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Holiday Preparations by hyenacub Holiday Preparations by hyenacub
These model stocks rocked! :rofl: They were perfect! So, we have much adorableness, some hilarity, a few hijinks, and the young man on the right, exasperated with all of the novices and their "decorating". :XD:

:xmas: This is for DamselStock's Elf contest! fav.me/d5in8vb

This was a huge BLAST to do! There are several hours' work in this picture, and I am happy at how it came out. I very slightly over-saturated the kids and items to make a warm and inviting scene against that cold purple sky....and to make it look a bit magical. Also assuming there is a bright light source just off of stage front-left. C:

So--stock credits! This pic has the most stock pics I've ever used in one picture before (19... Well, if you count the extra pics I stole a leg from to change Lexi's and Seth's positions...21!), and you guys were epic!! Any of the stock artists here may request a print-quality copy of the picture if they like, providing they use them for their own private use, and don't give or sell the file or sell prints of it. C: Just note my your email addy and I'll send it along.

So...the elf-kids.

:xmas: The climbing kid is this kid, found here: fav.me/d10zabh by DemoncherryStock

:xmas: The kiddo laughing his head off is Destin, son of ScatteredAshe, found here: ivy-ashe.deviantart.com/art/la… A special thanks to him and his mom, who shot this picture especially for me. It was their first time shooting stock, and it ROCKED!

:xmas: The boy hanging from the tree is SinisterSeth, found here: fav.me/d4jsurk by DamselStock (With leg parts from two others of Seth's elf stock shoot for the bent leg.)

:xmas: The little girl running to catch Seth in case he falls is Lexi, found here: fav.me/d1bhcwc by Falln-Stock (Also with a leg taken from another of Lexi's pics from that shoot for the bent leg.)

:xmas: The talented elf guitarist in the tree is this kiddo, found here: fav.me/d1lei4g by Tracie76Stock

:xmas: The adorable little elf with the lamp on the tree root is Alina, found here: fav.me/d59s9v9 by anastasiya-landa

:xmas: The young man leaning against the fence and groaning at the antics of the younger elves is Matt, son of ScatteredAshe, found here: ivy-ashe.deviantart.com/art/Ag… (Also a special thanks to them, as this shot was also done especially for this picture. Thanks, guys!)

Thanks to all these photographers and models--they were freaking awesome! And make great elves, too. XD Of course I have drawn various hats and elf shoes on them...can't run around the North Pole without those!

:dalove:

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Now the items and scenery:

:xmas: Background trees: fav.me/d1uhbnv by AlzirrSwanheartStock

:xmas: Bark texture for tree trunk: fav.me/d3l69hz by ftourini

:xmas: Top of tree: fav.me/d16ojlf fav.me/dnvq4v and fav.me/dv4z1u by FantasyStock Axy-stock and vicissitude-stock

:xmas: Fence posts from: fav.me/d4fhm0r by shelldevil

:xmas: Snow textures (not the snowman): momotte2stocks.deviantart.com/… fav.me/d2un98 and momotte2stocks.deviantart.com/… by Momotte2stocks and anodyne-stock

:xmas: The bare footprints in the lower right-hand corner: fav.me/d1zjvuc by daylistock

:xmas: Crate: fav.me/d2xke8t by AreteStock

:xmas: Garland Texture Overlay: fav.me/d1806rm by MoonstruckStock

:xmas: Other decorations in the crate are my pics.

Thanks, guys! Your stuff really gave my picture the touch of realism! :dalove:

:holly: :holly: I THINK that is everyone... If someone happens to notice a reference I missed, PLEASE point it out to me!: :holly: :holly:



I have added this as #78 (WOrking Hard)  on my 100 Theme Challenge:  fav.me/d3xfor8
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crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Congratulations on winning 2nd place in the contest!! :clap: :D
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thanks! Congrats for winning third! XD
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crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
thanks XD
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tinca2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning artwork and sooo sweet :wow: I love ut very much :heart:

I hope you win in the contest :love:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! It was a lot of fun to work with and the kids are just freaking adorable. LOL And I was lucky to get these perfect poses!

Thanks for the well wishes! XD
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hello dear !! your lovely work is in my journal :[link]

Thank you so much for loving my stocks ! :dance:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool, thank you! And your stocks are easy to love! : D
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Now thats all sorts of adorable :D
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thanks!
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What a beautiful work ;)
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you! C: C: C: It was fun.
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Gala3d Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:grin: Thanks!
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh - and I featured in my journal [link] :happybounce:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! : D
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: Fantastic! Couldn't help but smile as soon as I saw this...and no, not just because my boys are there =D

Great job, I'm glad we could help you out with the stock! Good luck in the contest!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it made you smile...it was such a fun picture to make, LOL Your boys *were* good, too. Thanks for the luck! Now I get to wait a million years to find out XD
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SeerOfEndor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing :clap: Great work! :iconcheerplz:
You should at the very least win a prize for the entry using the most stock photos! I doubt anyone will top 19 :iconwinkemoteplz:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Thank you very much! XD
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, please send us the full size copy :D My stock email is listed in my dA ID on my profile page.
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Done! : D
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG That's hilarious! Poor Seth, at least someone's trying to catch him, though he may squish her. The elf trainer is definitely disgusted... I wonder what Santa would think of this predicament.

Thanks for entering, this is adorable! I hope you'll enter again... I'd like to see your mom as an elf & Seth in the same piece :P
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :XD: I know, those lights pics were perfect to string him up with. And the boy who posed as the trainer gave me a perfect facial expression!

Santa would be amused, I think. He IS a jolly old elf, after all!

You know, I did have another one in mind with my mom and Seth. XD
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