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November 5, 2012
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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! [link]

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: [link] by ~DemoncherryStock

:xmas: The kiddo laughing his head off is Destin, son of =ivy-ashe, found here: [link] 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 ~SethMJones, found here: [link] 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: [link] 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: [link] by ~Tracie76Stock

:xmas: The adorable little elf with the lamp on the tree root is Alina, found here: [link] by ~anastasiya-landa

:xmas: The young man leaning against the fence and groaning at the antics of the younger elves is Matt, son of =ivy-ashe, found here: [link] (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!



Now the items and scenery:

:xmas: Background trees: [link] by ~AlzirrSwanheartStock

:xmas: Bark texture for tree trunk: [link] by =ftourini

:xmas: Top of tree: [link] [link] and [link] by `FantasyStock ~Axy-stock and ~vicissitude-stock

:xmas: Fence posts from: [link] by `shelldevil

:xmas: Snow textures (not the snowman): [link] [link] and [link] by *Momotte2stocks and ~anodyne-stock

:xmas: The bare footprints in the lower right-hand corner: [link] by ~daylistock

:xmas: Crate: [link] by =AreteStock

:xmas: Garland Texture Overlay: [link] 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:
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crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Congratulations on winning 2nd place in the contest!! :clap: :D
hyenacub Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Hehe thanks! Congrats for winning third! XD
crittercat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
thanks XD
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:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
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
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:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh cool, thank you! And your stocks are easy to love! : D
shelldevil Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Now thats all sorts of adorable :D
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Hehe thanks!
Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What a beautiful work ;)
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