.
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    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    And don't knock hideous fairy photoshops until you've tried it.

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    i am ready to charge for my services

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtonw View Post
    Plus, this is the worst thing on earth.
    "Escape Through the Crack" omg that title, is it real
    might explain weird facial expressions of kids on his stunning masterpieces

    needless to say I'm preordering already, cuz you know, his succuss depends on it too.

    from his fb:
    "I am a children's audio/video eBook writer/illustrator/publisher and fantasy portrait sketch artist."
    he forgot to add "art director", "art business owner" and "creative entrepreneur" on that list imo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtonw View Post
    And don't knock hideous fairy photoshops until you've tried it.

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    i am ready to charge for my services

    this is incredible, you've just painted my dreams, all of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtonw View Post
    Plus, this is the worst thing on earth.
    Good god, that was like audio child porn. I think I might have to turn myself into the cops now.

    Edit: Oh lordy, I explored his website even further. Anyone catch the mermaid poses yet?
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    Fantasy Art & Fairies how

    GHAH!
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
    -John Huston, Director

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